Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win
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Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win

November 18th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
WPT announcer Mike Sexton has finally stepped out from behind his commentary booth to win his first tour title. Despite being involved with the WPT since its inception in 2002, Sexton hasn’t managed to convert his...
David Baazov is Back with a $6.7 Billion Takeover Bid for Amaya
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David Baazov is Back with a $6.7 Billion Takeover Bid for Amaya

November 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov may be under investigation for potential financial crimes, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting together a $6.7 billion bid for the company. Back in March, Baazov was one of five...
Research Shows Internet Gaming Not as Addictive as Gambling
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Research Shows Internet Gaming Not as Addictive as Gambling

November 7th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Internet gaming isn’t as addictive as gambling, that’s the tentative conclusion from a team of researchers at the University of Oxford. The issue of Internet Gaming Disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric...
Nevada Poker Revenue Up as Tourist Figures Break Records
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Nevada Poker Revenue Up as Tourist Figures Break Records

October 28th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Nevada poker enjoyed a revival in September, reversing the downswing the state endured in August, 2016. In what’s been a turbulent year for Nevada poker rooms, September saw a reversal of fortune for the Nevada’s live...
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Escapes Felony Charge from Alleged Strip Poker Game
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Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Escapes Felony Charge from Alleged Strip Poker Game

October 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva has had his felony charges linked to an alleged game of strip poker reduced to a misdemeanor. Back in August, Silva was booked into jail after local police learned that he may have been involved in a...
William Hill and Amaya in Merger Talks but Analysts Say it Could be a Long Shot
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William Hill and Amaya in Merger Talks but Analysts Say it Could be a Long Shot

October 10th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
William Hill and PokerStars could be set to merge if the former can agree a deal with Canada’s Amaya Gaming. William Hill is one of the largest sports betting companies in Europe and in the last few days it’s emerged...
Get Ready for the WSOP With the Latest Betting Lines
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Get Ready for the WSOP With the Latest Betting Lines

October 7th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) final table is glinting in the distance like a bracelet in the sun, and before the chips start to fly, you can speculate on who will clinch the top prize. Just as casinos in Vegas have started to...
PokerStars WCOOP Draws To A Close With Biggest Main Event In Six Years
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PokerStars WCOOP Draws To A Close With Biggest Main Event In Six Years

September 30th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The PokerStars WCOOP has survived grumbles about payouts and re-entries (or lack of) to end with a bang. The 2016 online showpiece finished this week with a Main Event worthy of the series. The latest World Championship of Online...
2016 Poker Hall Of Fame Debate Heats Up As Pros Clash Over Nominees
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2016 Poker Hall Of Fame Debate Heats Up As Pros Clash Over Nominees

September 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The Poker Hall of Fame vote is just weeks away, but the great and the good of poker’s Twitterati are already sharpening their knives over the nominees, it seems. Many top pros, including some who have been nominated or...
Poker Games at Wyoming Senior Home Lead to Deadly Shooting
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Poker Games at Wyoming Senior Home Lead to Deadly Shooting

September 16th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Authorities say poker games caused a deadly shooting at a Wyoming senior living facility. The alleged murderer, a 77-year old resident at the facility had, according to police, become irritated by poker games being played in a...