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Poker Central Contest Gives Fans an Opportunity to Chat with Daniel Negreanu

Poker Central Contest Gives Fans an Opportunity to Chat with Daniel Negreanu

Jon Sofen - July 28th, 2016

Poker Central is giving three lucky fans an opportunity to have a phone conversation with poker legend Daniel Negreanu. The contest ends at midnight on June 27. Hopeful winners are required to use hashtag #AskThePros on Twitter to send the 24/7 poker network a question to ask Kid Poker. Three questions will be chosen and […]

Bitcoin Is Not Real Money, According To Florida Court Ruling

Bitcoin Is Not Real Money, According To Florida Court Ruling

Philip Conneller - July 27th, 2016

A judge in Miami ruled this week that Bitcoin is not “real money,” dismissing a case against a man accused of laundering $1,500-worth of the digital currency which he believed was to be used for criminal activity. Michael Espinoza transferred the Bitcoin to undercover agents posing as criminals, who said they intended to use the […]

Poker Political Tweets: Matusow Backs Trump, Negreanu for the Democrats

Poker Political Tweets: Matusow Backs Trump, Negreanu for the Democrats

Daniel Smyth - July 27th, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are currently making headlines around the world, but it also seems they’re causing quite a stir in the poker community. With the US presidential elections just a few months away, Daniel Negreanu and Mike Matusow have been giving their thoughts on the two candidates and what a vote for them would […]

Alex Gary Invites Players to Try his Presidential Poker Game

Alex Gary Invites Players to Try his Presidential Poker Game

Daniel Smyth - July 27th, 2016

Presidential poker might often be a term used to describe the jousting between nominees for the White House’s top job, but one man has taken things to a literal level with a new game. Alex Gary from Rockford, Illinois, has invented a new variant of poker that uses US presidents throughout history instead of traditional […]

888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill

888 Holdings and Rank Group Look to Snag Bookmaking Giant William Hill

Philip Conneller - July 26th, 2016

888 Holdings has teamed up with the Rank Group to launch a surprise bid for bookmaking giant William Hill. The two companies have chosen to strike while the iron is hot; William Hill has been left vulnerable after the ousting of its CEO, James Henderson by the board last week, apparently for his failure to improve […]

PokerStars New Jersey Posts So-So First Quarter

PokerStars New Jersey Posts So-So First Quarter

Jon Sofen - July 26th, 2016

PokerStars New Jersey has officially wrapped up its first quarter, and the results are good and bad. The world’s most popular online poker site re-entered the United States market in late March for the first time since April 2011, but only in New Jersey. Since then, the company has been an industry leader in the […]

All India Gaming Federation Pushing for Legal Poker in Kerala

All India Gaming Federation Pushing for Legal Poker in Kerala

Daniel Smyth - July 25th, 2016

Legal poker in Kerala, one of India’s largest regions, could soon become a reality thanks to the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF). At present, the game of poker is classified as a gambling activity and therefore banned within the region under the terms of the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960. However, with other regions in India […]

Full Tilt Poker Settlement Closes Books on Once Popular Online Poker Site

Full Tilt Poker Settlement Closes Books on Once Popular Online Poker Site

Jon Sofen - July 25th, 2016

Full Tilt Poker, once a top online poker site, quietly settled on a lawsuit involving four former customers. The settlement officially brings FTP to its bitter end. Sometime late in 2015, former FTP executives came to an agreement with poker players Todd Terry, Steve Segal, Robin Hougdahl, Bradley Clasen, and Nick Hammer for an undisclosed […]

Neymar Faces Immense Pressure at Rio Summer Olympics

Neymar Faces Immense Pressure at Rio Summer Olympics

Jon Sofen - July 24th, 2016

All eyes will be on Neymar when the Olympic Games begin next month in Rio de Janeiro. The 24-year old Brazilian soccer star will face the same kind of pressure he would in a major poker tournament. Maybe more. And Neymar knows all about competing on the felt as much as he does on the […]

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Off Poker Night with Ed Norton

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Off Poker Night with Ed Norton

Daniel Smyth - July 23rd, 2016

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation recently gave poker players and enthusiasts an opportunity to sit down at the felt with two of Hollywood’s biggest stars. In a bid to raise funds and awareness for environmental research, DiCaprio’s foundation hosted its third annual auction on July 20 and one of the prizes was a poker date with Ed […]

GOP Omits Online Gambling Ban Support from Platform as RNC Wraps Up

GOP Omits Online Gambling Ban Support from Platform as RNC Wraps Up

Philip Conneller - July 22nd, 2016

The Republican National Convention (RNC) may have been packed full of talking points this week, but the most pertinent takeaway for US poker players on GOP policy might be that the party will no longer call for a ban on Internet poker. It’s the first time since 1996 that online gaming prohibition has not been […]