Signs Point to partypoker Nevada Launch in Near Future

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Eyebrows were raised throughout the poker community over the weekend when BetMGM sent out an interesting e-mail to its customers. The e-mail, hyping a promotion that began Sunday, strongly implies that partypoker might be launching soon in Nevada. Though many people received the e-mail, poker media maven Kevin Mathers posted it on Twitter for those… Read more »

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The State of the Poker Union, Circa 2020

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It is always a good time to take stock in the health of anything involved in your life. From your finances to your health to your future plans, individuals do a yearly review to try to improve their situations. Businesses do the same thing, with intricate reviews across all facets of their operations. Governments even… Read more »

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Man Arrested for Alleged Sioux Falls Casino Robbery

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Happy New Year, everybody! If you’re like me, you don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Instead, you enroll at Orangetheory Fitness and then “don’t have time” or “forget” or “aren’t feeling well enough” to go by January 17th. And I am sure glad I didn’t make any resolutions, as one of them would have been, “Write… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle

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As is tradition here at Poker News Daily (and has been for this writer since I penned the homage 15 years ago), it is time for the annual posting of “A Visit From St. Doyle.” Although the names that populated this poem originally may not be as dominant as they once were, the poem has… Read more »

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French Court Rules Poker is Game of Chance, Denies Rick Salomon $2.8 Million Lawsuit

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A French court ruled against professional poker player Rick Salomon, who sued wealthy Saudi Arabian Raad al-Khereiji for $2.8 million in unpaid poker debt. The poker game in question took place at the Tiara Miramar Beach hotel in Théoule-sur-Mer, France in 2014. Gambling law goes back to start of Napoleon’s reign The court made its… Read more »

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Former LAPC Champion Dennis Blieden Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

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In an interesting and unfortunate case, former World Poker Tour L. A. Poker Classic champion Dennis Blieden has pled guilty to several charges of embezzlement of millions of dollars. While he hasn’t been sentenced yet, it is highly likely the poker champion will not see the outside world for some time. Charges Include Identity Theft,… Read more »

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Players Banter Ideas for Improving Tournament Poker

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It is arguable that the tournament poker scene has never been more popular than today. The World Series of Poker Championship Event reached numbers that haven’t been seen since the mid-Aughts, it seems that stops on the World Poker Tour are consistently breaking previous records and even lower scale events (daily tournaments) seem to be… Read more »

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Michael Borovetz Pleads Guilty in Michigan Court to Scamming Travelers

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It was a case that seemed rather stunning, considering that it was a supposedly successful businessman and poker player that was charged. But, in a Michigan courtroom last week, poker player Michael Borovetz pled guilty to a singular charge of theft by false pretenses. In reaching the plea deal, Borovetz probably will avoid lengthy jail… Read more »

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MGM Seeking Buyer for MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay

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MGM wants to get lighter MGM continues to look to shed properties, as Bloomberg is reporting that MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties LLC, a real estate investment trust spinoff, are looking for an investor to buy the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay. Bloomberg’s sources provided little detail and MGM Growth Properties did not… Read more »

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Moron Arrested for Alleged Murder Over Card Game

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You know the joke about “Florida Man?” Well, if there was ever a Florida Man, 21-year-old Michael Psilakis is that person, because he is perhaps the dumbest shit ever to (allegedly) commit a murder. Psilakis was arrested on November 2nd by Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing a man… Read more »

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Houston Poker Clubs Debacle Continues to Roil City

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The saga of the city of Houston and its poker clubs has to be one of the top stories of 2019. With arrests made and allegations of illegal money laundering, it seemed as if law enforcement had the upper hand. With the collapse of the case against those clubs, however, it is now pulling back… Read more »

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PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is No More

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Yesterday The Stars Group, the ownership behind the monolithic PokerStars in the online poker world, announced some of the changes in their 2020 PokerStars Players’ Championship (PSPC) that will come up next August in Barcelona. Buried in the depths of that interview, PokerStars has announced that, after a 15-year run, that the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure… Read more »

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Dan Cates, Illya Trincher Say Some of Phil Ivey’s Garnished WSOP Earnings are Theirs

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The years-long fallout from the Phil Ivey edge-sorting case continues. Last we heard, Marina District Development Co, LLC, the Borgata’s parent company, successfully garnished Ivey’s World Series of Poker winnings. Now, two of Ivey’s backers for the WSOP are trying to get their share back. Poker pros Daniel “Jungleman” Cates and Illya Trincher have filed… Read more »

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