Caesars Entertainment Allegedly for Sale…Again

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Over the past decade or so, there have been many rumors regarding the future of Caesars Entertainment. Even after the company, then known as Harrah’s, purchased the World Series of Poker back in 2004, there was some thought that the company would be sold and the WSOP would be either sold as a separate entity… Read more »

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PokerStars Brings Kalidou Sow in As Brand Ambassador

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There once was a day in the poker world when nearly every top professional had a sponsorship deal with an online poker room. After “Black Friday” in 2011, however, those sponsorships dried up as companies looked to get more of a “bang” for their marketing dollar. Thus, when a new sponsorship – or “brand ambassador”… Read more »

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Former Amaya CEO Baazov Sues Canadian Financial Regulator

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After having charges for financial malfeasance dismissed against him, former Amaya Gaming Chief Executive Officer David Baazov is now striking back. His first target? The very organization that brought the original charges against him in Canada that forced him out of the largest gaming company in the world. Baazov Targets AMF In a Quebec court… Read more »

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Complaints Arise Regarding Global Poker Awards Nominees

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The inaugural Global Poker Awards will be handed out in the PokerGO studios in Las Vegas on April 5, but they are already generating a great deal of buzz. Some of that buzz is not something that the Global Poker Index (the organization behind the Global Poker Awards) desires, however. Complaints have arisen regarding the… Read more »

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Nominees Announced for Inaugural Global Poker Awards

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That didn’t take long, did it? One day after the closing of the nomination period for the inaugural awarding of the Global Poker Awards, the Global Poker Index has come out with the final list of nominees. Spanning the globe and the world of poker, the Global Poker Awards will take over for the European… Read more »

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Global Poker Index Introduces First Annual Global Poker Awards

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It was bound to happen eventually. For the first time ever, the world of poker will gather together at one time to celebrate the excellence of the community and the achievements of its players. On April 5, the First Annual Global Poker Awards will be held and will be broadcast live over the streaming PokerGO… Read more »

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Phil Hellmuth Shares His 2019 Goals with Twitter

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If there’s one thing that poker legend Phil Hellmuth is noted for, it is his incessant self-promotion. He could sit back and let his resume do the talking – the 15 World Series of Poker titles, 136 total career cashes and nearly $23 million in career earnings – but the “Poker Brat” isn’t that way.… Read more »

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Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Reportedly in “Dire” Health

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According to attorneys representing the Las Vegas Sands Corporation in a long-running lawsuit with a former employee, anti-online gaming advocate Sheldon Adelson is in “dire” health and unavailable for deposition in the case. This news could have a seismic impact on the drive he has been at the forefront of – the eradication of online… Read more »

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ARIA’s “The Ivey Room” Gets a Name Change

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The Bellagio has Bobby’s Room, the nosebleed-stakes poker room at the Bellagio named after Bobby Baldwin, the 1978 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. It is the place where most poker players dream of playing, though only an elite few (or rich businesspeople) will. In May 2010, just before the start of the WSOP,… Read more »

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Poker Playing AI ‘Libratus’ Now Works for “The Man”

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Poker playing robots – more realistically, poker programs that utilize artificial intelligence, or AI, to make their decision – have been under development for the last 20 or so years. And with each ‘bot,’ they have gotten better at the game. Now comes the development that the AI that defeated four top professional poker players… Read more »

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Poker Alliance Names Advisory Board, Purpose Unknown

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After spending much of 2018 in a state of hibernation, the Poker Alliance – the Poker Central-owned entity that used to be the “Poker Players’ Alliance” – seems to have come to life at the start of 2019. The Poker Alliance has named an Advisory Board for the group, three top professionals who are well… Read more »

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Three Poker Resolutions for the New Year

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Since everyone is breaking out the new calendars, that must mean that we have come upon 2019 and the New Year. It is also a time that people reflect on the year gone by and the year yet to come and try to make some plans. With that in mind, here’s three things that are… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle

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This was written 14 years ago, circa this time of the year, as a way of letting people know that there is more to life than the world of poker. Sure, some of the names have become dated; some may even be, shall we say, despised. But rather than update the names, I’ve always left… Read more »

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