2012 WSOP Gets Underway Today
The 43rd annual World Series of Poker is all set to kick off in Las Vegas starting Sunday, May 27th, eventually building up to its climatic finale on July 7th when the $10k Main Event gets underway.
article 58-year-old woman returns to WSOP with gold bracelet
(Las Vegas) -- Few places were hit as hard as Las Vegas during the Great Recession, and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman created her own stimulus plan. She invested $1,000 in last...
article Millionaire Made: Benny Chen snatches bracelet on memorable night at the Rio
(Las Vegas) -- A few nights every summer transcend the daily routine of the World Series of Poker and produce moments that come to epitomize a given year’s event.
article Tucson Poker Update: Locals Off To Good Start at WSOP
(Arizona) -- The 44th annual World Series of Poker began on Wednesday in Las Vegas, and already it's lining up as a strong showing by poker players with local ties.
article World Series of Poker event draws record number of entrants
(Las Vegas) -- Who wants to be a millionaire? Apparently, a lot of poker players. The board showing the number of entrants for the Millionaire Maker no-limit Texas Hold...
article World Series of Poker opens in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The world's richest series of card tournaments are beginning in Las Vegas amid the return of the websites that helped make them what they are today...
article ‘Millionaire Maker’ to boost World Series of Poker this weekend
(Las Vegas) -- The scene for the first couple of days at the World Series of Poker was perfect for tourists and fans who wanted to sightsee.
article Las Vegas: World Series of Poker opens at the Rio
(Las Vegas) -- Poker aficionados will descend on Las Vegas as the 44th World Series of Poker kicks off at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The first event, which began...
article Players, tournaments and stories to watch at the 2013 World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- The best players turn out to play the biggest tournaments in the most prestigious environment. That’s the World Series of Poker in a nutshell. This...
article What is life like as a professional poker player? Three pros reveal the ups and downs
(Las Vegas) -- The best poker players don't share much at the table. At most, maybe a joke or jab to lighten the mood. So it was a treat when a trio of World Series...
article 2013 World Series of Poker: Time for the chips to fall
(Las Vegas) -- With 62 events between now and July 15, the 2013 World Series of Poker got into gear Wednesday with an event just for the home crowd.
article Carnivale Of Poker Returns To 2013 World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- In a blast from the tournament circuit past, the World Series of Poker has announced that the Carnivale of Poker will return for the 2013 summer series.
article What’s new at the 2013 World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Two years ago, the World Series of Poker naysayers were out in full effect. Following the U.S. Justice Department shutting down the three most popular...
article Home : Poker News : Card Player Poker Tour Main Event At Bicycle Casino Guarantees $100,000 First Place Prize
(California) -- The Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) is excited to announce more details on its upcoming stop at Los Angeles’ most action-packed poker destination,...
article Iconic poker player amasses £66m with the promise of much more
(UK) -- THAT PHIL Ivey is known as ‘the Tiger Woods of Poker’ says everything about his stature within the world of professional card playing. The 37-year-...
article World Series of Poker For Sale
(Las Vegas) -- The poker world was shocked this week by the news that Caesars Entertainment attempted to sell the Rio All-Suits Casino and the rights to the World Series...
article The 2013 Card Player Poker Tour Kicks Off
(Las Vegas) -- Today marks the start of the Wynn Las Vegas’ 2013 Card Player Poker Tour at the famous five-star resort and casino. This is a 4-day 12 series of...
article 2013 World Series of Poker Schedule Announced
(Las Vegas) -- On Thursday, Caesars Interactive Entertainment revealed the official schedule for the 2013 World Series of Poker. Beginning Wednesday, May 29, at the Rio...
press release Pala announces promo-filled March poker schedule
(California) -- Southern California poker players can win a lot of cash in March at Pala Casino Resort and Spa when the Poker Room hosts a variety of guaranteed...
article FireKeepers Casino to Host First PokerNews MSPT Event in Michigan
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan, is nearly equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. The beautiful property, opened in August 2009,...
article Illinois man wins $185K in poker tournament at Beau Rivage
(Mississippi) -- An Illinois man took top honors and the final pot at The Million Dollar Heater Poker Series at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino held Jan. 4-23 in Biloxi.
article M Resort Spa Casino In Vegas Welcomes The HPO
(Las Vegas) -- Next stop on this whirlwind tour of poker action: the fabulous M Resort in Las Vegas. Pony up, Penn National Gaming invites you to participate in the...
article WSOPC Tour, Hollywood Casino Events Top Early 2013 Wichita Poker Attentions (Photos)
(Kansas) -- Wichita regional poker tournament players looking to start 2013 play quickly will likely want to have a pair of events on their radar, the World Series of...
article New Stops Added To Card Player Poker Tour
(Las Vegas) -- The Card Player Poker Tour is pleased to announce the addition of three new stops to the 2013 CPPT schedule. The action kicks off in Las Vegas at the Wynn...
article PokerNews Partners with the Mid-States Poker Tour
(Minnesota) -- This week, PokerNews became the official media partner for the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), the exclusive poker tour of the Midwest.
article Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem hosting $500,000 poker tournament
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is giving away at least half a million in poker winnings this weekend. The $500,000 prize pool Deep Stack Extravaganza is...
article Former WSOP champion Greg Raymer dominates the Heartland Poker Tour in 2012
(Las Vegas) -- Imagine if reigning National League Most Valuable Player Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants decided to return to Triple AAA baseball for a season.
article World Series of Poker Announces Dates for 44th Annual WSOP
(Las Vegas) -- The 44th Annual World Series of Poker will kick off on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, according to WSOP....
article WSOP Announces Dates for 2013
(Las Vegas) -- The World Series of Poker announced the dates for the 2013 edition of the tournament series, starting in May and running through the middle of July.
article Wildhorse Resort and Casino Gears Up For Fall Poker Round-Up
(Oregon) -- The Fall Poker Round-up is right around the corner. The 9th annual Wildhorse Resort and Casino Fall Poker Round-up will take place November 8-18, 2012.
article Hustler Casino Surpasses Guarantees At Poker Tournament Series
(California) -- Hustler Casino, in Gardena, California, had a successful 2012 Liz Flynt Fall Classic, which wrapped up on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
article Laurel’s Greg Merson wins World Series of Poker and $8.5 million
(Las Vegas) -- He did it. Laurel’s Greg Merson, who dropped out of the University of Maryland and beat a drug addiction to find himself at the final table of the...
article NARAYANAN: Merson wins WSOP Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- Greg Merson survived 11 hours of three-handed play and then beat Jesse Sylvia heads up early Wednesday morning to win the World Series of Poker Main Event...
article WSOP win not the only life-changing experience for Merson
(Las Vegas) -- Greg Merson cried. He stood at the poker table at center stage of the Rio's Penn & Teller Theater, behind stacks of bundled $100 bills that...
article ASU student among final 3 at poker World Series
(Las Vegas) -- An ASU student and two poker professionals began their final run Tuesday at the World Series of Poker toward poker’s richest prize: an $8.53 million...
article Budding superstar Greg Merson takes chip lead at World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- The one poker professional capable of shifting attention away from the game’s world championship final table with his mere presence sauntered into...
article Three players to compete for World Series of Poker title and $8.53 million payday
(Las Vegas) -- Greg Merson had a feeling one his five opponents would make a critical mistake. On the 109th hand late Monday night of the World Series of Poker's...
article World Series of Poker live blog: Balsiger survives; Merson leads
(Las Vegas) -- This is the tournament that never ends. It just goes on and on my friends. Yet another player survived an all-in encounter with an inferior hand right...
article A rundown of the 9 vying for $8.5 million at the World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- The poker world will immortalize one of the nine players who take the stage at the Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater on Monday evening. Winning the...
article Final 3 set at WSOP, to play for $8.53M crown
(Las Vegas) -- Two poker professionals and a college student have topped nearly 6,600 competitors at the World Series of Poker and are one card session away from poker...
article Final table at World Series of Poker starts slow, heats up
(Las Vegas) -- Jesse Sylvia got a quick lesson on his opponents, and he used it to his advantage Monday evening at the Rio.
article From dropout to poker star: Greg Merson is ready for WSOP championship
(Maryland) -- Stan and Donna Merson’s second born son Greg did not take the traditional life path out of suburban Maryland.
article Merson seizes chip lead at WSOP Main Event final table
(Las Vegas) -- Greg Merson, Jesse Sylvia, and Jake Balsiger are the last three players standing at the World Series of Poker Main Event, and they will play for $8.53...
article Poker pro aiming for 'immortality,' $8.5M this week
(Texas) -- Robert Salaburu looked at the roadmap to his future and wasn't thrilled with what he saw. He could take the traditional route: spend his early 20s...
article World Series of Poker contestant strong at table, home
(Las Vegas) -- Panic set in back in July for Jeremy Ausmus. Immediately after qualifying for a seat at the final table of the World Series of Poker's Main Event, the...
article WSOP blog: Merson, Sylvia and Balsiger return today to play for title
(Las Vegas) -- A few hands after Jeremy Ausmus met his demise, Russell Thomas joined him in the Rio's Penn & Teller Theater lobby. Thomas shoved his stack of 15...
article Woman to plead guilty in world poker champ home invasion
(Montreal) -- Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, the woman charged in the home invasion and violent robbery of her ex-boyfriend, world poker champion Jonathan Duhamel, will plead...
article High Stakes Poker in Macau Sees $6.5 Million USD Prize for Stanley Choi
(Macau) -- Macau is one place where gambling is on the rise and its reputation for a place to make significant bets is growing as well. The recent Asian Poker Tour Poker...
article Two Day Ones In The Books For WPT Legends Of Poker, Strong Field In Attendance
(California) -- The World Poker Tour has reached the sunny climes of Los Angeles, CA, for its latest event, the Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Casino, and the players...
article WPT Parx Open Poker Classic Day 1B: Henry Lu Storms To Overall Chip Lead
(Pennsylvania) -- The World Poker Tour continued its first stop on American soil for its Season XI schedule yesterday in Pennsylvania with the second of two Day Ones at...
article WPT Parx Open Poker Classic Day 1A: Former WPT Champion Cornel Cimpan Opens Early Lead
(Pennsylvania) -- Fresh off the opening tournament of their Season XI schedule on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the World Poker Tour is wasting little time in...
article Foxwoods joins poker world series circuit
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, which earlier this year ended a 10-year association with the World Poker Tour, is teaming up with the World Series of Poker.
article World Poker Tour Event at Parx This Weekend
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino is hosting the World Poker Tour (WPT) televised 11th season opening tournament beginning today at noon with another opening day event on...
article Royal flush / World Series of Poker, born in smoky poker room, now a phenomenon
(Las Vegas) -- What would Benny Binion think? The legendary downtown Las Vegas casino owner enticed some the best poker players to his family's Horseshoe Casino on...
article Final nine battle for $110,000 top poker prize in Queenstown
(New Zealand) -- The final table of the New Zealand Poker Tour's Queenstown leg gets underway at about 12.30pm today (Sunday). After three days of poker at...
article Louisiana man wins main event at Isle
(Florida) -- Jacob Viccellio of Pride, La., was declared the winner of the main event of the Florida State Poker Championships at the Isle Casino and Racing Sunday.
article Retiree wins $369,026 in World Series of Poker main event
(Las Vegas) -- Poway retiree Robert Buckenmayer, 67, finished 17th out of the 6,598 players who competed in the World Series of Poker's main event earlier this month...
article Q&A: Sacramento poker player prepares for World Series of Poker finale
(Las Vegas) -- Born in China and raised in Sacramento, Steven Gee will be the oldest player at the World Series of Poker final table. The 56-year-old will compete...
article Moon Kim discusses WPT Shooting Star win
(California) -- Moon Kim is living proof that to win a major poker tournament, skill is not enough. Sure you have to know the game, but you also need luck on your side
article Close friends will vie at World Series of Poker final table
(Las Vegas) -- Jesse Sylvia and Russell Thomas became close friends through Internet poker and cash games once they no longer could play online.
article Final table set at World Series of Poker after women contenders fall from field
(Las Vegas) -- The last two women in the field at the World Series of Poker's Main Event were the last eliminations early Tuesday morning as the final table of nine...
article Former roommates, close friends advance to WSOP Main Event final table
(Las Vegas) -- It got to the point where Jesse Sylvia expected a text message a few minutes before the dinner break every day of the World Series of Poker Main Event.
article 27 players still vying for WSOP Main Event final table
(Las Vegas) -- Day 6 at the World Series of Poker Main Event is best described as friends and family day. This is the day where players who are still left in the Main...
article STUTZ: Former "November Niners" remain in World Series of Poker hunt
(Las Vegas) -- Since the World Series of Poker went to its November Nine format for the final table of the Main Event in 2008, a player hasn't won a coveted seat at...
article Four women poised to make deep run at WSOP Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- As the World Series of Poker Main Event field narrowed from 282 players to 97, four women put themselves in position to make a run at the final table --...
article STUTZ: Poker player Maria Ho finds success at the tables after college
(Las Vegas) -- Moments after the University of California, San Diego handed Maria Ho a diploma in 2005, she knew her career goals were destined for a job that required...
article WSOP Main Event gets more excitement than it bargained for
(Las Vegas) -- The money bubble burst early Friday at the World Series of Poker Main Event. But that was just the beginning of the excitement in the Amazon Room at the...
article Poker legend, casino executive got start in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Nine players sit around a poker table with a 4-foot-high stack of cash nearby. It's standing-room only in the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as fans...
article Day 3 success doesn't guarantee big money at the WSOP Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- Grabbing the chip lead, or sitting on one of the top chip stacks after Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event, doesn't guarantee you'll...
article Dominic Farmer leads strong field on Day 1a of Treasury Poker Masters
(Australia) -- Day 1a of the Treasury Poker Masters has produced a solid turnout with plenty of locals and a few familiar sharks taking to the Treasury Casino poker felt...
article Treasury Poker Masters kicks off Thursday
(Australia) -- While the WSOP Main Event might currently have the attention of the poker world, there is another tournament series about to get underway a little closer...
article Why (real) dogs playing poker stole the show at World Series of Poker Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- At some point, no matter how humble, obscure or subversive its origins might be, every successful movement or organization becomes the establishment.
article WSOP field narrows quickly on Day 2A
(Las Vegas) -- Day 2A brought together the first two Day 1 flights of the World Series of Poker in one room, with 2,044 players returning yesterday after a little bit of...
article Actor Kevin Pollak still alive at main event of World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Kevin Pollak was planning to spend time at the World Series of Poker hanging around the Rio's convention area to promote the relaunch of...
article Phil Hellmuth eliminated on opening day of WSOP Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- The $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event began Saturday, with 1,066 players beginning their quest to win poker's most important tournament.
article NHL star tries to score at World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Playing goalie in the National Hockey League is a lot like playing high-stakes tournament poker. One mistake can cost you dearly .
article This poker player’s dream lasted 68 minutes in Main Event opener
(Las Vegas) -- Marco Ritter had aspirations of becoming the next Pius Heinz, Joe Cada, or of course, Chris Moneymaker when took his seat Saturday afternoon at the World...
article Actor Kevin Pollak Talks About Playing In The 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- You know actor and comedian Kevin Pollak from his roles in A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, The Whole Nine Yards and Casino, as well as his world...
article Large field expected in poker tournament's Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- For a few days, the poker universe was focused on Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and his group of friends, CEOs, hedge-fund millionaires and poker...
article Will it be a $26 million-plus poker week for Las Vegas’ Antonio Esfandiari?
(Las Vegas) -- Incredibly, even after winning the $18-million-plus richest poker prize in history, Las Vegas resident and poker pro Antonio Esfandiari will return to the...
article Thousands expected for WSOP Main Event in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The legends of Amarillo Slim, Benny Binion and Gentleman Jack Keller will be in the air, and several recent champions will be in the seats when play...
article Poker’s Sam Trickett says he was attacked, beaten after ‘One Drop’ event
(Las Vegas) -- British poker pro Sam Trickett’s night of celebration in Las Vegas after his runner-up finish in a World Series of Poker tournament turned sour when...
article WSOP: Sam Trickett Attacked, Beaten Following “One Drop” Final Table
(Las Vegas) -- According to reports from not only the poker world but the mainstream press, U. K. poker pro Sam Trickett was attacked and beaten following one of the...
article Antonio Esfandiari trades in microphone for cards, wins $18 million at WSOP
(Las Vegas) -- Antonio Esfandiari committed to providing commentary on ESPN for the final table of the World Series of Poker’s The Big One For One Drop weeks ago.
article WSOP: Esfandiari claims poker's richest prize
(Las Vegas) -- Antonio Esfandiari prevailed Tuesday in a daylong battle against Sam Trickett on the final day of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop Texas Hold...
article WSOP: Final play begins in $1 million buy-in poker game
(Las Vegas) -- Antonio Esfandiari was holding on to a shrinking lead over Sam Trickett in the early going of the final day of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop...
article WSOP: Pros not intimidated by $1 million buy-in tournament at World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- When Guy Laliberte began recruiting participants for the World Series of Poker’s $1 million buy-in The Big One For One Drop tournament last year, he...
article WSOP: Pros, businessman have one thing in common at WSOP $1 million Big One for One Drop
(Las Vegas) -- The players in the $1 million Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker come at the game from very different positions, but they all shared one...
article WSOP: Running diary of a day on the rail at the WSOP: "It's all luck"
(Las Vegas) -- My good friend and regular home game opponent Jas Rai managed to accomplish four of his five goals in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament at the...
article WSOP: Record $18 million pot expected in Big Drop poker event
(Las Vegas) -- If you missed out on paying $1 million to enter a tournament of no limit hold'em poker and gaining a shot at an $18 million payday, you may get...
article WSOP: World Series of Poker hosting $1M buy-in event
(Las Vegas) -- The World Series of Poker is hosting a first-ever event for players putting up $1 million apiece for a chance to win the richest top prize in poker...
article WSOP: Final table of eight remains in WSOP Poker Players Championship
(Las Vegas) -- The $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship at the World Series of Poker may crown its first two-time champion Thursday night.
article WSOP: Michael Mizrachi breezes to second Poker Players Championship in three years
(Las Vegas) -- An emergency workout session, legend has it, enabled Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi to win the Poker Players Championship two years ago.
article Queen trumps kings at World Series of Poker event
(Las Vegas) -- A decade ago, Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman wouldn't sit at a Las Vegas poker table without her handy "cheat sheet" that listed the game's best...
article WSOP: Smaller field, same stakes for Poker Players Championship at WSOP
(Las Vegas) -- There’s swimming in a vast sea among sharks, and then there’s diving into a pool flooded with a bloodthirsty school of them.
article WSOP: World Series of Poker: It’s time for civil behavior from the pokerati
(Las Vegas) -- From my non-smoking hotel room, which has ceiling-to-floor windows, the curious thing is that I can still smell smoke, and no outside air ever penetrates...
article STUTZ: Ivey's return enlivens World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- At the halfway point of the 43rd World Series of Poker, several storylines have developed. Popular poker professional Andy Bloch won his first-ever...
article Casino operator buys bankrupt poker tour and league
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., of Las Vegas, announced today that it is buying the Heartland Poker Tour and its related assets, including...
article Phil Hellmuth Jr. wins record-setting 12th career World Series of Poker event
(Las Vegas) -- Poker superstar Phil Hellmuth Jr. won his record-setting 12th World Series of Poker individual event championship bracelet early Monday morning at the Rio...
article Casino Aztar players headed to Atlantic City slot competition
(Indiana) -- The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey will be hosting players from all Tropicana Entertainment gaming properties, including Casino Aztar, to...
article With law degree earned, Selbst turns focus to play, World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Vanessa Selbst didn't hide her professional poker career from professors and classmates while attending Yale Law School.
article 2012 World Series of Poker: Week 1 in Review
(Las Vegas) -- A week ago today the 43rd annual World Series of Poker got underway at the Rio All-Suites Resort and Casino in Las Vegas with the traditional closed Event...
article Genting Poker Tour Moves Into Edinburgh
(UK) -- The all-new Genting Poker series has rolled into Edinburgh, where gaming enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in the ongoing casino tour.
article A comprehensive guide of what to watch at the 2012 World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Feeling overwhelmed by the 2012 World Series of Poker, which kicks off with its first open event of the summer today, is natural. The 43rd annual WSOP...
article Phil Hellmuth: '80 or 90 Percent' on Playing World Series of Poker $1 Million Buy-In Tournament
(Las Vegas) -- Eleven-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth will likely play in the $1 million buy-in event this summer, he told Card Player on Monday...
article Phil Ivey Makes Debut at 2012 World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Phil Ivey, widely considered poker’s best all-around player, has made his debut at the 2012 World Series of Poker. The eight-time bracelet winner...
article World Series of Poker opens in Las Vegas with $1,500 buy-in tournament
(Las Vegas) -- For serious poker players, it’s like Christmas and the Olympics combined. The World Series of Poker opened in Las Vegas Monday with its first gold...
article 2012 World Series of Poker Begins Today
(Las Vegas) -- The city of Las Vegas is replete with activities for its visitors. Shows, casinos and “other” adult activities abound but, for slightly more...
article 2012 WSOP Gets Underway Today
(Las Vegas) -- The 43rd annual World Series of Poker is all set to kick off in Las Vegas starting Sunday, May 27th, eventually building up to its climatic finale on July...
article 43rd World Series of Poker to begin in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas poker dealers and casino employees are getting a chance to play in a prelude to the 43rd annual World Series of Poker.
article A Guide to the 2012 World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- The World Series of Poker starts on Sunday; this is your guide to the action in Las Vegas, and how to follow this year’s WSOP. The World Series of...
article Casino employees welcome 2012 World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- It’s an event card player’s look forward to all year, the World Series of Poker, and the two month tournament began Sunday at the Rio Hotel...
article Jeweler: World Series of Poker bracelet most expensive sports prize ever
(Las Vegas) -- The cards may decide winner, but they can't beat the bling. The World Series of Poker unveiled its championship bracelet for the main event winner...
article World Series of Poker Begins Sunday
(USA) -- Cards get into the air on Sunday, May 27 at the 43rd annual World Series of Poker. The biggest tournament series of the year will feature a record 61 bracelet...
article World Series of Poker Kicks Off With Casino Employees Event
(Las Vegas) -- With the announcement of “shuffle up and deal,” the first event of the 2012 World Series Of Poker officially kicked off on Sunday, marking the...
article Ups and Downs: WSOP predictions
(Las Vegas) -- Get psyched, poker fans, it's that time of year again. It's time for the seven weeks that all poker players have been waiting for since last July.
article Stockport native Vogel sets sights on Vegas after cashing in at Niagara
(New York) -- When Billy Vogel leaves for Las Vegas May 27 to compete in various World Series of Poker events, he will do so with just one major tournament under his...
article World Series of Poker expanding in 2012
(Las Vegas) -- The biggest spectacle in poker kicks off Sunday. The 2012 World Series of Poker promises to be bigger than ever. The annual event will now feature 61 gold...
article Poker players vie for spot in Vegas
(Ottawa) -- While others spent Sunday afternoon trying to beat the heat, players at a high-stakes poker tournament in Gatineau kept their cool under pressure as they...
article How gambling on the World Series of Poker could influence play
(Las Vegas) -- Addicts rejoice! You can now gamble on gambling. Yes, this year, the Gaming Control Board of Nevada will allow gamblers to bet on the outcomes of various...
article Poker Pro Gavin Griffin On Playing In Kill Games
(California) -- One thing that everybody playing poker is looking for is action and the casinos cater to that as much as possible. In LA this comes in a few forms. The...
article Isle of Man gambling tournament legislation moves step closer
(UK) -- A BILL that aims to promote the staging of live gaming tournaments in the island has moved a step closer to becoming law.
article Big time poker comes to Melbourne
(Australia) -- The World Series of Poker is coming to Australia. The hugely popular series will debut at Melbourne's Crown Casino in April next year and feature five...
article Where Are They Now: WPT Season IX Foxwoods Poker Finals Champion Jeff Forrest
(Connecticut) -- The latest broadcast of the World Poker Tour Season X on Fox Sports Network featured the World Poker Finals from Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.
article HPT: Record Turnout for the Black Hawk, CO Event
(Colorado) -- The turmoil between the Epic Poker League and the Heartland Poker Tour may be ongoing, but if you look past the drama you’ll see that it isn’t...
article Kansas poker rooms making presence felt
(Kansas) -- Kansas has been stirring up local players and games in its two newest casino poker rooms in Kansas City and in Mulvane (outside of Wichita,) but is the...
article Mike Sexton: "Poker is ultimate reality TV"
(Florida) -- Ten years ago, Mike Sexton hosted his first televised poker tournament at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, ushering the words “flop,” “turn...
article $10,000 entry fee for Tiger’s poker tourney
(Las Vegas) -- Instead of playing in this week’s PGA Tour event — the Zurich Classic, near New Orleans — Tiger Woods will be hosting a poker game.
press release Spotlight 29 Casino Offering Satellite Tournaments For World Series Of Poker Events
(California) -- Spotlight 29 Casino is hosting three World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournaments, with the winner of each tournament earning a prize package valued at $12,...
article Hard Rock event helps new non-profit
(Florida) -- The Fara’s Place Charity Poker Tournament will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at The Poker Room in Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard...
article WSOP $1M Tourney To Be Richest Win
(Las Vegas) -- A never-before-seen $1 million buy-in tournament at the World Series of Poker this year will generate the richest top prize in poker history at more than...
article Manitoba Lotteries puts on its poker face
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba Lotteries got to the game late but they are in it to win it. McPhillips Station Casino will host the second annual Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open,...
article PFINGSTEN: Tournament director brings World Series of Poker to his hometown
(California) -- While more than a few Escondido natives have tried their luck at Harrah's Rincon, Bill Bruce is probably the only one who has brought a real-life...
article Poker league files for bankruptcy
(USA) -- The owner of the US-based Epic Poker League, Federated Sports and Gaming, is committed to finding a “constructive way forward” after filing for...
article Poker players hunker down for Deep Stack Series
(New Zealand) -- Poker players from around New Zealand will be hitting the tables for the 2012 SKYCITY Deep Stack Series at the SKYCITY Casino Poker Room from Monday 26...
article Mike Sexton: Enthusiasm in 'World Poker Tour' booth
(California) -- When Mike Sexton moved from the poker table to the nascent "World Poker Tour" broadcast booth almost a decade ago, the game was waning. Casinos...
article Epic Poker League company files for bankruptcy
(Maryland) -- The company that owns and manages the upstart Epic Poker League has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Federated Sports + Gaming, a company...
article Commerce is Rolling to Conclusion
(California) -- It’s all over, but the shouting— almost. As we go to press, only a few events remain to be contested at Commerce Casino’s Los Angeles...
article PokerStars says ‘bye’ in style
(Macau) -- PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa hosted the biggest and richest ever ‘Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon’ from February 18 to February 26 and set...
article WPT: Phil Ivey Returns for LA Poker Classic
(California) -- Michael Rocco may have the chip lead and Jonathan Duhamel may be the big name who had a big day, but the real star of the opening day of the World Poker...
article World Poker Tour deals its 10th season
(California) -- With prize pools in the eight figures, tournament poker is big business. And one of the best known brands in the business is World Poker Tour, which...
article 2012 World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open Day 1b: Juttelstad Shoots To the Top
(Florida) -- Day 1b of the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino wrapped up on Saturday. Joining the 125 players...
article Guest Blog: Mutual Respect Among The Poker Majors
(USA) -- Does poker need a “majors” system? Isn’t it time that the major entities offering poker tournaments around the world worked together for the...
article First Ever WPT Regional in Pennsylvania will be at Parx Casino!
(Pennsylvania) -- After speculation and rumors, the WPT is coming to Bensalem, Pennsylvania, where the Parx casino—the largest in Pennsylvania, with fifty tables...
article 'Lucky' poker ace takes $1.6m prize
(Australia) -- After three years travelling the world as a professional poker player, Oliver Speidel knows it is a no-no to let your feelings show. But the 26-year-old...
article First Genting Poker Series Main Event Kicks Off Tomorrow
(UK) -- Tomorrow not only marks the start of a brand new month but it is also the day that the Genting Poker Series lunches in Birmingham. Star City Casino is the venue...
article Lucky Hearts series begins at Hard Rock
(Florida) -- The World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open will begin Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, and a couple of famous faces will be...
article World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Day 1: Chris Tiller Leads
(Oklahoma) -- Two starting flights and over 14 hours of action on Day 1 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at the Choctaw Casino and Resort saw nearly 1,000...
article Poker celebrities come to WSOP event
(Oklahoma) -- With just a few days left players are going 'all-in' at the the World Series of Poker event in Durant. Friday players put down their hands to shake...
article World Series of Poker coming back to Choctaw
(Oklahoma) -- In just a couple days hundreds of people will head to the Choctaw Casino in Durant for the second annual World Series of Poker Circuit event.
article Oklahoma Poker Superstar Is $4 Million Man
(Las Vegas) -- While Tulsa native Ben Lamb had his run for the World Series of Poker Main Event championship cut short in November, he still took home more than $4...
article Parx to Host State's First World Poker Tour Event
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino recently announced that it's hosting the first World Poker Tour Regional Event in Pennsylvania. Featuring 12 tournaments and $200,000...
press release LA Poker Classic Begins January 18 at Commerce Casino
(California) -- Tournament poker's major championship season begins January 18 with the much-anticipated 20th anniversary LA Poker Classic at Commerce Casino.
article N.D. Texas Hold’em champ crowned
(North Dakota) -- A California man who came to Minot in 2011 to help remodel flooded homes is the state's newest Texas Hold'em champion. Jeremy Keillor, of Santa...
article For poker growth, a Tour de force
(Las Vegas) -- In some ways, the World Poker Tour has gotten lost in the hoopla that has surrounded the game over the past 10 years.
article Column: Potawatomi Autumn Poker Feast draws 182 entries
(Wisconsin) -- The Autumn Feast tournament at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino on Nov. 13 came down to Brian Andrews and Patrick Mayew. The $500 buy-in attracted 182 players...
article Venetian, Caesars each have great series, big draws
(Las Vegas) -- Huy Nguyen topped a field of 520 to capture the main event of the fifth annual Caesars Palace Poker Classic. The victory, the second largest payday of his...
article Philadelphian wins Main Event for Epic Poker League at Palms
(Las Vegas) -- Professional poker player Chris Klodnicki of Philadelphia captured the third Epic Poker League Main Event Sunday night at the Palms, taking home $801,680.
article PokerNews Debate: Paying More or Fewer Players in a Tournament Field
(USA) -- Last week, the World Poker Tour drew the ire of many poker pros when the 2011 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic drew 413 players.
article Legendary Poker Player Phil Hellmuth Plays in his Annual Charity Event
(Wisconsin) -- Phil Hellmuth, 47, an eleven-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, recently went back home to Madison, Wisconsin to host the second annual Hellmuth...
article Englishman takes title in World Poker Tour event at Bellagio
(Las Vegas) -- James Dempsey of Brighton, England, won the World Poker Tour's Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic Sunday at Bellagio.
article Card Player Native American Casino Poker Tour Starts Saturday
(Oklahoma) -- On Saturday, the Card Player Native American Casino Poker Tour will officially kick off its inaugural Main Event at Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma.
article Re-Entry Tournaments -- Good or Bad for Poker?
(USA) -- One of the most polarizing issues in the poker world today is the emergence of re-entry tournaments and whether or not they are good for the overall health of...
article Genting Poker Series Makes Changes to Tour Stops
(UK) -- Genting Poker has revealed several “logical” changes to their poker tournament series that kicks off next year. The Genting Poker Series announced...
article 22 players commit to play $1 million buy-in poker tourney
(Las Vegas) -- World Series of Poker officials said Monday that 22 players have committed to putting up $1 million each to buy into the most expensive card tournament...
article Day 2 Results From NACPT Choctaw
(Mississippi) -- The tables were busy on the second day of the Native American Casino Poker Tour series at the Choctaw Casino Resort, with thousands of dollars awarded...
article Tacticpoker: British Online Poker Stars Pay No Taxes on WSOP Winnings
(UK) -- Tacticpoker (http://www.tacticpoker.com) reports that 2011 WSOP November Nine competitor Sam Holden of the UK won’t need to pay any taxes on his $782,115...
article Canadian-poker: German Online Poker Stars Pay No Taxes on WSOP Winnings
(Quebec) -- Canadian-poker (http://www.canadian-poker.ca) reports that 2011 WSOP champion Pius Heinz won’t need to pay any taxes on his $8.7 million in winnings.
article World Series of Poker Announces Circuit Stop at the Bicycle Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The World Series of Poker Circuit has added a new stop to the 2011-2012 schedule. For the first time, the WSOP Circuit will visit the Bicycle Casino in...
article WSOP will bring circuit tour to the Bicycle Club in Los Angeles
(Las Vegas) -- For the first time, the World Series of Poker Circuit tour will make a stop in Los Angeles. Tournament officials announced plans to bring the tour to the...
article German wins $11.2m poker jackpot
(New Zealand) -- Professional German poker player Pius Heinz won an US$8.7 million (NZ$11.2m) jackpot in the World Series of Poker championship, the third highest payout...
article WSOP Champ Heinz Hailed As Poker Pope Pius In Native Germany
(Germany) -- Pius Heinz, the 2011 winner of the World Series of Poker, has received loads of media attention in his native Germany, where he is hailed as the Poker Pope.
article Finale 'surprising' for World Series of Poker champion Heinz
(Las Vegas) -- The final 15 minutes of the World Series of Poker's Main Event was equally as furious and bizarre as the night's initial four hands some six hours...
article Heinz beats Staszko in $8.72M WSOP main event
(Las Vegas) -- Earlier this year, Pius Heinz was deciding whether to play cards full-time. Now that the 22-year-old German has won the $8.72 million prize at the World...
article Pius Heinz aces World Series of Poker Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- Pius Heinz’s mother rushed down to the Penn & Teller Theater lobby with outstretched arms ready for a congratulatory embrace approximately 15...
article STUTZ: 'Robin Hood,' 'First Lady' land in Poker Hall of Fame
(Las Vegas) -- The selection of Barry Greenstein to the 2011 class of the Poker Hall of Fame was a logical choice. Linda Johnson's induction was both logical and...
article Aiken native's poker winnings total $2.3M
(Las Vegas) -- Aiken native Phil Collins finished in fifth place in the World Series of Poker and walked away from the table $2.3 million richer, reportedly his biggest...
article Germany's Heinz aces World Series of Poker finale
(Las Vegas) -- Pius Heinz of Germany won the World Series of Poker's Main Event this morning in a dramatic comeback.
article Three players still in WSOP head to finale with most info ever
(Las Vegas) -- The three top finishers at the World Series of Poker are preparing to settle an $8.72 million title armed with more information than ever before, adding a...
article The herd is thinned at World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Five rapid-fire eliminations Sunday — including two players bounced on consecutive hands — brought the World Series of Poker one bust away...
article WSOP field thins to final three
(Las Vegas) -- Three card professionals from Germany, the Czech Republic and Las Vegas will finish a marathon battle for $8.72 million after battling through a gauntlet...
article IGT to promote Heads Up video poker slot machine at WSOP
(Las Vegas) -- Slot machine giant International Game Technology is targeting the thousands of poker fans who will be at the Rio Sunday as it unveils a new video poker...
article WSOP finalists return with $8.7M prize up for grabs; casino odds say it’s anyone’s game
(Las Vegas) -- After 3½ months of reflection and study, nine card sharks are returning to Las Vegas to settle the $8.72 million title at the World Series of Poker.
article WSOP to air almost-live final table
(Las Vegas) -- The final table of the WSOP Main Event will be broadcast today on a slight delay, continuing its coverage from July of full detail of the tournament.
article Vancouver man takes home British Columbia’s largest poker tournament top prize worth $288,467
(British Columbia) -- River Rock Casino Resort is proud to announce that the winner of the seventh annual British Columbia Poker Championships is Rajdeep Pooni from...
article Kitchen hand to casino king
(New York) -- From busboy to big shot: The 25-year-old son of one of the owners of Upper East Side restaurant Elio’s has won just under $2 million in a top...
article A final table unlike any other
(Las Vegas) -- The broadcast of the 2003 World Series of Poker main event stands out as the most important moment in televised poker history. When accountant Chris...
article International finalists return to Vegas for WSOP
(Las Vegas) -- Nine card players from seven different countries are returning to Las Vegas this weekend in search of life-changing riches, the spoils of winning as much...
article Three like-minded locals go after poker’s world championship this weekend
(Las Vegas) -- Poker’s unprecedented popularity surge in the past decade created a subset of young men who quickly found success in the game and turned it into a...
article Money Bubble Generates Controversy at Foxwoods WPT World Poker Finals
(Connecticut) -- The World Poker Tour’s World Poker Finals at Foxwoods Resort and Casino played down to the money bubble on Saturday evening, leaving just 27...
article Day Two In The Books At WPT Foxwoods, Dan Colpoys Leads Andy Frankenberger
(Connecticut) -- At the World Poker Tour stop at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the $10,000 World Poker Finals have wrapped up their second day...
article ESPN, World Series of Poker change finale TV plans
(Las Vegas) -- ESPN and the World Series of Poker are changing the way the finale of the $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold `em main event will unfold among players and...
article Final WSOP table to play out in nearly real time
(Las Vegas) -- In a first for televised poker, audiences will be able to see the final table of the World Series of Poker play out in nearly real time.
article Erie casino ups ante with $25,000 poker tournament
(Pennsylvania) -- You can thank the federal government's crackdown on Internet poker sites for bringing Chris Moneymaker to Erie. Moneymaker, the 2003 World Series...
article A deaf poker comp? You can bet on it!
(Australia) -- THEY play for riches, glory and bragging rights, but if they win they won't hear any cheers. These are the 120 deaf poker players who will be in...
article NBC cancels National Heads-Up Poker Championship
(Las Vegas) -- The National Heads-Up Poker Championship has become a casualty of the government’s crackdown on Internet Poker. NBC confirmed the event, held at...
article LOVE/HATE relationship
(Manitoba) -- Playing tournaments can be a great way to pad your bankroll. They can also be a detriment to it if you aren't in the right frame of mind and let your...
article Daytona kennel club betting on national exposure with poker tournament
(Florida) -- There was a time if you saw a guy like Greg Raymer on ESPN, it'd likely be in a Doritos commercial. But then, the omnipresent sports network started...
article Three WSOP champions among 2011 Poker Hall of Fame nominees
(Las Vegas) -- Three former winners of the World Series of Poker's Main Event are among the 10 finalists nominated for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.
article Canterbury Park's Michael Hochman Discusses the Canterbury Park Fall Poker Classic
(Minnesota) -- Do you remember the first time you ever stepped into a poker room? I remember mine. Nearly ten years ago, I made a four-hour trip across the state line to...
article Chris Moneymaker To Host $25,000 Poker Tournament At New Pennsylvania Casino Poker Room
(Pennsylvania) -- In what is quickly becoming a potential new gaming Mecca, former World Champion Chris Moneymaker will be the host of a large tournament in the new...
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