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Celebrity Cash Kings Lineup Announced

Celebrity Cash Kings is becoming one of the premiere events in Europe. Many have grown used to the High Stakes Poker cash game held in Las Vegas that featured some of the best players in the world. Celebrity Cash Kings is more of an event, rather than a lone cash game held in a private room. This year’s event will take place at Europe’s largest poker room in...

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2016 Player of the Year

With the 2016 WSOP at a close, we now have a clearer picture of who will the player of the year race. We also know for sure who won the 2016 WSOP player of the year. The WSOP player of the year race was all but sown up once Jason Mercier won his 2nd bracelet a few weeks in. He had a 500 point or more lead at one stage, and no one looked like they could catch h...

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Meet the 2016 WSOP November Nine

Although the WSOP is over, we still have one more final table to complete. This won’t happen for months, but until then we can find out who are November Nine participants are. The November Nine is a bit misleading this year, as the main event final table will take place on October 30th. November Nine does sound a bit cooler though. We have a diverse group of p...

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The State of Online Poker in the United States

Pundits, and advocates for online poker rely mainly on the aspect of its potential tax generation it could provide for cash strapped states. In times when states are desperate to raise money for budgets, online poker and gambling in general has become one of the primary avenues. But is online poker really the answer to saving a state’s budget? If we look at th...

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Are Americans Still the Best Poker Players?

For decades, poker was an American game. Occasionally, someone from across the pond would venture in to a smoke filled poker room, only to leave with their pockets empty. Poker is as American as apple pie. Images of cowboy hats and shady old men usually come to mind when you talk about the old days of poker. Once the internet came around, that all started to c...

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888 Poker Launches New Lottery Sit N Gos

Jackpot Sit N Gos have become the standard across most major poker rooms. I can’t recall who first created them, but all I know is, I see them on just about every major site now. Each site has their iteration of the game, but the premise remains mostly the same. Players buy in for a set amount, and instead of playing for a prize pool made up from the buy ins,...

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Win a Prize Package to Aruba or Punta Cana with Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker $500K GTD Tournaments

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker is giving all of its players the opportunity to jet off to the Caribbean with 2 online satellite tournaments offering seats to the $500K Punta Cana Poker Classic and the $500K PPC Aruba World Championship. The tourneys will feature 3 tiers allowing players to buy-in at any point to play for a spot in the Finals beginning...

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2016 WSOP Day 5 Updates

Day 5 of the 2016 WSOP is almost in the books. We started with 6.737 players, and are down to just over 100 players. Tomorrow, we will have our November 9 decided and will have to wait a few months before we find out who wins. On a side note, I’m still up in the air if I like this November Nine. The WSOP can be kind, and can be so cruel. We saw many of our...

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Big One for One Drop Moves to Monaco

Guy LaLiberte is known for many things. A poker player, a nice guy, founder of Cirque du Solei, and one of the most generous people on the planet. Hence why he founded the Big One for One Drop tournament. First appearing at the 2012 World Series of Poker, the Big One was a $1 million buy in tournament that was designed to raise money for Guy’s charity – “One D...

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New Jersey and UK Agree to Share Player Pools

Since the beginning of poker regulation in the United States, almost everyone has agreed that a mixed player pool was the best way to create a stable poker market. But, much like everything else, the government never listens and decided to do it their own way. As of now, it’s a state by state regulation with all players segregated. We do have the exception of...

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Global Poker League Updates – Final Summer Series

The end of July is usually the wind down of the poker tournament schedule. The WSOP is coming to a close, and Vegas will go back to normal in less than a week. The Global Poker League is also coming to a close with the end of its Summer Series. While the league will go on, we will see an end to the successful series of heads up matches that started at the begi...

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2016 WSOP Main Event Day 4 Updates

Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event started with 800 players after being whittled down yesterday to reach the money. After a long day of play, 1,011 players made the money. Yesterday saw one of the odder money bubble moments in WSOP history when that stress filled, anxiety filled bubble burst. As the players got ready to play hand for hand when the ticker showed 1,01...

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2016 WSOP Main Event Updates

The Main event of the 2016 WSOP kicked off last Saturday. There will be day 1’s spread across 3 days. We won’t have all players in the same room until late Thursday. A total of 6,737 players signed up for the event. We didn’t set any records, but it’s a strong showing that proves people are still interested in the WSOP. With this many players the prize pool re...

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Fedor Holz Wins One Drop Tournament

With all the talk and hype surrounding Jason Mercier at the WSOP, Fedor Holz is arguably the best poker player in the world at this time. Mercier is well-deserved of the praise with his 2 WSOP bracelets and 3 final tables; but Holz is winning every high roller event put in front of him. His epic run started back in January of 2016 with a win at the WPT Philipp...

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Celebrate the Revamp with Juicy Stakes Poker’s $500 GTD Bounty Tournament

Juicy Stakes Poker has recently revealed a new look and in honor of the revamp they’re hosting a $500 GTD Bounty Tournament on Friday, July 15, 2016. Players may buy-in to the tourney for just $5, with which $2.50 will go toward the prize pool and the remaining $2.50 goes toward the bounty on each player’s head. Knock out as many players as you can to collect...

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Prop Bet Goes Awry

Poker is filled with prop bets. Some may argue that more money is passed along through side bets than at the tables. The WSOP is never shy to prop bets, and some become public. One of those that has become the talk at the tables is a prop bet made between Vanessa Selbst and Jason Mercier. Selbst first made headlines with a prop bet when she publicly made a bet...

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2016 WSOP Updates

With the WSOP coming to an end, we have seen the fruition of a few stories that were created early on at the 2016 WSOP. Without any more introduction, lets jump right in to some of the bigger news and updates. Player of the Year Race The 2016 WSOP Player of the Year was all but in the bag half way through the series. Jason Merciers two bracelet wins sealed...

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Male Enters Ladies Event at the 2016 WSOP

Every year at the WSOP, a Ladies Event is held that is meant to be only for ladies as the name would imply. What many don’t know is that this tournament isn’t exactly an all female event. It may be called the Ladies Event, but literally, anyone is allowed to enter. According to Nevada state law, casinos are not allowed to hold gender only events that disallow...

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Upcoming Live Tournament Schedule

With the WSOP about to wind down, what’s next for poker players to do? Does the poker world end once the WSOP concludes? Life does surprisingly go on, and in a pretty big way. Not tournament could ever garner the attention of the WSOP, but we still have a good selection of major tournaments to choose from. One of the smaller events, but still considered a pres...

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Week 5 Results of the GPL Summer Series

If you aren’t familiar with the Global Poker League, and their Summer Series events, let’s get you up to speed. Prior to the Summer Series, the GPL held a set of 6 max Sit N Gos, and then a series of heads up matches. All matches were played online and live streamed on Twitch.tv. The Summer Series are all heads up matches and played live. We already in week...

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