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  1. NewsLas Vegas Re-Opens as COVID-19 cases spike in the SouthwestLas Vegas casinos continue to reopen, including poker rooms, after being shut down since mid-March. Gamblers, mostly locals, flocked in droves during the first week of reopening, to whichever casinos opened back up all over town. More card rooms and casinos will be reopening despite the fact that COVID-19 cases are spiking in California and all over the southwest including Arizona and Texas. [...] Read more…
  2. News2019 WSOP Europe schedule officially releasedThe 2019 World Series of Poker Europe schedule is officially official. The King's Casino in Rozvodov, Czech Republic will host the WSOPE once again starting October 13 and running through November 4. The next installment features ten bracelet events with €14 million in guaranteed prize pools. The €10K Main Event and €100K High Roller will have €5 million guarantees. [...] Read more… King's Casino in RozVegas
  3. NewsDaniel Negreanu $1 million WSOP bracelet prop betTwo-time WSOP Player of the Year, Daniel Negreanu, is putting up $1 million on a World Series of Poker bracelet prop bet at 2.5 to 1 odds. Kid Poker seeks his first gold bracelet since 2013. He is hoping he finally strikes big this summer with the WSOP Online series at GGPoker, WSOP.com, or if the WSOP actually plays out at the Rio this fall. If he can win a bracelet, that's $2.5 million in his pocket. [...] Read more…
  4. News2020 WSOP goes online, 85 gold bracelets at GGPoker, WSOP.comWith live poker's future still a huge risk in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Series of Poker moved the 2020 WSOP online with 85 online bracelets up for grabs on either WSOP's online site or at GGPoker. On July 1, WSOP.com will host 31 gold bracelet online events to players in Nevada and New Jersey with one per day during the month. Starting July 19, GGPoker will host 50-plus online events for the rest of the world. [...] Read more…
  5. NewsMike Postle cheating case dismissed against Stones Gambling HallJudge William B. Shubb of the Eastern District of California released a 24-page opinion to dismiss the charges against a trio of defendants in the Mike Postle cheating case. Postle got caught winning $250,000 on live streams at the Stones Gambling Hall when Veronica Brill tipped off the poker community, who in turn did their due diligence and got to the bottom of the cheating scandal. Brill filed a lawsuit against Postle, poker rom manager Justin Kuraitis, and the Stones Gambling Hall (outside of Sacramento, California). [...] Read more…
  6. NewsLas Vegas reopens amidst excitement and cautionAll eyes were on Las Vegas at Midnight as several casino reopened for the first time in 78 days since Governor Sisolak shuttered all casinos in the state of Nevada at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March. Casinos on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas were among the first to open, along with locals' casinos in the burbs. The Bellagio reopened, and any more Strip casinos will open on Friday. [...] Read more… Pic by Business Insider
  7. NewsViktor Blom ships 2, Artur Martirosian wins Super High Roller Bowl OnlineRussia's Artur Martirosian cashed eight times for nearly $1.8 million to secure the leaderboard title at the 2020 Super High Roller Bowl Online. Martirosian edged out Vitkor Blom, who won two titles down the stretch and finished second overall. Martirosian won Event #16 $10K NL 6-Max and finished second a couple other times to top the leaderboard. [...] Read more… Pic byPokerCentral
  8. NewsStanley Ho, the King of Macau gambling, passes away at 98Stanley Ho, one of the wealthiest men in China, passed away at age 98 according to a statement from his daughter, Pansy. Ho had become the King of Gambling in Asia after he envisioned a gambling mecca in the Pearl River Delta to rival Las Vegas. Ho's company, SJM Holdings, owned 20 casinos in Macau and even one in North Korea. At the time of Ho's death, SJM Holdings had an estimated value at $6 billion. [...] Read more…
  9. Breaking NewsPokerStars postpones 2020 PSPC in Barcelona until 2021No shocker here, but PokerStars officially postponed their second installment of the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC). The $25K buy-in 2020 PSPC had been originally scheduled to coincide with the EPT Barcelona at the Barcelona Casino in late August. The PSPC will take place sometime in 2021 in Barcelona with a date yet to be determined. Platinum Passes are valid for the new dates and they will be running 80 additional chances to win one of the 400 passes. [...] Read more…
  10. News2020 SCOOP: alexgirs wins Main Event for $920K in 3-way chopThe "high" version of the $10,300 buy-in 2020 SCOOP Main Event came to an end with Belarus' alexgirs outlasting 609 players to win the title and $920,595. The final three chopped including Pablo 'pabritz' Brito in second place and Alex 'dynoalot' Difelice in third. Also, at the final table were Pieter 'XMorphineX' Aerts, Daniel 'Oxota' Dvoress, Michael 'imluckbox' Addamo, Max 'goodeh99' Silver, and Benjamin 'bencb789' Rolle. PokerStars ambassador Lex Veldhuis went deep and set Twitch stream records along the way, but the Dutch pro busted in 15th place. [...] Read more…
  11. NewsThree Florida poker rooms to reopen this weekPoker returns to the sunshine state this week. A trio of poker rooms in Florida are set to open this week. Derby Lane in Tampa Bay, Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, and Bestbet Jacksonville in Jacksonville will all reopen under strict post-pandemic guidelines. Last week, casinos reopened in Deadwood, South Dakota. And now more states will slowly return to action, including tribal casinos in California. [...] Read more… South Florida casino testing out new poker tables with plexiglass (Pic by @AndySlater)
  12. NewsBig Online Winners: Elio Fox, Charlie Carrel, 800-522-4700Over the weekend, pandemic poker series were in full swing. 2-time WSOP bracelet winner, Elio Fox, won a 25K WPT Online Super High Roller for $565K and outlasted a tough final table that also included Tim Adams and Chris Hunichen. British pro Charlie Carrel, who won the 2017 SCOOP Main Event, binked his third SCOOP title with a victory in Event #70 Hight $530 NLHE PKO. Meanwhile over at GGPoker, a player under the screenname '800-522-4700' faded a field of 505 hopefuls to ship the WSOP Super Circuit $25K High Roller Championship for nearly $2.2 million and a coveted WSOP Circuit ring. [...] Read more… Charlie Carrel (left) and Elio Fox (right). [Pics by venustyle & AlCantHang]
  13. News2020 SCOOP: Steve O'Dwyer Ships 25K, More SCOOPPokerStars will extend 2020 SCOOP because it has been such a huge success while the gaming world is under lockdown and quarantine. SCOOP is now 124 events that will run through the end of May, with an additional $50 million in guaranteed prize pools. Meanwhile, Steve O'Dwyer took down a 25K High Roller for his first SCOOP title and outlasted a final table that included Fedor Holz, Talal Shakerchi, and Ole Schemion. [...] Read more… Monte Carlo 2013 (Pic by Neil Stoddardt, PokerStarsBlog)
  14. NewsDan Bilzerian on True Gordie: Shrooms, LAG, and Instagram SexcapadesThe latest episode of True Gordie Podcast featured Instagram star and poker player Dan Bilzerian. He normally hates interviews but sat down with True Gordie to discuss life as an Instagram baller and fleecing some rich dude for $50-plus million because his opponent thought he was a dumb trust fund kid. [...] Read more…
  15. NewsStars CALL for Action celebrity poker tournament with Don Draper and CostanzaPokerStars is hosting a star-studded charity poker tournament to assist coronavirus relief. The 'Stars CALL for Action' takes place on Saturday, May 9 starting at 2pm ET and it will be available to watch on multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. There will be over $1 million (to charity) up for grabs. Some of the stars slated to play are 'Rounders' screenplay co-writer, Brian Koppleman, and a well-known Hollywood stars such as Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm, Jason Alexander, and the guy who played Ross from 'Friends'. [...] Read more…
  16. NewsVenetian and Palazzo and Las Vegas Strip Casinos Eye Reopen in JuneOver 20 casinos are currently open in the United States of America with a handful more expected to open this weekend and next week. Several Las Vegas casinos, such as Venetian and Palazzo, are planning on reopening in June despite the fact that the USA leads the world in COVID-19 and COVID-related deaths. Casinos in Arizona and Louisiana are set to reopen by next week, with many other casinos rushing to get ready for a June return. [...] Read more…
  17. NewsDavid Costabile (Billions) wins Stars Call for Action celebrity charity tourneyPokerStars hosted the Stars CALL for Action celebrity tournament with $1 million donated to CARE International and various coronavirus charities. David Costabile, an actor most-known for his work on "Billions" and "The Wire", took down the tournament and won $100,000 for his chosen charity: World Central Kitchen. Also, at the final table were Douglas Costa, Jen Shahade, Casey Affleck, Chris Moneymaker, and Mike Tindall. [...] Read more… David Costabile as Wags from "Billions". (Pic by Showtime)
  18. NewsKing's Casino in RozVegas to Reopen on May 11With the coronavirus pandemic shuttering casinos across the globe, some casino operators are rolling the dice and reopening amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Three casinos in the Czech Republic will reopen their doors on Monday, May 11, including the King's Resort Rozvadov, Admiral Casino Rozvadov, and the King's Casino Prague. [...] Read more…
  19. NewsDeadwood, South Dakota casinos reopen, Derby Lane poker room changes mindThree casinos in the USA will reopen to gamblers in Deadwood, South Dakota. Meanwhile, Derby Lane in St. Petersburg, Florida decided to hold off on reopening their poker room this week. They will reopen the greyhound racetrack without any live spectators but decided against hosting poker games. Heading into the second weekend of May, all major casinos are closed in North America, especially in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and none of their casinos planning on opening before Memorial Day. [...] Read more…
  20. NewsFedor Holz signs deal with GGPokerEven though he's "retired" Fedor Holz and his training site, Poker Code, signed a deal with GGPoker as the online poker site continues to sign high-profile online players like Elky and Felipe Ramos and big-time ambassadors such as Daniel Negreanu. [...] Read more…
  21. NewsGalfond Challenge: Next up ActionFreak, five days a weekPhil Galfond will take on ActionFreak in the next installment of the Galfond Challenge over at Run It Once Poker. This heads-up PLO series, the third overall, will take place at €150/€300 stakes for only 15,000 hands. The two have an even money side bet worth €150,000. The first day of action lasted a brief time whole ActionFreak experienced technical difficulties. Action between Galfond and ActionFreak will resume on Tuesday. [...] Read more…
  22. NewsAlexandros Kolonias wins Poker Masters Online and purple jacket At the first-ever Poker Masters Online, hosted at partypoker, Alexandros Kolonias cashed in 11 out of 30 events to win nearly $1.3 million and earn the prestigious Purple Jacket for finishing in first place on the PMO Championship Leader Board. Kolonias, the top Greek pro in the world who also won the 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event, locked up the purple jacket with a victory in Event #30 $10K 6-Max. [...] Read more…
  23. NewsHigh Stakes Poker: Gus Hansen vs Daniel Negreanu in $575K PotFlashbacks are always fun, especially monsterpottens involving two well-known pros clashing during an episode of the classic TV Series "High Stakes Poker". In this classic hand, Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu squared off in a $575,000 pot for the ages, which was the biggest pot in the history of televised poker (at the time). They both flopped sets, but Gus turned quads with pocket fives and fireworks ensued on the river. [...] Read more…
  24. NewsLas Vegas Mayor Goodman crazy CNN interview Carolyn Goodman, the current Mayor of Las Vegas and wife of ex-mayor Oscar Goodman, shocked the world with her preposterous assertions about opening up the Las Vegas Strip during a live interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Mayor Goodman insisted that Las Vegas re-open in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Goodman immediately received blowback from all sides of the political spectrum and health officials. [...] Read more…
  25. Breaking News2020 World Series of Poker officially postponed until fallWith a little more than a month to go before the start of the 2020 World Series of Poker at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, officials announced on Monday that the 2020 WSOP is officially postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas casinos still remained closed for the remainder of April despite pleas from Mayor Goodman to reopen as soon as possible. [...] Read more…
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