Poker Players: Marijuana, Speed, Valium, Cocaine

Researchers at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University recently polled World Series of Poker players in Las Vegas and semi-pro, amateur and recreational players from the U.S. and around the world to assess their use of drugs to enhance performance.

(Viagra somehow omitted from study results)
The results of the study, which were presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting […]


Who Made Biggest Super Bowl Bet? Phil Ivey (Duh)

Matt Youmans of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL has an update on the big ballers’ Bowl betting.

Las Vegas’ Billy Walters and Steve Fezzik, are lining up on Indianapolis. Fezzik said he plans to bet the Colts straight up on the money line, at a price of about minus-200, and sources say Walters has done the […]


Chaos Reigns As Guy Wins Ladies Poker Tourney

Here we have one Abraham Kortotki, 65, who as you can plainly see is not a woman. (Also not a woman). After being eliminated from a regular poker tournament in Atlantic City, he decided, for whatever reason, to enter a ladies-only tourney. I see no way anything could go wrong with that plan.

(Kortotki will collect […]


Asian Poker Tour Extends Hand To Michael Phelps

As much as he loves the Denny’s Grand Slam, an occasional bong hit and the watery kicking of Milorad Cavic’s ass, Michael Phelps may enjoy one thing even more. He has expressed the desire in the past to one day play poker professionally, and has been seen haunting casinos on more than one occasion. That’s […]


Poker Pro Vows To Dump WSOP Bracelet In Trash

When the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event starts in November (after a lengthy break so ESPN can show the coverage almost live), all eyes will be on Phil Ivey, the celebrity poker pro who somehow fought through a field of almost 6,500 players to make the “November Nine” and have […]


SbB @ WSOP: Brought to You by the Dollar Sign

(Note: SbB Senior Writer Tuffy, stranded in Vegas while waiting for the trial (thanks, Vegas Bail!), took in a day at the World Series of Poker and provided this report, sponsored by EA Sports.  EA Sports: Screw you if you don’t want to play with us.)
The loudest cries entering the Rio came from the […]


Stanley Cup Brings Luck To Ex-Hockey Poker Pro

Greg Mueller is not much of a household name, but he’s trying. And although he played professional hockey for nine years*, the Canadian is becoming more well-known in another area: poker.

(A sight for sore eyes for Mueller. On the left. No, really, on the left.)
Though he had six appearances at the final table (including two […]


Jose Canseco’s Girlfriend Wants In The Ring, Too

Ever since Jose Canseco stopped playing baseball he’s been known for two things: ratting out other baseball players who have done steroids, and getting the crap beat out of him in boxing rings or cages. Canseco started out getting into a bunch of “celebrity” fights but then decided that getting his butt kicked by D-listers […]


Plenty of Nice Pairs On Hand at Poker Tournament

I admit, I’ve never been a big fan of poker tournaments. It’s not that I have any moral objection to gambling, I just don’t find watching people playing cards all that interesting. But apparently, all this time I’ve been looking in the wrong direction.

WICKED CHOPS POKER put together a photo essay of the real hot […]


Poker Pro Killed Parents To Cover Debt, Cops Say

From the “it’s only surprising that you’re surprised” department, authorities say that the parents of a debt-ridden, compulsive gambler were killed by — shocker — their debt-ridden, compulsive gambler son.

Ernest Scherer III was arrested in Las Vegas and charged yesterday with the murder of Ernest Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth. The younger Scherer had mounting […]