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WSOP November Nine Day Two Recap: Stern, Cannuli, Steinberg Out the Door

Thomas Cannuli November Nine WSOP 2015

For the second consecutive day, the WSOP November Nine final table started off with a bang, and then became a bit dull. There were some fireworks throughout the three hours of otherwise mostly unexciting play. The first bust out came on the second hand of the day, yet again. Tom Cannuli, the youngest player and…Read More

WSOP 2015 November Nine Day One Reveals an Evening of Tanking and Passive Play

November Nine 2015 WSOP final table Day One play

The 2015 November Nine kicked off with a whimper, not a bang. On the first day of play Sunday night, the focus was on players tanking and acting as if they had little interest in actually playing poker. Patrick Chan came to the WSOP Main Event final table Sunday with a small stack that lasted…Read More

It’s WSOP November Nine Fever Time as Final Table Kicks off (Almost) Live on ESPN This Sunday

WSOP November Nine 2015

The WSOP November Nine are ready to rumble for one of the biggest prizes around if you like money. Yup, the final table of the 46th Annual World Series of Poker will play out on ESPN beginning this Sunday. After almost four months’ hiatus, the final nine players are back to do battle for the…Read More

DraftKings Logo Comes Down at World Series of Poker Before Live November Nine Broadcast

Max Steinberg DraftKings WSOP

DraftKings, which during last summer’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) seemed to be reigning high and proud, will not be seen on the upcoming final table broadcast on ESPN. WSOP will land all eyes of the poker world beginning November 8, as the November Nine commences live on ESPN. The Rio will welcome back the…Read More

Christian Lusardi Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Chip Scandal

Christian Lusardi prison counterfeit

Christian Lusardi’s royal flush was a royal mistake. On Thursday, a judge sentenced Lusardi to five years in prison and ordered him to pay $463,540 in restitution for bringing millions of dollars worth of counterfeit chips to a tournament at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City in 2014. After getting cold feet during the…Read More

November Nine Set for World Series of Poker Main Event, But No Daniel Negreanu

World Series of Poker November Nine 2015

The World Series of Poker Main Event has reached the November Nine, and while the tournament may not have the star power it had hoped for, there is no shortage of poker talent or interesting story lines at the final table. The last elimination of the WSOP took place in the early morning hours on…Read More

World Poker Tour Sold To Ourgame International

WPT logo, bwin.party, Ourgame WPT acquisition

The World Poker Tour has been sold to a Hong Kong-based social media games developer for $35 million in cash. Owner bwin.party confirmed the sale, to Ourgame International Holdings Ltd, early Monday, adding that the deal had no bearing on the acquisition talks surrounding the rest of its assets. The WPT was a “non-core asset…Read More

WSOP Colossus Becomes Largest Live Poker Tournament Ever

The Colossus

The World Series of Poker’s inaugural “Colossus” tournament has, as expected, smashed all the records to become the biggest live poker tournament ever staged. Twenty-two thousand three hundred and seventy-four players turned out over the course of four Day 1 flights to play in the event, beating the previous WSOP record, the 2006 Main Event,…Read More

WSOP Clarifies Position on IRS Tax Form for Backers

WSOP Caesars IRS Form 5754

The World Series of Poker is one of the world’s largest gambling events, and with lots of money changing hands, there’s also a lot of paperwork to be done when it comes to assigning winnings and figuring out who is responsible for paying taxes. But players say that the WSOP could make the process a…Read More

Netherland’s Gambling Reforms Attacked After Unibet Court Ruling

Dutch State Secretary for Justice and Security, Klaas Dijkhoff

The Netherland’s sweeping new online gambling reforms have come under fire because of a court case which ruled that unlicensed operators have no responsibility to refund players’ losses. Last month a judge in Amsterdam rejected an attempt by a Dutch online gambler to recoup the €178,000 ($191,000) he’d lost playing at Unibet.com. The plaintiff had…Read More

PokerStars APPT Nanjing Millions Shut Down in Dramatic Chinese Police Raid

PokerStars Nanjing Millions APPT China shutdown

The PokerStars Asian Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) event, the Nanjing Millions, has been shut down following a raid earlier today by the Chinese National Police, according to Macau-based World Gaming Magazine (WGM). The event, the first APPT event in Nanjing, has been running since Tuesday, and hoped to emulate the huge success and record fields…Read More

Paul Phua has Sports Betting Conviction in Malaysia

Paul Phua

Paul Phua, the high-stakes poker player who is standing trial in the US accused of masterminding a World Cup betting operation from Caesars Palace, has a conviction in Malaysia for the same offense, it has emerged. Malaysian media reported this week that Phua was arrested in 2004 for his involvement in a betting ring centered…Read More

Gambling Rules May Derail David Ginola And His FIFA Presidential Bid

David Ginola FIDE Presidential gambling

David Ginola, the FIFA presidential candidate that has been publicly backed by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, seemingly has an endless number of challenges plaguing his campaign (such as it is). He’s short on money, can’t seem to drum up support from member federations, and isn’t being taken seriously by many inside or outside of the…Read More

New Nevada Gambling Bill Could End Poker Staking Agreements (Or Not)

Nevada law poker staking agreements

The World Series of Poker gets a lot of publicity for its big money tournaments and prizes worth millions of dollars. Most poker fans, however, know that a lot of those tournament scores are just official numbers, and don’t really show what players make. That’s because, particularly in high roller events, players rarely pay their…Read More

Indiana Considers Sports Betting, Daily Fantasy Sports

Indiana sports betting bills

When sports betting became a hot button issue in New Jersey, some observers believed that other states couldn’t be far behind in efforts to legalize the practice. Those predictions are beginning to bear fruit, as one lawmaker in Indiana has introduced a bill that could allow for sports betting in the state. State Representative Alan…Read More