Poker Professional Michael Borovetz Arrested for Bilking Travelers

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A poker professional who routinely crisscrosses the States of America and the tournament poker circuit will have plenty of opportunities to meet and socialize with the people of this country (and, in some cases, the world). One of those poker pros allegedly took it a bit farther than that, bilking fellow travelers out of thousands… Read more »

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Poker Central Names New Sponsor, Reveals Dates for 2019 Poker Masters

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Poker tournaments, and their specific Player of the Year races, haven’t usually gone the natural route of having a title sponsor. Unlike their tournament brethren in golf (which seems to have a sponsor for every tournament it runs), poker runs off the monies generated by the players themselves. Poker Central is looking to change that,… Read more »

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Lawsuits Against Two Houston Poker Clubs Dropped

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The Harris County (Texas) attorney dropped civil suits against Houston’s Prime Social Poker Club and Post Oak Poker Club last week, citing the lack of a criminal case. The two poker clubs were raided in May and their owners and management were hit with illegal gambling and money laundering charges. Because those charges were dropped… Read more »

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Armed Poker Robber Caught After Month on the Lam

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Kansas City-area man Oscar Glover was arrested near Tulsa, Oklahoma last week after he was on the run for almost a month. Glover allegedly followed a poker player home from Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino on July 1 and robbed him at gunpoint. According to a WDAF-TV Kansas City news report, casino security footage shows… Read more »

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Houston Poker Clubs to Reopen After Charges Dropped Against Owner

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After charges of money laundering were dropped against their owners, the Prime Social Poker Club in Houston, TX, will reopen within the next few weeks. Additionally, with the dropping of all charges regarding the raids earlier this year, owners of the Post Oak Poker Club also saw charges dropped against them and have said they… Read more »

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Man Jumps to Death from Upper Floor Borgata Hotel Room

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Almost no details have been made public yet, but reports out of Atlantic City are that a man fell to his death from an upper floor at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa early Tuesday evening. Right now, the death appears to be a suicide. Last night the Atlantic City Police Department put out the… Read more »

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“Poker Satellite Strategy” Offers Road Map to Success

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With the World Series of Poker going on, it isn’t surprising to see many players get into the events through satellites. These satellites – which were an innovation created by the WSOP and then-Tournament Director Eric Drache – offer players the opportunity to get into tournaments for much less than what the original buy in… Read more »

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Two Sugarhouse Casino Customers Sue Claiming Card Shuffler Problems Contributed to $250K Losses

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Philadelphia’s Sugarhouse Casino might be celebrating being the first in Pennsylvania to launch its online sportsbook, but it has run into some legal trouble that may have dampened the move, as two patrons of the brick-and-mortar gambling venue have sued the casino. William Vespe and Anthony Mattia claim they lost a combined $250,000 thanks, in… Read more »

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Several Houston Card Clubs Raided, Shut Down

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In what was a stunning afternoon of activity in and around the city of Houston, several top “card clubs” – basically poker rooms that were skirting the laws of the state – were raided by local law enforcement. As a result of the raids, other card clubs in the area shut down out of an… Read more »

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