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Poker in India Dealt Blow as Gujarat High Court Dismisses Skill-Game Petition

Poker in India has been dealt another blow by the Gujarat High Court after a petition to have it recognized as a game of skill was rejected.

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9/22/2017

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6/24/2017

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6/21/2017

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6/18/2017

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5/6/2017

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(Las Vegas) -- As Monte Carlo Casino officially closed its doors, the number of poker tables in Las Vegas decreased once again in 2017: the state has been gradually...
article A Multi-Crore Indian League Projects Poker as a Skilled Sport – But is the Game Legal?
(India) -- While the rapid expansion of the card game will likely raise some eyebrows, judicial precedents and international research show that poker is kosher.

4/26/2017

article WSOP Circuit Kicks Off at Horseshoe Baltimore on April 27th
(Maryland) -- With the end of the 2016/2017 season of the WSOP Circuit coming closer, it is time for the last two events of the series. The Horseshoe Baltimore is to...

4/24/2017

article A 70-year-old socialite’s unlikely journey from Park Avenue to the poker table
(New York) -- Jane Hitchcock stares at her cards in disgust. Another bad hand. She tosses them at the dealer, frustrated. “I feel the cards, and this table’s...

4/23/2017

article Poker AI Wins $290K from Humans
(China) -- For the second time in 2017, poker-playing artificial intelligence (AI) crushed human poker players. The poker AI “Lengpudashi” or “cold...

4/22/2017

article It’s a big deal: Poker gets into a league of its own
(India) -- For 108 players— and many other stakeholders —May 2017 will be a significant “coming out of the shadows” month. The Poker Sports League (PSL), a first of its...

4/21/2017

article Steve and Ted: Pro poker player says gambling "ruined his life"
(Kansas) -- We love most about talk radio listeners know. He's gay NFL game. They are being in bed in the morning 6:46. On a Friday morning now all three big things...
article Number Of Female Poker Players On The Rise
(USA) -- Poker has traditionally been a bit of a male-dominated pursuit and while that remains the case in some respects, the number of women playing the game has...

4/12/2017

article Ari Engel Wins MSPT Potawatomi Casino $1,100 Main Event
(Wisconsin) -- Poker pro Ari Engel has added another poker title to his hefty collection after winning the Mid-States Poker Tour Milwaukee $1,100 Main Event for $114,876.
article AI Takes Home $290,000 By Beating Scientists In This Game
(UK) -- An AI just crushed a team of scientists in a five-day poker competition, taking home a whopping $290,000 (£230,000). Named Libratus, the poker-playing...

4/10/2017

article Poker match shows off Pittsburgh's artificial intelligence dominance in China
(Pennsylvania) -- The humans never had a chance. As expected, the latest poker-playing bot powered by an artificial intelligence designed by a duo from Carnegie Mellon...
article Limit Hold'em: Don't Believe the Hype
(USA) -- Limit hold'em. There, I said it, and the world didn't fall apart. I know that among a certain subset of the poker community, it's quite fashionable to treat...

4/2/2017

article Winford’s casino hosts APT Poker Room Manila
(Philippines) -- The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has announced the soft launch of the APT Poker Room Manila took place on Friday, at the Winford Hotel and Casino. The room...

3/31/2017

article Elias captures WPT in Ontario
(Ontario) -- Darren Elias outlasted 488 players to win the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls, Ontario. All cashes and prize pools reported here are in...

3/30/2017

article Gus Hansen Returns to Poker Scene with Celebrity Cash Kings Appearance
(Czech Republic) -- Danish poker pro Gus Hansen will emerge from the shadows to participate in the upcoming Celebrity Cash Kings, a televised cash game festival to be...

3/26/2017

article Commerce to ban headphones, mobiles & hoodies in social experiment event
(California) -- The Commerce Casino in Los Angeles California is planning to host a $350 buy-in $100k Guaranteed event called #TheSocialExperiment that will ban the use...

3/25/2017

article How technology has helped make poker accessible to everyone
(Internet) -- There is nothing quite like a game of poker. What was once the stereotype of high rollers, gangsters and other rather nefarious characters, has now become...

3/24/2017

article WPN Players Targeted by Phishing Attempt
(Internet) -- Poker players on the Winning Poker Network (WPN) were the targets of a phishing scam this week, as they received fake e-mails encouraging them to login to...

3/15/2017

article Dylan Wilkerson Wins WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event
(California) -- Dylan Wilkerson has won the 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit main event at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, defeating a field of 705 entries in the $1,...

3/13/2017

article Bill proposed to legalize blackjack in Montana
(Montana) -- A bill introduced at the Legislature calls for legalizing the game of blackjack, or twenty-one, in Montana, and dividing the tax proceeds among pension,...

3/11/2017

article How To Play Poker Like The Professionals [Infographic]
(Las Vegas) -- Have you ever watched a professional poker game on television or in real life and wondered why these professionals are so much more successful than you?...

3/9/2017

article King’s Casino to Host WSOP Europe Events
(Czech Republic) -- The World Series of Poker will hold WSOP Europe events at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic for the first time Oct. 19 through Nov. 10.

3/5/2017

article Billionaire Poker Pro David Einhorn Divorcing Wife After 24 Years
(New York) -- Hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn is divorcing his wife, Cheryl, after 24 years of marriage. The couple created the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust and...

3/2/2017

article Rival AIs Battle to Rule Poker (and Global Politics)
(Worldwide) -- Tuomas Sandholm and Noam Brown spent the past year building an AI that plays Texas Hold ‘Em. The two Carnegie Melon researchers call their creation...

2/24/2017

article Calling the Clock: Blom for Unibet; King Leah; perfect poker politician
(USA) -- In this week’s poker news round-up Lee Davy reminds you that Viktor Blom could be signing for Unibet; Mike Leah is the King of the World Poker Tour event...

2/21/2017

article Card counting master claims Mafia-backed casinos drugged him
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino bosses hated Edward O. Thorp — so much so that, in 1964, personnel at the Mafia-backed Dunes allegedly tried to off him. Admittedly...

2/17/2017

article Patrick Nally: The many challenges of setting up a governing body from scratch
(Switzerland) -- Over the years, I have been lucky enough to work for many, many International Federations ranging from FIFA and the International Association of...
article 5 Must See Poker Movies of All Time
(USA) -- Poker, unlike many other table games, has been noted for its enthralling nature of evoking the best and sometimes the worst of emotions hinged on the roller-...

2/14/2017

article Chasing Chips in the Lone Star State, Part I
(Texas) -- This scene was common in the late 2000s: An officer flooded into a small Dallas strip mall office, rifling through office files and confiscating cash, chips...

1/30/2017

article Poker pros vs the machines
(Pennsylvania) -- In a Pittsburgh casino, four of the world’s best poker players are taking part in a tournament with very high stakes. They’re not competing...

1/24/2017

article In a casino in Pittsburgh, an AI program is beating poker champions for the first time
(Pennsylvania) -- The night before his newest poker competition was set to begin, Carnegie Mellon’s Tuomas Sandholm and his PhD student Noam Brown sat down to play...

1/23/2017

article Why Poker Is a Big Deal for Artificial Intelligence
(USA) -- As the great Kenny Rogers once said, a good gambler has to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. At the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh this...

1/22/2017

article Poker for girls: In New York’s male-dominated world of underground poker, I found my true strength
(New York) -- Poker is war. A kill-or-be-killed conquering thing. Boy-world supreme and a party I crashed. In middle age. A serial outsider, at 55 life felt capricious....

1/16/2017

article Texas Hold 'Em may be the next frontier in artificial intelligence
(Pennsylvania) -- Texas Hold 'em, the main event at the World Series of Poker, is so complicated that computers can't excel at it, or so goes the conventional...

1/13/2017

article L.A. Poker Classic to begin today at Commerce Casino
(California) -- The L.A. Poker Classic is set to begin today at Commerce Casino, a venue located in Los Angeles, California and see a minimum of $350,000 in guaranteed...
article AI takes on humans in marathon poker game
(Pennsylvania) -- An unusual poker game is taking place in Pittsburgh, pitting human players against an artificial intelligence program. The goal is to see if a computer...

1/8/2017

article Artificial Intelligence to Challenge Poker Players Again
(Pennsylvania) -- After successfully solving games like chess and even Go, scientists seem bent to crack poker next. The research into an artificial intelligence that...
article More Than $6 Million Guaranteed at the Borgata Winter Poker Open
(New Jersey) -- The Borgata Winter Poker Open runs January 17 to 21, but before you shell out the full price for entry, you can try to satellite your way into some of...

1/5/2017

article Man-versus-machine poker tournament launching next week
(Pennsylvania) -- After holding their initial man-versus-machine poker tournament in April of 2015, computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania...

1/2/2017

article Mid-States Poker Tour Enjoys a Record-Breaking 2016
(USA) -- The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) launched in December 2009, with its affordable deepstack tournaments proving a huge success amongst both recreational and...

12/31/2016

article India’s Hotel Ramada hopes to see poker ban lifted
(India) -- The Hotel Ramada of India would like to be able to offer organized poker events at their establishment. To do this, the hotel would have to be given approval...
article Erik Seidel Nears Daniel Negreanu in Poker’s All-Time Money List
(USA) -- To say that Erik Seidel is one of poker’s greatest is not a statement full of exaggerated pathos for he really is among the best contemporary poker...

12/25/2016

article Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Misbehaving Sports Stars in Poker for 2016
(USA) -- Whatever happened to the good old days when athletes would step out of their league and into the casino, lose tens of thousands of dollars, and it played out as...

12/17/2016

article Shakopee man joins Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame
(Minnesota) -- A Shakopee man has become the newest member of the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame. Anthony Hartmann was named by the organization’s committee as the...

12/14/2016

article After $4,700 in live poker career winnings, James Romero, 27, wins nearly $2 million
(Las Vegas) -- It was a 15-year celebration of The World Poker Tour at Bellagio for the Five Diamond World Poker Classic. The largest field size in WPT Five Diamond...

11/10/2016

article Gus Hansen Reenters the Gambling World
(Monaco) -- Who doesn't remember that huge pot on High Stakes Poker with Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu getting in tons of money with a full house versus quads?

11/3/2016

article Las Vegas’ Qui Nguyen used gambling instincts to win WSOP
(Las Vegas) -- Qui Nguyen may not have been the best player in the field of 6,737 players who entered the World Series of Poker’s Main Event in July.

10/28/2016

article Is poker the next ‘sport’ to cash in on China’s booming sports economy? These investors are betting yes
(China) -- China’s attempt to create a massive domestic sports industry has sent huge waves through sport, media, business, and their intersections, Alibaba’...
article World Series of Poker: Finishing what they started
(Las Vegas) -- The November Nine gets underway on Sunday, even though November doesn’t start until Tuesday, at which point only three players will remain in the...

10/25/2016

article Another local takes shot at World Series glory
(Florida) -- Maybe Jerry Wong will be the one: South Florida has had a handful of players reach the final table of the World Series of Poker main event, but none have...
article WSOP Europe Signs Multi-Year Deal with King's Casino Rozvadov
(Czech Republic) -- The World Series of Poker Europe has signed a multi-year deal with King's Casino Rozvadov, which will be home to the tour in 2017 and into the...

10/23/2016

article Gujarat High Court wants state government to make a decision on whether poker is a game of skill or chance
(India) -- The game of poker continues to grow rapidly in India and most states in the country will soon have to make a decision that the state of Gujarat has now been...

10/19/2016

article Compared to $50,000, a $360 poker entry doesn’t sound so expensive
(Florida) -- The Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open is less than a month away, with a wide spectrum of tournaments: One event costs $50,000 to enter. Another costs...

10/17/2016

article My Accountant, the High-Stakes Poker Player
(Chicago) -- All that breaks the silence is the constant clickety-clack of chips. Otherwise, the ballroom on the second floor of the Ameristar, a casino and hotel in...

9/29/2016

article Poker Prosperity
(USA) -- Poker has been the proverbial redheaded stepchild of the casino industry. The house collection in peer-to-peer games is incapable of generating the type of...

9/13/2016

article Commerce Casino hosts poker series
(California) -- The Commerce Poker Series is currently underway at Commerce Casino. Tournament director and 2016 Poker Hall of Fame nominee Matt Savage always puts a...

9/5/2016

article Poker Tournaments to Start between September 5-11
(USA) -- A WPT Main Tour stop, two WSOP Circuit ones, two Aria High Roller tournaments, and a Circuito Nacional De Poker festival – these are the most exciting...

9/1/2016

article Inside the seedy world of underground NY poker clubs
(New York) -- It is 10 p.m. on a Tuesday and I am about to do something illegal. Standing in a closet-sized room with locked doors on either side, I raise my arms and...

8/28/2016

article Poker-playing AI 'bot' carries long-range impact
(Pennsylvania) -- For Sam Ganzfried, No Limit Hold 'Em means more than big pots, timely bluffs and the thrill of an all-in bet. He also sees the game as a path to...

8/20/2016

article NZ Poker Champs down to final 34
(New Zealand) -- Kiwi poker player Jamie Mulligan holds the chip lead on the final day of the New Zealand Poker Championship Main Event at Christchurch casino.

8/10/2016

article Global Poker League Announces Move to Las Vegas for Playoffs and Finals
(Las Vegas) -- Coming off a fast-paced start to their inaugural season, the Global Poker League has confirmed with PokerNews a move to Las Vegas for both the GPL...

7/22/2016

article World Poker Tournament at Choctaw Casino in Durant
(Oklahoma) -- The World Poker Tournament is underway at Choctaw Casino. The three week event started on July 14th and will end August 2nd.

7/19/2016

article BLOG: Loneliness; Being a fish out of water in a harsh desert
(USA) -- By some statistical quirk, there are actually three women at my tournament table this afternoon, and one of them actually knows both me and the third woman....

7/12/2016

article No ‘Brexit effect’ on U.K. entries at World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Fears of a "Brexit effect" hurting the World Series of Poker proved to be unfounded, a tournament official said Tuesday, after the Main Event in...
article Record number of players to make money at World Series of Poker Main Event
(Las Vegas) -- Poker players are always late — even to their game’s world championship. Their proclivity for procrastination resulted in the final of three...

7/11/2016

article Detroit poker dealer wins a World Series of Poker Championship in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- She's not just a dealer, she can play cards, too. A Detroiter has won the 2016 WSOP Ladies Championship in Las Vegas. Courtney Kennedy deals poker at...

7/8/2016

article Marquee event of World Series of Poker set to start in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The marquee event of the World Series of Poker begins this weekend in Las Vegas, with up to 7,000 players expected, including the top names in the poker...

7/4/2016

article DFS Pro Assani Fisher Enjoying Being a Recreational Poker Player
(USA) -- Assani Fisher was once a successful poker player. Online, he won more than $600,000 playing tournaments under the name "jwvdcw" on PokerStars,...
article Scotty Nguyen: 'You Can't Miss The World Series Of Poker, Baby'
(Las Vegas) -- Poker Hall of Famer Scotty Nguyen, the winner of the 1998 main event, was one of 91 players to enter this year’s $50,000 buy-in Poker Players...
article World Series of Poker: Day 34
(Las Vegas) -- Here’s what to expect today at the World Series of Poker.

6/27/2016

article What the numbers say about the 1st half of this year’s World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- The first half of the 47th annual World Series of Poker zoomed by, and tournament officials released the statistics Monday. Here’s a look, by the...

6/26/2016

article Jaclynn Moskow, professional poker player and doctor, exposes rampant sexism and anti-Semitism in the poker world — EXCLUSIVE AUDIO
(USA) -- Even for a skilled poker player, it was a big gamble, staring down a circle of sexist and anti-Semitic card sharks and hoping to come out on top.The world of...

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