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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... 

Michigan Poker Tournament Robbed by Masked Gunmen
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, April 4th, 2016

Last Thursday, Momo’s Poker Room in Michigan played host to a charity poker tournament, and the popular venue was “packed full” of customers, too, when at 1am the following morning two masked gunmen entered the room, ordered everyone face-down on the floor,... 

2015 American Poker Awards A Big Success
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, February 29th, 2016

On Thursday, February 25th, the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills hosted the 2nd Annual American Poker Awards. The event was attended by players, media, and industry workers from the world of poker, and by the end of the night a total of 15 awards had been handed out... 

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...