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Liquor, Card Games And Guns Don’t Mix
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, November 20th, 2014

In the past week, the news reported two truly bizarre stories of poker game related arrests that took place in the United States. One involved a man who shot his brother after he apparently found him cheating in a home game, and the other involving a 90-year old... 

Jean-Robert Bellande Loses 43lbs To Win $70k Prop Bet
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, October 31st, 2014

Back in June, Jean-Robert Bellande took on a weight-related prop bet in which he was tasked with losing 43lbs by November 1st in order to win $70,000. When the 44 year-old took on the bet he weighed in at a hefty 287 pounds (20st 7lbs), but after taking his wager... 

World’s Only Poker-Playing Dog Dies Age 17
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, September 26th, 2014

The poker community has lost one of its few animal stars after Jilli Dog, famous for being the ‘World’s Only Poker-Playing Dog,’ died of natural causes at her owner’s home on Friday. Rick Caran found the 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier when she was... 

Regulatory Approval Moves Amaya/PokerStars Deal A Step Closer
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Following news of Amaya Gaming’s proposed acquisition of Rational Group for $4.9 billion, the Canadian gaming provider has announced it has now received all the regulatory approval required to proceed to the next step in the process involving finalization of... 

2014 Women In Poker Hall Of Fame: Shulman and Giardina Inducted
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, June 26th, 2014

On Wednesday, June 25th, the Golden Nugget Convention Center in Las Vegas played host to the 2014 Women In Poker Hall Of Fame, with more than 150 people turning out to see Allyn Jaffrey Shulman and Deborah Giardina inducted as its newest members. Allyn Jaffrey... 

Decision To Sponsor Luis Suarez Comes Back To Bite 888poker
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Before the 2014 FIFA World Cup got underway, 888poker took the opportunity to sign a sponsorship deal with Uruguayan star striker Luis Suárez, who would then join Team 888poker as an official worldwide Ambassador. That deal, however, now looks at risk after the... 

Kinesh Pather Wins Tiger Woods Charity Poker Event In Las Vegas
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Tiger Woods may not be able to play much golf right now on account of a back injury which saw him miss the US Masters last month, but that hasn’t dampened his competitive spirit at all and last weekend the 38-year-old golfer competed at a poker tournament... 

Nevada Online Poker Rise 12% To $926k In March
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Nevada State Gaming Control Board has released its online poker results for March, revealing a 12.2% increase in revenues to $926,000 compared to the $824,000 collected in February. Taken in combination with its land-based casinos, The Silver State generated... 

Global Poker Traffic Down 13% From Last Year
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Global online poker traffic has extended its losing streak this year, with the latest PokerScout report revealing cash game numbers fell for the ninth week in a row, and twelve times out of the last thirteen. Overall, last week’s global traffic was 1% lower... 

Gambling Research Australia Releases Result Of Online Gambling Study
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, April 11th, 2014

Despite having a small population of just 23 million people, Australia has the highest adult gambling rate in the world with more than 80% of Australians involved in some gambling activity. Each year the country generates $4.6 billion in gambling revenue, two thirds...