Businessman/Casino Owner Larry Flynt Passes Away at 78

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One of the most colorful casino owners of all time, former businessman, publisher and Hustler owner Larry Flynt passed away this last week from heart failure at his home in Los Angeles. Flynt was a man who led one of the more interesting lives of anyone associated with the gaming industry. He was also arguably… Read more »

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Is “Tony G” Looking to Return to the Poker World?

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He’s had one of the more impressive runs in the world of poker. He’s also been able to make an impact on the international politics stage. But, after several years away from the game, is Antanas ‘Tony G’ Guoga looking to return to the poker world on a full-time basis? End of His Political Career… Read more »

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So…Who IS the Greatest Player of All Time?

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It is sometimes odd how social media works. Of late, there is a Tweet from 2020 that has come to life once again that has reignited the debate over who is the greatest poker player of all time. The debate is a good one, but there must be some parameters set. Year Old Debate Continues… Read more »

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People Involved in Gambling World Earn Pardons From U. S. Government

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Normally the list of pardons handed out by a presidential administration doesn’t reach the level of making news in the gaming community. That changed on January 20, when two key figures in the annals of gaming saw their sentences either commuted (declared over) or pardoned (outright stricken from the record) during the changeover in government… Read more »

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Poker at 38,000 Feet? Normal for the Golden State Warriors

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The game of poker has been played on virtually every surface that you can imagine. The plushest casinos in the world, the tabletops of the Average Joe’s home, even underwater (has poker been played in outer space yet?). One place that would seem perfect for a game of poker is on an aircraft and, it… Read more »

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Chris Moneymaker, PokerStars Part Ways

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All Good Things… It is often said that all good things must come to an end. This is true in many aspects of life, perhaps no more so than in the world of poker. After a 17-year relationship, the 2003 World Series of Poker World Champion Chris Moneymaker and his longtime sponsor, the #1 online… Read more »

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Poker’s Lost Year?

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We’ve come to the time of the year when many reflect on the last twelve months and look at what occurred. Whether it was good or bad, many times we can come up with highlights (or lowlights, as the case may be), and remember the excellence of the past 365 days. Then came 2020…and, if… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle

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As has become tradition since 2005, it is time to wish everyone the best of the holiday season. So, with the appropriate apologies to Clement Moore (and in its original form, instead of an update), we present to you “A Visit From St. Doyle!” ‘Twas the night before ChristmasAnd all through the houseThe only thing… Read more »

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Attorneys File To Be Removed as Counsel in Mike Postle Lawsuit

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Just when you thought that the Mike Postle Saga couldn’t take another strange turn, it does. In a motion filed last week, the attorneys representing disgraced poker seat-holder Mike Postle have filed in court to be removed from representing him. The reason for the motion? Postle hasn’t paid his counsel, allegedly, and they have given… Read more »

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Dan Bilzerian Named Ambassador for GGPoker

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When you already have one of the most popular players in the game today, what else do you need for your online poker site? Apparently, the management behind GGPoker didn’t feel that having Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu on their team was enough. Thus, GGPoker announced on Thursday the signing of…well, let’s just call… Read more »

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Could We See Doug Polk Versus Doyle Brunson Soon?

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It isn’t like he’s got something else going on right now, but it seems that Doug Polk is looking for a new challenge. Amid his mano y mano battle with Daniel Negreanu, Polk has been either entertaining his Twitter followers or perhaps setting up his next challenger. Those players? None other than the legend Doyle… Read more »

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Canadian Man Fined for Violating COVID Protocols for Poker Game

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While it seems that there are great hopes for a vaccine soon, the immediate situation regarding the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) outbreak and pandemic remains a fluid one. Many locales still have stringent guidelines regarding gatherings of certain sizes. You might think a poker game would be able to avoid this type of situation but, in Canada,… Read more »

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Australia Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Gambling-Related Kidnapping of Boy

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Final act of desperation Tired of all the stressful news about the United States presidential election? Well, here is a pleasant story about a gambling-related kidnapping. Fortunately, the child was rescued and on Monday morning, the abductor was sentenced to seven years in prison. In a short hearing in Southport District Court in Queensland, Australia,… Read more »

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Phil Hellmuth Makes Antonio Esfandiari “Disappear” in $400,000 High Stakes Duel

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In what is rapidly becoming the format du jour for poker players to demonstrate their prowess, 15-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Hellmuth completed his domination of fellow pro Antonio Esfandiari. Making “The Magician” “disappear,” Hellmuth finished off by winning three consecutive matches and, in the final match, $400,000. PokerGO Program What Poker World… Read more »

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