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Gemaco Sued Over Edge Sorting and Unshuffled Decks

April 30, 2014 by  
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Phil Ivey is being sued by an Atlantic City casino, which claims that the poker pro won $9.6 million by engaging in a complex card cheating scheme at their baccarat tables. They young poker pro is embroiled in a battle with the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, who filed a federal lawsuit against him on [...]

888 Signs Two New Ambassadors

April 27, 2014 by  
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888 Poker has just signed two new people to their team of poker ambassadors. The latest ambassadors are both female players – Xuan Liu and Sofia Lovgren. This is a notable occasion as the sport of poker is still primarily played by men, and the most successful players in the tournament and online space are [...]

Why Does Adelson Fear Online Poker?

April 26, 2014 by  
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Sheldon Adelson is currently pushing a ban on online gambling, but what is it that makes the Las Vegas Sands owner so vehemently opposed to the idea of online gambling? On the surface, it does seem unusual for a casino owner to take an anti-gambling stance. Some people believe that he is opposed to online gambling [...]

How One Mom Enjoyed Poker Success

April 25, 2014 by  
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The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is now well underway, and the tournament has attracted a lot of attention from both serious and casual poker fans as well as the media. One particular player is of great interest, however, because she sees herself as simply being a regular mom. Lana was a competitive soccer [...]

French Poker Markets Declining

April 24, 2014 by  
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Speaking in a conversation with Les Echos, a French financial newspaper that is similar to the Financial Times, ARJEL president Charles Coppolani said that he believed that the online poker fad is over.  ARJEL is the French online gaming regulator, and Coppolani believes that online poker has declined since 2010 not because of the new [...]

Can Edge Sorting Work in Poker?

April 23, 2014 by  
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After Phil Ivey was accused of engaging in “edge sorting” by two casinos, many poker players have found themselves wondering whether Ivey’s poker success could be as tainted as his baccarat success now is. Are poker games as easy to exploit as baccarat games are? To answer that question you must first understand what edge [...]

Gibraltar Fire Takes Out Several Poker Sites Over Holiday Weekend

April 22, 2014 by  
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A recent fire at a power station in Gibraltar has had a huge impact on the amount of traffic received by several of the most popular poker sites that have operations on the island. While some companies, such as Betvictor, were able to keep their operations running because they had back-up generators, others were not [...]

Mike Sexton’s Tip for First Time Poker Players

April 19, 2014 by  
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Mike Sexton has shared some poker tips for first time poker tournament players to help them to get a feel for how poker tournaments work, and to maximise their chances of surviving for longer than just the first couple of levels. Sextons’s recommendations are deceptively simple. He advises players to buy in early and then [...]

Sam Holden to Retire From Poker

April 19, 2014 by  
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Former November Niner and 888 Poker representative Sam Holden has announced that they plan to enter semi-retirement from the world of poker. Holden says that they have lost the financial motivation to play poker, so they plan to take a break from online poker and explore life outside of its “cyber walls”. Sam Holden will [...]

Borgata Tournament Players Reimbursed After Fake Chip Troubles

April 15, 2014 by  
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A casino in New Jersey has reimbursed more than 2,100 poker tournament entrants after the tournament they were playing in was suspended partway through because it was discovered that some of the chips in play were counterfeit. More than 2,100 players were affected by the fake chip scandal. The players who finished outside of the [...]

Are You One of These Annoying Poker Players?

April 5, 2014 by  
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Playing poker can be a lot of fun, if you’re at the right table, but if you get paired up with the wrong type of people it can turn into a nightmare. Here’s a quick look at some of the worst kinds of behaviour at the poker table. If you’re engaging in any of these [...]

How to Pick a Good Table to Play

April 3, 2014 by  
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In the context of online poker, a “good” poker table is one which gives you a high chance of winning. There are a few common characteristics that good poker tables have. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Firstly, “good” poker tables tend to be ones where a lot of players stay to [...]

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