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California Passes Initial Round of Online Gambling Regulation

California passed major hurdle on April 28th, with their passing of bill AB 2863. This bill has seen numerous updates to suit the needs of both the horse racing industry, and the Tribal casinos that appear to be the major roadblocks for regulating online poker. After being presented to the state senate, the bill was passed unanimously with a 19-0 vote. But, we...

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New ‘Knockout Poker' Tournament Format from PokerStars

PokerStars is introducing something new to its loyal band of followers. Regarded as the largest, online poker cardroom, it has just launched a new concept, referred to as 'Knockout Poker.' Aside from being a totally fresh tournament format, a number of unique characteristics set it apart from the standard makeup. For starters, the prize money will be split dir...

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Poker Prop Bet Update

It seems the poker world is more interested in prop bets than the actual playing of poker. So much so that many of the top, high stakes pros have taken time off from playing, to concentrate on their prop bets. Latest Poker Bonuses has been covering the insane prop bets that Bill Perkins and Dan Bilzerian have become the kings of the prop bet as of late with th...

Main Event Begins for Juicy Stakes & Intertops Poker TKPT St Maarten Participants

The winners of the online satellite tournaments for Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker have been announced, and the five players have jetted off to the TKPT in St Maarten, allowing individuals to follow along their journey via the 'Living the Dream: TKPT St Maarten' video series. The second episode has just been released and is currently available o...

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Win a Spot in the €700,000 European Poker Championship from Intertops and Juicy Stakes

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker have introduced a new series of online poker tournaments that will see the winners grab a seat in the €700,000 European Poker Championships at CAPT Velden this summer. Five players will prepare to take part in the Main Event at the $500,000 TKPT tournament in St Maarten and their and their experiences will be documented...

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Farid Yachou Wins First WPT Tournament of Champions

Farid Yachou became the first ever Winner of the WPT Tournament of Champions. The event is only open to those who have won a WPT event, so you can bet the best of the best would be present. A total of 64 players put up the $15,000 entry fee, with some big names in the field. Multiple WSOP bracelet winners, high stakes cash game pros, and WPT champions were al...

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High Stakes Prop Bets - Biking from L.A. to Vegas for $600,000

High stakes poker players are known for their skills on the table. But, perhaps they are best known for their prop bets off the tables. Prop bets have become common place in gambling, with possibly more money changing hands from these bets than at the tables. They have also become the stuff of legends. From Howard Lederer eating a cheeseburger for $10,000. To...

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Monster WPT Tournament of Champions Update

Friday marked the start of the first ever WPT Tournament of Champions. Really, this is just a newly branded WPT Championship, but with a new name and a few changes to the rules. We recently discussed one of these major rule changes that included the introduction of a shot clock in the tournament. Designed to keep play moving by giving players 30 seconds to mak...

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Michael Mizrachi Headlines Final Table of the WPT Tournament of Champions

Day 2 of the Monster WPT Tournament of Champions concluded on April 23rd with six players reaching the coveted final table. It took all day to rid the tournament of some of the world's top players, but after all was said and done, some big names managed to shine. Chip leader Jonathan Jaffe, heads into the final with 996,000 chips (83 Blinds). Jaffe won his way...

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Phil Ivey Back in Court

It's been almost four years since famed poker pro Phil Ivey has won, then lost £7.8 million at Crockfords Casino. In August of 2012, Ivey and his friend won the money playing Punto Banco, (Baccarat) at the U.K. casino. The casino then deemed Ivey and his acquaintance to be cheating and withheld his winnings. It took months to determine this initial outcome,...

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Week 2 Global Poker League Standings

Week 2 of the Global Poker League is officially in the books. It appears interest in the league is picking up steam on its main outlet - Viewership is up slightly, and the buzz surrounding the league is gaining strength. With a new week, and a new chance to earn points for their teams, we saw new players take to the tables in hopes of scoring muc...

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Mike Shariati Earns Coveted WPT Player of the Year

The WPT season met its finale with the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. A $3,500 Championship, Main Event never meant so much to two players. On one side, you had Cate Hall looking to become the first female to do just about everything on the WPT. Believe it or now, no female has won a WPT open main event. Not only was Hall trying to change the record b...

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NFL Player Up All Night Playing Poker - PokerStars Hires Lobbyist and More

Sammy Watkins Up All Night Playing Poker Buffalo Bills star wide receiver has posted his lucky streak at a casino in North Carolina on his Facebook account. The Bills, one of the NFLs rising teams, held voluntary workouts this week. Although voluntary, it's generally expected that all players make the trip to participate in team workouts. Watkins used the term...

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Juicy Stakes Poker Hosts April Reload Bonus up to $300

Juicy Stakes Poker is at it again. Member of the Horizon Poker Network, the online poker room is renowned by players across the globe for its regularly jam-packed poker rooms, frequent poker tournaments, and wide selection of casino games. Through April 25th, members at Juicy Stakes Poker, can look forward to an exclusive reload bonus that will boost players'...

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Series of poker videos coming up

The Series of poker videos are coming soon! Let's see what it's all about. Here comes another poker tourney with five online satellite tournament winners from Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker who will be competing next week in the 'Living the Dream: TKPT St Maarten'. In the preview episode that has been released, 5 players have been introduced and the new t...

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Portuguese Poker Regulation Could Shut Out Major Networks

One of those countries is Portugal. In 2015, it was announced that Portuguese players would not be permitted to segregate with international player pools. This would essentially, 'Fence Off' the tiny nation from the rest of the world. Much the same model as France and Spain have been using for some time. This was obviously bad news for poker players hailin...

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WPT Installs First Ever 30 Second Shot Clock During the Tournament of Champions

If you were witness to the 2015 WSOP Main Event Final Table, you were probably one of the many who thought the game took much longer than needed. Granted, these guys were playing for millions of dollars; but the general sentiment was, player actions were drawn out. Daniel Negranue was an announcer at said final table and commented on the time players went into...

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Daily Fantasy Sports and the Poker Connection

Poker and daily fantasy sports have had a close relationship since daily fantasy came online. In fact, many credit former Card Runners poker training site founder, for creating the space. Former WSOP 2015 Main Event Finalist - Max Steinberg now only won his way to the main event through a tournament on Draft Kings, a popular daily fantasy site. He announced he...

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High Times Casino - Cannabis Magazine Eyes Up Nevada Gambling Market

Marijuana is quickly becoming the drug of choice for many state governments in the U.S. California was the first to set up shop (literally) when they made cannabis legal, and regulated. Regulated being the key word here. Dispensaries began opening up with the pipe dreams of making millions of stoners and their anxiety prescriptions from hippie doctors. Other...

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5 Years After Black Friday - Where are We Now?

Today marks the 5th anniversary of Black Friday - the event that rocked the poker world. Much has come out of this turbulent, and some may say arrogant act of the United States government. From the moment we stared at our computer screens with that F.B.I. Seizure warning, speculations began swirling as to what would happen next. The obvious first take down w...

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