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Poker Players Alliance Steps Up Lobbying Efforts in Pennsylvania
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Poker Players Alliance Steps Up Lobbying Efforts in Pennsylvania

November 25th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is rallying the troops in Pennsylvania after lawmakers in the House Gaming Oversight Committee voted in favor of moving State Rep. John Payne’s (R-District 106) online poker bill to the...
Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene
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Oklahoma Poker Home Game Shooting Leaves One Man Deceased in Modern-Day “Dead Man’s Hand” Scene

November 24th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
An Oklahoma poker home game shooting terrified neighbors in the tiny town of fewer than 5,000 residents over the weekend. The small town of Sulphur in the Sooner State is eponymously named for its sulpher springs, for which it...
Alex Jacob Uses Poker Skills to Become Jeopardy Legend in Tournament of Champions
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Alex Jacob Uses Poker Skills to Become Jeopardy Legend in Tournament of Champions

November 23rd, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Alex Jacob, the former poker player turned trader, has just become the 2015 Jeopardy Champion of Champions. Following a successful run in the show in April, Jacob was invited back to compete in the Tournament of Champions last...
Goodfellas’ Paul Sorvino Stars in New Poker Movie Cold Deck, Indie Film Now Seeking a Buyer
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Goodfellas’ Paul Sorvino Stars in New Poker Movie Cold Deck, Indie Film Now Seeking a Buyer

November 22nd, 2015 | by Kaycee James
A “cold deck” in poker means one in which you are about to be played by the illusion of success followed by a guarantee of pre-fab failure (unbeknownst to the victim, of course) from a hustler, where no matter what...
WPT to Welcome High Rollers with $200K Event
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WPT to Welcome High Rollers with $200K Event

November 21st, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
The World Poker Tour (WPT) is looking to increase its presence in the Asian market with a new super high roller event costing $200,000 to enter. Announced earlier this week and forming the centerpiece of the WPT National...
Travell Thomas Alleged $31 Million Fraudulent Debt Collection Agency Wire Charges Could Land Poker Player 20 Years
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Travell Thomas Alleged $31 Million Fraudulent Debt Collection Agency Wire Charges Could Land Poker Player 20 Years

November 20th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
Travell Thomas, a New York poker player who holds two WSOPC rings, has been indicted by the US Attorney’s Manhattan office on charges of wire fraud, and is accused of being the head of the “largest fraudulent...
Quebec Lawmakers Push for ISP Blocking Mandate for Unauthorized Online Gambling Sites
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Quebec Lawmakers Push for ISP Blocking Mandate for Unauthorized Online Gambling Sites

November 19th, 2015 | by Jason Reynolds
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao in Canada is calling on the province’s National Assembly to enact his proposed legislation that would force Internet service providers (ISP) into blocking customers from accessing...
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Passes House Committee
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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Passes House Committee

November 18th, 2015 | by Brian Corlisse
Pennsylvania online gambling appears destined to reach its way to the state’s nearly 13 million residents. After months of delays and setbacks, Pennsylvania’s House Gaming Oversight Committee moved legislation forward...
Alex Jacob Goes All-In for Jeopardy Tournament of Champions
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Alex Jacob Goes All-In for Jeopardy Tournament of Champions

November 17th, 2015 | by Greg Shaun
Former high stakes poker player turned currency trader Alex Jacob has stepped into the spotlight once again as part of Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions show. Following a successful run on the show back in April, Jacob not...
James Corden Swaps Late Late Show for Poker Career
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James Corden Swaps Late Late Show for Poker Career

November 16th, 2015 | by Kaycee James
James Corden, the British comedian and the presenter of CBS’s Late Late Show, recently tried his hand at being a poker dealer. Taking on the thankless task for the “Take a Break” segment of his show, Corden may...