It’s Time to Fix the Poker Tournament Performance Awards Process
The American Poker Awards Tournament Performance of the Year nomination system is broken. The only way it can be fixed is by moving into poker’s modern world of live-streamed final tables. Two of the finalists for the 2017 award, to be announced later this month, had their performances consumed only via written live updates. That is not worthy of the modern poker era. Nominees of a...
Global Poker Grizzly Games Pays Out More Than SC$2 Million
The month-long Global Poker Grizzly Games tournament series came to an end this past weekend. Overall, the second installment of the Global Poker Championships awarded real cash prizes to over 200 Grizzly Game cChampions and paid out more than SC$2,000,000, eclipsing the guarantee of SC$1,500,00. Grizzly Games champions also earned a one-of-a-kind trophy and a swag bag that included Global Poker t-shirts and hats. Grizzly Games...
Developer LongRunn to build $4.2 billion casino city on Yeongjong Island, S. Korea
LongRunn International Group (“LongRunn”), investor and developer of large-scale Integrated Resorts (IR), landmark real estate developments, infrastructural and environmental projects in Asia, has reportedly penned a deal that will see it build a 76,000 square meter multi-resort complex on Yeongjong Island in Incheon, South Korea at a total cost 4.5 trillion won (US$4.2 billion). The island is home to the Incheon International...
Viktor Blom Still In Contention As Bubble Bursts At Partypoker Millions Germany Main Event
With a huge 1,022 entries the €5,300 partypoker MILLIONS Germany Main Event surpassed its €5,000,000 guarantee and the 324 survivors from the four starting flights were reduced to just 91 by the end of today's play. Every player remaining is already guaranteed at least €12,500 as the bubble burst at 127 players. The big news for many of our...
San Manuel Casino awarded Responsible Gambling Silver Certification for 11th year in a row
In San Bernardino County, the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) has for the 11th consecutive year awarded the Responsible Gambling Silver Certification to the San Manuel Casino. The CCPG, which is an affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling, awards the certification to casinos that are compliant with its principles and that demonstrate a commitment to responsible gaming practices. General Manager for...
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino announced Wednesday plans to build a second hotel at its existing site at New Orleans’ Canal Street. The addition of the facility will aim to meet growing demand for accommodation at Harrah’s. Local news outlet NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune reported that the hotel will feature 340 luxury rooms and will come on top of Harrah’s existing hotel, which originally opened doors in...
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Want to get better at poker? Looking to go pro playing no-limit hold’em or just tired of losing in your local home game? Who better to learn from then three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and high-stakes cash game player Doug Polk. Polk has teamed up with fellow bracelet winner Ryan Fee to offer the Upswing Poker Lab The Upswing Poker Lab is a poker training course...
Event Replays From The Entire Eight-Event High Stakes Series Are On-Demand
The first-ever U.S. Poker Open was dubbed the “first leg of the PokerGO High Roller Triple Crown” and after the world’s best players came together for the eight-event series, the USPO lived up to that billing. Players from around the world converged in Las Vegas for 11 days of high stakes action, including events not regularly seen on the...
22-Year-Old High Stakes Cash Game Player Defeats Field of 47 To Win €800,000
The 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €50,000 no-limit hold’em super high rollerfeatured a €1 million guarantee, which was blown out of the water when 47 total entries were made to bring the final prize pool to €2,232,500 ($2,763,522 USD). The lion’s share of that money was ultimately awarded to Chi Zhang, who emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of €800,000 ($990,288 USD). The 22-year-old high stakes...
Canadian Pro Defeats Record Field of 517 Entries To Win His First WPT Title
Mike Leah must feel as if he has a home-ice advantage at the Fallsview Poker Classic. The Canadian poker pro from nearby Innisfil, Ontario has won a title at this series in three out of the last four years, each time in the $1,100 CAD preliminary event. In 2018 Leah took his dominance at the Fallsview Casino Resort to the $5,000 CAD World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker...

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