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USA Poker News

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

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  • September 22, 2017

Goose is Loose: Steffen Sontheimer Wins Another $1.5M and Purple Jacket at Poker Masters Finale

Steffen Sontheimer was the runaway train of the first Poker Masters. He made every final table. He took cash at four events. He won two of them. He won the $100,000 buy-in series finale. Goose took home the purple jacket, which is awarded to the biggest winner of the tournament. He accumulated over $2.7 million.

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  • September 21, 2017

888poker Sponsors New Season of ‘German High Roller’ Televised Cash Game

Big bonus for poker fans across the pond as 888poker is going to cover Europe’s largest cash poker game; the German High Roller is kicking off its new 16-episode season with Sport1 broadcasting. The popular and controversy generating Leon Tsoukernik is on the list of players scheduled to appear on the next season of German

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  • September 20, 2017

Poker Run raises funds for mobile teen clinic

The good people at the Union Ironworkers Motorcycle Clubs Locals from Oakland 378, Northern California Shop 790, and San Francisco 377 are having a poker run fundraiser on Sept. 30 for Lucile Packard’s Mobile Teen Clinic. Sign-ups for the event start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 10:30 a.m. at Iron Steed Harley Davidson, 100

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  • September 19, 2017

Heartland Poker Tour champ had this one coming

Gary Herstein, a notable poker player on the pro scene for nine years, put a significant notch on his belt and further consolidated his reputation as a player to watch when he took the big game the Heartland Poker Tour at Ameristar East Chicago Hotel & Casino this month. Some 517 would-be poker superstars signed

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  • September 18, 2017

Upeshka De Silva Chats About His Ascension In The Poker World

Upeshka De Silva put his full attention on poker sometime in 2013 and in the short time since has risen to stardom in the world of poker. Since he became serious about the live tournament circuit, he has won two World Series of Poker bracelets and banked nearly $2 million in lucre. De Silva’s first

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  • September 15, 2017

Great Poker Biographies Worth A Read

If you like poker you’re going to like reading some of the finer biographies out there of the greats of the game. Here are a few of the recommended reads. Poker Tilt, by Dutch Boyd and Laurence Samuels (2014). This is the story of an early poker great, Russ “Dutch” Boyd. What makes it unique

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  • September 14, 2017

Adrienne Rowsome: From Occupational Therapist to Poker Star

An occupational therapist is not at the top of anybody’s list of professions for people likely to make good poker players, but Adrienne Rowsome is a natural with the cards. Nobody blinks an eye when a trader enters the poker circuit or a stock broker. There’s something about the occupational therapist, though, that makes us

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  • September 13, 2017

Global Gaming Expo: The a-standard in casino-entertainment conferences comes to Sands Expo Las Vegas October 2-5

The big ticket in global gaming conferences is the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). Its motto of by the industry and for the industry sums up its place in gaming. It’s put together by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions. The ultimate gaming conference debuted in the fall 2001 and was instantly acknowledged to

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  • September 12, 2017

Dan Colman and Brian Rast Join Ethereum-Based Virtue Poker

Dan Colman and Brian Rast have been brought into Virtue Poker to assist the development of the new poker room. Colman is second on the Hendon Mob’s list of biggest earners. Rast straggles a little behind at the number ten position. This particular room has a unique advantage that attracted both Colman and Rast: cryptocurrency.

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  • September 11, 2017

Poker Pro off to Prison for Unpaid Taxes

If you decide to make your living at poker, remember that it is a living and you have to pay taxes on it. It’s advice that Serbian poker pro, Dragan Kostic, is probably wishing he had taken right around now. Kostic has been living in Spain for the last 25 years and making his living