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World Series Of Poker Main Event Experiences Rain Delay

“Make it rain” took on a more sinister meaning in Las Vegas Monday night, as play at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event had to be briefly paused due to a rain delay. Severe storms in the area—State of Emergency Alerts rang out on the hundreds of cell phones in attendance—caused a leak in the roof over the Rio… »7/06/15 11:45pm7/06/15 11:45pm

Republicans Take Aim At Internet Poker And Fantasy Sports

It is pretty damn good to be a Republican right now. The GOP controls both the House and the Senate, it owns more than half of the gubernatorial seats in the nation, Obama is close to a zero percent approval rating, and 9/11 truther Pete Carroll kept Marshawn Lynch from being the Super Bowl MVP. »2/09/15 12:55pm2/09/15 12:55pm

Confessed Gambling Addict Arrested For More Alleged Airport Scamming 

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the strange, sad case of Michael Borovetz, who shared his life story on a poker forum. A chemical engineer who found himself addicted to poker, pai gow, and baccarat, Borovetz found himself reduced to scamming strangers at the Las Vegas airport. He was aware enough to know he… »12/11/14 4:39pm12/11/14 4:39pm

Jose Canseco's Gross-Smelling Finger Fell Off [Graphic Update]

When I sit down to play poker—or do anything really—a lot of things cross my mind, but none of those things is whether or not my finger is about to fall off. I implicitly trust that all ten of my fingers will stay where they have been for my 26 years on this planet. Alas, this is something that Jose Canseco needs to… »11/15/14 10:59am11/15/14 10:59am

Inconceivable: How Ball-Bustin' Norman Chad Became The Voice Of Poker

The funniest man working for ESPN is most famous for a line that wasn't funny at all. Is that the punchline here? Nobody in newspapering over the past few decades has delivered as many morning-coffee-through-the-nose laugh lines as Norman Chad has in his media and football-betting columns. An unsentimental smart-ass… »11/11/14 5:55pm11/11/14 5:55pm

Five Of The Most Obvious Poker Tells Ever Televised

The poker tell is one of the most romanticized ideas in gambling, the notion that there is a code that will tell you everything about your opponent's hand just waiting to be unlocked. In reality, tells are usually more subtle than they are in the movies, but that doesn't mean there aren't some big, honkin' obvious… »1/13/14 4:01pm1/13/14 4:01pm

What A Billion Poker Hands Can Tell Us About Luck

Remember the final table of the 2009 World Series of Poker's Main Event? Phil Ivey, the consensus best player in poker, put his tournament on the line with Ace-King. His opponent—Darvin Moon, the consensus best logger in the Western Maryland panhandle—held a dominated Ace-Queen. Ivey was the overwhelming favorite.… »11/18/13 4:36pm11/18/13 4:36pm

Paul Pierce Gets Massage, Busts Out At World Series Of Poker

New Brooklyn Net Paul Pierce decided to spend part of his summer vacation competing in this year's World Series of Poker this weekend, taking part in the $10,000 pot limit Omaha tournament. Good idea, right? We know he's good for the entry fee, and it sounds like a fun, exciting event to take part in. With a little… »7/07/13 5:15pm7/07/13 5:15pm