Jon Pineda

About Jon Pineda

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Jon Pineda is a former casino poker dealer and knows the game from both sides of the table. This gives him a unique insight into poker because he can discuss the beautiful game from a player and a dealer perspective. Jon has also travelled the world playing cash games and tournaments of all sizes which hands to his extensive poker knowledge.

Poker Movie “Gutshot Straight” Expected for Fall Release

“Gutshot Straight,” a new Hollywood look at the rougher edges of the poker world, is getting ready for a September release, according to its trailer.

Full Tilt Pros Approved for Reimbursements

Most players with Full Tilt accounts have now had the chance to recover the funds they may once have feared were lost forever.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Outspent in Online Poker Lobbying

If you’re looking to get into a spending war with someone, Sheldon Adelson would seem to be one of the worst opponents you could pick.

Phil Ivey, Andrew Robl Pay $2.5 Million to Bail Out Phuas

It’s encompassed more drama than most TV crime series, but finally, late Monday night, Phil Ivey and Andrew Robl’s $2.5 million combined bail money secured the federal release of father and son Paul and Darren Phua.

Golden State Card Rooms Support California Online Poker

When it comes to online poker in California, there’s not a lot of agreement between all of the different factions with an interest in the industry.

Alix Tichelman Charged in Google Exec Death

A week ago, few poker fans had ever heard of Bart Tichelman, a CEO and fairly successful amateur poker player who once won a World Series of Poker Circuit event.

PokerStars Could Appear on London Stock Exchange

The purchase of PokerStars (and the rest of the Rational Group) by the Amaya Gaming Group meant there would be a lot of changes for the world’s leading online poker site.

Daniel Colman Wins One Drop for $15M, Shuns Interviews

When the dust cleared at the 2014 World Series of Poker’s Big One for One Drop tournament, 23-year-old poker pro Daniel Colman had walked away with $15.3 million, the second-largest prize in poker history. But if you weren’t following along with the action and only checked to see who was talking after the tournament ended, you would have been forgiven for not knowing it.

Luis Suarez Loses 888 Sponsorship, Hit with FIFA Ban

Last week wasn’t really the best one in Luis Suarez’s career. Following his now infamous biting incident in which he dug his teeth into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, the entire world wondered what he was thinking.

New Pennsylvania Online Poker Bill in Legislature

When Pennsylvania introduced casino gambling to the state in 2006, they couldn’t have realized that they’d soon become one of the biggest gaming states in the country, surpassing neighboring New Jersey in the process.