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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.

Sign of the Times: Aussie Millions Cancels $250,000 Challenge

Sign of the Times: Aussie Millions Cancels $250,000 Challenge

No shows from pros and limited recreational player interest to blame

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/30/2017

Million Dollar Jackpots Now Live at Americas Cardroom

It’s not every day you can instantly find yourself playing in a 3-person Hyper Turbo Sit & Go with a $1,000,000 prize pool for an investment of less than a buck. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/27/2017

AI Beats Poker Pros, Wins $800,000

An artificial intelligence created by Carnegie Mellon’s Tuomas Sandholm has demolished four top poker pros.  

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/27/2017

Online Gambling Affiliate CPA Deals vs. Revenue Sharing: Which is Best?

Online Gambling Affiliate CPA Deals vs. Revenue Sharing: Which is Best?

Gaming Entrepreneur Adam Small of AdamSmall.com asks the question which is best for online gambling affiliates: CPA deals vs. revenue sharing? 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/26/2017

Murder Charges Dropped Against Two Poker Players in Christmas Night Casino Killing

Murder Charges Dropped Against Two Poker Players in Christmas Night Casino Killing

Former Army Ranger Fernando Duarte was shot 13 times outside casino by one of two poker players he reportedly threatened

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/26/2017

Poker Pro Turned Singer, DJ Vanessa Rousso to Release First Single ‘Kiss Face’

Poker Pro Turned Singer, DJ Vanessa Rousso to Release First Single ‘Kiss Face’

One of the most successful women on the live poker circuit and former ambassador for PokerStars, Vanessa Rousso, is set to release her new single “Kiss Face”, on February 5.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2017

Artificial Intelligence ‘Libratus’ About to Defeat Poker Champions for First Time

Artificial Intelligence ‘Libratus’ About to Defeat Poker Champions for First Time

So far, after 67,000 hands, Libratus has won $701,242 worth of chips after starting from a balance of zero

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2017

Aussie Millions 2017 Attracts Over 700 Players: Will Final Number Exceed Last Year

Aussie Millions 2017 Attracts Over 700 Players

The Aussie Millions 2017 had attracted some 718 players by the final opening day Tuesday. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2017

John Racener Shuts Off Twitter Account to Public In Light of Scandal

A scandal involving poker pro John Racener has become the most talked about topic in the world of poker to kick off 2017.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/18/2017

Poker Pro John Racener ‘Scam’ Accusations Result in Mug Shot Throwback

Poker Pro John Racener ‘Scam’ Accusations Result in Mug Shot Throwback

A late 2010 piece alluding to poker pro and Hard Rock Casino ambassador John Racener mug shot photos became all the rage this weekend and here is why...

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/16/2017

The Federalist: Casinos Too Big to Return Phil Ivey’s Millions

Federalist writers suggests that casinos are are permitted to operate almost as separate sovereignties

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/13/2017

Tournament Schedule Sees Major Boost at Americas Cardroom

Tournament Schedule Sees Major Boost at Americas Cardroom

Love tournaments? Then 2017 is designed for you. At Americas Cardroom, we’re thrilled to bring you a bigger, better tournament schedule starting Monday, January 9th.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2017

TwoPlusTwo Posting Forum Hacked, Information Compromised

TwoPlusTwo Posting Forum Hacked, Information Compromised

The popular TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum, which is among the most read by poker players, has been compromised according to the site operators.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2017

Playing Online Poker Tournaments in Turkey

Playing Online Poker Tournaments in Turkey

Poker is extremely popular in Turkey, but unfortunately there are zero casinos. In the 1980s Turkey legalized casinos, but by the 1990s casinos were made illegal and more than 800 brick and mortar casinos had to close shop.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/09/2017

Poker Techniques – Learning From the Pros

Poker Techniques – Learning From the Pros

Understanding the basics of poker may only take an hour at most, but truly mastering the game can take an entire lifetime, as every serious poker player will tell you. This is why most poker professionals will send anyone who asks for their precious poker tips packing. Still, there are a few techniques we’ve managed to pick up over the years; especially since poker tournaments and online poker became so popular.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/09/2017

Doyle Brunson Inducted into Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame

Doyle Brunson Inducted into Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame

83-year-old Texas poker icon Doyle Brunson made a huge announcement just before midnight Thursday via Twitter and Gambling911.com was there on the spot to capture it.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2017

Artificial Intelligence Versus Poker Pros

Artificial Intelligence to Take on Poker Pros

Next week, an Artificial Intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University named Libratus is set to take on real human poker pros.  Who will prevail?

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/04/2017

PokerStars Introduces Millionaires Island

PokerStars Introduces Millionaires Island

Millionaires Island, an innovative slot game developed by PokerStars Casino, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, is now available to play on desktop and mobile.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/04/2017

Chuck Blount and Casino House Edges: ‘Some Should be Classified as Legal Robbery’

Writing for the San Antonio Express, Chuck Blount offered up a breakdown of the various house edges for each casino games, some of which he describes as “legal robbery”.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/02/2017

3-Card Poker Could Jeopardize Seminole Compact With Florida

3-Card Poker Could Jeopardize Seminole Compact With Florida

A judge ruled just last month that  “designated player” games infringed on the Seminole tribe’s monopoly for blackjack and other house-banked card games, thus threatening the compact it has with Florida. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/27/2016

India to Offer New Poker League

India to Offer New Poker League

The nation of India, with its over 1.2 billion people, has announced the formation of a new poker league.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/26/2016

Evil Poker Players Part 6: He Followed Female Casino Patrons Home, Then Robbed Them

Evil Poker Players Part 6: He Followed Female Casino Patrons Home, Then Robbed Them

Gambling911.com is back with its uber popular Evil Poker Players series, this time focusing on an aspiring poker pro turned armed robber

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/24/2016

Inside the Phil Ivey Card Trick That Got Him $10 Million

Inside the Phil Ivey Card Trick That Got Him $10 Million

Poker pro Phil Ivey has been ordered to pay back $10 million he won while playing cards at the Borgata Casino.  ABC News explains how the scheme worked.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/22/2016

Baazov Pulls Plug on Amaya Takeover Attempt

David Baazov, the founder and former CEO of Amaya, is walking away from his bid to acquire the Montreal gaming company.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/21/2016

Americas Cardroom Introduces Sit & Go 2.0, the Next Evolution of Poker

Americas Cardroom Introduces Sit & Go 2.0, the Next Evolution of Poker

Americas Cardroom, now fully compatible with Mac devices, has introduced its revolutionary new twist on the traditional Sit & Go

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/20/2016

Phil Ivey Orederd to Pay Back $10 Million to Borgata

Phil Ivey Must Pay Back $10 Million to Borgata

Poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion must return more than $10 million they won from an Atlantic City casino while playing cards that were arranged in a certain way to give the players an edge.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/19/2016

Titans, Giants Pay Out Big for Phil Hellmuth

Poker pro Phil Hellmuth claimed on Twitter Sunday night that he won his two biggest bets of the year so far, both on NFL season win totals.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/18/2016

Demented: Man Gets ‘Sick’ Kid Poker Tattoo on Leg

A Norwegian fan of poker pro Daniel Negreanu, also known affectionately as Kid Poker, has gotten a tattoo of the player engraved on his leg.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2016

Jennifer Harman a Bitch, Matt Savage a Wussy, I Turn Straight Men Gay: Who Am I?

Tweeting more fast and furious than US President-Elect Donald Trump, one poker player went on a Twitter tear while playing in the WPT Bellagio Poker Open

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2016

US First Artic Blast Means More Web Poker and the $4 Mil Super Series

US First Artic Blast Means More Web Poker and the $4 Mil Super Series

The weather outside is frightful throughout much of the northern portion of the United States to close out the week as the first artic blast of this new fall/winter season debuted. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2016

Breaking News

Phil Hellmuth Busts Out in 9th: Deprived of 15th Bracelet This Time

Phil Hellmuth Busts Out in 9th: Deprived of 15th Bracelet This Time

No 15th bracelet for Phil Hellmuth yet at the 2017 World Series of Poker, though he just came very close.

100-Year-Old Mobster Released From Prison

100 Year Old Mobster Leaves Prison

Former Colombo family underboss John (Sonny) Franzese has been released from prison at the ripe old age of 100.  It was his first full day of freedom in eight years.

Bitcoin Takes a Dive as Market Sheds $13 Billion

Bitcoin Takes a Dive as Market Sheds $13 Billion

Bitcoin, Ether and other crypto-currencies plunged Monday as veteran investors reportedly took out profits, according to reports.