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PokerStars India to Launch Soon

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India are growing faster than any online poker market right now. And PokerStars are set to take advantage of this trend with a new Indian-based site. PokerStars’ parent company, The Stars Group, have partnered with Sugal & Damani to open an online poker room. No details have been offered so far on when the site will open. The Sachar Gaming Private Limited group own Sugal & Damani, which currently have a rummy site that hosts the Khelplay online poker room. Sugal & Damani also operate other businesses, including financial technology services, real estate listings, and a lottery. PokerStars Accomplishes Long …

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Poker Pro Jake Cody’s £43k Roulette Spin Goes Viral

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Jake Cody has already gained a great deal of fame through his poker career. But the British poker pro became even more famous recently after he made a roulette spin that went viral. Cody was fresh off winning a £2,200 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event at the UK Poker Championships. And he collected a £42,670 (US$59,393) payout for his efforts. But rather than keeping the winnings, Cody did the unthinkable – he wagered the entire £42,670 prize on a roulette spin. This scene took place at England’s Dusk Till Dawn Poker Room & Casino. And owner Roy Yong was …

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Poker Champ Ludovic Lacay Becomes Intern at London Startup

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Ludovic “Ludo” Lacay has had an excellent poker career, winning $3,272,752 in live tournaments. But he’s moved on to a new challenge after accepting an intern position at a London startup. That said, let’s look back on Lacay’s poker career and also discuss why he decided to walk away from his lucrative poker career to become an intern. Early Success Leads to Sponsorship Lacay began his poker career as a 19-year-old in Tolouse, France, because he “thought that poker could be something [he] could be good at.” After gaining experience in online poker, he transitioned to the live poker world. …

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Doug Polk Calls Daniel Negreanu “Hypocrite” & “Embarrassment” to Poker

High stakes poker pro Doug Polk and Podcast of the Year winner Joey Ingram recently did a joint podcast. They discussed some of the biggest issues that are affecting the online poker community. And one of the most-interesting topics revolved around Daniel Negreanu and his constant support of PokerStars. Negreanu is sponsored by PokerStars and frequently supports many of their initiatives. This is why he became one of the main subjects of their podcast. Polk took this chance to bash Kid Poker and question his motives. That said, let’s discuss some of the controversial things that the two had say …

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Michigan Poker Player Hits $1m Poker Jackpot after Seeing Meteor

Kenny Tallent was driving to the Motor City Casino in Detroit, when he saw a rare occurrence: a giant meteor flashing across the Michigan sky. “It was like a big, green flash I saw out of the corner of my eye,” he recalled. “My first thought was it was a nuclear bomb or something.” Tallent told that his night only got better when he later helped trigger a $1 million bad beat jackpot while playing poker. “Maybe seeing the meteor was a precursor to my luck that night,” said Tallent. How Tallent Delivered the Bad Beat Tallent has been …

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Daniel Negreanu on Seating Scrips – “I’m the Sucker in that Game”

Daniel Negreanu was recently in the Bahamas for the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. And while he was there, he played online poker to help sharpen his skills. Normally this wouldn’t be a big story. But it became a story when Negreanu noticed that his opponents were using seating scripts to gain an advantage. Let’s quickly discuss what seating scripts are if you don’t already know, why Negreanu hates them, and what PokerStars is doing to combat the problem. What are Seating Scripts? Seating scripts are computer programs that monitor online poker lobbies and automatically seat players. Going further, these programs …

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4 Reasons why Poker Pros Crush the Stock Market

Famed poker pro Vanessa Selbst recently announced that she’s retiring from poker to pursue a stock market career. Specifically, she’ll be working for Bridgewater Capital, the world’s largest hedge fund. “[Bridgewater] feels a lot like poker did back in the day – a bunch of nerdy kids collaborating to try to beat our opponents at a game. It’s also really freaking difficult,” Selbst wrote on Facebook. This caught the eye of Aaron Brown, who wrote The Poker Faces of Wall Street, a book that explores the similarities between trading stocks and playing poker. Brown is also a poker player and …

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4 Poker Pros Offer Tips on How to Win More Money

It’s always nice to get advice on how to improve your poker game from experienced pros. And four pros, including Jake Cody, Chris Moneymaker, Kevin Martin, and Fatima Moreira de Melo, were recently generous with tips. Check out what each of these poker pros had to say on how you can become a better poker player. Jake Cody – Share Strategy with Other Successful Players Jake Cody has had a great poker tournament career that includes $4,441,588 in winnings. The Brit has also won both a WSOP gold bracelet and WPT title. And one thing that’s help him accomplish these …

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Jason Mercier Leaving Team PokerStars – Reasons Include Family & Travel Schedule

Famed poker pro Jason Mercier has announced his decision to leave Team PokerStars. This makes Mercier the second player behind Vanessa Selbst to part ways with the world’s largest poker site. But unlike Selbst, Mercier isn’t retiring from the game. Let’s discuss why the 5-time WSOP champion has chosen to leave his sponsor along with Mercier’s plans for the future. Family Life Takes Center Stage for Mercier Jason Mercier wrote about his decision to leave PokerStars on his blog at the site. And he offered an in-depth look at his family life in the early portion of this post. He …

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Vanessa Selbst Retires from Poker – Cites Traveling & Increased Competition

Vanessa Selbst is widely regarded as the best female poker player of all time. But the 33-year-old poker pro has decided to retire from the game at a young age. Selbst will also give up her sponsorship deal with PokerStars, which she’s been representing for nearly a decade. Selbst explained her reasons for the leaving the game in a Facebook post, sounding grateful for what poker has given her. But she also listed a number of factors that made her step away from the game that she’s enjoyed for the past 12 years. Let’s discuss her different reasons for quitting …

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