AGA President Geoff Freeman Resigns

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In a move that surprised some in the casino and gaming industry, American Gaming Association Chief Executive Officer Geoff Freeman has decided to step down as the head of the powerful trade organization. “The AGA accomplished many important successes during Geoff’s tenure, most notably the recent Supreme Court ruling declaring the Professional and Amateur Sports… Read more »

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Chris Ferguson Issues “Apology” Before Start of 2018 WSOP

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After facing the slings and arrows of the poker community – especially over the past year as he captured the 2017 World Series of Poker’s Player of the Year award – poker professional Chris Ferguson has issues what he believes was an apology for his actions with Full Tilt Poker and “Black Friday.” In a… Read more »

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Phil Ivey Plots Return to 2018 World Series of Poker

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With his absence being one of the biggest mysteries over the past couple of years in tournament poker, one of the legends in the game, poker professional Phil Ivey, has stated that he plans to participate in this year’s World Series of Poker. In an interview with Frank Op de Woerd and Laura Cornelius of… Read more »

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PokerStars Responds to Gordon Vayo Lawsuit

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Last week’s big news in poker circles was the lawsuit filed by professional poker player Gordon Vayo against PokerStars in U.S. District Court. We covered it, every poker media outlet covered it (mainstream news site, Forbes, covered it before everyone), and the poker internet message forums are talking about it. On Monday morning, The Stars… Read more »

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Poker Pro Gordon Vayo Sues PokerStars

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Gordon Vayo, the runner-up in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, has filed a lawsuit against PokerStars (more specifically, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (REEL), but for our purposes, it’s PokerStars) in the U.S. District Court Central District of California Western Division because the online poker room has refused to pay him nearly $700,000… Read more »

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Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Signs Deal with partypoker

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Only a couple of months after announcing his much-ballyhooed departure from PokerStars, French poker professional Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier has revealed his new online home. Beginning immediately, Grospellier will now don the patch of partypoker, the main rival of his old online home. “It is with great honor and pleasure that I can announce I’m joining… Read more »

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PTP, GameIntel Report: CoinPoker Player Traffic is a Sham

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A few weeks ago, one of the latest cryptocurrency-based online poker sites, CoinPoker, had its real money tables go live and to celebrate, the site is running a couple of generous promotions. Unfortunately, according to GameIntel Managing Editor and PartTimePoker.com writer Alex Weldon, it appears that those promos are contributing to artificially-inflated player traffic at… Read more »

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Noted Gamesman Paul “X-22” Magriel Passes Away

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The poker, backgammon and chess worlds were stunned earlier this week when it became known that noted gamesman Paul “X-22” Magriel had passed away at the age of 71. The news apparently first came from Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, who noted Magriel’s passing to his Twitter followers. “Woke up to the sad news… Read more »

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