Poker Central and NBC Sports re-up partnership through 2022

Poker Central and NBC Sports are renewing their content partnership to last through 2022. It's a deal that offers major benefits for both parties. It's also a deal that will some high level, high stakes poker tournaments in front of some pretty big worldwide audiences. Under the terms of the deal, NBC Sports will continue…

Rich Muny Replaces John Pappas as Poker Players Alliance Chief

John Pappas is stepping down from his position as the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) as the group shifts its focus away from the battle for regulated online poker and more towards regulated sports betting. Pappas is being replaced by former PPA vice president of player relations, Rich Muny. Muny, himself a…

Poker.com Domain Goes on the Market…for $20 Million

An ambitious, and anonymous, group of entrepreneurs is looking to sell the Poker.com domain for the low, low price of just $20 million (USD). While it may seem like a stretch, there's a very real chance that the owners of this very valuable piece of internet real estate could get their asking price. If you're…

Feds Investigate Kansas High Stakes Poker Player

Brandon Steven is a Kansas business man and high stakes poker player who, seemingly, has it all. He's a well-known on professional and private high stakes poker circuits where he regularly plays for massive amounts of cash. He's also known as a sharp business man who owns stakes in several car dealerships, health clubs and…

Poker Sports League to Launch in India

An Indian entrepreneur is launching the Poker Sports League (PSL), a 12-team poker league that will be open to both established professionals and promising amateurs. The PSL is the brainchild of Amit Burman, an Indian billionaire who made his fortune in the processed food business. Teams in the PSL will compete in 70 qualifying events…

Pennyslvania Poker Rooms Rake in $4.9 Million in August

If you want a quick snapshot of the changing dynamics of the US land-based casino market, look no further than the August revenue from Pennsylvania's booming poker rooms. The Keystone State's 10 poker rooms took in approximately $4.9 million in revenue during the month of August. While the action on the state's 226 tables was…

Wisconsin Judge Ruling: 'Poker is a Game of Chance'

A Wisconsin judge is the latest official to weigh in on whether poker is a game of skill or a game of chance, and he's fallen squarely on the side of chance. Circuit Judge Richard G. Nice issued his ruling in a Dane County, Wisconsin courtroom in response to a case filed by the Poker…

PokerStars Lands Irish Sports Betting License

PokerStars is ready to take on every punter on the Emerald Isle now that it's been issued a brand new Irish sports betting license. It's a big move for PokerStars' parent company Amaya Gaming and its embryonic sports betting division. The newly issued license allows PokerStars to start accepting wagers on sporting events, but does…

Phil Ivey Takes on Borgata with One More Lawsuit

Poker legend Phil Ivey is counter suing the Borgata Hotel and Casino over allegations of destroyed evidence in his ongoing case of, alleged, edge sorting. Ivey, and a co-defendant claim that the Borgata acted illegally when it destroyed the cards that had been used in Ivey's controversial $9 million baccarat winning streak at the AC…

ChipSplit Axes Affiliate Program

As of June 1, 2015, ChipSplit will be shutting down its affiliate program for good. Unlike many other affiliate programs that have shuttered in the past, ChipSplit says it will continue to pay affiliate for players they've already referred. While there certainly are detailed reasons of some kind or another behind the closure, they weren't…