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Phil Ivey Launches DFS App

After partnering with, a new Daily Fantasy Sports site, part of the iTeam Network, Phil Ivey and the site have now launched a new app on iTunes At the 2016 World Series of Poker, Ivey played in only one event – the $10,000 Main Event. Eventually, he busted on the second day of the massive tournament. It seems that the poker icon has been busy with other things, like a new Daily Fantasy Sports business: “I’ve been quite busy, and I haven’t played any tournaments. This is my first one and, honestly, I’m happy I was able to get back and play this one. I am a little rusty from not playing tournaments,” Ivey said at the 2016 WSOP. The poker pro also spent […]

Jason Mercier Proposes to His Girlfriend on WSOP Live Stream

Jason Mercier has won two bracelets and almost $1 million at the 2016 WSOP this summer and yesterday asked his girlfriend, Natasha Barbour, to marry him Barbour was at every one of the Mercier’s tournaments this summer, along with their dog Marshmallow. Yesterday was Barbour at the final table of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’Em event. When she busted in third place for $348,374, Mercier got down on one knee and proposed his girlfriend. Mercier’s summer had already been one of the best in WSOP history, taking first, second and first place finish in three consecutive events with $10K buy-in. He banked $958,518 in prize money but also made a lot from side bets. The biggest of the bets is a $10,000 wager he made at […]

Drone Helps Police Bust Illegal Casino

Fourteen people were arrested in California neighborhood Undercover officers found an operating illegal casino in California home. According to the police, a drone played a key role in helping them. Officers found ten slot machines at the home, on Monday. Undercover agents busted fourteen people for running an illegal casino, selling drugs, and other crimes that happened in the middle of a quiet neighborhood, full of elderly people. “You can see here we have cameras on it,” Sgt. Ray Kelly said. Till now authorities used helicopters on similar operations, which cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. A drone costs $1,200 and pays for itself just in one hour of operation. Kelly said they have been using drones for a while with a lot of success. It […]

PokerStars Removes Real Money Games in Israel

As of this Monday, PokerStars no longer offers real money online poker in Israel, one of the world’s “gray markets” for the popular online game The decision has been made after pressure from the Israeli banking regulator on financial institutions demanding they stop processing online gambling transactions. In Israel, there is some ambiguity about the legality of online poker. While there is no lаw that prohibits online gambling, almost all gaming, except for the national лotary and sports and horserace betting, are forbidden. After the Jerusalem Distinct Court ruled that Texas Hold’Em is more game of luck than of skill, it is clear that PokerStars doesn’t want to be involved in any legal battles after its painful experiences in the US. So PokerStars have backed […]

Rafi Amit Ordered to Pay Tax in Israel

Israeli poker pro is ordered to pay 50 percent of his 2007’s earnings Rafi “rafaelamit” Amit has won millions over the years both live and online. However, he has just been taken to court by the Israeli Tax Authority for back payments on income tax on his winnings. Amit has won millions at PokerStars and Full Tilt and has been a live high stakes player and the winner of two WSOP bracelets. Now he has to pay income tax on his 2007’s winnings after the Income Tax Authority’s claim that Amit was a resident of Israel for the questioned years, even though he didn’t meet the minimum number of days in the country to be qualified as a resident. However, Rafi Amit was qualified as […]

PokerStars Removes Lowest Stakes Cash Games in Belgium

PokerStars has made a variety of changes over the past year and now is coming a new one The online poker giant has made changes to the loyalty system, and the regular heads-up tables were replaced with Zoom Poker tables. These shifts upset many professional players but from PokerStars are more concerned about the recreational ones. On June 15, the online poker leader removed lowest stakes cash games on its Belgium site. Some players were firstly confused as from the site didn’t communicate the change to its customers. Instead, players playing $/€/£ 0.01/0.02 cash games (No-Limit, Pot-Limit, and Fixed-Limit games with a maximum $2 buy-in) couldn’t find them anymore. A player, who e-mailed customer support, posted the following response on Two Plus Two: This is […]

Fedor Holz Moves Up To #1 In GPI Rankings

Recently Fedor “GrownUpGuy” Holz has been on fire in high roller tournaments Holz was able to move up to #1 in Global Poker Index rankings thanks to his great results through the last month. He took the lead from Steve O’Dwyer after winning more than $4,5 million in tournaments since the last week of May. Holz finished second in the $300K Super High Roller Bowl for $3,5 million, that was followed by two more wins in the Aria Super High Roller Series. The German has also been playing at the WSOP and cashed in two events for around $26,000. Now Holz has total live tournament cashes of $12,8 million. “After 2 years of traveling to every live stop I finally made it to #1 worldwide. […]

Vanessa Selbst and Jason Mercier in a Twitter War

Things between the two pros are getting heated after Mercier’s denial of taking a $100k buy-out In January, Vanessa Selbst gave Mercier odds of 180-1 on a $10k stake that he couldn’t win three bracelets at the 2016 WSOP. Mercier has already earned a bracelet and yesterday Selbst offered him $100k to buy-out of the bet, but Mercier refused once again. Since then, Selbst has twitted the facts around the bet. She also says that she is disappointed by the refusal and not happy that Mercier made the bet public. You can see the tweets below: A few hours later, Mercier returned the favor: “Maybe I should refund all the ppl that bet on @JCAlvarado1 vs @olivierbusquet They were probably either drunk or didnt know […]