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…

Aussie Operator CrownBet Acquired by Stars Group

Stars Group, the Canadian based parent company of PokerStars, is now the majority owner of the Australian sports betting company CrownBet. The deal was sealed yesterday when Stars Group announced that it had purchased 62 percent of CrownBet Holdings Pty Ltd for $117 million (USD). CrownBet's parent company, Crown Resorts has been in the process…

Amatuer Wins Aussie Millions Poker Championship

When Shurane 'Shaz' Vijayaram walked away from the Aussie Millions Poker Championship with $1.6 million and a dream come true. Vijayaram's big win was his first win at a live tournament table and long way away from his humble beginning as a small stakes pub player. The plucky amateur fought his way through the tournament…

Poker Chip Counterfeiter Released from Prison After Serving Eight Months

Christian Lugardi is a free man after serving eight months in prison for using counterfeit chips during a poker tournament at the Borgata in Atlantic City. Whatever luck Lugardi, age 42,  may or may not have had at the poker tables is  dwarfed by his incredible luck when it comes to the prison system. Lugardi…

Virginia State Senator Seeks to Redefine Poker

A Virginia State Senator named Louise Lucas is looking to bring her state's gambling laws into the 21st century by redefining poker as a game of skill. It's a strategy that's worked in reforming gambling laws in other states, but it's also a strategy she's tried unsuccessfully at least twice in recent years. On its…

Daniel Negreanu Says Poker's Easier Than Ever

Daniel Negreanu is one of the best, if not the best, poker player in the world. So when Negreanu talks, the poker world listens. On a recent posting on his popular blog on Poker Journal, however, the poker legend told his fans something they probably didn't want to hear; earning a living as poker player…

Doyle Brunson's Twitter Hacked in a Big, Bad Way

Poker legend Doyle Brunson's 400,000+ Twitter followers received a rude surprise earlier this week when his feed began spewing out obscenities and pornographic images. What followed was an ongoing Twitter war between the 82-year-old cowboy card player and the hacker who had hijacked his account. The drama began unfolding when Brunson's account began sending out…