But poker’s best chance to win an Oscar lost to James Ivory’s “Call Me by Your Name” at Sunday night’s 90th annual Oscars.” But let’s get real, “Lucky You” and “Runner Runner” not withstanding, it’s the closest thing to a poker movie since “Rounders” in 1998.
com)According to a statement by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), James Packer’s Crown Casino may now face fines and, potentially, the loss of its gaming license.Presenting evidence on behalf of some former employees, MP Andrew Wilkie alleged that Crown had removed three betting options from 2,628 slot machines (known in Australia as pokies).
In line with company policy, rebates were being issued within 48 hours, but partypoker Managing Direct Tom Waters said this wouldn’t be enough to compensate for what he described as a “disaster”.By way of recompense, Partypoker will be adding $2 million to various prizepools, including an extra $1 million to the $5,200 buy-in Partypoker KO series main event.
The WPT Rolling Thunder attracted 440 runners over the weekend, up from last year’s 421, and after Day 2, just 64 remain — with Chris Hinchcliffe and his stack of 723,000 leading the way.Chris Hinchcliffe has just over $1 million in lifetime tournament earnings, and he looks to add to that on Monday as chip leader of the WPT Rolling Thunder, which is nearing the money.
A hundred Norwegian police officers simultaneously stormed five live poker clubs.(Image: Imgur/Landsfaderen)News of the country’s biggest ever poker club raid was first reported by local news outlet, Aftenposten.
Not since Black Friday on April 15, 2011 has online poker in the US seemed so close to death.1 million in lobbying funds towards the online poker cause.
In a 493-player field that included many top pros, an unknown local, Dennis Blieden, took down the $10,000 buy-in 2018 WPT LA Poker Classic at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles for a cool $1 million.Dennis Blieden is the surprising champion of the 2018 WPT L.
We’re two months into 2018, and online poker’s online cash game race is heating up.Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger is an online player, but he’s had a little success playing live including $79,271 for winning the UKIPT6High Roller.
The PokerStars Turbo Series is in full swing, and on Wednesday night the entire roster of Team Online, including Jaime Staples and Jeff Gross, was in action for the PokerStars Turbo Series Twitch Showdown.(Image: PokerStars)The Brothers StaplesJaime Staples also participated in the PokerStars Turbo Series while streaming on his Twitch channel, PokerStaples, to nearly 105K followers.
Toby Lewis leads the way heading into the final table at the 2018 WPT LAPC at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.com)Lewis, a Brit whose impressive tournament resume includes 96 cashes since 2009, took down the Aussie Millions Main Event in January for $1.
The WSOP Circuit event at the Rio wrapped up Tuesday in a big way.Kevin Iacofano got his long-awaited tournament win after playing poker for more than a decade, while two-time bracelet winner Loni Harwood captured her fifth ring by taking down the $2,200 High Roller.
Since 2009, Pliska has served as CEO of the WPT, and he’s been granted a four-year extension to continue in that role.(Image: WPT)Making WPT Great AgainAdam Pliska, who actually joined the WPT in 2003 as general counsel, has been responsible for the entire WPT portfolio, which includes live events, televised broadcasts, international expansion, and strategic partnerships.
Dennis Blieden holds a big chip lead after Day Four at the 2018 WPT L.Other notable Day Four bustouts included Chance Kornuth (16th), Billy Baxter (27th), Andy Frankenberger (36th), and Joe McKeehen (37th).
Chip leader Jeremy White is looking to add significantly to his $71,166 in lifetime live tournament winnings.It’s worth noting that the WPT LAPC has traditionally treated Brits well.
So now the online poker site’s parent company, The Stars Group, isn’t putting all its eggs into one gaming basket.The Stars Group has acquired a majority stake in CrownBet, an Australian-based online sportsbook.
But celebrity gossip website Radar Online reports that the host of the popular “Ellen” show is a “mean” host of an exclusive celebrity card game and often “loses her temper.‘Terrified’ of EllenIf you’ve ever watched Ellen’s daytime television show, you probably notice the host has a fun and bubbly personality.
Over the weekend, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) wrapped up its first stop of Season 9 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.The MSPT Canterbury Park proved to be the second-largest in 15 visits with 491 entries (the record is 493 from last December), and on Sunday night it was Mark Collins who emerged victorious to win $102,076.
Jake Cody used a dose of ru good to parlay his tournament win into roulette success at Partypoker’s UK Poker Championship.Spurred on by his friends, Cody cleared the bet with Dusk Till Dawn owner and fellow poker player Rob Yong before putting his chips down.
(YouTube/PokerStars)Playing for a total of $10 per spin, the player known online as “zetheriver” managed to roll in five Jackpot King symbols.The game itself was created by Blueprint Gaming and is part of the Jackpot King network.
Beth Shak claims she was scammed by a lawyer who took her out on a blind date.She later received a bill for $135,000 from the lawyer, which she refuses to pay.