Poker

WSOP Changes the Game with UMG Esports Collaboration
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WSOP Changes the Game with UMG Esports Collaboration

May 11th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has unveiled one of its most unique innovations of the last few years by announcing a partnership with esports brand, UMG Media Corp. Moving with the times has been something WSOP bosses have...
SCOOP Winner Gordon Vayo Takes PokerStars to Court Over $692K Debt
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SCOOP Winner Gordon Vayo Takes PokerStars to Court Over $692K Debt

May 9th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Poker pro Gordon Vayo is suing PokerStars for what he sees fraud, deceit and false advertising following his 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) win. The 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up made the headlines almost 12...
Another Blow for Poker in China As Macau Venues Close
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Another Blow for Poker in China As Macau Venues Close

May 7th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
Poker in China was dealt another blow recently after two leading venues closed their doors and a live tour was forced to postpone its launch. First reported by local gaming media outlet Somuchpoker, the latest from Macau is that...
Chinese Poker Ban Doesn’t Worry PokerStars
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Chinese Poker Ban Doesn’t Worry PokerStars

May 2nd, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The recent Chinese poker ban might not hit some operators as hard as others according to comments from two industry insiders. A week after news broke that China would be implementing a ban on all poker app from June 1, 2018,...
Big Names Secure Big Wins at EPT Monte Carlo
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Big Names Secure Big Wins at EPT Monte Carlo

April 30th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars’ European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo has seen the the great and the good ante up in Monaco’s high-end principality. Often regarded as one of the highlights of the EPT calendar, the 2018 Monte Carlo event got...
Dan Bilzerian and Doug Polk Engage in Crypto War of Words
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Dan Bilzerian and Doug Polk Engage in Crypto War of Words

April 27th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
A seemingly innocuous tweet from Dan Bilzerian has started yet another social media feud within the poker community. Bilzerian may be known for his stream of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts featuring money, guns and...
Sharing is Caring as WSOP.com Marks Tristate Poker with $15 Million Party
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Sharing is Caring as WSOP.com Marks Tristate Poker with $15 Million Party

April 25th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
WSOP.com is set to celebrating the merging of players from three US states with an enhanced tournament schedule boasting $15 million in added value. Dubbed the “$15 Million Summer”, the latest selection of promotions and...
The Stars Group Seals $4.7 Billion Deal for Sky Betting and Gaming
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The Stars Group Seals $4.7 Billion Deal for Sky Betting and Gaming

April 23rd, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Sky Poker is set to become a stablemate of PokerStars after The Stars Group agreed a $4.7 billion deal with CVC Capital Partners. Following an April 21 article from Reuters, mainstream media outlets in the UK have with run with...
First Franco-Spanish SCOOP from PokerStars Draws Big Numbers
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First Franco-Spanish SCOOP from PokerStars Draws Big Numbers

April 20th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
The first French and Spanish Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has proved to be a hit after the 100+ tournaments attracted buy-ins worth more than $12 million. Running between March 25 and April 9, the online festival...
Jaime Staples Accepts Weight Loss Bet 2.0 for $150,000
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Jaime Staples Accepts Weight Loss Bet 2.0 for $150,000

April 18th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pro Jaime Staples has agreed another big money weight loss bet less than a month after dropping 115.7 pounds and picking up $150,000. Announcing the news via Twitter, Staples confirmed that he would once again be working in...