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US Supreme Court to Debate Poker Game Legality

February 17, 2014 by  
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Around 55 million Americans enjoy playing poker, and the Supreme Court plans to debate the issue of whether playing poker games in your basement is legal or not. It is possible that home poker games, even friendly games at your kitchen table, could become a federal crime if money is changing hands. Currently, the law [...]

Derren Brown Claims He is Rubbish at Card Games

February 15, 2014 by  
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Master magician Derren Brown recently gave an interview with the Daily Mail, and in the interview he touched on a huge range of subjects, including card games. The magician is a master of illusions, psychology and magic, and he practices regularly in his own home, but in spite of being a skilled mentalist, he swears [...]

How to Host a Poker Night

February 10, 2014 by  
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Do your friends play poker? If not, why not introduce them to the game the old fashioned way? Playing online poker is a nice way to hone your skills, but the best way to fall in love with the game of poker is to play it in a friendly environment, with people you like, so [...]

A Look at The World of Video Poker

February 6, 2014 by  
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Video poker, or, “pokies” as it is known in the Australian Poker scene, is a form of slot machine that allows you to try to win prizes by spinning wheels an making poker hands. Video poker is widely regarded as the best casino game for players, in terms of the returns it offers over the [...]

What is The Life of a Poker Pro Really Like?

February 4, 2014 by  
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Former professional poker player Michael Shinzaki has shared some thoughts about what life as a poker pro is really like. Shinzaki took the time to answer some questions on Quora, explaining that while he briefly tried to pursue other careers, what he really did to make money was play poker. As you can imagine, the [...]

Earning a Full Time Living From Poker is Harder Than You Think

February 2, 2014 by  
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In the eyes of many, professional poker players are living the dream – they travel the world, stay in high-class casinos and earn big money prizes. However, it’s not all fun and games. The hours are long, the stresses high, and the buy-ins for those big money tournaments expensive.  Making a living from professional poker [...]

Poker Chips Flushed Down Atlantic City Toilet

January 31, 2014 by  
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A clogged pipe in the hotel room of an Atlantic City casino has led to the discovery of a huge number of counterfeit poker chips. The chips have a total tournament value of 2.7 million. Authorities have traced the chips, which were found in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, to Christian Lusardi from Fayetteville, [...]

Twist Poker Launching Across iPoker Skins

January 31, 2014 by  
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iPoker’s fresh new poker and lottery variant, Twist Poker, has just launched across the company’s skins, and is available to all players, including those who frequent their top-tier brands. The Twist Poker variant combines a lottery-like structure with a super-turbo three man sit and go format. In each Twister game, the payout is randomly assigned [...]

Cordova Restaurant Casino Hosting Ante Up Poker Event

January 30, 2014 by  
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The Cordova Restaurant Casino in California will be hosting the Ante Up Championship poker event from February 15-16th. The event is the first Ante up poker tournament of 2014, and the winner of the tournament will appear on the cover of the March 2014 issue of the popular Ante Up magazine. The Cordova Restaurant Casino [...]

Merge Poker Banning Delaware Players

January 29, 2014 by  
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The Merge Poker Network is reportedly closing the accounts of players who are located in Delaware and New Jersey. The network is home to a large number of poker sites, including the popular Carbon Poker. A Carbon Poker support representative confirmed that the site no longer offers services to players located in Delaware or New [...]

Courts Rule that Poker is Not a Game of Chance – Again

January 27, 2014 by  
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A court in Amsterdam has issued a ruling stating that according to the law of the Netherlands, poker is not gambling. This ruling is not the first of its kind in the country – it comes seven years after an independent investigation into the classification of the game, which ruled that skill played a bigger [...]

Poker Run Results Under Fire

January 24, 2014 by  
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The Stanley Mission Poker Rally has come under fire for producing statistically unlikely hands on a consistent basis. The top three hands at the rally in 2011 contained four aces. The following year, the same thing happened again. The University of Regina’s mathematics professor, Andrei Volodin, has called such a run of luck “astronomically impossible”. [...]

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