Scandals

Storm Brewing as Players Accuse Partypoker of Shady Tournament Tactics
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Storm Brewing as Players Accuse Partypoker of Shady Tournament Tactics

October 15th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
Partypoker has been accused of unfair practices after a forum poster provided third-hand evidence about the way the operator mitigates overlays. Posting under the handle pp-whistle, the unknown player said that Partypoker is...
Winamax Apologizes to Customers After DDoS Attack Overcharges Servers
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Winamax Apologizes to Customers After DDoS Attack Overcharges Servers

September 26th, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
Winamax says it was the victim of a DDoS attack recently, making it the fourth major operator to be targeted by cybercriminals over the last few weeks. Outlining the incident on Twitter, the French poker and sports betting site...
Bad Beat: Poker Player Has to Repay First Place Winnings Six Months Later
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Bad Beat: Poker Player Has to Repay First Place Winnings Six Months Later

August 17th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Credit Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs with the slow roll of the year so far. The British tax authority told Adam Lulat that he must repay all £68,930 ($95,404) he took home after winning the Main Event of the second leg...
Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli
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Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli

April 13th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pros Erik Seidel and John Juanda are suing a fellow player for more than $1 million after falling victims to an alleged Super Bowl ticket scam. Following the indictment of high stakes gambler Seyad Reza Ali Fazeli (aka Ali...
The Best and Worst of Poker in 2017
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The Best and Worst of Poker in 2017

December 27th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
The highs and lows from the universe of poker in 2017 were grandiose enough to land one colorful character a movie deal while giving the rest of us plenty of news to chew on and discuss at the table with friends. Here are some of...
David Baazov Facing More Woes as Kenyan Charity Sues for Embezzlement   
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David Baazov Facing More Woes as Kenyan Charity Sues for Embezzlement  

December 1st, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov could be in for more legal troubles after an African charity moved to sue his former company for allegedly embezzling aid funds. According to a report by Business Daily Africa, Kenyan charity Lion’s...
Mishandled Evidence Could Earn David Baazov a Reprieve in Amaya Case   
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Mishandled Evidence Could Earn David Baazov a Reprieve in Amaya Case  

November 27th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
David Baazov and his lawyers have criticized the sloppy work carried out by the prosecution team leading the insider trading case against him. Outlined in a recent report by The Globe and Mail, Baazov and his legal team are...
Poker Presenter Leeann Tweeden Accuses Al Franken of Sexual Misconduct
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Poker Presenter Leeann Tweeden Accuses Al Franken of Sexual Misconduct

November 17th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Senator Al Franken, D-Minn, has been condemned by President Donald Trump following allegations that he forcibly kissed former Poker After Dark presenter Leeann Tweeden. Following a myriad of reports alleging sexual misconduct by...
Judges Rule Against Phil Ivey in Final Round of Edge Sorting Case
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Judges Rule Against Phil Ivey in Final Round of Edge Sorting Case

October 25th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
Phil Ivey has lost his edge sorting case against Crockfords Casino at a recent hearing inside the UK’s Supreme Court. The October 25 ruling by the UK’s highest court marks the end of a case that stretches back to 2012 and two...
Harvey Weinstein Creates Twitter Beef Between Matusow and Selbst
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Harvey Weinstein Creates Twitter Beef Between Matusow and Selbst

October 13th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has caused a stir in poker world after Mike Matusow decided to comment on his alleged crimes. As more actresses and Hollywood insiders come forward with claims pertaining to the...