(Image: Facebook)Joe Stapleton is one of the funniest and most interesting characters in poker.Performing in a Comedy MeccaThe Comedy Store, a comedy club in West Hollywood founded in 1972, is one of the main venues comedians go to get noticed.

Last month, the Women in Poker Hall of Fame released a list of 11 nominees.In its 10th year, the Women in Poker Hall of Fame have selected poker pro Maria Ho and founder Lupe Soto as inductees for the Class of 2018.

A poker player shot outside an Austin, Texas card room was upgraded to stable condition, according to a friend, a positive development after initial reports said he suffered life-threatening injuries.Per Jillian’s post, Tom has been upgraded to “stable condition,” and the victim has a “heart of gold.

uk)The World Poker Tour will induct Steve Lipscomb and Lyle Berman into its own version of the hall of fame by giving them WPT® Honors Awards.Lyle Berman brought poker to new heights with the creation of the World Poker Tour, and their passion and dedication have allowed the WPT to become what it is today,” Pliska wrote in an official press release.

Hope) pictured during a New York Senate hearing has announced he won’t stand for re-election.“I have decided that I will not seek re-election to the New York State Senate.

Rob Wazwaz made the final table of the very first MSPT event back in 2009.After making his record ninth final table, Wazwaz finally broke through to capture his first title at the same venue.

If you’re looking for a sleeper pick to add to your upcoming WSOP Fantasy Draft, it would be wise to consider Sam Greenwood.com)The Canadian pro scooped the EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller for $1.

American private equity firm The Blackstone Group has fully acquired Spanish gambling operator Cirsa Gaming Corporation, local news outlets reported on Friday citing sources familiar with the deal.Few Bidders Bids for the Spanish gambling giant began lining in February.

Americas Cardroom was hit with yet another DDoS attack.“We are currently under a DDOS attack.

Leon Tsoukernik’s lawsuits against poker pro Matt Kirk and the Aria Casino in Las Vegas have sparked a negative reaction from some of the game’s top pros.English casino owner Rob Yong became the accidental middleman in a Las Vegas dispute between Australian poker pro Matt Kirk and Czech casino owner Leon Tsoukernik.

If you subscribe to Poker Central on YouTube, you may have noticed the poker media company has released a plethora of full episodes of its original programming that had been previously available only to paid PokerGo subscribers, for free.Preview PokerGo for FreeOver the past week, Poker Central has released some of its popular, original content on YouTube that was previously only available to those who paid for a PokerGo subscription.

Construction work on a $400-million hotel and casino resort in Costa Rica is expected to begin in early 2019, after the project has received the necessary approval from the host municipality and tourism regulators, local news outlet The Costa Rica Star reports.It will operate as Casino City Caribe.

At the beginning of the month, Spain’s Juan Pardo had two cashes for less than $3,000.Now he’s got nearly $1 million in earnings and has been crowned the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT €10,000 NLH Single Re-Entry champ for €201,500 ($246,598).

Home of the Aussie Millions, Crown Melbourne, has been fined $225,000 for blocking certain slot machine betting options.Outrage then an ExplanationIn response to the accusations, Crown Executive Chairman John Alexander penned an open letter criticizing Wilkie and his motives.

Senators voted 17-3 to pass Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 144.The piece of legislation is now to be reviewed and voted in the Delaware House.

The 2018 Macau Millions was a record-breaking affair as the 2,499-entry field in the Main Event proved to be the largest field ever in Macau.Chen An Lin previously had success in Macau when he won the 2014 HK$20,000 Macau Poker Cup for $49,118 and the 2011 APPT Macau HK$6,000 NLHE for $29,318.

The reported figure represents a 9% increase from 2016, when 26,782 opted for exclusion from various types of gambling services.Under Belgium’s gambling law, a court could ban residents from gambling, both online and at brick-and-mortar facilities, in certain cases.

Their effort secured a majority on Tuesday, and according to VG, Norwegian legislators will look to adopt the new measures by May 7, 2018.Under the newly introduced measures, the Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet) will have its power extended in several ways.

Doug Polk must have gotten bored with his repeated verbal attacks on Daniel Negreanu’s character.He’s moved on to ripping on social media playboy Dan Bilzerian’s poker skills and cryptocurrency investment strategy, and let’s just say things got a bit nasty on Twitter between these two fine gentlemen.

announced on Wednesday plans to build a non-gaming resort in a key Mexican tourism destination as part of its global expansion strategy.A 40,000-square-foot convention center is also planned to be established as part of the resort.