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Americas Cardroom Launches Online Super Series XL

Friday, 20th March 2020

The majority of people in America are currently in some form of quarantine due to the threat of COVID-19. Amidst a flurry of business and general life shutdowns over the past two weeks, almost every casino and card room closed. Live poker is only available to those willing to risk

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Poker Central Takes Poker Masters Online with PartyPoker

Friday, 20th March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic spread across Europe and America, it prompted the cancellation of poker tournaments and, subsequently, the closure of casinos and card rooms altogether. Tournament operators quickly gathered ideas to continue poker in this temporary but real realm of contagion and quarantine. There was one online poker company

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Poker Community Establishes Avenues for Support

Thursday, 19th March 2020

The poker community has been known to be generous and supportive when it counts. Over the past week or two, the vast majority of live poker players, dealers, and other poker room staff have been laid off. What started with a few card rooms shutting down snowballed over the last

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Adams Wins Second Straight Super High Roller Bowl

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Poker Central has been on the road quite a bit in 2020, more than in previous years. The production company took its offerings to Australia at the end of January for the first-ever Australian Poker Open. It consisted of six preliminary events and the APO Main Event, which saw Michael

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PokerStars Introduces Swap Hold’em Cash Games

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

It has been a while since PokerStars introduced a new game, a new variant of online poker. The development team put quite a few new ones out into the online poker sphere in 2018 and through the first half of 2019, but they slowed down a bit in the latter

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No Live Poker Cash Games or Tournaments Indefinitely

Tuesday, 17th March 2020

It is an unprecedented time in America. The pandemic that is the coronavirus – COVID-19 to be precise – has prompted cities and states around the country to close everything from restaurants to malls, cancel all gatherings that put more than 10 people together in a space. Quarantines range from

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WSOP Circuit Launches Online Series as Live Events Stop

Sunday, 15th March 2020

The World Series of Poker has been one of the last holdouts amidst coronavirus shutdowns. As tours like the World Poker Tour, Heartland Poker Tour, and numerous others on a national and global scale were cancelling or postponing their events, the WSOP Circuit events moved forward. Initial cancellations found the

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WPT Plans Online Poker Series Amidst Event Cancellations

Saturday, 14th March 2020

The spread of the coronavirus and related precautionary measures around the world – and now in the United States – has impacted the poker world greatly. The affects on some poker entities are more significant in scope than others. The World Poker Tour finished its WPT Rolling Thunder event on

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Tran Takes Down WPT Rolling Thunder in California

Saturday, 14th March 2020

The World Poker Tour was busy in early March. As the WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event wrapped up at Commerce Casino in Southern California, the action had two days to move up to the city of Lincoln It was in the northern part of the state, just north of

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Latest Poker Tournament Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Friday, 13th March 2020

The number poker tournament and series cancellations related to the coronavirus outbreak around the world are increasing by the hour. Just since yesterday, another dozen or so events have been cancelled or postponed. The initial cancellations happened in Europe and Asia, but as the number of COVID-19 cases in the