High Stakes Poker Player Andy Beal Becomes Trump Advisor
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High Stakes Poker Player Andy Beal Becomes Trump Advisor

August 8th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Andy Beal, the billionaire businessman and poker enthusiast, is part of Donald Trump’s new economic advisory team. Beal will be best known to poker fans as the man who took on a collective of high stakes poker pros (known...
Is Jason Mercier a Junkie? ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Thinks he Might Be
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Is Jason Mercier a Junkie? ESPN’s Dan Le Batard Thinks he Might Be

August 3rd, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Jason Mercier might have been the hottest player at this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP), but according to ESPN’s Dan Le Batard he might be more like a drug addict than a professional. After being invited on...
Chinese Consortium Nabs Caesars’ Playtika in $4.4 Billion Deal
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Chinese Consortium Nabs Caesars’ Playtika in $4.4 Billion Deal

August 1st, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The social gaming arm of Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), Playtika, has been purchased by a Chinese consortium for $4.4 billion. CIE is owned by Caesars Acquisition Co and Caesars Entertainment Corp. and currently offers...
Mike Pence Supports Sheldon Adelson’s Online Poker Ban
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Mike Pence Supports Sheldon Adelson’s Online Poker Ban

July 30th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Mike Pence agrees with Sheldon Adelson that online poker has no place in American culture. But Donald Trump doesn’t appear to have anti-Internet poker attached to his platform. Pence is Trump’s running mate heading into the...
Could 888 and William Hill Engage in Second Round of Merger Talks
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Could 888 and William Hill Engage in Second Round of Merger Talks

July 27th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
888 and William Hill could be set to merge if the latter decides the deal is sweet enough to advance its position in the iGaming market. By the close of 2015 one of the stories of the year was the mergers between some of the...
PokerStars International Cash Game Traffic Down, New Jersey Posts Solid First Quarter
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PokerStars International Cash Game Traffic Down, New Jersey Posts Solid First Quarter

July 25th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars, the world’s most popular online poker site, has seen its global cash game traffic decline but the New Jersey client posted a solid first quarter. It’s been an interesting few months for PokerStars. The company...
Poker Auction Offers Hollywood Home Game Entry for Leonardo DiCaprio Charity Gala
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Poker Auction Offers Hollywood Home Game Entry for Leonardo DiCaprio Charity Gala

July 22nd, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The poker auction to end all poker auctions has been held in St. Tropez, France, this week. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, set up by the Hollywood A-lister, hosted another celebrity bash in order to raise millions for...
2016 WSOP Top Performers: Mercier and Bonomo Shine
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2016 WSOP Top Performers: Mercier and Bonomo Shine

July 21st, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
We are now down to just the Main Event final table before closing the doors on the 2016 WSOP. The series had many great and not-so great performances. Big name pros such as Jason Mercier, Justin Bonomo, and even Chris “Jesus”...
Irish Authorities Blacklist Ray Bitar for Ten Years
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Irish Authorities Blacklist Ray Bitar for Ten Years

July 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Ray Bitar, the man who helped start Full Tilt, won’t be able to start any new companies in Ireland for the next decade according to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE). Detailed in the ODCE’s...
October Nine is Set for 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table  
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October Nine is Set for 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table  

July 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The October Nine might not ring a bell, but the presidential election has bumped this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event final table playdown back a week, thus the name change. And as of the wee hours of Tuesday...