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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.

Dominik Nitsche Wins $4 Million in WSOPE High Roller for One Drop

Dominik Nitsche One Drop

Dominik Nitsche overcame a strong field that included many of his German countrymen to win the 2017 High Roller for One Drop at the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The victory earned Nitsche not only €3,487,463 ($4.04 million), but also his fourth career WSOP bracelet. The High Roller attracted a…Read More

Chris Ferguson Wins Sixth Bracelet at WSOP Europe, Sparking Bitter Poker Player Backlash

Chris Ferguson WSOP Europe

Chris “Jesus” Ferguson won the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event at the World Series of Poker Europe on Wednesday, earning the long-time professional poker player his sixth career WSOP bracelet and a whole lot of public grief. As one of the founders of Full Tilt Poker, Ferguson fell out of favor with…Read More

Player Sniffs Out, Partypoker Snuffs Out High-Stakes Tournament Collusion Ring

Partypoker collusion ring

A Partypoker representative confirmed that the online poker room had found a series of accounts that were working together to collude in high stakes tournaments. The admission came following a thread posted on the Two Plus Two forums in which a frequent tournament player shared his suspicions about a group of accounts he had frequently…Read More

Schenectady Casino Awards $500K Three Card Poker Jackpot

Three Card Poker Jackpot

One lucky player at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady walked away nearly a half-million dollars richer on Saturday, after they hit a progressive jackpot at a Three Card Poker table in the Schenectady, New York casino. The player, who chose to remain anonymous, played an optional side bet in order to become eligible…Read More

‘Match Poker’ Given Observer Status, First Step towards Olympic Inclusion

Ladbrokes Court of Appeal.

Could there be a day when a form of poker is seen in the Olympic Games? The game may have taken its first step on the road to inclusion this month, as an international body that says it works closely with the International Olympic Committee gave it and other lesser-known sports recognition for the first…Read More

Judge Rejects Part of Poker Player’s $2M Lawsuit Against Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik

Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King’s Casino in the Czech Republic

A Las Vegas judge dismissed eight of the 10 claims in poker player Matthew Kirk’s lawsuit against Leon Tsoukernik, a fellow high-stakes rounder and owner of King’s Casino in the Czech Republic. District Judge Linda Marie Bell said the $2 million that Kirk is seeking amounted to an “unenforceable gambling debt.” “Whether in the form…Read More

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