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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.

Poker Pro Busted By Feds for Allegedly Conducting Illegal Gambling Business

Poker Pro Busted By Feds for Allegedly Conducting Illegal Gambling Business

A poker pro who has won $2,066,038 in live earnings according to the Hendon Mob database is accused in an elaborate scheme of collecting cash proceeds from his illegal gambling business and transporting said proceeds to other locations throughout the state of California.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/15/2022

Punta del Este Takedown Satellites and Ways to Qualify

Punta del Este Takedown Satellites and Ways to Qualify

Americas Cardroom is sending 25 players in April to the luxurious Enjoy Punta del Este Resort and Casino in Uruguay to compete in the Enjoy Poker Series Main Event (April 8th-12th). Here’s your chance to win an $8,000 dream poker vacation to compete in a Live Event in an exotic location!

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/10/2022

Doh! Mouth Posts Vid of Body Bag "From Russia-Ukraine War" Coming to Life... Was Actually From Climate Change Protest

Doh!  Mouth Posts Vid of Body Bag "From Russia-Ukraine War" Coming to Life

"Just look how corrupt our media is! Case closed! Fuckoff," outspoken poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow exclaimed via his Twitter accompanied by a doctored video.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/10/2022

PokerStars Pulls Out of Russia

PokerStars Pulls Out of Russia

Stars follows the likes of McDonald's, Apple, Coke, Pepsi and even oil giant Shell.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/10/2022

OSS Cub3d Encore $12 Million GTD Kicks Off This Sunday March 13th

The series will feature 143 additional events including a $1.5 Million Main Event ($215 buy-in) that has a Day 1 on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/07/2022

EPT Sochi Canceled as Pro-Ukraine Players Push for Ban on Poker in Russia

EPT Sochi Canceled as Pro-Ukraine Players Push for Ban on Poker in Russia

After it was initially delayed until October, the European Poker Tour (EPT) has suspended its Sochi stop due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/07/2022

Australian Cricket Legend, Poker Player Shane Warne Dies of Suspected Heart Attack

Australian Cricket Legend, Poker Player Shane Warne Dies of Suspected Heart Attack

Australian cricketer Shane Warne, one of the finest leg-spin bowlers of all time whose talent and personality transcended the sport, has died aged 52, his family said on Friday.

Submitted by Reuters on, Mar/04/2022

Run It Once Poker Acquired By Rush Street Interactive: "Headed Down a Path Towards the US Market"

Run It Once Poker Trainer Acquired By Rush Street Interactive: "Headed Down a Path Towards the US Market"

Poker pro Phil Galfond announced the acquisition this week saying that Rush Interactive "stood out to me in the fair and honest way they dealt with us."

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/04/2022

Putin Has Gone From a Chess Player to a Poker Player Trying to Call the US, Europe's Bluff

"He doesn't know everything about us. When you're playing poker, I don't know exactly what hand he's holding. He doesn't exactly know what we're holding," one expert claims.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/03/2022

Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Still Trying to Escape Ukraine

Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Still Trying to Escape Ukraine

Ukraine's most successful poker player, Eugene Katchalov, has been providing updates on his attempts to flee Ukraine following this week's invasion by Russia.  As of mid-afternoon Saturday, Katchalov has indicated he is near the Polish border and that country is now allowing walk-ins.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/26/2022

Ukraine's Top Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Attempts to Flee Country as Russia Invades

Ukraine's Top Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Attempts to Flee Country as Russia Invades

Katchalov sits atop the Ukraine All Time Money List - Top 2,698.  On Friday, Katchalov tweeted out how he was attempting to flee his home country.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/25/2022

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Preparing For RunGood Poker Series Contenders Tour

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Preparing  For RunGood Poker Series Contenders Tour

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will be hosting the RunGood Poker Series Contenders Tour powered by PokerGo, April 21 – May 2.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/24/2022

"The Relentless Billionaire" Looks at the Life of Carl Icahn: Traces Back Early Poker Playing Days

"The Relentless Billionaire" Looks at the Life of Carl Icahn:  Traces Back Early Poker Playing Days

More recently Icahn is pushing for happier McDonald's pigs.  He's threatened to put two directors on the board of the fast food chain to force it to stop confining pregnant pigs in tiny boxes.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/23/2022

Crowning The Greatest Poker Player Ever: These Are The Candidates

Crowning The Greatest Poker Player Ever:  These Are The Candidates

Doug Polk embarks on a 2 week-long journey to figure out who is the best poker player of all time (and he's going to need your help). This week, he runs through the list of candidates.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/22/2022

Malta Poker Festival Schedule 2022 Announced

Malta Poker Festival Schedule 2022 Announced

Gambling911.com is excited to announce that another great poker event returns as life slowly gets back to normal in the wake of the global pandemic.  It's our dear friend Ivonne Montealegre's Malta Poker Festival.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/19/2022

Texas Card House Owner Insists His Establishment is Legal as Dallas Officials Try to Shut it Down

Texas Card House Owner Insists His Establishment is Legal as Dallas Officials Try to Shut it Down

The Texas Card House owners say they are operating a private club where people can legally play poker if they pay a membership fee.  The difference is that members get to keep all of their winnings as a result of the membership fee.  As such, this is not a "gambling house" per se.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/17/2022

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Returns to Hollywood, Fla. Beginning March 24, 2022

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Returns to Hollywood, Fla.  Beginning March 24, 2022

Poker tournament action returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. with Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown kicking off on Thursday, March 24 with the $400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (NLH) featuring a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/09/2022

Hustler Casino Bans Alleged Cheater as Video Goes Viral: 'Victim' Admits Some Responsibility

Alleged Cash Game Cheater Banned By Hustler Casino as Incident Goes Viral

“I was 100% responsible for protecting my hand as a player,” the other player admits. “100%. I own all of that. But motherf***ers is leaning over you on purpose, kicking other people that’s the cheating part.”

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/08/2022

Rich People Problems: CardPlayer Owners Forced to Fend for Themselves as Cruise Liner Taken Into Custody

A ferry ride and frozen rabbi, oh my.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/07/2022

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity Arrested in Freeport, Bahamas But Where is the First Couple of Poker?

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity Arrested in Freeport, Bahamas But Where is the First Couple of Poker?

The Shulmans, owners of CardPlayer.com, were out of food as $400K "cruise from Hell" comes to an abrupt halt.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/05/2022

Angry Poker Player Flips Over Table During Tournament Final

Might poker be heading in the direction of professional wrestling?  It sure seems that way.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2022

I Nelson Rose: Texas’s Poker Clubs Are in Trouble

I Nelson Rose: Texas’s Poker Clubs Are in Trouble

The clubs charge for memberships.  Players also have to pay to rent their seats during games, generally around an additional $10-$15 per hour just to play.  Because they do not take a rake, club owners believe the establishments are legal.  Rose says "not so fast".

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/01/2022

Encore Boston Harbor "Predatory Pricing" With Absurd 10% Rake Says Poker Pro

Encore Boston Harbor "Predatory Pricing" With Absurd 10% Rake Says Poker Pro

Chase Bianchi is urging fellow poker players to do the same and has called upon the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to investigate.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/01/2022

Simon Sanchez's Advice to Become a Poker Expert!

Simon Sanchez's Advice to Become a Poker Expert!

Simon Sanchez, or Pe4nuts in the poker world, is the founder of Kill Tilt, which helps poker players improve technically and mentally. "If you're reading this, I'm willing to bet poker isn't just a game for you. Of course, you certainly take great pleasure in seeing cards and facing your opponents at the table, but you surely have other goals in mind."

Become an Excellent Player as Quickly as Possible

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/31/2022

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow to Run Poker House of Dallas as City Looks to Revoke Permits

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow to Run Poker House of Dallas as City Looks to Revoke Licenses

Matusow and partners are set to relocate to Dallas.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/30/2022

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Winners of 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces Winners of 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood concluded its 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) on Wednesday with the second biggest World Poker Tour (WPT) live field in its history. Besting 1,982 entries in the WPT LHPO Championship, Alexander Yen of Indianapolis, Ind. made history by winning $975,240.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/28/2022

Poker Pro Doug Polk and Wife Launch "Organic" Self Tanner That Doesn't Turn You Orange

Poker Pro Doug Polk and Wife Launch "Organic" Self Tanner That Doesn't Turn You Orange

And Polk has just gotten a big endorsement from the one and only Daniel Negreanu, whose own wife swears by the product.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/28/2022

Safer Gambling in 2022 - Tips for Users and Potential Legislation from the Govt

Safer Gambling in 2022 - Tips for Users and Potential Legislation from the Govt

The gambling and iGaming industry in Ireland is worth millions of Euros a year. This shows, if nothing else, that those in Ireland are huge fans of online casinos and sports betting. The issues in Ireland are that many of the laws that regulate gambling are somewhat outdated. Some of these date back as far as 1930 and so can obviously never cover the phenomenon of online gambling.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/26/2022

Mike Matusow Further Illustrates Why Poker in Texas is So "Insane"... As Dallas Looks to Shut Game Down

"The Mouth" appears to be having the time of his life as Dallas area poker halls remain on life support.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/26/2022

Card Player Husband and Wife Owners Stuck at Sea as Cruise Ship Owners Try to Elude Authorities

Card Player Husband and Wife Owners Stuck at Sea as Cruise Ship Owners Try to Allude Authorities

An arrest warrant has been issued for whole ship.  US authorities threaten seizure.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/25/2022

Breaking News

Georgia Runoff Betting Warnock-Walker 2022 Shows Heavy Favorite

Georgia Runoff Betting Warnock-Walker 2022 Shows Heavy Favorite

BetOnline has no shortage of political props, even after the Midterms have now concluded.  One midterm race that is heading into a runoff continues to attract plenty of betting activity.  That would be the Georgia Senate race between Democrate Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.  Who will win?