Nominees Announced for 2020 Global Poker Awards

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After an extensive vetting and nomination process, the Global Poker Index has announced the nominations for the 2020 Global Poker Awards. Now in its second year (and following the success of the American and European Poker Awards), the Global Poker Awards looks to honor achievements in the game by the organizations, players and industry personnel… Read more »

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Signs Point to partypoker Nevada Launch in Near Future

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Eyebrows were raised throughout the poker community over the weekend when BetMGM sent out an interesting e-mail to its customers. The e-mail, hyping a promotion that began Sunday, strongly implies that partypoker might be launching soon in Nevada. Though many people received the e-mail, poker media maven Kevin Mathers posted it on Twitter for those… Read more »

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The State of the Poker Union, Circa 2020

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It is always a good time to take stock in the health of anything involved in your life. From your finances to your health to your future plans, individuals do a yearly review to try to improve their situations. Businesses do the same thing, with intricate reviews across all facets of their operations. Governments even… Read more »

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Man Arrested for Alleged Sioux Falls Casino Robbery

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Happy New Year, everybody! If you’re like me, you don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Instead, you enroll at Orangetheory Fitness and then “don’t have time” or “forget” or “aren’t feeling well enough” to go by January 17th. And I am sure glad I didn’t make any resolutions, as one of them would have been, “Write… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle

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As is tradition here at Poker News Daily (and has been for this writer since I penned the homage 15 years ago), it is time for the annual posting of “A Visit From St. Doyle.” Although the names that populated this poem originally may not be as dominant as they once were, the poem has… Read more »

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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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