2018 World Series of Poker: Joey Couden Trounces Trio of Pros to Take First Bracelet, Calvin Anderson and Frank Kassela Need Another Day in $10K Razz

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It is the last weekend ahead of the start of the $10,000 World Championship – the “Main Event” – at the 2018 World Series of Poker. There is still some business to wrap up, however, with some of the preliminary events. In one tournament, a previously unknown player was able to rout a trio of… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Online Gaming Licensing Off to Slow Start

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When Pennsylvania became the fourth state to pass online gaming and poker regulation, it was expected that there would be a flood of activity fighting for those licenses. Instead, it appears that there has been a bit of a slow start to the licensing procedures, perhaps jeopardizing the opening of the Pennsylvania industry later this… Read more »

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Poker Central Buys PPA, Rebrands as Poker Alliance

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The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) announced Wednesday that it has rebranded itself as the Poker Alliance and will now be led by Mark Brenner, billed as a “longtime business development and government relations executive.” What the Poker Alliance did not say in its news release today, though, is that this rebranding and new leadership is… Read more »

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32Red Fined £2 Million by UKGC for KYC Failures

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The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined gaming company 32Red more than £2 million for failing to properly implement problem gambling and money laundering controls. The issues stem from a player who both deposited much more money than he could afford but also showed problem gambling behaviors on nearly two dozen occasions. Player’s Communications… Read more »

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Michael Mizrachi Wins Third WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship

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Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi capped off several days of dominance on Tuesday as he won the 2018 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship for an astounding third time in only the thirteenth year of the tournament’s existence. Defeating John Hennigan, another previously winner of the event, heads-up, Mizrachi cashed for $1,239,126. Mizrachi previously… Read more »

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2018 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship: Michael Mizrachi Leads Final Table

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All eyes on Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. For the third straight day, Mizrachi leads the field in the 2018 World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship, holding nearly twice as many chips as his closest competitor with just six players remaining. Going into Tuesday’s final day, Mizrachi has 8.865 million chips, compared to Dan… Read more »

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Portland Meadows Poker Room Loses to Oregon Lottery Once Again

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Last fall, the Oregon Lottery terminated its contract with Portland Meadows, revoking the racetrack’s license to house ten video lottery terminals because the venue has engaged in what the Oregon Lottery considers illegal gambling. Portland Meadows appealed the decision, but recently, the Lottery responded, denying the appeal and confirming its own ruling from last year.… Read more »

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2018 World Series of Poker: Steven Albini Defeats Jeffrey Lisandro in Stud; Michael Mizrachi Seeking Third Poker Players’ Championship

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The 2018 World Series of Poker was in full swing on Saturday, with one of the big “made for the WSOP” marquee events in the $1000 “Double Stack” stepping up for action. But most eyes were on two other events, one in which a WSOP bracelet was awarded and another in which a two-time winner… Read more »

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2018 World Series of Poker: “World” Beats “Bakes” for $10K H.O.R.S.E. Title; $50K Players Championship Underway

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The 2018 World Series of Poker has entered its third weekend of action and the big guns have come out. In one event, an extra day was required to determine a champion while, in another, one of the most prestigious events in the game got underway. Event #27 – $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship After having the… Read more »

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New Jersey Accepts First Sports Bets, but Who’s Next?

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While they were expected to be the first “newcomer” to the sports betting world after court decisions, New Jersey instead became the second (after Delaware) with their actions on Thursday. The Garden State became the third state to officially open their borders for sports betting bright and early on a sunny Thursday on both ends… Read more »

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Spin & Goal Promo Underway at PokerStars

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Soccer (er…football) fans around the world are jacked for the start of the FIFA World Cup tomorrow and as online poker players might have expected, PokerStars is running a special Spin & Goal promotion to celebrate. And it’s called – obviously – Spin & Goal. As is the case with every Spin & Go…spin-off…Spin &… Read more »

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