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Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes Wins 2016 SISMIX Marrakech
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The 2016 Winamax SISMIX was held at the Casino de Marrakech in Morocco, with a huge 901 players paying the roughly $615 buy-in to create a prize pool worth $481,837. Five days of action later, and it was French rapper Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes who would... 

Byron Kaverman To Complete Ironman Event For $50k
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Hedge Fund manager Bill Perkins has been proposing a multitude of prop bets recently in which he offers one of his poker buddies a chance to win thousands of dollars in return for them completing a particularly arduous and physical demanding feat. Past examples... 

Top Poker Tweets: 2016 WSOP Excitement Mounts
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, May 30th, 2016

Here is a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days: 2016 WSOP Gordon Veilleux “Cant wait for all the political hot takes at wsop this summer. On an unrelated note can any1 recommend 100% noise-cancelling headphones?” Maria... 

US iPoker Could Be Worth $1.2BN by 2020
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, May 30th, 2016

On May 25/26th, the 20th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress took place at Harrah’s Resort Casino in Atlantic City, with more than 600 gaming-related professionals taking the opportunity to gather and share their ideas about the state of the gambling industry.... 

Jason Mercier Struggling At The Cash Poker Tables
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, May 30th, 2016

Florida pro Jason Mercier is one of the most talented tournament poker players in the world, having won $16,422,563, and captured 3 WSOP bracelets during a career stretching back to 2008. As well as being the 11th most successful live tournament player in the world,... 

2016 SCOOP One For The Record Books
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, May 27th, 2016

If poker is suffering from declining popularity then it was not apparent at this year’s Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) which turned out to be the biggest and richest since the series was established in 2009. In fact, the PokerStars sponsored... 

PayPal New Customer Protection Changes Scheduled For June 25th
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, May 27th, 2016

In mid-May, PayPal sent out an email to all of its account holders informing them that it had made changes to its terms and conditions. A link was provided for people to go online and see what was new, but it’s likely that most people deleted the message... 

Kevin Grabel Wins Back-To-Back Big Stax Tournaments
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Kevin Grabel has made history after winning back-to-back events at the Big Stax poker tournament series held at the Parx Casino in Pennsylvania. Each year, the series continues to grow in stature and this year’s Big Stax XVI was no exception with 3,261 players... 

Treasure Island iPoker Site To Launch During 2016 WSOP
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Three years after being granted an online poker license by Nevada regulators, the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino is now preparing to launch its own iPoker site sometime during the upcoming 2016 WSOP in Las Vegas. Rather than offering real-money poker games,... 

Phil Hellmuth Having A Rough Year At Home Cash Game
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, May 26th, 2016

In 2014, Phil Hellmuth revealed that he was a regular at a home poker game hosted in Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area, and populated by Silicon Valley businessmen and NBA stars. One thing that soon became apparent, though, is that the games were not just...