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Poker News | The Inside Shuffle

The Inside Shuffle: An Epic Sale; Play Antonius Heads-Up; Secret Poker Millionaire Revealed; and More

Andrew Feldman Secret Millionaire
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Everything concerning online poker, and even casino based events, seems to be of EPIC proportions these days and so it is with Epic Poker and the Heartland Poker Tour which was recently purchased off the auction block by Pinnacle Entertainment. Most poker players – especially in the United States – are very familiar with Black Friday, but what about the Blue Monday Sting? Doyle Brunson was tweeting emergency room on Saturday night, he appears to be back in ‘cash game’ mode today! Keep reading to find out who the Secret Millionaire poker player is.

Pinnacle Entertainment Acquires Epic Poker and Heartland

After being in business only seven months, in February Federated Sports & Gaming (FS + G) Inc. filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This week the assets of FS + G, which included the Epic Poker League, the Global Poker Index, the website and the Heartland Poker Tour (HTP) were auctioned off.

The auction at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland was held on Wednesday and Thursday and ended with Pinnacle Entertainment being the high bidder.

The winning bid for the HPT was $4.2 million, and FS+G's other assets went for $300,000. The HPT seems to be on solid ground, but what the sale means for the Epic Poker League remains to be seen. Read the full story on

Black Friday Spawns Blue Monday Sting

Every poker player in the US knows what went down on Black Friday, but have you heard about Blue Monday? While the events surrounding the Black Friday fiasco are well known, not many people know that just three days later, Blue Monday saw seizures focusing mainly on sportsbook operations. Although indictments were handed down targeting specific “online sports-betting” companies, the sting called “Operation Texas Hold 'em” resulted in the skins of the Yatahay Network having their poker room domain names seized, including Doyle’s Room.

Read more about the indictments of Darren Wright and David Parchomchuk of ThrillX Systems and Ann Marie Puig of K23 Group Financial Services at

Go Head-to-Head with Patrik Antonius FREE to Win €20,000

This is a great deal if you are lucky enough to live where online poker is still legal - next month take a free shot to play against poker pro Patrik Antonius!

With over $5.3 million in career earnings Patrik Antonius has proven time and again that he is a force to be reckoned with at the poker tables. Patrik is the first known pro from Full Tilt Poker that has signed with a new online gaming site.

If you would like to take on this dynamic pro, qualify in July at iGame to play Patrik heads-up for €20,000! The best part is – there are four ways to get your seat and they are all FREE! For the scoop, go to iGame here.

Who is the Secret Poker Playing Millionaire?

It is impossible to turn on the TV without being bombarded by “reality shows.” On any given night you can watch shows about bakers, singers, alligator hunters, and pawn brokers, just to name a few. One of the newer offerings from the UK is ‘The Secret Millionaire’ on ABC, where millionaires go incognito into impoverished communities where they give away thousands of dollars and help the less fortunate.

So what has this got to do with poker? Well it seems that on Monday June 25th, poker player Andrew Feldman will be featured as he visits one of the poorest parts of Bradford, West Yorkshire in the UK to do charity work. See what Andrew has to say about his latest venture:

Read the full story on Andrew’s secret millionaire adventure at PokerNews UK.

Doyle Brunson Tweets Emergency Room!

For most of the poker playing world Doyle Brunson is the ‘know-all, see-all, end-all’ of poker and an icon that represents everything about poker rolled into a lifetime of memories and events.

On Saturday, June 16th, Doyle began a Tweet-Fest about visiting the emergency room for high blood pressure readings.

Tweet him up and wish him well.

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