Poker News

  • 16 July 2015

    American Gaming Association Changes Online Poker Focus

    The American Gaming Association is a very important entity for gambling companies in the United States. They act as a sort of trade and lobbying body, and they are the largest such organization in the US. They showed support for quite a while for federally-regulated online poker, but they have changed that support to now being against it. A lot of people have asked for an explanation on that switch, and now they get one.

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  • 06 July 2015

    Takahiro Nakai From Osaka Wins WSOP Event 57

    A total field of 2,497 players were in attendance for the World Series of Poker event 57, a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event. This event used nine-handed tables, the norm for this style of poker, and it was won by Takahiro Nakai. Nakai is 36 years old, and he resides in Osaka, Japan. This was his first trip to Las Vegas, his first time playing in the World Series, his first final table and his first World Series bracelet. Talk about making a lot of firsts at the same time.

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  • 01 July 2015

    More Bracelets Awarded at the WSOP

    There are tons of events at the World Series of Poker, but it was event 45 that saw Upeshka De Silva, 27 from Texas, take down a $424,577 win. The game was no-limit hold'em, and the buy-in was for $1,500. These smaller buy-in events have been turning out some major prize funds, and a total of $2.23 million was up for grabs in this event. This was Silva's first bracelet, and he fought off some major names at the final table to win it.

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  • 23 June 2015

    Ourgame International to Purchase World Poker Tour

    In the history of poker over the past two decades, few brands have been as important as the World Poker Tour. First founded in 2002, this brand was responsible for major tournaments that were televised with hole cameras for the first time outside of the WSOP, and it turned into a major show with a lot of followers that helped to drastically increase the popularity of no-limit hold'em poker.

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  • 23 June 2015

    Ivan Luca First Argentinian to Win WSOP Bracelet

    In the World Series of Poker, there are tons of different events at different buy-in levels for different types of poker. If you come out on top in one of these events, then you're given a gold bracelet as a winning token along with your prize money. Ivan Luca picked up the very first bracelet won by an Argentinian at Event 30 in this year's WSOP.

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  • 17 June 2015

    John Gale Beats Odds and Wins WSOP NLH Turbo Event

    In another chapter of an amazing story, British John Gale picked up his second World Series of Poker bracelet. This second bracelet came in the $1,500 turbo no-limit hold'em event, a two-day event with a very fast blind structure. He picked up a solid $298,290 for winning this tournament, but the rest of his story is pretty impressive as well.

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  • 09 June 2015

    Viejas Attack PokerStars With Inaccurate Radio Ads

    Online poker in California has been under debate for several years, and one of the main reasons it hasn't made it anywhere in that time is that certain native tribes have been seriously combating the initiative to keep out major competitors like top-tier online poker sites. They've also been working to keep out racetracks, who have been lobbying to get a piece of any expansion of online gambling since their revenues have been consistently falling over time.

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  • 09 June 2015

    Potential Cheating Scandal Happens in WSOP Event

    Valeriu Coca was a player in the $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold'em championship event, and after his fifth-place finish for over $54,000, there is some suspicion that he could have been cheating. While there is no concrete evidence against him at this time, there's a ton of circumstantial evidence that's piling up quickly. His win came after he beat five players, and all five of them have noted they were suspicious of his behavior and play during the games.

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  • 08 June 2015

    Tuan Le Repeats in WSOP 2-7 Triple Draw Championship

    At the World Series of Poker each year, there is a series of championship events for all of the common games. These events have a standard $10,000 buy-in, and for all of the non-hold'em games, they are typically seen as the world championship each year for that particular event. Tuan Le won the 2-7 triple draw championship event last year in 2014, and he repeated that feat in this year's World Series of Poker by winning the same event again.

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  • 24 October 2010

    South Carolina Wrestles with Skill vs Chance

    The South Carolina courts are now tasked with another gambling decision: is poker a game of skill or a game of chance? A statute written in 1802 declares all forms of gaming illegal (that is, all games with cards and/or dice), regardless if real money is at stake. Rather than stick with the literal interpretation of the law, the current administration weighs a game’s reliance on chance versus skill. In essence, the more skill-based, the more legal it becomes.

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