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PokerStars.es pulls Casino Games under Mysterious Circumstances

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PokerStars Spain RakeTheRakeFor the past three months, PokerStars has featured casino games on their .es client. However, they’ve suddenly pulled their entire online casino operation after citing a technical issue. According to a recent email sent to PokerStars.es members, the issue is that “blackjack hand histories are not available to all players from directly within the software.” So they’ve pulled the casino until the problem is fixed within a “matter of weeks.”

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Weekly Flop: Negreanu Bashes WSOP $10m | Colossus Record | 100% Bitcoin Rakeback

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The WSOP is once again offering a gaudy $10 million payout to first place. But Daniel Negreanu doesn’t believe that bigger is better…Speaking of bigger, players can’t stop talking about the “The Colossus.” And some have already predicted that this $5 million WSOP tournament will break some major records…Want 100% rakeback? Then perhaps you should consider the startup poker site Bitnplay, which we’ll discuss in this edition of the Weekly Flop. Negreanu nixes $10m WSOP top prize It seems like a monthly occurrence (at least) that Daniel Negreanu plunges himself into the middle of some heated poker debate. This time, …

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Dutch Boyd’s Grim Reason for Becoming a Poker Pro

Dutch Boyd’s poker career has been about as up and down as you can imagine. In fact, it was just over two years ago that the 3-time WSOP champion was looking for a “real job” and almost ended up answering calls for Sprint. Well, things have changed around for Boyd ever since he won a 2014 WSOP event along with $288,744. And now he’s become relevant in the poker world once again. That said, Boyd was recently grilled on some poker questions by Quora.com users, most notably how long it would take to become a pro player. So did Boyd …

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Jeffrey “Gamblero” Vanchiro Jumps to his Death Following Brooklyn Nets Ejection

There’s some sad news to report in the poker world since Jeffrey ‘Gamblero’ Vanchiro (38) has died after falling out of a second-story window at his father’s house in Queens, New York. The ex-poker player and Brooklyn Nets superfan is believed to have jumped from the window in a “disoriented state,” suffering severe brain damage and spinal fractures upon his fall. Vanchiro was on a ventilator at New York Hospital Queens before passing away. Death comes less than two weeks after Brooklyn Nets ejection On December 2nd, Gamblero was ejected from an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and New …

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Erik Seidel Explains Parallels Between Poker and Startup Businesses

Have you ever thought of starting a business? Many of us, at some point or another, have had a great business idea. And the good news is that if you’re a decent poker player, you may already have some of the necessary skills to make your startup idea a success. Erik Seidel, a famed player and businessman, recently explained the parallels between poker and running a startup company with Entrepreneur.com. Most of the questions that the 8-time WSOP champ answered are pretty standard, like where he got started in poker (New York’s Mayfair Club) and where he was working before …

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From Ben Affleck to James Bond – Amazing PokerStars Marketing Stories

For well over a decade, PokerStars has reserved a prominent place in the online poker world. Today, the word “prominent” doesn’t even do the site justice since PokerStars absolutely obliterates their competition in the industry. But even for a company as dominant as PokerStars, there have been plenty of bumps along the way. Former PokerStars marketing executive Dan Goldman has recently been discussing some of these rough patches through his blog, including botched deals with Ben Affleck and the James Bond brand. That said, let’s discuss these two interesting stories and how they went horribly wrong. James Bond-style tournament and …

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Weekly Flop: Bilzerian Distressed | Negreanu Rebuy Debate | Phelps Guilty of DUI

Typically known for his far-reaching Instagram presence and bad-boy image, Dan Bilzerian now seems legitimately worried about his recent arrest over bomb-making materials… Whether or not rebuy tournaments are good for poker is an age-old debate that never gets solved. And Daniel Negreanu re-ignited this debate with his strategy at the WPT Five Diamond Classic… With Michael Phelps‘ recent guilty plea in a DUI case, will he be back on the poker tables any time soon? Let’s discuss this and more in the Weekly Flop! Dan Bilzerian “Distressed” about Recent Legal Troubles Christmas shopping isn’t the only headache that Dan …

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Weekly Flop: Molly’s Game Prioritized | Busquet’s One Drop | Poker Night Back

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In one of the biggest Hollywood stories in months, North Korea is rumored to be behind a hack of Sony Pictures that revealed some very sensitive information. And an interesting subplot to this story is that the drama behind the film adaptation of Molly’s Game was revealed…

Many poker players who’ve watched the WSOP Big One for One Drop before know that it generates money for clean drinking water. But Olivier Busquet recently got to see that One Drop is about so much more…

Good news for TV poker fans – CBS is bringing Poker Night in America back. Find out the details on the renewal in this edition of the Weekly Flop!

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Barry Greenstein’s Incredible 2nd PokerStars Sunday Billion Win!

Having played in some of the world’s biggest high stakes cash games and earned over $8.8 million in tournaments, you’d think that Barry Greenstein would be above a play-money poker tourney. But every weekend, Greenstein has been grinding in the PokerStars “Sunday Billion” – the tournament that costs 1 million play-money chips to enter and offers a prize of 1 billion play chips. And Greenstein just captured his second Sunday Billion title in the past five weeks. Sure it’s just play money, but this is still a pretty incredible feat when you consider how popular the Sunday Billion is among …

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5 Legendary Tales from Poker’s Baller Era

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Poker has always held the reputation of being a game where you can get rich pretty quickly if you have the skills. And has history shows, some of the more-successful poker players truly embraced the baller lifestyle after making it big. Of course, this ideal baller image…

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