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Olivier Busquet Beats Shaun Deeb and Parker Talbot to Win ‘King of the Hill 2’

Olivier Busquet took down the $50,000 buy-in, four-player heads-up challenge dubbed “King of the Hill” on Poker Night in America. He defeated Shau...

Guo Liang Chen Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship, $789,058

Guo Liang Chen was a big winner in Atlantic City, claiming the WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event title, outlasting a massive field of 1,132 entries in...

Poker Masters Attracts Many of the Game’s Best Players and Highest Rollers

The inaugural Poker Masters, a five-tournament high-roller series, has been a big hit on Poker Central’s new app, PokerGO. Through four $50,000 buy-...

888poker Renews World Series of Poker Sponsorship

888poker and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) are teaming up for the second straight year. In a deal that’s being labeled a “broad sponsorship pact,” 888 will hold the exclusive rights to marketing and online satellite qualifiers for poker’s biggest annual tournament.

Global Poker League Announces Franchises, Poker Central Lands Broadcast Rights

The Global Poker League (GPL) will soon revolutionize the way poker is competed.

Alex Jacob Wins “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions in Dominating Fashion

Alex Jacob might just be the proof the poker community has yearned for over the years in making its case that the card game is much more than simply a contest of chance.

Poker Player Travell Thomas Charged by Preet Bharara in Wire Fraud Case

Travell Thomas has over a half-million dollars in live poker tournament earnings and a World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring on his resume. He’...

World Series of Poker November Nine off to Blazing Start

The World Series of Poker Main Event wasted no time in producing dramatics as the first of the final November Nine players was eliminated on just the second hand of the night.

WSOP Returns on Sunday, RAWA Returns to House December 9

The WSOP and RAWA are back, one acronym celebrating poker’s most visible and distinguished tournament, the other a piece of legislation that’s trying to outlaw the game online.

How Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Might Influence Online Poker Legislation

United States Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is the overwhelming favorite to replace resigning Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), rep...