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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...
PokerStars Goes Live on Amazon Fire TV as Social Media Expansion Continues
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PokerStars Goes Live on Amazon Fire TV as Social Media Expansion Continues

January 18th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
PokerStars’ free-to-play poker game, Jackpot Poker, is now available for Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV stick users. The game, which just launched on Facebook last month, is based on Spin & Go games. But instead of...
World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music
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World Sports Exchange Fugitive Haden Ware Returns to US to Face the Music

January 16th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
Haden Ware, one of the founders of the pioneering World Sports Exchange (WSEX) website, appeared in a federal court this week to plead guilty to violating the Wire Act. Ware, an American citizen, has been a fugitive from the...
GVC Holdings Posts Strong Yearly Earnings Ahead of Bwin.party Acquisition
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GVC Holdings Posts Strong Yearly Earnings Ahead of Bwin.party Acquisition

January 14th, 2016 | by Brian Corlisse
GVC Holdings has some good news for investors of bwin.party. Earlier this week, GVC revealed that its net gaming revenues skyrocketed more than 10 percent in 2015, a total of €247.7 million ($268.4 million) received over the...
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...
PokerStars Unveils New Apple TV App Ahead of New Jersey Entry
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PokerStars Unveils New Apple TV App Ahead of New Jersey Entry

January 8th, 2016 | by Kaycee James
The PokerStars American homecoming is scheduled to take place in the first six months of 2016, when the world’s most active Internet poker room returns to the United States by way of New Jersey. Amaya, the platform’s...