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Nevada AG Office Files Charges Against Seals with Clubs Owner

Nevada's Attorney General's Office has charged Bryan Micon, Bitcoin poker site Seals With Clubs owner. Officials previously showed up to his Las Vegas home with officials with search warrants, which motivated Micon to quickly move to Antigua with plans to launch a new site. He launched the new site in record time. Reuters has reported that an arrest warrant...

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Ryan Jones Wins WPT Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event

Live tournament poker pro, 24-year-old Ryan Jones of North Carolina celebrated first prize had reason to celebrate this weekend after taking home his largest win to date with the $235,804 first prize in the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event. Jones bested a field of 786 players and took a place at the final table with David Williams, Cl...

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Police Cancel "Gaymazing Poker Race" in Beijing

Beijing media have reported that local police have stepped in forcing the cancellation of a gay poker race. The "Gaymazing Poker Race" was to involve teams of four racing to play a full hand of poker at six bars on Saturday to raise money for Beijing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Centre, a non-profit, organization. Police visited the centre and...

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WPT Amsterdam Schedule Posted

The first World Poker Tour Amsterdam will run from May 8th - 16th and feature 14 events. The event is a result of a partnership between WPT and Holland Casino. The main attraction for participants is the Euro 3,300 buy-in Main Event on May 11th while the Euro 6,000 buy-in High Roller is attractive to poker pros. According to organizers, the timing of W...

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SafeCharge Introduces StarsCard for PokerStars

Teddy Sagi's SafeCharge, payment technology provider, will manage a prepaid MasterCard for PokerStars players called the StarsCard. StarsCard first launched in the UK on 16 April 2015 and will soon become available to additional markets. The card offers users a safe mobile account for PokerStars and may be funded with vouchers, bank transfer or a debit ca...

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Blackjack to Steal the Limelight at Juicy Stakes

Members at Juicy Stakes Poker can look forward to an exciting event which will officially begin on April 22nd. While the site is typically regarded for its poker room, Blackjack aficionados will welcome this unique change of pace. The $888 Blackjack Leaderboard contest will last for two weeks, giving players ample opportunities to win big. A total of 20 player...

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Michelle Chin Makes WSOP History

World Series of Poker history was made as Michelle Chin became the first female WSOP Circuit Main Event champion while at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Chin, born in Taiwan but living in Wichita, Kansas, considers herself a recreational poker but went on to win the top prize of $88,126 and a WSOP gold ring. 'It feels really great," Chin said f...

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Intertops Satellite Winner Heads to Venice

Intertops Poker has just announced its recent online satellite tournament series winner. The lucky player, Lukas W., a civil servant from Germany, is set to take the trip of a lifetime. His next stop is Venice, Italy, where he will compete in the WPT. Intertops awarded Lukas with a $2200 WPT Prize Package, including a €990 buy-in for the Main Event. Additionall...

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BurnTurn Bitcoin Poker Launches

The BurnTurn Bitcoin Poker has launched on Friday, April 17th in Beta format featuring a 'full array of poker games'. "We are extremely excited to jump into the online poker space, especially with the recent exit of our top Bitcoin Poker competitor," said Casten, chief executive officer of BurnTurn. "We are creating an online poker experience that cate...

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Americas Cardroom Guides Player Into Deception?

As a result of an alleged comment made by a customer service rep from Americas Cardroom to a player suggesting that tell his bank that a deposit was not for online gambling purposes but for "sporting goods from China", the unidentified processor may be under scrutiny. ACR denies responsibility blaming the processor when perhaps it they should have launched an...

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Jason Mo Takes Down APPT Seoul

American online high stakes poker player, Jason Mo banked $151,359 after a win at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul. Mo faced Bryan Huang in the heads up to secure his first major victory title but he has made it to two previous WSOP final tables and the WPT National Philippines High Roller title. On the final day of the APPT Seoul, those that made it to t...

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Rational Group Appoints New Execs

Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt and a subsidiary of the Amaya Gaming group, has appointed new marketing and operational executives. Israel Rosenthal has been appointed to the role of chief operations officer succeeding Rafi Ashkenazi as he is moving into a new position at Amaya. Gino Appiotti has been appointed to take on the chie...

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Phil Ivey Appears in Chrysler Commercial

Poker pro Phil Ivey has landed an advertising deal as the face of the Chrysler C300 luxury car. The campaign is aptly named "Kings and Queens of America" and involves various successful Americans like Reddit's Alexis Ohanian and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon. Wieden+Kennedy Agency developed the new ad, which features a voice-over by Peter...

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New Show Based on $500K Buy-In Poker Tournament

The Poker Central network announced plans to do a television show based on this year's $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas in partnership with WSOP contractor Poker Productions. With a prize pool of over $25 million, including the $8m top prize, the competition is expected to draw in a wide range of poker players and fans....

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NYX Gaming Launches Casino Games Via Poker Client

NYX Gaming Group has launched its NYX OGS casino product available via the NYX Poker client. 'We keep on adding value to our Ongame acquisition and our overall footprint,' said David Flynn, EVP Business Development for NYX Gaming Group Ltd. 'We know that a lot of players will appreciate this addition and that it will be a positive revenue driver for ou...

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Ioannis Triantafyllakis Successful at Paddy Power Irish Poker Open

Greek player Ioannis Triantafyllakis won the Paddy Power Irish Poker Open over the weekend after facing Kevin Killeen in the heads up that included a two-way split. Triantafyllakis earned a Euro 209,500 paycheck plus a satellite Sole Survivor bonus of Euro 50,000 as the final online qualifier from Paddy Power. In second place, Killeen won Euro 192,500. The...

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The Professional Poker Industry Loses Dave 'DevilFish' Ulliott to Cancer

It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the news of the passing of British pro gambler and poker player, Dave Ulliott, who lost his battle with cancer on Monday. Ulliott, 61, had two nicknames during his career, the first of which was 'Dave-The Clock' early on and later became known as Dave 'DevilFish' Ulliott. Playing poker with his parents as a...

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Tournament Directors Association Change Conference Venue

After the initial outrage caused by TDA's controversial decision to have their annual conference at Sheldon Adelson's The Venetian resort in Las Vegas, TDA Board announced over the weekend that the venue has been changed to Aria. TDA first tried to justify the insensitive decision by explaining that the Venetian had a great offer including various freebies and di...

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Possible Breakthrough on California Online Poker

This weekend, a report was published on the Online Poker Report website, suggesting that Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, an influential tribal group, may be backing down from its insistence on "bad actor" exclusion clauses in any bills regarding California online poker legalization, aimed at companies that provided web-gambling services to US players followin...

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Poker Players Alliance Rich Muny Launches a Petition against R.A.W.A.

P.P.A Vice President Rich Muny has launched a new anti-Restoration of America's Wire Act initiative acting in his personal capacity as a US citizen. He is appealing to online punters and other interested parties to sign his White House petition, knowing that this sort of appeal requires at least 100,000 signatures before it's even considered. Muny hopes this w...

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