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Second PokerStars Boycott Struggles to Make Impact After First Effort Fizzled

Ike Haxton resigns PokerStars boycott

A second PokerStars boycott by high-stakes and high-variance players is apparently failing to make a discernible dent, at least on the site’s traffic figures. Around 1,600 players signed up for the protest, according to organizers. Per industry number-cruncher PokerScout.com, while traffic dipped on January 1st, the first day of the strike, it actually rose on…Read More

Biggest European and UK Crimes of 2015

Darren Woods and the top five European gambling crimes of 2015

From French playboys to teenage bedroom cyber-attackers, and from online poker cheats to the Ndrangheta Mafia, here’s a whirlwind tour of the gambling world’s seedy underbelly. “Dooshy” Behavior One-time poster boy for 888poker Darren Woods received the dubious honor this year of being the first person to be prosecuted in the UK for cheating at…Read More

The Top Five Hottest Gambling Trends of 2015

DFS top gambling trends 2015

Looking back at 2015’s hottest gambling trends, we saw a gaming landscape in a state of flux, with new innovations driven largely by market challenges. Here are our top 5 gaming trends of the year. Bitcoin Gaming Gambling with Bitcoins came of age in 2015. The number of gambling sites accepting the cryptocurrency grew, while a…Read More

Global Poker Index and USA TODAY Sports Partner to “Sportify” Game

Alexandre Dreyfus Global Poker League

The Global Poker Index (GPI) and USA TODAY Sports Media Group are joining strengths in a shared mission to “sportify” the game of poker and revolutionize how it’s played. Acquired by Internet entrepreneur Alexandre Dreyfus in 2012 under his Mediarex sports and entertainment company, the GPI runs TheHendonMob.com, poker’s largest database in the world, and…Read More

Caesars Reports Mixed Third Quarter Results, WSOP TV Ratings Also Mixed

WSOP Caesars Joe McKeehen

Caesars Acquisition Company (CAC), the investment arm in Caesars Growth Partners (CGP), released its third quarter revenues for 2015 and the results are mixed. The parent company to Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the World Series of Poker and several casinos including Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s New Orleans, and the Horseshoe Baltimore, CAC reported total new revenues jumped…Read More

Joe McKeehen Takes Down WSOP Main Event Final Table in Dominant Fashion, Wins $7.6 Million as New Poker Champ

Joe McKeehen Wins WSOP 2015 Main Event

Joe McKeehen is the last man standing. 6,420 players ponied up $10,000 in cash back in July to enter the 2015 WSOP Main Event. After 10 days of competition, McKeehen had every last chip in play and is now officially the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. The 24-year old poker pro finished…Read More

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