The opening event of the World Series of Poker has set a new record for a live buy-in tournament.
Poker devotees will soon be able to skip the smoky casino and legally gamble their dollars away on the couch — at least in the state of Nevada.
Senator Harry Reid says the opposition is to blame for blocking passage of a bill to legalize online poker.
The poker room at Aliante Casino and Hotel is no more.
A 24-year-old Maryland poker professional has won the World Series of Poker main event, lasting roughly 12 hours in a marathon card session to push past his last opponents for the $8.53 million title.
Nevada gambling regulators have approved three companies’ plans to participate in Internet poker sites accessible only within state boundaries, although the sites themselves have a few hurdles to clear.
A southwest Las Vegas casino could be the first to operate an online poker site within Nevada’s borders.
A divorce case involving poker pro Phil Ivey has the Nevada Supreme Court considering whether judges should sit out cases involving people from whom they’ve accepted campaign contributions.
Organizers say the 2012 World Series of Poker attracted almost 6,600 entries for the marquee Main Event tournament in Las Vegas. That means the winner of the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em World Championship will take home about $8.5 million.
Competition continues for the richest payout in poker history. A total of 48 players each paid one-million dollars for the “Big One For One Drop” tournament.