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Gus Hansen done with High Stakes Poker

Gus Hansen’s online poker losses became the stuff of legend as he proceeded to drop almost $21 million in high stakes games. Since then, the 42-year-old has largely been doing other things with his life. So why are we discussing Hansen today? He recently appeared on Good Morning Denmark to talk about his future plans, […]

Sammy Watkins plays Poker instead of attending Bills’ Workouts

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins recently played in the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee event in North Carolina. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with this, he’s now taking heat because he skipped the Bills’ “voluntary” workouts to play. Watkins was in nearby Greenville, South Carolina to attend a football camp with his former Clemson […]

Phil Ivey on Appeal: “Not My Nature to Cheat”

Phil Ivey finally had his day in court to appeal a 2014 ruling that denied him 7.8 million pounds ($11 million) that he won while playing baccarat. And his main agenda was to prove that edge sorting – the technique he used to beat Crockfords Casino in 2012 – is not cheating, but rather skill […]

Global Poker League kicks off: Dreyfus says “Room for Improvements”

The Global Poker League (GPL) kicked off last night to some degree of success. Many viewers tuned in to see the matches, including an exciting 6-max game where Dzmitry Urbanovich’s aces held up against Dan Cate’s A-K combo. You can see a recap of all the exciting matches in the video below. Of course, as […]

David Baazov on Leave of Absence following Insider Trading Charges

Just last week, Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov was charged with insider trading, stemming from the $4.9 billion purchase of PokerStars/Full Tilt Poker. And now, Baazov has chosen to take a leave of absence from running the company. “As always, I continue to be dedicated to doing the right thing for Amaya and all its […]

PokerStars launches in New Jersey Today

It’s official: PokerStars is back in the United States! Following PokerStars’ soft launch last Friday, they initiated a full launch earlier today (Mar 21). This means that every adult New Jersey resident finally has access to the world’s largest online poker site. Stars had to iron out a few hiccups in their software before being […]

Amaya Q4 Earnings: Casino up, PokerStars down

Amaya Gaming just had a very revealing conference yesterday about their Q4 earnings. Here’s the 10-page transcript of everything that happened. But if you’re looking for some cliff notes, here you go: – A large influx of casino customers helped Amaya earn more revenue last year than in 2014. Unfortunately, PokerStars traffic was down, causing […]

Here’s why Russia will legalize Online Poker

Over the past few years, Russia has taken steps to discourage operators from offering online poker to their citizens. But now, it looks like Russia may be completely reversing their position and looking at legalizing the game. Thanks to Russia’s deteriorating finances, the government is looking for any revenue stream that they can muster. And […]

Phil Hellmuth explains how to beat Donald Trump

Donald Trump is running away with the Republican Presidential nomination so far. And it seems that he’s playing a mean game of poker against fellow candidates, humiliating some of them in the process. But Phil Hellmuth believes that there’s a way to stop Trump when looking at this from a poker perspective. Identifying Trump as […]

See Doyle Brunson Lakers Video that 30-30 Rejected

It’s been well documented that Doyle Brunson was an excellent athlete before a terrible injury forced him to turn to poker. But now we have a high-quality video to put behind Brunson’s legendary high school basketball career. A video that was rejected by ESPN’s 30-30 turned up on Twitter, which details how Doyle almost became […]