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  • Sony E-Mail Hacking Scandal Encompasses Potential “Molly’s Game” Movie

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    New e-mails that have emerged in the ongoing Sony Pictures Entertainment scandal has now encompassed the poker community. According to the London Daily Mail, e-mails leaked out on Friday point out what has been a rather adversarial relationship between the head of the company, Chairman Amy Pascal, a [...]


  • PokerStars Publishes Book That – Right Now – Many Will Never See

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    As a way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the European Poker Tour, PokerStars has published a book that covers the history of what has become the top tournament circuit on the European continent. That book, however, will never be seen by the general public (at least at this point). The 300-page [...]


  • Phil Hellmuth Prepares for WPT at Bellagio with Several Parties

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    One of the top professionals in the world of poker is Phil Hellmuth (just ask him if you don’t believe it). Hellmuth, the 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and 1989 World Champion, looks to be preparing for the upcoming World Poker Tour stop at the Bellagio in Las Vegas by making the r [...]


  • Costa Rican Police Not Happy With Poker Film

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    Costa Rican officials are not fans of the American movie industry right now. According to InsideCostaRica.com, an English-language Costa Rica news website, Costa Rican police and the Minister of Public Security have taken issue with last October’s film, Runner Runner, seeing it as a slap in the fa [...]


  • All In Magazine Posts Documentary Following Mark Newhouse’s WSOP Run

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    By far one of the highlights of the 2014 poker year was the battle at the World Series of Poker Championship Event final table. Taking us inside what it was like to be a part of that event, All In Magazine has issued a documentary that concentrates on the historic run of Mark Newhouse to […] [...]


  • Victoria Coren-Mitchell Resigns PokerStars Sponsorship

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    After several prosperous years in a partnership, two-time European Poker Tour champion Victoria Coren-Mitchell announced yesterday that she had terminated her sponsorship deal with the #1 online poker site in the industry, PokerStars. Last Friday, PokerStars’ ownership, Amaya Gaming, announced tha [...]


  • Doyle Brunson, Mike Matusow Recovering From Recent Surgeries

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    Two of the poker community’s more prominent names have recently emerged from hospital stays, with both of them currently resting well and recovering. Last month, poker legend Doyle Brunson entered the hospital for what was supposed to be a simple (hey, it’s only simple when it is on someone else [...]


  • Daniel Negreanu, Jack McClelland Earn Places in Poker Hall of Fame

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    After tabulation of the votes from the living members of the organization and a select list of poker journalists, poker professional Daniel Negreanu and longtime poker fixture Jack McClelland are the two men who will comprise the class for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame. Negreanu and McClelland will be [...]


  • Phil Ivey Denied Winnings by London Court in Crockfords “Edge Sorting” Case

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    In a decision handed down by the High Court in London, the United Kingdom, poker professional Phil Ivey will NOT receive the £7.6 million (approximately $12 million U. S.) that he supposedly won from Crockfords casino in 2012. In issuing his decision on the case, Justice Sir John Mitting stated th [...]


  • U. S. Government Looks To Permanently Ban Dan Shak From Commodities Trading

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    The United States government regulatory agency for commodities trading is seeking a lifetime ban from the trade against poker player Dan Shak, allegedly for violations of an agreement that Shak entered into last year. According to Reuters, the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) is loo [...]


  • “Molly’s Game” A Middling Effort That Could Have Been Better

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    Everyone in the poker community is enthralled with the legends that come out regarding high stakes cash game poker. Whether conducted in the dusty saloons and riverboats of the 19th century or online in the 21st century, these games still have the ability to draw people in, entranced by the milliona [...]


  • Everleaf Gaming Executive Arrested

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    One of the heads of online gambling firm Everleaf Gaming was arrested last week, according to a press release from the Malta Lotteries & Gaming Authority (LGA). According to the statement, Michael Zwi Oros was charged with “misappropriation of players’ funds” as well as “before Magistrat [...]


  • Bodog Wants to be Removed from PokerScout’s Rankings

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    PokerScout has carved out a valuable niche in the internet poker industry as the go-to source for cash game traffic statistics for every online poker room and network out there. We here at Poker News Daily reference the site frequently and greatly appreciate the service it provides. Apparently, howe [...]


  • Gus Hansen Fails To Appear For Full Tilt Poker Promotion, Future In Poker Questioned

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    After not showing up for a planned showdown on the virtual felt – and his dizzying high stakes losses in the online arena – the future of poker professional Gus Hansen in the industry has come under question. This past Sunday, Hansen was expected to take part in a special event on Full Tilt Poke [...]


  • First-Time Poker Hall of Fame Nominee Daniel Negreanu Critical of Selection Criteria

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    On the heels of a historic nomination in his first year of eligibility, poker professional Daniel Negreanu may not be winning many votes towards his election. In a blog post on Full Contact Poker, Negreanu is highly critical of some of the nominees for election this year, arguing that some players a [...]


  • First Time Nominees Negreanu, Fitoussi Lead Poker Hall of Fame Nominations List

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    After the conclusion of fan votes for the process, the final ten nominees have been named by the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council. The final list contains some familiar names from last year’s process, but three newcomers to the list could sway some votes in their direction. In his first year o [...]


  • Antonio Esfandiari & Phil Laak to Star in Discovery Channel Poker Program

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    Beginning on September 10, cable television’s Discovery Channel will dive into the world of casino gaming with the premiere of three different programs in a block called “All In, All Night.” While two of the programs will feature content that other cable channels have delved into, the third on [...]


  • Poker Show The Grind Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Complete Entire Series

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    About this same time last year, one of the more intriguing poker productions to come along in recent memory debuted their pilot program. The pilot episode for the series The Grind looked promising in its debut on YouTube, but then it went quiet. The creator of the project hasn’t given up on The Gr [...]


  • Could a Maryland Live Poker Battle Be Looming?

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    Although the federal government has a bit of trouble coming to grips with online poker regulation, right under their noses a burgeoning live poker scene is beginning to emerge. In Maryland, the opening of a new casino – going up against an established casino that has had more than a two year head [...]


  • PokerStars and the NFL? What Could Have Been…

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    While they have never publicly released any financial information, it is pretty much conceded that PokerStars (as well as other online poker sites) minted money, especially during the halcyon days of the mid-2000s. A recent recounting of a story might leave many in the poker community thinking about [...]


  • Dual Tournament Poker Controversies Split Poker Community

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    Over the past few days, the attention of the poker community has been on several facets of the tournament poker world. While the 100th European Poker Tour event started in Barcelona, Spain (and has drawn some attention), two other controversies have erupted that have split the poker world on both s [...]


  • Poker’s Liam Flood, Tony Korfman Pass Away

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    Earlier this week, the poker world was struck by the deaths of two of its more colorful personalities. On August 16, “Gentleman” Liam Flood passed away at the age of 71 and, on August 18, Tony Korfman passed away at the same age after complications from hip surgery. Flood was arguably one of the [...]


  • Deadspin Names Poker as “Least Athletic” Sport

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    One of the long running debates – not only about our game but about others also – is whether poker should be considered a sport. Although it enjoys prominent airtime on such networks as ESPN and Fox Sports 1, there are many who don’t consider poker an athletic endeavor but a “game” or an [...]


  • Phil Hellmuth the Burger Pitchman

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    I can’t say I enjoy looking at him as much as I do Paris Hilton, but then again, maybe he does a better job at drawing my attention to the product he is selling. That “him” is 13-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who is now a pitch man for the sister […] [...]


  • Dutch Boyd’s “Poker Tilt” More Autobiography than Poker Strategy Book, But Better For It

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    Last year, I had the opportunity to speak with then two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dutch Boyd (he would pick up his third during this summer’s retreat to the Rio in Las Vegas) regarding a book that he was in the process of writing. At the time, Boyd stated that the book would [&hel [...]


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