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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Chris Moneymaker Suing PayPal

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Poker Hall of Famer Chris Moneymaker is suing ubiquitous payment processing giant PayPal. In a press release issued late last week, Moneymaker’s attorney, Eric Bensamochan, said that they will be suing PayPal for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and bad faith, “among other causes of action,” for confiscating more than $12,000 from the 2003 World… Read more »

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Soccer Star Zlatan Ibrahimović Fined €50,000 for Ownership Stake in Bethard

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Small stake is still against the rules The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the administrative organization for European soccer, has fined superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović €50,000 ($61,000) for his involvement in online casino and sportsbook Bethard. UEFA began its investigation a little over a month ago, appointing an ethics inspector to examine if Ibrahimović violated… Read more »

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Poker Champion J. J. Liu Enjoying Life as a Hotelier

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If you have been around the world of poker for any length of time, you always wonder “whatever happened to” a few players. In the case of champion poker player Joanne “J. J.” Liu, it is something that sometimes pulls her away from the tables but still challenges her business sense. Liu, it seems, has… Read more »

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Global Poker Awards to Return in 2022

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2020 is pretty much a “lost year” in many aspects of life and sports. Major sports leagues did crown champions, but it just did not seem like those achievements were really earned. Poker had a similar situation, without any of the usual events associated with the game. Thus, it was announced recently that the Global… Read more »

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Poker Player Predicts Every Single Community Card at Live Streamed Final Table

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All-in and a call Oftentimes when something amazing happens, someone responds to the excitement with the line, “Well, now I’ve seen it all.” Of course, we’ve never seen it all, since something else inevitably happens to elicit the same reaction. But over the weekend, something happened in a seemingly innocuous poker tournament that kind of… Read more »

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Wynn Las Vegas Mandates COVID Vaccine for Employees

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As many areas around the world reopen after the COVID pandemic, there are some difficult decisions that still must be made. In hard hit Las Vegas, these decisions are magnified because of the economy being based on the tourism industry. Thus, the decision by Wynn Las Vegas regarding the numerous COVID vaccinations in use currently… Read more »

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Mike Postle Drops Defamation Suit, Now Faces Anti-SLAPP Cases

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It was thought that the case would not go anywhere, but now it is official. After filing a massive $330 million defamation suit against several top professional poker players, noted training sites, investigative personnel and even the media, disgraced citizen Mike Postle has dropped the lawsuit that he had filed. By doing so, he has… Read more »

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“Mattress Mack” At It Again, Riding the Houston Cougars and a $1 Million Bet Into the Final Four

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This has been a weird, unpredictable college basketball season, but what has been predictable is that Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale placed yet another whopper of a bet. And with just four teams remaining in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, he has a chance to win big. The furniture store owner known for making massive bets… Read more »

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Hellmuth/Negreanu “High Stakes Duel” Postponed

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It was set to be one of the most anticipated poker events of 2021, at least this far. However, it seems that the poker world is going to have to wait a couple more weeks for it. It was announced this afternoon that the battle between 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and fellow Poker… Read more »

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GGPoker Ends Vanessa Kade’s Affiliate Relationship After Her Criticism of Dan Bilzerian Signing

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Unceremoniously expected Canadian poker player Vanessa Kade announced on Tuesday that GGPoker terminated her residual affiliate account. The reason: she spoke out against the company for its signing of Dan Bilzerian as a poker ambassador. Though it may seem like parting ways would be something Kade would be ok with, considering how critical she has… Read more »

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