Mike Matusow looks for staking in 2016 WSOP

Mike Matusow has been largely absent from the poker scene after undergoing a spinal operation in 2014. It’s understandable that he hasn’t been able to sit at a poker table because he had to relearn to walk following the operation. But it appears that he’s getting healthier since Matusow tweeted about finding backers for the […]

Tech Insider draws Parallel to Poker and eSports

Remember the mid-2000s, when poker was booming and multiple hit TV shows were centered on the game? Well, poker has plateaued in recent years, but it seems that eSports could be following in poker’s footsteps a decade later. Tech Insider recently dove into this subject, citing that 250 million people watched eSports competitions last year. […]

Phil Hellmuth gets Golf Digest Feature

Phil Hellmuth is definitely one of the most-visible poker pros in the industry, and he just got even more mainstream publicity through a Golf Digest feature. As is usually the case with these things, Hellmuth was asked to compare how golf and poker are similar. “There’s more luck in poker. Getting good at golf requires […]

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 […]