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Jaime Staples Accepts Weight Loss Bet 2.0 for $150,000
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Jaime Staples Accepts Weight Loss Bet 2.0 for $150,000

April 18th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pro Jaime Staples has agreed another big money weight loss bet less than a month after dropping 115.7 pounds and picking up $150,000. Announcing the news via Twitter, Staples confirmed that he would once again be working in...
Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli
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Erik Seidel and Others Sue Alleged Super Bowl Ticket Scammer Ali Fazeli

April 13th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
Poker pros Erik Seidel and John Juanda are suing a fellow player for more than $1 million after falling victims to an alleged Super Bowl ticket scam. Following the indictment of high stakes gambler Seyad Reza Ali Fazeli (aka Ali...
PokerStars Celebrates SCOOP Anniversary with Bumper Prizepool
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PokerStars Celebrates SCOOP Anniversary with Bumper Prizepool

April 6th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
SCOOP 2018 is going to give away at least $65 million in prize money as well as five Platinum Passes worth $30,000 each. Since launching in 2009, the annual Spring Championship of Online Poker has continued to grow in size, but...
Jennifer Tilly Leads Women in Poker Hall of Fame Nominees
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Jennifer Tilly Leads Women in Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

April 4th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Jennifer Tilly and 888Poker Ambassador Kara Scott are among the 11 famous and not so famous faces in the running for a place in the 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame. Announced at the start of April, the latest crop of candidates...
Poker Players Alliance Could Fold After Fundraiser Flop
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Poker Players Alliance Could Fold After Fundraiser Flop

April 2nd, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
US online poker players could be about to lose one of their biggest advocates after the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) failed in its bid to raise $25,000 in public donations. When the PPA announced that it was experiencing...
PokerStars India to Go Live on April 17
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PokerStars India to Go Live on April 17

March 28th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars India will go live in April and to celebrate the launch a special one-off freeroll worth $15,300 will welcome all new players. A little over a week since it announced plans to launch a new poker site in India,...
Jaime Staples Wins $150K Weight Loss Bet
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Jaime Staples Wins $150K Weight Loss Bet

March 26th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars Ambassador Jaime Staples has won $150,000 after losing enough weight to tip the scales at a lean 188.3 pounds. After agreeing the prop bet with businessman and poker player Bill Perkins last year, Staples had to weigh...
Super High Roller Bowl China Finishes with a Flourish
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Super High Roller Bowl China Finishes with a Flourish

March 23rd, 2018 | by Brian Corlisse
The first ever Super High Roller Bowl China has come to a conclusion and standing victorious at the end of play was US pro Justin Bonomo. After inviting the great and the good of the poker world to Macau’s Babylon Casino on...
Low Stakes Players to Face Rake Increase at PokerStars
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Low Stakes Players to Face Rake Increase at PokerStars

March 21st, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds
PokerStars is increasing its rake for all MTTs with a buy-in below $20 as part of its ongoing effort to maintain “maximum flexibility” in a rapidly changing iGaming world. Announced on March 20, the changes will formally come...
Cash Game Festival and MPN Poker Tour to Offer Ring Game and Tournament Players Best of Both Worlds in Joint Bratislava Event
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Cash Game Festival and MPN Poker Tour to Offer Ring Game and Tournament Players Best of Both Worlds in Joint Bratislava Event

March 17th, 2018 | by Kaycee James
Next month, the Cash Game Festival and MPN Poker Tour are joining forces for the first time to offer players the best in both cash games and tournament poker. What’s more, they’re doing so in Bratislava, the capital city of...