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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... 

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...