Poker

Sydney Dad Scams Families in World Cup Fraud
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Sydney Dad Scams Families in World Cup Fraud

July 23rd, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Presenting himself as a pro poker player and “professional football player,” Sydney dad Alain Barataud posed as a FIFA agent in order to scam unsuspecting World Cup fans out of more than $250,000. A recent media...
ARJEL Approves Amaya PokerStars Takeover in France
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ARJEL Approves Amaya PokerStars Takeover in France

July 23rd, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Amaya Gaming’s recent takeover of PokerStars won’t affect the online poker site’s standing in France, according to a spokesperson from ARJEL. Following the $4.9 billion buyout of PokerStars by Amaya, the...
Jorryt van Hoof Odds-On Favorite for WSOP Win
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Jorryt van Hoof Odds-On Favorite for WSOP Win

July 22nd, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
When the World Series of Poker’s Main Event final table reconvenes, the November Nine will be playing for high stakes: the winner will ultimately walk away with $10 million and become a household name among poker fans. But...
California Card Rooms Support Online Poker Legislation
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California Card Rooms Support Online Poker Legislation

July 22nd, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
One of the biggest challenges in making online poker work in California is getting everyone on the same page. Given the size of the state and its gaming industry, there are a lot of different factions that need to get on board...
Online Poker Not Creating Addicts, Says Harvard Study
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Online Poker Not Creating Addicts, Says Harvard Study

July 21st, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Click your mouse, lose your house. That’s the mantra that has been repeated for years by anti-online gambling advocates like Sheldon Adelson as they oppose online poker and other Internet casino games. But some new studies...
Brown, Negreanu Could Land Poker Hall of Fame Spots
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Brown, Negreanu Could Land Poker Hall of Fame Spots

July 21st, 2014 | by Kaycee James
It’s the most prestigious club in the poker world and over the next three weeks the general public is being given the chance to vote for the next Poker Hall of Fame inductee. Having welcomed some of the game’s finest...
Neteller Bans Bitcoin Transactions
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Neteller Bans Bitcoin Transactions

July 20th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Neteller, traditionally the Internet poker player’s preferred e-wallet, has banned the use of Bitcoin in all its customer transactions. The payment processing service revised its terms and conditions this week to state that...
Johannes Strassmann Autopsy Finds Drugs in System
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Johannes Strassmann Autopsy Finds Drugs in System

July 19th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
The recent news of Johannes Strassmann‘s death caused a wave of questions to flow out across the poker community. Why such a seemingly healthy young man would meet such an untimely end in a foreign country was a mystery...
Ex Utah AGs Arrested In Black Friday Bribery Scheme
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Ex Utah AGs Arrested In Black Friday Bribery Scheme

July 18th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
The dark tapestry of illegal money processing, shady dealings and bribery that once shrouded the US online poker scene in shame came to the fore once again this week. Following an ongoing investigation by Federal agents,...
Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac Imprisoned for Fraud
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Poker Cheat Ali Tekintamgac Imprisoned for Fraud

July 17th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
A long-suspected poker cheat has finally received his comeuppance. Former WPT “Champion” Ali Tekintamgac was jailed for three years and five months by a German court last week after pleading guilty to being the head...