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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Kentucky Appeals Court Overturns Judgment Against PokerStars

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In a stunning reversal, a Kentucky appeals court has overturned what was the largest ever judgment against a company in the state’s history. In that ruling, the three-judge panel voted to release PokerStars, now the Stars Group, from the $870 million judgement awarded by a trial court judge back in 2015. Largest Ever Decision in… Read more »

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Two New Names Added to Nevada’s “Black Book”

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If you enjoy partaking of the festivities in Las Vegas, it is the one book that you don’t want to find your name in. According to reports from journalist Richard Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, two new names have been added to the notorious “Black Book.” The new entrants will be forever banned from… Read more »

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Are Today’s Online Poker Players Bereft of Ethics?

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In the history of poker, there have been a plethora of instances where ethics haven’t been a part of the game. Look back at the early days, when sharps traveled up and down the Mississippi and worked the “rubes” with marked decks that allowed them to stack the deck. Fast forward to the days of… Read more »

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Gordon Vayo Drops Lawsuit Against PokerStars, PokerStars Counters with Suit for Legal Fees

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The long running battle between the online behemoth PokerStars and 2016 World Series of Poker Championship Event runner-up Gordon Vayo has apparently reached its end. With a hearing looming, Vayo has voluntarily dropped his lawsuit against the online poker site, but PokerStars isn’t done yet with the battle. According to court documents, PokerStars will be… Read more »

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PokerStars Introduces Virtual Reality to Line of Offerings

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As much as the world of poker stays the same, there are always those that are looking for the next great innovation. This leads to the creation of new and different games, like “Short Deck Hold’em” that is currently sweeping the poker world, and the innovation of the “big blind ante” instead of everyone putting… Read more »

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Poker Professional Micah Raskin Facing Federal Drug Charges

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In February of this year, poker professional Micah Raskin’s world came to a crashing halt when he was charged by Nassau County (NY) authorities of operating a major drug ring. Now the federal authorities are getting into the game, with Raskin facing more charges in a federal court along with his state charges. Earlier this… Read more »

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Bobby Baldwin to Leave MGM

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Gambling legend and long-time Las Vegas gaming executive Bobby Baldwin will soon be out at MGM, according to an announcement from the company late last week. The 1978 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and four-time bracelet winner has been with the company or one that was later acquired by it for about three… Read more »

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Is the New “Poker Alliance” Going to Actually DO Something?

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Last week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the possibility of reviving federal regulation of sports betting. The discussion, which was brought up because of the Supreme Court ruling in May that overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, deviated away from just being about sports betting and brought… Read more »

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Hearing for PokerStars Motion to Dismiss Gordon Vayo Lawsuit Moved to November

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Gordon Vayo will have to wait a bit longer to see if his legal action against PokerStars can proceed. In May, the poker pro and 2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up filed suit against PokerStars, or more specifically, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (REEL), in the U.S. District Court Central District of California Western Division after the… Read more »

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