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PokerStars Bans Seating Scripts & Automated Reference Materials

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PokerStars has banned multiple third-party software tools as of March 4. Their new policy is specifically aimed at seating scripts and automated “reference materials.” This move is big on two fronts. On one hand, it takes away certain tools that serious players find useful. However, this policy change also figures to make PokerStars friendlier to recreational players. Keep reading to find out more on why these changes were made along with their long-term implications. PokerStars Wants to Create an Even Playing Field Severin Rasset, director of innovation and poker operations at Stars, noted that third-party tools have always given certain …

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Five reasons why Ivey Room was renamed Table 1

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In 2010, the Aria Resort and Casino launched the “Ivey Room” in hopes of being Las Vegas’ premiere high-stakes poker destination. They named the room after Phil Ivey, who was widely considered the best all-around poker player at the time (he’s still great today). However, Aria recently made the announcement that they’re changing their high-stakes poker room’s name to “Table 1.” Sean McCormack, the casino’s director of poker operations, announced the decision through Twitter (@ThePokerBoss). “We’ve renamed our high limit room,” McCormack tweeted. “Some may ask why “Table 1?” Well, when our players ask to reserve this room they always …

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Go wild on and off the felt at Americas Cardroom’s Cage Live

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Have you ever fantasized about seeing the world while playing the game you love? Luckily, Americas Cardroom is making it simple to turn your dreams into reality with the Cage Live. The Cage Live isn’t just a 2-day time-based cash game in tourney format that takes place every other month in San Jose, Costa Rica. It’s a wild weekend of poker and partying in an exotic location. It’s easy to take part in this big event for very little coin. Just win one of two $8,340 prize packages that are guaranteed every Sunday at 6pm ET in the $55 Beast …

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Americas Cardroom tops Super Bowl with $8 Million OSS Cub3d!

The Super Bowl matchup is set between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, taking place February 3rd in Atlanta. Exactly a week later comes something equally exciting. Americas Cardroom is bringing back their 3-part OSS Cub3d from February 10th to March 10th. There are over $8 Million in guaranteed prize pools, including two $1 Million tourneys. There are also satellites for all major events. The OSS Cub3d starts with the small stakes Mini Online Super Series, continues with the flagship Online Super Series, and ends with the high roller Bigger Online Super Series. The OSS Cub3d is also …

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Phil Hellmuth Scores Against Tennis Pro – Wins $23k Prop Bet

Phil Hellmuth is well known for his high level of self-confidence. He’s proven this at the poker table by saying things like, “If luck weren’t involved, I would win every time.” But does Hellmuth believe that he’s a god away from the poker tables too? Possibly so, given that he recently bet on his ability to both return a tennis pro’s serve and even score a point against them. Of course, even Hellmuth recognizes his limitations. This is why he asked for a few stipulations to make the prop bet more reasonable. You can read about the stipulations below along …

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Poker Pro Living in Dark Restroom for $100k Bet

Poker player Rich Alati is currently living in a blacked-out restroom in Las Vegas. He hopes to be $100,000 richer when he finally comes out. Alati made a $100k prop bet with poker pro Rory Young, which requires him to stay in the restroom for one month without sunlight or contact from the outside world. Young described the conditions that Alati is living in. “The conditions are complete darkness, so no electronics, no light-emitting devices, no drugs of any kind,” said Young. “He is allowed any type of food that he wants. He has a bed in there, he has …

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Martin Kabrhel Wins 2018 WSOPE Super High Roller and €2.6m

Martin Kabrhel has won the 2018 WSOP Europe €100,000 Super High Roller and a payout worth €2,624,340 ($2,993,112). This is the largest prize that was paid during the 2018 WSOP Europe. This tournament, which was held at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, featured a pro-heavy field of 95 entrants. But Kabrhel was unfazed as he navigated through the field and on towards his second-career gold bracelet. Kabrhel becomes the only Czech player to win a gold bracelet at the 2018 WSOP Europe. Let’s take a closer look at how he claimed victory, along with an overall recap of the …

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Jack Sinclair Wins 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event and €1.1 Million

Jack Sinclair first made a name for himself by finishing eighth place in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. He recently found himself on a major poker stage once again at the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event. And this time, Sinclair wasn’t settling for eighth. He battled through a field of 534 players to claim victory and a top prize worth €1,122,239 ($1,290,575). Afterward, he spoke about maintaining his focus throughout the tournament. “I wasn’t thinking about it,” Sinclair said regarding the 2017 Main Event. “It was a completely different tournament. Vegas was huge for me but it’s in the past …

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Doug Polk Completes $10k Bankroll Challenge – Wins $6.7k on Final Day

Doug Polk began a bankroll challenge over two years ago, where the goal was to turn $100 into $10,000. This task doesn’t seem so difficult for a highly skilled poker player like him. However, it becomes far more challenging than considering that he started out in the micro stakes and worked his way up. After taking some lengthy breaks, Polk has now completed the challenge by running his $100 bankroll up to $10k. Keep reading to find out why this challenge began and how he was able to complete it — including a final day where he won nearly $6,700! …

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Japan to Allow Poker in Casinos – But with One Catch

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Japan is still in the process of defining their integrated resorts (IR) bill, which will see multibillion-dollar casinos built in the country. And one of the strangest debates lawmakers was whether or not to allow poker. Mainichi reports that the Japanese government has decided against banning poker from their integrated resorts. The only problem is that there’s one particular rule that could threaten the game’s popularity. Let’s discuss what this catch is along with why the government decided to allow poker. Japanese Poker Rooms Won’t Allow Friends at Tables One key point of the IR legislation is that casino operators …

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