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GBGA Strikes Blow Against UK Tax Regime

GBGA Strikes Blow Against UK Tax Regime

Philip Conneller - July 15th, 2015

The UK point of consumption tax, which has had a trickle down effect on the country’s online poker players, forcing up rakes and curtailing VIP schemes, is about to be challenged in Europe’s highest court. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA), which has long railed against the new UK licensing regime, received a boost […]

Say It Ain’t So! Daniel Negreanu Misses Making November Nine by a Hair as WSOP Final Table Is Set

Say It Ain’t So! Daniel Negreanu Misses Making November Nine by a Hair as WSOP Final Table Is Set

Ed Scimia - July 15th, 2015

Daniel Negreanu will not be on your TV sets come November, and you know somewhere right now that ESPN executives are weeping onto their paychecks. Yup, the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event has reached its final table, setting up months of anticipation for the November Nine. But while there will be plenty of […]

WSOP Day 49: Thomas Kearney Leads Main Event as Daniel Negreanu Makes Final Table Run

WSOP Day 49: Thomas Kearney Leads Main Event as Daniel Negreanu Makes Final Table Run

Ed Scimia - July 14th, 2015

The World Series of Poker Main Event is down to its final 27 players, and at this point, everyone can smell the final table. And while many notables fell on Monday, one of poker’s biggest names is making a bid to make the November Nine and the first Main Event final table of his career. […]

WSOP Day 48: Just 69 Players Left in Main Event at Start of Day 6

WSOP Day 48: Just 69 Players Left in Main Event at Start of Day 6

Ed Scimia - July 13th, 2015

The Main Event is whittling towards its finale, and now it starts to get really interesting. The World Series of Poker Main Event had a starting field of 6,420 players, a massive undertaking that spanned three days and saw players in every nook and cranny of the Rio Convention Center. But after Day 5, the […]

WSOP 2015 Merchandising: From T-Shirts to Tax Prep, Poker Players Bought It

WSOP 2015 Merchandising: From T-Shirts to Tax Prep, Poker Players Bought It

Ed Scimia - July 13th, 2015

WSOP 2015 is close to over, and not only will many players go home with more moolah than they came with, so will many of the event’s ubiquitous vendors. Once upon a time, the World Series of Poker was purely about gamblers testing their skills to find out who was the best in the world […]

WSOP Day 47: Joseph McKeehen Leads Main Event Going into Day Five, Carl DiVeglia III of Team CardsChat Still Crushing It

WSOP Day 47: Joseph McKeehen Leads Main Event Going into Day Five, Carl DiVeglia III of Team CardsChat Still Crushing It

Ed Scimia - July 12th, 2015

The World Series of Poker Main Event enters Day Five today, and it’s getting serious. And with WSOP 2015 quickly wrapping up at the Rio Convention Center, the Pavilion Room no longer has any poker in it, and the Poker Kitchen won’t be serving any more food this summer. But the players still playing out the […]

WSOP Day 45: Main Event Merges Into One Field, While Our Reporter Does Us Proud

WSOP Day 45: Main Event Merges Into One Field, While Our Reporter Does Us Proud

Ed Scimia - July 10th, 2015

The Main Event of the World Series of Poker starts out with three distinct flights, but on Friday, that will all change. The remaining players will be combined into one field for Day 3, as the competitors still in the game begin the slow march into the money and down to the final table. Jackson […]

WSOP Day 44: Amar Anand Leading Main Event as Day 2C Kicks Off

WSOP Day 44: Amar Anand Leading Main Event as Day 2C Kicks Off

Ed Scimia - July 9th, 2015

Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Main Event is now halfway complete, as the remaining players from the first two starting flights returned on Wednesday in an attempt to survive and advance. When the dust settled, only about 650 players moved on to Day 3, keeping their dreams of a Main Event bracelet […]

WSOP Day 43: World Series Main Event Record-Breaking Day 1C Kicks Final Field Size Back Up

WSOP Day 43: World Series Main Event Record-Breaking Day 1C Kicks Final Field Size Back Up

Ed Scimia - July 8th, 2015

The World Series of Poker Main Event is always full of surprises. Based on the numbers from the first two Main Event flights, it seemed clear that the numbers for the tournament would be down significantly this year, perhaps even falling below the 6,000 mark. But Day 1C changed all that, as a massive wave […]

WSOP Day 42: Connor Berkowitz Wins Lucky Sevens, While  Noah’s Ark Gets Ready to Sail from Las Vegas

WSOP Day 42: Connor Berkowitz Wins Lucky Sevens, While Noah’s Ark Gets Ready to Sail from Las Vegas

Ed Scimia - July 7th, 2015

Connor Berkowitz can now take his place among the World Series first-timers club. The New Jersey native will leave Las Vegas almost half a million dollars richer after sweeping the title in the Lucky Sevens event at WSOP 2015. The World Series of Poker is now officially done with its preliminary event schedule, and all […]

WSOP Day 41: Main Event Day 1A Draws 741 to Starter Field, Quinn Do Wins $10K Dealers Choice

WSOP Day 41: Main Event Day 1A Draws 741 to Starter Field, Quinn Do Wins $10K Dealers Choice

Ed Scimia - July 6th, 2015

The Main Event of the World Series of Poker is officially underway, though it has not yet turned into the gigantic festival that most people associate with the signature poker event of the summer. Instead, the first day of play saw a rather modest field turn out, while just as much attention was given to […]


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