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Bellagio WPT Five Diamond Bubble About to Burst, Blake Bohn Chip Leader After Day Three

Jon Sofen - December 8th, 2017

Brandon Meyers increased his stack at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic on Day Three. But for the first time in this event, he didn’t leave the Bellagio with […]

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Bellagio Poker Room Armed Robber Gets Away with Cash, Still at Large

Jon Sofen - November 29th, 2017

An armed man robbed the Bellagio poker room cashier cage at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon and received an undetermined amount of money when the cashier complied with his demands but, fortunately, […]

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Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den

Chad Holloway - November 15th, 2017

Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating a high-stake gambling den […]

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‘Molly’s Game’ Picked to Replace Kevin Spacey Film at AFI Festival

Jon Sofen - November 14th, 2017

“Molly’s Game,” a soon-to-be-released film about a “Poker Princess” who ran a private poker room for high rollers and A-list Hollywood celebrities, has been chosen to replace “All the Money […]

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Florida Mayor Calls for ‘Decoupling’ Poker from Dog Racing after Doping Scandal

Daniel Smyth - October 30th, 2017

Poker shouldn’t be the only thing keeping greyhound racing alive in Florida, according to Orange Park Mayor Scott Land, who is seeking legislative help to “decouple” the two activities. This […]

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Former WSOP Announcer Robbie Thompson Brings Las Vegas Experience to the Midwest

Chad Holloway - October 22nd, 2017

Poker floors catch a lot of flak. They have to make on-the-spot decisions, navigate high-pressure situations, and often bear the brunt of player angst. One man who’s done it all […]

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Betfair Offers New Take on Sponsorship Deals with Rio Ferdinand Boxing Challenge

Daniel Smyth - September 24th, 2017

Online poker and betting site Betfair has entered the world of sports star endorsements with a bang thanks a new deal with former soccer star Rio Ferdinand. Following the recent […]

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PokerStars Alters Satellite System to Further Chagrin of Frustrated Pro Players

Daniel Smyth - September 10th, 2017

PokerStars’ drive to attract more recreational players could be set to squeeze pros once again as the Toronto-based site plans to limit the number of satellite packages someone can win. […]

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NYC Arson Resulted From Underground Poker Rivalry with Russian Mobsters, Feds Say

John Reger - September 8th, 2017

Four members of a Brighton Beach and Coney Island organized crime family were named for their connections to a May 2016 arson on a building that was hosting a rival […]

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Florida Poker Rooms Close, Tourneys Canceled as Hurricane Irma Approaches

Jon Sofen - September 8th, 2017

As Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean, the state of Florida is battening down its hatches in preparation for potentially catastrophic damage. With landfall of the Category 4 or 5 […]

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Hot Summer for Poker in Nevada as July Table Revenues Rise

Jon Sofen - September 2nd, 2017

Nevada poker rooms made more money in July than Scott Blumstein did. But the 2017 WSOP champ may have had something to do with poker in the Silver State’s growing […]