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2017 WSOP Main Event Most Entertaining in Years
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The 2017 WSOP Main Event attracted the third largest field in the tournament’s history, with the 7,221 players who took part this year just 98 players off the 2010 total of 7,319 players, and 1,552 players short of the all-time record set in 2010 of 8,773... 

Javier Zapatero Triumphs at Venetain Main Event for $561k
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Javier Gomez Zapatero has won the Venetian $5,000 Main Event, after besting a field of 688 players over six days, including Paul Hoefer heads-up, to claim the title, and a first place prize worth $561,349. As a result of his latest victory, Zapatero now boosts... 

Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Down 1% to $3.2BN in Fiscal 2016/17
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has released its latest results for the fiscal period 2016/17, with the state’s 12 casinos having generated a total of $3.2 billion, representing a 0.78% decline compared to the record $3.22 billion collected during... 

Top Poker Tweets from 2017 WSOP (Week 8)
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, July 24th, 2017

The 2017 WSOP which got underway at the end of May has now reached its conclusion after Scott Blumstein won this year’s Main Event for a massive $8.15 million. Commenting on the last hand of the tournament, Alen Kessler had his own take on the action, though,... 

Phil Ivey and David Ulliott Become Latest Poker Hall Of Famers
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, July 24th, 2017

Phil Ivey and David Ulliott have become the latest players to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF), with their appointment announced while this year’s World Series of Poker was reaching its exciting final conclusion. To receive poker’s highest... 

Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8.15M
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, July 24th, 2017

Scott Blumstein has become this year’s WSOP Main Event champion, after besting a field of 7,221 players over 10 days, including Dan Ott heads-up, to claim tournament poker’s most prestigious title, as well its life-changing $8,150,000 first place prize.... 

Singapore High Roller Rescued from Kidnapping Syndicate in the Philippines
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, July 21st, 2017

A Singaporean high roller who was kidnapped by a criminal syndicate while in the Philippines has been rescued by local police, who raided the condo she was being held in Pasay City. Furthermore, mass arrests have now been made involving 41 Chinese nationals and... 

2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Now Down to 7 Players
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, July 21st, 2017

On Thursday, this year’s Main Event finalists returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas to resume their quest for WSOP glory, and by the end of the day two players were sent to the rail, with the remainder picking up the action later today. Heading... 

Chris Ferguson Odds On To Win 2017 WSOP POY
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, July 21st, 2017

Following an incredible run at the 2017 World Series of Poker in which he cashed in 17 tournaments for a total payout of $380,200, Chris Ferguson now sits atop the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard with 898.46 points. Consequently, he now looks odds on to win... 

2017 WSOP Enjoys Record-Breaking Summer
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, July 20th, 2017

This 2017 World Series of Poker was the most well-attended since the world’s most prestigious poker tournament series began back in 1970. In total, a record 120,995 players attended the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and to put matters into...