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  • Can a computer beat one of the world's best poker players?

    05/10/2015 6:15:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 9, 2015, 1:46 PM | CBS News
    Strategy games such as chess have long been considered important ways to measure artificial intelligence. But A.I. researchers at Carnegie Mellon University chose a different, and in some ways, more challenging game: poker. Susan Koeppen of CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA reports on what happens when the chips are down. Doug Polk, 26, is considered the best heads up, or one on one, no limit Texas hold 'em player in the world. He's defeated countless opponents and won millions of dollars. Polk bet his reputation that he could beat Claudico, Carnegie Mellon's artificial intelligence super computer.
  • CMU computer beaten by humans [Texas Hold 'Em]

    05/09/2015 7:20:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Humans won in the competition because of Douglas Polk and Bjorn Li, who are the world's top players. Polk said that they managed to win and beat the computers and it's a victory of humans. Polk said, "We really managed to find some weaknesses in some of the ways it liked to play its hands, and we exploited some of those to build our lead". The lion's share of the $100,000 prize money was won by individual winner Bjorn Li of Hong Kong.
  • Game Theorists Crack Poker

    01/11/2015 1:25:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    That means that this particular variant of poker, called heads-up limit hold’em (HULHE), can be considered solved. ... A few other popular games have been solved before. In particular, in 2007 a team from the same computer-science department at Alberta — including Neil Burch, a co-author of the latest study — cracked draughts, also known as checkers. But poker is harder to solve than draughts. Chess and draughts are examples of perfect-information games, in which players have complete knowledge of all past events and of the present situation in a game. In poker, in contrast, there are some things a...
  • Jose Canseco tweets about losing finger at poker

    11/15/2014 1:05:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2015
    Misfortune continues to deal hard-luck former slugger Jose Canseco a bad hand. Canseco said on Twitter Friday night that he was playing cards at poker tournament in Las Vegas Friday when his badly injured middle finger on his left hand fell off. The confessed steroid cheat accidentally shot himself in the hand last month while cleaning his gun at home. Doctors attempted to save it, apparently without success.
  • Martin Jacobson Wins the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000!

    11/12/2014 1:34:22 AM PST · by Wingy · 2 replies
    Poker News ^ | 11/12/2014 | Donnie Peters
    He's never won a major live poker tournament. He's second to last in chips to start the final table. He's too quiet to become the leading poker ambassador. No player from Sweden has ever won this tournament. Those were all rumblings heard throughout the poker world about Martin Jacobson in the months leading up to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. When it was all said and done, though, the man from Sweden proved to be the last player standing, topping poker's greatest event to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the massive $10 million...
  • JW Probes How DOJ Quietly Reversed Online Gambling Law

    11/11/2014 9:01:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 11, 2014
    Judicial Watch is investigating yet another Obama Justice Department scandal this time involving the reversal of a law passed by Congress decades ago banning all forms of online gambling, a move that allowed companies—and big Democratic Party donors—with connections to Attorney General Eric Holder to amass huge profits. It involves the Wire Act, enacted by Congress in 1961 as an antiracketeering measure to prohibit the use of wire communications for the interstate transfer of bets or wagers. When the internet came around years later the law was naturally applied to online gambling and U.S. courts, as well as the Department...
  • Fantasy football: Legal questions arise as gambling games grow

    08/27/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | EDDIE PELLS
    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was. "There's importance in clarifying the law,"...
  • Borgata Casino Lawsuit Alleges Gambler [Phil Ivey!] Cheated, Won $9.6M

    04/11/2014 7:12:11 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11 April 2014
    The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa [Atlantic City] filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world.
  • Who wants to ban Internet gaming? (GOP Nannies strike again)

    03/20/2014 7:42:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 19, 2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that “Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is preparing to introduce a bill that would restore the pre-2011 federal ban on Internet gaming, a spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. It would join a similar bill to be sponsored in the Senate by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.” “The goals of the Graham-Chaffetz legislation,” the Review-Journal continues, “are consistent with the highly publicized campaign by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson to outlaw Internet gambling on moral grounds.”
  • If there was a liberal version of poker this would be the royal flush

    03/11/2014 1:28:39 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Nevada and Delaware sign iPoker compact

    02/25/2014 11:32:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 25, 2014 | Andrew Feldman
    Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow poker players from both states to participate in a combined player pool -- potentially the first step in recreating a true American online poker market. The legislation allows the two states, which currently offer limited potential player pools, the ability to create a larger marketplace and add to the player liquidity that online poker sites rely on for continued success.
  • Statistical Improbability Of 1 in 2.7 billion

    12/16/2013 6:30:47 PM PST · by navysealdad · 42 replies
    World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, player Justin Phillips challenges an all-in from Motoyuki Mabuchi in the Main Event. What happens next is a statistical improbability of 1 in 2.7 billion.
  • New Jersey Opens Up for Online Gambling

    11/26/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/26/13 | KATE ZERNIKE
    New Jersey began allowing Internet gambling on Tuesday in a much-watched bet that there are untapped sources of revenue on bedside iPads and cubicle desktops, and even among people checking their phones while they wait in line for coffee. Gambling analysts say it is the most significant development since casinos opened in Atlantic City over three decades ago, ultimately setting off what became a furious competition among states for a share of the take.
  • 96-year-old shows up an overconfident poker player (video only)

    09/19/2013 10:28:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 9-17-2013 | ESPN
    That's called a 'slowroll' for all you whippersnappers out there.
  • Leave John McCain Alone! "Poker keeps me sane"

    09/05/2013 12:36:25 PM PDT · by lee martell · 56 replies
    Sept. 5 2013 | Lee Martell
    John McCain has been criticized for being caught playing a solitaire poker game in his cell phone, while attending a meeting on the possible war coming in Syria. We all know John is a bona fide RINO of the first order. His daughter Meagan is the same way. Pretty Meagan expresses her pretense at ambiguity like Daddy does, by selling out to the other side. The McCains remain media darlings of the left, because they can usually be depended on to bash and trash members of their own party. I keep waiting for a Jump the Shark Moment when other...
  • All In, Not All There: McCain Plays Poker in Syria Hearing, Jokes When Caught

    09/03/2013 7:31:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 9-3-2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, after being caught playing online poker on his iPhone during a Senate Syria hearing, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) fired back via Twitter: "Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!"
  • McCain playing poker on his iPhone (While at Syria Hearing)

    09/03/2013 3:29:10 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/03/13 | staff
    As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.” We eagerly await the photographic proof, but generally trust Melina’s sharp eye.
  • UK casino accuses US poker star Ivey of cheating

    05/16/2013 6:58:55 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2013 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON – A major casino operator is accusing Phil Ivey, an American who is one of the world's top professional poker players, of amassing millions of dollars in winnings by cheating at baccarat. Court papers filed in Britain's High Court by the Malaysia-based Genting Group say that Ivey and an accomplice successfully used a scam to rack up winnings of roughly 7.8 million pounds ($11.9 million) last summer. The case has rocked the world of professional poker by pitting one of its most charismatic young stars against a major resort and casino operator. The game in question took place on...
  • Suggestions For A Charity (Poker Tourney)

    11/08/2012 6:32:29 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My poker league is having a charity tournament on Saturday where the first prize is $1000 for the winner plus a minimum $1000 donation to the winner's charity of choice. It can be any charity as long as it's 501(3)(c). You have to declare the charity when you register. Right now I'm thinking either the NRA or GOA but I'm open to suggestions because I'm really not that fond of the NRA and if I do donate I know they will bombard me nonstop with more requests for the rest of my life. The Salvation Army might not be a...
  • Maryland man wins $8.53M poker title

    11/01/2012 4:52:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | Oskar Garcia (AP)
    A 24-year-old poker professional from Laurel won the World Series of Poker main event, outlasting his final opponents in a marathon card session of nearly 12 hours for the $8.53 million title on Wednesday. Greg Merson emerged with the title before dawn in Las Vegas after a session that proved a showcase for his skills amid the unpredictability of tournament no-limit Texas Hold ‘em. On the last hand, Mr. Merson put Las Vegas card pro Jesse Sylvia all-in with a king high. Mr. Sylvia thought hard, then called with a suited queen-jack.
  • NY Judge: Poker's Not Gambling Under Federal Law

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that poker is more a game of skill than chance and cannot be prosecuted under a law created to stop organized crime families from making millions of dollars from gambling.
  • Holder Plays Strip Poker

    07/09/2012 5:59:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Strip poker is one of Attorney General Eric Holder’s favorite games. As in, he evidently enjoys stripping online poker entrepreneurs of their Fourth Amendment rights. Holder is the head of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which is currently stripping online gaming entrepreneurs of their intellectual property rights. Technically, online gambling has never been declared “illegal” in the U.S. and yet the DOJ is citing a hazy law in order to allege that online gambling is a crime. On Monday, July 2, the federal government arrested Los Angeles native Ray Bitar as he landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport...
  • Gambling world loses an icon in Amarillo Slim

    05/03/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT · by bkopto · 12 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | May 2, 2012 | Chuck Blount
    There is an interesting subculture to gamblers involving nicknames. Once you get one, it's yours for life. The nickname is usually attached to a playing style, social habit or even the way you look. And there's never been one more famous than the moniker given to Thomas Austin Preston Jr. — also known as Amarillo Slim, who passed away last week at the age of 83 after a long battle with colon cancer. Slim got his nickname for obvious reasons. He was a tall, skinny cowboy that loved his horses and he lived in Amarillo. He joked he was so...
  • Pokerstars is Rigged (Vanity)

    02/19/2012 1:43:24 PM PST · by OldCorps · 14 replies
    Old Corps ^ | Feb 19, 2012 | OldCorps
    I'm so sick of PS. They rig every high stakes hand. They always have a lesser hand win on the last (river) card when the pots are big. Also, they guy with the largest stack wins, especially when he has a lesser hand. FU pokerstars. I'll take my money somewhere else.
  • Poker game shootout kills 1, injures 3(TX)

    An argument during a poker game in north Harris County ended in a shootout early today, leaving one man dead and three more hurt, KRTK reports. The incident began in a house on Varnell near Northington when a disruptive poker player was asked to leave: According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, there was a gathering of people at the home while a poker game was going on. Witnesses told them the suspect started causing a problem, so several people asked him to leave and shoved him down the driveway. The suspect then went to his car, got a gun,...
  • Admin. relaxes online gambling rules

    12/26/2011 10:01:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/26/11 | BYRON TAU
    Reuters reports that the Obama administration has reversed a long-standing ban on Internet gambling, clearing the way for states to legalize and regulate it: The Obama administration cleared the way for states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue and spur web-based gambling. A Justice Department opinion dated September and made public on Friday reversed decades of previous policy that included civil and criminal charges against operators of some of the most popular online poker sites. Until now, the department held that online gambling in all
  • World Series of Poker Final Play(Live thread)

    11/08/2011 1:52:25 PM PST · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 50 replies · 1+ views
    WSOP - ESPN ^ | 11-8-11 | Huck
    The 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event is now down to final three players, and the final will resume on Tuesday, at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. It took about 10.5 hours to set the stage for Tuesday's finale where it will be Pius Heinz, Ben Lamb, and Martin Staszko fighting for the title. The 26-year-old poker pro from Las Vegas Matt Giannetti, became the sixth player to exit from the WSOP Main Event Championship final table on Sunday -- following Great Britain’s Sam Holden (9th place), Anton Makiievskyi (8th place), Bob Bounahra (7th place), Eoghan O’Dea (6th place)...
  • WSOP Live thread

    11/06/2011 4:00:02 PM PST · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 20 replies
    WSOP | 11-6-11 | Me
    The short stack Holden from England is the first of the November 9 to be eliminated.
  • Barney Frank will return money from indicted poker players

    09/21/2011 12:21:45 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/21/11 | Frank Quaratiello
    Thousands of campaign donations received by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank from three Full Tilt Poker stars allegedly involved in a Ponzi scheme to defraud online players will be set aside to compensate victims, according to Harry Gural, Frank’s spokesman. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara yesterday alleged that Full Tilt took money from players and paid out more than $440 million to board members and owners, including at least three men, Howard Lederer, Rafael Furst and Craig Ferguson, who have donated to Frank’s election campaign. Frank (D-Newton) has been one of the most vocal congressional supporters of legalizing online gaming and...
  • Suspected robbers shot at high-stakes Raleigh poker game(NC)

    07/27/2011 5:37:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 26 July, 2011 | NA
    Raleigh, N.C. — Two men who police believe were trying to rob people at a high-stakes poker game in Raleigh late Monday were shot during a struggle, and one died, police said Tuesday. Officers responding to a reported robbery at 4809 Sweetbriar Drive, off East Millbrook Road, shortly after 11 p.m. found Brandon Dwain Shelton, 28, dead inside the house, and Brian Matthew Onley, 23, lying on the lawn with a gunshot wound in the arm. Witnesses told investigators that two men burst into the home wearing masks and carrying guns in an attempt to rob several poker players. A...
  • Event #55: The Poker Player's Championship

    I've been watching a friend of mine, George Lind, in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship. Out of 128 players, he's number 14 and hanging on by a thread. The last tournament I watched him in he came in second.
  • Shocker: Hollywood Leftists Hid Millions of Dollars from the IRS

    06/22/2011 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2011 | Greg Pollowitz
    Radar Online is reporting that a bunch of Hollywood’s elite are being sued in connection with their participation in high-stakes poker games. The civil complaint alleges that the money won by said Hollywood elite was actually money stolen by a hedge-fund manager from his clients to pay off his enormous gambling debts. According to the report, Toby “Spider-Man” Maguire was the big winner making $1,000,000 a month in winnings. Interesting. Maybe the next time Maguire is in D.C. for a photo-op with President Obama, he can explain to the president why he’s exempt from paying his fair share of taxes...
  • Tobey Maguire Sued Over Multi-Million Dollar Illegal Poker Game; DiCaprio, Affleck & Damon Involved.

    06/22/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    radar ^ | 6/22/2011 | Dylan Howard
    Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire is among more than a dozen high-profile Hollywood celebrities being sued in connection with a mega-millions illegal gambling ring that ran high-stakes underground poker games, Star magazine is reporting exclusively. Maguire, 35, won more than $300,000 from a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager who embezzled investor funds and orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in a desperate bid to pay off his monster debt to the star and others, it's alleged. An FBI investigation into Brad Ruderman, the CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, uncovered how he lost $25 million of investor money in clandestine poker games held on...
  • Stepfather accused of hitting girl with poker when he saw boyfriend in her bed

    06/07/2011 4:26:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | June 7, 2011 | Maricella Miranda
    A Burnsville man is accused of hitting his stepdaughter with a poker as punishment after finding the girl and her boyfriend in bed together. Cornelius Romelle Shaw, 42, was charged with malicious punishment of a child, a gross misdemeanor, according to a Dakota County criminal complaint posted Monday. Shaw told police he hit his stepdaughter and her boyfriend after finding them in bed together - but only after the boyfriend pushed Shaw over, causing Shaw to hurt his back, the complaint said. Shaw reportedly admitted that he shouldn't have hit his daughter.
  • Online poker players to be reunited with cash (govt actually thinks you own your $$? WoW!)

    04/20/2011 10:22:10 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies
    Online poker players in the United States will be able to withdraw money from accounts associated with two Internet poker companies recently indicted for bank fraud and money laundering, federal authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. government has agreed to allow PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, two of the three largest Internet poker companies, to resume use of domain names that had been shut down last week. Under the “domain name use agreements“ the companies will be able to reactivate and to “facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. players’ funds held in account with the companies.“ The agreement also allows...
  • FBI shuts down top online poker sites immediately after DC OKs its own site

    04/17/2011 11:14:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2011 | Rovin
    Coincidence? Or Chicago-style strong arming by the Federal Government? Or both?Just days after Washington D.C. approves online poker gambling, the Justice Department, FBI hands out indictments to three major online poker sites charging them with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses. (via The Hill) “Executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker have been charged with bank fraud and money laundering. The FBI shut down three of the largest poker websites Friday in what appears to be the largest crackdown on illegal online gambling to date. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker have...
  • Three largest online poker sites indicted and shut down by FBI

    04/15/2011 1:23:56 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 63 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2011 | Nathaniel Popper
    The founders of the three largest online poker sites were indicted by the FBI on Friday in what could serve as a death blow to the thriving industry. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan court. Two of the executives were arrested on Friday morning in Utah and Nevada. Federal agents are searching for the others. Prosecutors are seeking to immediately shut down the sites and to eventually send the executives to jail and to recover $3 billion from the companies. By...
  • Three largest online poker sites indicted and shut down by FBI

    04/15/2011 1:26:07 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 15, 2011 | Nathaniel Popper
    The founders of the three largest online poker sites were indicted by the FBI on Friday in what could serve as a death blow to the thriving industry. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan court. Two of the executives were arrested on Friday morning in Utah and Nevada. Federal agents are searching for the others. Prosecutors are seeking to immediately shut down the sites and to eventually send the executives to jail and to recover $3 billion from the companies. By...
  • Online Poker’s Big Winner [Did the NY TIMES Get Snookered?]

    03/28/2011 10:47:54 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | March 25, 2011 | JAY CASPIAN KANG
    Daniel (jungleman12) Cates, a 21-year-old self-made multimillionaire, lapsed economics/computer-science major and one-day Bubble Trouble champion of the world, was mildly annoyed. A reputedly solid player under the gun had just bet, and Cates needed to figure out if he was bluffing. Cates consulted the stat readout and deduced that the kid’s erratic betting over the past 200 hands was a product of emotional fragility. With no pair, no draw and no hope of winning a showdown of hands, Cates again raised the pot. At a second table, Cates had just made his flush. He put out a value bet that...
  • Online Poker bill may be added to tax deal

    12/08/2010 2:23:59 PM PST · by gaexaminer · 6 replies
    Atlanta Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 12/8/10 | Michael Francis
    Harry Reid is moving to add a law for legalizing and regulating online poker into the tax deal made yesterday.
  • What an ace guy: College dropout scoops $9m top poker prize in Las Vegas

    11/09/2010 8:08:52 PM PST · by Celtic Cross · 9 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | Nov 9th 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    A college dropout and former oddjob man poses proudly with his cash after winning nearly $9m (£5.6m) at a poker tournament in Las Vegas. Canadian Jonathan Duhamel was
  • On Poker: Federal online gambling legislation clears big hurdle

    08/09/2010 6:19:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | August 5, 2010 | Chuck Blount
    Maybe there are some teeth in the push for legalization and sensible federal regulation of the Internet gambling industry after all. Sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — chairman of the House Financial Services Committee — HR 2267 is a bill designed to establish federal oversight of an online gambling industry that currently resides in murky legal waters for U.S. players. It passed overwhelmingly 41-22 via committee vote last week, advancing the legislation to the House floor, where it hopefully will be voted on before the end of the 2010 session. If it gets that far, it will be the...
  • Poker Could Keep Man Out of Jail (NM gambler)

    08/07/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 7, 2010 | Rivkela Brodsky
    In an unusual deal, prosecutors and defense lawyers on Wednesday agreed that a former Albuquerque securities agent who admitted defrauding investors out of $444,000 can avoid jail for a while to see if he can win back money to repay his more than 20 victims. And if Samuel McMaster Jr., 59, does well enough at the tables, he might avoid jail time altogether. McMaster admitted to 26 felony charges of securities fraud, sale of an unregistered security, sale of a security by an unlicensed broker-dealer, fraud over $20,000 and fraud over $2,500 as part of a plea agreement before District...
  • Meet the 2010 WSOP November Nine

    07/18/2010 1:06:24 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 2 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/18/2010 | Gary Wise
    Chip leader Jonathan Duhamel has played dominant poker (with a touch of luck thrown in) and will be looking to take home Canada's first WSOP championship. Soi Nguyen will be seeking to topple the odds and emerge as an amateur champion from the sea of professionals. John Racener, Joseph Cheong and Jason Senti will be looking for the payoff for years of hard work and trying to take their place amongst the ranks of the game's most recognizable professionals.
  • “Law Of The Donkey” Could be Applied to Joran van der Sloot

    06/06/2010 10:26:23 PM PDT · by libh8er · 38 replies · 388+ views
    Gambling 911 ^ | Jagajeet Chiba
    "Severe" may be an understatement. The prisons in Peru are known to be among the most brutal in the world. Here is one account of what happens to prisoners such as child molesters: A neighbor of Cieneguilla suffered the worst shock which could have happened. His daughter, only two years old, was raped by a drug addict and drunk who during a party at the neighbor's house went to her room and raped her. The unfortunate was saved from being lynched by the locals, but it was reported and he went to Lurigancho. The case, incredibly, didn't appeared in the...
  • Poker Party 'Desecrates Tribune Tower Shrine

    06/03/2010 11:00:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 466+ views
    blogs.vocalo ^ | 6/3/10 | Robert Feder
    Photos published on Facebook show top executives of Tribune Co. — led by CEO Randy Michaels — at a gambling, drinking and smoking party in the palatial Tribune Tower office once occupied by the company’s patriarch, Col. Robert R. McCormick. “We are in the office of the guy who ran the company from the 1920s to 1955 — it’s normally a shrine,” wrote John D. Phillips, the Tribune Tower building manager who posted the photos. “We pretty much desecrated it with gambling, booze and cigars. Good thing we know the guy who runs the building!”
  • Obama Rules Poker

    04/08/2010 1:39:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 150+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-8-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Its the official game of the Minor League Foreign Policy Circuit. The rules are really simple...only you have to hold the cards like so AT ALL TIMES As you place your bets you must never see your opponents hand and more important than anything else YOU MUST NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY DOING YOURSELF The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts!
  • America's Tell

    04/07/2010 8:05:33 PM PDT · by Ghblog · 10 replies · 273+ views ^ | April 7, 2010 | ghblog
    I think that Americans can only hope that President Obama is one heck of a bluffer as he doesn’t seem to be holding his hand close to his vest...Obama is playing a high stakes poker game with our safety and security. I hope he is bluffing, but I really don’t think he is.
  • Court probe into internet poker site (Full Tilt)

    04/05/2010 9:45:58 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 30 replies · 1,041+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 5 2010 | By Joseph Menn
    A federal grand jury in Manhattan is investigating one of the largest internet poker sites serving US gamblers and could bring indictments against some of the world's best known professional players, according to people familiar with the case and a subpoena issued to a witness this week. The probe is aimed at Full Tilt Poker and individuals including Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer, champion gamblers who are among those accused of controlling the company in a Los Angeles civil lawsuit filed last year. Online gambling is illegal in the US and according to the subpoena the investigation is examining whether...
  • VIDEO: Armed Robbers Raid Poker Tournament

    03/07/2010 9:04:02 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies · 70+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/07/10 | Friends of Ours
    Several armed gunmen raided a poker tournament at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, Germany, and made off with as much as $1.1 million as reported by Michael Sheridan for the Daily News: The gang terrorized the crowds, who then fled, causing several injuries, police said. Video captured the madness as players at the tables and those watching quickly ran for the exits. A security guard is seen taking on one of the masked robbers, but he escaped with help from another masked-man.