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Tiger Woods Hosts Charity Poker Event at MGM Grand

Cliff Spiller | May 27, 2019

Tiger Woods hosted a charity poker tournament at the MGM Grand's Whiskey Down saloon on Friday night. The poker event, the Tiger Jam Experience, raised money for the TGR Foundation. TGR Foundation raises tuition money for college students, while funding educational opportunities for underserved American students. The Tiger Jam Experience...

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Tim Headington Plans Benny Binion TV Series

Cliff Spiller | May 24, 2019

Ley Line Productions is creating a tv series about Benny Binion, the man who founded the World Series of Poker. Award-winning producer Tim Headington heads the project, which is based on a 2005 novel. Headington draws his inspiration from Doug J. Swanson's book "Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny...

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WSOP Hosts Gavin Smith Memorial Tournament

Cliff Spiller | May 22, 2019

The World Series of Poker plans to honor departed poker pro Gavin Smith with a charity tournament on May 28. The Gavin Smith Memorial Tournament begins on Tuesday, May 28 at 6pm. 50% of the proceeds from entry fees and re-entry fees go to the Gavin Smith Trust. Poker commentator Joe...

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Red Dead Online Poker Game Not Available Everywhere

Cliff Spiller | May 21, 2019

Rockstar Games removed the beta tag from Red Dead Online, so the multiplayer online game is updated and its bugs are fixed. Players in certain regions might not think so, though. In some regions, players won't be able to play virtual poker on Red Dead Online. Rockstar disabled the poker...

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IRS Seizes $3.9 Million from Unnamed Pro Poker Player

Cliff Spiller | May 15, 2019

The Internel Revenue Service (IRS) seized $3,926,478.11 from an unnamed professional poker player living in Newport, Oregon. US District Court Judge Anna Brown gave the IRS orders to seize the funds, which includes crypto-currency, after finding the card player guilty of other crimes. KOIN 6 News, which reported the story,...

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Kane Kalas and Shaun Deeb Make WSOP Main Event Bet

Cliff Spiller | May 10, 2019

Kane Kalas recently made a bet with Shaun Deeb over Phil Hellmuth's results in the upcoming 2019 WSOP Main Event. After the two made the original wager, Kalas made a bet with Doyle Brunson on Hellmuth WSOP results. The two bets are much different, but interesting in their own ways....

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PartyPoker and PokerStars Add Twitch Poker Streamers

Cliff Spiller | May 7, 2019

PokerStars and PartyPoker added to their growing list of Twitch streamers in the past few days. Both poker sites recently announced signings of poker streamers like Kevin Martin, Jaime Staples, Arlie Shaban, and Op-Poker. When PokerStars lost several of its high-profile poker streamers in the last few months, the buzz suggested...

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Phil Hellmuth Discusses Poker Career and WSOP History

Cliff Spiller | April 30, 2019

Phil Hellmuth holds a record number of WSOP bracelets (15), so it's no surprise he enjoys talking about his poker career. Recently, the Poker Brat discussed the start of his pro poker career at age 23 and the events where he first gained a name. His first World Series of...

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Chris Moorman Collects His 30th Triple Crown

Cliff Spiller | April 29, 2019

A player achieves the Triple Crown in online poker when he or she wins a poker event on three separate poker sites in a 7-day period. The UK's Chris Moorman is the undisputed master of the Triple Crown, which poker statistics site PocketFives created as a way to honor online...

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Antonio Esfandiari Beats Kevin Hart in Boxing Match

Cliff Spiller | April 27, 2019

Poker pro Antonio Esfandiari won his exhibition boxing match and his prop bet with comedian Kevin Hart. The 40-year old Esfandiari used his height and reach to defeat the 39-year-old Hart, who had prior boxing experience. No one released the amount of the prop bet, though it was a 35-to-1...

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