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  • April 20, 2017

Poker Pros Esfandiari And Bou-Nahra Purchase Home In Venice

Pro poker couple Antonio Esfandiari ,or as he is best known “The Magician”, and Amal Bou-Nahra have purchased a recently renovated home in Venice Beach, California. The two-story house, worth $3.4 million, nestled between hedges and features a modern feel with some wooden detailing. The siding is made from reclaimed barn wood and exterior windows

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  • April 19, 2017

IGT To Sell DoubleDown Online Gaming App

International Game Technology (IGT) is getting ready to sell its casino app DoubleDown just five years after its original purchase. According to sources the company has reached an agreement with South Korea’s DoubleU Games for $825 million. IGT had purchased DoubleDown for $500 million back in 2012, with the app generating a revenue of $280

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  • April 17, 2017

Sanpar Charity Poker Classic Will Once Again Take Place This May At The Silks Poker Room

The Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs located in Tampa, Florida will be the host for this year’s Sanpar Charity Poker Classic. The poker room has a well-manicured atmosphere and consistent events year round. The weekly $10K guarantees, progressive high hands and multi day tournaments have something for everyone. Next month is no exception,

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  • April 7, 2017

Video Poker Machines Throw City Council Through A Loop

Gearhart City Council will face legal action if they deny the request to put up four video poker gaming machines. Terry Lowenberg, owner of Gearhart Crossing, has been denied permitting by city officials to install the machines in his new establishment, but according to his lawyers this won’t hold. Lowenberg’s brewpub came as a result

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  • April 6, 2017

Poker Pros Take On Updated AI For A $290,000 Purse

Some months back Libratus, Carnegie Mellon University’s poker playing AI, beat four poker pros in a no-limits hold-em match. Now, the AI is back but with a new name and this time its for real money. Last time, Libratus was able to defeat the poker pros by about 1.7 million in chips after the set

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  • April 4, 2017

Redtooth Poker Tour Joins Forces With Main Event Travel

The Redtooth Poker Tour (RPT) is joining forces with poker’s premier travel site Main Event Travel (MET) in order to offer players new packages for the upcoming tour dates. The RPT is scheduled to cross the UK’s network of Grosvenor Casinos, head over to Malta and finish the season in Las Vegas. As a result

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  • March 31, 2017

Chance For Life Foundation’s Yearly Poker Event Set To Take Place This Saturday

The 12th annual Chance For Life event will once again raise money to help fight pediatric cancers. The foundation originally started by Brad and Callie Nierenberg was a reaction to the diagnosis of their then 2-year-old godchild Kennedy Snyder. Since then the Chance For Life Foundation has raised money every year with their popular poker

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  • March 30, 2017

World Poker Tour National Championship Heads To The Emperor’s Palace

The Emperor’s Palace World Poker Tour National Championship is set to take away March 31st to April 9th in the luxurious Emperor’s Palace Casino and Resort in Marcellus. Poker enthusiast and world-renowned high stakes pros will face off in the largest poker series in the continent. Event organizers say it is a privileged for the

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  • March 29, 2017

Charity Poker Show Will Take Place To Help Family

Sunken City Brewing Company will be the host of a charity poker run and, car and bike show this Saturday April 1st. All proceeds will go to benefit Aubrey and Heatherly Hicks of Glade Hill who lost their son Aubrey Jr. some weeks back. Aubrey Jr., a freshman at Franklin County High School, was 15-years

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  • March 27, 2017

Poker Keeps Losing Ground In Nevada

Once the Monte Carlo closes the doors to its eight-table poker room next month Las Vegas will be down to about one quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. The shutdown is part of the $450 million renovation that will be taking place at the casino and is nothing new to the industry

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