Poker News

Amaya-PS Insider Trading Suspect Pleads Guilty

John David Rothstein settled the case wtih the Ontario Securities Comission.

Is Online Poker in Danger in the US Too?

As Australia's Parliament is taking a vote on the fate of online poker in their country, a similar piece of legislation resurfaced in the United States.

Phil Ivey Closes Down His "Ivey League" School

 The 40-year-old poker star started his training site in 2012. After over four years of running the poker school is closing down on May 1st.

Exploring Nuances of the Exciting World of Online Casinos

There are several types of online games that you can play but the overwhelming popularity of online casino games outshine others, beyond doubt. The online casino sites are accessed and used by billions of casino game lovers from all parts of the globe. As it is, online casino slots can be exciting and at times, addictive. However, you need to know the nuances of playing such web-based games and then you will not have any bad experience.

Season 5 of Poker Night in America Just Launched

The first episode featured Shaun Deeb, Matt Glantz, Maria Ho and Jennifer Tilly, among others.

Maurice Hawkins Wins a Record 10th WSOPC Title

 The American cardplayer won the Horseshoe Council Bluff Main Event in Iowa, his 10th WSOP Circuit event where he finished first.  

Neymar and the Two Ronaldos "Fired" from PS

PokerStars has decided to cut ties with their Team Sports Stars ambassadors - the line-up featured such renowned athletes as footballer Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo Luis Nazario and tennis player Rafael Nadal.

UK Poker Scene Update

Online poker has had something of a dream run for the last fifteen years or so, during which time players have become mainstream celebrities and it seemed that everyone you met was playing the game in some form or another. The precise numbers are hard to ascertain, but it’s thought that around 4% of the UK adult population have at one time or another played online poker for real money, which equates to more than 2.5 million people.

Another Win for AI Over Humans in Poker

Back in January, a team of four poker pros lost decisively to poker playing GAI software named Libratus. That program was developed by Prof. Toumas Sandholm and Noam Brown from Carnegie Mellon University, who put an improved version of Libratus to the test against six Chinese players this time.

48th WSOP Schedule and More

The most prestigious poker championship series, The World Series of Poker is just around the corner. The 48th installment starts on May 30th with 74 bracelets to be rewarded until July 17th. The official schedule has been released for a long time now, but there's still plenty of poker left to play in Vegas during those 7 weeks besides the 74 events. Belgian tournament pro Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert put together a list of other tourneys to look for while the WSOP is underway in Las Vegas, NV.

Why Do You Think More Rake is Better? Polk's #RakeIt Contest

Doug Polk is still hung up on Negreanu's notorious comment about more rake being better. He's host contest with Joe Ingram to see who can come up with the funniest ways to argue on the side of Negreanu.


Durrrr-Spotting in Macau

 Tom Dwan has been absent from the live poker scene in the past few years. But last month, after three years, he finished in the money at a major tournament.

Steve O'Dwyer Wins Macau Super High Roller with a Mango

Steve O'Dwyer was given a mango as a lucky charm early in the tournament by fellow poker player Yan Li, and it seems to have worked: O'Dwyer won HK$8,460,803 after beating Fedor Holz heads-up for the first prize.

Good News from Sweden, Update from Australia

Swedish government report suggests foreign operators should be able apply for licenses. Meanwhile, in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia decides on the fate of online poker on May 9th.

Tony G and Gus Hansen Added to the Celebrity Cash Kings Line-up

 The event weren't lacking big names before either: Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Jesper Hougaard, Ronny Kaiser and Niki Jedlicka are joined by the Lithuanian and the Danish card player at the cash game event.

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