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No Politics On TV Poker Tournaments, Please!
August 22nd, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News, Poker TV / Books

Israel launched its recent military campaign, named Operation Protective Edge, against the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014, and seven weeks later the violence shows no signs of abating. The current conflict has evoked strong reactions from a number of poker pros, not... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros: Mercier’s Sushi Challenge, Liam Flood’s Passing
August 22nd, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the best poker tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week: Vanessa Selbst “Tried to bet @JasonMercier he couldnt eat 120 piece boat of sushi+sashimi in 90 min. Claims he “could but doesn’t want to... 

Robert Tanita Crowned 2014 Arizona State Poker Champion
August 22nd, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The Arizona State Poker Championship was held at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale, and its $1,100 buy-in main event attracted a huge field of 1,460 players to create a prize pool worth $1,460,000. After three starting days, followed by two further... 

PayPal Return A Game Changer For US iGaming
August 21st, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling News

Recently Chris Grove on Online Poker Report stated online processing company Paypal would make a return to US iGaming “in the coming months.” That rumours has now taken a step closer to reality after Chris Krafcik from Gambling Compliance tweeted yesterday: “#NewJersey... 

888poker Signs WSOP November Niner Bruno Politano
August 21st, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Pro's News, WSOP News

At the beginning of this week, 888poker announced the signing of Brazil’s Bruno Politano to its team of Sponsored Pros. The WSOP November Niner is the shortest of the remaining finalists at this year’s $10k Main Event, and when the action restarts at... 

Olivier Busquet Beats Dan Colman To Win EPT Barcelona High Roller
August 21st, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

An elite field of pros turned out for the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller, and after three days of action Olivier Busquet managed to progress all the way to heads-up where he eventually overcame final opponent the 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop champion... 

Amaya Gaming Outlines Casino And Sports Betting Expansion Plan
August 20th, 2014 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under Online Casino News

On August 1, 2014, gambling software company Amaya Gaming bought the Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, for $4.9 billion. The acquisition fitted in firmly with the vision of its CEO David Baazov, who stated Amaya’s intention... 

Poker Pro And Author Tony Korfman Passes Away Aged 71
August 20th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Poker professional, author and larger than life character Tony Korfman passed away on August 18, 2014, aged 71. According to a post written on the Two Plus Two forum by r0llin_game, Korfman “fell and broke his hip about two weeks ago [and] he never recovered.” Throughout... 

Aaron Massey Wins HPT Ameristar East Chicago
August 20th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

The Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, Indiana, was the latest stop on the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) and a total of 538 competitors turned out for the $1,650 Main Event to create a prize pool worth $771,720. By the end of four days of action, it was Chicago pro... 

Top Poker Tweets Of The Week: Hellmuth’s Poker Rush, Brunson’s New Cat
August 19th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Here are a selection of some of the top poker tweets coming from the pros over the past week: Vanessa Selbst “@benmayhew1986 I resent ppl saying my success is just luck. My mom PURPOSELY gave birth to me surrounded by horseshoes and 4-leaf clovers.” Jason... 

Caesar’s Entertainment Loses $466m In Q2
August 19th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR) has released its results for the second quarter of 2014, revealing a 3% increase in revenues to $2.19 billion from $2.12 billion in Q2 a year earlier. However, the Nevada-based casino giant is carrying a high debt burden of $24.2... 

Blake Bohn Crowned MSPT Grand Falls Main Event Champion
August 19th, 2014 by S. Taylor
Filed Under Poker Tournaments News

After twice finishing runner-up in previous Mid-States Poker Tour events, three times has proven a charm for poker pro Blake Bohn who has finally bagged the elusive title in South Dakota. On his way to victory, the Minnesota native managed to overcome a field of... 

PokerStars To Confiscate Funds Of US Players On Site
August 18th, 2014 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Poker Rooms News

As part of its $731 million settlement deal with the Department of Justice, PokerStars agreed to stop US players from gambling on its site with the online poker room subsequently implementing “a whole range of complementary measures” with than end in... 

Poker A “Distraction” According To $15m Winner Colman
August 18th, 2014 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under Poker Pro's News

Since June, when US poker pro Daniel Colman won the $1m WSOP Big One for One Drop for a huge $15,306,668 payday, the poker media has been awash with articles about the 23 year-old’s remarkable non-reaction to his victory, rather than the victory itself. However,... 

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