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

Poker News, RakeTheRake RTR Dave May 20th, 2014

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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 …

The 3 Real Reasons Guy Laliberté lost $26m at Full Tilt Poker

Poker News, RakeTheRake RTR Dave May 18th, 2014

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Not long ago, Guy Laliberté did an interview with Le Journal de Québec where he discussed being “scammed” by high stakes players on Full Tilt Poker. The Cirque du Soleil owner had the following to say about his experience at Full Tilt: The story of Full Tilt is clear: I got scammed, squarely, by people I knew personally who used unfillted bank, paying no money. By dint of “All in” all the time, when it’s not your own money, and they printed money to play against me, and they put two, three …; I was stupid. Keep in mind that …

WSOP Staking Madness: Sylvia and Rettenmaier are in

Poker News, RakeTheRake News RTR Dave May 16th, 2014

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With the 2014 WSOP not far off, a couple of very prominent pro players are looking to add some horses to their stable. 888poker’s Jesse Sylvia and partypoker’s Marvin Rettenmaier have both taken to the social media world in hopes of finding good players to back. Here’s a look at what the famous pros wrote: Jesse Sylvia (via Twitter) Anyone looking to sell pkgs for WSOP hit me up! Willing to buy big chunks/all action if you are willing to bring down markup a bit. Marvin Rettenmaier (via Facebook) Just like last year I am planning to invest a significant …

Weekly Flop: Dutch dinged for $60k, Alligator Blood Movie, Poker Princess Probation

Poker News RTR Dave May 14th, 2014

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The controversial Dutch Boyd got the short end of his legal battle with TwoPlusTwo…Online poker payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff’s wild story is going Hollywood…The “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom didn’t fall from royalty while standing trial in a Manhattan courtroom. Find out more about these stories in the Weekly Flop. TwoPlusTwo wins $60k Pot from Dutch Boyd From his publicly stated money problems to the fact that he’s 30 some years old and still rocking a do-rag, Dutch Boyd hasn’t been doing so well these days. And he’s about to be doing a lot worse because he has been ordered to …

Shark Tax: The Next Step in Poker’s Recreational-Friendly Evolution

Poker News, RakeTheRake News RTR Dave May 11th, 2014

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We’re far beyond the point where online poker’s recreational-friendly movement can just be considered a fad. Ever since Bodog began waging a war against third-party data mining sites in 2011, other poker networks have introduced their own unique measures to protect amateur players. Unibet even went as far as to shut down their old site and create an entirely new poker room that’s centered around the recreational experience. All of this brings us to one of the latest moves in this amateur-friendly trend – the “shark tax.” The shark tax is a measure imposed by the Equity Poker Network (EPN) …

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