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What would gambling be without tournaments? Whether it’s the glitz and glamour of the WSOP, or the grind of the SCOOP we bring you word of it here.

We look at the final tables, talk about the action and generally report on tabletop happenings to let you know who might be the next king (or queen) of the hill.

Cyberattacker Shows His Cards, Says Rival Site Paid for Assault on ACR Poker Network

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) and its flagship site America’s Card Room (ACR) were hit by a spate of massive DDoS attacks on Thursday. The onslaught lasted three days and resulted in the cancelation of the network’s “Bigger Online Super Series” (BOSS) of tournaments. Cyberattacks are nothing new, and DDoS assaults have menaced the online…Read More

JACK Cincinnati Casino Accused of Removing Poker Player Who Pooped Himself

JACK Cincinnati casino poop

The JACK Cincinnati Casino reportedly removed a customer from its property early Wednesday morning after it was alleged that the poker player had soiled his pants. The patron, however, disputes such claims, and is speaking out in hopes that gamblers aren’t treated to such crappy service in the future.   Call it “casino craps” or…Read More

World Poker Tour Announces WPT Japan, Plants Flag with ‘Special’ Event

WPT Japan

The World Poker Tour will be holding the first ever live, televised poker tournament series in Tokyo later this year, even though legal casino gambling in Japan is still several years away. The WPT issued a press release on Wednesday announcing that the inaugural WPT Japan will consist of four tournaments, held Nov. 23-26, with…Read More

Xu Chaojun Social Media Tycoon Busted for Running High Stakes Poker Games

Xu Chaojun arrested in China for running high-stakes poker game

The former head of one of China’s biggest social media platforms has been jailed by the country’s authorities for running a private high stakes poker game. Tech entrepreneur Xu Chaojun is well known in China as the former vice president of RenRen, a social media platform with 240 million users. But over the weekend he…Read More

Scott Blumstein Wins $8.15M at World Series of Poker Main Event with Three-Outer on River

Scott Blumstein wins 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8.15M

Scott Blumstein, a 25-year-old medium stakes poker pro from New Jersey, decided to play his first World Series of Poker tournament a few weeks ago, the 2017 Main Event. It turned out to be a pretty good decision, as late into Saturday night, Blumstein survived an original field of over 7,200 entrants to take home…Read More

2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table: All You Need to Know

World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table

The final table of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event was set in the early hours of Tuesday morning. In the third largest WSOP main event in history, four Americans, two Brits, two Frenchmen and an Argentinian survived from a field of 7,221 and will return on Thursday to the Rio in Las Vegas,…Read More

Man on Bail for Manslaughter Wins $101K in WSOP Main Event

Paul Senat at the WSOP

Paul Senat, a 37-year-old Floridian who won $101,444 for his 70th place finish in the Main Event of the 2017 World Series of Poker on Sunday, was on bail for killing the father of a Florida State football player with an AK47 at the time. Senat was arrested on a charge of manslaughter on April…Read More

Poker Pro Phil Ivey Misses World Series of Poker to Have His Day in UK Court

Phil Ivey Crockfords UK edge sorting case

Poker legend Phil Ivey would normally have been ensconced in Las Vegas this week, battling it out at the World Series of Poker Main Event (WSOP). Instead, Ivey is in London, fighting his legal battle to claim £7.7 million ($10 million) in punto banco winnings from London’s tony Crockfords Casino, which he contests has been…Read More

World Series of Poker Main Event Players Clash Over Texting, Earning Both Suspensions

WSOP Main Event 2017 player fight

The fireworks at the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event were still going on Sunday, July 8th, even with Independence Day well past, when two of the more than 7,200 ultimate players to enter went at it with a verbal joust that landed them both some time outs. Players Tony Bracy and Lazaro…Read More

Legionnaires’ Disease Continues to Make Headlines at Resort Casinos From Las Vegas to Macau

Legionnaires' disease Las Vegas Macau

Legionnaires’ disease still hasn’t checked out of The Parisian, Las Vegas Sands’ $2.7 billion lavish resort that opened just last fall. Legionnaires’ is a potentially serious bacterial infection that contaminates the lungs and often comes with symptoms resembling pneumonia. Though most healthy adults won’t develop severe illness from the disease, as the body is typically…Read More

World Series of Poker Host Rio in Las Vegas Disinfects Water System After Legionnaires’ Breakout

Rio Legionnaires breakout WSOP 2017

The water systems at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas have been disinfected following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a spokeswoman for the casino confirmed this week. Two former guests who stayed separately at the casino, one in March and one in April, later contracted the disease, which initially alerted health authorities…Read More

Bacterial Disease Legionnaires Infects Guests at World Series of Poker Host Resort

bacteria disease Legionnaires Rio WSOP

The bacterial disease Legionnaires has been discovered inside a hot water heating system at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Currently hosting the 48th World Series of Poker (WSOP), health officials tested water heaters at the Caesars-owned property after two guests who stayed at the resort on different occasions reported infections. One system was found…Read More

World Series of Poker 2017 Kicks Off as Masses Descend on Las Vegas

Entry to the 2017 World Series of Poker

The 48th running of the World Series of Poker got underway this week. Though the popularity of poker has waned in recent years, the WSOP continues to be a huge annual draw to Las Vegas every summer. A series of 74 major tournaments in June and July are expected to draw huge crowds to Las Vegas…Read More

Sexton Leaves WPT, Will Join Duthie at Partypoker to Form Friendly Juggernaut

Mike Sexton and John Duthie at partypoker

Hall of Famer Mike Sexton, the voice of the World Poker Tour and for many the voice of poker, is leaving the WPT to take up a new role as chairman of partypoker. Sexton has been with the WPT since Season 1, Episode 1, which aired in 2003. In many ways, he taught the world…Read More

World Series of Poker Abandons November Nine Concept

WSOP ditches November Nine

The World Series of Poker is ditching the “November Nine” format. It’s an acknowledgment that today people are consuming and engaging with poker in very different ways than they were nine years ago, when the concept was introduced.    The November Nine first appeared in 2008, designed to give the World Series a reality show…Read More