French Court Rules Poker is Game of Chance, Denies Rick Salomon $2.8 Million Lawsuit

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A French court ruled against professional poker player Rick Salomon, who sued wealthy Saudi Arabian Raad al-Khereiji for $2.8 million in unpaid poker debt. The poker game in question took place at the Tiara Miramar Beach hotel in Théoule-sur-Mer, France in 2014. Gambling law goes back to start of Napoleon’s reign The court made its… Read more »

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Former LAPC Champion Dennis Blieden Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

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In an interesting and unfortunate case, former World Poker Tour L. A. Poker Classic champion Dennis Blieden has pled guilty to several charges of embezzlement of millions of dollars. While he hasn’t been sentenced yet, it is highly likely the poker champion will not see the outside world for some time. Charges Include Identity Theft,… Read more »

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Players Banter Ideas for Improving Tournament Poker

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It is arguable that the tournament poker scene has never been more popular than today. The World Series of Poker Championship Event reached numbers that haven’t been seen since the mid-Aughts, it seems that stops on the World Poker Tour are consistently breaking previous records and even lower scale events (daily tournaments) seem to be… Read more »

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Michael Borovetz Pleads Guilty in Michigan Court to Scamming Travelers

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It was a case that seemed rather stunning, considering that it was a supposedly successful businessman and poker player that was charged. But, in a Michigan courtroom last week, poker player Michael Borovetz pled guilty to a singular charge of theft by false pretenses. In reaching the plea deal, Borovetz probably will avoid lengthy jail… Read more »

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MGM Seeking Buyer for MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay

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MGM wants to get lighter MGM continues to look to shed properties, as Bloomberg is reporting that MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties LLC, a real estate investment trust spinoff, are looking for an investor to buy the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay. Bloomberg’s sources provided little detail and MGM Growth Properties did not… Read more »

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Moron Arrested for Alleged Murder Over Card Game

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You know the joke about “Florida Man?” Well, if there was ever a Florida Man, 21-year-old Michael Psilakis is that person, because he is perhaps the dumbest shit ever to (allegedly) commit a murder. Psilakis was arrested on November 2nd by Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing a man… Read more »

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Houston Poker Clubs Debacle Continues to Roil City

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The saga of the city of Houston and its poker clubs has to be one of the top stories of 2019. With arrests made and allegations of illegal money laundering, it seemed as if law enforcement had the upper hand. With the collapse of the case against those clubs, however, it is now pulling back… Read more »

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PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is No More

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Yesterday The Stars Group, the ownership behind the monolithic PokerStars in the online poker world, announced some of the changes in their 2020 PokerStars Players’ Championship (PSPC) that will come up next August in Barcelona. Buried in the depths of that interview, PokerStars has announced that, after a 15-year run, that the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure… Read more »

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Dan Cates, Illya Trincher Say Some of Phil Ivey’s Garnished WSOP Earnings are Theirs

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The years-long fallout from the Phil Ivey edge-sorting case continues. Last we heard, Marina District Development Co, LLC, the Borgata’s parent company, successfully garnished Ivey’s World Series of Poker winnings. Now, two of Ivey’s backers for the WSOP are trying to get their share back. Poker pros Daniel “Jungleman” Cates and Illya Trincher have filed… Read more »

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Phil Ivey’s 2019 WSOP Winnings Garnished by the Borgata

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In just the latest salvo in the ongoing war between poker professional Phil Ivey and the Atlantic City casino the Borgata, Ivey’s winnings at the 2019 World Series of Poker have been garnished and are in the hands of federal authorities. By taking this action, the state of Nevada and its businesses are officially endorsing… Read more »

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Poker Player Makes Life Easy for Police, Calls Cops on Herself

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Time to lighten things up around here. Now, this story is about law enforcement being called to a poker game, so on its face, it doesn’t necessarily seem like a “light” story, but it’s actually pretty funny. Lesson for today: be careful what you wish for. The entertainment was relayed by poker player Will Givens,… Read more »

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Poker Professional Michael Borovetz Arrested for Bilking Travelers

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A poker professional who routinely crisscrosses the States of America and the tournament poker circuit will have plenty of opportunities to meet and socialize with the people of this country (and, in some cases, the world). One of those poker pros allegedly took it a bit farther than that, bilking fellow travelers out of thousands… Read more »

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