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Strange Poker Stories

In this section, we'll cover all of the weird and wacky stories that take place in the dark underbelly of the poker world. Strange prop bets. Fall-outs over golfing bets. We'll cover all of the strange stories in this section.

Professional Poker Player Ernie Scherer III Arrested on Charge of Murdering His Parents

Ernie Scherer III, long considered a person of interest in the murder of his parents, was formally booked on murder charges earlier this week.

Scherer III call...

Erick Lindgren vs Dane Cook

A rumor started making the rounds a few days ago, that had Erick Lindgren getting into a dispute with Dane Cook.

Erick Lindgren is a well-known poker player an...

Josh "JJProdigy" Field Banned From Cake Poker

Josh "JJProdigy" Field has been booted from yet another site.

Cake Poker has apparently banned the infamous "JJProdigy" from their site. "JJProdigy" is now ban...

Scottish Man Stole 1.35 Million Dollars From Company To Fuel Online Poker Addiction

Christopher Proudfoot, 28, is facing substantial jail time after admitting to embezzling 936k pounds (about $1.35 million dollars USD) from his firm to pay for his expensive o...

Amarillo Slim Beaten, Robbed

Thomas Preston, better known to poker fans as "Amarillo Slim", was recently the victim of a savage attack/robbery that forced him to check into the hospital with multiple inju...

Online Gambling Domain Case To Be Appealed to Kentucky Supreme Court

The online gambling industry scored a victory on Tuesday when the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a suit to block the forthcoming seizure of 141 of the most-traffi...

Armed Robbery At Poker Room of Sahara Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas police are investigating a robbery of the Sahara Hotel and Casino poker room that apparently took place at 6 pm on Friday night.

Police are saying th...

The Story Behind Mike Matusow's Weight Loss Bet

By now, you've probably heard that Mike Matusow won a $100,000 weight loss bet with Ted Forrest.

What you may not know is how this bet came to be, and how close...

NY Times Publishes Article on Poker Player Prop Bets

The World Series of Poker is known as being a haven for all sorts of degenerate bets involving multi-millionaire poker players.

Can Erick Lindgren play four rou...

Arelia Margarita Taveras Loses One Million Dollars Gambling, Sues Casinos

Arelia Margarita Taveras had it all. And then, she lost it all at the tables. Now, she wants her money back from the casinos that took it from her, along with an extra $19 mil...

Lesley Thornburg Disqualified During Final Table of WSOPC Preliminary Event

Now I've heard of players being disqualified during a tournament before. It happens all the time.

Maybe a player keeps using excessive and profane language, and...

Is David Benyamine Close to Being Busted?

Rumors have been swirling over the past few days as to the financial status of David Benyamine. Many in the poker community are speculating (though this is purely rumor and sh...

An Interview with a Top Anonymous Online Player

On our brother site, Poker King, we recently wrote an article describing...

When Neteller Does Release Customer Funds, Isaac Haxton Will be the Happiest of Them All

Plenty of people have money tied up in Neteller right now. Most people have maybe $200, $300, maybe even a $1000 tied up in Neteller limbo. Some higher limit players that I ha...

Mike Matusow and Ted Forrest Enter Into An Unusual Prop Bet

If you follow the poker world closely, you should know that Ted Forrest is known for his outlandish prop bets. Well, on Sunday, Forrest and Matusow entered into a prop bet of ...

Hallinggol Accuses Rekrul of Cheating

Yesterday, a thread popped up on Two Plus Two that was started by Rekrul, who is a fairly well-known high stakes poker player currently living in Seoul, Korea.


Patrik and Maya Antonius Have a Baby

We are pleased to congratulate Patrik and Maya Antonius on the birth of their first baby.

If you are wondering why Patrik Antonius has been absent from the hig...

Capt Zeebo, aka "The Riparian", Gets Destroyed by David Benyamine

If you are looking for a great way to do permanent damage to your bankroll, then I would suggest logging onto Full Tilt Poker and playing with David Benyamind heads-up. He is ...

David Benyamine Hands Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi a Beating on Full Tilt Poker

Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi has been riding high as of late. If he's not scorching the online poker tournament tables on Pokerstars and other sites, he is chopping the Irish Poker ...

The Phil Hellmuth / Sorel Mizzi Confrontation at the World Poker Tour Championship

We all know that Phil Hellmuth Jr. is an agitator and a whiner. That's why we love to watch him; we love to see him explode and berate someone else's bad play.


An Update on the Phil Ivey Golfing Story

So when we last left you, the principals in this story (Phil Ivey, Ram Vaswani, Marc Goodwin) had assembled in Monte Carlo to try and resolve the dispute. Barry Greenstein had...

Did Phil Laak Angle Shoot Someone for $70k?

This is a rumor that has been relayed to us by several of our trusted sources. It may or may not be true.

Word has it that Phil Laak was recently playing a $10...

Ram Vaswani Responds to the Phil Ivey Golfing Controversy

First Marc Goodwin wrote a blog detailing his version of the events. Then Phil Ivey, through his good friend Daniel Negreanu, responded via Daniel Negreanu's blog. And now Ram...

World Poker Tour to Pull Out of France

The World Poker Tour has decided to not film the Grand Prix de Paris event, citing France's crackdown against "illegal" gambling.

The event is due to be held f...

Annette_15 Suspended From Pokerstars for a Week

Annette_15, one of the most dominant online poker players, has been banned from her favorite poker room for the period of one week after being busted by PokerStars management ...

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