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Tiger Woods Eliminates Mark Cuban From Las Vegas Poker Tournament
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Tiger Woods Foundation held its annual charity fundraiser in Las Vegas recently, with a whole array of celebrities showing up for a weekend of poker, golf, and party action. Once again the event proved a tremendous success and was enjoyed by all, although Mark... 

Humans Win “Brains Vs Artificial Intelligence” Contest
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, May 11th, 2015

After two weeks playing heads-up no-limit hold’em against an AI poker program called Claudico, the human team eventually eked out a slim 0.5% win over 80,000 hands to give man the upper hand, for now. A total of $170 million in play money was wagered during the... 

Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates Real Madrid Victory With A Poker Game
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of soccer’s most celebrated stars, with the 30 year-old forward commanding a salary of £13 million ($20.5 million) per year, the highest of any player on the planet. Furthermore, Real Madrid is currently challenging Barcelona for... 

Humans Beating AI At Poker Experiment Halfway Point
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, May 1st, 2015

Similar to the when supercomputer Deep Blue took on chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in Philadelphia back in 1996, another humans versus machines battle is currently taking place in Pennsylvania, this time at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The contest pits a... 

2014 European Poker Awards Honors Players And Industry Operators
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, March 27th, 2015

While the European Poker Tour Malta is in full swing at the world-renowned Portomaso Casino, next door at the Portomaso Marina Hilton Hotel the 14th annual European Poker Awards was busy handing out accolades last night for players who have distinguished themselves... 

Tanking In Poker Criticized By Players
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

At a time when poker is trying to maintain an image of being an exciting, fast paced game, one type of player has come under increasing scrutiny from the industry, namely the dreaded “tanker”. Such players often take a considerable amount of time to... 

What Are The Best Mobile Poker Apps To Download?
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, March 13th, 2015

These days many people own a smartphone or a tablet, or even both. Just walk into any casino and you will find many poker players grinding away at a live tournament or cash game, while playing some online poker on their tablet or phone. Poker sites know that the... 

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...