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Norwegian Study: Poker Poses Little Risk of Problem Gambling

Poker News RTR Dave May 28th, 2014

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Formerly one of the world’s staunchest opponents of live poker, the Norwegian government are currently working towards legalizing the game. And they can do so with even more confidence now since a study out of Norway identifies poker as a low-risk activity. The University of Bergen conducted a survey of 10,000 people and discovered that poker is one of the safer gambling games available. Researchers found that 4.7% of the participants played online poker, and only 0.2% had wagered more than $4,600 over the past year. Online Poker ranks Extremely Low for Compulsive Gambling Using the Canadian Problem Gambling Index …

PokerStars Milestone Promo Returns! $700k To Win Over 300m Hands!

Poker News RTR Dave May 26th, 2014

26th

May

The most popular promotion in PokerStars history is back – the Milestone! This time around, PokerStars will pay out $600,000 over the next 299 million hands. The promo will reach its peak at hand number 300 million, where lucky players who are playing at the same time and stakes as the winner will share in $100,000. How does the Milestone Promo work? Participating in the Milestone is easy: you just need to be playing in real money cash games from now until all 300 million hands have been dealt. Note that Zoom Poker, SNGs and tournaments don’t count towards the …

Weekly Flop: Bilzerian Attorney Attack, Ivey Shows Skills, Molly’s Game Movie?

Poker News, RakeTheRake News RTR Dave May 24th, 2014

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May

High stakes poker player Dan Bilzerian has been threatened with a lawsuit over a botched pool stunt. But through plenty of wit and sarcasm, Bilzerian’s lawyer warns porn star Janice Griffith (pictured above, left) that suing would be a waste of time…Think Phil Ivey is some dinosaur who can’t keep up in the modern high stakes online poker world? He proved otherwise with a HUGE week…The poker world is excited about the June 24th release of Molly’s Game, and it’s almost a given that this book will hit the big screen. Check out more on these stories in the Weekly …

Americas Cardroom Holding $420k Gtd High Five Series in June

Poker News, RakeTheRake News RTR Dave May 22nd, 2014

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Americas Cardroom are bringing back their popular High Five tournament series from June 11th – 15th, 2014. This short time frame will feature 25 tournaments and $420,000 in guaranteed money. What’s more is that anybody can participate since buy-ins start as low as $1+$0.10. And if you’re somebody who enjoys a variety of poker games – not just Texas Hold’em – then you’ll appreciate the PLO, PLO8, turbo and hyper turbo tournaments that’ll be running. The highlight of the High Five series will no doubt be the $150,000 GTD Main Event running on June 15th at 5pm ET. You can …

Weekly Flop: Matusow Movie, Maguire Bilks Billionaires, Macedo Resurfaces

Poker News, RakeTheRake RTR Dave May 20th, 2014

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May

Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow’s life definitely seems fit for a movie, so it should be little surprise that his story will be hitting the big screen…Thought bumhunting was just for poker pros? Apparently, famed actors like Tobey Maguire do it too…José ‘Girah’ Macedo all but disappeared after his online poker scandal in 2011, but now he’s thriving in the cleaning business. Has he learned his lessons from poker? Let’s discuss this question and other hot stories in the Weekly Flop. Matusow’s Life Story in Development for a Movie Just last week we discussed how a film is being made about …

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