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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.

Justin Beiber, OK Governor’s Daughter Push for In-Flight Online Gambling

Justin Beiber is working along side Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallon’s daughter, Christina, in hopes of bringing online gambling to the friendly (or unfriendly, if you’ve flown in coach lately) skies.

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2016

Hillary Clinton on the ‘No Fly List’: Banned From Using Bilzerian Plane

Dan Bilzerian, the so-called Instagram Playboy, has banned US Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from using his registered airplane.

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2016

TonyBet.com Begins to Address Payout Complaints: Management Scrambling

TonyBet.com Begins to Address Payout Complaints: Management Scrambling Matter

Following extensive coverage on mounting payout complaints at Slovenia-based TonyBet.com on both the Gambling911.com and SportsBookReview.com websites, representatives from that beleaguered company have responded.

Submitted by Guest on, May/17/2016

Somerville Twitch Phenom: Hits 30,000 Viewers on Social Media Stream

Somerville Twitch Phenom: Hits 30,000 Viewers on Social Media Stream

Openly gay poker pro and Twitch social media live streaming phenom Jason Somerville has cracked the 30,000 viewers mark as he attempted to win a SCOOP online tournament.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2016

Poker Media Outlets Silent on Ethics Concerns Likely to Derail Michigan Bill

While much has been made of the “marriage of convenience” between a Michigan state Senator and his wife’s lobbying firm backing the online poker bill he’s trying to push through as law, the poker media outlets continue to paint a rosy picture of SB 889’s likelihood of passage.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2016

Readers React to Michigan Online Gambling Spousegate: Feelings Range From Shock to Disgust

As reported by the Detroit Free Press late Saturday night, state Sen. Mike Kowall has sponsored a bill to legalize online poker, a piece of legislation it turns out his wife’s lobbying firm has its hand in.

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

Michigan Online Gambling Bill Dead on Arrival? State Transparency Laws Lacking

The Detroit Free Press’ Paul Egan broke the story late Saturday that Michigan state Senator Mike Kowal’s wife currently works for the lobbying firm that is pushing her husband’s online gambling bill.

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

Political Shenanigans in Michigan Must Stop: Online Poker Bill Author Wife Hired by Lobbying Firm

In a shocking revelation late Saturday, the Detroit Free Press has revealed that an Internet gambling bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Kowall is being backed by his wife’s lobbying firm, thus presenting a tremendous conflict of interest.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/15/2016

Passing Over Passover to Play at WPT Tournament of Champions: Conniff Outed

They may claim to observe the Jewish religion but some poker pros would rather gamble than observe one of the more holy holidays, that being Passover.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2016

Trump Poker? GOP Media Operative Calls Presumptive Nominee ‘Republican in Drag’

You might think a new ad depicting poker players mocking a lone Donald Trump supporter at the table was put out by the Hillary Clinton campaign.  You would be wrong though.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2016

Gambling Community Reacts to Haden Ware Probation, Most Agree With Judge’s Decision

Reaction within the gambling community has been generally supportive of the news earlier this week that former Internet bookie Haden Ware, who turned himself in after 18 years on the run, received only probation and no prison time for violating Federal laws against online gambling in 1998.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/11/2016

Lindsey Graham Gets Shifty: Sneaks Online Gambling Language Into Unrelated Bill

Lindsey Graham Gets Shifty: Sneaks Online Gambling Language Into Unrelated Bill

One time US Presidential hopeful - or as GOP nominee Donald Trump might say “hopeless” – Lindsey Graham has decided to slip some anti-online gambling language into the latest House Appropriations bill.

Submitted by Guest on, May/10/2016

A Comeback of Sorts for Finland Poker Pro Patrik Antonius

It’s a name we haven’t heard much of in recent years.  Once among the top poker pros in the world, Finland model and one-time professional tennis player Patrik Antonius is back playing online and winning a cool $64K this past weekend.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/10/2016

Americas Cardroom Lets Players Choose Their Own Poker Adventure With WSOP PCPC Satellites

Americas Cardroom Lets Players Choose Their Own Poker Adventure With WSOP PCPC Satellites

The desert? Or the beach? Starting Sunday, May 15th, poker players get to make the call. Americas Cardroom today announced WSOP/PCPC Satellites.

Submitted by Guest on, May/09/2016

Feinstein Expresses Opposition for Internet Poker in California: Writes Letter

Democratic Senator Dianne submitted a letter to top lawmakers April 28 expressing her opposition to legalized Internet poker in her state of California.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/04/2016

More Online Tournament Players are turning to Americas Cardroom

More Online Tournament Players are turning to Americas Cardroom

On our 8th running of our $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sundays tournament, we finally attracted enough players to meet the guarantee with 2,118 entrants and a $1,059,000 prize pool.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/30/2016

Online Poker One Step Closer to Becoming Legal in California

After eight years of failed attempts to pass online gambling, lawmakers are advancing the first proposal that would legalize online poker in California.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2016

California Racetracks Get Behind Online Poker Bill – Hearing Wednesday

A hearing is scheduled Wednesday on the viability of online poker in the state with the backing of the horse racing sector thanks to a nice compensation package.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2016

Player Collusion Suspected at Seminole Hard Rock Event: Dentale in Crosshairs

It began with a posting on the popular TwoPlusTwo.com forum last week: “Controversy at Final Table of SHRPO 25k Satty..Allegations of Colluding/Cheating”.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2016

Brunson: ‘If Trump Doesn’t Get the Nomination, It’s End of the Republican Party’

Brunson: ‘If Trump Doesn’t Get the Nomination, It’s End of the Republican Party’

Poker Icon and self-proclaimed lifelong Republican Doyle Brunson made a dire prediction via his Twitter feed last week: Deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination, it will be the end of the Republican party”.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/25/2016

More Records Broken at Americas Cardroom: Million Dollar Sunday Cracks $1M

What a difference a year makes. After overlaying several $1 million guarantees in 2015, Americas Cardroom's latest incarnation of its Million Dollar Sunday shattered records and expectations.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/25/2016

Clinton Press Plane Disinfected After News of Owner’s Mile High Sex Parties

Clinton Press Plane Disinfected After News of Owner’s Mile High Sex Parties

TMZ has learned that Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s press plane is owned by none other than poker player and Instagram Playboy Dan Bilzerian.

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/24/2016

Poker’s Most Hated? Chino Rheem Wins 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Main Event

36-year-old Los Angeles-based poker pro David “Chino” Rheem has won the 2016 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Main Event, much to the chagrin of many in the poker community.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/22/2016

Bills Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins Chooses Poker Over Training: Ryan Responds

Sammy Watkins, wide receiver for the NFL franchise the Buffalo Bills, was due to begin voluntary pre-season training on Monday morning but  was a no show.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/22/2016

2016 Super XL Series Schedule Announced at 888poker: $3 Million in Prizes

The Super XL Series 2016 schedule has been announced. 888Poker, the world’s 2nd largest online poker site, is running the mega event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/22/2016

Swedish casino portal launches a bonus ranking

The poker boom struck down hard in the gambling crazy Sweden.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/22/2016

Bitcoin Poker Sites: Where did They go Wrong?

Online gambling and sports betting sites have received a huge boost in their popularity because of Bitcoin transactions. Reports reveal that gambling accounts for 50-60% of all Bitcoin transactions. Even though bitcoin is represented as a relatively newer phenomenon in the world of virtual online currencies, it is growing and changing incredibly fast. There is no doubt that bitcoin is opening up new potentials in the current system of economic transactions.

 

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/19/2016

Local Man Wins $111k on HPT

Kansas City, MO - Ryan Gregor outlasted the field at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Monday to lay claim to $111,696 and his first Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) title. It took 13 hours and 284 hands of poker for the operations manager to become the victor.

Submitted by Press Release on, Apr/19/2016

Phil Ivey in Court Wednesday: ‘I’m an Advantage Player, Not a Cheater’

Professional poker player Phil Ivey is asking a London appeals court to decide when playing your cards correctly crosses the line into cheating.  Ivey was found to have cheated London’s Crockfords’ casino out of 7.8 million pounds ($11 million) at a form of Baccarat back in 2012.

"For a long, long time cheating has been regarded as involving dishonesty," Richard Spearman, Ivey’s lawyer, said in a London court Wednesday. The gambler’s bid to recoup money a Genting Bhd. casino withheld has taken almost six years.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/13/2016

Americas Cardroom Responds in a Big Way to Tournament Cancellation Controversy

Amid months of constant cuts to player incentives by leading poker operators, it’s refreshing to see a poker network that clearly cares about doing right by their customers.

This past Sunday, Americas Cardroom faced criticism for cancelling their $35k GTD PLO Sunday Special just a few minutes before late registration ended.  The PLO major was having technical difficulties and though it was posted as a re-entry tournament, eliminated players were unable to re-enter.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/12/2016

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.