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Which US Presidential Candidate is the Choice of your Favorite Poker Players?

Tags: biden, donald trump, hillary clinton, joe biden, president, trump, usa
Posted on 30 October 2020 by "K".


The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled on Tuesday, November 3.

The two contenders for the position are Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Some of the most popular poker players have already revealed who they will vote for next week, and it’s quite a mixed bag.

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Florida Poker Rooms to Reopen This Week with Restrictions

Tags: Florida, Seminole Hard Rock, USA
Posted on 21 May 2020 by "T".

Two poker rooms in Florida are going to reopen their doors this week. Players who will be coming in should very well expect an entirely different experience than what they used to know.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Bestbet Jacksonville are readying their venues for reopening. Both shall start accepting customers, including poker players, as early as Thursday. Seminole aims to reopen on May 21, whereas Bestbet will do the same on Friday.

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Online Poker Now Legal in Michigan, USA

Tags: Michigan, USA
Posted on 26 December 2019 by "T".

Almost a year after former Gov. vetoed a similar bill, Michigan has now become the 6th State to offer online poker legally.

A week before Christmas, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed HB 4311 on the morning of Friday, December 20, thereby making sports betting and online casino games including online poker officially legal in Michigan.

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Online Poker Likely to Be Legalized in Michigan within this Week

Tags: Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan, Rick Snyder, USA
Posted on 12 December 2019 by "T".

Possibly within this week, Michigan is gearing up to legalize online poker, and before the holidays it is set to come true. Last year, Michigan wasn't able to make online poker legal due to a last-minute veto from the governor.

This year however, the state is giving online gaming another try, and local media outlets confirm that there is a high chance it will be passed this time.

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A.I. Libratus that beat poker pros will be tested by the Pentagon for Military Applications

Tags: A.I. Libratus, Libratus, Military, Pentagon, poker bot, USA
Posted on 24 January 2019 by "T".

In 2017, an A.I. bot called Libratus, made headlines as it managed to beat some of the most accomplished poker players in the world in a game of no-limit Texas hold'em. Recently, the A.I. bot is making headlines again as it had been signed-up and the team that manages it to work for the military.

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MLS Star Brent Kallman wins $62K in WPT Seminole Rock n' Roll Poker Open

Tags: Brent Kallman, MLS, USA
Posted on 29 November 2018 by "T".

This athlete finished 8th place at the World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘n' Roll Poker Open.

Minnesota United FC defender Brent Kallman missed what could have been his first-ever final table at a major poker tournament.

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Lindsey Graham Sneakily Puts Online Poker Ban Into Appropriations Bill

Tags: Lindsey Graham, USA
Posted on 19 May 2016 by "T".

The senator of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, has pulled off a slippery move in sneaking in terms that will put a ban on online poker under the newly proposed Appropriations Bill, a bill that is intended for outlining senate spending.

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Six Indicted in Michigan Casino Scam

Tags: indicted, Michigan, scam, usa, video poker scam
Posted on 06 August 2013 by "T".

Six people have been indicted for stealing almost $10,000 while playing video poker at Kewardin Casino Hotel & Resort in Michigan, USA. According to local newspapers, Joseph Michael Koster used a "light wand" device to increase payouts from the video poker machines while his companions (Michael Leo Patterson, Cheryl Rose Steinsiek, Vannessa Dale Robb, Bruce Kirby Robb and Jeffrey Paul Neighbors) watched out for casino security and patrons. The scam went on for almost two years from July 2009 to June 2011.

"By using this device, defendant Koster tricked the video poker machine into paying out winnings well in excess of those to which Koster was entitled," Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Lochner wrote in an indictment.


Man Attempted Robbery After Losing His Cash Playing Video Poker

Tags: attempted robbery, Frankie Julius Parker, Jackson County Jail, karaoke bar, medford, usa
Posted on 25 April 2013 by "T".

On Wednesday, Frankie Julius Parker attempted to rob a Medford bar to regain money he had lost playing video poker earlier that day. Parker, 34, returned to Rumors Karaoke Lounge just before it closed at 2:30 am and told one of the owners that he forgot his wallet inside. The women, who owns the bar together with her husband, left him waiting at the front door to search for the wallet. When she returned empty handed he forced his way inside, choked the women and demanded his money back.

Her 65-year-old husband rushed out of the kitchen, grabbed a pool cue and chased Parker away. He didn't get away with any money and the woman was not seriously injured, police said. Parker was found at about 2:50 am hiding behind a dumpster at a nearby inn and was arrested. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail on accusations of burglary, robbery, assault and strangulation.



Illegal Shot House Busted - Poker Machine Confiscated

Tags: busted, illegal, poker machine, police, shot house, usa
Posted on 02 April 2013 by "T".

On Monday, some U.S. newspapers reported that police received a loud music complaint at a west Greenville residence early Sunday morning. A police patrol arrived at 1102 Jones Street at about 6:50 a.m. and found nearly 20 people in front of the house cleaning up Solo cups. Inside the house they found a video poker machine in one bedroom, nearly $270 in cash, and further evidence that the house was an illegal liquor establishment (shot house).

Cynthia Powell, 48, (the owner of the house) was arrested and charged with operating a video poker machine, possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit, selling alcohol without a permit, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.



New Jersey Legalizes Online Poker

Tags: Chris Christie, Delaware, governor, legal, nevada, new jersey, online poker, usa
Posted on 01 March 2013 by "T".

On Tuesday, the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, signed a bill to legalize intrastate online poker in New Jersey, making it the third state to approve such a measure - following Nevada and Delaware.

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The Former World Champion's Bar Has Been Shut Down

Tags: Cadas Poker and Sports Grill, closed, joe cada, poker, shut down, usa
Posted on 08 February 2013 by "T".

Cada's Poker and Sports Grill in Sterling Heights has been closed down temporary. The owners, Jerry Cada (Joe's father) and Patrick Bernhardt, voluntarily closed the place while an investigation into its liquor license is under way.

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Online Poker legislation in the U.S. already this year?

Tags: america, interview, legislation of online poker, Mark Lipparelli, Nevada Gaming Control Board, united states, usa
Posted on 14 March 2012 by "T".

According to an interview with the chairman of Nevada Gaming Control Board, we might see a legislation of online poker in USA already this year. The chairman, Mark Lipparelli, says that a new gaming license system might get the first official applications within a few months time. This would mean that gambling sites could be running legally in some states already this year. The first state to get a license, however, will most likely be Nevada.

In the interview, Lipparelli also talked in detail how the procedure for applying gambling sites would work. Besides the application itself, this procedure includes other things such as a real technical evaluation of the applicant's products to make sure that only serious, well-functioning sites get the license.



American poker pros consider moving abroad

Tags: black friday, poker pros, usa
Posted on 22 April 2011 by "T".

Black Friday has turned many American poker pros daily life up side down. According to a survey made by a very popular American poker magazine, many Poker Pros have considered to move from the U.S. in order to avoid further hassle. Below you can read what 6 poker pros had to say about online poker's future in the U.S.

Adam "squee451" Sherman - ($1.1 million in tournament earnings)
Right now I'm undecided between moving to a foreign country to play online or just going back to grad school. I'll probably make my decision after the end of the World Series of Poker.

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USA: A step in the right direction

Tags: uigea, unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, usa
Posted on 30 July 2010 by "T".

It is a very long way to go before gambling companies can offer games in the U.S., however, it feels like things are moving in the right direction at the moment as the majority of the congressional finance committee have approved a proposal to allow online gambling in the states.

Now, as you probably already have figured out, they must work out a master plan with guidelines so that the country can gain some extra income from allowing foreign betting companies to operate on the US market. There are about 50 million Americans who play poker regularly (online, at casino, home games etc), so you can imagine how much money there is to make.

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Difficult to use MasterCard in the U.S.

Tags: betting, gaming, mastercard, poker, u.s. america, usa
Posted on 05 February 2010 by "T".

There are plenty of options when it comes to depositing money into a poker account these days. Credit card, Neteller, Moneybookers, bank transfer etc. The list could be made really long. However, the easiest and fastest way of depositing money is usually with a credit card. We'll, not if you live in the U.S.

MasterCard has figured out the method of uncoding gambling transactions for U.S. customers. This will most probably cause a lot of problems for U.S. poker players and poker sites accepting U.S players since Neteller and many other depositing methods already have been blocked. This is not the first time MasterCard has found out the uncoding process. First time, however, it only took online gaming sites about 2 months to find a way to get around the problem. It will be interesting to see what they do this time.



USA: Armed men robbed poker players

Tags: armed men, north carolina, poker, usa
Posted on 06 October 2009 by "T".

During the night between Sunday and Monday, three men broke into a house in North Carolina (USA) where a poker game with around 30 people was held. The three robbers were all armed, 2 of them had handguns and one had a rifle. The man with the rifle used his rifle butt to knock down 2 of the poker players before firing a shot into the wall and demanding the other poker players to lay down on the floor.

The robbers then escaped with an unknown amount of money from the house, and still the police haven't been able to catch anyone of them. However, the police are going to continue the search for the three men until they get some results according to Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina.



Florida looking to legalise online gambling

Tags: Barney Frank, Charles Grist, Florida, Online Poker, USA
Posted on 24 June 2009 by "M".

Online poker players have gotten some great news from the state of Florida where Governor Charles Grist has signed off on a new bill passed by the state legislature earlier in May this year. This bill authorized an in depth study of the impact that legalising online poker in certain states will have on the economy and on the people.Read more » Florida looking to legalise online gambling


PricewaterhouseCoopers Study Shows Online Gambling Could Produce $52 Billion in Revenue over Next Decade for U.S.

Posted on 05 March 2009 by "M".

The accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown that the US would be able to benefit a lot from a regulated poker market. Since the UIGEA was introduced in 2006 it has been very hard for US players to play poker online. And since the government are stating that it is illegal to play poker online if you are a US citizen they are missing out on a lot of tax dollars.Read more » PricewaterhouseCoopers Study Shows Online Gambling Could Produce $52 Billion in Revenue over Next Decade for U.S.

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