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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,, 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 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 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