Fantasy Sports Players Can Qualify For the WSOP

Draftkings Promotion sees Members Heading to Vegas Draftkings have become the official fantasy sports partner of the WSOP and to celebrate this fact have launched a new promotion in which the ten winners will take seats at this year’s main event. The prize includes the $10,000 entry, a six night stay at the …

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Are Daily Fantasy Sports The New Poker?

Let’s face it. Over the past few years, online poker has been on the decline. Since the infamous Black Friday incident where the DOJ shut down PokerStars, FullTilt and Absolute/UB, online poker has been losing popularity. Why? Few legit choices for US players. Sure you can play at Americas Cardroom, but these are …

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More Plea Deals in Vadim Trincher Sportsbetting-Poker Ring Case

Eastern District of New York Department of Justice attorney Preet Bharara announced on Friday that plea deals have been reached with two more defendants in the case of the “Taiwanchik-Trincher” sportsbetting and racketeering ring, which allegedly operated elite high-stakes poker games in New York City and other locations and funneled millions in sports …

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KickAssPoker.com Relaunches Original Blog

We’ve moved!  Due to SEO constraints, the long-running and ever-popular KickAssPoker blog is returning to its original Internet location, at http://kickasspoker.blogspot.com/.  We recommend that you bookmark this site immediately and add it to whatever service you use to read your favorite blogs — Feedly is one such service, now that Google Reader has moved …

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Barton Drops New Online Poker Bill, Prospects Clouded

US Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, has introduced a new Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013 in Congress.  The bill was introduced yesterday and immediately referred to two separate House committees, Energy & Commerce and Financial Services. Barton introduced a similar poker-only bill back in 2011, amid a much busier legislative look at …

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California’s Pala Nation Signs Deal with Phil Ivey and Old UB Figures

California’s Pala Band of Mission Indians has reportedly signed a deal with Phil Ivey and at least two people connected with the old UltimateBet, James Ryan and Uri Kozai.  The deal represents a resumption of planning eyeing a future California online-poker era, with the Palas being one of that state’s powerful tribal nation …

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Nominations Open for 2013 Poker Hall of Fame

Another year, another call to the public for nominations to the Poker Hall of Fame!  WSOP parent Caesars Entertainment also owns the rights to the Poker Hall of Fame, which was acquired from Binion’s along with the WSOP itself.  In recent years, WSOP and Caesars officials have opened up the nominating process to …

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PokerStars Inks New New Jersey Deal, Partners with Mohegan’s Resorts Casino Atlantic City

PokerStars is trying again to crack the New Jersey online-poker and casino market, this time with a new partner in Resorts Casino Atlantic City.  The Mohegan-operated casino, which is actually New Jersey’s oldest, has agreed to a deal with Stars parent Rational Group in which Stars will supply an online gaming platform for …

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Slow Signs of Improvement for Kevin “phwap” Boudreau after AVM

A large cross-section of the poker community continues to send good wishes and contributions to a new fund set up to benefit Kevin “phwap” Boudreau, the notable high-stakes online player who fell victim to brain bleeding from an AVM (arterivenous malformation).  Boudreau collapsed at one of the WSOP’s tables and has remained in …

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Chad Elie Released, Picks Up Sponsorship Deal Outside Prison Gate

From the lighter side of the poker news comes the latest about Chad Elie, the erstwhile online-poker payment processor whose role in setting up the ill-fated SunFirst Bank processing scheme (along with indicted Utah online fraudster Jeremy Johnson), ultimately landed Elie a five-month stint in Club Fed. The “lighter” side?  That would be …

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