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Ryan Reynolds Stars in New Poker Movie: Mississippi Grind
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Ryan Reynolds Stars in New Poker Movie: Mississippi Grind

January 25th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Mississippi Grind, a new poker-themed movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn, will debut at the Sundance Film Festival next week. The latest cinematic offering focusing on the world of poker will receive its maiden...
Nebraska Lawmaker Wants to Legalize Poker in State
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Nebraska Lawmaker Wants to Legalize Poker in State

January 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Nebraska prohibits most forms of gambling throughout the state, but at least one lawmaker wants to change that by allowing poker to be played there. State Senator Tyson Larson (R-O’Neill) has introduced a bill that would...
Darren Woods Sentenced to 15 Months in Jail For Cheating
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Darren Woods Sentenced to 15 Months in Jail For Cheating

January 19th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Darren Woods, a professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2011, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail after having been found guilty of fraud against online poker rooms, payment processors and...
PokerStars Launches “Pay-by-Poker” Restaurant in London
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PokerStars Launches “Pay-by-Poker” Restaurant in London

January 18th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Poker players have been known to earn food through casino comps, and plenty of professionals use the game to pay for their meals. But a new venture from PokerStars is connecting the card game to diners in a more direct way. A...
New Romanian Regulations Lower Taxes for Poker Players
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New Romanian Regulations Lower Taxes for Poker Players

January 11th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Romanian poker players may be in for an unusual treat, as new amendments in the country will regulate online poker but also lower the rate of taxation poker players and other gamblers will face on their winnings. As the new...
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Motion to Dismiss California AG Lawsuit, Claiming Sovereignty
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Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Files Motion to Dismiss California AG Lawsuit, Claiming Sovereignty

January 8th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit launched by the State of California via the Attorney General’s office, that seeks to pull a plug on its online gambling aspirations. The tribe,...
Paul Phua Not Involved in National Defense, Says Malaysian Official, as Defense Retracts Letter
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Paul Phua Not Involved in National Defense, Says Malaysian Official, as Defense Retracts Letter

January 8th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Paul Phua, the millionaire businessman with a penchant for poker, can’t seem to decide how to play his hand at the moment; or at least, his legal defense team seems to be having second thoughts. In fact, after being...
Svenska Spel Trumps Offshore Operators Among Swedish Online Gamblers
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Svenska Spel Trumps Offshore Operators Among Swedish Online Gamblers

January 4th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Svenska Spel is the site of preference for the vast majority of Swedish gamblers, according to a survey of the country’s online gambling habits published by Lotteriinspektionen, the Swedish regulator. The study found that 59...
Poker: Still America’s Favorite Card Game in 2014
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Poker: Still America’s Favorite Card Game in 2014

December 29th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
We love poker, as do 40 million others who say they play regularly, including 23 million in the United States. That means over 10 percent of adults in America are going all-in for their chances at a royal flush and winning the...
Unforgettable Poker Headlines from 2014
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Unforgettable Poker Headlines from 2014

December 29th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Poker headlines in 2014 varied from legal scandals and political jockeying, to corporate takeovers and international crime. Though plenty of stories surfaced over the last 12 months that will influence the game for the...