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The latest poker news from, featuring top stories from around the gambling industry.

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  • April 20, 2017

Poker Pros Esfandiari And Bou-Nahra Purchase Home In Venice

Pro poker couple Antonio Esfandiari ,or as he is best known “The Magician”, and Amal Bou-Nahra have purchased a recently renovated home in Venice Beach, California. The two-story house, worth $3.4 million, nestled between hedges and features a modern feel with some wooden detailing. The siding is made from reclaimed barn wood and exterior windows

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  • April 19, 2017

IGT To Sell DoubleDown Online Gaming App

International Game Technology (IGT) is getting ready to sell its casino app DoubleDown just five years after its original purchase. According to sources the company has reached an agreement with South Korea’s DoubleU Games for $825 million. IGT had purchased DoubleDown for $500 million back in 2012, with the app generating a revenue of $280

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  • April 18, 2017

Massachusetts Considers Bill To Extend Drinking Hours Ahead of Casino Opening

Even when the casino is open 24 hours players tend to leave after last call – last call for alcohol, that is. To keep patrons on the felt a bit longer Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow casinos to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. as opposed to the current 2 a.m. cutoff.

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  • April 17, 2017

Sanpar Charity Poker Classic Will Once Again Take Place This May At The Silks Poker Room

The Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs located in Tampa, Florida will be the host for this year’s Sanpar Charity Poker Classic. The poker room has a well-manicured atmosphere and consistent events year round. The weekly $10K guarantees, progressive high hands and multi day tournaments have something for everyone. Next month is no exception,

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  • April 12, 2017

Ari Engel Claims 22nd Tournament Win At MSPT Potawatomi

Ari Engel claimed his 22nd career poker tournament win over the weekend in the Mid-States Poker Tour Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Engel survived a field of 495 to claim the $114,876 first place prize, bumping his career earnings up to nearly $4.6 million. The win comes just one month after Engel won

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  • April 11, 2017

Florida’s Tribal Gaming is Growing Nearly Twice as Fast as the National Average

Florida’s tribal gaming industry is booming. Growing faster than the state’s overall economy, tribal gaming establishments seem to be doing everything right. In 2015 Florida gaming revenues rose 9.3 percent, nearly twice as much as that year’s national average of gaming revenues of 5.5 percent. The initiative of Florida’s tribal gaming operators to host major

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  • April 10, 2017

New York’s Newest Poker Tournament Schedule Begins Today at Rivers

New York’s newest lineup of weekday poker tournaments begins today at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. After two months of a packed poker room, Rivers received approval from the New York State Gaming Commission last week. The schedule begins Mondays at 9:30 a.m. The No Limit Hold’em poker tournaments will be held weekday mornings,

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  • April 7, 2017

Video Poker Machines Throw City Council Through A Loop

Gearhart City Council will face legal action if they deny the request to put up four video poker gaming machines. Terry Lowenberg, owner of Gearhart Crossing, has been denied permitting by city officials to install the machines in his new establishment, but according to his lawyers this won’t hold. Lowenberg’s brewpub came as a result

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  • April 6, 2017

Poker Pros Take On Updated AI For A $290,000 Purse

Some months back Libratus, Carnegie Mellon University’s poker playing AI, beat four poker pros in a no-limits hold-em match. Now, the AI is back but with a new name and this time its for real money. Last time, Libratus was able to defeat the poker pros by about 1.7 million in chips after the set

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  • April 5, 2017

The Hendon Mob Conducted a Massive Survey of Poker Players and The Results Are In

Anyone who knows poker knows of the Hendon Mob. With more than three-million visitors per year, The Hendon Mob is most popular independent poker database on the internet. With so many visitors they are in a unique position to conduct massive surveys, which they have done and the results are in. The Hendon Mob surveys