WSOP Main Event to begin in November as hybrid international and domestic tournament

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced its Main Event tournament will take place as a hybrid online and live version, beginning on 29 November.

Poker ambassador Mike Sexton dies aged 72

Mike Sexton, one of poker’s biggest ambassadors, has died at the age of 72.

Online poker: The comeback kid

Gaming America assesses the significance of online poker’s resurgence during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking a look into its recent history in the US. This article was originally published in the July/August edition of Gaming America magazine.

WSOP: Player fears cheating increase; director lauds event's "esports version"

Poker player expresses concerns ahead of online-only tournament; but event director hails "esports version of the WSOP."

GGPoker makes gaming history with WSOP $25m online guarantee

GGPoker’s 2020 World Series of Poker's $5k Main Event and $25m prize mark the biggest guarantee in online poker tournament history.

New Quil Ceda Creek Casino scheduled to open early next year

The new casino will more than double the size of the existing casino.

No roulette, craps or poker when MA casinos reopen

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved a set of requirements for the future opening of its three casinos.

Sahara Las Vegas reopens poker room

Limited seating of adapted room encourages online reservations.

Poker to remain unavailable once Wynn casinos reopen

Social distancing creating a new dawn for Wynn Resorts.

US states slowly recover

Mississippi, Kansas and Ohio gauge reopening strategies.

MGM prepares for re-openings

Exact date still needs to be set as Q1 results are assessed.

Stock jump in US gaming industry

US gaming industry gets uptick following news that gaming operations might reopen in some states in May.

Efforts to rebound in Las Vegas

Las Vegas casinos accepting reservations for as early as mid-May.

WSOP postponed; targeted for fall 2020

Caesars Entertainment announced that the 2020 World Series of Poker has been postponed.

Celebrity charity poker tournament raises $1.75m but takes place on unlicensed site

The poker tournament, organized by celebrities such as Ben Affleck, was run by a website that isn’t legal to US customers, according to reports.

Update on Atlantic City casino losses

Atlantic City casinos suffer 61.7% drop in March.

Report: Tribal casinos have lost $4.4bn in economic activity amid closures

Tribal casinos closures in response to COVID-19 have cost tribes $4.4bn in economic activity according to Meister Economic Consulting.

Ohio casinos suffer steep revenue losses

Due to pandemic, Ohio’s casinos lose $112.3m in March despite strong start to 2020.

Caesars furloughed majority of employees

Among its 64,000 people across 53 properties, 90% of Caesars Entertainment employees will be furloughed until further notice.

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Pleads Guilty

Illegal gambling charges could result in five years in prison.