The infamous Lew/Adelstein J-4 hand and the sprawling, never-ending controversy

It’s time we checked in on the controversy surrounding the bizarre “jack-four” hand during an episode of the “Hustler Casino Live” stream that resulted in one of the game’s players, Garrett Adelstein, making very public accusations of cheating against another player, Robbi Jade Lew. One of the weirdest poker stories in recent memory continues to …

Vanity License Plates – Poker Edition

This is a guest post by Always Bets High. I bought a new truck last month and have been wanting a good license plate. I’ve got 7 characters to work with including spaces. CHKFOLD RERAISE FOLDNUT FOLDPRE NUTPDLR NUTFLSH NUTSTR8 PKRFISH NITROLL 64SUITD JTSUITD DONKEY PKRDONK DONKBET JAMALLN GOALLIN RAISE BLUFFN NVRBLUF NVRFOLD BLUFALOT BLUFF …

Signs of live-poker growth appearing in U.S.’s traditional South

As a lot of poker-playing residents of the United States’ traditional Old South are aware, it’s a region of the country with comparatively few live-poker options, especially of the casino-based or dedicated cardroom variety. That situation actually became a little worse a couple months back with the raid targeting the Little Kings and Queens club …

The PIC era arrives, but will poker actually become a cleaner game?

(Opinions offered here are those of the author only and do not necessarily represent the opinions or viewpoints of the owners of Kick Ass Poker — hh.) Beginning on August 1, a new era in trying to oust chronic cheaters from both the online and live poker worlds is slated to begin its monitoring and …

Checking in on the Little Kings and Queens saga

Among the stories overwhelmed in recent weeks by the 2022 World Series of Poker and other major series in Las Vegas is an event of closer interest to our Georgia readers, the raid and shuttering of the Little Kings and Queens poker club in Buford, Georgia. The club had been in operation for more than …

The World Series of COVID-19

It’s been a bad, bad start to the 2022 World Series of Poker when it comes to COVID-19, as in the first couple of weeks, dozens of well-known players have come down with the virus. That’s probably just the tip of the virtual iceberg, and it’s likely that hundreds of players, staff, and affiliated media …

Bracelet winner Cory Zeidman pleads not guilty to sports-betting tout fraud charges

Sports betting touts and tout services have a way of finding their way into the news for all of the wrong reasons. They’re all hype, all garbage, and yet most find a way to stand just inside the borders of legality. Not so, allegedly, for New York native and current Florida resident Cory Zeidman, who …

Phil Ivey’s joint files for bankruptcy protection

If it’s a legal story of any sort involving Phil Ivey, you know it’s going to be complex and likely to span several years. That’s the case with Ivey’s investment into one of the many Las Vegas cannabis-dispensary startups that hit the ground running in 2014, but encountered several business difficulties over the ensuing years. …

Deconstructing the Bryn Kenney situation

It’s been a whirlwind of late in the ultra-high-stakes poker world, where the allegations of cheating both live and online have been thick and woolly and the bad blood has quickly risen to the surface. There’s no deeper a bucket of said bad blood than between one of the world’s most accomplished players, Bryn Kenney, …

ACR acknowledges handful of player accounts were hacked, funds stolen

Americas Cardroom has confirmed that an unknown but purportedly small number of its online players had their accounts accessed and the majority of their existing account balances withdrawn and transferred to third parties via cryptocurrency transactions, often Bitcoin-based. The exact number of accounts affected by the hacking, which ACR has stated was done externally (and …