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Woman Charged with Stealing Esfandiari’s $1m of Belongings

Woman Charged with Stealing Esfandiari’s $1m of Belongings

Poker professional Antonio Esfandiari reported $1 million in cash and valuables missing back in July. The police finally have apprehended a suspected, 46-year-old Svitlana Silva, Esfandiari’s father’s former paramour. Svitlana Silva Arrested in Esfandiari’s Theft Case Authorities have apprehended Svitlana Silva, a 4-year-old-woman, who is the primary suspect in the robbing of high-stakes poker professional […]

PokerStars WCOOP 2020 Ready to Get Going on August 30

PokerStars WCOOP 2020 Ready to Get Going on August 30

One of the world’s largest online poker events by PokerStars is about to kick off on August 30. The WCOOP gets underway with close to $82 million in guaranteed prize money. PokerStars’ Largest WCOOP to Date Kicks Off Poker tournament continue to gather steam in 2020 despite the pandemic and the PokerStars WCOOP 2020 is […]

VerStandig Close to Settlement with Mike Postle in Cheating Case

VerStandig Close to Settlement with Mike Postle in Cheating Case

Mike Postle and VerStandig may have reached a settlement in the cheating scandal Postle is embroiled in. VerStandig has requested an extension to communicate the terms to all 88 plaintiffs he represents. Mike Postle and Plaintiffs May Have Reached a Settlement The saga between Mike Postle and 88 plaintiffs accusing him of cheating in low-stake […]

Poker Central to Introduce a New High Stakes Duel Show

Poker Central to Introduce a New High Stakes Duel Show

Poker Central is debuting the High Stakes Duel format and show which will pit poker pros in a head-to-head battle in 12-round competition. The event starts on July 30 and will be broadcast live from the PokerGO Studio at Aria Resort & Casino. What’s Poker Central’s High Stakes Duel? Poker Central has announced a new […]

Borgata and Phil Ivey Reportedly Reach a Settlement

Borgata and Phil Ivey Reportedly Reach a Settlement

A six-year-long court battle between poker legend Phil Ivey and the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa may have been settled. Phil Ivey and Borgata Reportedly Settle Professional poker player Phil Ivey and the Borgata have reportedly settled a six-year lawsuit which alleged that Ivey, one of the richest poker players in the world, had teamed […]

Delaware and New Jersey April Poker Numbers Go up in Lockdown

Delaware and New Jersey April Poker Numbers Go up in Lockdown

Poker numbers in the United States have been steady with New Jersey and Delaware reporting solid growth and decent increase in overall registrations, traffic, and rake. Online Poker Marks Growth in Delaware In March and April Delaware is one of the smallest online gaming markets in the United States, but it has seen a two-fold […]

Global Online Poker Traffic Doubles in March, 2020

Global Online Poker Traffic Doubles in March, 2020

Online poker traffic has increased globally, hitting a new milestone of 45,000 concurrent players as of the end of March. Global Poker Traffic Doubles during COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown GameIntel has released a study pointing to an increase in global online poker activity, with the figures reaching a five-year high, the company reported. According to the […]

TSG and Flutter on Track to Complete Merger After Regulatory OK

TSG and Flutter on Track to Complete Merger After Regulatory OK

As most gambling worldwide has come to a halt, The Stars Group and Flutter Entertainment continue with their planned super-merger to create a new gaming behemoth. PokerStars Parent Company Obtains Another Regulatory Approval Across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given the go-ahead to a pending merger between Flutter Entertainment […]

Poker in Pennsylvania Remains Timid in February, PGCB Reports

Poker in Pennsylvania Remains Timid in February, PGCB Reports

With Pennsylvania’s online gambling revenue up in February, poker players would have expected the card game to pick up some steam as well. Alas, poker has turned out to be the chronic underperformer, bringing hardly any value to the table. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has released its numbers for February 2020, posting solid […]

Las Vegas Poker Rooms Close To Reduce Covid-19 Spread Risk

Las Vegas Poker Rooms Close To Reduce Covid-19 Spread Risk

The global spread of coronavirus /Covid-19/ has already impacted the casino industry, as the general approach towards limiting the outbreak is to prevent people from gathering. Live poker has already been affected, too, with a number of high-end tournaments around the world being taken off the calendar due to the pandemic virus spread. In Las […]