Rumors

Hints of a Takeover Emerge from Amaya Private AGM 
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Hints of a Takeover Emerge from Amaya Private AGM 

June 30th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The Amaya board recently met to discuss the future of the company but decided to keep some of the topics discussed under wraps. Although Annual General Meetings (AGMs) aren’t usually something that gets the poker community...
No More Poker for Professional Skier Petter Northug
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No More Poker for Professional Skier Petter Northug

May 28th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Petter Northug, one of Norway’s top professional skiers, has revealed that he’s not allowed to play poker anymore because of his sponsor. Known to some as the “bad boy of skiing,” Northug has long been a...
Soulja Boy’s $400 Million Bluff
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Soulja Boy’s $400 Million Bluff

May 23rd, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Soulja Boy and World Poker Fund Holdings (WPFH) recently cut a deal worth $400 million: or did they? According to an article posted by Billboard.com on May 20, hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Soulja Boy recently signed a...
Shane Warne and Joe Hachem See Limo Go Missing Ahead of Aussie Charity Poker Event
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Shane Warne and Joe Hachem See Limo Go Missing Ahead of Aussie Charity Poker Event

May 12th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
Shane Warne and Joe Hachem received a bad beat this week, after their limo was stolen just hours before a charity poker event they were due to attend. The two Aussie celebrities were enjoying a meal at Fisherman’s Pier...
Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators
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Insider Trading Charges Aimed at Amaya CEO David Baazov by Quebec Regulators

March 23rd, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Insider trading charges are serious business, and today is probably not the best day ever for Canadian gaming company Amaya’s CEO David Baazov. In the same week that Amaya launched its US PokerStars client in the now legal and...
Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect Joran van der Sloot “Confesses,” Or is it Just Another Stunt? 
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Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect Joran van der Sloot “Confesses,” Or is it Just Another Stunt? 

March 19th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poker player and convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot has been caught on camera apparently confessing to a second murder, that of 18-year-old American, Natalee Holloway. He has long been a prime suspect in the disappearance of...
Will Donald Trump Turn on Poker After Negreanu’s Lewd Request?
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Will Donald Trump Turn on Poker After Negreanu’s Lewd Request?

March 7th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Donald Trump is one of the most liberal Republicans when it comes to online poker, but could Daniel Negreanu’s recent challenge cause him to change his mind? With the mainstream media literally being handed headlines, and...
Dan Bilzerian Risks $1.2 Million on LA to Vegas Bike Bet
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Dan Bilzerian Risks $1.2 Million on LA to Vegas Bike Bet

February 20th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Dan Bilzerian captured the interest of the poker community once again this week after he announced that he will be cycling from LA to Las Vegas for on a $1.2 million prop bet. The poker playing playboy, who seemingly has more...
Donald Trump Turns to Fellow Casino Billionaire Steve Wynn for Campaign Advice
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Donald Trump Turns to Fellow Casino Billionaire Steve Wynn for Campaign Advice

September 6th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Donald Trump hasn’t always been a politician, nor has he always been a friend of Steve Wynn, but that isn’t stopping the 2016 GOP frontrunner from seeking out advice from his fellow casino billionaire on running his...
888 Holdings’ bwin.party Takeover in Doubt
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888 Holdings’ bwin.party Takeover in Doubt

August 18th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The expected merger between bwin.party and 888 Holdings could be in jeopardy according to recent reports. Following what seemed like a successful $1.4 billion (£900 million) takeover bid by 888 back in July, the iGaming operator...