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Nevada Gaming Control Board Forces Palms to Pay Michael Divita $18,500

7 February 2012 , By: compncards
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According to an article posted on QuadJack. com earlier today, it looks like the matter surrounding Michael Divita's exclusion from the second Epic Poker League Main Event has been resolved. For those of you that don't remember or don't follow the EPL, Divita won a seat into the second EPL Main Event but was refused entry because of being a registered sex offender in California. He was refunded his original $1,500 and escorted out of the building.
Categories: Epic Poker League, EPL, Michael Divita, Nevada Gaming Control Board

Norman Chad - What Were You Thinkng?

3 February 2012 , By: compncards
Norman Chad
Before I begin, let me state that I like Norman Chad. While we are not friends, the few times we have either played together or interacted, he has been a good guy. With that said, what the hell were you thinking Norm? We know that your comic bits is part of your overall sportscaster gimmick, but most comedians know when to draw the line. Clearly you don't.
Categories: Norman Chad, Norman Chad Contempt of Court, Norman Chad Jury Duty, WSOP

2012 World Series of Poker Schedule Released

1 February 2012 , By: compncards
The 2012 World Series of Poker schedule has been officially released and will be held from May 27th through July 16th, 2012. This year’s WSOP will feature 61 bracelets events, culminating in the WSOP Main Event. Yesterday, it was announced that the November Nine would not be returning.   While this is technically true, the final table of the WSOP Main Event will still be delayed.
Categories: 2012 World Series of Poker, 2012 WSOP

RIP November Nine

1 February 2012 , By: compncards
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A couple of big pieces of news came out today regarding the 2012 World Series of Poker. First, the 2012 WSOP will be held from May 27th through July 16, 2012. The complete schedule of events will be released tomorrow. Also, WSOP officials announced that the event will use 470 tables for the event, an increase of 100 tables from last year.
Categories: 2012 World Series of Poker, 2012 WSOP, November Nine

Tunica Trip Update - The Pokers Hate Me

31 January 2012 , By: compncards
Two days down, two to go here in Tunica. Got here last night and headed over to Harrah’s Tunica to check things out. The Seniors’ event was well in swing and I ended up playing a single-table satellite. Did well early on but lost a key flip about mid-way to get crippled.
Categories: Gold Strike, Harrahs Tunica, RoadHouse Tunica, WSOP Circuit

Shocking News - Survey by Pro-Poker Groups Show Poker Players Support Legalized Poker

30 January 2012 , By: compncards
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I just read an article about a survey that US Gaming Survey did in conjunction with the Poker Players Alliance.   The survey had around 8,000 respondents and included poker players primarily in the 30 to 60 year range. The survey produced the following results.  I’ll paraphrase: Most poker players don’t play the lottery Many poker players quit playing online after Black Friday 70% of poker players don’t care where they play if it is legal Poker is a game of skill Most people spend less than $100 a week on poker.
Categories: online poker legalization, Poker Legalization, Poker Players Alliance, US gaming survey

Breaking News - Phil Ivey is Still Good at Poker

28 January 2012 , By: compncards
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Hear that faint crying in the distance? That’s the sound of the collective poker world weeping for their bankrolls as Phil Ivey just proved that he indeed is NOT the Tiger Woods of Golf. Ivey just won the Aussie Millions $250k Super High Roller after taking most of 2011 off. With his $2 Million win, Ivey takes over #2 on the All-Time Money List behind Erik “Can I do another Micros episode so I can win more money” Seidel. I could go the cliché route and talk about how Ivey proved yet again that he is the best poker player of all-time, but Ivey’s bankroll is doing the talking for him.
Categories: Aussie Millions, Phil Ivey, Super High Roller

Poker is Not the Issue Obama's Looking For

1 25 January 2012 , By: compncards
If I've said it once, I've said it probably about 14 or 15 times in print. Poker is not that big of an issue to the public at large. Tonight, I watched President Obama deliver the State of the Union address.  He addressed many pressing topics that affect America as a whole.
Categories: Online poker, President Obama, State of the Union

Bring On The Tunica WSOP Circuit Event!

21 January 2012 , By: compncards
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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my blog about Jimmy Sommerfeld's retirement[. /poker-news/jimmy-sommerfel-announces-his-retirement] that I may go down to Tunica to play in the Circuit Event at the end of the month. Well, plans are now finalized and I will be heading down next Saturday and will arrive on Sunday to take part in my first poker tournament series in almost 2 years.
Categories: Grand Casino Tunica, Harrahs Tunica, Live Poker, Tunica Circuit Event, Tunica MS, WSOP Circuit Event

Duhamel Gets Sucker Punched and Nobody Cares

4 17 January 2012 , By: compncards
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Just read today's T[http://www. pokerlistings. com/daily-3-bet-duhamel-clocked-weisner-locked-poker-for-glory-82305]hree Bet on Pokerlistings on how German player Martin Finger decided that it was a good idea to sucker punch Jonathan Duhamel in the face. The post goes on to state that Duhamel "likely deserved" a bit of what he got.
Categories: Drunk Driving, Fighting While Drunk, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Martin Finger, Responsibility in Poker, Tom Dwan
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