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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.

Bordeaux Severs Sponsorship Deal Worth €1.3M a Year With Winamax Over Disparaging Tweets

Bordeaux Severs Sponsorship Deal Worth €1.3M a Year With Winamax Over Disparaging Tweets

Radio network France Bleu discovered that at least 20 disparaging tweets had been posted from the official Winamax Sport Twitter account within a three-month time frame mocking the team's on-field performance.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/25/2022

Axios is All Over the Texas Card House Permit Revocation Story

Axios is All Over the Texas Card House Permit Revocation Story

Players pay $13 per hour to play there as opposed to the establishment taking a rake.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/24/2022

Texas Card House Could Be Shut Down Despite Being Approved to Operate

Texas Card House Could Be Shut Down Despite Being Approved to Operate

Should the Texas Card House permit be pulled, players will be forced to go back underground.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/21/2022

Shulman Cruise Terminated as Ship Owner Goes Bankrupt

Shulman Cruise Terminated as Ship Owner Goes Bankrupt

The four-month, $400,000 world cruise that first couple of poker Barry and Allyn Shulman are on has been terminated, just days after it began.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/19/2022

$25 Million GTD Announced: Runs Feb 6th Thru March 7th

$25 Million GTD February 6th to March 7th

Brace yourself for 4 weeks of non-stop massive tournament action.  And it all kicks off February 6.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/19/2022

Man Carrying AR-15 Subdued at Poker Room: Up to 50 People Inside

Man Carrying AR-15 Subdued at Poker Room: Up to 50 People Inside

Police say a security guard at the Legends Poker Room at 9200 Richmond tackled the armed man. The gun went off several times, but no one was harmed. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/18/2022

Chris Moneymaker to Assist in PayPal Suit

Chris Moneymaker to Assist in PayPal Suit

While Moneymaker will not be a plaintiff in the case, he will be assisting Poker League of Nations (PLON) founder Lena Evans in retrieving nearly $27,000 in confiscated funds from the online payment processing giant.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/17/2022

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Has Amassed Biggest Crypto Fortune on the Planet: Began With a Poker Game

With $96 billion, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao ranks among the richest men in the world, and that figure does not even include Zhao's massive crypto fortune, considered the largest on the planet. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/16/2022

Card-Room Operator Files Lawsuit Over Washington State Sports Betting

Card-Room Operator Files Lawsuit Over Washington State Sports Betting

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Washington state officials unlawfully granted Native American casinos a ’”discriminatory tribal gaming monopoly” over sports betting and other types of gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/13/2022

An Unvaccinated Mike Matusow Would Likely Have Been 6 Feet Under By Now

An Unvaccinated Mike Matusow Would Likely Have Been 6 Feet Under By Now

Outspoken poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow said early Wednesday morning he was feeling much better following a second bout with Covid despite receiving his booster shot.....but at least we can be grateful he is still around to bitch about the vaccine.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/12/2022

Stick to Poker Mike: But 43.3% Want The Mouth to Keep "Exposing the Liars"

Stick to Poker Mike: But 43.3% Want The Mouth to Keep "Exposing the Liars"

The consensus is that Twitter followers of poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow want him to focus more on poker and abandon his political and Covid-19 commentary.  In other words, become boring.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/11/2022

Triple Vaxxed Mouth Gets Covid Again, Tells Biden Admin "Get Them to Make a Vaccine That Works"

Triple Vaxxed Mouth Gets Covid Again, Tells Biden Admin "Get Them to Make a Vaccine That Works"

"Today I’m in bed with 102 fever and tested positive!" Matusow said after having just attended a hockey game with poker personality Matt Savage.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/10/2022

First Couple of Poker Won't Get Refund if Covid Attacks $400K Cruise

First Couple of Poker Won't Get Refund if Covid Attacks $400K Cruise
They say they feel the cruise is safe, but if Covid starts to spread on board, they say they are prepared to “bail”—even if leaving the ship mid-cruise means they won’t get a penny refunded!
Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/10/2022

Can I Bet on Bovada From New York?

Can I Bet on Bovada From New York?

Bovada is not available to new customers in New York, however, there are much better options, some with anonymous wagering accounts.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/09/2022

Phil Ivey-Backed Virtue Poker Will Be Available in Most US States

Phil Ivey-Backed Virtue Poker Will Be Available in Most US States

Virtue Poker has joined the US online gambling and poker landscape.  The site is backed by legendary poker pro Phil Ivey and will feature a play-to-earn system that is based around Virtual Player Points (VPPs) and takes full advantage of the blockchain.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/06/2022

Arrests Made Following Police Strip Poker Window Show (Video)

Arrests Made Following Police Strip Poker Window Show (Video)

Two women were arrested for their role in a perverted game of strip poker between off duty police officers.  They were videotaped through the window of a third floor flat in Campbeltown, Scotland.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/05/2022

These Are Our Biggest Poker Stars Coming Into 2022

These Are Our Biggest Poker Stars Coming Into 2022

Michael Addamo was among the most successful players in 2021.  The Australian poker player dominated the World Series of Poker 2021 with wins in the $100,000 high roller for around $2 million and winning the $50,000 WSOP high roller as well as the PokerGo $300,000 super high roller.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/05/2022

Somach's Doubledown URNS Him a Ban

Let's all hope the late outspoken poker pro Dustin Schmidt's soul can rest peacefully now that Gambling911.com reporter and the last person to own a WebTV email account, Thomas Somach, has been blocked from posting on what is easy to mistake as his own expletive-laced Facebook memorial page wishing him death....It's actually Dusty's.  Most of the comments are aimed at Tom though.  

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/03/2022

Poker Player Tells Gambling 911 Reporter to "F*** Off!"...... FROM THE GRAVE

Poker Player Tells Gambling 911 Reporter to "F*** Off!"...... FROM THE GRAVE

Friends of Schmidt also tell Somach to go to Hell after inquiring as to whether the late poker pro and anti-vaccnine critic had passed away from Covid.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/02/2022

The Mouth Lashes Out at End Game Talent President: 'Total Sociopath Lying Scumbag Thief'

The Mouth Lashes Out at End Game Talent President: 'Total Sociopath Lying Scumbag Thief'

Matusow closes out the year the same way it began, by lashing out at the former head of Twitch Poker.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/02/2022

Fictional Poker Party Massacre Plays Role in Denver Shooting Rampage

Fictional Poker Party Massacre Plays Role in Denver Shooting Rampage

The writings are part of the investigation into what led Lyndon James McLeod to carry out the shootings, which occurred in multiple locations Monday.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/30/2021

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

The former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, died at his Henderson home at the age of 82.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/28/2021

2021 Was a Tragic Year for Poker Players

2021 Was a Tragic Year for Poker Players

Layne Flack, Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt and Matthew Marafioti were just three of the poker pros who died way too young in 2021.  Marafioti plunged to his death from a 28th floor condo while Flack died of a fentanyl overdose.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/28/2021

Americas Cardroom Announces Punta del Este Takedown: Win Your $8,000 Dream Poker Package to Compete

Americas Cardroom Announces Punta del Este Takedown

The event will take place February 8th thru February 12th with online satellites taking place during the month of January.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/27/2021

The Mouth Goes All In On Free Speech......By Blocking Negative People

The Mouth Goes All In On Free Speech......By Blocking Negative People

"Remember the time you got so mad you threw a brand new laptop out a window and it landed in pool hahahahaha," one of his devoted followers responds.  Plus be sure to catch Mike's latest podcast.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/27/2021

Why Everyone is Going Crazy for the $10 Million Venom

$10 million guaranteed — ties our biggest tourney ever and The winner walks away with at least $1 Million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/24/2021

Stocking Stuffer: Dan Bilzerian New Book Filled With Plenty of Poker and Sex

Stocking Stuffer: Dan Bilzerian New Book Filled With Plenty of Poker and Sex

"I was actually shocked at some of the stuff he shared – shoving drugs up his ass, getting caught masturbating, and losing his virginity to a prostitute are a few that come to mind – but I found his willingness to just put it all out there added authenticity to The Setup," one reviewer writes.  A book so shocking, that printers walked off the job in protest.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/23/2021

Americas Cardroom Announces $10 Million Venom Coming in January

Americas Cardroom Announces $10 Million Venom Coming in January

Plus Americas Cardroom will be holding a Charity Bounty Tournament on #Twitch this Thursday to raise money for the Dresden Rotary Club Tornado Relief fund.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/22/2021

"Last Call" Documentary Series Reveals Why Nordics Are The Best Poker Players in the World (Watch Here)

It features Finnish players Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen, Patrik Antonius, Dara O'Kearney and Finnish rap artist/poker aficionado Dan "Uniikki" Tolppanen.  Kyllönen became a millionaire overnight at the age of 19.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/21/2021

Hole Card Camera Creator Dead at 98 From Covid Complications

Hole Card Camera Creator Dead at 98 From Covid Complications

The hole card camera is a video camera mounted under a small glass panel on the card table, which allows audience members to view a player's face-down poker cards, thus revolutionizing how audiences watch poker on TV even to this day.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2021

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?