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PokerStars Makes Use of Artificial Intelligence

World-famous PokerStars, one of the largest gambling communities on the planet, is currently opening job positions that would help the company create and develop any fully functioning Artificial Intelligence software that will 'learn how to play' poker and, potentially, other casino ga...

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PokerStars Making Players a Priority

A primary focus for online poker operators is protecting players' accounts. PokerStars is among those who take this idea to heart, but there are operators out there who do not make this a priority. In fact, online poker room, PKR is guilty of not putting players' bankrolls first at the...

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Breakout Gaming Launches Poker Product

The Breakout Gaming Group added its sports product in March, and this month, saw the unveiling of its poker product on the BetConstruct platform. The group's product range is on the rise with an existing casino, live dealer games, fantasy sports and other betting options. €62K Celebration Freeroll In honor of the laun...

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Kevin Hart Joins Forces with PokerStars

The realms of poker and comedy are worlds apart; but, what happens when they collide? Well, you get comedian, Kevin Hart, partnering with PokerStars, of course! Hart has starred in films like, Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer, & Ride Along and is also the star of multiple stand-up comedy performances. What you probably don't know about him is his long-time interest...

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PokerStars' Jackpot Poker Live on Steam

PokerStars' latest Jackpot Poker social product, which first went live in December of 2015, is now officially available on the Steam gaming platform. For those who have not yet tried it out, the newer product aims to provide an advanced selection of social casino games, including the brandâ...

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FT. ORD BLUES

Neil Simon wrote a hilarious screenplay about his Army Basic Training in Biloxi, MS. It appeared as a movie called 'Biloxi Blues' and did very well at the box office. Every person who has served in the U.S. military remembers Basic Training. As a draftee, I was inducted at the age of 22 and sent to Ft. Ord, CA. for eight weeks of training designed to turn me...

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PokerStars Welcomes New Managing Director

PokerStars Casino has added a NEW managing director to its team, appointed by Amaya's Rational Group, replacing Sam Hobcraft. At this time, it has not been confirmed whether or not Hobcraft will be taking on a new position with the company or making his departure. The individual takin...

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Jason Mercier Called a Degenerate and David Williams is a Master Chef

Poker players on TV is nothing new, getting called a degenerate on live TV could be a first however. Jason Mercier appeared on the ESPN sports talk show 'The Dan Le Batard show' earlier this week. His performance at the WSOP spiked the interest of ESPN and what better way to start promoting the final table which will air on the same network, by showcasing...

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Play Poker Underwater in Florida

We've seen some pretty creative promotions in the poker world. Everything from playing poker the pros as touted by Full Tilt. To playing poker with strippers and porn stars. Yes, this was a real thing. More on that in just a second. Pompano Beach is situated just off the coast of Florida. Its home to the Isle Casino which is looking to host a charity poker tou...

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Season 2 of Pokerography Announced by Poker Central

Generally, poker players on the TV, or big screen makes for terrible viewing. Movies about poker, are usually done poorly, and become more of a gimmick looking to cash in on a fad. Rounders being the one exception. But this actually had a plot rather than just a few cameos by poker players who can't act. While the many do it wrong, a few do get it right. After...

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Player of the Year Race Updates

With the 2016 WSOP over, we have a clearer picture of who leads the 2016 Player of the Year Races. We focus on the top 2 - GPI, and Card Player since are the two most respected. There were some big jumps and changes among the top 10 with players making final tables and winning bracelets during the WSOP. It was a constant changing of positions during the seri...

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Poker News Shorts

Matt Damon Hints at New Rounders Movie Rumors have been swirling for years about a potential sequel to the popular Rounders movie featuring Matt Damon and Ed Norton. It's been almost 20 years since the film took the poker world by storm and helped generate the poker boom back in the early 2000's. Damon appeared on the Rich Eisen show, and talked about the...

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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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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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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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Hey Tony G - U Mad Bro?

Black Friday is over. It's been over for 5 long years. Everyone has moved on, got their money from Full Tilt and Poker Stars. The poker world is right and we should forget about all of that. Or should we? One professional has other thoughts and loves to express them any chance he gets. Tony G. is one of the most outspoken poker players, and human beings...

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Does Poker Need to Get Younger?

Up until the early 2000's poker was a game played by mostly older, regulars who all knew each other. There a small group of elite and outsiders were considered to be unworthy of playing. Evidence of this can be seen in past videos of the WSOP. Now when we say older, were talking 40's and up. There were some young players, but many called them 'Young Guns'...

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Are Poker Players the Most Forgiving in Sports?

The mass media likes to highlight the bad when it comes to poker. And it's usually pretty bad when something shady does happen. But let's be real, poker is full of shady players, corruption and cheating. There's no denying this fact. When that amount of money that exchanges hands is involved, cheating is inevitable. Over the years we have seen many players, ou...

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Player of the Year Standings

Last week, we took a look at the Global Poker Index and its changes among the leaderboard. The GPI is one of the most respected leaderboards, but there are others out there. Each has their own way of handing out points, but all are worth paying attention to. Even the WSOP has their own Player of the Year race which is fun to watch. And possibly hands out more...

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'Kid Poker' - A Daniel Negreanu Documentary Released on Netflix

Poker movies are nothing new, in the early 2000's, it seemed anyone with a camera was churning out some form of poker movie. We don't count Rounders in this list, as that was prior to the poker boom, and had an actual plot. A decent movie, that just happened to be about poker. The movies that came after, and during the poker boom were purely a gimmick and mean...

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