Scandals

Chris Ferguson Causes Controversy as WSOP Hall of Fame Nominees are Announced
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Chris Ferguson Causes Controversy as WSOP Hall of Fame Nominees are Announced

June 24th, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds
The list of nominees for the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Hall of Fame have been announced and one name is already causing a stir. Although awards are often a source of contention, this year’s potential Hall of Famers have...
Hold’em Manager Management Hits Out at Partypoker Over Hand History Hoo-Hah
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Hold’em Manager Management Hits Out at Partypoker Over Hand History Hoo-Hah

June 12th, 2019 | by Kaycee James
A recent announcement from Partypoker has divided the community and prompted one of the leading tracking software providers to speak up. With a June 17 update set to remove old hand histories and potentially outlaw stats...
Partypoker Knockouts More Bots as Part of Industry Power Grab
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Partypoker Knockouts More Bots as Part of Industry Power Grab

June 7th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
Partypoker has taken down more bots as part of its push to create a fairer, safer and more welcoming online poker site. Announcing the details of its latest cull on June 5, Partypoker said that it closed 42 illegal accounts in...
Links Not Poker Videos Caused YouTube Pokerpocalypse
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Links Not Poker Videos Caused YouTube Pokerpocalypse

June 5th, 2019 | by Kaycee James
The so-called “#pokerpocalypse” may not be the end of poker videos on YouTube following a recent response to community concerns. Signs of trouble first came to light on June 1 courtesy of Jaime Staples. After being notified...
YouTube Takes Aim at Poker by Striking Down Streamers Like Jaime Staples
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YouTube Takes Aim at Poker by Striking Down Streamers Like Jaime Staples

June 3rd, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds
YouTube is taking aim at poker according to streamer and Partypoker representative, Jaime Staples. A long-time broadcaster with a strong following on various social media platforms, Staples has been given a strike by YouTube....
Daniel Negreanu Trades Low Blows with Shaun Deeb During Heated Twitter Fight
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Daniel Negreanu Trades Low Blows with Shaun Deeb During Heated Twitter Fight

April 29th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
A Twitter feud between Daniel Negreanu and Shaun Deeb is threatening to bring some extra spice to this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP). The two high-profile pros have made no secret of this dislike for each other in the...
Controversy Reigns as Global Poker Awards Nominees Are Named
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Controversy Reigns as Global Poker Awards Nominees Are Named

March 20th, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds
The 2019 Global Poker Awards has divided the community after the shortlist of names went live on March 18. After announcing the ceremony at the start of March, Global Poker Index (GPI) president Eric Danis has revealed the...
Gunman Dies After Stealing Pots from Bellagio Poker Room
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Gunman Dies After Stealing Pots from Bellagio Poker Room

March 18th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
The Bellagio Resort & Casino has seen some sights over the years but a recent incident involving an armed man shocked poker room regulars. Breaking on March 15, a man believed to be known by local officers entered the Las...
Sheldon Adelson Legal Issues Bode Well for Wire Act Fightback
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Sheldon Adelson Legal Issues Bode Well for Wire Act Fightback

March 1st, 2019 | by Kaycee James
US online poker anti-hero Sheldon Adelson may have to take a break from his assault on the industry due to mounting legal pressure and failing health. With Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career in...
Ali Fazeli One of Two Poker Pros Hit with Drugs and Fraud Charges
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Ali Fazeli One of Two Poker Pros Hit with Drugs and Fraud Charges

January 28th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun
Two poker players have been busted for fraud and drugs, proving that those with skills at felt aren’t always able to bluff the law. Feeling the wrath of the US legal system in recent days is former high stakes cash game...