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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

Winning Millions Poker Tournament Stopped by DDoS Attack

Winning Millions poker tournament cancelled

A $1 million poker tournament on the Winning Poker Network (WPN) was cancelled because of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, making it the latest poker site to be victimized by such an assault on its servers. The attack caused connectivity issues for players, leading company officials to eventually decide to cancel the tournament as a…Read More

French Tennis Official Given Lifetime Ban for Match Fixing

French tennis official match fixing

French tennis official Morgan Lamri was given a lifetime ban by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) on Tuesday, which found that Lamri had violated four articles of the TIU’s anti-corruption statutes between 2012 and 2013. Lamri, who was a chair umpire that worked on the Futures and Challenger tours that are mainly populated by up-and-coming…Read More

Martin Jacobson’s Past Led Him to Make WSOP Main Event History

Martin Jacobson winning Main Event WSOP 2014

Martin Jacobson is your 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, which, if you didn’t know by now, our sincere apologies for the spoiler. Before this year’s $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship, few had heard of the 27-year-old from Stockholm, Sweden. Some 6,683 players from 87 countries entered poker’s biggest tournament, but in the…Read More

Sweden’s Martin Jacobson Sweeps World Series of Poker Main Event

Martin Jacobson Sweden WSOP Main Event

Martin Jacobson of Sweden won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event on Tuesday night, making a set of tens on the final hand to claim poker’s biggest championship. Jacobson’s victory marked his first WSOP bracelet win, and also came with $10 million in prize money. Jacobson’s effort was one of the more impressive…Read More

Jorryt Van Hoof Leads as WSOP Final Table Down to Three

WSOP Main Event chip leader Jorryt Van Hoof

The World Series of Poker final table is down to three players, with Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof finishing yesterday’s play as he began, with the chip lead and bossing the table around. And despite Phil Hellmuth’s once disparaging remark about “Northern European idiots,” three players hailing from the upper part of that very continental landmass…Read More

Daniel Negreanu, Jack McClelland Make Poker Hall of Fame

Daniel Negreanu WSOP Poker Hall of Fame 2014

Daniel Negreanu and renowned poker tournament director Jack McClelland are the newest members of the Poker Hall of Fame. The pair have become the 47th and 48th poker people to receive the prestigious nomination, and will be inducted at a ceremony on November 9th at Binion’s Horseshoe, the original home of the World Series of…Read More

Daniel Colman Alpha8 Win Adds to Sizzling Hot Poker Streak

Dan Colman wins WPT Alpha8 London

Daniel Colman won the WPT Alpha8 event in London this week, capping a 12-month live tournament-winning streak that is unparalleled in the history of poker. The 24-year-old player from Massachusetts picked up £600,000 ($957,396) for his win in London, which brings his tally to a staggering $22,209,549 in just under a year. From a Jack to…Read More

Daniel Colman Moves into Poker Stratosphere with SHRPO Win

Daniel Colman Takes Down SHRPO 2014

Daniel Colman may not be the most beloved poker player in the world, but he’s certainly making a case for being one of the best, or at least one of the hottest, this year. And if there was any doubt as to just how good a 2014 he was having, Colman made it clear with…Read More

Daniel Colman Shuns Spotlight After WSOP One Drop $15M Win

Daniel Colman, Big One for One Drop, WSOP 2014, World Series of Poker

The most important poker tournament of the year, traditionally, has always been the World Series of Poker Main Event. But in recent years, a new tournament has taken its place as the most lucrative event with the biggest prize pool. It’s the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, the charity tournament that attracts…Read More