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California casino GM takes down poker tournament, donates winnings

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

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

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 Tribes Get Their Hands Dirty, File Lawsuit Against Card Clubs

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.

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.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

IID OKs possible drought measures, but reserves right to vote last on 7-state deal  The Desert Sun

IID voted Monday to tentatively join Colorado River drought plan, but held off on a final decision, pending other water districts' actions.

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 ...

Poker pro Thor Hansen passes away at 71

The passing of the Norwegian “Godfather of Poker” Thor Hansen at 71 years of age, was the subject of the poker community on Twitter.

The Top Five US Poker Stories Of 2018  US Poker

A number of stories made headlines in 2018. However, USPoker has boiled it down to the top five. Here's the Top 5 Biggest Poker Stories of 2018.

PokerStars Drops Damages Claims Against Gordon Vayo  Flushdraw

The parent company of PokerStars, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (REEL), has agreed to drop its claims for damages and legal expenses against ...

US Senator On Sports Betting Proposal: Bad Actors, Tainted Assets Need Not Apply

Draft legislation for a federal sports betting framework being circulated by Sen. Orrin Hatch touches on several issues familiar to online poker supporters.

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

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 ...

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.

Bad Actor Becomes Issue with Federal Sports Betting Legislation Consideration

Summary: As sports betting continues to be a hot topic of debate in the US, the federal government is now weighing in and bad actor clauses are in the mix.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

After a Year Away, Bay 101 Shooting Star Returns with New Look  PocketFives

“I have always said San Jose has the greatest poker fans in the world.” Matt Savage has called San Jose's Bay 101 Casino home since he took a job dealing ...

James Woods Crosses Party Lines to Help California Fire Victims

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

Nuns Embezzled From Catholic School For Years To Fund Las Vegas Gambling Trips - Poker News

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has confirmed that two nuns have been caught stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Saint James Catholic School ...

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.

Pavel Plesuv wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Rock 'N' Roll Open

A victory for Pavel Plesuv in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Rock 'N' Roll Open, and the dates for the LA Poker Classic from the Commerce in California.

Poker Media Company Owned By PokerStars Sued For Millions - Poker News

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

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 ...

Potential Regulatory Changes Cause a Stir Among California Card-Room Operators  Casino Games Pro

The plans of California's authorities to introduce new regulations for certain table games have caused quite a stir among card clubs across the state. They fear ...

Go behind the scenes to learn what it takes to be a casino dealer  Press-Enterprise

By Steve Drumwright. Correspondent. Tucked into a nondescript corner of Temecula office space, the Jack Black Casino Dealer School hardly looks like a place ...

From Missionary To Poker Mission: Nathan Manuel’s Crazy Quest For A Platinum Pass  US Poker

It sure seemed unlikely. Nathan Manuel has been trying again and again to win a PokerStars' Platinum Pass, but he was aware of the odds of winning the ...

California Tribes Rally Together to File Lawsuit – Their Target? Card Clubs  PokerOnline

Things are heating up in the state of California as tribes have united together to file a lawsuit against card clubs. Read on to find out more.

Livonia business combines love of golf, poker in one place

Go for a hole-in-one or a winning poker hand at Players Golf & Poker Room, a Livonia business that has large golf simulators and charity poker.

DRASSLER, Thelma W.  Arizona Daily Star

DRASSLER, Thelma W. Died December 8, 2018, at home at the age of 101. Born November 12, 1917 on a dairy farm near Warrensburg, Missouri. One of seven ...

PokerNews Parent iBusMedia Sued Over Alleged Music Copyright Infringement  Flushdraw

Several major American music labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of California against iBusMedia ...

Poker fundraiser at the Gettys’ puts amfAR in the chips for AIDS research  San Francisco Chronicle

James Bond would've felt right at home in the glamorous Getty manse as decked-out guys and dolls (including “House of Cards” star Robin Wright, her co-host ...

Vayo Drops Lawsuit Against PokerStars, PokerStars States Vayo Forged Evidence

Gordon Vayo has dropped his lawsuit against PokerStars for withholding his $692000 in prize money after PokerStars discovered he forged evidence.

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

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 ...

California Tribe’s Online Poker Dreams Dashed By Federal Court

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.

The original Casino Morongo is back in action  Press-Enterprise

While many Southern California Casino owners are looking to the future with elaborate expansions and new amenities, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians is ...

Gordon Vayo VPN Redux: PokerStars Counsel Expressed Disbelief over Forgery  Flushdraw

The fallout continues over Gordon Vayo's probable submission of forged documents to PokerStars in an attempt to cover up his assumed VPN (virtual private ...

Alex Greenblatt Wins WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley

Alex Greenblatt won WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley in his home state of California for his second mid-major tour victory in just over a year's time. He won ...

Artificial Intelligence Has Some Explaining to Do  Bloomberg

Software makers offer more transparent machine-learning tools—but there's a trade-off.

WPT Announces Additional Stops for Second Half of Season XVII

The World Poker Tour (WPT) is gearing up for 2019 by announcing 10 more Main Tour stops for the second half of Season XVII.

Online Poker California - Legal Online Poker in California  Poker Update - Online Poker News

California lawmakers continue their attempts to legalize online poker. We look at remaining hurdles and what to expect from a legal online poker market.

California Won't Consider Online Poker In 2018

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.

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

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

More of the Same in California: No Online Poker in 2018

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 ...

California tribes sue card rooms over 'player-banked' games

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 ...

California Sports Betting Unlikely Until 2020 Referendum

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.

Luiseno, Chumash Tribes Force Table-Games Issue With Lawsuit vs Cali Cardrooms  Flushdraw

The long-running dispute over the offering of certain card-based table games other than poker being offered by some California card rooms has taken on a new ...

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.

PokerStars Withdraws Its Countersuit Against Gordon Vayo  Legal Gambling News

After months of being embroiled in a legal dispute, PokerStars and Gordon Vayo are now keen to move on.

Online Poker Will Not Be California Dreamin’ In 2018  PlayUSA

Don't expect any new developments on the online poker front in California. Stakeholders and lawmakers say the issue is on hold for the foreseeable future.

Stanford women’s volleyball devoted to reclaim NCAA title  The Mercury News

Top-seeded Cardinal, led by outside hitter Kathryn Plummer, advances to third-straight national semifinal.

Shawn Steel: Trump unlikely to win Democrats to back border wall  KABC

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted President Trump today over his renewed threat to shut down part of the government over funding of a wall on ...

Gordon Vayo Drops Lawsuit Against PokerStars  top10pokersites

Gordon Vayo has decided to drop his lawsuit against Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (REEL), the company that is responsible for PokerStars.

MGM Resorts Eyes California Sports Betting Market

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

UMG Files A Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against PokerNews & iBusMedia  CelebrityAccess ENCORE

CALIFORNIA (CelebrityAccess) – Universal Music Group has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against PokerNews. The popular poker website, which is.

California Tribes Takes Legal Action Against SoCal Casinos  Legal Gambling News

Southern California's gambling market has witnessed a fight breakout between the casinos in the region and two native tribes in the region.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

New Decuis employee gambled and won in world of high-stakes pro poker broadcasting  Huntington Country TAB

Tatjana Pasalic Karr once played in a poker tournament where there was a lot more at stake than money. Karr currently works for Joseph Decuis, in Roanoke, ...

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...

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.

Civil Rights Case Involving California Casino Goes Awry, Lawyer Says

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 ...

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.

Seth Brown Wins 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic - Poker News

The July running of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic $250 buy-in no-limit hold'em event drew a total of 938 entries, the largest ...

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

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 ...

Washington ban belies national efforts to license online poker  The Spokesman-Review

Local poker players have hope for the first time in a dozen years, as legal rumblings at the national level are putting pressure on Washington state lawmakers to ...

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

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 ...

Global Poker Player Scores Big Win In Sunday Scrimmage - Poker News

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

Gordon Vayo, PokerStars Battle Over Jurisdiction In Case Over Disputed Winnings

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 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 ...

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

California poker pro Seyed Ali Fazeli allegedly scammed investors, using their money to pay off gambling debts in Las Vegas after the Super Bowl.

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 ...

US November elections could force changes in online poker landscape

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 ...

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.

Man Accused Of Using Ticket Scam To Fund High Roller Poker Buy-Ins Takes Plea Deal

A gambler charged with orchestrating a sports ticket resale scam has taken a plea deal. According to court documents obtained by Card Player Magazine, ...

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

The 2018 WSOP Main Event had 7784 players -- second biggest in history -- but one number that isn't growing is the percentage of women signing up to play.

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?

Poker Tour Ocean's 11 Quantum Main Event Begins Thursday - Poker News

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 ...

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

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.

The Cannabis Lover's Gift Guide  Civilized

If you're shopping for the cannabis lover in your life, take a peak at Civilized's official holiday gift guide for shopping ideas when it comes to flower, vaporizers, ...

The Five Best States To Make A Living Playing Poker  US Poker

It has been said that poker is the hardest way to make an easy living. But since you're hell bent on doing it anyway, here's US Poker's list of the five best states to ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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

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.

Run It Up Poker Festival Comes To California In December  top10pokersites

The Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights, California will be the home of this year's Run It Up poker festival, which will run on Dec 5-9.

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 ...

Stones Gambling Hall Tourney to Honor 15th Anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s Main Event Win

Stones Gambling Hall in Northern California will honor the 15th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker's big win with a tournament that costs less than $100 to enter, ...

What the Supreme Court ruling on sports betting means for California  The Desert Sun

After a Supreme Court decision struck down federal restrictions on sports betting Monday, California's gaming community gave a mixed response, with some ...

MGM, GVC Strike Sports Betting Partnership With California’s UAIC Tribe  PlayUSA

MGM-GVC Interactive has entered into a partnership for sports betting with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC), a California Native American tribe.

Poker Has a ‘Tell’ About Strategic Thinkers  UConn Today

In competitive environments, success is not just about playing your cards right, but also playing your opponents right. Researchers from three universities ...

Thomas 'tdubz224' Wins the Global Poker Sunday Scrimmage Special

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

California Says It Might Revoke Poker Room License - Poker News

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 ...

US Online Poker Legalization Overview and Top Sites for 2018  Poker Update - Online Poker News

In April 2013, legal online poker returned to the United States with the launch of Ultimate Poker in Nevada. Since then, over a dozen legal poker sites have ...