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Inaugural American Poker Awards Held At SLS Beverly Hills In California
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Last weekend, TV personality Kara Scott hosted the first ever American Poker Awards at the SLS Beverly Hills and the well attended ceremony proved a great success with a total of 13 players and industry workers being honored for their contributions to the industry. Picking... 

2014 British Poker Awards: Victoria Coren Scoops Social Media, Personality And Performance Honors
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

A total of sixteen honors were bestowed upon players and industry workers at the 2014 British Poker Awards held at London’s Hippodrome Casino on February 23rd, and picking up a trio of awards was former team PokerStars Pro Victoria Coren Mitchell. As well... 

EPT Deauville Exit A Further Blow To French Poker
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Since regulation in 2010, France’s poker industry has been blighted by plummeting quarterly poker revenues, which have been compounded further in recent times by the President of the country’s online gaming regulator ARJEL calling the game too complicated... 

PokerStars “Play To Eat” Restaurant Fully Booked
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, January 19th, 2015

PokerStars launched its innovative “Play To Eat” restaurant in London to coincide with the start of the 2015 United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) season which kicks off on January 20th. Although initially scheduled to open for just three days... 

Poker Community Mourns Sad Loss Of Diamond Flush
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, January 16th, 2015

For years anonymous poker reporter Diamond Flush earned the admiration and respect of the poker community through her insightful and revelatory brand of investigative journalism. Unfortunately, the tenacious reporter has now lost her battle with cancer, with news... 

Russian Player Wins $1 Million PokerStars Spin & Go
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Spin & Go tournaments are proving quite a success in attracting the interest of casual players who would otherwise steer clear from a mature poker market characterized by fish hungry, tech-savvy, highly experienced grinders. The fast-paced format offers a new... 

Poker Moves A Step Closer To Becoming A Solved Game
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, January 12th, 2015

While many board games such as checkers and tic-tac-toe have been solved, a complicated games such a chess has only been partially solved as the amount of work needed to complete the process would require a supercomputer beyond our current technology. An incomplete... 

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...