Category: Poker News

New York pushes forward with online poker bill

February 19, 2019

A second online poker bill is making its way to the State Assembly An online poker bill introduced to New York legislators in January now has some company. A second bill, introduced earlier this month, has made its way to the State Assembly and, except for one key point, closely mirrors the previous iteration. Assembly […]

More poker pros speak out against PokerStars’ reductions

February 18, 2019

The boycott gathers a little strength Last week, PokerStars announced that it was reducing the rewards that it offered for certain types of tournaments. There was almost an immediate backlash following the announcement, with several players suggesting that a boycott might be in order. Some poker players have now heeded the call, announcing that they […]

Stephen Chidwick wins 3rd US Poker Open event

February 15, 2019

The British poker pro continues to excel Nine trips, three titles. Stephen Chidwick has won yet another US Poker Open event, taking down the $10,000 NLHE tournament yesterday and adding another $216,000 to his bankroll. In typical Chidwick style, the winning hand came down to a sick cooler, and the British poker pro showed once […]

Players unhappy as PokerStars lowers rewards

February 14, 2019

The poker site is reducing rewards on certain tournaments Starting tomorrow, players on PokerStars will have less of a reason to enjoy the site. Changes are coming to the loyalty program offered by the site, including a major reduction in the points that are earned for participating in scheduled tournaments. Currently, 100 reward points are […]

Poker and crypto continue to merge

February 13, 2019

Poker and crypto become more popular all the time Cryptocurrencies and poker have always seemed to be a good match. As crypto continues to evolve, it is finding more favor among poker players and has seen exponential growth in the past two years. Despite having been first described a decade ago, digital currency has only […]

Kentucky online poker legislation sees light

February 12, 2019

HB 175 looks to legalize both online poker and sports gambling Kentucky is one of the many states in the U.S. that currently has no casino presence. The state has a history of being anti-gambling, but, as the entire sentiment of the U.S. is evolving, it is finally prepared to take its first step. A […]

Poker pros call out Adelson for role in DOJ Wire Act opinion

February 11, 2019

Many are calling for a boycott against Sands properties There is an increasing belief that Sheldon Adelson may have played a role in the recent decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reverse its position on the Federal Wire Act. It certainly wouldn’t be surprising, given Adelson’s extremely deep pockets and his publicly-acknowledged disdain […]

Jamie Kerstettser, Bill Perkins in the latest prop bet

February 8, 2019

The poker pro has to go vegan for a year to win $10K There have been some interesting prop bets in the poker world the past couple of years, from having to walk from California to Las Vegas, to staying locked in a dark bathroom for 30 days. The latest comes via someone who loves […]

Joseph Stiers, Caesars settle over 2017 WSOP disqualification

February 7, 2019

The poker pro was kicked out of the 2017 Main Event over a dispute with Caesars In 2017, Joseph Stiers was enjoying a solid run at the 2017 WSOP Main Event when he was suddenly ejected from the game. He was forced to give up the $10,000 buy-in and lost his stack of 630,000 chips, […]

With the drop of a gavel, Phil Ivey lost $10M

February 6, 2019

A judge sides with the Borgata in the ongoing legal dispute The saga of Phil Ivey’s fight over $10 million with the Borgata Casino could be reaching its final chapter. A U.S. District Court Judge has agreed with the Borgata and has given its approval to docket a $10.16-million judgment against the poker great in […]

Jeff Gross resigns quits Team PokerStars

February 5, 2019

The CardsChat ambassador and Twitch streamer quits after less than two years Jeff Gross has left Team PokerStars. The poker pro and Twitch streamer, as well as CardsChat ambassador, pulled the plug on the partnership after less than two years, posting a video on YouTube to bid his former teammates farewell. The breakup was apparently […]

Football pro turned poker pro watches his team take the Super Bowl

February 4, 2019

Richard Seymour made a name for himself on the gridiron before taking to the felt Richard Seymour is a seven-time Pro Bowler for the NFL that switched gears in 2012 and brought his competitive spirit to the poker tables. He has already racked up more than $530,000 in live cashes, including a third-place finish at […]

Micah Raskin pleads guilty to federal drug charges

February 1, 2019

The once-great poker pro will spend time behind bars In the spring of last year, poker pro Micah Raskin was busted for running a drug ring out of his New York home. He was accused of trafficking more than 350 pounds of marijuana as part of an interstate operation that reached at least three other […]

Online poker in NY could be delayed after recent study

January 31, 2019

Concerns over addiction are giving pause to online poker legislation New York has been making great progress on allowing all types of new gambling activity in the state. Sports gambling was legalized just a couple of days ago and online poker was almost a definite bet. However, legislation to approve the activity is going to […]

Hellmuth back in the saddle, wins heads-up event

January 30, 2019

The poker brat wins his first title since July of last year Phil Hellmuth hasn’t been as active on the poker tournament circuits lately, except for the WSOP. Of course, win you earn 15 WSOP bracelets and set a world record, you can afford to take a little more time off. After a few ups […]

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