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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.

MyBet Shuts Down Online Poker Business

Malta-based MyBet has announced the abrupt closure of its online poker business as a result of its efforts to focus on improved betting and casino games.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/27/2016

Chris Ferguson Makes Final Table but Falls Short: Continues to Draw Condemnation

Australian Martin Kozlov poker pro collected $665,709 top prize in Event #39 but it was another figure at the final table that drew most of the attention. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/26/2016

PA House Supports Online Gambling, Just Not in Bars: Vote Expected Thursday

In a scramble to find cash just days from the state budget deadline, the Pennsylvania House backed a measure Wednesday to expand legalized gambling to the internet and airports, but rejected a more sweeping expansion of casino-style gambling to bars.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/23/2016

2016 Punta Cana Poker Classic Schedule Released

Gambling911.com has obtained a copy of the 2016 Punta Cana Poker Classic schedule that kicks off Tuesday October 25th with what should be an amazing Welcome Cocktail session.  The schedule appears below and we highly recommend attending this event.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/22/2016

‘Ballers’ Star Donovan Carter Hosts $50,000 Invitational Blackjack Tournament

Ballers” star Donovan Carter hosted a $50,000 Invitational Blackjack Tournament last weekend at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/22/2016

Poker Pro, Alleged Ponzi Schemer Chris Ferguson Gets Full Wrath of Poker Community at WSOP

Gambling911.com has reported on how poker pro and alleged ponzi schemer Chris Ferguson has reemerged after a five year absence to take part in this year’s World Series of Poker, much to the dismay of most everybody in the poker community.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/19/2016

Choose Your Poker Paradise With WSOP PCPC Satellites Every Sunday

What’s your ideal poker vacation? If you’re like a lot of people, you dream of winning the World Series of Poker Main Event, claiming millions in prize money, and donning that coveted gold bracelet.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/17/2016

Negreanu Lashes Out at Chris Ferguson: ‘Now He Kinda Weaselly Comes Back (to WSOP)’

Some folks – maybe most folks – aren’t too thrilled with the notion that five time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chris “Jesus” Ferguson has returned to the WSOP after five years of silence….and he remains silent.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/16/2016

Drunken Vanessa Selbst Stands to Lose Millions From WSOP Side Bet

Poker pros often will make side bets while playing in tournaments, some bigger than others and some….well….bolder than others.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/16/2016

PA House May Reconsider Internet Gambling Legislation

Pennsylvania House Republicans are counting votes to see whether there is enough support to revive legislation to expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2016

Fox News Correspondent Rick Leventhal Ties Knot With Poker Pro Beth Shak

Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal has tied the knot with Beth Shak after meeting just four months ago.  They eloped in a midnight Vegas wedding last week.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2016

New York Senate Approves Online Poker in State

Legalized online poker in the state of New York has taken a giant step forward with the state Senate approving bill 53 at 7:30 pm Tuesday. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2016

Albany GA Bookies Follow Local Gambling Case With Interest

Albany GA Bookies Follow Local Gambling Case With Interest

A high profile Albany Georgia illegal gambling case has many local bookies cringing.  Criminal charges against Albany businessman Bob Brooks are being sought.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2016

High Five Tournament Series Sees Total Prize Pools Top $1 Million

They came for the $942,000 in guaranteed prize money, but what they got was access to tournament prize pools that exceeded expectations. Americas Cardroom’s most recent High Five Tournament Series featured total prize pools worth $1,012,475

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2016

Own Your Own White Label Bitcoin Poker Site with PremierPerHead.com

If you are an independent sports bookmaker trying to build a year round business with multiple stream of revenue, then you best course of action is to find a Pay Per Head site that can provide you with the best online gambling software to handle a number of different Internet betting applications.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/10/2016

Jiri Horak a Millionaire for 10 Seconds: Friends Thought He Won WSOP Colossus II Event

Czech poker player Jiri Horak did not win the WSOP Colossus II event in 2016 and the million dollars that came with that victory.  Just don’t tell that to his friends.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/09/2016

High Five Blooms to $942K in Guaranteed Prize Money With $420K Main Event (Underway)

Poker players looking to take their game higher might want to park their chips at Americas Cardroom this June. The US-facing online poker site today announced the next High Five, a 5-day online poker series slated to get underway on June 8th.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/09/2016

Michigan Internet Poker Bill Advances Despite Spousegate Scandal

A measure to legalize online poker in the state of Michigan has moved forward with an 8-1 vote in the Regulatory Reform Committee but obstacles and time stand in the way of its ultimate passage.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/08/2016

‘Foot Fetish’ Poker Pro David Williams Goes All-In With ‘MasterChef’ Pig’s Feet Treat

Poker player David Williams, known by long time Gambling911.com readers as the man who appeared in a foot fetish porn with a MILF (Mother’s I’d Like to F***), has now moved his talents from the bedroom to the kitchen.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/07/2016

Poker Pro Tied to Full Tilt Poker Ponzi Scheme Re-emerges at WSOP

Disgraced poker pro Chris “Jesus” Ferguson has made his first public appearance since being implicated as part of a ponzi scheme tied to Full Tilt Poker.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2016

WSOP Main Event Will Resume in October, Not November: Hello October Octet?

WSOP Main Event Will Resume in October, Not November: Hello October Octet?

Gambling911.com sits down with the WSOP official spokesperson to get the full scoop.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/03/2016

Daniel Negreanu Documentary ‘Kid Poker’ Now Airing on Netflix

Fans of poker can rejoice with the Daniel Negreanu feature-length documentary “Kid Poker” now airing on Netflix. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/02/2016

WSOP 2016 Kicks Off: Colossus II Highlights First Weekend

The 47th annual World Series of Poker begins today, as the doors of the Rio Convention Center open to poker players for cash games and satellites. The first of this year’s 69 bracelet events begins Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/01/2016

Poker Game Robbed by Man in Horse Mask

Police are on the lookout for an armed robber who donned a horse mask while holding up a Boulder, Colorado card game.

Submitted by Guest on, May/31/2016

Choose your poker paradise with WSOP PCPC Satellites every Sunday

WSOP PCPC Poker Satellites every Sunday

What’s your ideal poker vacation? If you’re like a lot of people, you dream of winning the World Series of Poker Main Event, claiming millions in prize money, and donning that coveted gold bracelet.

Submitted by Payton on, May/31/2016

Seminole Gaming Debuts Power Bank, Self-Pay Jackpot

Seminole Gaming Debuts Power Bank, Self-Pay Jackpot

Seminole Gaming recently introduced Power Bank and Self-Pay Jackpot at all of its casino properties.  Created by Scientific Games, Power Bank is a new and enhanced way to play slots.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/26/2016

Online Poker Bill in Pennsylvania Fails

Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives.

Submitted by Guest on, May/24/2016

Soulja Boy's '$400 Million' Deal With Online Poker Group More Smoke and Mirrors?

Last week, Gambling911.com brought you the story of a new celebrity-endorsed online poker Tribal venture out of Oklahoma backed by the likes of Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and that state’s Governor’s daughter, Christina Fallon.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2016

Howard Lederer: Sorry I Screwed All You Full Tilt Poker Customers

Howard Lederer apology

Howard Lederer, the man behind the curtain at the original Full Tilt Poker, has penned a letter apologizing for the hardship whereby the online poker was initially shuttered by US law enforcement.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2016

With Gary Johnson as President, All Bets Are On!

With word that the deep pocketed Koch Brothers are reportedly contemplating funding the Libertarian candidate and two-term former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's campaign, we look back at Thomas Somach's report on Johnson and his friendly attitude towards gambling.

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/19/2016

Breaking News

Bellagio Pig Mask Bandit an Illegal Immigrant From Mexico

Bellagio Pig Mask Bandit an Illegal Immigrant From Mexico

Robbery committed under threat to family

Is This the Pig That Robbed the Bellagio?

A 20-year-old man who is believed to have worn a pig mask during a smash-and-grab burglary at the Bellagio casino resort appeared in court Wednesday.

One Less Day in February Results in Nevada Casino Revenue, Visitor Drop

One Less Day in February Results in Nevada Casino Revenue, Visitor Drop

With no February 2016 having one more day than this year, last month’s Nevada casino revenues fell.