Borgata Volleys Back at Phil Ivey in Edge Sorting Case
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Borgata Volleys Back at Phil Ivey in Edge Sorting Case

July 24th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Attorneys for the Borgata Hotel and Casino have responded to Phil Ivey’s recent motion to dismiss the multimillion-dollar cheating case against him. Three weeks ago, the poker player’s lawyers requested that the case...
ARJEL Approves Amaya PokerStars Takeover in France
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ARJEL Approves Amaya PokerStars Takeover in France

July 23rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya Gaming’s recent takeover of PokerStars won’t affect the online poker site’s standing in France, according to a spokesperson from ARJEL. Following the $4.9 billion buyout of PokerStars by Amaya, the...
Johannes Strassmann Autopsy Finds Drugs in System
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Johannes Strassmann Autopsy Finds Drugs in System

July 19th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The recent news of Johannes Strassmann‘s death caused a wave of questions to flow out across the poker community. Why such a seemingly healthy young man would meet such an untimely end in a foreign country was a mystery...
Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac Imprisoned for Fraud
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Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac Imprisoned for Fraud

July 17th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
A long-suspected poker cheat has finally received his comeuppance. Former WPT “Champion” Ali Tekintamgac was jailed for three years and five months by a German court last week after pleading guilty to being the head...
California Tribe Bypasses State Law to Launch Online Poker
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California Tribe Bypasses State Law to Launch Online Poker

July 15th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Real money online poker is coming to California any time now. We’ve been hearing that story for years, but a combination of competing interests, disinterest from legislators and divisions on what exactly should be legal...
European Commission Pushes for Online Gambling Warnings
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European Commission Pushes for Online Gambling Warnings

July 14th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
European players, your online poker may soon come with a health warning, if the bureaucrats in Brussels get their way. According to Reuters, the European Commission is to urge EU countries to add warning messages to online...
Lottery SNGs Latest Trend in Online Poker
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Lottery SNGs Latest Trend in Online Poker

July 10th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Cash game players will often derisively refer to poker tournaments as lotteries. This isn’t entirely true, of course, but tournament play does come with much greater variance, and even the best players can go dozens of...
Crazy WSOP 2014 Satellites: $10,000 Coin Flips
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Crazy WSOP 2014 Satellites: $10,000 Coin Flips

July 9th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Ever since Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event after qualifying from a $39 online satellite at PokerStars, the idea of winning a smaller tournament to play in the big one has become one of the most...
Daniel Colman Shows Disdain for Poker After One Drop Victory
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Daniel Colman Shows Disdain for Poker After One Drop Victory

July 6th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
When Daniel Colman won $15.3 million by taking down the Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker, he didn’t engage in the traditional post-victory bluster or interviews we’ve come to expect from poker’s...
Daniel Colman Sweeps WSOP Big One for One Drop for $15M
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Daniel Colman Sweeps WSOP Big One for One Drop for $15M

July 3rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Poker players and fans have come to expect big celebrations from tournament winners. And when you’re winning the second-largest prize in tournament history, the expectations for your reaction go through the roof. But...