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More Rumors Surface About A Rounders 2 Movie
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, July 29th, 2016

Rounders (1998) is the most influential poker movie ever released, and although it received mixed reviews at the time, it has since grown to become a cult classic. The film starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton is even acknowledged as having paved the way for the... 

WPN Vows All Out War On Poker Bots
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, July 29th, 2016

Earlier this month, a thread which appeared on the 2+2 forums caused quite a stir after its author, a poster known as “themadbotter”, described how a bot he had programmed was able to win $30,000 over a six month period playing on the Winning Poker Network... 

FanDuel’s UK Launch in Next Few Weeks
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, July 29th, 2016

FanDuel is set to launch its new fantasy football platform in the UK within the next few weeks, with its timing coinciding with the beginning of the 2016-17 English Premier League season. Despite the Scottish business being created in Edinburgh in 2009, the tech... 

Chris Moorman Talks Humble Beginnings
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, July 28th, 2016

British poker professional Chris Moorman has been the world’s top online tournament player for years, with the 30 year-old having amassed $13,386,477 in winnings over his illustrious career. Not only does that make him the biggest ever online tournament winner... 

Monk Given 30 Months For Gambling $263k of Temple Funds
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, July 28th, 2016

A Buddhist monk has just been sentenced to 30 months in prison after stealing $263,463 from the temple which he presided over in order to fund his gambling addiction. Khang Nguyen Le, 36, was the president of the Buddhist association from 2010 to 2014, during which... 

Russian Twitch Streamer Wins €300k Spin & Go
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, July 28th, 2016

A Russian online player has just broke the record for the most amount of money won while streaming a poker session on Twitch, after he took down a €300,000 Spin & Go jackpot on PokerStars. In all, it took the player with the username “SolidPenis” around... 

James “Flushy” Demspey Wins Grand Prix Poker Tour Brighton
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

James “Flushy” Demspey has won the Grand Prix Poker Tour Brighton Main Event, after besting a field of 2,100 players on his way to capturing the title, and collecting a first place prize of $40,000. The tournament was held at the Amex stadium, home of the Brighton... 

PokerStars Duel Poker App Scrapped in Beta Stage
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

On February 11th, PokerStars rolled out the test launch of its new heads-up mobile poker app called DUEL. The turn-based real-money game was designed to appeal to people without the time to spare playing long games, and the innovative app enabled players to make... 

PokerStars NJ Q1 Results A Mixed Bag
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

PokerStars was forced to leave the US market in April 2011, and after five years in the wilderness the brand was eventually granted an online gambling license to operate in New Jersey before officially launching its real-money product on March 28st. Three months... 

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Off Gala Poker Night
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Founded in 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of the Earth’s wildlife and restoring balance to threatened ecosystems through conservation projects that includes wildlands, oceans, and climate change. In order...