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Sheldon Adelson

Billionaire and Anti-iGaming Activist Sheldon Adelson Dies

Wednesday, 13th January 2021

On the morning of January 12, 2021, Sheldon Adelson died at the age of 87. Just last week, Adelson took medical leave of his position as CEO and Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corporation due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had been diagnosed with the cancer in 2019. Dr.

PokerStars Team Pro

Celina Lin and Other Pros Depart PokerStars Team Roster

Wednesday, 13th January 2021

Many people remember when Team PokerStars Pro was the ideal sponsorship opportunity. The team was famous for Chris Moneymaker and Daniel Negreanu for many years, but there were players from around the world that represented the site. The site also signed celebrities from time to time and kept a rotating

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Michigan Governor Signs Interstate Online Poker as Law

Tuesday, 12th January 2021

Exactly one year and nine days from the signing of the Lawful Internet Gaming Act into law. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed that bill on December 20, 2019 to legalize internet gaming and poker, sports betting, and fantasy sports. On December 29, 2020, Whitmer signed an amendment to that bill, which

WSOP Online

WSOP May Launch Online Poker in Pennsylvania Soon

Sunday, 10th January 2021

For more than 14 months, PokerStars has been the sole state-regulated online poker website in Pennsylvania. It’s not that PokerStars intended to hold a monopoly on the industry in the state. Several Pennsylvania-based casinos purchased online poker licenses and signed partnership deals with ipoker operators years ago. And after PokerStars

US WSOP Online Circuit Series 2021

Year-Long WSOP Online Circuit Series to Begin January 14

Sunday, 10th January 2021

The World Series of Poker is hosting a WSOP Online Circuit Series for players in New Jersey and Nevada. It will begin next week – January 14 – and run through January 31. Moreover, will host a monthly online series throughout 2021, alongside monthly freerolls, leaderboards and second-chance events.

WPT Venetian World Poker Tour

WPT and WPTDeepStacks Start 2021 with Live Poker Plans

Wednesday, 06th January 2021

The World Poker Tour has had enough of this pandemic. The live tour has been almost completely on ice since the mandated shutdown of casinos around the world – and travel and gathering prohibitions – in March 2020. Some casinos have been cautiously reopening recently, with poker rooms as the

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BetOnline Introduces New 2021 Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, 05th January 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, many US-based poker players sought more options for online poker at sites like and The two sites share online poker tables and provide a comfortable space for micro-stakes and small-stakes players. As 2021 got underway, the pandemic made clear that it wasn’t

WSOP 2020 Main Event winner Damian Salas

Salas Defeats Hebert for 2020 WSOP Main Event Title

Tuesday, 05th January 2021

Damian Salas traveled around the world to win the 2020 WSOP Main Event. When he made the international World Series of Poker Main Event final table, he traveled from his home country of Argentina to the Czech Republic to play the rest of the tournament live. He won $1.5M. He

Chris Moneymaker

Moneymaker and PokerStars End Deal After 17 Years

Monday, 04th January 2021

It had to happen someday. Chris Moneymaker wasn’t going to be a PokerStars ambassador forever. Nonetheless, it was startling news. On December 31, Chris Moneymaker posted a video on his Twitter page announcing that he decided to leave PokerStars, effective immediately. This ended a 17-plus-year partnership, one that started after

Huckleberry Seed

WSOP Poker Hall of Fame Inducts Huckleberry Seed

Thursday, 31st December 2020

Earlier in December, the public had the opportunity to nominate people for induction into the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame. This year, only one induction was possible because…well…2020. On December 18, the World Series of Poker announced the ten nominees that made it to the final round of voting. All