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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.

NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

NY Times Shock Probe Into US Regulated Sports Betting Industry

It's been a difficult last couple of weeks for the U.S. regulated sports betting sector.  In addition to brands shutting down and wagering accounts getting hacked, now the industry finds it must defend itself against a scathing New York Times investigation, all while the Times colleagues continue crawling into bed with said operators.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/25/2022

FTXXX: So Many Screwed as Gambling Site Now Offering Odds on Next Crypto Exchange to Go Under

Those behind the collapsed crypto exchange FTX lived a lavish life of pill-popping, bed-hopping and video games in their $40-million Bahamas penthouse.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/22/2022

Trending News Stories in the World of Gambling - November 21, 2022 (10 am ET)

Another one bites the dust in the world of U.S. regulated sportsbooks and a bunch of companies damaged by the recent demise of the FTX Exchange as the later scrubs its page of any mention it employed an attorney tied to a massive poker cheating scheme as Head of Compliance.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/21/2022

Russell Crowe's "Poker Face" Finally Released: Early Reviews Not Good

The highly anticipated poker flick "Poker Face" has resumed production after well over a year of being shut down due to Covid.  Nearly a year later as it begins hitting theatres, there are questions as to whether filming should ever have resumed.  16% is the Rotten Tomatoes early score.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/16/2022

Fox Bet Sportsbook Closing? Recent Arbitration Ruling Could Seal Company's Fate

Fox Bet Sportsbook Closed? What Next?

The app is only available in four states and  accounts for just 0.2% share of the U.S. market, according to researcher Vixio.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/12/2022

Trending News Stories in the World of Gambling - November 11, 2022 (11:30 am ET)

The FTX crypto exchange announced Friday morning it had filed for bankruptcy.  The company's Chief Regulatory Officer once played center stage in a highly publicized poker cheating scandal.  Plus updates on UFC gambling probe.  And what's next for California sports betting?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2022

FTX Crashing Crypto Exchange Exec Had Ties to Massive Poker Cheating Scandal

FTX Crashing Crypto Exec Had Ties to Massive Poker Cheating Scandal

The one-time attorney for the poker firm was heard on an audio tape "actively conspiring with the other principals in attendance to (a) publicly obfuscate the source of the cheating, (b) minimize the amount of restitution made to players, and (c) force shareholders to shoulder most of the bill"

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/10/2022

Study Finds That Over a Quarter of Children Gambling

Study Finds That Over a Quarter of Children Gambling

The Gambling Commission’s annual Young People and Gambling in the United Kingdom has found that a third of 11 to 16-year-olds (31%) spent their own money on some form of gambling in the last year.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/10/2022

Thanksgiving Bountyful Weekend for Poker Players: $500,000 GTD

Thanksgiving Bountyful Weekend for Poker Players: $500,000 GTD

Our friends at Americas Cardroom continue to turn things up a notch.  This week they announced an incredible Thanksgiving Bountyful Weekend for the period November 24th to 27th.  It features as much as $500,000 GTD.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/07/2022

Mike Matusow Gets Covid for Third Straight Time: Full Vaxed

"I officially got Covid for the 3rd time and won’t be able to play @HCLPokerShow next week! I feel ok so far as symtoms seem mild thanks to the fact I haven’t taken any bs boosters or vaccines from our corrupt Big Pharma companies!"

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/05/2022

Progressive Knock Out Tournament Series Returns to ACR

Progressive Knock Out Tournament Series Returns to ACR

It's being called as one of the largest Progressive Knock Out tournament series every offered online and can only be found at Americas Cardroom.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/31/2022

The Mouth Claims to Have Picked Up 3K Followers Since Musk Takeover

The Mouth Claims to Have Picked Up 3K Followers Since Musk Takeover

"I’ve picked up 3 k followers since @elonmusk took over Twitter!," poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, a devout conservative declared on Friday.  That's the day Elon Musk officially took over Twitter and began firing its top executives. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/30/2022

Could PointsBet Go the Way of Fubo Gambling (or the Dodo Bird)?

Could PointsBet Go the Way of Fubo Gambling (or the Dodo Bird)?

The future is uncertain for PointsBet, especially in light of accusations made by the mysterious "Mr. X" back in September but one thing is for sure, The Malta Poker Festival has kicked off with a bang and continues to make its mark on the poker stage.  We look at both stories.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/26/2022

Card Player Founder Wins Own Tournament? Mouth 1 of 4 Left in NFL Survivor Pool Needing Bears

Card Player Founder Wins Own Tournament?

Our intrepid reporter Thomas Somach approached Barry's wife Allyn Jaffrey Shulman suggesting this might be viewed as a conflict of interest.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/24/2022

Twitch Streamer Made Millions to Promote Gambling

Twitch Streamer Made Millions to Promote Gambling

There are two scandals that have gripped the gambling world in recent weeks.  The one involving Twitch now reveals just how much money was derived from gambling and bilking other streamers.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/19/2022

$5 Million GTD Venom PKO Main Event Kicks Off Thursday October 20, 2022

$5 Million GTD Venom PKO Main Event Kicks Off Thursday October 20, 2022

The world’s biggest Progressive Knockout tournament kicks off Thursday October 20, 2022. It is a multi-day, multi-million-dollar event unlike anything on the planet. Take out a player, get 50% of their bounty. The other half? It’s on your head. And there’s millions in prize money.  $5 million is up for grabs.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/19/2022

Storage War Star Wins ACR Main Event, $5 Million GTD Venom PKO Kicks Off, Tournament Sets Record

Storage War Star Wins ACR Main Event, $5 Million GTD Venom PKO Kicks Off,

"Storage Wars" cast member Rene Nezhoda has won the Americas Cardroom Enjoy Poker Tour Punta del Este Main Event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/18/2022

Hustler Casino Live to Continue Streaming After Lew-Adelstein Brouhaha

Hustler Casino Live to Continue Streaming After Lew-Adelstein Brouhaha

The California Bureau of Gambling Control (CBGC) will permit the Hustler Casino live stream to continue following a brief probe.  The decision comes following a high profile cheating scandal involving a novice player, vibrating device and apparent threatening behavior. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/13/2022

Now There is a Staffer Theft Twist in Lew-Adelstein Cheating Scandal

Now There is a Staffer Theft Twist in Lew-Adelstein Cheating Scandal

Initial results of the probe reveal that an employeesof Hustler Casino's High Stakes Poker Productions stole three $5,000 chips totalling $150,000 from Lew’s stack after the broadcast concluded on Sept. 29.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/10/2022

Expert: The Odds of Lew Being Right Were "So Phenomenally Small"

In a cash game taking place at the Hustler Casino and live streamed, poker novice Robbi Jade Lew made a curious move with an unlikely hand against a very seasoned player Garrett Adelstein and won more than $200,000.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/06/2022

Inside Edition Calls Lew-Adelstein Cheating Allegations 'Biggest Scandal in Game's History'

Inside Edition Calls Lew-Adelstein Cheating Allegations 'Biggest Scandal in Game's History'

Did she cheat?  That's the question everyone is asking in regard to a shock scandal rocking the poker world involving a vibrating device and apparent novice player.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/05/2022

Accused Cheat Says Don't Jump to Conclusions When it Comes to "Vibrator" Scandal

Accused Cheat Says Don't Jump to Conclusions When it Comes to "Vibrator" Scandal

"Problem with taking the money back is he’s consistently in very soft lineups that he’s literally never losing in. Why would anyone want to play with him if they have an off chance they do something stupid and own him knowing they’ll get bullied to refund him. Bad for the game."

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/03/2022

'The Mouth' Chimes in on Poker Vibrator Scandal: Lew Not a Cheater But No Clue Where She is

'The Mouth' Chimes in on Poker Vibrator Scandal

The poker world is on absolute fire in recent days over an incident that took place during the Hustler Casino live streaming.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/03/2022

Investigation Into "Vibratorgate" Continues as Twitterverse Explodes

Investigation Into "Vibratorgate" Continues as Twitterverse Explodes

Hustler Casino has said neither player will be invited to return to partake in tournament play following allegations that Robbi Jade Lew used a vibration device to gain an unfair advantage at the poker table resulting in an all-in hand for a pot of $269,000 versus Garrett Adelstein.  He accused Lew of cheating.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/03/2022

Vibrator Used to Give Poker Player "Unfair" Edge During Hustler Live Stream: Goes All-In to Win $130K Hand

Hustler Casino has said neither player will be invited to return until the incident had been investigated.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/02/2022

Stalling on the Bubble Addressed by Tournament Directors Association

Is stalling on the bubble really cheating?

While some players believe it's a good strategy, others say it's akin to cheating.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/29/2022

Matt Savage Massive Pay Day Resididual for "Lucky You" Film Cameo Finally Arrives

Matt Savage Massive Pay Day Resididual for "Lucky You" Film Cameo Finally Arrives

You won't believe how much these Hollywood film cameos pay!!!

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/29/2022

Poker Pro Kenna James Teams Up With Ape Poker

Poker Pro Kenna James Teams Up With Ape Poker

James, who got his Start dealing at Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles in 1996, has 20 poker titles under his belt already and is considered one of the top experts in the game.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/29/2022

Ape in Poker Takes Steps Into the Metaverse

Ape in Poker Takes Steps Into the Metaverse

The founders behind Ape In Poker have housed an online casino and sportsbook for over five years and are now announcing the grand opening of their Poker Room Cashier, an online platform bridging traditional casino play with cryptocurrency. This is the first step for the company as they migrate into Web3 technology towards the vision of providing players with interactive and immersive experiences.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/26/2022

'Mouth' vs. Negreanu as the Two Poker Icons Take on 'Living in a Free Country'

'Mouth' vs. Negreanu as the Two Poker Icons Take on 'Living in a Free Country'

Plus there is a silver lining with two-thirds of bettors already bombing out of a $6 million Vegas NFL Contest After Week 2, and the fallout and feuds continue over at Twitch following gambling ban.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/22/2022

Breaking News

Michigan Wolverines an Early +6.5 Underdog Versus Ohio State

Michigan Wolverines an Early +6.5 Underdog Versus Ohio State Stun the Buckeyes

We have seen the line on the Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State game November 26 ranging anywhere from Buckeyes -6.5 to -8 very early.  The line was trending towards -8.5.  Coming into Week 12, the Wolverines were among the few remaining undefeated teams (along with Ohio State) and that continues as they head into their game against Ohio State. 

Aggressive Line Movement on Clemson Game Was Tell-Tale Sign in Week 1

Clemson Tigers Betting Trends: Tough Test vs. Surging South Carolina November 26

Clemson goes into Saturday's Noon ET game versus the South Carolina Gamecocks as a -14.5 favorite but South Carolina cannot be overlooked following their shocking upset shellacking of the Tennessee Vols, a team that had been ranked number one in the nation just a few weeks ago. BetOnline had reported 72% on Clemson at -24 at the time of closing.