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

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  • April 20, 2018

CPPT Choctaw Main Event kicks off today

The CPPT action at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK is about to wrap up. In total, 62 events comprise the series of tournaments, with the most anticipated being the main event with a prize pool of $1 million. The main event gets underway today, with the finalists meeting at the final table

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  • April 19, 2018

WSOP site traffic could skyrocket from liquidity sharing

In less than two weeks, Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware will begin player liquidity sharing. It’s a long time coming, after Nevada and New Jersey signed an agreement in 2016, and the move should be a huge boost for the WSOP poker portal. One analyst predicts that the traffic will be driven to “unprecedented levels.”

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  • April 18, 2018

Carl Icahn to Sell Atlantic City Tropicana to Eldorado Resorts

This week investor Carl Icahn announced plans to sell Tropicana Entertainment, a group of properties that includes the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. Icahn claims he has entered a definitive agreement with Eldorado Resorts to purchase the properties for $1.85 billion. Casinos in the Tropicana Entertainment group includes seven properties: Tropicana Atlantic City, the belle

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  • April 16, 2018

Run It Once poker site finally set to launch this summer

“I want a fair, honest, transparent poker site that believes in the dream that I have lived.” These are the words of poker pro Phil Galfond who, for almost two years, has been trying to bring a new breed of online poker to the world. Now, after more than a few setbacks, the site could

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  • April 13, 2018

Former Mohegan Sun Pocono VP Charged With Felony Theft

Robert Pellegrini, former vice president of player development for the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Casino in Pennsylvania, faces new felony charges this week. Pellegrini, 53, is currently serving a 32-month sentence for a previous federal money charge from his time working at the casino. The new charges relate to an event from April 2014, when

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  • April 13, 2018

All Four Ohio Racinos Post Revenue Increases in March

Racino revenue has been in decline in Ohio for the past four years. The fall began after the opening of Hard Rock Rocksino in December 2013, the largest racino in the state. However, based on the latest report from the state Casino Control Commission, the market may be entering a period of recovery. All four

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  • April 11, 2018

San Greenwood, from 1 big blind to $1 million prize

Sam Greenwood has had an incredible year at the felt. After winning $1.3 million at the Caribbean Poker Party festival, he has now won $1.2 million at the LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona. He overcame incredible odds at the Super High Roller (SHR) tournament to win first place, bouncing back from holding only one

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  • April 10, 2018

Poker Player Michael Borovetz Arrested for $200 Airport Scam

Michael Borovetz admits to being locked in a cycle of scamming travelers to fuel his gambling addiction after his arrest by the New Jersey Port Authority last week. Borovets was charged with theft by deception for bluffing a man at the Newark Airport into giving him $200 for a hotel room. Borovetz, 43, is an

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  • April 9, 2018

Spring Poker Tournaments Kick off This Week in Atlantic City and North Carolina

Spring is in the air and in the poker community that means live tournament action. Two major east coast poker tournament series kick off this week, one in Atlantic City and another in North Carolina. Millions of dollars in guaranteed prize pools are up for grabs in both locations. Borgata Spring Poker Open Atlantic City’s