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Will California Ever Get Its Act Together And Legalize Online Poker?  OnlinePokerReport.com

Efforts to legalize online poker and casino gambling have been shoved to the side as sports betting fever sweeps through legislatures across the nation.

California Houseboat Sinks During Overloaded Poker Party, Dozens Flee As It Capsizes: 'So Scary'  Newsweek

Dozens of people attending a family-friendly poker event on a California reservoir last weekend were forced to jump ship after their three-story houseboat ...

Poker Strategy: No-Limit Hold'em Hand Breakdown With Poker Pro Daniel Strelitz  CardPlayer.com

Since he turned 21 eight years ago, Daniel Strelitz has quietly been one of the most consistent pros on the tournament circuit. The 29-year-old poker pro from ...

Dozens scramble from capsized California houseboat called the Nut House during poker run  Fresno Bee

The Nut House was lost, capsized off the shore of Tuolumne County's Don Pedro Reservoir. The overloaded houseboat had been for the dozens aboard her ...

New Jersey poker player takes life peacefully in California after cancer fight, raised awareness of end-of-life options in final days  San Francisco Chronicle

A semi-pro poker player who was suffering from a rare cancer took his life Friday with aid-in-dying drugs after using his final days to raise awareness about the ...

Dozens of people escape from sinking houseboat on Don Pedro during poker run  Modesto Bee

About 35 people had to flee from a three-story houseboat at Don Pedro Reservoir Saturday when it began taking on water and quickly sank. The boat was being ...

2019 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event Kicks off Aug. 31 - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

The Legends of Poker main event is back on the World Poker Tour main tour in 2019. The $5000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event is set to run from Aug. 31 – Sept.

ALESSIA CARA AND JUANES STUN FANS WITH THEIR 1ST LIVE TV PERFORMANCE “QUERER MEJOR” ON FALLON  MUSE

MUSE TV's Michael Sandoval was recently at Paramount Studios to attend the Variety 9th Annual Charity Poker & Casino Night fundraiser.

The US Online Gambling Industry Has Changed Dramatically In Six Years  OnlinePokerReport.com

Since the start of NJ online gambling six years ago, the landscape for betting legally on the internet looks a lot different today in the US.

Using the Right Tool for the Job  PokerNews.com

Having the right tool makes a job a lot easier. That applies to poker, too, where you must adapt your strategy to how the game is playing, says Lee Jones.

Deconstructing Daniel Negreanu's Take on States-Based VPN Usage  Flushdraw

I've got to say I was a little surprised a couple of nights ago when I became immersed in a Twitter debate with Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu over the ethics of ...

World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner Allyn Shulman Talks About Poker, Family, And Her Career As An Attorney On a Sports Betting Show  CardPlayer.com

A week after her husband made an appearance on the show, Allyn Shulman was on Doc's Sports Happy Hour Show to discuss her first career as a criminal ...

The Best Casinos for Video Poker Outside Las Vegas (2019)  BestUSCasinos.org

Catch yourself dreaming about playing video poker but don't live near Las Vegas casinos? Here we've found the best places to play video poker outside of ...

A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires  The New Yorker

Throughout the twentieth century, federal policy focussed on putting out fires as quickly as possible, but preventing megafires requires a different approach, ...

PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend's Ante Up World Championship at Thunder Valley  PokerNews.com

Since early July, Ante Up Poker Tour has been at California's Thunder Valley Casino Resort for both the Ante Up NorCal Classic & Ante Up World ...

Top Video Poker Casinos on Fremont Street - Play Video Poker in Vegas  BestUSCasinos.org

The Vegas Strip is where video poker bankrolls go to die. Don't play video poker there, instead go to one of the casino we've listed here, located on Fremont.

The online betting licensing debacle in Germany becomes even more confusing  Off Shore Gaming Assocation

Germany seems determined to restrict online wagering to sports betting but their licensing situation is far from resolved and nothing is moving forward.

Big Cat Poker Run 2019 Rocks the California Delta  Powerboat Nation

Northern California's biggest speedboat event of the year is undeniably the Big Cat Poker Run, and the 2019 edition was an incredible experience. Participants ...

There Is Hope for Online Poker in PA But Keep A Dose Of Patience Close  US Poker

Comments from Hollywood Casino and the PGCB point to online poker coming to PA soon. However, a history of slow roll-outs means some patience is in order.

California Sports Betting, Online Poker Helped By Tribes’ Loss In Court?  OnlinePokerReport.com

A trio of California gaming tribes saw their efforts to stop casino-style games at the state's cardrooms meet an untimely demise in federal court last week. What's it ...

A MUG And A Chair: Poker Meetup Games Grow in Popularity  US Poker

US Poker is on an upswing and one type of game is grabbing attention – MUGs. “I think meetup games are great for poker," says Phil Hellmuth.

World Poker Tour Announces WPT Asia Swing Schedule, Prizes  Flushdraw

The World Poker Tour has announced the WPT Asia Swing, a three-country whirlwind in which players can earn points to win seats at WPT India.

WSOP Could Host More Online Bracelet Events in 2020 Thanks To NJ Players -  US Poker

The World Series of Poker has come and gone and New Jersey poker players represented the Garden State well. The WSOP went big online in 2019, offering ...

An awkward conversation, plenty of smoke and maybe some enlightenment in Don Nelson's poker room  The Athletic

A visit with Don Nelson starts and ends weirdly. Perhaps he's flippant about his legacy of innovations because he's already moved past it.

Sports Betting Legislation Introduced In California  CardPlayer.com

Lawmakers in California introduced legislation that could bring legalized sports betting to the Golden State after the 2020 election cycle. ACA 16 was introduced ...

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.

Tribes Argue Over New Barstow Casino in California  BestUSCasinos.org

For years, two tribes have argued over rights to open a new Barstow casino. Let's look at what officials in this tribes are saying.

Wishes on Wheels Motorcycle Charity Ride & Poker Run  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort and Harley-Davidson® of Folsom are proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Wishes on Wheels Motorcycle Charity Ride & Poker ...

POLL: BIDEN up 7, HARRIS down 12 — BERNIE's Our Revolution endorses SF DA candidate — TRUMP 'enraged' by CA auto move  Politico

THE BUZZ: THE “ONLY IN SF” RACE FOR DA — Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution has thrown its muscle into the race for San Francisco District Attorney — and ...

GOAT Main Event Champions Decided on Global Poker  HighstakesDB

Global Pokers GOAT Championship series came to a thrilling conclusion yesterday, the SC$1million guaranteed festival crowning RawMeteor as the Main Event ...

Austin Mahone, Sasha Pieterse & more attend the Variety Children’s Charity Poker & Casino Night  Teen Daily

Stars hit the red carpet in Hollywood, California on Wednesday (July 24) for the 9th Annual Variety – The Children's Charity of Southern CA Charity Poker ...

Lady Gaga seemingly called out by Dan Horton's ex wife: 'Poker Face'  AOL

Lady Gaga made headlines after she was spotted kidding her audio engineer, Dan Horton and now his ex-wife Autumn Guzzardi is speaking out.

Online Poker Legend Isaac Baron Scores First World Series Of Poker Bracelet - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

For years before Black Friday, Isaac 'westmenloAA' Baron was one of the top American online poker professionals. In fact, in 2007, he was named Card Player ...

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.

Poker World Reacts To Earthquake That Shook The World Series Of Poker Main Event - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Capping off one of the wildest days in World Series of Poker history, the main event experienced an unexpected break in the action Friday night when a 7.1 ...

Pro poker player moves to California for physician-assisted death  Fresno Bee

Kevin Roster, 36, talks on Tuesday, June 5, 2019, about why he moved to Rancho Cordova to die using physician assisted-death. The former New Jersey ...

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.

Stella Frances (Holosko) Staley  Palisadian Post

Stella Frances (Holosko) Staley, an educator and teacher at the high school and college level, passed away peacefully at home on July 22 in Pacific Palisades.

Southern California Gambler Hits Penny Slot Jackpot For $1.6 Million  CardPlayer.com

A Southern California man turned a penny slot spin into a seven-figure score last week. A gambler, identified simply as Robert S, was playing the IGT Wheel of ...

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...

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 ...

California Unlikely to Approve Online Poker in 2019  LegalUSPokerSites.com

California lawmakers are unlikely to examine online poker legislation in 2019, and similar complications may hurt sports betting chances as well.

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.

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.

WSOP Circuit Launches into 2019-2020 Season at Choctaw  LegalUSPokerSites.com

The World Series of Poker Circuit wraps its first tour stop of the 2019-2020 season at Choctaw in Oklahoma with more than 30 stops on the WSOP Circuit ...

California Online Poker Pro Forfeits Over $90000 for Geolocation-Evading New Jersey Play  Flushdraw

This week, amid its bi-monthly release of director's actions and orders, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced an order of enforcement ...

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 ...

Dying of cancer, poker pro plans assisted death in Sacramento after one last ‘dance’ in Vegas  Sacramento Bee

A New Jersey poker player with an aggressive form of cancer and weeks left to live moved to the Sacramento area in late May. Kevin Roster, 36, plans to die ...

Variety - The Children's Charity Southern California To Host 9th Annual Poker And Casino Night  Look to the Stars

Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California is hosting its 9th Annual Charity Poker & Casino Night fundraiser on Wednesday, July 24th at the ...

Here's What Southern California's 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Looked Like Interrupting Four Sports Events  Deadspin

Southern California was hit with a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Friday night, the second quake that part of the country had experienced in two days.

California Cardrooms Score A Win In Ongoing Fight With Gaming Tribes  PlayUSA

US District Court Judge John Menendez handed California cardrooms a significant win in their ongoing fight with the state's tribal casinos. On June 18, the US ...

A Texan’s Big Bet on a Fossil-Fuel Future for California  The New York Times

California has positioned itself as a leader in the fight against climate change. It leads the nation by far in solar power. And it is working to reduce carbon ...

California Sports Betting Bill Appears Suddenly, But What Are Its Chances?  Legal Sports Report

The largest market in the country is officially on the path to sports betting, as a new bill emerged this week in California.

LAPC Champ Dennis Blieden Indicted on Charges of Embezzling $22 Million from Former Employer  PokerNews.com

Dennis Blieden won the $10k WPT LAPC for $1 million in 2018 and now finds himself in hot water, indicted by the FBI with charges of embezzlement and fraud.

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

After a decade of efforts, California lawmakers won't introduce a bill to legalize online poker in 2018. Progress made in 2016 appears for naught.

California Tribes Lose in House-Banked Card Games Legal Battle  Flushdraw

A lawsuit brought by three prominent casino-operating California tribal nations targeting certain house-banked games available in some of the state's licensed ...

'I get to die the way I lived, which is in charge': N.J. man diagnosed with terminal cancer moves to California to legally end his life  ABC10.com KXTV

Under California's right-to-die law, Kevin Roster moved from New Jersey to Sacramento to legally end his life, but first, he plans to win the World Series of Poker.

California Sports Betting 2019: Is Sports Betting Legal in CA?  Lineups

California has attempted to legalize online gambling in the state multiple times. California has legalized daily fantasy sports, however, DFS has the distinction of ...

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 ...

A Humane World  HSUS News

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums announced this morning that it will phase out the use of bullhooks on elephants at its member zoos, taking the United ...

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 ...

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.

California Sports Betting Initiative Dead in the Water  VegasSlotsOnline

The initiative to legalize sports betting in California through earning a place on the 2020 ballot has been met with failure.

Head to Head Contrast: MassRoots (OTCMKTS:MSRT) & Stars Group (OTCMKTS:TSG)  Slater Sentinel

MassRoots (OTCMKTS:MSRT) and Stars Group (NASDAQ:TSG) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two ...

2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic: 880 Entries Made Through First Six Starting Flights - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

A total of 880 entries have been made in the six starting flights of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic, with day 2 entry still available ...

The Gambling Nuns of Torrance, California  GQ

Thou shalt not steal…unless you're one of the Vegas-loving nuns who allegedly took the Catholic school under their watch for every penny they could.

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 ...

Former Fast Food Worker Rick Alvarado Banks $888,888 At 2019 World Series Of Poker - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

The $888 buy-in Crazy Eights event at the 2019 World Series of Poker drew a massive field of 10185 players, which represented more than an 18 percent ...

Industry Insiders: Mo Fathipour on The Bike's Poker Success  PokerNews.com

In this installment of PokerNews' Industry Insiders, Bicycle Casino tournament director Mo Fathipour talks about the Quantum Millions II & Mega Millions XX.

What Role Did PokerStars Play In Preventing Online Poker 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.

Tax Deductions on Gambling Losses Under Threat in California, Tribal Casinos Expected to Fight...  Casino.Org News

California State Assemblyman Adam Gray believes tax deductions on losses for gamblers benefit only the rich. Tribal casinos on warpath.

Adam Weinraub Wins 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's Eleven San Diego Classic - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Adam Weinraub emerged victorious from a field of 728 total entries to win the April running of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's Eleven San Diego ...

Proposed California Sports Betting Bill Likely To Face Tribal Opposition  Forbes

A new California sports betting bill has been presented, but with previous efforts falling short, is this new proposal destined to die on the vine? With tribal gaming ...

Barry Greenstein Explains Reasoning for Leaving Team PokerStars  CardsChat.com

Barry Greenstein joined Joe Ingram on the "Poker Life Podcast" on YouTube to discuss numerous topics, one being Barry's reason for leaving Team PokerStars ...

Card Player Poker Tour Returns To Ocean's Eleven Casino July 18 - 21 - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Ocean's Eleven Casino and the Card Player Poker Tour have now teamed up for nine runnings of the San Diego Classic tournament. Over the course of those ...

Online Gambling’s ‘Bad Actor’ Debate Reignites As Sports Betting Spreads  OnlinePokerReport.com

Sports betting is getting its first taste of the "bad actor" debate for online gambling, as some seek to bar DraftKings and FanDuel from sports betting licenses in ...

First Ever Short Deck Bracelet Awarded To Alex Epstein At 2019 World Series Of Poker - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

When short deck hold'em started to become popular in the high-stakes community, the World Series of Poker was quick to add the new poker variant to the ...

Put your hands together for the World Series of Poker, turning 50 this year  Los Angeles Times

The World Series of Poker kicks off Tuesday. It's come a along way from when a poker was a game played by shady guys playing cards in smoke-filled ...

Some states are betting on sports gambling, but progress toward legalization is slow in California  The Desert Sun

A 2018 Supreme Court ruling opened the door for states to legalize sports betting, but California isn't any closer.

Poker's big fold  Washington Examiner

A little over nine years ago, on Feb. 5, 2010, I played an online poker tournament from my couch, deep into the night, ultimately winning about 4 a.m. I'm sure of ...

WATCH: Quad Nines Beat Full House For $439K Pot In High-Stakes Poker Game  CardPlayer.com

Live at the Bike! recently ran a $100-$100-$200 cash game with a $200 big blind ante and a mandatory $400 under-the-gun straddle. Predictably, the game ...

Hustler Casino To Host $150,000 Guaranteed Memorial Day Weekend Poker Tournament - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Larry Flynt's Hustler Casino in Gardena, California is set to host an exciting $150000 guaranteed poker tournament this Memorial Day Weekend. The $150 ...

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 ...

Vegas Rocked Again as Second Earthquake Hits Southern California, Prompts WSOP Break and Hoops...  Casino.Org News

The earthquake forced the cancellation of NBA Summer League and WNBA games and prompted a delay at the World Series of Poker Main Event.

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.

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.

Card Player Poker Tour Returns To Ocean's 11 In January of 2019 - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

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

Alarming scenes from Southern California’s strongest earthquakes in two decades  MarketWatch

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake emanating from Ridgecrest, Calif., rocked much of Southern California and the surrounding areas late Friday, swaying roller...

Chicken-Wielding Poker Player Wins World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Championship In Las Vegas  CardPlayer.com

Winner, winner, chicken wing dinner! Armed with a literal forked chicken wing in one hand, and a steady supply of beers in the other, Frank “The Tank” ...

Delaware Poker Players Suffer as Dover Downs Downsizes  CardsChat.com

Delaware poker players now have fewer options than they once had following changes at Dover Downs. Poker room closed inside Dover Downs casino.

Contrasting Stars Group (NASDAQ:TSG) and MassRoots (NASDAQ:MSRT)  Sundance Herald

Stars Group (NASDAQ:TSG) and MassRoots (OTCMKTS:MSRT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast ...

Drunk Gambler Fights Security, Poops On Casino Property Before Arrest - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

A California man was arrested last week for trespassing on Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. Before he was taken into custody by the police, ...

Pennsylvania Online Poker To Begin On July 15  CardPlayer.com

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Wednesday that poker players in the Keystone State will be able to play online this summer.

Take No Prisoners With New PokerStars UFC® KO Poker Game  Yahoo Finance

million celebration and the chance to experience UFC® 241: CORMIER VS. MIOCIC 2 live in California ONCHAN, Isle of Man , June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ ...

Daniel Strelitz Wins 2019 World Series of Poker $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Bracelet - Poker News  CardPlayer.com

Daniel Strelitz defeated a field of 400 entries to emerge victorious the 2019 World Series of Poker $5000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event. The poker pro from ...

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.

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 ...

New California Sports Betting Bill May Have Been Sparked by Failed Tribal Operator...  Casino.Org News

California sports betting bill surfaces in Sacramento a week after three tribal operators had a case against cardrooms dismissed.

Building a $1-million poker game for ‘Live at the Bike’  Los Angeles Times

One Friday this past December, behind the glass doors of a studio inside the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens, a well-mannered but strategically ...

Fight Breaks Out in Talking Stick Poker Room (VIDEO)  CardsChat.com

An angry poker player flipped out during a cash game at Talking Stick poker room in Scottdale, Arizona, causing a mini-brawl and chaos to ensue.