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Jamul Casino® Launches Poker Room with Tournament Featuring Poker Pros, Celebrity Guests, and $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool  PRNewswire

JAMUL, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 15, 2019, Jamul Casino® will host a Grand Opening celebration for its new Poker Room.

California poker pro sentenced for ripping off investors in Super Bowl, World Cup ticket-flipping scheme  The Mercury News

An Orange County poker pro who admitted to bilking investors out of more than $6 million in a Super Bowl and World Cup ticket-flipping scheme was sentenced ...

California Wants To Copy Alaska And Pay People A ‘Data Dividend.’ Is It Realistic?  Forbes

California governor Gavin Newsom's proposal that big tech companies pay a dividend to residents is the latest attempt to address a widening income gap in the ...

If California wants to prepare for the coming Alzheimer's epidemic, it must pass this legislation  Los Angeles Times

An advocate for Alzheimer's research and caregiving encourages state legislators to pass AB 388, a bill that would recognize the disease as a public health ...

Global Trends In The US Casino Games Sector - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

There are many changes happening in the US gambling sector during 2019 which are going to help make the USA one of the main as online destinations for ...

How Nixon’s WWII Poker Game Helped Bankroll His First Run for Congress  History

While Richard Nixon saw plenty of action in the Solomon Islands, at one station the future president found time to master poker—and rake in winnings.

The Most Anticipated Poker Events of 2019  thesportsdaily.com

The 2019 poker calendar is packed with an entertaining ensemble of tournaments. These include the WSOP, the Aussie Millions, WPT, and scores of ...

2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic Kicks Off Jan. 24 - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

The Card Player Poker Tour is set to make its return to Ocean's 11 Casino in beautiful Oceanside, California for the eighth time to bring you another running of ...

Humble Jordan Cristos Wins Fast-Paced $10K PLO Final Table at US Poker Open  CardsChat.com

In less than four hours, Jordan Cristos disposed of his opponents at the US Poker Open $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha final table. His second cash in as many events ...

Matthew Welch Wins 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

A total of 823 entries were made in the January running of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic $250 buy-in no-limit hold'em event, ...

Poker Pro Gets 18 Months for Ticket Fraud  NBC Southern California

A poker pro who ran a Las Vegas-based ticket business was sentenced today in Santa Ana to 18 months in federal prison for masterminding a $6.2 million scam ...

Harrah’s Northern California look for 400 full-time positions  European Gaming Industry News

Harrah's Northern California, a soon-to-be opened casino, is going to hire 400 more people to fill full-time positions at the firm. It is a sprawling ...

Could cannabis be the new casinos for Southern California Native Americans?  OCRegister

At the end of a road off scenic Highway 79, in rural San Diego County, a building that once let visitors try their hand at slot machines and poker tables is now a ...

Hard Rock Wheatland casino places final beam, hopeful for late 2019 opening  Sacramento Bee

Amid wind and rain, Northern California's upcoming Hard Rock Hotel & Casino laid its last steel beam this week, marking a milestone for the resort-to-be.

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Gets 18 Months for Running Million Dollar Super Bowl Ticket Scam  Casino.Org News

Ali Fazeli, a poker pro from Orange County California, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for presiding over a Super Bowl ticket-selling scam.

Whatever Happened To Online Poker In California?  OnlinePokerReport.com

As California has been a frontrunner to legalize online poker for most of a decade without success, industry experts chime in on the hurdles.

Watch: Nearly Felted Poker Player Turns $50 Into Almost $10,000  CardPlayer.com

After taking a series of bad beats in a $5-$5 no-limit hold'em cash game at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, one player went on a run that regulars in the area ...

California Dreamin': Santa Anita's G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes  Pokerfuse

Staying on the derby trail this week, we head west to Santa Anita for the G3 Robert B. Lewis. A compact field of six 3yr olds will trave...

Poker Pro Micah Raskin Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Marijuana Charges  CardPlayer.com

Poker pro Micah Raskin will be spending some time behind bars after pleading guilty Thursday to conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Raskin, 50, admitted to ...

California casino GM takes down poker tournament, donates winnings  CalvinAyre.com

A poker tournament held on Veterans Day in the U.S. – this past Sunday – in Gardena, California produced an unexpected champ.

Alleged Super Bowl Scammer Arrested at Pechanga Resort Casino in California  Casino.Org News

An alleged Super Bowl scammer was spotted this week by a casino worker at the Pechanga Resort in Temecula, California, and was later apprehended by ...

California Tribes Get Their Hands Dirty, File Lawsuit Against Card Clubs  OnlinePokerReport.com

The legality of "California" games could be settled once and for all now that two tribes have filed a lawsuit against the state's card clubs.

How California Can Resurrect Its Online Poker Efforts (Hint, Sports Betting Is Involved)  OnlinePokerReport.com

Sports betting has replaced online poker as the hot topic in California, but like the prior online poker and daily fantasy sports legislative efforts, the state's ...

Contrasting Stars Group (TSG) and Facebook (FB)  Fairfield Current

Stars Group (NASDAQ:TSG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the ...

California Tribe’s Online Poker Dreams Dashed By Federal Court  OnlinePokerReport.com

A federal court ruled in favor of the state of California in a gambling case, putting an end to a small California tribe's dreams of providing online bingo and poker.

Regulators Ready To Crack Down On California Card Rooms  US Poker

California regulators are set to crack down on card rooms with casino games, as the latest lines in a battle over what games the rooms can spread are drawn.

Ali Fazeli sentenced over ticket scam, receives 18-months behind bars  CalvinAyre.com

Ali Fazeli will spend 18-months behind bars in federal prison for cheating investors out of $6.2m in a ticket resale scam.

California Sports Betting Unlikely Until 2020 Referendum  CardPlayer.com

California will move slowly toward sports betting, but any pace would be faster than the speed at which the Golden State moved on internet poker legislation.

Hustler Casino Boss Wins Poker Tournament, Gives It All Away to California Fire Relief Efforts  CardsChat.com

The general manager of two LA-area casinos unexpectedly took down a local poker tournament on Veterans Day, and donated his prize to the Red Cross ...

California Won't Consider Online Poker In 2018  CardPlayer.com

For the first time in a decade, the Golden State won't be home to an online poker debate. Per Online Poker Report, no bill is expected to be pushed this year.

Online Poker in California: Independent Guide for Players  Pokerfuse

iGaming and online poker is currently still illegal in California, despite efforts to move to a legalized and regulated industry within t...

How The US Online Poker Picture Looks After Election Day  US Poker

In October, we explored how various results in the midterm elections could affect online poker in the United States. Now that the results of the election are in, let's ...

MGM Resorts Eyes California Sports Betting Market  CardPlayer.com

MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings took their gambling relationship to new heights on Tuesday with the announcement of a partnership aimed at an upcoming ...

More of the Same in California: No Online Poker in 2018  PokerNews.com

After several years of posturing and various forces pushing and pulling, lawmakers in California won't even bother trying to move a bill legalizing online poker in ...

November Midterm Elections Could Impact The Future Of US Online Poker  US Poker

November's midterm elections could mean a step forward for US online poker in several different states. However, it could also mean a step back in others.

PokerStars Wants Gordon Vayo VPN Lawsuit Thrown Out Of California  US Poker

PokerStars is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit against it filed by 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Gordon Vayo, because it ...

Like Online Poker, CA Sports Betting Is An Issue No One Can Agree On  PlayUSA

Sports betting supporters are learning a fast and simple truth: Gaming expansion in California is never easy. Since the Supreme Court decision that overturned ...

Endless Summer Poker Series Kicks Off At Pechanga This September - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

As the seasons prepare to change, Pechanga Resort Casino has a way for poker players to hold onto that summer feeling. The Southern California poker ...

Focusing on far horizons, Democrats might just miss the boat in 2020  WV News

Just when President Donald Trump is mired in a morass of problems, such as declaring an unnecessary national emergency to build a wall at the Mexican ...

The Real Reason Why Online Poker Has Been Put On Ice In California  US Poker

Online poker in California looks to be dead and buried. That raises the question when it comes to just how close the 2016 attempt was to passing.

Online Poker Will Not Be California Dreamin’ In 2018  PlayUSA

2018 is the end of an era. For the first time in a decade, the California legislature will not place online poker on the legislative menu. According to Online Poker ...

Thomas Kornechuk Wins WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley for $193439; Denies Brett Murray Back-to-Back Titles  PokerNews.com

Thomas Kornechuk topped a 608-entry field to win the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event for $193439. Adam Dunkle won Casino Championship ...

California Tribes Unhappy With Gambling Regulator | My Blog  Tight Poker

Native American tribes in California are unhappy that cardrooms in the state are violating the gaming compact and the lack of action from the gaming regualtor.

Civil Rights Case Involving California Casino Goes Awry, Lawyer Says  CardPlayer.com

Per a report from the Fresno Bee, on Wednesday a jury in U.S. District Court in Fresno rejected claims of excessive force and false arrest in an incident that ...

Gordon Vayo Forged Documents In Online Poker Lawsuit, PokerStars Claims - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

It appears 2016 World Series of Poker main event runner up Gordon Vayo was attempting to run a bluff on PokerStars parent company Rational Entertainment ...

California Sports Betting Faces Tough But Not Impossible Road  Legal Sports Report

The economic opportunity from California sports betting is too big for the state and its gaming interests to ignore for very long.

Tribes Take Shots At California Cardrooms, Regulators At Conference About Sports Betting, Expanded Gaming  OnlinePokerReport.com

American Indian tribes meeting last week in Southern California say they are “fed up” with what they perceive to be the state's inability to regulate cardrooms ...

US November elections could force changes in online poker landscape  CalvinAyre.com

Next month, voters across a number of states in the U.S. will take to the polls to decide the fate of a number of issues, including sports gambling and online poker ...

California Indian Tribes Asserting Rights to Banked Games against Card Rooms  Poker News Daily

The history of tribal gaming in the States of America – where individual Indian tribes own and operate casinos outside of the purveyance of state and/or federal ...

James Woods Crosses Party Lines to Help California Fire Victims  CardsChat.com

Actor James Woods, a Hollywood poker player, crossed party lines to help California fire victims on social media locate family members that are missing.

Next Run It Up Poker Event Happening in December at Stones Gambling Hall in California  CardsChat.com

Run It Up Stones is the latest live poker event being hosted by Jason Somerville, with five days of tournaments scheduled to be played in December at Stones ...

Michigan Online Gambling Bill ‘Model Legislation’ For Tribal Gaming States  OnlinePokerReport.com

When Rep. Brandt Iden took it upon himself to lead the push an online gambling bill in Michigan two years ago, the task seemed monumental. As a tribal gaming ...

Poker Player Loses Pot Of 13,000 Big Blinds After Showing Opponent A Card  CardPlayer.com

Showing your opponent one of your hole cards during a live hand can be a risky play, and one poker player was reminded of that in an ultra-deepstacked ...

Poker player turns $5 bet into $1 million at Borgata  KGO-TV

A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet.

Supreme Court Scholar: 'Internet Poker Will See A Boom' Thanks To Sports Betting  CardPlayer.com

Last month's Supreme Court ruling on sports betting bolstered states' rights when it comes to gambling. That bodes well for regulated internet poker, which has ...

California tribes sue card rooms over 'player-banked' games  CalvinAyre.com

Two prominent California tribal casino operators are suing commercial card rooms over the latter's use of 'player-banked' games that the tribes claim violate ...

Stones Gambling Hall to Host Run It Up Poker Festival Dec. 5-9  PokerNews.com

Jason Somerville announced his poker tour will be heading to California for the first-ever Run It Up Stones this December. Get the schedule details here.

Steve Jun Wins 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino Main Event - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Steve Jun has won the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino $500000 guaranteed $1100 no-limit hold'em main event. The 34-year-old poker ...

Global Poker Player Scores Big Win In Sunday Scrimmage - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Global Poker recently ran their Sunday Scrimmage with double their normal guarantee, awarding players with SC$100000 instead of the usual SC$50000.

Poker Media Company Owned By PokerStars Sued For Millions - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Some of the world's leading record labels and music publishers sued poker media giant iBus Media, a PokerStars majority-owned company that operates ...

GM of Hustler, Lucky Lady casinos donates Veterans Day poker winnings to Southern California firefighters  LA Daily News

A Veterans Day poker tournament flopped strangely Sunday night in Gardena with an unexpected winner and an inspirational donation of the winnings.

Gordon Vayo, PokerStars Battle Over Jurisdiction In Case Over Disputed Winnings  CardPlayer.com

Ongoing civil litigation pitting the world's largest poker site against a World Series of Poker main event runner-up could be tossed this fall. According to a court ...

November Ballot For California Sports Betting Bill Unlikely  San Diego Magazine

Find out about legal sports betting in California and what the removal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection act means for US states and sports fans.

California card club owners fear new gambling regulations could force them to fold on blackjack-type games  Los Angeles Times

The Bureau of Gambling Control is hearing testimony before considering adopting new rules for third-party dealers at card clubs. Such regulations could put an ...

The LA You May Not Know: Gardena, the Poker Capital of the World  NBC Southern California

Like baseball and jazz, poker is an American creation that has roots from beyond our shores. It is believed the game originated in New Orleans in the first half of ...

A Kid On The Beach: Daniel Negreanu Talks PSPC and Online Poker  US Poker

PokerStars' site ambassador and poker superstar Daniel Negreanu shares thoughts on PokerStars' Players Championship and future of online poker.

California Sports-Betting Initiative Receives Approval to Begin Signature Collection  Flushdraw

California's attorney general's office has approved a citizen-filed initiative that aims to put the legalization of sports betting on a future state-wide ballot. The effort ...

California Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Charged Over $6.2M Ticket Fraud  Flushdraw

Orange County, California poker pro Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli has been indicted on two wire-fraud-related felony counts connected to the alleged bilking of $6.2 ...

Regulated Statewide US Online Poker Update  PartTimePoker News

An August 2018 update on the status of regulated statewide U.S. online poker. Includes news plus commentary.

Poker Alliance Urges Floridians to Protect Gambling by Voting No on Amendment 3  CardsChat.com

The political voice for poker players in America is speaking out and encouraging its members — as well as all voters in Florida — to vote no on Amendment 3, ...

Why we should teach all girls to play poker  Los Angeles Times

All girls should be taught to play poker. The game is a way to practice takings risks, size up your own strengths, manage money (chips) and know when to call ...

MGM-GVC sports bet deal with California's United Auburn tribe  CalvinAyre.com

Casino operator MGM Resorts and online gambling operator GVC Holdings have inked a prospective sports betting deal with California's United Auburn Indian ...

WSOP Runner-Up Bows Out Of PokerStars Geolocation Dispute  USBets

Court documents state that Gordon Vayo has voluntarily dismissed his May complaint, and now PokerStars wants him to pay for its legal costs.

PokerStars Approved to Offer Online Poker in Pennsylvania  CardsChat.com

Online poker in Pennsylvania was legalized in 2017, and now they have given PokerStars the green light to launch in 2019.

New York, Illinois Among Prime Candidates For Online Gambling Legislation In 2019  OnlinePokerReport.com

A preliminary rundown of the top five online gambling candidates for 2019: Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and West Virginia.

California Says It Might Revoke Poker Room License - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

One of California's nearly 90 card rooms is in hot water for allegedly not having enough money to cover its chip liability, and now the state is saying it could ...

California Poker Pro Indicted on Charges of Running $6.2 Million Super Bowl Ticket Scam  CardsChat.com

A California poker pro faces two felony counts of wire fraud for allegedly scamming investors out of $6.2 million, using the money intended to buy and sell Super ...

Inside the Yocha Dehe / Viejas / Sycuan Lawsuit vs California, Targeting Cardrooms  Flushdraw

It's deep dive time here at Flushdraw, with a thorough look inside the lawsuit recently filed by three California tribal nations against the State of California that ...

Brett Murray Wins 2018 WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

The 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Thunder Valley $1700 no-limit hold'em main event drew a field of 464 total entries to easily surpass the event's $500000 ...

PokerStars PA Set For Early 2019 Launch As Competition Backs Off  US Poker

PokerStars will launch a Pennsylvania online poker site in early 2019 and its only other US casino partner has decided not to even try to compete with it.

Gordon Vayo's Bankroll Saved From Huge Hit After PokerStars Relents  USBets

PokerStars and Gordon Vayo have moved one step closer to being done with one another, months after a contentious lawsuit was filed by the latter in May.

Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 Quantum Main Event Begins Thursday - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

This weekend, the Card Player Poker Tour will return to Ocean's 11 Casino near San Diego for a $250 buy-in Quantum main event. This will be the seventh time ...

Feds Issue $8 Million Fine To California Poker Room Over 'Loan Sharking' At Property  CardPlayer.com

The federal government on Friday said that it has fined a California-licensed card room $8 million over “willful violation of anti-money laundering controls.

Online poker potential after Supreme Court's PASPA ruling  ESPN

With legal sports betting on the horizon, online poker legislation has mostly fallen behind. Will that change after the Supreme Court ruling?

WSOP Main Event Inside Data: Fields Growing, Women Underrepresented, California Dreamin'  CardsChat.com

Numbers can be misleading, but they do not lie. The 2018 WSOP Main Event proved at least two things: Thousands still dream of becoming a poker world ...

New Hope For California Online Poker? Tribal Group Drops PokerStars Partnership  CardPlayer.com

Efforts to legalize and regulate online poker in California are a mess and currently delayed indefinitely, but momentum could be building once again thanks to a ...

Lottery State-by-State-All  SFGate

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Norwegian Poker Legend, Two-Time Bracelet Winner Thor Hansen Passes Away - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Thor Hansen, a legend in the poker world both in his native Norway and in the States, has passed away at age 71 following a long battle with cancer. Hansen ...

PokerStars’ Painless Pennsylvania Approval Highlights A Cleaned Up Image  PennBets

The approval of PokerStars to operate in PA may have flown under the radar, but its importance cant be overstated.

Dates Announced For 50th Annual World Series of Poker In 2019 - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Official dates have been announced for the 50th Annual World Series of Poker tournament festival. The WSOP is set to return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino ...

Everything You Need To Know About The Michigan Online Gambling Bill  OnlinePokerReport.com

Michigan is a governor's signature away from legalizing online poker. Here's a look inside bill, and how it impacts online gamblnig in the US.

WSOP Attendance By State: New England Poker Players Were Over-Represented  US Poker

Attendance was way up for the 2018 WSOP Main Event. Here's a state-by-state breakdown of where the players came from and why states are over- and some ...

Nevada Poker Report October 2018: Revenue Remains Steady As Two More Poker Rooms Disappear  US Poker

The state of Nevada lost two more poker rooms in October, but the remaining rooms continue to outperform their past incarnations.

Can I Legally Host a Home Poker Tournament?  Study Breaks

The rules for poker differ by state, ranging from completely legal to completely illegal and with plenty of gray areas in between.

Sheldon Adelson Gets His Way, Department Of Justice Says All Online Gambling Illegal - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

In a new memorandum dated Nov. 2, 2018, the Department of Justice has reconsidered its 2011 opinion that the Wire Act, a federal law banning bettors from ...

California Tribes Sue Card Clubs Over ‘Illegal’ House-Banked Games  Casino.Org News

Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians and Santa Ynez Band of Cumash Indians are taking legal action against California card clubs, such as The Commerce Casino ...

2019 World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Championships Main Event Kicks Off Jan. 12 - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

In January the World Poker Tour is returning to the Gardens Casino in the Los Angeles area. The casino, which underwent $90 million renovation in 2016, will ...

West Virginia Police Swipe $10K In Casino Winnings From Couple Who Committed No Crime  CardPlayer.com

Losing big on your way to the casino sure makes for a bad gambling road trip. A New Jersey couple last week finally retrieved about $10500 worth of casino ...

Thomas 'tdubz224' Wins the Global Poker Sunday Scrimmage Special  PokerNews.com

Global Poker's Sunday Scrimmage Special drew 578 runners, and Thomas 'tdubz224' bested a field of 578 to win it for SC$21617.

What Can Legal Sports Betting Do For US Online Poker?  US Poker

The US Supreme Court paving the way for legal sports betting may not mean much for online poker on the surface, but a deeper dive into the issue suggests it ...