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Sunday, March 12th, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Black Friday Attorney Preet Bharara Fired by Trump

Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, was recently one of 46 attorneys who were fired by the President Donald Trump administration. What makes this story interesting is that Bharara was supposed to be one of the lawyers who avoided this purge, which is common among new presidential regimes. But Read more…

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Alberta’s DeepStack Crushing Poker at 49 BB per 100

It hasn’t been long since Carnegie Mellon’s poker bot, Liberatus, crushed four poker pros to the tune of $1.76 million. And now, we get word that the Unversity of Alberta’s less-heralded DeepStack is winning 49 big blinds per 100. DeepStack lead author Michael Bowling discussed the dominance that his AI is showing with Inverse. ”We Read more…

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Sutton Goalie Eats Pie – Resigns Over Gambling Controversy

Wayne Shaw, a coach/backup goalie for Sutton United, ate a pie during their match with Arsenal. But it turns out that the pie-eating incident will cost Shaw his job. The 46-year-old resigned after the incident when a gambling probe was sparked. Bookmakers put 8/1 odds on Shaw eating a pie during his team’s match against Read more…

Friday, February 17th, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Brandon Cantu, Jason Mercier – Twitter Fight Over Poker Debts

Sometimes borrowing and unpaid debts get out of hand in the poker world. And this is the cause behind a recent Twitter fight between Jason Mercier and Branon Cantu. Interestingly enough, the fight started because WPT champ Daniel Weinman bashed Cantu over an unpaid loan through a Phil Hellmuth tweet. @phil_hellmuth @brandoncantu maybe if he Read more…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Brandon Shack-Harris to Document 18-Game Mix & Other High Stakes Action

We often hear broad stories about high-stakes poker pros and their exploits, including a recent spat between Gus Hansen and David Oppenheim. But do we ever truly know what’s going through these pros’ minds as they compete for thousands of dollars on every hand? WSOP champ Brandon Shack-Harris will offer a glimpse into the world Read more…

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Poker Boom Coming in India

A poker boom isn’t coming back around a second time in the United States. So where’s the next frontier for poker? Chances are high that it’s India, as more people take up the game, and the country becomes more culturally accepting of poker. In a story appearing in the Mumbai Mirror, entrepreneur Peter Abraham is Read more…

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Hawaii Puts Online Poker Bill On the Table

Along with Utah, Hawaii is one of only two states that doesn’t offer any form of legalized gambling – not even a lottery. That said, it’s shocking to see that the Aloha State now has an online poker bill on the table. Dubbed SB 677, this legislation would establish a “Hawaii internet lottery and gaming Read more…

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Phil Ivey Appealing $10m Borgata Lawsuit

Not long ago, Phil Ivey lost a case against the Borgata casino involving the baccarat advantage-play method known as edge sorting. Ivey must now pay $10.1 million back to the Borgaga, which includes $9.6m in punto banco winnings, along with $500k in craps winnings (made w/ punto banco money). All along, we’ve heard rumors that Read more…

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

TwoPlusTwo Poker Forum Hacked – Is Your Info Safe?

TwoPlusTwo, the world’s most-popular poker forum, was recently hacked. There are little details on the cyber attack, but TwoPlusTwo informed its members of the incident with the following email: Dear member of the Two Plus Two Forums: On January 8 we learned that the user database at http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com had been compromised. We cannot find any Read more…

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
by Jeremy Olsen

Brunson at Bellagio: Angry Player Throws $150k Chips

At 83 years old, Doyle Brunson is still playing high stakes poker at the Bellagio. And seeing that he’s still grinding at the Bellagio so much, the Texas Dolly has some very interesting stories. The latest involves two parts: 1) A player making over $500k after starting with just $12,000. 2) An angry player throwing Read more…

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
by Jeremy Olsen

RAWA Done for 2016 – US Online Poker Looking Up in 2017

2016 was a very quiet year for the US online poker scene. But the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) sees bigger things for internet poker in 2017. They also announced that the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) — an attempt to ban online gambling — died out in this year’s congressional session. 114th Congress is Read more…

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
by Jeremy Olsen

Poker Central Shutting Down TV Broadcasts – Going All Digital

Launched in October 2015, Poker Central became the first TV network to offer 24/7 poker coverage. But at the end of this month, Poker Central will halt their TV coverage and go entirely digital and web-based. The network is also cutting their live-streaming TV broadcasts. Viewers will only be able to see such programs via Read more…

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
by Jeremy Olsen

Bill Perkins Gives Championship Bahamas Prize Packages from Yacht

Whether he’s taking down big scores in poker tournaments or making insane prop bets with Dan Bilzerian, Bill Perkins is quite a headliner in the poker world. And he’s only added to this reputation by recently giving out prize packages for the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas event. Twitch streaming straight from his yacht, Perkins gave Read more…

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
by Jeremy Olsen

Randy Lew Signs with Team Liquid to Play Hearthstone

Randy Lew has become the latest poker pro to make the crossover into the eSports world, signing with the prestigious Team Liquid. Lew will play Hearthstone for them, which has drawn many parallels to poker. Lew gained his fame in the online poker world under the screen name “nanonoko.” After crushing low-stakes cash tables as Read more…

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
by Jeremy Olsen

What Can Investors Learn from Poker?

You’ve no doubt seen plenty of articles in the business world revolving around what business people can learn from poker. And while some of these articles are rather cliche, I recently read a good one on what investors can learn from the poker table. Appearing on ValueWalk.com, writer Vitaly Katsenelson discussed how other investors have Read more…


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