SportAccord to Accept Poker as a Sport
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SportAccord to Accept Poker as a Sport

March 27th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
SportAccord, the international body tasked with uniting Olympic and non-Olympic sports, looks set to accept the International Federation of Poker’s (IFP) Match Poker variant as a sport. While some players may still argue...
Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect Joran van der Sloot “Confesses,” Or is it Just Another Stunt? 
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Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect Joran van der Sloot “Confesses,” Or is it Just Another Stunt? 

March 19th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Poker player and convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot has been caught on camera apparently confessing to a second murder, that of 18-year-old American, Natalee Holloway. He has long been a prime suspect in the disappearance of...
German Soccer Star Max Kruse Drops $83,200 on Cab Ride
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German Soccer Star Max Kruse Drops $83,200 on Cab Ride

March 17th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Max Kruse, the German soccer star who enjoys a game or two of poker in his spare time, has suffered not one but two bad beats after leaving part of his bankroll in the back of a taxi cab. The striker, who currently plays in...
Sheldon Adelson Hints at Backing Fellow Billionaire Donald Trump for President
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Sheldon Adelson Hints at Backing Fellow Billionaire Donald Trump for President

March 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Sheldon Adelson is slowly exiting his self-imposed exile from the political arena and finally commenting on the current 2016 race for the White House. During an event last month honoring former New York City mayor and past...
Amaya CEO David Baazov Reconfirms Buyback Plans, Quarterly Profits Strong
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Amaya CEO David Baazov Reconfirms Buyback Plans, Quarterly Profits Strong

March 15th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Amaya CEO David Baazov reported stronger-than-expected company profits for the three months ending December 31 during a conference call with investors on Monday. He also reported to investors that his planned buyback of the...
Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced
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Detroit Home Game Robbers Sentenced

March 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Two Detroit poker robbers were sentenced this week for their part in an armed robbery on a home game in the area last summer. Toursean Carnail-Lavan Pressley and Jemantae Kayon Perkins, both 23, were part of a gang of five men...
WSOP Main Event Winner Peter Eastgate Comes Clean About Gambling and Life After His 2008 Win
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WSOP Main Event Winner Peter Eastgate Comes Clean About Gambling and Life After His 2008 Win

March 9th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Peter Eastgate is still only 30 years old, but the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion has been retired for roughly six years. Two years after pocketing over $9.1 million during his WSOP triumph, Eastgate...
Will Donald Trump Turn on Poker After Negreanu’s Lewd Request?
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Will Donald Trump Turn on Poker After Negreanu’s Lewd Request?

March 7th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Donald Trump is one of the most liberal Republicans when it comes to online poker, but could Daniel Negreanu’s recent challenge cause him to change his mind? With the mainstream media literally being handed headlines, and...
Record Tribal Gaming Revenue Could Hinder California iGaming
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Record Tribal Gaming Revenue Could Hinder California iGaming

March 5th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Tribal gaming revenue hit record levels in 2014 which may help to explain why California’s online poker bills are having a hard time getting passed. According to the annual report published by Casino City, US Indian casinos...
Greg Pierson Gets Easy Ride in UB Scandal Interview
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Greg Pierson Gets Easy Ride in UB Scandal Interview

February 27th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Greg Pierson, the former UltimateBet (UB) senior executive, whose cybersecurity company Iovation was granted a Class II gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Control Board last week, has spoken to Gaming Intelligence about the...