Michigan Poker Player Gets Probation for Running Poker Room

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In the world of poker, the laws have been changing in some areas very quickly. Michigan is one of those states where online poker has recently come to town, but it has also come with a crackdown on charitable poker. For one Michiganite, the myriad of gaming laws has resulted in him pleading guilty to… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle

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As has become tradition here on Poker News Daily (and it has been for this writer since he penned it back in 2005), it is time to celebrate the holiday season. With that in mind, we take a poker-centric take on a Christmas classic. The names have all been left as the original was written,… Read more »

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Jason Koon Blitzes Phil Hellmuth, Takes “High Stakes Duel” Battle for $1.6 Million

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In one of the fastest versions of the event, high stakes pro Jason Koon blitzed Phil Hellmuth in the made-for-streaming High Stakes Duel. In becoming only the second person to defeat the sixteen-time World Series of Poker Bracelet winner, Koon booked a massive $1.6 million win. Now the question becomes…will this version of High Stakes… Read more »

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Popular Online Slot Streamer Trainwreck Leaves Twitch for New Streaming Platform Kick

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Trainwreck is mad In wake of Twitch’s recent ban of streams featuring unregulated online casinos, Tyler “Trainwreck” Niknam, one of the most popular streamers on the platform, moving to a new site, Kick. Angry about the ban when sports betting, daily fantasy sports, and poker streams are still allowed, as well as supposedly upset about… Read more »

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Magic City Casino Customer Suing for Exact Change

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Magic City Casino in Miami is the subject of an odd and perhaps petty lawsuit filed by one of its patrons. Nicolas Manzini of Florida filed the lawsuit in 11th Circuit Court against West Flagler Associates, Magic City’s owner, saying the company is essentially stealing money from customers by “manipulating the cash-out system” and not… Read more »

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Chess Woman Grandmaster Holds WPT World Championship Seat Giveaway, Gives It to Her Boyfriend

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Fun idea gone wrong Poker controversy time! This one won’t have the legs that the “was her pocket vibrating or did she misread her cards” scandal had, but it is interesting, nonetheless. Hell, my wife thought it was interesting, so that’s something. Last week, 22-year-old chess woman grandmaster Qiyu “akaNemsko” Zhou won a WPT World… Read more »

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UK Poker Tours Announce Environmental Activism

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It is something that isn’t often thought about by poker tours – the amount of waste that is created. Venture into any tournament poker arena and you will find a plethora of refuse that, in certain cases, could be recycled. In the United Kingdom, two poker tours have banded together in announcing environmental actions against… Read more »

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Former Blackjack Dealer Arrested for Cheating for Second Time

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I’ve never committed any crimes (at least I don’t think I have), but if I committed multiple ones, I would be relieved to only be arrested and charged for one of them. Emily Torres, a former blackjack dealer at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, probably felt that way this summer when she was arrested for helping… Read more »

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Accused Killer of Susie Zhao Found Guilty of Her Murder

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The Michigan jury in the murder case of Susie ‘Susie Q’ Zhao only spent sightly more than an hour in the deliberation room debating the merits of the case against her accused killer. In the end, that jury came back unanimously with a guilty verdict in the brutal homicide, plus additional charges. The decision rendered… Read more »

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New York Man Suing MGM, Claiming He Was Paid $30,000 a Month to Not Report Frequent Disconnections

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What would you do if the online game – gambling or otherwise – disconnected you so frequently that it was essentially unplayable? For Sam Antar of New York City, the answer is to just keep on playing. According to Antar, though, MGM Resorts International, its Borgata casino resort, international partner Entain, and online gambling brand… Read more »

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Ali Imsirovic, Jake Schindler Suspended from PokerGO Tour Events for Remainder of 2022

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It had long been rumored, but on Friday it became official. In a brief announcement, officials with the PokerGO Tour, the creation of the streaming channel of the same name, announced that two players had been suspended. “High Rollers” Ali Imsirovic and Jake Schindler, who at one point were 1-2 in the PokerGO Tour Player… Read more »

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Is the Negreanu/Hellmuth “High Roller Challenge” Kaput?

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Back when they were battling it out in a new format, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu got to talking some trash to each other. In the end, it resulted in a challenge from Negreanu to Hellmuth to further prove his abilities on the table. Since that time, however, there has been absolutely NO action on… Read more »

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2022 WSOP Main Event Champ Espen Jorstad Denies Alex Theologis’ Claim That They Agreed to a 3% Swap

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Note: This article was originally published 8/30/22, but technical issues required it to be re-posted. Jorstad felt compelled to address the situation publicly It is quite commonplace for poker players, professionals, in particular, to make all sorts of financial deals with fellow poker players. Problem is, such deals, especially when they are only agreed upon… Read more »

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Molly Bloom Profits Off Poker – Legally

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If you’ve read the book Molly’s Game (or seen the movie of the same name), one thing you come to realize is that its subject, former poker organizer Molly Bloom, knew how to hustle to make a buck. That same drive comes to the fore for Bloom, but this time it will take place in… Read more »

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