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

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  • February 23, 2018

Florida Seminole Tribe Promotes New Gambling Deal With 30s Commercial

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is ready to make a gambling deal with the state, but state lawmakers have more important matters to address. The tribe created a 30-second commercial that promotes all the benefits a renewed compact has for Florida residents with the tagline, “let’s keep it going.” The ad reminds voters of the

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  • February 22, 2018

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Invalidates Sands’ $9.9M Mini-Casino Bid

Sands will have to double down on due diligence next time if they want to win the bid for a mini-casino in Pennsylvania. Sands Bethworks Gaming, operators of Sands Bethlehem Casino, placed the winning bid of $9.9 million, but the proposal was invalidated on Wednesday by the Gaming Control Board. Pennsylvania is auctioning off ten

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  • February 21, 2018

Cincinnati Poker Open Kicks Off with $1M Opener at JACK Casino

The 2018 Cincinnati Poker Open kicks off March 1 with a $350 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed Kickoff event at JACK Casino. The series runs through March 11 and includes eight separate events and multiple satellite events. JACK is backing more than $1 million in guaranteed prize pools for the series. After the $25K guaranteed opener comes

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  • February 20, 2018

Online poker players now have a chance at WSOP gold ring

Since 2015, online poker players have been able to compete in the WSOP for a bracelet. This year, there’s a new option, with players being to win a WSOP Circuit gold ring in an online tournament. The addition is the WSOP’s continued integration of online poker into its umbrella. There have typically been 12 ring

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  • February 19, 2018

Grizzly Games shatters guarantee

After a month of tough action at the felt, the Grizzly Games came to a close last week. It was the second year for the popular poker series of tournaments lead by Global Poker, and this year saw an even greater turnout than last year. Offering an initial guaranteed prize pool of SC$1.5 million, the

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  • February 16, 2018

Massachusetts DFS Regulation Could Usher in Online Gambling

Temporary regulations that allowed daily fantasy sports gaming in Massachusetts are set to expire this summer. State lawmakers are preparing to introduce a permanent solution that could usher in an online lottery and other forms of online gambling. Senator Eileen Donoghue called DFS a “home-grown industry” in her proposal that would require Boston-based DraftKings and

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  • February 15, 2018

Patrik Antonius might join up with partypoker

Patrik Antonius hasn’t been seen in poker circles as often as before, only occasionally participating in a Super High roller event or in a tournament close to his home in Monaco. This reclusive position looks like it’s set to change, though, as he’s spent more time on Instagram and Twitter, posting about his tournament schedule,

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  • February 14, 2018

Mike Leah wins WPT Fallsview Classic

Perhaps it’s because of a home-field advantage, but Mike Leah has won a title at the Fallsview Classic three times in the last four years. All three wins came at the CAD$1,100 (US$870) preliminary event. This year, he upped the ante by participating in the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic CAD$5,000 (USD$3,955) NLHE Main Event, taking

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  • February 13, 2018

Online Poker Player Keven ‘Stamdogg’ Stammen Wins Milwaukee WSOPC Event

Keven “Stamdogg” Stammen, a successful online and tournament poker player from Coldwater, Ohio, won the World Series of Poker Circuit Milwaukee Main Event for $190,256. The win boosted Stammen’s total live earnings over $5.5 million. Stammen is the second successful online poker player to win a WSOP Circuit Main Event so far this year. Last

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  • February 12, 2018

Poker dealer and player arrested in attempted scam at casino

Casinos are usually pretty good at protecting themselves against cheaters and con artists. They have decades of practice and know how to spot the signs of nefarious activity. A Louisiana casino recently found itself doing a double take after a poker game ended with strange results, and almost lost tens of thousands of dollars. Before