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  • May 26, 2017

Charlie Carrel Goes From Short Stack To SCOOP Champion

The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) came to a close this Tuesday and Charlie Carrel, “Epiphany77”, was able to come away with the win. The young poker pro bested a field of 693 players to win the SCOOP-55-H $10,300 No-Limints Hold’em Main Event. With the win Carrel was able to secure a cash payout

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  • May 25, 2017

Seminole Casinos Will Host WSOP Tournament Next Season

The Seminole Casino in Florida will now be in charge of hosting two World Series of Poker Circuit events this following season. The tournaments had taken place at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in past occasions but will now change venue. With this new addition, the casino now holds all of South Florida’s multimillion-dollar poker

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  • May 24, 2017

Doug Polk Wins $270,000 During YouTube Stream

Doug Polk is known for his masterful heads-up no-limit hold’em cash game skills. Now the poker pro can also boast about being one of the biggest winners during a live stream cash game. Polk is no stranger to live streaming his poker tournaments and cash games as he is constantly doing so on his YouTube

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  • May 23, 2017

Popular McDonalds Bet Is Over With Noori Unable To Hit The Mark

Mike Noori and Matt Savage have been making waves on the Internet with their famous McDonald’s bet. The California poker pro had accepted a challenge from Savage to consume $1,000 worth of McDonald’s within a 36-hour time frame. Noori took on the bet and this weekend set out to complete the task. However, the poker

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  • May 19, 2017

Joe Mckeehen Tops The Field And Wins Parx Casino Big Stax

The Bensalem, Pennsylvania, was the host of the 2017 Parx Big Stax XXI 1,100 last Friday. The tournament saw an initial field of 447 players pay the $1,200 buy-in in order to create a total cash pool of $476,949. After five full days of play action it was 2015 WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen

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  • May 18, 2017

Oregon Senate Committee Sits Down To Discuss Bill That Would Ban Poker Rooms

Oregon lawmakers sat down on Wednesday to discuss a bill intended to shutdown for profit poker rooms in the state. The Senate Committee on General Government and Accountability met to review House Bill 2190 and its implications. The proposed legislation, which was introduced in January, passed the house by majority at the end of April.

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  • May 17, 2017

Deep Stack Charity Classic Full Of Big Names For 2017

The Howard Frank Memorial Deep Stack Charity Festival will take place this Sunday May 21st. The well-known event will have a stacked field with some of poker’s biggest names set to participate. The list of the poker pros taking a seat includes Scotty Nguyen, Norman Chad, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher and Mike Sexton, among others.

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  • May 16, 2017

U.S. Gambling Revenue Reaches $3.7B in March

Gambling revenue is up in the United States. The nation’s commercial casino industry saw an increase of nearly seven percent in year-over-year gaming win in March. The increase boosted U.S. gaming revenue to reach $3.7 billion in March. The most recent data on national gaming revenue was published by the University of Nevada Las Vegas’

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  • May 15, 2017

Poker Will Look To Reduce Global Problems

Poker is an extremely popular game due to its alluring strategic component and unpredictability, but add a meaningful purpose to the equation and the experience gets even more enhanced. This is the goal of the tournament organizers of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Poker and PartyPoker Powerfest High Rollers, who have agreed to make a

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  • May 12, 2017

Global Poker Index Adjusts Focus And Includes Esports Rankings

Global Poker Index leader, Alexandre Dreyfus, has announced the company will add new features to its ranking system. By adding games like Hearthstone and Dota, GPI is claiming its stake in the esports industry in its own way. The Global Poker Index is a ranking system for live poker players, which ranks over 450,000 live