Infamous American Idol Contestant William Hung wins Aria Poker Tournament

Many die-hard American Idol fans remember William Hung as the awful singer who tried belting out “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin. I could try and make a joke about it, but nothing would do this performance justice any better than checking out the video yourself (see below). Anyways, this isn’t about a moment of nostalgia […]

Will Michael Phelps’ DUI keep him away from Poker?

Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to driving under the influence this weekend. After the guilty plea, the judge gave Phelps a one-year- suspended sentence and 18 months of probation. This case stems back to September, when Phelps was stopped in Baltimore for driving 85 mph in a 45-mph speed zone. The officer then gave Phelps a […]

Amanda Musumeci on Poker, Caring for her Grandma and Cancer Conspiracies

Ever since her deep 2011 WSOP Main Event finish (62nd, $131k), Amanda Musumeci has remained one of the most-popular players in poker. And being plastered all over Bodog Poker for a while certainly didn’t hurt her popularity. But a deeper look inside Musumeci’s life shows that it’s more than just about sponsorship deals and big […]

Nets Superfan, Poker Pro Jeffrey “Gamblero” Vanchiro dies after Fall

On Dec. 2nd, during a game between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, Jeffrey “Gamblero” Vanchiro became infamous after being carried out of the game by Madison Square Garden security. And unfortunately, it appears as if this incident was the catalyst behind Vanchiro’s death last night. Staying at his father’s home in Queens, New […]

CBS brings Poker Night in America back for 2 More Seasons

Maybe TV poker isn’t dead since CBS has chosen to renew Poker Night in America for two more seasons. In addition to this, the show will move to a stable time slot at 10pm EST on Monday nights. The show’s producer, Todd Anderson, cited 888poker’s sponsorship as a huge reason why his program will be […]

Ex-Danish High Stakes Player reported to Police over Online Poker Cheating

Several people have gotten away with online poker cheating over the years without so much as a legal slap on the wrist (see Russ Hamilton, Jose Macedo). But now that the world is slowly moving closer towards a regulated online poker environment, the police take these matters far more seriously. Such is the case in […]

Terrence Chan throws down in Boxing Match

Terrence Chan is no stranger to the ring since he’s been involved in mixed martial arts bouts in the past – successfully we might add. But more recently, he engaged in a different type of fighting sport by stepping into the boxing ring. Judging from what he tweeted, it seems like the poker pro wasn’t […]

Miss Finland Bluffs Ronnie Bardah Big Time

With over $1 million in tournament winnings and a WSOP bracelet, Ronnie “Ro Nasty” Bardah knows a thing or two poker about. But even he couldn’t keep his wits about him when the beautiful Miss Finland was staring him down on a bluff attempt. These two were part of the latest “Shark Cage” episode. And […]

GPI’s Alex Dreyfus writes Letter to “AmayaSanta”

Many in the online poker community are a little concerned over Amaya Gaming’s bold changes at PokerStars. And you can add Global Poker Index founder Alex Dreyfus to this list. One of the game’s more-powerful figures, Dreyfus recently expressed his concerns to “AmayaSanta.” And the main tone here seems to be Dreyfus’ worry that Amaya […]

Michael Mizrachi opens Bitcoin-only Get Lucky Poker

Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi announced that he’s opening a Bitcoin-only poker site called Get Lucky Poker. This site is currently in beta testing with over 1,000 players, and they’ll officially launch in January. As some know, Bitcoin is gaining popularity among poker players because it’s not ruled by a government or central bank, meaning there […]