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Virtually no one projected California to pass online poker legislation in 2018, but now we can officially report that Golden State lawmakers won’t even be considering an internet poker bill this year.com) Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, a strong advocate of online poker in California, told Online Poker Report his state isn’t giving up the fight for internet gaming legislation, but further discussions may have to wait until next year.

Jason Somerville will be hosting Run It Up Reno at the Peppermill Resort & Casino from March 26 through April 2.In last October’s Run It Up Reno, Jason Somerville finished 18th in the Main Event for $1,810.

Jonathan Aguiar won the WPT Foundation Latitude NVRFLD charity event in Minneapolis over Super Bowl weekend, and his winning hand coincidentally reflected the amount of money the tournament raised.6 million in lifetime poker earnings, became the first-ever WPT Foundation NVRFLD charity champion.

Mike Leah scooped the WPT Fallsview championship, but did he “buy” the title?(Image: WPT) Mike Leah played a quick heads-up match against Ryan Yu for the WPT Fallsview title in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, but to the dismay of many poker pros, it was more a formality than an actual competition.

Across the country, in Las Vegas, a bad beat jackpot has finally been paid after more than seven months.The Louisiana State Police have arrested a poker dealer and player for allegedly rigging the deck to set off a bad beat jackpot.

(Image: YouTube) Unlike the automatons on Twitter tasked with trying to shape the American political conversation, poker bots these days are being programmed to play near-perfect Texas hold’em against humans.On sites such as ACR, however, it is on the community and operator to police their games.

The WSOPC Potawatomi wrapped up on Monday with 32-year-old poker pro Keven Stammen taking down the $1,675 Main Event, the last of a dozen gold ring tournaments.The WSOPC Potawatomi Main Event win for $190,265 was the sixth-largest score in Keven Stammen’s career, adding to a list of accomplishments that includes winning the 2014 WPT World Championship for $1.

(Image: Twitter/@DougPolkPoker) Tip Tilt According to the driver, Hellmuth not only had a bad attitude during their trip, but also didn’t tip.She posted a smiley selfie with the poker pro to a Facebook group called “Uber and Lyft Drivers Breakroom.

Patrik Antonius took his live tournament earnings beyond the $7 million mark with a win at the Partypoker Millions Germany series in the Czech Republic.(Image: Partypoker Live) With the top poker players in the world converging on Feb.

The Macau Poker Cup 28 wrapped up over the weekend at the PokerStars Live Macau City of Dreams and awarded four more PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) Platinum Passes, each worth about $30,000.In the final hand, Martinez moved all in holding K♠4♣ and Badziakouski called with a dominating K♦10♦.

Perhaps the least accomplished tournament player in the 33-player field for the $50,000 US Poker Open Main Event field, emerged victorious on Sunday thanks in large part to an ill-timed bluff.While Keith Tilston’s win put him over $1 million for the series, it wasn’t enough to overcome Stephen Chidwick’s lead in the race to become the first US Poker Open champion.

We all got spoiled during the poker boom, but poker is hardly dead.The 2017 numbers are in, and they reveal poker revenue in Nevada remaining relatively flat — increasing by less than 1 percent, about $800,000, to $118.

A Doug Polk feud with Daniel Negreanu may have reached new levels of pique Thursday night when he referred to poker’s all-time winningest tournament player and first-ballot Hall of Famer as an “embarrassment to poker” on a live YouTube podcast.Daniel Negreanu (left) and Doug Polk (right) seem to have less and less love for each other these days, with Polk seeming to make it personal.

The inaugural US Poker Open chugged along this past week at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.While the series of tournaments will wrap up this weekend, Ben Tollerene and Benjamin Pollak are the two latest to claim titles in the high-roller competition.

After a one-year hiatus, the Latin American Poker Tour was slated to return in March with the LAPT Chile.(Image: Carlos Monti/Carlos Monti) Cancellation rumors began circulating when satellites for the LAPT Chile disappeared from the PokerStars client.

Fighting for nationwide online poker legislation will always be important to the Poker Players Alliance, an organization founded in 2005 that stands up for the rights of poker players.But with a reduction in financial support from the internet gaming industry (translation: PokerStars), the non-profit PPA is shifting some of its focus to sports betting.

After nearly a year-and-a-half, Portuguese regulator Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) has finally approved the technical requirements necessary to share online poker liquidity with neighboring countries.com) Portugal was one of four nations that formed an online poker liquidity alliance in April 2016, along with Spain, France, and Italy.

Therefore, effective immediately, I have decided to step down as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Wynn Resorts, a company I founded and that I love.In the days that followed, additional stories about sexual improprieties with staff members emerged, and Wynn stock (WYNN) began taking a hit.

I went on to chop that tournament heads up and here we are one year later.Those highs and lows, coupled with some consequences catching up to him, saw Meyers’ life take an unexpected turn.

The eight-event US Poker Open hit the halfway mark yesterday when Stephen Chidwick bested a field of 45 entries to win USPO #04: $25,000 Mixed Game Championship for $382,500.It also gave him back-to-back US Poker Open titles after he took down Event #3: $25,000 NLHE for $374,000 the day before.
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