Another Talent of Country Music Legend Willie Nelson? Would You Believe Poker?

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In the Aughts during the resurgence of poker, celebrities playing the game became fashionable. Especially on television, some shows were specifically created for celebrities to play the game for charity (anyone remember Celebrity Poker Showdown?). When it comes to these celebrities, would you believe that country music legend Willie Nelson has built a reputation as… Read more »

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How to Fix the Player of the Year Rankings

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There have always been arguments about who the best player in the world might be. One thing that usually has not been argued, however, is who the best player in a given calendar year might be. Organizations like CardPlayer Magazine and the Global Poker Index have done magnificent work to trying to figure out who… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle…

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As is our tradition here at Poker News Daily, we are running our Christmas rendition of our version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” It is, naturally, changed with poker in mind and, since it was written now 18 years ago, the names may not be as relevant as they were in the past. Instead… Read more »

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Jackpot Digital Moves into Oregon Poker Market

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It is an innovation that has been trying to work its way into the poker rooms of the world for more than a decade. Electronic poker tables have been used on cruise ships, where they have been lauded for their efficiency and the ability to operate without human personnel (dealers, chip runners, etc.). Now, the… Read more »

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Dan Bilzerian, GGPoker Renege on Match Against Alex O’Brien; ACR and Vanessa Kade Step In

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It has been an interesting year for Alex O’Brien. One year ago, O’Brien was the victor in the $100,000 Dan Bilzerian Birthday Freeroll, celebrating GGPoker’s signing of the controversial media figure (he certainly is not a poker player, by appearances). A year later, GGPoker has shown absolutely no action towards putting on this event, leading… Read more »

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Does Poker Even WANT To Be Mainstream Anymore?

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The 2021 World Series of Poker has come and gone and, for the most part, it was a highly successful run. Almost 90 tournaments, all run very well, and the threat of COVID-19 was pretty much nonexistent save for the end of the schedule. But there was one thing that, while on its face looked… Read more »

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BetMGM Rewards Bettor After Parlay Bet Comes Up Short

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The gambling world was entranced this week by the story of the man who, given a $25 free bet by the sports betting site BetMGM, decided to shoot the works and go for a 16-team parlay last weekend. The unnamed gentlemen came up a bit short in that goal, however, picking the first fifteen games… Read more »

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World Series of Poker to Move in 2022?

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According to a Facebook posting from one of the top billiards organizations in the U. S., the World Series of Poker will be moving in 2022. The new location, which has not been confirmed by WSOP officials at this point, will be the Bally’s and Paris properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Rumors Abound with… Read more »

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2+2 Forum Sold, No Info on Any IP Beyond the Site

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In a stunning announcement to the poker world Mason Malmuth, the owner of the popular 2+2 Forum and its relative entities, informed the members that the popular forum outlet has been sold. No information was given as to the sale price, nor was there any information on just how much of the company – which… Read more »

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Former World Champion Noel Furlong Passes Away

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In unfortunate news that is coming from Ireland, the 1999 World Series of Poker Championship Event winner Noel Furlong has passed away. The veteran Irish poker pro had been away from the game for the past few years, but he was universally recognized for a rather gruff demeanor that covered for an excellent poker player.… Read more »

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