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Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts
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Amaya Listens to Players but Won’t Reverse PokerStars VIP Cuts

January 25th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Following the backlash to PokerStars’ VIP changes, Amaya held a meeting with some of its longstanding players who recently gave their thoughts on what took place. Dani Stern, Isaac Haxton and Daniel Dvoress flew to...
Phil Ivey Rolls The Dice With New DFS Venture
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Phil Ivey Rolls The Dice With New DFS Venture

January 23rd, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Phil Ivey is a man who wears a number of business hats away from the poker table and his latest venture has taken him into the world of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). Ivey may have made his name and his fortune as a poker player,...
PokerStars Demands Video Proof of Clean Play, Prompting Privacy Concerns
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PokerStars Demands Video Proof of Clean Play, Prompting Privacy Concerns

January 21st, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
PokerStars’ bid to clean up online poker by bearing its very soul via complete player transparency came to light recently after select players reported that they were asked to provide video evidence of their sessions....
Voting Now Open for the 2016 Women in Poker Hall of Fame
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Voting Now Open for the 2016 Women in Poker Hall of Fame

January 19th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
  The Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WIPHOF) reconvened recently for the first round of voting aimed at honoring the top female poker players in the world. Although the latest inductees won’t be named until July 5th, the...
Poker World Pays Tribute to René Angélil, Celine Dion’s Husband Was Well-Known Las Vegas Player
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Poker World Pays Tribute to René Angélil, Celine Dion’s Husband Was Well-Known Las Vegas Player

January 15th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
René Angélil, husband of world-famous singer Celine Dion and a well-known Las Vegas poker player and gambler in his own right, has died at the age of 73 in his Las Vegas home. Angélil’s passing is the latest in a string...
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Still Possible, as Proponent John Payne Announces Retirement
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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Still Possible, as Proponent John Payne Announces Retirement

January 13th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Pennsylvania online gambling is still up for consideration, as Governor Tom Wolf (D) makes his way through the submitted state budget and line-item vetoes for the Commonwealth. Writing in an opinion piece this week for...
Antonio Esfandiari Wins Prop Bet, But Loses His Mind, at PCA 2016
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Antonio Esfandiari Wins Prop Bet, But Loses His Mind, at PCA 2016

January 12th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Antonio Esfandiari is no stranger to prop bets, but his latest high stakes challenge turned him into persona non grata with tournament staff at PokerStars’ Caribbean Adventure (PCA) this week. The Magician is one of the...
Steve O’Dwyer Claims Another Title at 2016 PCA
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Steve O’Dwyer Claims Another Title at 2016 PCA

January 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Steve O’Dwyer has continued where he left off with a $945,495 win at the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). The achievement follows an amazing run of success in 2015 at tournaments as well. Last year, the American...
Testosterone Bad for Poker, According to Recent Dutch Study
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Testosterone Bad for Poker, According to Recent Dutch Study

January 10th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Testosterone and poker don’t mix, according to a new scientific study, but perhaps not in the way you might have thought. Far from causing risk-taking behavior and encouraging wild bluffing, as most would expect, an excess of...
“Molly’s Game” Movie Treatment to Bring to Life Molly Bloom Story, Aaron Sorkin to Write Screenplay
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“Molly’s Game” Movie Treatment to Bring to Life Molly Bloom Story, Aaron Sorkin to Write Screenplay

January 9th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
The infamous Hollywood poker home games that became known as “Molly’s Game” is being turned into a film by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Based on the memoirs of Molly Bloom and her “tell all” book of...