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Danish Poker Pro Scores First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Alexander Petersen, a 31-year-old Danish online poker pro, took down a field of 387 to score his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, top prize of $927,655 and the 2015 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship Title. Petersen faced Jason Mercier in the heads-up and said, 'Coming to Las Vegas was always a break for me, away from playing. This is first...

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One Drop High Roller Charity Event in Progress

High profile players in the international poker circuit took their seats on Sunday in the second edition of the World Series of Poker High Roller for One Drop. The high roller event came with a huge buy-in of $111,111 and attracted the best of the best in the world. This year there were 135 participants, which is smaller than the last edition in 2013 that s...

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Complete Poker Achievements and Win Casino Rounds

Following its recent acquisition of Ongame Poker Network, NYX Gaming has introduced a new system that awards free casino rounds in the real time poker achievements technology Instant Rewards. Players now receive the prize of casino free rounds upon the completion of a poker challenge. The rewards scheme follows the integration of NYX OGS casino within the NYX...

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Accusations Hurled at Poker Pro Brian Hastings

A number of players claim that poker pro Brian Hastings has been using another player's account and a virtual private network in violation of PokerStars rules. Hastings is accused of using high stakes Pokertars and Full Tilt accounts that were opened by Irish player Noel Hayes under the handles "NoelHayes" and 'BigNittyBanker.' He will neither confirm...

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Seals With Clubs Operator Enter Guilty Plea in Nevada Court

A Las Vegas court heard Seals With Clubs operator, Bryan Micon plead guilty to charges of running the illegal online gambling website on Thursday. Micon returned to the United States in an attempt to clear his name after he and his family moved to Antigua following a raid by Nevada Gaming Control Commission of his home in Las Vegas. The plea bargain will se...

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WSOP Event 42 Runs Into Overtime

WSOP event 42, the first $1,500 buy-in Extended Play NLHE event, came to a close on Wednesday following the extension of the competition an additional day. The event saw 1,914 entrants including top players including Barney Boatman, Antonio Esfandiari, Lisa Hamilton, Blaire Hinkle, Todd Witteles, Ryan Welch, Jonathan Little and Andre Akkari with only Boatman a...

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Oklahoma Amateur Player Wins WSOP Seniors NLHE Championship

World Series of Poker Event 40, a $1,000 buy-in Seniors NLHE Championship, saw 50-year-old amateur player Travis Baker take top prize of $613,466 and his first winner's bracelet. Baker is a construction company manager from Oklahoma and took down a field of 4,193 entrants, which generated a prize pool of $3.77 million. The final table lasted 124 hands wit...

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Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout Kicks Off June 27th

Celebrities Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, Brad Garrett, Norm Macdonald and Kevin Pollak will take part in the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout, which will take place on June 27th and 28th at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The stars will face poker pros like Doyle Brunson, Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Vanessa Selbst. "The...

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The Italian Pirate Scores 4th WSOP Bracelet

Salute Max "The Italian Pirate" Pescatori, won his 4th World Series of Poker bracelet in the $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud High Low World Championship. Pescatori said, "I believed I could do it because Stud is my best game. Coming in to this series I thought that event 41 would be my best chance at winning another bracelet." Pescatori faced high profile pl...

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Brazilian Player Wins $546,843 in WSOP $3,000 buy-in NLHE Competition

On the final day of WSOP Event 38 a crowd formed to cheer on Brazilian poker pro Thiago Nishijima as he won the $3,000 buy-in NLHE competition for $546,843 and his first winner's bracelet. Nishijima took on Greek pro Sotirios Koutoupas in the heads up leaving him in second place with $338,414. There were 989 players registered for this event, which generate...

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Bwin.Party to Sell World Poker Tour Franchise to Ourgame

The news broke over the weekend that Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment intends to sell its World Poker Tour franchise to former WPT licensee Ourgame International Holdings in a $35 million cash deal. Ourgame headquarters are in Hong Kong and has been a WPT licensee in China for three years. Ourgame CEO Frank Ng referred to the World Poker Tour as one of wor...

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Corrie Wunstel Victorious in WSOP $1,500 Buy-In Pot Limit Omaha Event

Florida poker pro Corrie Wunstel was successful at the World Series of Poker $1,500 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha event taking the first place prize of $267,435. Tom Schneider, Max Pescatori, Noah Schwartz and Jonathan Little cashed from the $1.32 million prize pool but didn't score a seat at the final table. Kevin Saul, Jim Karambinis, Peter Levine, Marvic Colvin...

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Bitcoin Operator Cuts Deal to Return to US and Face Trial

Department of Justice prosecutors have their work cut out for them to nail Bitcoin online casino operator Bryan Micon, who seems to have made a deal to return to the United States to stand before his accusers with a top defense team at his side. Ealier this year Micon and his family fled the US and headed to Antigua after Nevada police raided his Las Vegas hom...

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Weekend Starts Off with 3 More WSOP Winner's Bracelets

The weekend kicked off with three more World Series of Poker winner's bracelets awarded to Andre Boyer and Dan Idema of Canada and Byron Kaverman of the US. 72-year-old Boyer took down Event 34, a $1,500 buy-in Split Format novelty competition, which saw 92 cashes from the $1.17 million prize pool. Parisian player Erwann Pecheaux faced Boyer in the heads up...

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Ivan Luca Brings Argentina's First WSOP Win Home

Ivan Luca, 23-year-old Argentinian poker pro, brought home the first World Series of Poker win for his country on Wednesday in Event 30, a $1,000 buy-in NLHE competition, earning a $353,391 prize and a winner's bracelet. A total of 216 players cashed from the $1.93 million prize pool and Luca went up against high profile players like Antonio Esfandiari, Bertra...

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Twitch Bans Poker Coach

Twitch banned streaming service of poker coach Casey 'bigdogpckt5s' Jarzabek for publishing some questionable non-poker related content reminds streamers that anything on screen or camera will be broadcasted while the stream is active. Although it seems common knowledge to users, many streamers have forgotten to deactivate with embarrassing results. J...

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Florida Dealer Takes Top Spot in WSOP Monster Stack

The 5-day World Series of Poker 'Monster Stack' NLHE event attracted 7,192 participants but resulted in one winner, a 26-year-old Florida dealer Perry Shiao, who took home $1,286,942 his first WSOP winner's bracelet. Shiao has been a dealer for 7 years at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL and won the best birthday present celebrating it on opening day an...

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Poker Pro Erick Lindgren Files Second Bankruptcy

According to the Bloomberg business news agency, poker pro Erick Lindgren has filed his second bankruptcy in three years. PokerStars claims that Lindgren received a $2 million payment from Full Tilt in error and has yet to return it. In Nevada court filings, the operator also said that Lindgren has an outstanding loan of $531,807 loan and sought a judgement...

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New California Online Poker Initiative Launches

Californians for Responsible iPoker is the latest online poker initiative to launch and may be supported at www.californians4ipoker.com. The goal is to give California residents a voice to support a regulated online poker market within state borders. The initiative receives funding from the pro-online poker legalization coalition which includes PokerStars, Ama...

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Jeff Madsen Wins WSOP Event 31

30-year-old Jeff Madsen of Las Vegas has won the $3K Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low Split Championship taking home top prize of $301,314. The young players has already has 40 WSOP Cashes, 11 WSOP Final Table appearances and most recently snagged his 4th WSOP gold bracelet. The tournament ran over the course of three days and drew in 480 participants. Additiona...

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