Poker News - Laws, Regulation & Legislation

Heartland Poker Tour Appears to Be Done

Sunday, 11th April 2021

By all accounts, the Heartland Poker Tour seems to be gone. Without so much as a goodbye, the original mid-stakes poker tour catering to middle America since 2005 closed. We reached out to HPT contacts via social media, but most of those accounts now appear to be inactive. No one

WPT Theta NFT drop

WPT Launches Real-Time NFT Marketplace

Friday, 09th April 2021

The World Poker Tour announced a new partnership this week with Theta Labs for real-time NFT drops. This will immediately make sense to people who are familiar with cryptocurrency, blockchain, and digital files. For the rest of us, even the most seemingly simple of explanations will do little to help.

PokerStars SCOOP 2021

PokerStars US Sends SCOOP to Michigan, PA, and NJ

Thursday, 08th April 2021

PokerStars hosts numerous online poker tournament series each year, but the two most popular – and long-lasting – are WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) and SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker). As PokerStars makes its way through American states and sets up a spring schedule, SCOOP heads to Pennsylvania,

WSOP Spring Online Championships US

WSOP Starts Spring Online Championships in US

Wednesday, 07th April 2021

Poker players around the world are waiting for more information about the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, as well as the summer of online events and the WSOP Europe. This announcement, however, was not about that. This is just for the small US market in which WSOP.com

PokerStars 2021 new ambassadors Team Pro

Grafton and Talbot Among New PokerStars Ambassadors

Wednesday, 07th April 2021

At one time, PokerStars accumulated a full roster of Team Pro members. They represented many countries around the world and a range of poker abilities and strengths. PokerStars’ team was second only to that of Full Tilt Poker. In the past decade – since Black Friday, really – PokerStars slowly

High Stakes Duel II on PokerGO

Hellmuth Starts High Stakes Duel II with Win

Tuesday, 06th April 2021

High Stakes Duel was one of the new Poker Central television show ideas to come from the pandemic. The concept was to pit two high-stakes poker players against each other for escalating amounts of money in each round. The heads-up poker matches would be aired online at PokerGO. The first

Mike Postle

Mike Postle to Dismiss all Charges Against All Parties

Sunday, 04th April 2021

An overconfident Mike Postle filed his defamation lawsuit in 2020  against everyone from Veronica Brill to ESPN. He sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from those he felt sullied his name. He then ghosted his initial lawyer and found absolutely no success in finding another one. And on

WSOP 2021 Las Vegas

WSOP Announces 2021 Live and Online Poker Plans

Saturday, 03rd April 2021

Why the World Series of Poker chose to announce its 2021 plans on April 1 – often known as April Fool’s Day – we do not know. They immediately had to clarify that it was not a joke. The WSOP is returning to the live poker tables in 2021, while

Card Player Cruises

Card Player Cruises Hopes to Return Later in 2021

Thursday, 01st April 2021

The poker community has been focused on land-based gambling during the pandemic. From card rooms to home games, coronavirus impacted every form of live poker. Another part of the industry that has remained shuttered for more than a full year now is floating card rooms, those on cruise ships, the

PokerStars US

PokerStars Sets April 4 Tournaments for NJ, PA, and MI

Wednesday, 31st March 2021

PokerStars in the United States market is indicating its readiness to connect its sites across state lines. Currently, PokerStars Michigan operates separately from PokerStars Pennsylvania and PokerStars New Jersey. Until the governors of those states sign a multi-state liquidity agreement to allow operators to share player pools across state lines,