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Amaya Takes a Hit After Baazov Backer Cries Foul
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Amaya Takes a Hit After Baazov Backer Cries Foul

November 23rd, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Former Amaya chief executive David Baazov could be in hot water again after news emerged that a major investment bank isn’t involved in his takeover talks. Earlier in November, Baazov submitted an official proposal to...
New Rules Could Crush Australian Online Poker Economy
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New Rules Could Crush Australian Online Poker Economy

November 21st, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The Australian online poker industry might be about to change for the worse if an amendment to the country’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001 comes into effect. Despite being something of a grey area for online poker since the...
Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win
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Mike Sexton Makes History with First WPT Win

November 18th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
WPT announcer Mike Sexton has finally stepped out from behind his commentary booth to win his first tour title. Despite being involved with the WPT since its inception in 2002, Sexton hasn’t managed to convert his...
WSOP Increases Its Global Footprint with Six New Events
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WSOP Increases Its Global Footprint with Six New Events

November 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is living up to its brand name with an international Circuit schedule that now encompasses 13 locations. With the opening tournament at the recent WSOP Circuit event in Brazil welcoming 2,981...
David Baazov is Back with a $6.7 Billion Takeover Bid for Amaya
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David Baazov is Back with a $6.7 Billion Takeover Bid for Amaya

November 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov may be under investigation for potential financial crimes, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting together a $6.7 billion bid for the company. Back in March, Baazov was one of five...
Borgata Could Hand Phil Ivey a $16 Million Bad Beat
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Borgata Could Hand Phil Ivey a $16 Million Bad Beat

November 11th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Phil Ivey might have thought his battle with the Borgata was over, but it seems the Atlantic City casino has other ideas. At the end of October, Ivey was given the disappointing news that his lawsuit against the Borgata had been...
Expert Suggests that Donald Trump Might Help US Online Poker
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Expert Suggests that Donald Trump Might Help US Online Poker

November 9th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Donald Trump is the new president of the United States and the poker community isn’t sure what to make of it. As it is in society as a whole, politics often divides opinion. Throughout the latest presidential campaign,...
Research Shows Internet Gaming Not as Addictive as Gambling
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Research Shows Internet Gaming Not as Addictive as Gambling

November 7th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
Internet gaming isn’t as addictive as gambling, that’s the tentative conclusion from a team of researchers at the University of Oxford. The issue of Internet Gaming Disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric...
Phil Ivey Loses Another $9.6 Million After Court Rules in Favor of Crockfords
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Phil Ivey Loses Another $9.6 Million After Court Rules in Favor of Crockfords

November 4th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Phil Ivey may want to forget his last few weeks in court as he’s seen more than $18 million slip from his grasp. Ivey has been battling London’s Crockfords Casino since 2012, but following a ruling by Lady Justice...
Qui Nguyen Winner of World Series of Poker Main Event 2016, Unconventional Play Keeps Opponents Guessing
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Qui Nguyen Winner of World Series of Poker Main Event 2016, Unconventional Play Keeps Opponents Guessing

November 2nd, 2016 | by Greg Shaun
Qui Nguyen won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) career bracelet early in the morning on Wednesday, defeating Gordon Vayo heads-up, for the most coveted title in poker. On the third and final day of play at the 2016 WSOP...