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Global Poker League To Resume on September 20th
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, September 16th, 2016

After taking a break on July 8th , the second half of season 1 of the Global Poker League is scheduled to get underway on September 20th. Despite his grand ambition to help sportify poker, Alex Dreyfus’s creation has instead attracted a fair amount of criticism... 

Doyle Brunson The Intended Target Of A Home Robbery
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Doyle Brunson narrowly escaped becoming the victim of yet another robbery after a criminal apparently got his addresses mixed-up and targeted his neighbor’s house instead. The legendary poker player announced the news via his twitter account, stating that... 

Andy Beal Joins Trump’s Economic Advisory Team
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Donald Trump is putting together a group of trusted individuals to help run the country should he win the election come November 8th, with the latest member of his economic advisory team named as billionaire banker and investor Andy Beal. In February, Trump was... 

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Off Gala Poker Night
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Founded in 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of the Earth’s wildlife and restoring balance to threatened ecosystems through conservation projects that includes wildlands, oceans, and climate change. In order... 

Neymar Maintains Innocence in $16M Tax Evasion Case
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Brazilian striker Neymar is currently accused of tax evasion amounting to $16 million, and has had $48 million of his assets frozen pending a decision by a Brazilian court. News of the case broke in January of this year, after a discrepancy was noted in the much... 

Should Drug Tests be Introduced for Poker Tournaments?
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, June 17th, 2016

Poker writer James Guill wrote an interesting article for pokerupdate recently in which he argued that poker tournaments should consider introducing random drug test for its players if the Global Poker League (GPL) is ever to realize its dream of “sportifying”... 

Poker Player Reunited With His Missing $7k Bankroll
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Misplacing or losing one’s possessions is always an unsettling affair, with the level of discomfort magnified when it involves a bag full of cash. Unfortunately, that was the recent experience of a Florida poker player who is currently in Las Vegas to play... 

The 2015 GPI European Poker Award Results
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, May 5th, 2016

On May 3rd, Global Poker Index creator Alex Dreyfus presented the annual GPI European Poker Awards from the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel on the French Riviera. The awards honored players and workers alike from the poker industry, with a shortlist of nominees chosen by... 

Nevada Poker Revenues Flat at $9.7M In March
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Nevada’s poker rooms generated revenues of $9.7 million in March, an amount mostly flat compared to the $9.69 million collected during the same month in 2015. March’s results complete a roller-coaster first quarter in which poker revenues declined by... 

Global Poker League Opening Day Receives Mixed Reviews
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The Global Poker League finally got underway on Tuesday, and the innovative new format appears to have proved both entertaining and confusing in equal measures. During the day, the GPL’s 12 teams sent out one player at a time to compete in two Six-Max sit...