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

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  • November 24, 2017

Fernando Galvan wins WSOP Planet Hollywood tourney

Marking his first major tournament win, Mexico’s Fernando Galvan took first place in the Planet Hollywood tournament of the 2017 WSOP Circuit. The victory resulted in $247,160 and a Circuit ring for Galvan. Galvan has come a long way from his first cash win in May of last year, when he took third place in

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  • November 23, 2017

Woman Hits $2.3M at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

It’s the dream of every slot player: strike the one big payout that will completely change their life. That dream came true for a Florida woman on November 14. A regular at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, she played a $3 slot machine and won $2,302,052.55. Unlike other casinos, the Seminole honored the win and

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  • November 22, 2017

Rich Bai Wins $139,086 at Wisconsin State Poker Championship

Rich Bai won the largest poker tournament in Wisconsin history. The 2017 Mid States Poker Tour Wisconsin State Poker Championship attracted 701 entries, more than tripling its $200,000 guarantee to build a $678,470 prize pool. Bai claimed the top prize of $139,086. The Championship took place at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, marking

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  • November 21, 2017

Dover Downs Puts Up $51K in Prizes for December Poker Tournaments

Dover Downs is planning an exciting December for poker players. Delaware’s biggest casino is offering up $51,000 in guaranteed prize pools throughout the month in the casino’s Crown Royal Poker Room. Dover Downs’ December poker tournament schedule kicks off Friday, December 15 with a $115 buy-in Black Chip Bounty. The following day brings the first

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  • November 20, 2017

Barny Boatman leads Caribbean Poker Party Festival Millions Open

The Caribbean Poker Party Festival is underway at The Level at Melia Caribe Tropical. 133 players participated in the $1,100 buy-in Millions Open, with 73 making it past Day 1A. Barny Boatman leads the field with 7,415,000 chips while Michael Gathy, three-time WSOP bracelet winner, and PartyPoker Chairman Mike Sexton were eliminated early in the

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  • November 17, 2017

Move to classify lootboxes as gambling picks up steam

In a recent decision by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the board announced that it would not move to classify lootboxes as gambling mechanisms. The ESRB is a US rating agency that classifies video games, and is the only independent agency with the responsibility to assign ratings to video game content. The October decision

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  • November 16, 2017

Twitch Adds New Features For Poker Streamers

Twitch announced a slew of new features designed to celebrate and encourage content creators, including poker streamers. The new features were announced by Twitch quality CEO Emmett Shear, who highlighted the influence of Jason Somerville, the streamer who first convinced Twitch to accommodate poker. When Somerville first began streaming poker content, the game was not

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  • November 15, 2017

Mohegan Sun Announces Fall Showdown With $200,000 in Guarantees

The next big east coast poker tournament kicks off today: The Mohegan Sun’s Fall Showdown. The series runs November 15-19 and offers $200,000 in combined prize pool guarantees. The annual poker tournament series has become a holiday favorite in the region since 209. A short series with big guarantees for each event, the Fall showdown

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  • November 14, 2017

Online gambling site Bovada to accept variant of Bitcoin

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is set to become the de facto Bitcoin currency, as Bitcoin Classic (BTC) will stop being supported by developers. In an effort that should help to solidify Bitcoin Cash’s place in the market, online gambling operator Bovada announced that users can now use BCH to make deposits on the site. In general,

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  • November 13, 2017

CoinPoker creates cryptocurrency poker room

A new online poker room called CoinPoker that accepts cryptocurrency has been launched, once more extending the reach of digital currency. CoinPoker offers free play and is available now for download. The company’s mission is to provide ‘safe, transparent and trustworthy online poker games,’ according to Isabelle Mercier, a representative of the company. By accepting