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.

Richest soccer players ever
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Sports, Top 10s

The World’s Top 10 Richest Soccer Players

Love them or loath them, there’s no getting away from the fact that the best soccer players are paid astronomical sums. Add sponsorship deals to the mix and you’ve got players sitting on fortunes worth tens of millions, or even more. Take a look below to...

September 22, 2021 4 min read
Tony G by the sea
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Poker

What Do Poker Players Do When They Retire?

Professional poker players might enjoy what many of us consider to be a privileged working life, but just like in any career, there comes a time when retirement hits. When poker players commit so much of their time and energy to their discipline, what do they...

August 19, 2021 7 min read
Vanessa Rousso
Celebrities & Poker Pros

The Rise Of Women In Poker

Today, poker is played by women and men alike, and there are even serious considerations to make it a sport,...
August 2, 2021 7 min read
Young Fedor Holz
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Fedor Holz?

Fedor Holz is a well-known name in high-stakes poker circles. The young German seemingly came out of nowhere and conquered...
June 23, 2021 7 min read
Eli elezra
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Eli Elezra?

If you've been a poker fan for some time, you most certainly know the Israeli-born businessman and poker player Eli...
June 17, 2021 7 min read
Sam Farha
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Sammy Farha?

Sammy Farha may not be one of the biggest names in poker going solely by his results, but he's definitely...
June 1, 2021 7 min read
mike matusow
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Mike “The Mouth” Matusow?

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow is one of the more polarizing characters in poker. While some enjoy his outbursts, antics, and...
May 22, 2021 7 min read
Gus Hansen
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Gus Hansen?

Gus Hansen was one of the best-known faces in the poker scene during the late 2000s. Nicknamed "The Great Dane",...
May 17, 2021 7 min read
Tony G
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Tony G?

Antanas Guoga, better known as “Tony G”, is one of the most colorful characters that the poker world has ever...
May 15, 2021 7 min read
Jennifer Harman
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Jennifer Harman?

During the years of the poker boom, Jennifer Harman enjoyed quite a bit of popularity among the fans and a...
May 2, 2021 6 min read
Tom Dwan
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Tom “durrrr” Dwan?

Those of you who have been poker fans for some time probably know the name Tom Dwan and his famous...
April 26, 2021 7 min read
Hollywood Walk Of Shame montage
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Infographics

The Hollywood Walk Of Shame

Fallen Stars And Criminal Performances The Hollywood Walk of Fame is widely seen as the pinnacle of stardom. The celebrities...
April 15, 2021 4 min read
Johnny Chan
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Johnny Chan?

Born in 1957, Johnny Chan started playing way before poker became mainstream, and his results over the years have confirmed...
April 9, 2021 6 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Chris “Jesus” Ferguson?

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson was one of the most prominent people during the early days of the poker boom. He was...
April 3, 2021 7 min read
Annie Duke - poker player
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Annie Duke?

The name of Annie Duke is well-known, albeit not particularly liked in the poker community. The sister of Howard Lederer,...
March 28, 2021 7 min read
Vanessa Selbst
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Vanessa Selbst?

With International Women’s Day taking place tomorrow, Casino.org felt it was only right to honour the greatest female poker in...
March 7, 2021 7 min read
Patricia Demauro - longest craps roll record
Celebrities & Poker Pros

The Amazing Story Of The Grandma And The Longest Craps Roll In History

Ever wondered who holds the record for the longest craps roll ever? It might not be who you’d expect. One...
March 3, 2021 3 min read
Annette Obrestad
Celebrities & Poker Pros

What Ever Happened To Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad?

The Norwegian poker star has pretty much disappeared from the poker public eye, but she was filling headlines of all...
March 1, 2021 6 min read
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,...
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....
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
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
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
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