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New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Up in May

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Up in May

June 15th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

It is becoming clear that New Jersey online poker revenue is on a roller coaster ride in 2018. None of the 2018 monthly revenue totals for New Jersey’s online gaming market show poker exceeding or even matching numbers from 2017, but the continuous downswing of 2017 seems to be over. Poker online has been fluctuating […]

Benjamin Dobson and Filippe Stavrakis Win WSOP Gold

Benjamin Dobson and Filippe Stavrakis Win WSOP Gold

June 15th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Two new WSOP champions were crowned on Thursday. Benjamin Dobson finally dispatched Tim Finne and Jesse Martin to take down the $1,500 Stud 8 or Better Event. Meanwhile, Filippos Stavrakis finally broke through for his first live tournament victory after taking down the $1,000 PLO Event after holding the chip lead for much of the […]

Negreanu Teaches a Poker MasterClass

Negreanu Teaches a Poker MasterClass

June 14th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

One of the most famous sayings in poker came from Mike Sexton during his time with the World Poker Tour: It takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master. Few people actually master the game of poker. It is a game that requires skill but also experience and something else that has no […]

Arne Kern Wins 2018 WSOP Millionaire Maker and $1.17M

Arne Kern Wins 2018 WSOP Millionaire Maker and $1.17M

June 14th, 2018 Written by James Guill

The $1,500 Millionaire Maker is one of the most popular events at the World Series of Poker. This year’s event drew a field of 7,361 entries and after five days of play, we finally have a winner. Arne Kern scored his first WSOP cash last year in this event and this year managed to do […]

Lawful Internet Gaming Act Passes Michigan House

Lawful Internet Gaming Act Passes Michigan House

June 13th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden did it. He found the support needed to pass the Lawful Internet Gaming Act through the House of Representatives before the end of the spring legislative session, and the bill now heads to the Senate for consideration later this year. Iden began championing online poker and casino games in September […]

Brian Rast Wins WSOP $10k 2-7 Single Draw – Brunson in 6th

Brian Rast Wins WSOP $10k 2-7 Single Draw – Brunson in 6th

June 13th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Day 3 of the $10k NL 2-7 Lowball Championship resumed on Tuesday with 11 players looking to take down the title, but the only player that anyone really cared about was 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson. Brunson late registered the event on Monday and promptly announced this would be his last event at the […]

Doyle Brunson to Retire from Poker

Doyle Brunson to Retire from Poker

June 12th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

A person announcing retirement at the age of 84 is generally not face with responses of sadness and disappointment. But when that person is a legend and a trailblazer, fans often have difficulties trying to process the news. Such is the case of Doyle Brunson, who played his last World Series of Poker tournament this […]

Brunson Cashes & Long and Wien Win WSOP Bracelets

Brunson Cashes & Long and Wien Win WSOP Bracelets

June 12th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Two bracelets were awarded on Monday in the $1,500 Eight-Game and the $5,000 NL Hold’em, but those wins were overshadowed by the announcement that Doyle Brunson is retiring from poker after this summer. Doyle decided to play one final event at the World Series of Poker, the $10k NL 2-7 Championship. He made the money […]

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Former Amaya CEO

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Former Amaya CEO

June 11th, 2018 Written by Jennifer Newell

The case was years in the making. The charges against David Baazov were so severe that he was forced to resign from the company he oversaw and grew through its acquisition of PokerStars. The Stars Group distanced itself from him and his business dealings in order to garner its coveted foothold in the new United […]

Dimov, Friedman, and Varnell Take WSOP Gold on Sunday

Dimov, Friedman, and Varnell Take WSOP Gold on Sunday

June 11th, 2018 Written by James Guill

Three WSOP bracelets were awarded on Sunday. Oguyan Dimov managed to survive a stacked final table to win his first title in the $1,500 NL Six-Max. Meanwhile, Adam Friedman won his second career bracelet in the $10k Dealer’s Choice Championship. Finally, Craig Varnell crushed the final table and survived a wild heads-up match against Seth […]

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