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  • Vanessa Rousso Back in Control Momentarily on “Big Brother”

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    Next week will be different, we promise. But for this week, watching this program was dangerous to your health in that it lowers your IQ. We here at Poker News Daily have the appropriate medications to alleviate those symptoms, so let us watch for you! After looking like she was going to be the next [...]


  • Online Poker Pro Chad Batista Passes Away at 35

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    The poker world has lost another member of the community, this time one of its strongest online players and a person who has drawn the respect of the poker world. In an official announcement from his family on Thursday, poker player Chad ‘lilholdem954’ Batista was reported to have passed away. H [...]


  • Vanessa Rousso Walking the Tightrope to Stay on “Big Brother”

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    OK, back to the same old, same old – please, to maintain your sanity and that of the friends that surround you, do not watch bad television! We’ll do that for you! While she is constantly being hailed as one of the smarter players in the game, poker professional Vanessa Rousso is walking an ever [...]


  • Vanessa Rousso Survives the Elimination Seat to Continue on “Big Brother”

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    OK, we’ll change our normal public service announcement at the beginning of this article. If there was an episode to watch (other than the finale), this would have been the one to check out! After it looked very bleak for her earlier in the week, poker player Vanessa Rousso somehow was able to wor [...]


  • Amaya Gaming Entering Into Daily Fantasy Sports, Returning to U. S. Action

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    During the call to investors regarding their earnings for the second quarter of 2015, Amaya Gaming announced that they had completed the purchase of a daily fantasy sports (DFS) organization, paving the way for Amaya’s return to action in the United States. In the official press release announcing [...]


  • Who Should Be the Next Members of the Poker Hall of Fame?

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    For those that may be unaware of it, the Poker Hall of Fame is looking to the poker world for the next set of nominees for entry into the Hall. By visiting the World Series of Poker’s website, the public can put one name forth (only one vote per e-mail address) for induction into the […] [...]


  • Is Vanessa Rousso’s Alliance Unraveling on “Big Brother?”

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    As a reminder, watching bad television is detrimental to your health. As such, we here at Poker News Daily are watching this for you to save you from yourself! Only a week after reaching a position of power within the house, the Vanessa Rousso-led alliance on Big Brother is now almost reduced to sh [...]


  • Radio Bigwig Decides To Retire and Become Poker Professional

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    It is the dream of everyone who has picked up a deck of cards at some point. Everyone dreams of ditching the “9 to 5” (or, in some cases, much longer) hours and do exactly what they want to do. For some, that dream is still just that – a dream – but, for a […] [...]


  • Vanessa Rousso’s Alliance Takes the Lead on “Big Brother”

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    Four out of five doctors have determined that watching bad television will cause a drop in the ability for rational thought. As such, allow us at Poker News Daily to take on this issue as, with the proper treatments, we can recover! After a week which saw the loyalties of her alliance tested as well [...]


  • Vanessa Rousso Back In Driver’s Seat in “Big Brother”

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    Once again, as a public service reminder, we hear at Poker News Daily are watching this so you can utilize your summer schedule accordingly! After a week sitting back in the shadows – but still in firm control of the game – poker player Vanessa Rousso continues to have a significant effect on th [...]


  • Is Virtual Reality the Future of Online Poker?

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    When it was first created by Planet Poker in 1998, online poker was groundbreaking. Bringing the game from the casino and a live setting to the internet was a truly innovative achievement, allowing people who had never picked up a chip in a casino or home game the opportunity to go online and play [...]


  • Churchill Downs Closes Bluff Magazine Operations…For Now?

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    After just more than a decade in operation Bluff Magazine, one of the poker magazines that was borne from the online poker boom of the 2000s, will effectively shut down over the next few weeks. There are unanswered questions, however, if this is a long-term situation or that the organization will be [...]


  • Vanessa Rousso Sends One Home on “Big Brother”

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    Once again, full disclosure:  I’m watching this so you don’t have to! After one of the more skillful methods of plot building I’ve seen, poker professional Vanessa Rousso – who became the overall Head of Household over the past week – sent one of her fellow houseguests out of the house on [...]


  • Vanessa Rousso Finally Wakes Up on “Big Brother”

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    Sometimes the world of poker takes itself a bit too seriously. Crunching numbers to determine whether to call that big bet, worrying about which state will or will not pass online poker legislation, even fretting over things that haven’t happened (such as the demise of online poker) puts way too m [...]


  • What Will Be The Death of Online Poker? Survey Attempts to Find Out

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    Although it seems to be thriving in the international community if not the United States, online poker does have a relatively short history and background. You can technically trace its history back to the old “rec.gambling.poker” days of the early 1990s (it is rumored that former World Champion [...]


  • Bryan Micon To Plead Guilty To Lesser Charge, Avoid Jail Time

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    After returning from the island nation of Antigua and being booked into the Clark County Detention Center upon his arrival, poker professional/Bitcoin entrepreneur/online poker room owner/operator Bryan Micon has decided to plead guilty to lesser charges and will avoid any jail time. According to Da [...]


  • Bryan Micon to Return to United States to Face Illegal Gambling Charge

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    After four months outside of the jurisdiction of authorities, poker player/alleged online poker room operator Bryan Micon is supposedly returning to the United States and, in particular, Las Vegas to face the singular charge of illegal gambling that he is facing. According to David Ferrara of the La [...]


  • Vanessa Rousso to Compete on “Big Brother”

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    If anyone is following the 2015 World Series of Poker religiously this summer and wonders where in the world Vanessa Rousso is, the answer is cooped up in a house with a bunch of strangers with access to the outside world. No, she is not a hostage exactly, but rather the professional poker player is [...]


  • Poker Pro Bernard Lee Celebrates Radio Anniversary by Awarding WSOP Buy-Ins

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    Celebrating the eight year anniversary of his eponymous radio talk show, poker professional Bernard Lee handed out 20 prizes to listeners recently, including a buy in to an event at this year’s World Series of Poker that turned into a second buy in courtesy of a charitable foundations supported by [...]


  • Daniel Negreanu to Be Featured In New Scripted Poker Series

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    If there is something that is in the news about poker, it seems poker professional Daniel Negreanu has been a part of it lately. Although there isn’t a network, cable channel or online outlet announced for it as yet, the Canadian-born Negreanu (who does spend quite a bit of time in the United Stat [...]


  • Federal Indictment Against Paul Phua Dismissed As Prosecution “Has No Evidence”

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    In a case that dates back to last summer, the federal indictment against Malaysian businessman and poker professional Paul Phua was dismissed by U. S. District Court Judge Andrew Gordon after the prosecutors indicated to him that there was no other evidence that could be presented to prove Phua’s [...]


  • Hockey Expansion to Las Vegas Looks Likely With Assist from Daniel Negreanu

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    One of the last things you might think of in the middle of the desert is a vast expanse of ice. If several people – including poker professional Daniel Negreanu – have their way, that possibility could come into existence in Las Vegas within the next couple of years. In an interview with The Hoc [...]


  • Ivan Demidov Received Zero Dollars as 2008 WSOP Main Event Runner-Up

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    The World Series of Poker is about to begin and later this year, a few people are going to be millions of dollars richer. In 2008, Ivan Demidov was to be one of those skilled and fortunate players, as he finished second to Peter Eastgate in the WSOP Main Event, the first time the world […] [...]


  • Global Poker Index, WSOP Join Forces For Player of the Year Tabulations

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    The Global Poker Index, under the leadership of its Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Dreyfus, has in three short years become the predominant authority on the game of poker. As such, it isn’t surprising that the GPI and the preeminent tournament festival, the World Series of Poker, have joined fo [...]


  • PokerStars to Release Daniel Negreanu Documentary

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    Good poker films are few and far between. The fictional stories are usually completely over-the-top and melodramatic (cue music as hero tosses his cards face-up on the table and walks away in slow motion before the camera pans to the felt to reveal he had a royal flush) and the documentaries typical [...]


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