Poker Professional Micah Raskin Facing Federal Drug Charges

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In February of this year, poker professional Micah Raskin’s world came to a crashing halt when he was charged by Nassau County (NY) authorities of operating a major drug ring. Now the federal authorities are getting into the game, with Raskin facing more charges in a federal court along with his state charges. Earlier this… Read more »

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Bobby Baldwin to Leave MGM

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Gambling legend and long-time Las Vegas gaming executive Bobby Baldwin will soon be out at MGM, according to an announcement from the company late last week. The 1978 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and four-time bracelet winner has been with the company or one that was later acquired by it for about three… Read more »

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Is the New “Poker Alliance” Going to Actually DO Something?

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Last week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the possibility of reviving federal regulation of sports betting. The discussion, which was brought up because of the Supreme Court ruling in May that overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, deviated away from just being about sports betting and brought… Read more »

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Hearing for PokerStars Motion to Dismiss Gordon Vayo Lawsuit Moved to November

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Gordon Vayo will have to wait a bit longer to see if his legal action against PokerStars can proceed. In May, the poker pro and 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up filed suit against PokerStars, or more specifically, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (REEL), in the U.S. District Court Central District of California Western Division after the… Read more »

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New Jersey District Court Rules Against Phil Ivey, Ordered to Pay Over $10 Million Immediately

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As reported last week here at Poker News Daily, poker professional Phil Ivey and the Borgata were involved with dueling motions regarding Ivey paying back the $10.1 million he won from the casino in the now-infamous 2012 “edge sorting” case. A District Court judge has made his decision regarding the case and, unfortunately, it doesn’t… Read more »

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Rio Sale Rumor Crops Up Again

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For a good part of the past decade, there has been the occasional murmur that Caesars was looking to sell the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, the home of the World Series of Poker. Late last week, the rumors kicked up again, this time via the Las Vegas happenings blog, VitalVegas.com. On Thursday, Vital Vegas… Read more »

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Antonio Esfandiari to Face Kevin Hart in Boxing Match

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Poker players are known for their love of prop bets, so here’s a fun one: poker pro Antonio Esfandiari will be taking on comedian and actor Kevin Hart in a boxing match in March 2019. The two agreed that Hart is a massive favorite, so Hart gave Esfandiari 35-to-1 odds. The two men are basically… Read more »

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