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RAWA Finds New Life through Its Own Restoration in the House
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RAWA Finds New Life through Its Own Restoration in the House

February 22nd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
RAWA, or the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, is once again making its way to Congress. First introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on March 26, 2014, the legislation seeks to amend the federal criminal code in...
Paul Phua FBI Evidence Necessary for Successful Prosecution
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Paul Phua FBI Evidence Necessary for Successful Prosecution

February 20th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Paul Phua is set to go to trial in Nevada on April 13th for charges of operating an illegal sports betting ring during the 2014 World Cup, but for prosecutors to properly present its case they are asking for evidence collected in...
Poker Players Alliance Applauds Andrew Lichtenberger Support
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Poker Players Alliance Applauds Andrew Lichtenberger Support

February 19th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has just recruited an influential new figure to help support its push for legalized iGaming across the US. Andrew Lichtenberger, known online as LuckyChewy, was one of the early high-stakes stars...
Murder Trial for “Honey Trap” Beating Death of UK Poker Player Mehmet Hassan
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Murder Trial for “Honey Trap” Beating Death of UK Poker Player Mehmet Hassan

February 18th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Mehmet Hassan murder trial commenced in London this week, as two men and one woman appeared in court accused of luring the poker player into a deadly honey trap before robbing him of his poker winnings. Hassan, a popular...
Global Poker Masters Will Stream Live on Twitch
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Global Poker Masters Will Stream Live on Twitch

February 15th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The Global Poker Masters is, as Global Poker Index (GPI) owner Alex Dreyfus has said many times, an attempt to help “sportify” poker. In other words, Dreyfus wants to make poker into a sport that fans can enjoy just as they...
Hollywood Cares Poker Event Lands “Breaking Bad,” “Sons of Anarchy” Stars
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Hollywood Cares Poker Event Lands “Breaking Bad,” “Sons of Anarchy” Stars

February 14th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The Hollywood Cares Charity Poker Invitational just scored two actors from two of the most celebrated shows in recent years. Dean Norris, more commonly known as DEA agent Hank Schrader from the hit AMC series “Breaking...
Fallsview Poker Classic Chipleader Arrested, Empty Seat Finishes Third
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Fallsview Poker Classic Chipleader Arrested, Empty Seat Finishes Third

February 13th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Harnam Matharu was on a heater at the Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls, Ontario, this week. Going into dinner break, with five players left in the $1,100 buy-in event, the 21-year-old from Edmonton was sitting pretty with...
Dan Fleyshman Confirms that Ivey League Isn’t Looking for $20 Million
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Dan Fleyshman Confirms that Ivey League Isn’t Looking for $20 Million

February 12th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Phil Ivey doesn’t need your money. Chances are that you already knew that: after all, Ivey is perhaps the world’s most successful poker player ever, and isn’t exactly hiding his wealth. And yet there was recently a listing...
Martin Jacobson Named Sweden’s Top Player
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Martin Jacobson Named Sweden’s Top Player

February 11th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Martin Jacobson, Sweden’s 2014 WSOP Main Event hero, has just been named as Player of the Year by Swedish publication Poker.se. Back in November, Jacobson managed to complete his route past more than 6,000 players to beat...
888.com in $1.47 Billion Acquisition Talks with William Hill 
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888.com in $1.47 Billion Acquisition Talks with William Hill 

February 11th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
888 Holdings, operator of the world’s second biggest online poker network, has confirmed it is in “advanced talks” over a £750 million ($1.47 billion) takeover by British bookmaking giant William Hill. The news this week...