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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

Dutch Courts Find that Poker is not Gambling – Sometimes

Dutch law poker in Holland

Anyone who has ever played poker knows that there’s plenty of gambling involved in this great game. But it’s not the same kind of gambling you run into when playing blackjack, slots, or just about any other game in a casino. There’s plenty of skill involved, you’re not playing against the house, and better players…Read More

Poker Pro Christian Lusardi Charged in Borgata Fake Chip Scandal

Christian Lusardi Borgata Winter Open

It’s been an odd stretch for pro poker players and what appears to be an epidemic of hubris making the rounds amongst them: first we saw pro poker blogger Jay Newnum get probation for fishing into a dealer’s tip box and extracting nearly $700 with chopsticks at Foxwoods during their Mega Stack Challenge tournament series,…Read More

Borgata Winter Open Event #1 Cancelled When Fake Chips Detected

Borgata Winter Open Event #1 fake chips

They say that all you need to win a poker tournament is a chip and a chair. Of course, having a few extra chips will improve your odds – and some players don’t seem to care where those chips come from. Regulators Cancel Event The first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open at the…Read More

PartyPoker Grabs Early Edge in New Jersey Online Gambling Market

PartyPoker New Jersey online casinos

Remember the days when you couldn’t go more than ten minutes without seeing a PartyPoker ad on your television? It’s been a long time since PartyPoker ruled the airways – and the USA online poker marketplace – but it appears as though it may be happening again, albeit on a smaller – and now legal…Read More

Poker Players Beware: Malware Ninjas and Miscreants Lie in Wait

Software Ninja malware

When word surfaced recently in Congressional hearings that the Obamacare website had never had appropriate security measures built into it – and that the only real way to fix that oversight was to start from scratch – we were all reminded yet again that some of the scariest crimes these days can be committed out…Read More

New Jersey, The Gambling State: Could Be New Moniker

New Jersey iGaming

New Jersey’s first week in the wonderful world of legal and regulated online casinos appears to have gone pretty well. Although unaudited by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), the unofficial word is that 13 new casino sites – operated under the auspices of Atlantic City’s land casinos with help from their online gaming…Read More

Very Superstitious: Researchers Say Myth of the Lucky Gambler Lives On

“Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall/Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall/Thirteen-month- old baby broke the lookin’ glass/Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past/When you believe in things that you don’t understand/Then you suffer/Superstition ain’t the way” – Stevie Wonder, “Superstition” – EMI Music Publishing Ryan Riess Believed He Would Win Is…Read More

Ryan Riess Triumphs at 2013 WSOP Main Event

If anyone thought that the old-guard had made a comeback in WSOP Main Events, their opinions were well and truly readjusted after 23-year-old Ryan Riess – the first WSOP winner to be born in the 1990s – triumphed in the 2013 showpiece, bagging almost $8.3 million in the process. After a break of a several…Read More

Farber and Riess Heads Up at WSOP 2013 Final Table

WSOP November 9

Update:  Ryan Riess wins the WSOP 2013 Main Event While all eyes were on the ‘big names’ of Amir Lehavot and JC Tran at 2013’s WSOP Main Event final table, it would be the lesser names of Jay Farber – who was working as a VIP host in Vegas until recently – and Ryan Reiss,…Read More

WSOP 2013 Main Event Final Table Kicks Off Tonight

WSOP November 9

Every member of the World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) November Nine has already won a life-changing sum of money; now, one of them will go on to become a poker legend. The nine players still alive in the WSOP Main Event will come back tonight to play for a top prize of $8.3 million, as…Read More