Benger, Pons: From Online Qualifiers to WSOP ME Final Table

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The 2016 WSOP Main Event final table was formed earlier this week, with nine players now eyeing an $8 million first-place payout. Spain’s Fernando Pons and Canada’s Griffin Benger are both in contention for this massive prize, and what’s amazing is that they both qualified for the Main Event for less than $200. You can Read more…

888poker Promotions take advantage of PokerStars Strike

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

As you may have heard, over 2,500 players went on strike at PokerStars because they’re so unhappy about changes made to the VIP program. Specifically, the Supernova Elite (highest) level has been eliminated while there’ll no longer be benefits offered to mid and high stakes players. It was expected that there’d be opportunists during the Read more…

Antonio Esfandiari cheated in Mafia-run Poker Game

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Many movies and TV shows have portrayed people being cheated in mafia-run poker games. But does this really happen any more? Yes, according to famed poker pro Antonio Esfandiari, and he himself was victimized in one of these games. “The Magician” revealed this in a recent Ask Me Anything (AMA) session at Reddit, where he Read more…

Poker’s likely Marriage with eSports

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

For a time, online poker was the hottest form of iGaming, attracting millions of people around the globe who wanted to make a fortune through the game. Unfortunately, the boom period is long over with, and the poker world is looking for a way to make the online version more relevant. The most-likely answer looks Read more…

PokerStars looking to Video Gaming for Growth

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Amaya Gaming, owner of PokerStars, had a rough third quarter by their standards. And because of this, they could earn 14% less than they projected for all of 2015. But don’t count on Amaya worrying too much about this because they’re already planning their next big move. In fact, the Canadian company is now working Read more…

Juanda, Harman voted into 2015 Poker Hall of Fame Class

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The 2015 Poker Hall of Fame votes are in, and John Juanda and Jennifer Harman will be this year’s inductees. Both players were among 10 nominees according to fan votes, then they were picked by a 39-person panel of living HOF members. Juanda and Harman are both very deserving members, given all they’ve accomplished in Read more…

Angry Theo Jorgensen leaves 2015 WSOP Europe

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Theo Jorgensen hasn’t cashed in a World Series of Poker event in 5 years, and it looks like it will be at least another year since he left the 2015 WSOP Europe pretty angry. Specifically, the Danish poker pro is not happy with how the Berlin-based event was run or the restrictive rules. Despite having Read more…

DraftDay Employees may have Unfairly won $6 million

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

There have been voices growing in the online poker community over the fact that daily fantasy sports (DFS) operate legally throughout 45 of the 50 U.S. states. The problem is that there’s little to distinguish online poker and DFS, given that they’re both skill-based betting activities. But DFS’s reign in the unregulated iGaming market could Read more…

College Athletes Face 1 Year Ban for Fantasy Sports

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

There’s been a lot of controversy over daily fantasy sports (DFS) lately, given that it’s legal in an American market that doesn’t regulate most forms of online gaming. But it appears that some organizations are beginning to take notice of DFS, including the NCAA. From now on, any college athlete who’s caught playing DFS will Read more…

New Full Tilt Poker VIP Program unveiled

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Full Tilt Poker is completely set on revitalizing their site in hopes of attracting and keeping more recreational players. And their latest move to make this happen involves changing the VIP program and rolling out the Players Club. The Players Club is Full Tilt’s effort to get amateur players more involved who might not otherwise Read more…


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