Jaime (left) and Matt (right) Staples are attempting to get their weights within one pound of each other within a year to win $150,000 from Bill Perkins.(Image: PokerTube) Man Attempts to Eat $1,000 of McDonald’s, Fails Miserably We begin this 2017 prop bet recap with an epic fail.

Big names such as Ben Affleck and Kevin Hart got plenty of ink, but not all of it was positive.From heartthrob to heartbreak: “Rounders” actor and one-time Las Vegas poker regular Ben Affleck didn’t have his best year ever in 2017.

After opening presents on Christmas Day, head over to the nearest theater for the premier of poker’s newest movie, “Molly’s Game,” a true story about the life of Molly Bloom, the former host of illegal underground high-stakes poker games in Hollywood and New York City.Jessica Chastain stars as Poker Princess Molly Bloom in “Molly’s Game,” set to be released in theaters on Christmas Day.

After all, one Bitcoin was only valued at a tick below $1,000 on January 1.Polk is one of many high-stakes players who have incessantly tweeted about Bitcoin the past year, charting its meteoric rise.

Since 2011, poker pro Bernard Lee has helped raised more than $75,000 for children-focused organizations throughout New England.(Image: Bernard Lee) Lee rose to poker prominence in 2005 when he finished in 13th place in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

The acquisition, which isn’t expected to close until Q3 of 2018, will give Boyd Gaming its first foothold in Pennsylvania, which recently became the fourth state to legalize and regulate online Valley Forge Casino Resort is located 20 miles west of downtown Philadelphia, and boasts a 40,000-square foot casino with 600 slot machines, nearly 500 hotel rooms, and 50 table games.

Not Chip Leader Coaching, which launched in 2016 with a focus on live multi-table tournaments (MTTs), and a business model that charges students only when they win.(Image: WSOP) Just over a year old, Chip Leader Coaching was founded by World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chance Kornuth, who took a few students under his wing.

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The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa concluded its Winter Poker Open Main Event on Monday Night, with Farid Jattin outlasting 670 other players in the $1,650 event to win $241,651.Farid Jattin’s win of $241,651 was enough to put him in third place on the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa all-time tournament poker money list.

Rich Muny, Vice President of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), wants the state of Michigan to make a New Year’s resolution to pass online poker legislation in 2018.Rich Muny of the PPA has his sights set on Michigan as the next key state that can embrace the awesomeness of legal online poker.

Frenchman Kalidou Sow conquered the €5,300 buy-in 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event after agreeing to a chop with American Jason Wheeler, for €675,000.Kalidou Sow stepped up to defeat Jason Wheeler heads-up and win the 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event.

com) Manifest Destiny In 1972, Penn Gaming began as a single racetrack and is now the largest regional gaming operation in North America, with 38 US regional properties.It will increase Penn National Gaming’s casino properties to 41, allowing the company to expand into new states such as Louisiana, Iowa, and Colorado.

The Global Poker League’s move into India will be boosted by the country’s largest talent management agency, Kwan Entertainment.CEO of Mediarex Alex Dreyfus is seeking to bring his Global Poker League concepts to India with the help of Bollywood celebrities represented by Kwan Entertainment.

The team behind Libratus, the poker bot that beat a team of pros for more than $1.Developers Noam Brown and Tuomas Sandholm reveal how poker bot Libratus used the concept of “Subgame solving” to beat a team of pros for more than $1.

That’s why Fedor Holz has moved on from full-time grinder to part-time businessman, announcing on Twitter that he is becoming a minority owner in Envy Gaming, the parent company of two eSports teams, Team Envy and Dallas Fuel.Fedor Holz, known as “CrownUpGuy” online, is putting his stacks into esports with Envy Gaming, where he hopes he can motivate young competitors with his winning ways.

Few players had better years than Wisconsin’s Eric Baldwin in 2009 and 2010, winning more than $1.Things slowed down over the next six years for “Basebaldy,” however, as he moved to Las Vegas and started a family.

Robert Anthony Lay, aka “Tony,” accumulated enough points during the 2016/2017 WSOP Circuit season to earn a spot in the season-ending Global Casino Championship in August.Robert Anthony Lay is suing Caesars for banning him prior to the start of the WSOP Circuit season-ending Global Casino Championship.

Triumphant Return Before Poker After Dark ceased to exist following the 2011 season, Hellmuth was a regular competitor.The Poker Brat verified his moniker numerous times on Poker After Dark, often melting down over a bad beat or complaining on his way out the door.

(Image: YouTube) Following the news that ARJEL, France’s online gaming regulator, had struck a liquidity-sharing deal with some of its European neighbors, PokerStars applied for the necessary credentials.Under the entity Reel Malta Ltd, a division of the Rational Group, the online poker operator has been given the high sign to open up PokerStars.

Jared Jaffee was having the worst year of his career, but he turned it around this week by taking down the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event for his first ring.(Image: WSOP) Luck of the Buddha It was actually the second piece of gold hardware for the 36-year-old Jaffee, who at the 2014 WSOP won Event #58: $1,500 Mixed Max for a career-high $405,428.