Scandals

PokerStars WCOOP Pays Out Record $90 Million, Tournaments Unaffected by Corporate Turmoil
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PokerStars WCOOP Pays Out Record $90 Million, Tournaments Unaffected by Corporate Turmoil

October 2nd, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
More than 100,000 players from 130 countries competed in PokerStars’ 2017 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which wrapped up last week. The large turnout resulted in a record $90.6 million in prize money, far...
Molly’s Game Splits Critics With Some Seeing It as a Flop
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Molly’s Game Splits Critics With Some Seeing It as a Flop

September 11th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
The long-awaited Molly’s Game has been shown to critics and movie insiders for the first time and, so far, the verdict is mixed. Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, Aaron Sorkin’s...
Hacker Claims They Were Paid to Disrupt Americas Cardroom in Recent DDoS Attack   
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Hacker Claims They Were Paid to Disrupt Americas Cardroom in Recent DDoS Attack  

September 6th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Americas Cardroom has been hit by a professional hacker who claims to be employed by a rival site to carry out the DDoS attacks. The online poker site, which is part of the Winning Poker Network (WPN), experienced its latest...
Molly’s Game Preview Goes Live
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Molly’s Game Preview Goes Live

August 16th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
The long-awaited Molly’s Game is set to hit our screens in November and, ahead of the release, we’ve been treated to a first look at the finished product. Ahead of the movie’s maiden screening at the Toronto...
Tom Dwan Returns to the Spotlight in Poker After Dark
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Tom Dwan Returns to the Spotlight in Poker After Dark

August 11th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
The illusive Tom Dwan, aka durrrr, is set to make a return to the spotlight when he takes part in the new season of Poker After Dark. When Poker Central announced the first three line-ups for Poker After Dark, the name many fans...
Dr. David Dao Was “Going Nuts” in WSOP Event Prior to United Airlines Incident
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Dr. David Dao Was “Going Nuts” in WSOP Event Prior to United Airlines Incident

April 12th, 2017 | by Jason Reynolds
United Airlines passenger David Dao is a poker-playing doctor with a sordid past that involves drug trafficking and sex scandals. Dao made the headlines on April 9 when he was dragged from a United Airlines flight with his face...
Doug Polk Believes Tom Dwan May be Involved in a High Stakes Scandal
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Doug Polk Believes Tom Dwan May be Involved in a High Stakes Scandal

March 10th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
Tom Dwan, the poker pro who once ruled the online world under the moniker durrrr, could be at the center of another high stakes debt scandal. According to a recent video blog by Doug Polk, rumors are currently swirling that Dwan...
Players Urged to Change their Passwords Following 2+2 Hack
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Players Urged to Change their Passwords Following 2+2 Hack

January 9th, 2017 | by Kaycee James
2+2, one of the poker community’s largest forums, has been the subject of a data breach which has resulted in user’s details being posted for sale. According to forum user and English poker pro Max Silver, the...
Poker Players Who Fell from Grace or Were Redeemed in 2016: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sometimes All Three)
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Poker Players Who Fell from Grace or Were Redeemed in 2016: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sometimes All Three)

December 30th, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
In 2016, a number of poker players were redeemed, while others took a tumble. At the World Series of Poker (WSOP), a couple of legends returned to the game, despite not exactly being welcomed back. Chris “Jesus” Ferguson and...
Pennsylvania and California Online Poker Legislation in 2016: Much Ado About Nothing Being Passed
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Pennsylvania and California Online Poker Legislation in 2016: Much Ado About Nothing Being Passed

December 28th, 2016 | by Jason Reynolds
When it came to Pennsylvania and California’s online poker passage plans in 2016, hopes were high, but delivery was low. Although many around the poker community expected Pennsylvania to pass legislation long before the...