With new festivals and tours from PokerStars, 888poker and Party Poker, the live poker tournament scene looks to have one its best years in recent memory.
Nick Petrangelo leads the Global Poker Index world rankings under the new scoring system. GPI and Card Player player of the year races are underway.
A group of hour human poker players has lost over $1.5 million collectively against Libratus, the improved AI bot over 120,000 hands spanning 3 weeks.
Progress for Pennsylvania online gambling was one of the biggest disappointments during 2016. Now it looks as though momentum is building quickly for 2017.
David Peters manages to beat Fedor Holz for both Card Player and GPI Player of the Year Races in December. Fabricio Gonzalez is gaining online.