Celebrities & Poker Pros

There is no denying that poker pros and professional gamblers lead colorful lives. Here we cover their triumphs, failures, highs and lows. If you want to learn about the latest gossip, scandal, or tournament conquests, then look no further.

Peter Eastgate
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Peter Eastgate?

Back in 2008, Peter Eastgate took the entire poker world by surprise when he took down the WSOP Main Event, becoming the youngest player in history to do so at the time. He was only 22 when he triumphed in the 6,844-strong field, banking $9.1 million....

February 19, 2021 7 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Jamie Gold?

When Jamie Gold emerged victorious in the 2006 WSOP Main Event, it was the stuff that dreams are made of. Triumphing in the biggest-ever Main Event field featuring 8,773 players, Gold claimed $12,000,000 for his efforts and became an instant celebrity. It wasn’t just his tournament...

January 27, 2021 6 min read
Super Bowl half time show
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports

9 Stars Who Refused The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Once upon a time, a Super Bowl halftime performance was one of the most sought-after slots in the world for...
January 14, 2021 4 min read
Dubai
Celebrities & Poker Pros

These Are Officially The Most Hated Reality Stars In Dubai Right Now

Whether you actively follow reality stars on social media or not, it’s been hard to miss the news and pictures...
January 12, 2021 2 min read
Chris Moneymaker - poker player
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Chris Moneymaker?

Chris Moneymaker may not be the greatest poker player to have ever lived in terms of results, but there is...
January 8, 2021 7 min read
Doyle Brunson waving
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened to Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson?

There are very few players who have left as big of a mark in the poker community as Doyle “Texas...
December 30, 2020 7 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Viktor “Isildur1” Blom?

There are very few poker fans out there who don’t know the name of “Isildur1”. Image: Instagram/viktorb1om The Swede, whose...
December 27, 2020 8 min read
WSOP hall of fame predictions
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker

WSOP Poker Hall of Fame 2021 Predictions

The year 2020 hasn’t been a good one for poker – that much is certain. Many players had to change...
November 27, 2020 9 min read
Archie Karas
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker

Archie Karas: The Rise And Fall Of The Ultimate High-Roller

The story of Archie Karas, known around the Sin City poker circuit as “the Greek” is one of our all-time...
November 18, 2020 3 min read
Phil Hellmuth
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker, Top 10s

Top 10 Worst Trash Talkers In Poker

In poker, one way to become famous is by posting good results, especially in the tournaments. Several big scores will...
October 28, 2020 10 min read
Prison
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Top 10s

Top 10 Famous Gamblers Who Broke The Law

From match-fixing and murder to robbing post offices and bomb-making, these prolific gamblers with jail-time on their records are…well…an interesting...
October 9, 2020 5 min read
wsop prizes
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker, Top 10s

Top 10 Richest Poker Players In The World

In the world of high-stakes poker, the sums of money being won and lost every day are huge. The top...
October 1, 2020 5 min read
Phil Ivey with money falling
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Why Phil Ivey Shouldn’t Have Been Punished For Cheating

It’s hard to believe that several casinos in the last few years have lost millions of dollars to a technique...
September 14, 2020 7 min read
kanye west
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

The Odds Of Kanye West Becoming President

Kanye West for POTUS? Nope, we still can’t believe it either. But back in early July, Kanye threw his hat...
August 7, 2020 5 min read
Titanic Thompson
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Unsinkable Con Artist

Titanic Thompson is one of the most fascinating characters in hustler history. Despite his reputation, Thompson was not what I...
July 6, 2020 5 min read
Phil Hellmuth photographed at a WPT charity event
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker

12 Times You Never Knew A Top Poker Pro Was On The Big Screen

Professional poker players have experienced a huge rise in their star value since the 2003 online poker boom. Nowadays, they...
June 23, 2020 6 min read
Dollar Flying Concept Business Money Cash
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: When The Best Hustler Of All Time’s Scam Backfired

Con games, scams and carefully prepared proposition bets don’t always go to plan. For legendary hustler Titanic Thompson, one of...
June 22, 2020 5 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

Top Twitch Streamers You Need To Follow Right Now

If you’re bored of bingeing Netflix or gaming solo at the moment, connect with the wider world instead — and...
April 24, 2020 6 min read
Super GT YouTuber video clip
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry, Insider Insights

YouTuber “Super GT” Talks Virtual F1 and How Esports Changed His Life

If you've not seen one of Steve Alvarez Brown's virtual races yet, you're missing out. The YouTuber, known as "Super...
April 23, 2020 5 min read
Casino.org
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports, Top 10s

The World’s Top 10 Richest Soccer Players

It’s no secret that soccer (football) is one of the world’s most lucrative sports; the game’s superstars can earn thousands...
April 10, 2020 6 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Guides

The Bond Songs That Have Shaken (Not Stirred) Up The Biggest Profits

When it comes to movie soundtracks, James Bond has undoubtedly produced some of the most iconic theme songs out there,...
February 24, 2020 2 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Infographics

Love Island Odds: Who Are The Favorites To Win So Far?

With the first-ever series of Winter Love Island reaching the halfway mark this week, and new contestants having just arrived,...
February 3, 2020 3 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Infographics

Power’s Back! But Who Shot Ghost?

The second part of Season 6 of Power is back. We’ve already analyzed the death trends and given you a...
January 16, 2020 4 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: The Real Hustle

For 11 seasons, I wrote and executed hundreds of scams for the BBC show, The Real Hustle. At the height...
December 26, 2019 6 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Clash of The Goons: Now, This is a Big Deal

Forget AJ vs Ruiz. This is the real fight we’re all waiting for… In the red corner, raising the minimum...
December 6, 2019 2 min read
michael jordan
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports, Top 10s

10 Sports Stars Who Smoke

There’s no denying the fact that smoking and sporting performance don’t really go hand-in-hand. There are some famous sports stars...
December 4, 2019 4 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Greatest Con Artist of All Time

Editor's Note: In this article, R. Paul Wilson talks about one of the biggest con men of all time: the...
November 11, 2019 5 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

You Won’t Believe These 5 Crazy Tales of Las Vegas Whales

Most folks head to the bright lights of Las Vegas for a long weekend of decadence: crazy pool parties, world-famous...
November 5, 2019 4 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

How The MIT Blackjack Card Counting Team Beat The House

It’s one of the oldest clichés in the world of casinos: The house always wins. Except it doesn’t. For more...
September 27, 2019 5 min read
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Celebrities & Poker Pros, Top 10s

Top 10 Poker Players to Follow on Twitch

Although Twitch started as a platform for streaming video games, in recent years, it has expanded quite a bit, with...
September 16, 2019 7 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

Political Betting: Will Donald Trump Be Impeached?

Among the few sages that predicted Donald Trump's historic betting upset in 2016 was Professor Allan Lichtman. He also predicted...
August 29, 2019 4 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Guides

The Top 10 Conmen of All Time

Since the dawn of time, people have craved instant riches. Some of the more devious of their fellow citizens have...
August 20, 2019 6 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Infographics

Love Island: The UK’s ‘Type on Paper’, According to the Public

Just like that – Love Island is over for another year. But we can't let go quite yet. We wanted...
July 30, 2019 3 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

The Man Who Beat the Wheel – The Extraordinary Story of the Professor Who Won a Fortune on Roulette

Roulette is a game that has fascinated and intrigued casino gamblers for more than 200 years. And for as long...
July 4, 2019 4 min read
Professional Poker player, Phil Ivey
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

The Biggest Losers – Famous Casino Losers

The old saying goes that the house always wins. It's a theory that every gambler reluctantly accepts but knows they...
May 21, 2018 3 min read
A picturesc image from the centre of Macau
Celebrities & Poker Pros

5 Blockbuster Movies Set In Macau

The Chinese enclave of Macau has fast become the most attractive gambling destination in the world. However, it has also...
October 3, 2017 3 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

Most Famous Vegas Mob Murders

Las Vegas is the gambling and showbiz centre of the universe these days but that wasn't always the case. Sin...
July 25, 2017 4 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Top 10s

10 Women Who Rock, Fact

Women have long faced a battle for equality in western civilization and we are finally coming to an age when...
July 17, 2017 6 min read
Kerry Packer playing blackjack at a casino
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry

Meet The Men Who Gambled Away Up To $200 Million

The casino industry’s got a special name for the people who gamble so much money that they keep the business...
January 4, 2017 4 min read
luminosity-gaming-mineral
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry, Sports

Going Pro Against the Flow: An Interview with an eSports Athlete

The world of eSports is currently blowing up and a lot of people are enjoying the success that it has...
September 26, 2016 5 min read