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Why Are Angle Shooting Allegations Not Considered Verbal Abuse?

20 June 2014 , By: compncards
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In this age of hyper-political correctness, it seems odd that poker is continuing to allow certain allegations go unchallenged and virtually ignored. Lately, there have been a couple of different incidents where players have been accused of angle shooting. The most recent incident involving Brandon Cantu resulted in a physical altercation during a WSOP event. And the worst part about the recent allegation was that it came from a person that was not in a hand.
Categories: Angle Shooting, Brandon Cantu, WSOP

Amaya Buys PokerStars But Slow Your Roll on US Legalization

16 June 2014 , By: compncards
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Amaya purchased PokerStars this week for over $4 billion. I didn't see that one coming. Amaya has made themselves the most powerful online gambling company in the world with the move. Some would make you think that the deal will result in nationwide online poker legalization in short order.
Categories: Amaya Gaming Group, Online poker, online poker legalization, Poker, PokerStars

WSOP Banner Snafu and Doyle's Still Dead

12 June 2014 , By: compncards
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Oh, WSOP banner staff. How we love to make fun of you. In case you haven't heard, there was a small problem with Ryan Riess' WSOP Champion's banner. Can you spot it? That's right folks.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Doyle Brunson, Doyle's Still Dead, Ryan Riess, WSOP

Player Security Remains an Issue at the 2014 World Series of Poker

7 June 2014 , By: compncards
Shortly after the start of the 2014 World Series of Poker, I commented on some alleged robberies that had occurred at the Rio. Sadly, it appears that security has become a big issue this year as several players have spoken out to complain about the inadequate security measures being taken. WSOP bracelet winner Ronnie Bardah issued this general warning to fellow players: I heard people continue to get stuck up in the Rio parking lot!Walk in groups,keep your eyes open and be safe out there. — Ronnie Bardah (@RonnieBardah) June 7, 2014[https://twitter.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Poker PLayer security

Daniel Negreanu - The Sparkly Vampire of Razz

7 June 2014 , By: compncards
The $10,000 Razz World Championship is underway at the 2014 World Series of Poker. Many like to call the game "Razzle Dazzle" because that is kinda the way you feel after playing a long session of this simple but incredibly frustrating game. Daniel Negreanu has decided to take the razzle dazzle to another level. His attire this evening has been the talk of the poker world.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Daniel Negreanu, Razz, Razz Poker, Sparkly Vampire, Sparkly Vampire of Razz, Twilight Saga

PokerNews Banned From the Venetian - Do You Care?

6 June 2014 , By: compncards
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I don't often talk about other news organizations on here for the simple fact that I represent PokerJunkie in these blogs. However, I feel compelled to speak on the recent revelation that PokerNews was banned from covering the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour event at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The reason? PokerNews supports online poker. At first I thought this might be a bit of a misunderstanding or misinformation given to the reporting site, but Nolan Dalla confirmed with the site that the ban indeed happened.
Categories: PokerNews, Sheldon Adelson, Venetian

Jeff Lisandro Makes Valid Points on Gambling Culture and Poker

3 June 2014 , By: compncards
Some of you may have heard about a "fight" over the weekend between Jeffrey Lisandro and Brandon Cantu. At the time that the incident went down, we didn't know many details but Bluff Magazine's Thomas Keeling was able to get Jeff on camera and he told his side of what happened.
Categories: 2006 WSOP, 2014 WSOP, Jeff Lisandro, Prahlad Friedman

Vanessa Selbst - From "Blowup" to Blowing Up the Poker World

31 May 2014 , By: compncards
Vanessa Selbst has just won her third career WSOP bracelet. It also makes her the only woman in history with three open-field bracelets. It is hard to believe that Vanessa's first WSOP final table was in 2006. Here is a video of her talking about that final table and what ended up being her bustout hand.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Vanessa Selbst, World Series of Poker
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