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FTR has made the decision to cease poker news reporting efforts as of 2015. We will keep this page and articles up as an archive, but no longer regularly cover newsworthy items in the industry. If you have anything newsworthy to discuss, we suggest posting in our Poker News, Reviews, Tools forum.

Poker News

Welcome to FTR’s Poker News section! We currently have 4,253 free Poker News articles in our ever growing archive.

FTR has been reporting on poker and gambling news within the industry since 2007 and has covered a wide variety of topics from tournament results, to Black Friday, and more. It is our goal to provide our readers with the most up to date news on poker around the globe, online and off.

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Categories in Poker News

Americas Cardroom

Americas Cardroom

21 Articles
The best online poker site for US players!

Australia

Australia

23 Articles
Industry news and promotions for those down under.

bet365

bet365

32 Articles
Poker news, promotions, and events that are offered at bet365.

Bovada

Bovada

28 Articles
News, Promotions, and Events related to the pro-US Bovada.

Canada

Canada

19 Articles
News, Promotions, and Events for all things Canada, eh?

Editorials

Editorials

93 Articles
Opinion and top-list articles from within the gambling industry.

EPT

EPT

94 Articles
Updates and results from the European Poker Tour.

FTOPS

FTOPS

346 Articles
Rock out with your FTOPS gold jersey!

FTR AMAs & Interviews

FTR AMAs & Interviews

54 Articles
The chance to ask your favorite pros anything!

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker

517 Articles
Re-launched and now under control of PokerStars.

High Stakes Rail

High Stakes Rail

389 Articles
News and reports from the highest stakes played online!

Isildur1 Watch

Isildur1 Watch

112 Articles
Stalking Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s high stake addiction.

Live Poker Results

Live Poker Results

123 Articles
From circuits to majors and everything between.

 Online Casinos

Online Casinos

145 Articles
When you’re looking for a bit more gamble.

Online Poker News

Online Poker News

1,087 Articles
Click of the mouse, lose your house…

Online Tournaments

Online Tournaments

557 Articles
Sunday Majors and other millionaire making tournaments.

Party Poker

Party Poker

10 Articles
New promotions, events, bonuses, or news from Party Poker.

Poker Law

Poker Law

440 Articles
So, can we legalize online poker already?

PokerStars News

PokerStars News

570 Articles
PokerStars: The King of the online poker world.

Press Releases

Press Releases

23 Articles
Official FlopTurnRiver.com Press Releases & Announcements

SCOOP

SCOOP

63 Articles
Spring is for more than just cleaning.

TCOOP

TCOOP

11 Articles
These blinds sure increase fast, man.

Televised Poker

Televised Poker

13 Articles
Who doesn’t love watching poker on the tube?

This Week at FTR

This Week at FTR

34 Articles
What’s happening this week at FTR.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

21 Articles
News & updates featuring tea & biscuits.

United States

United States

33 Articles
Land of the free? Home of the brave?

 WCOOP

WCOOP

129 Articles
Win a god bracelet from your computer chair.

WPT

WPT

106 Articles
The one poker show that started it all.

WSOP

WSOP

561 Articles
Join us on poker’s center stage, and see who wins the gold.

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Featured Poker News Articles

Top 10 Craziest Televised Hands

A few weeks ago it was announced that 2015 will see the launch of the first 24/7 poker channel. While many poker players agree that the heyday of televised poker has passed, this is still an interesting development for poker, which shows that the game is not as ‘dead’...
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Dumbest Poker Conspiracy Theories

For as long as online poker existed, conspiracy theories about every aspect of it have constantly been floating around. Just like any other persistent conspiracy theories, logic and facts never really phased any of them and the craziest ones live on to this day. Most...
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Borgata Files Questionable Law Suit Against Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is facing a federal law suit filed by the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa located in Atlantic City, NJ. Borgata alleges that Ivey used edge sorting to win about $9.6M in 2012. The cards used at Ivey’s Baccarat table were defective and Borgata thinks Ivey used this to enhance his winnings.

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Barry Greenstein has Punched Two People, Isn’t Great with Bankroll Management, and more! (AMA Summary)

Barry Greenstein is one of the most revered professional poker players in the game today. He’s well known for his charitable contributions, for which he was dubbed “The Robin hood of Poker”, his book Ace on the River, and is a feared cash game and...
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The Worst Bluffs in TV Poker History

There’s nothing sweeter than pulling off a sick bluff on your opponent. On the flipside, there is nothing more demoralizing and mortifying than losing a pile of chips (and cash) with a misplaced bluff. Sometimes, the player is short on chips; other times, the player...
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Is Gus Hansen a Degen?

Gus Hansen is not having the best of times at the poker tables these days. The multiple WPT winner has never had the best of runs on the online felt, but recently it seems he has started to spiral, leading many to ask, “Is Gus Hansen a degen?” As of the...
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Most Recent Articles in Poker News

bet365 Poker Giving Away €65,000+ With Premium Suits Promo

If you, as a poker player, like high suited connectors – and who among us doesn’t? – then bet365 Poker’s Premium Suits special should intrigue you. Through a series of missions and freerolls, the site will hand out more than €65,000 to poker players from...

bet365’s Premium Pairs Promo Pays Poker Players Plenty

Whenever you get a high pocket pair at a poker table, your pulse probably picks up a bit. Now there’s even more reason for excitement because bet365 is giving away freeroll entries to go with your enviable hole cards. In total, more than €80,000 will be...

Million Dollar Jackpots Arrive at Americas Cardroom

Who knew spending 7 minutes with Lady Luck could lead to so much pleasure? Here at Americas Cardroom, we’re putting players in one incredible ‘position’ for as little as $0.69. Million Dollar Jackpots have arrived for a limited time and if you love Jackpot Poker,...

Play Poker at bet365 in January for Mission Month Rewards

bet365 Poker is ringing in the new year with more than €100,000 to be handed out to players who complete missions between Jan. 2 and Jan. 29. There are both daily and weekly missions that you can accomplish to earn freeroll entries and Premium Steps tickets. To learn...

Americas Cardroom’s New SnG 2.0 Format Coming Soon

Americas Cardroom is set to shake up the SNG landscape with the introduction of its new Sit & Go 2.0 format. This nine-player contest combines the best of skill and chance as there’s the possibility for the prize pool to get larger and larger if players are...

bet365 Poker Offering €100,000+ With Winter Warrior Promo

The holiday season typically sees people deplete their bankrolls for gifts, travel and other expenses, but you may be able to replenish your funds with the Winter Warrior event. bet365 is giving away more than €100,000 to poker players for completing certain missions...

All You Can Eat With Americas Cardroom’s Thanksgiving Promos

If you’re looking forward to a satisfying and fulfilling Thanksgiving weekend, remember to make some time for Americas Cardroom. Running from Thursday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 27, the All You Can Eat promotion offers several ways for poker players to grab some...

WSOP.com November Promos: Reloads, Leaderboards and More

While the World Series of Poker has drawn to a close, this doesn’t mean that poker is over for the year – far from it. Players in New Jersey and Nevada can head online to WSOP.com where there are a number of November promotions to take advantage of. Remember,...

bet365 Poker Autumn Missions Offer €100,000 up for Grabs

Poker devotees have the opportunity to snag their share of €100,000 by participating in the Autumn Missions at bet365, which run from Oct. 31 until Nov. 27. You’ll have to complete daily and weekly missions to earn entry into the relevant freerolls. If you have...

Americas Cardroom Offers up to $100 Free in NFL Bets

If you’re a poker player who also likes American football, then you can combine the two pastimes with the NFL Bets promotion at Americas Cardroom. Simply by playing the poker games you love, you’ll be earning credit towards free sports bets to use on NFL...

bet365’s Mission Month Rewards Poker Players

Every poker player should know that he or she can pick up valuable prizes from Aug. 29 to Oct. 2 with Mission Month at bet365 Poker. There are four missions to complete every day and two Weekly Missions running from Sunday to Sunday each week. Upon completing these...