By Earl Burton – Jan 20th, 2012: A recent raid on what law enforcement officials in Illinois called a “pay to play” poker game in Illinois demonstrates the divisiveness of the “home game” issue and the activity of law enforcement investigating the supposed illegal enterprise. … READ MORE
Daniel – Poker Journal – Why I didn’t Play the EPL – 11 Aug 2011
Many of you have asked me why I have chosen not to support, or participate in the Epic Poker League, and while I have a laundry list of reasons, I’d point out that I chose not to take part in … READ MORE
Poker Pro Has Some Concerns with New Organization
In a recent blog on CardPlayer.com, poker pro Daniel Negreanu voiced his opinions on the new Epic Poker League, and why he believes that the organization will have a hard time maintaining steam in the current state … READ MORE
4:22 PM Update: Matt Kirby has just been eliminated in 8th place for $31,590. Janet Nguyen raised from the button, Kirby shoved his last 800K with A7 of hearts. Nguyen called with AQ. Board rand clean for Nguyen to eliminate Kirby.
4:05 PM Update: Jake Merrill of Mesa, Arizona eliminated in 9th place. He’ll earn … READ MORE
Sat, July 16 Update: Breyfogle made a nice run in the Venetian $5K Main Event to place 19th for $14,900.
Fri, July 15 Update: The $5K Venetian Main Event is down to 39 players. The money is 36 where a min-cash is $12K and 1st place is $420K. Todd Breyfogle of Hopkins is still going. … READ MORE
Federated Sports & Gaming announced yesterday that they have acquired the Heartland Poker Tour. The HPT began operations in Minnesota back in 2005 and up until 2010 hosted several events each year in MN or in the 5-state area. The HPT has since grown into a national brand. Here is the Press Release posted on … READ MORE
Story courtesy Wicked Chops
Phil Ivey issued a statement via his Facebook page this evening stating that, because Full Tilt has not paid player funds back, he would not be playing in the 2011 WSOP and is suing Tiltware.
We have confirmed through Ivey’s manager that this statement is in fact real.
From Ivey’s … READ MORE
Day 1 Ends with 17 Players
Level 11: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
The first day of the Super High Roller has drawn to a close and 17 players will be returning at 12pm today for Day 2 action.
Justin Bonomo leads the pack with 1,837,000 and Erick Lindgren and Vivek Rajkumar are close behind with around … READ MORE
By Dan Cypra – Apr 9th, 2011 (PokerNewsDaily.com)
In breaking news from Washington, DC, the nation’s capital has apparently become the first jurisdiction to legalize intrastate online poker. According to a Wall Street Journal article published on Friday, “The city council approved a budget last year allowing the district’s lottery to operate a poker … READ MORE
By Nathan Vardi (The Jungle)
In a dramatic move that will forever change the online poker landscape, billionaire Steve Wynn has announced he is joining up with PokerStars, the world’s biggest online gaming company, to establish a strategic relationship that aims to regulate online poker in the U.S.
“We are convinced that the lack … READ MORE