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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New Jersey District Court Rules Against Phil Ivey, Ordered to Pay Over $10 Million Immediately

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As reported last week here at Poker News Daily, poker professional Phil Ivey and the Borgata were involved with dueling motions regarding Ivey paying back the $10.1 million he won from the casino in the now-infamous 2012 “edge sorting” case. A District Court judge has made his decision regarding the case and, unfortunately, it doesn’t… Read more »

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Rio Sale Rumor Crops Up Again

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For a good part of the past decade, there has been the occasional murmur that Caesars was looking to sell the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, the home of the World Series of Poker. Late last week, the rumors kicked up again, this time via the Las Vegas happenings blog, VitalVegas.com. On Thursday, Vital Vegas… Read more »

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Antonio Esfandiari to Face Kevin Hart in Boxing Match

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Poker players are known for their love of prop bets, so here’s a fun one: poker pro Antonio Esfandiari will be taking on comedian and actor Kevin Hart in a boxing match in March 2019. The two agreed that Hart is a massive favorite, so Hart gave Esfandiari 35-to-1 odds. The two men are basically… Read more »

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Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Pleads Guilty in Ticket Resale Scam

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California poker pro Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli pleaded guilty to a charge of federal wire fraud for stealing $6.2 million from “investors” in a ticket resale scheme. The 49-year old Fazeli was originally indicted in March on two counts of wire fraud. Fazeli created a ticket selling company called Summit Entertainment and from May 2016… Read more »

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James Obst to Leave Poker, Chase Pro Tennis Dream

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This is slightly old news, but with the 2018 World Series of Poker having occupied our thoughts for a while, forgive us if we missed this. Aussie poker pro James Obst announced this month that he plans to ditch that “pro” designation, effectively retiring from full-time poker. Most young poker pros – Obst is just… Read more »

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