Senate Vote Effectively Ends Online Poker in Australia
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Senate Vote Effectively Ends Online Poker in Australia

March 22nd, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Online poker in Australia fell victim to government legislation on March 21 when the Senate passed a bill closing the loopholes that previously allowed the game to flourish. Although online poker in Australia can technically...
Microsoft Challenges Researchers to Create Minecraft Bot as Smart as Libratus
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Microsoft Challenges Researchers to Create Minecraft Bot as Smart as Libratus

March 17th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
When Libratus beat four poker pros, it not only hailed a big step forward for artificial intelligence (AI) technology but it inspired a new wave of innovations. The quest to create truly intelligent computers capable of...
Black Friday Mastermind Preet Bharara Sacked by President Trump
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Black Friday Mastermind Preet Bharara Sacked by President Trump

March 13th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor synonymous with poker’s Black Friday, has been sacked after reportedly failing to offer a letter of resignation. As part of President Donald Trump’s sweep of the Justice...
Phil Galfond’s Iconic Indoor Slide Could be Yours for $15,000
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Phil Galfond’s Iconic Indoor Slide Could be Yours for $15,000

March 8th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Phil Galfond’s infamous indoor slide could be yours if you’ve got a spare $15,000 in your bankroll. The iconic slide, which Galfond had custom-made for his penthouse apartment in New York City, caused a stir both...
Latest Billions Episode Shows a Phil Ivey Inspired Move
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Latest Billions Episode Shows a Phil Ivey Inspired Move

March 6th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Billions, the US TV show created by Rounders duo Brian Koppelman and David Levien, recently aired an episode that drew some inspiration from Phil Ivey. Broadcast by Showtime in the US and available to international viewers...
American Poker Player and Princeton Major Uses Math to Dispel Poker Myths
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American Poker Player and Princeton Major Uses Math to Dispel Poker Myths

March 1st, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Princeton math major and American poker player Bradley Snider recently gave the mainstream media a different take on what it takes to be successful at the felt. Poker’s portrayal in offline and online media outlets over the...
Final Owners Confirmed for India’s Breakthrough Poker Sports League
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Final Owners Confirmed for India’s Breakthrough Poker Sports League

February 20th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
India’s Poker Sports League (PSL) completed its initial draft process after the final five teams were announced on February 20th. Since the Nagaland Prohibition of Gambling and Promotion and Regulation of Online Games of...
PokerStars Power UP Alpha Could Change the Game Forever
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PokerStars Power UP Alpha Could Change the Game Forever

February 15th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars’ push to innovate and bring more casual players into the game may be set to take another step forward if it’s latest product performs well in its testing phase. Announced in a press release on February 14...
Change of Style Brings Shutters Down on the Monte Carlo Casino’s Vegas Poker Room
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Change of Style Brings Shutters Down on the Monte Carlo Casino’s Vegas Poker Room

February 10th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
The Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas will be closing the doors to its poker room on April 25th. As part of MGM Resorts International’s plans to rebrand and restructure the Monte Carlo into two new hotels, Park MGM and The...
Michael Phelps Beaten By Wife in $1 Million Charity Poker Event
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Michael Phelps Beaten By Wife in $1 Million Charity Poker Event

February 6th, 2017 | by Brian Corlisse
Michael Phelps might be the best poker playing swimmer in the world, but he’s not quite as good as his wife Nicole it seems. With the Super Bowl presenting the perfect opportunity for celebrities, business owners and poker...