Is the New York Online Poker Market Opening Soon?

New York can become the fourth state to legalize regulated online poker in the United States after Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. 

Mike Dentale’s Feud With Cate Hall Turns Into a Heads-up Match

 Dentale’s feud with GPI Female Player of the Year winner Hall started in December, after Hall made a questionable decision at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event and Dentale strongly criticized her for it publicly much to Hall’s dislike. The brawl intensified to the point where Hall challenged Dentale to a heads-up game which he accepted – the match-up is due to go down in March. 

An Asian Poker Network Is No.2 in Player Traffic

 Is an Asian online poker boom coming? IDNPoker allows only players from Asia on their sites yet they took over the No.2 spot on PokerScout’s player traffic ranking. 

Phil Ivey’s Edge Sorting Case Before the UK High Court Again

 Back in 2012, Ivey won £7.7 million at the Crockfords Casino in London playing punto banco, a form of baccarat but the house refused to pay him, and rather refunded his £1million stake because they discovered the poker pro used edge sorting techniques. He lost his case in the UK against the casino in 2014, and as we reported it, he also lost the appeal in November but he decided to appeal again, to the UK High Court this time. Now, the British Supreme Court decided to hear Ivey’s case again.

Jason Mercier Accuses Fernando Rosas of Cheating at OFC Poker

 A scandal erupted on the 2+2 Forum: Fernando “relaxursoul” Rosas started a thread with the title “Jason Mercier spreads unfounded cheating accusations”, where he complains that Mercier falsely alleges he’s winning big at online high stakes Open-face Chinese Poker (OFC) because of software manipulation.

Reasons Why Playing Online Poker Has Gained Immense Popularity

 Gambling games have been quite popular since old times. Among the different kinds of gambling games, poker needs a special mention.


American Poker Awards Winners Announced

The Oscars weren’t the only award ceremony this weekend, the 3rd annual GPI American Poker Awards honored their winners in Los Angeles last Friday. 

Super High Roller Bowl 2017 – 20 More Players Confirmed

The Aria Casino in Las Vegas, NV announced last month that this year’s Super High Roller Bowl will be held May 28st-31st. The third installment’s buy-in is $300,000. 

Unibet Open London Starts Today

 The event will feature star players like Unibet ambassador Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Will Kassouf and Griffin Benger. The venue is the Grosvenor Casino in London, better known as “the Vic”, from February 23th to 26th.

Tennis Legend Boris Becker at High Stakes Cash Game Table

The six-time Grand Slam winner is no fish at the poker table, he won a €214,000 pot. Meanwhile, we saw a royal flush in Sam Trickett’s hand at an Omaha hold’em table.

Dan Colman Wins Triton SHR Manila 6-Max

The Manila stop of the HK$250,000 buy-in Triton Super Series was held on February 17th. 43 people registered for the prestigious high roller’s 6-max tournament which set the prize pool at HK$10,113,600.

Digression: Betting on Trump Impeachment

This week, Card Player Magazine published an article about the president of the United States, Donald Trump having “a little worse than even odds” to be impeached.

New Type of Poker Game is In Development

 PokerStars has finished Alpha testing a new kind of poker game called “Power Up”. Very little is known about the project, but the teaser video looks very similar to HoldemX developed by Global Poker League.

Brian Rast on Winning a $3 Million Pot

Brian “tsarrast” Rast recently appeared on the Poker Stories Podcast and told his story about the biggest pot he’s ever won, $3 million against an unnamed Asian player at a cash game table at the Aria Casino, Las Vegas. 

How Dan Bilzerian Plays High Stakes Heads-up

Recently Bilzerian – who’s more known for the pictures of his outlandish lifestyle he posts on social media than for his poker ability – decided to livestream himself playing NLHE heads-up in the high stakes section of Americas Cardroom. Doug “WCGRider” Polk provided commentary for the game.

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