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Poker News | World Poker News

Aviation Club de FranceAviation Club de France in Paris Closed Permanently

France is losing the great game of poker! The world-famous Aviation Club de France (ACF) just went into judicial liquidation after being closed for five months. The club was raided and closed last year by the French Judicial Police. Administration...

CaesarsCaesars and PokerStars are Combining Forces to Push US Online Gaming Market

The United States gambling market may just get the support it needs to be able to offer a 'chip and a chair' to the thousands of players waiting in the virtual universe with the news that has recently surfaced concerning Caesars Entertainment...

Mehmet HassanMurdered London Poker Player Mehmet Hassan Trial Underway

Professional gambler Mehmet Hassan's death was the result of what is believed to be a preplanned burglary. Hassan was found dead in his London home in March of 2014. Leonie Granger, Nicholas Chandler, and Kyrron Jackson were arrested, facing...

Dan Bilzerian courtesy of Bilzerian InstagramThe Instagram King Finds the Escape Hatch

Dan Bilzerian has managed to find an escape hatch to keep from spending up to 6 years in prison and paying a fine of $5,000. Known as The Instagram King to most of the world, Bilzerian will record a PSA to help the Bureau of Land Management tell...

Erick LindgrenErick Lindgren Sued by Rational Group, PokerStars' Parent Company

Back in 2012 PokerNews.com managed an exclusive interview with Full Tilt Poker's former exec Howard Lederer and one segment of the interview brought up loans made to players that were never paid back to the company. The one loan that triggered...

WSOP Live Updates by PokerNews.com are History

On January 30th, 2015, pocketfives.com published an interview with Matt Parvis, Chief Creative Office of iBus Media, on the news that broke about PokerNews.com no longer providing exclusive live updates of the World Series of Poker. Many...

Dan Bilzerian courtesy of Bilzerian InstagramDan Bilzerian's Lawyer Looking for Plea Deal

Dan Bilzerian, The Instagram King, manages to live his life in the spotlight but this particular beam of light has a lot of heat in it! This time Bilzerian may have crossed a line that that could put him in prison if his lawyers aren't able to...

Paul PhuaPaul Phua Trial Delayed

High stakes poker player and Macau businessman Wei Seng ‘Paul’ Phua and his son Wai Kit "Darren" Phua have had their January 12th trial date removed from the court records according to a report by the Associated Press which was released on...

Amaya Gaming and Two Financial Firms Raided - EDITED

Nathan Vardi of forbes.com reported on Thursday, December 11th, 2014, that Amaya headquarters, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, was raided by federal Canadian police offices in Montreal on Wednesday. Two financial firms were also raided as part...

TonyBet OFCRecords Set When Tonybet OFC Poker World Championship Hit Prague

The biggest Open-Face Chinese Poker (OFC) live event ever organized brought a field of 135 entries -- that built a massive €117,855 prize pool -- to the tables! That OFC event was the TonyBet Open-Face Chinese Poker World Championship Main...

Rio Hotel & CasinoArmed Robber Shot and Killed at Home of the WSOP

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) was in the spotlight from the end of May through mid-July as thousands came from all points of the world to compete in the world's biggest poker festival at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Today the...

Darren Woods 2011 WSOP Bracelet WinnerDarren Woods 2011 WSOP Bracelet Winner Pleads Guilty to Collusion and Fraud

The Humberside Police has released a report that sends another jab at the integrity and honesty of fair poker play. Apparently 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Darren Woods -- also a former 888poker Pro -- has pled guilty on...

Daniel Negreanu and a Dancing TeamPoker Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Finalists Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland

Ten nominees were chosen for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame -- the World Series of Poker sent out the news last month. The vote went to the 21 living Hall of Fame members and a 20-member media panel -- two finalists have been chosen. The man who...

Cercle CadetFrench Poker Series Stop Cancelled by PokerStars

The onslaught of closures and raids by French authorities on major gambling establishments has brought about a precautionary measure by PokerStars. The world's leading online poker site has cancelled the next leg of the French Poker Series (FPS)...

Cercle CadetFrench Judicial Police Raid Cercle Cadet

The accusations are running hot and heavy according to reports published by the French press -- accusations that have led to the French Judicial Police (DCPJ) raiding another of Paris' prestigious gambling rooms. The raid on Paris' Cercle Cadet...

2014 PokerNews CupThe 2014 PokerNews Cup is in Action

Montesino Casino is fine tuning the heat in Vienna, Austria, for the 2014 PokerNews Cup Main Event. Day 1a started with 167 players and 20 re-entries. With two starting flights, Day 1a's €42,075 prize pool generated excitement with organizers...

Phil Ivey courtesy of PokerNews.comPoker Pro Phil Ivey Loses Court Battle with Crockfords Casino in £7.7 Million "Edge Sorting" Case

Either London's Crockfords Casino drew out on Phil Ivey in a High Court in London this week, or he was playing a fouled hand. Ivey lost the decision when Judge John Mitting ruled that Ivey's "edge sorting" technique constituted cheating under...

Phil Ivey courtesy of bbc.comPhil Ivey Claims innocence in Court Concerning Cheating Accusations

Phil Ivey is having his day in court concerning the lawsuit by him against London's Genting's Crockford Casino for withholding his £7.8 million ($12.1 million) in winnings -- the lawsuit was filed in May of 2013. The casino claims Ivey used a...

PokerStars Growth MapPokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Pull out of 30 Countries

Real-money tables at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker are no longer an option in over 30 countries as of October 1st, 2014. Amaya Gaming's decision to put an end to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker operations is part of a new policy adopted by the...

New Jersey Sports Betting Plans get Thumbs Down from US Department of Justice

A report over at pressofatlanticcity.com does not look good for New Jersey's efforts to allow sports betting inside the state. The U.S. Department of Justice has taken a stance that agrees with the country's major sports leagues that oppose sports...

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The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

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