“Wife Swap” comes calling, Phil Hellmuth’s Wife Declines

There’s a chance that you’ve caught an episode or two of ABC’s Wife Swap; the show that attempts to create utter chaos by switching wives from two completely different families. Of course, chaos wouldn’t be hard to create if you dropped a random woman into Phil Hellmuth’s household. The 13-time WSOP champion is well known […]

Party Poker splits with Former No. 1 Marvin Rettenmaier

Former GPI #1 player Marvin Rettenmaier had spent the past couple of years representing Party Poker. But now it looks like the union is over since Rettenmaier has parted with his former sponsor. Luckily, it doesn’t look like there are any hard feelings because the German had only good words for Party Poker. Here’s a […]

Ismael Bojang sets WSOP Cashing Record

The biggest stories at the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific thus far involve Jeff Lisandro winning his sixth-career gold bracelet and George Danzer winning his third bracelet of the year. But one great story that’s getting lost in the midst of all this is one involving Ismael Bojang. The German poker pro took fourth place in Event […]

Brian Roberts discusses why Networks aren’t looking for Poker TV Shows

Not long ago, Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak learned that their TV show, Underground Poker, wouldn’t be picked up by the Discovery Channel. For Esfandiari and Laak, this represented a legitimate chance to reach the mainstream world with poker. Unfortunately, the pilot didn’t catch Discovery Channel’s interest – and Brian Roberts thinks he knows why. […]

PokerStars Founder wins UKIPT Isle of Man High Roller

While Isai Scheinberg is one of the most influential poker minds of all time, none of this has to do with his playing abilities. Instead, the former IBM computer genius used his knowledge to found PokerStars and help spread poker across the globe. But now that he’s no longer involved with running Stars – due […]

2014 WSOP APAC: Hellmuth off to Rough Start, Jay Loo gets Malaysian First

The 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific has been underway for a few days now. So we’ve had time to see some interesting stories happen within the first couple of events. That said, here’s a look at the best early stories from the WSOP APAC. Phil Hellmuth off to Terrible Start With 13 gold bracelets to his name, […]

Chris Moneymaker on Weight: “I’d really kind of let myself go”

While Chris Moneymaker is no doughboy, he’s also not going to fool anybody into thinking that he’s a fitness model. But the 2003 WSOP Main Event champ has recently been inspired to change his lifestyle and drop some pounds. Moneymaker blogged about the matter while discussing a recent trip to the Bahamas. The Atlantis Hotel […]

Jason Somerville leaving Ultimate Poker

What a bad year to be a sponsored poker pro! Just yesterday we discussed how Joe Cada and PokerStars parted ways. Now there’s word that Jason Somerville may be leaving Ultimate Poker within the next week. This news comes as somewhat of a shock because Somerville just started doing the second season of his “RunItUp” […]

Will Reynolds, Ultimate Poker Clash over Alleged YouTube Views Scandal

Months after being dropped by his former sponsor, Ultimate Poker, William Reynolds recently bashed the Nevada-based site. Reynolds began spewing hate after UP announced their decision to pull out of New Jersey by tweeting: No surprise to see @UltimatePoker pull out of NJ.. They care more about YouTube videos that @dustiniannotti buys fake views for […]

All Joe Cada wanted was 100% Rakeback – PokerStars said No

For most poker sites, having a popular Main Event champion like Joe Cada represent their brand in exchange for 100% rakeback would be an enthusiastic “yes.” But in the case between Joe Cada and PokerStars, it was a simple no. As the 2009 Main Event winner explained through twitter, he asked for his old 100% […]