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The Inside Shuffle - Autism Speaks; Apply with a poker face; NV intrastate poker; and more

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Get involved in contributing to a charity and do it with a poker tournament; that's our favorite cup of feel-good. There's nothing quite like sitting down with your friends and enemies and beating the hell out of them in a poker tournament, it gets even better when you're contributing to a great cause. - How tough is it to get a job at Caesars Entertainment? How good is your poker face? - Poker can be played for fun and profit but even when it's fun, it's war. If you're in a war, what would you do in your free time? If you guessed 'poker wars' you're right on the money. - Some state governments in the United States are gearing up for online poker and gambling since the federal government failed to produce anything positive in 2012. Look for insterstate online poker soon in the U.S. Come back for another Inside Shuffle soon but in the meantime, get started on this one.

Autism Speaks

If you're new to poker, you may not have heard of Karina Jett. If you've been around the block a time or three, chances are you've played poker tournaments and live events with her. Jett is an extremely attractive poker powerhouse that can keep you entertained and captivated while she's busting you from a tournament or sending you to the cashier to get more chips. She's also one of the headliners for the 5th Annual Ante 4 Autism poker event.

Head to the Golden Nugget Grand Room, Las Vegas NV, on January 27th, 2013, and get ready to play for a great cause, fantastic merchandise, and cash prizes. The first 100 players get an Autism Speaks T-shirt and Autism Speaks pin. Cards go in the air at 7 p.m. Tournament Entry Fee: $125.

"We are very excited to have Karina Jett participate at our event, along with some of her friends" said Co-Host Jerry Williams. "She is one of the top professional poker players in the world and placed 2nd at the 2011 WSOP Ladies event."

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Got a poker face up your sleeve?

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment is holding its eighth annual M.B.A. Poker Championship and more than 400 b-school students and graduates are expected to play in the tournament that kicked off at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The game is Texas Hold'em and event buy-ins range from $85 to $225.

Winning or losing a tournament won't put a candidate into a job but...

“Poker players use particular skill sets – they’re very analytical, they’re very strategic in their approach to the game,” says Paul King, corporate director of talent acquisition at Caesars. “We’re looking for those types of skills.”

Read the full story here.

Get out your mirror and start working on the final polish for that poker face - don't forget to brush up on your poker game too.

Poker and War

It's a subject we try to stay completely away from - WAR - it feels so...sad and desolate and lonely. We know it happens, we know it's hateful and malicious and cold and cruel and always comes to an end with no winner.

Poker is the art form that we like to have as our battleground. Deploy your chip stacks, send them out to the battlefield, conquer and bring the prisoners of war home when you outwit, outplay, and outskill the enemy. And stack your chip reinforcements for the next battle.

In another arena, far removed from our idea of war, surviving is a daily battle when you're serving in Afghanistan. Darryl Snoddy tapped into PokerStars Twitter feed and got the attention of the PokerStars' staff. Now a few of the wars being waged are with a little help from PokerStars.

"We're always seeing tweets about people wanting chip sets, but we noticed the tweet from Darryl in November obviously for different reasons," said Adam Field, PokerStars' social media chief. "We appreciated that with Christmas fast approaching, it would be a nice treat for the troops serving in Afghanistan to enjoy a proper game of poker while away from their families over the holiday period."

Brad Willis, PokerStars head of blogging, has the full story.

Nevada Governor asking for interstate poker

Since federal legislation isn't picking up speed on the runway to Internet poker, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval urged the state legislature to approve an amendment to the Silver State's laws last week during his state of the state address.

“Nevada has always been the gold standard of both gaming regulation and operation, and I intend to see to it that our state will lead the world into this new frontier,” Sandoval said. “Other states are moving quickly on this issue and I ask you to pass a bill within 30 days.”

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