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Facebook and CMU’s New Poker AI Beats Five Poker Pros

Poker professionals may soon have to find new jobs as Artificial Intelligence seems to be taking over. Facebook and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have recently built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot that was able to beat top human professional poker players in six-player no-limit Texas hold’em poker which is the most popular variant of […]

WSOP Announces 2019 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has recently released the list of 10 finalists that stand a chance of being inducted into the 2019 Poker Hall of Fame class. These 10 nominees were determined following a public nomination process which was then followed by screening by the Poker Hall of Fame’s Governing Council. As it […]

Poker Community Mourns Russian Poker Star Liliya Novikova

On Wednesday, June 12, the poker community received some very disturbing news that one of their own, Liliya “Liay5” Novikova had passed away at the young age in an accident at her home. The esports player and renowned Twitch streamer was found deceased in the bathtub by an elderly neighbor at her parents’ apartment. According […]

BetOnline Poker Announces 100-Event Micro Tournament Series

Renowned online poker operator BetOnline poker has recently announced that it will be hosting a micro tournament series that will be running from June 17 to June 30. The tournament series comes just a short while of the recently concluded Turbo 500 mini-series which was held to celebrate the Indy 500 – this three-day event […]

Pending PartyPoker Software Update to Force Alias Changes

PartyPoker has recently announced that it will force virtually all of the customers its global dot com site to change their aliases or screen names through a major software update that is set to go live on June 17, 2019. According to the officials of the online poker operator, the move was is the company’s […]

50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) Finally Takes Off

The 50th annual World Series of Poker has been one of the most anticipated poker events in 2019 and it has finally begun. On Wednesday, May 29, the event returned to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino with a total of 89 events as well as Daily DeepStacks tournaments and big cash games action. Already, […]

Daniel Negreanu, PokerStars Part Ways After Twelve Years

Barely a week after tying the knot with poker personality Amanda Leatherman, Daniel Negreanu has delivered yet another huge announcement. Taking to social media (specifically Twitter), the poker legend announced to his fans that he and PokerStars were ending their 12-year relationship which was arguably the world’s most high-profile sponsorship. “I have an important announcement […]

Two Houston Poker Rooms Raided, Nine Arrested

On Wednesday, May 1, authorities in Houston, Texas came down hard on two poker rooms and arrested at least nine people during a raid that went down that afternoon. Severin Rasset, PokerStars’ Director of Poker Innovation and Operations, the two poker rooms, had been masquerading as “card clubs” in order to skirt state laws pertaining […]

PokerStars’ $75M Guaranteed SCOOP to Kick Off on May 12

PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is set to make a return as from May 12 to May 17 and this time it will be featuring a record $75 million worth of guaranteed prize pools which will be further supplemented by at least $1 million guaranteed for every single day of the poker series. […]

PartyPoker Cracks Down on Bot Accounts, Recovers Over $700k

GVC Holdings-owned online poker operator PartyPoker has recently revealed that it has claimed more than $700,000 over the past four months from a network of online poker bots thanks to the efforts of its Poker Fraud Team, its specialist fraud task force. Poker bots which are computer programs that are created by shady individuals to […]