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The Inside Shuffle - PokerStars' Scheinberg Charges; Ellen Deeb's Poker Game; Mizrachi Hosts!

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Is the US Department of Justice preparing a deal that would drop criminal charges against Isai Scheinberg, PokerStars owner/founder? Of course it would be for a price...that's what it was all about to begin with, right?

Ellen Deeb was the oldest player at the 2012 World Series of Poker main event - a very mentally active 92 years young, she has a full complement of spunk and fire. Shaun Deeb has the distinction of being the grandson of a very competitive woman.

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi will be in action hosting the DeepStacks Poker Tour Breeders' Cup Celebrity Invitational on October 30th, 2012. The event will be live streamed at DeepStacks360.

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Michael Mizrachi set to host Breeder's Cup Celebrity Invitational

The 2nd Annual Celebrity Poker Invitational has the joined forces of the DeepStacks Poker Tour and the Breeders' Cup behind it. The charity tournament will take place at the Commerce Casino in California and DeepStacks Pro Michael Mizrachi will host when it kicks off on October 30th, 2012.

"The Breeders’ Cup is a world-class organization that has made our partnership a pleasure to be a part of,” said DeepStacks CEO Chris Torina. "Having the opportunity to work with Breeders’ Cup for a second year in a row on an event of this magnitude is truly an honor for our company.”

The tournament features a $200 buy-in with unlimited $100 rebuys during the first three levels with all proceeds going to the California Retirement Agency (CARMA).

The event winner will take home a $10,000 entry into the 2012 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge held at the Santa Anita Park during the Breeders Cup World Championships from November 2nd through the 3rd, 2012.

Read the full report by Brett Collson over at

Charges to be dropped against PokerStars' Isai Scheinberg?

Rumors race around the mainstream of the world, it's a hear everything, expect nothing system; a big one in hyper-drive right now is that Isai Scheinberg will have all criminal charges brought against him by the US Department of Justice on Black Friday dropped. A deal is in the works according to the rumor and Scheinberg will pay a personal fine somewhere in the neighborhood of the one that PokerStars recently paid to settle civil charges which were filed on Black Friday.

It's said that when Scheinberg finally lays down his pen, he will have signed over a billion dollars in checks to the DoJ. Then it's business as usual - on both sides of the fence.

There's more, read it here.

Deeb Way - or is it the Deeb's Way?

Ellen Deeb is a 92-year-old grandmother that plays poker and played a couple of big poker tournaments. Yeah, like the World Series of Poker Main Events. Ellen is Shaun Deeb's grandmother. has a video named "The Keys To Ellen Deeb's Poker Game" in which Ellen states that she started playing poker when she was five or six. She likes the competition of playing against someone and beating them.

She says you have to know how to read your cards and you have to know how to bluff... So far we agree with her on all points. Watch the video here.

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New York Judge Rules Poker a Skill Game

We reported it early a.m. on the 22nd in our News Flash and we completely agree with Federal District Court Judge Jack Weinstein's decision.

"In poker," he wrote, "increased proficiency boosts a player's chance of winning and affects the outcome of individual hands as well as a series of hands. Expert poker players draw on an array of talents, including facility with numbers, knowledge of human psychology, and powers of observation and deception."

The whole world is writing about it; we are jumping for joy over it - and under it - and all around it - and through the middle of it. We want online poker legalized, safe and secure, and licensed in the United States.

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