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  • November 28, 2018

US poker players cringe as tax season approaches

The year is drawing to a close and, before we know it, tax season will be upon us. This year’s filings could be quite different and poker players in the U.S. need to start preparing now to ensure they adhere to the unprecedented changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018

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  • November 26, 2018

WSOPC Planet Hollywood Double Stacks finds a winner

Valentin Vornicu is a formidable poker player out of Romania who has picked up 12 WSOPC rings. Perhaps some of his good fortune has rubbed off on his good friend, Cosmin Joldis. Joldis took the title at the WSOPC $600 Double Stack event at Planet Hollywood, pocketing $19,758 and his first WSOPC gold ring. The

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  • November 21, 2018

Poker player starts new life, wins a WSOPC tournament

At 55 years old, Kevin Lott made a bold decision. He quit his job of 31 years, sold his house and started a new venture in his life – that of a full-time poker player. He has already started showing positive results, winning his first WSOPC title and boosting his career winnings to $126,368. Lott

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  • November 19, 2018

California tribes going after card rooms

Two Native Indian tribes in California have introduced a lawsuit against a number of Southern California card rooms. The tribes, the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, submitted their lawsuit to the San Diego Superior Court last Friday, arguing that the card rooms are violating state laws. The

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  • November 14, 2018

Max Young takes down WSOPC Choctaw Main Event

The WSOPC Choctaw Main Event proved to be a magnet for players from around the U.S. 893 entries were recorded for the $1,700 NLHE event, but the victory would ultimately go to Oregonian Max Young. With the win, he picked up his fifth WSOPC gold ring and a nice pot worth $263,815. Young now has

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  • November 13, 2018

Peters, Soverel on top of High Roller of the Year leaderboard

The Aria Fall Madness poker series has been a success all around, but particularly for two high-stakes players. Sam Soverel and David Peters took down a combined three events and pocketed $1.8 million, giving them an extra boost in the Poker Central High Roller of the Year race. Soverel is leading the charge with 1,560

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  • November 12, 2018

Man busted after stealing poker chips from casino

In what would appear to be a temporary lapse of reason, an individual attempted to pull off a heist at a casino in New Orleans last week. His “well-designed” plan included grabbing poker chips at the casino before making his getaway into the sunset. As the bungling burglar soon learned, however, his car didn’t come

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  • November 12, 2018

Are poker players unethical? Twitter says yes

A recent poll on Twitter regarding poker players and how they would react to certain scenarios provided some interesting insight into what people think of the poker community. The poll was anything but scientific and only asked a few questions, but it would appear that poker players are anything but ethical. Patrick Leonard posed the

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  • November 8, 2018

Global Poker increase PLO, Crazy Pineapple games

Anyone who wants to move beyond No Limit Hold’em poker now has some more options on Global Poker. The online portal has announced that it is expanding its menu and will offer more Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) and Crazy Pineapple games. Going forward, Global Poker will have an additional seven offerings for PLO sit-n-gos. Having previously

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  • November 7, 2018

California poker player wins big at WSOPC tournaments

Scott Sanders had a good week at the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Harveys Lake Tahoe series. The 30-year-old, who, by day, works in a fast-food restaurant chain, took down the $400 Monster Stack NLHE and followed it up four days later with a victory at the $1,700 Main Event. Between the two, Sanders

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