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2019 World Series of Poker Launched With 89 Events
The 2019 World Series of Poker launched on Wednesday when WSOP organizer Jack Effel announced “shuffle up and deal“. 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the World Series of Poker, which will mark the milestone in a number of ways. This year, the tournament includes 89…
50th WSOP Begins with Casino Employees Championship, Super Turbo Bounty Event
The 50th Annual World Series of Poker began with the Casino Employees Championship and a $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty event. The Casino Employees Championship is a yearly tradition for WSOP Day 1. The World Series of Poker takes place at the Rio…
Jeremy Ausmus Says Vegas Casino Rules “Killing the Poker Dream”
Jeremy Ausmus began a debate on whether restricted access to private card games in Vegas casinos is good or bad for poker. According to former WSOP Main Event final table participant Jeremy Ausmus, such games are “killing the poker dream”. It’s a controversial position, which pits…
Tiger Woods Hosts Charity Poker Event at MGM Grand
Tiger Woods hosted a charity poker tournament at the MGM Grand’s Whiskey Down saloon on Friday night. The poker event, the Tiger Jam Experience, raised money for the TGR Foundation. TGR Foundation raises tuition money for college students, while funding educational opportunities for underserved American students.
Tim Headington Plans Benny Binion TV Series
Ley Line Productions is creating a tv series about Benny Binion, the man who founded the World Series of Poker. Award-winning producer Tim Headington heads the project, which is based on a 2005 novel. Headington draws his inspiration from Doug J. Swanson’s book “Blood Aces: The…
PokerStars Ends 12-Year Partnership with Daniel Negreanu
PokerStars and Daniel Negreanu announced an end to their 12-year partnership this week. Negreanu is the latest longtime poker ambassador who left Team PokerStars over the past several couple of years. Daniel Negreanu holds second place in all-time poker winnings at $38.7 million, behind only Justin…
WSOP Stages Gavin Smith Memorial Tournament
The World Series of Poker plans to honor departed poker pro Gavin Smith with a charity tournament on May 28. The Gavin Smith Memorial Tournament begins on Tuesday, May 28 at 6pm. 50% of the proceeds from entry fees and re-entry fees go to the Gavin Smith…
Red Dead Online Poker Not Available Everywhere Due to Gaming Laws
Rockstar Games removed the beta tag from Red Dead Online, so the multiplayer online game is updated and its bugs are fixed. Players in certain regions might not think so, though. In some regions, players won’t be able to play virtual poker on Red Dead Online.
Maurice Hawkins Proclaims Himself the GOAT at WSOP Circuit Events
Maurice Hawkins, who holds the most titles and cash winnings in World Series of Poker Circuit history, recently called himself the GOAT (“Greatest of All Time”). Hawkins made the comments during an interview with CardPlayer.com. It is hard to argue against Maurice Hawkins WSOP Circuit career.
John Juanda Wins Triton Poker Super Montenegro Short Deck Event
John Juanda recently won the Triton Poker Super Montenegro $250,000 HKD Short Deck Event and pocketed $613,600 in winnings. During the final table, Sergey Lebedev bluffed Juanda off a big pot, but the eventual champion powered through to win the poker event anyway. The hand of poker…