Poker Hall of Fame Opens 2018 Public Nominations

The Poker Hall of Fame (PHOF) opens up the public nomination process for possible enshrinement in the PHOF later this fall. The public’s nominations help build a list of 10 finalists for the PHOF’s Election Committee to consider later this summer.

Poker Star Vayo Sues PokerStars Over Frozen Winnings

The prominent American professional poker player Gordon Vayo is suing PokerStars parent Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited over $692,460 in frozen winnings earned by Vayo during PokerStars’ 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker series.

Macau Poker Scene Contracts in Wake of Ban on Poker Apps

China’s AliSports cancels the International Poker Tour’s mid-may tournament in Macau, and the partnership between PokerStars and Macau’s City of Dreams Casino ends. Both events followed China’s announcement of a ban on “Texas Hold’em” poker apps.