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Should Drug Tests be Introduced for Poker Tournaments?
June 17th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

Poker writer James Guill wrote an interesting article for pokerupdate recently in which he argued that poker tournaments should consider introducing random drug test for its players if the Global Poker League (GPL) is ever to realize its dream of “sportifying”... 

WSOP 2016: Jason Mercier’s Bracelet Bets Paying Dividends
June 17th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Jason Mercier is having an impressive run at this year’s WSOP, with the Florida pro having already captured a gold bracelet at the $10k 2-7 Draw Lowball event for $273,335, as well finishing runner-up at the $10k Seven Card Razz event for $168,936. In addition... 

WSOP 2016: Dehkharghani Beats Mercier Heads-up to Claim $10k Razz
June 17th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOPE News

High-stakes cash player Ray Dehkharghani has just claimed the WSOP $10,000 Razz Championship title, after besting a field of 100 players over three days, including Jason Mercier heads-up, to walk away with a gold bracelet, and $273,338 in prize money. The victory... 

Maryland Casino Revenues Hit New Record High in May
June 15th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

Maryland’s casino market generated revenues of $104.4 million in May, marking a new record high for the state, and besting the previous record of $103.9 million set in April. It also represents a solid 8.3% increase compared to the same month in 2015, and... 

NJ iGambling Revenues Soar 32.6% to $16.5M in May
June 15th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Casino News

In May, New Jersey saw its online gambling revenues soar by 32.6% to $16.5 million compared to the same month last year. Nevertheless, the tally was $500k less than April’s revenues, and therefore not sufficient to extend the state’s record-breaking... 

WSOP 2016: Jason DeWitt Wins Millionaire Maker
June 15th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

With a top prize of $1,065,403 in exchange for a $1,500 entry fee, it’s no wonder that the 2016 WSOP Millionaire Maker proved such a popular affair with 7,190 players showing up for the event. Five days of action later, and it would eventually be professional... 

Poker Player Reunited With His Missing $7k Bankroll
June 14th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under General Poker News

Misplacing or losing one’s possessions is always an unsettling affair, with the level of discomfort magnified when it involves a bag full of cash. Unfortunately, that was the recent experience of a Florida poker player who is currently in Las Vegas to play... 

2016 WSOP Tweets From The Pros
June 14th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Here are a selection of some of the top tweets coming from the 2016 WSOP currently underway in Las Vegas: Jason Mercier “One down … 2 to go!! Shipped the 10k NL 2-7 for my 4th bracelet” Jason Somerville “playing the $10,000 Razz championship... 

WSOP 2016: Jason Mercier Wins Bracelet Number 4
June 14th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

Going into this year’s WSOP, Jason Mercier was confident enough of his chances of winning a gold bracelet that he booked a whole load of side action bets at odds of 3-to-1. That now seems to have paid off handsomely for the 29 year-old Florida pro as after... 

WSOP 2016: Bracelet Winner Laplante Honors Orlando Shooting Victims
June 13th, 2016 by M. Rhodes
Filed Under WSOP News

Ryan Laplante has just won the 2016 WSOP $565 PLO event for $190,328, and during his acceptance speech the openly gay poker pro took the opportunity to pay tribute to the 51 victims who lost their lives at the Orlando nightclub shooting that took place on June... 

WSOP 2016: Rep Porter’s Bracelet Tally Rises To 3
June 13th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

Rep Porter has won Event #15: $1,500 Razz, after besting a field of 461 players over three days on his way to claiming the tournament’s $142,624 top prize, as well as a third career gold bracelet. The 45-year-old poker pro picked up his first WSOP title in... 

WSOP 2016: Paul Volpe Wins 2nd Career Bracelet
June 13th, 2016 by S. Taylor
Filed Under WSOP News

Paul Volpe has bested a field of 491 players at the WSOP $1,500 Eight Game Mix (6-Handed) event to claim the tournament’s top prize of $149,943, as well as a second career WSOP bracelet. Following a victory which now pushes his life-time earnings to $4,899,077,... 

UEFA Euro 2016 Kicks-off Tonight in Paris
June 10th, 2016 by B. Solomon
Filed Under Gambling News

UEFA Euro 2016 gets underway in Paris at 8pm tonight, with France taking on Romania in an exciting opening match. The football championship to decide Europe’s best soccer team is scheduled to run from June 10th to July 10th, and already the continent’s... 

WSOP 2016: Sweden’s Peter Eichhardt Wins $1,500 NLHE Event
June 10th, 2016 by A. Mitchell
Filed Under WSOP News

Sweden has become the first non-US country to win a bracelet at this year’s WSOP after Peter Eichhardt took down Event #6: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em for $438,417. A total of 2,016 players entered the tournament to create a prize pool worth $2,721,600,... 

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