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USA Poker News

The latest poker news from, featuring top stories from around the gambling industry.

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  • August 17, 2018

Who’s really behind the recent spate of DDOS attacks on poker sites?

Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on any site are no laughing matter. They can cause extreme losses of income, hardware failures and tie up resources for days. Unfortunately, they are also a part of what the digital world has to deal with, as every space has to contend with its own problem children. The

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  • August 16, 2018

Joey Ingram makes music video over prop bet

Poker pro Joey Ingram and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) pro Jonathan Bales decided to make a little wager. Bales challenged Ingram to create a YouTube music video that could reach 100,000 views by September 6. If it does, Ingram picks up $10,000 from the DFS star; if not, Ingram will have to fork over only

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  • August 14, 2018

Grand Traverse Bay poker run set for Saturday

Boaters are set to turn out in large numbers this Saturday for the Traverse City Invitational Poker Run. The fundraising event will provide money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan and is expected to raise more than $30,000. More than 50 boats are preparing to participate in the event. The 110-mile poker

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  • August 13, 2018

Players Dispute PokerStars Sunday Million Payouts

PokerStars announced its entrance into the Pennsylvania online gambling market today through a partnership with Mount Airy Casino, but that news was overshadowed by the site’s failed Sunday Million tournament. Players in multiple markets are disputing their payouts after the site canceled several tournaments. Players began flooding the TwoPlusTwo poker forums around noon on Sunday,

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  • August 10, 2018

Jeff Conine and Seminole Hard Rock Host $30,000 Celebrity Poker Classic

The Seminole Hard Rock and Ex Miami Marlins player Jeff Conine hosted their annual Celebrity Poker Classic last night. Completing its seventh consecutive run, the event awarded attendees over $30,000 in cash and prizes all while improving the lives of children with medical issues and their families. Consistently one of the largest charity poker events

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  • August 9, 2018

New Melones Lake poker run set for this Saturday

This Saturday, the New Melones Lake Charity poker boat run will kick off at 8:00 AM. The Angels Camp, CA event will provide funds for a number of worthy causes, including the Mark Twain Badger boosters, Sonora High School’s leadership, New Melones Waterski Club, the Bret Harte FFA boosters and the Calaveras Tuolumne Cattlewomen. Hands

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  • August 8, 2018

Nic Manion goes on shopping spree after WSOP Main Event win

You’re used to earning around $30,000 a year – certainly a shoestring budget in today’s economy. Out of nowhere, you finish fourth in a major poker tournament, earning over $2.8 million. What do you do with the new-found cash? If you’re Nic Manion you head to the nearest car dealership and buy a little muscle.

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  • August 7, 2018

Tom Dwan thinks NLHE needs some changes

Tom Dwan is coming off a successful fifth-place finish at the Tritan Poker Super High Roller HK$500,000 NLHE Short-Deck tournament. It’s one of the few tournaments in which he has participated lately, and he said afterward that he has stepped back participation for a couple of reasons. He feels that short-deck poker is a better

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  • August 6, 2018

Mid-States Poker Tour Regional Minnesota Begins August 8

After its last successful stop at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino for the Iowa State Poker Championship, the Mid-States Poker Tour is headed to the Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Club in Shakopee for the MSPT Regional Minnesota. The tournament series at the Shakopee Card Club actually began more than a month ago with the first

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  • August 3, 2018

CPPT Lone Star poker series heats up

The CPPT Lone Start State Poker Championship at Post Oak Poker Club in Houston, TX is getting into full swing. After Lisa Fleishman took down the lead-in $330 NLHE event for $6,800, two more winners have now been crowned. The highlight of the series, the $500 buy-in Main Event, kicks off today and will run