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  • September 5, 2018

Player unexpectedly passes during poker tournament

Eric Thompson had just celebrated his birthday on August 20 and was participating in the $100,000 Oklahoma State Championship Kickoff Event, one of many the midwestern grinder has played this year. The 49-year-old was doing well on September 1 when he unexpectedly suffered a heart attack, bringing a somber mood to the tournament that resonated

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  • July 3, 2018

Hard Rock Adds Multi-Tabling Innovation to New Jersey Online Gambling

Hard Rock Atlantic City entered the New Jersey online casino market this week and in their typical style, they broke the industry mold and brought innovations. For the first time in New Jersey online gambling, players can play multiple slots at a time similar to the multi-tabling offered in online poker. Leading online poker players

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  • June 29, 2018

Hard Rock International Launch Online Gaming in New Jersey

Along with the grand opening of Hard Rock Atlantic City on Thursday, launched in New Jersey’s online gambling market. The casino’s gaming technology partner Gaming Innovation Group received approval from state regulators in time for the dual launch. Hard Rock’s real-world opening included indoor fireworks and a mass guitar smashing. The launch of the

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  • February 2, 2018

WSOP back in Tulsa with $1 million tourney

One of the world’s most popular tournament organizers is coming back to Tulsa, OK. As part of its international tour, the WSOP will hold a series of tournaments at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino March 15 – 26. In addition to some of the same games seen in the past, a $1 million-guarantee No

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  • November 30, 2017

Michael Newman Wins Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship for $374K

Michael Newman of Nanuet, New York won the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Rock ‘N’ Roll Championship last night. It was the best live cash of his career, $374,240, doubling Newman’s lifetime live poker earnings. This is Newman’s fifth SHRP title. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open kicked off on November 15 and concluded November 29.

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  • June 26, 2017

Jason Mercier Beats Esther Taylor On Poker Night In America

Poker Night in America saw Jason Mercier square off against Esther “E-Tay” Taylor in a $25/$50 cash game. The coverage was part of the tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Resort where the two did battle. Taylor tried a big bluff on the river and pushed an all-in with $13,900, looking to scare

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