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What are some of the hottest headlines in the world of poker? Here you will find all the latest juicy stories along with other important news and tournament results. A must read for the poker enthusiast with articles published throughout the day.

Baazov Still Says He Wants to Buy Amaya Despite Primary Backer Disinterest

Amaya Inc's (AYA.TO) former chief executive David Baazov said he still plans to buy the online gambling firm despite one of his apparent backers saying it had no involvement in the C$3.65 billion ($2.7 billion) bid.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/24/2016

First Ever Costa Rica Hurricane: Disruptions to Sportsbooks Possible Thanksgiving Day

Hurricane Otto reaches Category 2 strength and makes landfall just above the Costa Rica, Nicaragua border.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/24/2016

How This Town Became a Hub for Poker and Porn

How This Town Became a Hub for Poker and Porn

This town lost a countless number of jobs, was in need of a new industry and in recent years got one………. porn and poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/23/2016

Huffington Post: The Poker Player Who Wants to Save the World

The Poker Player Who Wants to Save the World

This week, the Huffington Post interviews one of poker’s top female players, someone they describe as a “palpable aura of charisma and self-assurance with a sense of genuine niceness”. 

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/22/2016

PokerStars Could Make Australia the Latest in Growing List of Restricted Jurisdictions

Australian Poker Players Could Soon be Prohibited From Playing at PokerStars

PokerStars parent company had already stopped sponsoring Aussie Millions tournament

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/21/2016

Brazil Senate to Vote on Bill That Would Legalize Online Gambling

The Brazil Senate is set to vote December 7 on the legalization of Internet Gambling in South America’s largest nation.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/18/2016

Internet Gambling Prohibition RAWA Could be Inserted in Spending Bill

Internet Gambling Prohibition RAWA Could be Inserted in Spending Bill

Casino magnate and GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson has been pushing for online gambling prohibition for the last few years and now he may have an opportunity to get legislation passed

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/17/2016

All You Can Eat Thanksgiving Day Bonus at Americas Cardroom Online Poker Site

Stuff your bankroll this Thanksgiving Weekend on Americas Cardroom!  From November 24th to November 27th, Americas Cardroom is running a 4-part All You Can Eat Bonus promotion!

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/17/2016

President Trump Good or Bad for Online Poker?

President Trump Good or Bad for Online Poker?

The TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum conducted a survey asking its members to vote on whether newly elected US President Donald Trump will be good or bad for legalized online poker in America. 

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/17/2016

How to Negotiate Like a Poker Player

Entrepreneur 360™ features a great piece on how to negotiate business like a poker player.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/16/2016

PokerStars Expected 2017 VIP Changes

PokerStars Expected 2017 VIP Changes

Poker media outlets have begun publishing the anticipated PokerStars changes to its VIP program and it appears they will continue to polarize high stakes players

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/15/2016

PA Sobering Fiscal News as Legalized Online Gambling Remains on Back Burner

Pennsylvania state government received sobering fiscal news Tuesday, as the Legislature’s independent budget analyst projected more big deficits are looming, including a shortfall this year.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/15/2016

Brian Hastings is Just Like Hillary ... So He Says

Brian Hastings is Just Like Hillary ... So He Says

Big name poker pro in recent days has compared his multi-accounting scandal from last year to that of losing Democratic US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email private server controversy. 

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/14/2016

Former Amaya CEO Accused of Insider Trading Wants to Buy Company Back

Amaya Inc's (AYA.TO) former chief executive, David Baazov, has offered to buy the Canadian online gambling company in a deal valued at about C$3.48 billion ($2.56 billion).

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/14/2016

'Bridesmaids' Star Chris O'Dowd Latest Actor to Join ‘Molly’s Game’ Cast

Chris O’Dowd has been confirmed among the latest cast members of the upcoming poker flick Molly’s Game.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/13/2016

Sands Bethlehem Plans $90 Million Expansion, to Include Larger Poker Room

Sands Bethlehem Plans $90 Million Expansion, to Include Larger Poker Room

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is planning a massive $90 million expansion that will included added restaurants, slot machines and a much larger poker room.  

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/13/2016

Borgata Wants Phil Ivey to Pay Back $15 Million

Borgata Wants Phil Ivey to Pay Back $15 Million

Borgata legal counsel wants poker pro Phil Ivey and his casino companion Cheung Yin Sun to pay back $15 million, claiming that they violated the New Jersey Casino Control Act.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/13/2016

Poker Pro Doyle Brunson Happy for a Trump Win but ‘Scared’: Wins $300K State Bets

Poker Pro Doyle Brunson Happy for a Trump Win but ‘Scared’: Wins $300K State Bets

Texas Dolly had reservations about Trump but could never bring himself to support Hillary Clinton

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/11/2016

Triton Super High Roller Series Winner Gets Over $2 Million: Wai Kin Yong Wins

Nosebleed action in the Philippines this week resulted in Wai Kin Yong winning a cool $2 million and some change at the Triton Super High Roller Series HK$500,000 Main Event held in Manila.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/11/2016

Trump Presidency Not Good for US Online Poker Industry Site Claims

Trump Presidency Not Good for US Online Poker Industry Site Claims

There’s a very real chance that US President-Elect Donald Trump could affect the arc of online gambling in the U.S., and likely not in a good way, writes one industry reporter

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/10/2016

Americas Cardroom Introduces Sit & Go 2.0: New Evolution in Online Poker

Americas Cardroom Introduces Sit & Go 2.0: New Evolution in Online Poker

Americas Cardroom will soon be introducing Sit & Go 2.0, described as the next evolution of poker!

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/10/2016

Phil Ivey an ‘Honest’ Cheater’?

Phil Ivey an ‘Honest’ Cheater’?

A high court in London may have denied poker pro Phil Ivey his appeal to recover “winnings” in the amount of $9.6 million after Genting Casino claims he cheated, but at least the court concluded that Ivey was an “honest cheater”.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2016

Phil Ivey Loses Appeal Against London Casino Over £7.7m Winnings

Phil Ivey Loses Appeal Against London Casino Over £7.7m Winnings

Poker pro Phil Ivey will be unable to collect on his over £7.7m in winnings after losing his appeal in a high profile “edge-sorting” case

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/03/2016

PA Online Poker Not Happening This Year

PA Online Poker Not Happening This Year

The Pennsylvania Senate has placed online poker legislation on hold and its likelihood of getting anywhere this legislative session seem close to zero.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/03/2016

One Time Nail Salon Owner Wins 2016 WSOP Main Event and Over $8 Million

One Time Nail Salon Owner Wins 2016 WSOP Main Event and Over $8 Million

Former nail salon owner and failed professional baccarat player Qui Nguyen (Kwee Win) has won the World Series of Poker Main Event after the longest heads-up matchup in tournament history.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/02/2016

WSOP Circuit Champ Pleads Guilty in Bogus Debt Collection Scheme

WSOP Circuit Champ Pleads Guilty in Bogus Debt Collection Scheme

The winner of two World Series of Poker circuit tournaments has plead guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy for his involvement in an elaborate $31 million bogus debt collection scheme.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/01/2016

World Series of Poker Final to Award $8 million This Week

World Series of Poker Final to Award $8 million This Week

There is another World Series that has people excited with an $8 million prize at stake.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/31/2016

Black Market Smartphones Turning Live Poker Cheats “Superusers"?

Black Market Smartphones Turning Live Poker Cheats “Superusers"?

A uniquely developed smartphone has reportedly turned up on the black market that is designed to help live poker players view their opponents hole cards and essentially turn them into “superusers”.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/28/2016

Black Market Smartphones Turning Live Poker Cheats “Superusers"?

A uniquely developed smartphone has reportedly turned up on the black market that is designed to help live poker players view their opponents hole cards and essentially turn them into “superusers”.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/28/2016

PA Web Poker Bill Passes in House

PA Web Poker Bill Passes in House

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives adjourned Thursday after a busy pre-election legislative agenda that included passing a bill that would allow casino-style gambling in Pennsylvania to expand to the internet

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/27/2016

Breaking News

No Deposit Slots Bonus Offers All The Rage in Cut Throat Online Casino Biz

No Deposit Slots Bonus Offers All The Rage in Cut Throat Online Casino Biz

The online casino sector is becoming more competitive thanks to advances in technology. 

Bitcoin Worth More Than Ever, But Losing Clout

Bitcoin Worth More Than Ever, But Losing Clout

This past week, the anonymous digital currency Bitcoin hit a milestone by passing the $2000 mark in trading.