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PokerNews Podcast

Do you love poker? Interested in hearing from best and biggest names in the game like Daniel Negreanu, Doug Polk, Andrew Neeme?  Every week Sarah Herring, who has been nominated for several American Poker Awards, and Jeff Platt who has been covering sports & poker for a decade, bring you news, gossip & interviews from the world of poker.


Aug 25, 2023

On the latest PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come to you from different parts of the world. Chad is back home in Wisconsin, while Connor and Matt are over at the EPT Barcelona. They discuss Daniel Weinman's signing with Poker Royalty, Zach Gruneberg's cat missing for 43 days, and the largest WPT Prime to date. They also talk about both Allen Kessler and Daniel Lowery capturing World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit gold rings, as well as the PokerStars Summer Series kicking off in Philadelphia.

As for a guest, this week Chad managed to get Poker Hall of Famer and sports betting legend Billy Baxter on the show. He talks about his recent induction into the Sports Gambling Hall of Fame, what it was like to make a deep run in the 2023 WSOP Seniors Event (he finished as runner-up), and remembers how Doyle Brunson fared as a sports bettor. Baxter is a master storyteller, so you don't want to miss this chance to hear from the living legend.

Time Stamps
*Time | Topic*
00:27 | Welcome to the show
00:35 | Matt & Connor coming to you from Spain!
01:30 | Teasing guest Billy Baxter
02:30 | EPT Barcelona underway
05:30 | Sponsor: Global Poker
07:00 | WSOP champ Daniel Weinman signs w/ Poker Royalty
08:38 | Competition in the market
09:39 | What is a junket?
11:54 | Zach Gruneberg’s cat “Nook” goes missing for 43 days
15:40 | Billy Baxter is a legend!
17:34 | Guest Billy Baxter joins the show
17:43 | Getting inducted into the Sports Gambling Hall of Fame
18:45 | Popularizing halftime betting
19:42 | Still betting 
20:37 | Doyle Brunson the sports bettor
21:30 | Making a run in at an 8th bracelet in WSOP Seniors 
23:00 | What do you think about what the WSOP has become?
24:28 | Tournaments too long for older players to succeed
26:24 | Early days of WSOP in regards to playing time
27:37 | Going head-to-head against the IRS
32:00 | Where do you keep your WSOP gold bracelets?
32:22 | Loaned bracelets to Doyle and never got them back
33:50 | Biggest WPT Prime to date
35:35 | Allen Kessler wins 4th “real” WSOP Circuit gold ring
37:14 | Daniel Lowery captures 14th gold ring
41:35 | PokerStars Summer Series in Philadelphia
45:10 | Big things coming for PokerStars US!