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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.

Jason Mercier, pictured with his wife Natasha and newborn child, has decided to go all-in on being a family man and thus had ended his relationship with PokerStars after eight years.In the past year, Mercier married his longtime girlfriend and fellow poker pro Natasha Mercier (nee Barbour), and three months ago she gave birth to their first child.

Though that hardly constitutes “high stakes” in a poker world where players can regularly be found trading six-figure pots, it still sets a bar that tends to differentiate recreational players from pros.“The addition of NL800 and PL800 had contributed to short-handed games and slightly faster loss rates of recreational players at our higher stakes.
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