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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

Poker Pro Chad Brown Succumbs to Cancer at 52

Chad Brown, death, cancer, World Series of Poker

The poker world was saddened to learn that professional poker player Chad Brown passed away at approximately 1:15 am Wednesday morning at Calvary Hospital Hospice in New York City. His death follows a long battle with a rare form of cancer known as liposarcoma. He was 52. While Brown was a highly respected poker player…Read More

Luis Suárez World Cup Bite Becomes Payday for Lucky Gamblers

Luis Suarez, World Cup 2014, sports betting, bite

When Luis Suárez bit Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy, 60 million Italians were outraged. When Diego Godin scored minutes later, 3.3 million Uruguayans celebrated their team’s move into the tournament’s knockout stages. And for perhaps 200 or so gamblers on various sports betting sites, Suárez’s appetite for Italian earned them some…Read More

Concerns Mount as Brazil Prepares for World Cup

Arena Corinthians World Cup 2014 Brazil

Maybe you thought Sochi was bad, but the buzz from Brazil as it readies to host soccer’s biggest event is giving that Olympic travesty a run for its money – and it’s not a contest the South American country wants to win. Stadiums aren’t finished. Crime rates are rising. Officials warn of match-fixing concerns. Even…Read More

World Series of Poker to Feature Big Names, Big Money

Antonio Esfandiari Big One for One Drop WSOP

It’s almost time again for the greatest poker show on Earth. That’s right: on May 27, the 2014 World Series of Poker will kick off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, starting the first of 65 events that will take place over the course of more than a month. It’s always…Read More

Victoria Coren Mitchell First Repeat EPT Champion

Victoria Coren Mitchell Sanremo EPT

Broadcaster, author and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell has become the only player to win two European Poker Tour Titles, following her victory in the EPT San Remo Main Event on Easter Sunday. Coren Mitchell’s win, in which she outlasted 555 players to earn €476,100 ($658,125), comes seven and half years after she took down the…Read More

Bubba Watson Takes Down PGA Masters

Bubba Watson PGA Masters

Bubba Watson may not be the prototypical golfer, and he may not have a swing that you’d want to copy for your next round at the local country club. But he’s immensely popular among golf fans, and he’s now won the Masters twice in the last three years. Watson rallied after a slow start to…Read More

NCAA March Madness Begins for Basketball Fans and Gamblers

NCAA March Madness brackets

It’s that time of year again: when everyone fills out a bracket, productivity grinds to a halt, and basketball fans try to figure out who will be this year’s Cinderella. Yes, it’s time for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, an event you may know better by the nickname of March Madness. And while…Read More