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Global Poker Index Announces Finalized Rosters for Masters Event
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Global Poker Index Announces Finalized Rosters for Masters Event

January 24th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
The Global Poker Index (GPI) has been a point of interest ever since it was first created in conjunction with the Epic Poker League (remember that?). After the league folded, the ranking system remained, and it has been one of...
Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor to Board of Directors
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Amaya Appoints Former Ontario Police Commissioner as Advisor to Board of Directors

January 23rd, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Amaya Gaming Group announced today it has selected former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis as an advisor to its Board of Directors. Headquartered in Montreal, Amaya CEO David Baazov says of the appointment,...
Victory for Poker Players as AG Eric Holder Cracks Down on “Equitable Seizure” Law
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Victory for Poker Players as AG Eric Holder Cracks Down on “Equitable Seizure” Law

January 22nd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Attorney General Eric Holder has banned state and local police from seizing cash and property from detainees without the need for a warrant or criminal charge. Previously, police have been able to confiscate personal property...
“Homeless” Millionaire Poker Pro Faraz Jaka Featured on CNN Money
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“Homeless” Millionaire Poker Pro Faraz Jaka Featured on CNN Money

January 21st, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Faraz Jaka, WPT champion and winner of multiple big money online poker tournaments, recently appeared on CNN’s Money show as a nomadic millionaire. Sitting in stark contrast to the usual depictions of high stakes poker...
Daniel Negreanu Backs Effort for Las Vegas NHL Franchise
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Daniel Negreanu Backs Effort for Las Vegas NHL Franchise

January 20th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Daniel Negreanu is one of the world’s most successful poker players, but he’s also a Canadian. That should mean that it’s no surprise that he’s also a huge hockey fan, often posting about the sport on...
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...
California Assemblyman Mike Gatto Still Fighting As He Amends Online Poker Bill
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California Assemblyman Mike Gatto Still Fighting As He Amends Online Poker Bill

January 17th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
California State Representative Mike Gatto has amended his state’s online poker bill to remove a highly criticized clause where players were expected to register in person at land-based casinos. Bill AB 9, also known as The...
Gus Hansen Invest “Millions” in Bridge Invention
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Gus Hansen Invest “Millions” in Bridge Invention

January 16th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Gus Hansen, one of the online poker world’s biggest losers, might have had rough time at the virtual felt recently, but it seems as though years of turmoil haven’t decimated his bankroll. According to a recent article...