Huck Seed Named to Poker Hall of Fame as Voting Paradigm Shifts

This week, Huckleberry “Huck” Seed became the 59th inductee of the Caesars-owned and WSOP-affiliated Poker Hall of Fame. The very worthy Seed has logged over $7.6 in recorded tournament earnings, unspecified millions more in cash games, and has claimed four WSOP bracelets and a 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. Add in Seed’s […]

Mike Postle Libel Lawsuit Shows Signs of Fizzling Out

It’s been a while since there’s been news connected to Mike Postle, the Mississippi-born and California-residing poker player who was sued by 86 other players for allegedly cheating during dozens of live-streamed episodes of “Stones Live!” cash games. After being dismissed from that lawsuit on a California gambling-laws technicality, Postle turned the tables and filed […]

Global Poker Awards Cancels All 2020 Player of the Year Chases

The Global Poker Index (GPI) has announced that it has canceled all of its ongoing 2020 calendar-year Player of the Year races in response to the year’s severe limiting of poker events and festivals because of the global and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In a brief statement on its website, the Las Vegas-based GPI also cited […]

GGPoker’s Dan Bilzerian Signing Signals Acceptance of Misogyny

GGPoker’s announcement this week that it had signed trust-fund-baby and all-around lowlife Dan Bilzerian to an ambassadorship deal has had tongues wagging, with GGPoker catching plenty of heat for what surely looks to be a short-sighted move. The signing brings up an interesting question: When are any near-future gains that can be attributed to signing […]

WSOP Trades on Goodwill With 2020 $10,000 World Championship Main Event

There’s a major twist afoot in the saga of the pandemic-impacted 2020 World Series of Poker. Just a couple of months after a financially successful 2020 WSOP Online series, split between WSOP.com (for the US) and GGPoker (for the rest of the world), the WSOP has announced another Main Event, to conclude in late December. […]

Five Weeks In, No Resolution in Midway Poker Tour Payout Shortage

It’s been a touch over five weeks in the sad story of the Midway Poker Tour and its disastrous debut event, which was held at a hotel in the Chicago suburbs in early October. The founder and owner of the tour, Daniel Bekavac, has seemingly gone to ground, which leaves 12 of the 31 players […]

Inside Mike Postle’s Defamation Suit Against Accusers

Just when you might have thought the long saga centered on alleged poker cheater Mike Postle had reached its conclusion, it turns out a whole new chapter is being written. Last week, in something of a surprise development, Postle filed a defamation lawsuit against numerous defendants, all of whom accused Postle of cheating via very […]

Isai Scheinberg’s Time-Served Sentence All But Ends “Black Friday” Legal Era

Last week’s formal sentencing of PokerStars’ co-founder Isai Scheinberg to time served in his “Black Friday” plea-deal case signals the likely end of the Black Friday era of online poker, at least in a legal sense. Scheinberg’s sentencing in a federal Southern District of New York Courtroom by presiding judge Lewis A. Kaplan ended a […]

Jonathan Little’s Rough Poker September Rolls On

It’s never a good month when one ends up as the fulcrum of a controversial poker tale, but to have it happen twice within a matter of days, well, when does that ever happen? That’s the way the first part of September went for prominent online and live poker pro Jonathan Little. Between getting bounced […]