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Dead Gambler Poses For Photo At Poker Table
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

In one of the more bizarre stories we have reported on for some time, a Puerto Rican poker enthusiast who died suddenly on January 19th was embalmed and photographed sitting at a poker table. In the eerie pictures, Henry Rosario Martinez, 31, is seen wearing a... 

Esfandiari Wins Lunge Prop Bet With Perkins
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

When he’s not competing at the poker tables, Antonio Esfandiari likes nothing better than accepting prop bets offered to him by his friend and American hedge fund manager Bill Perkins. Past wagers include not eating bread for a year, which would have earned... 

Poker Proving A Hit Amongst Indian Women
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

At a time when the poker industry is doing its best to attract more women to its live and online poker tables, the Indian subcontinent, a region of roughly 1.252 billion people, has reported a rise in the game’s popularity amongst the fairer sex. In prominent... 

Poker Player Has Ear Bitten Off At Conservative Club
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, December 4th, 2015

Each year a number of news stories are reported involving violent incidences at poker tournaments, with most usually involving someone trying to rob the game. Other stories may involve a bad tempered exchange or even a fight breaking out between players mid-game.... 

Nevada’s Poker Rooms Collect $8.73m In October
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

In October 2015, Nevada’s gambling industry generated $887,578,000 in revenues, of which $8,730,000, or roughly 1%, was accounted for by the state’s 71 land-based poker rooms. That figure represents a 0.15% decline compared to the same month in 2014,... 

USA TODAY Sports Becomes GPI Official Media Partner
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

French entrepreneur Alex Dreyfus (photo) has relentlessly been pursuing his vision of “sportifying” poker, with the Global Poker Index (GPI), and the Global Poker League (GPL) amongst his many innovations. As part of his strategy, Dreyfus has also been seeking... 

Poker Players Help Raise $700,000 For Children’s Hospital
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, November 16th, 2015

Some of poker’s top players have helped raise millions of dollars for worldwide charities over the years, including such worthy causes as Ante Up For Africa, or the ONE DROP Foundation. Some of poker’s more benevolent pros also like to support charities... 

Poker Hall of Fame A North American Affair
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The Poker Hall of Fame chose Johnny Moss as its first member in 1979, and since then the honor has been bestowed upon a total of fifty members, with its most recent entries including John Juanda and Jennifer Harman. While no one doubts the worthiness of these winners,... 

WSOP Distances Itself From DraftKings
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Interest in Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) betting has been booming in the US over the past 12 months, but a recent scandal that has rocked the game now threatens to bring a level of legal scrutiny upon the industry not witnessed since the Department of Justice investigated... 

How Is Poker Different To Other Gambling Games?
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

In an interesting article which appeared in calvinayre today entitled “Poker and Gambling: a View From the Inside”, UK poker writer Lee Davy attempted to answer the question of whether poker should be considered gambling. Davy starts his piece by explaining...