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Joe Hachem-Alain Barataud-Unknown-Shane WarnePoker Player Alain “Frenchie” Barataud Engineered World Cup Scam

A Sun-Herald investigation has pinpointed a regular in the Australia poker scene as the lead in a 2014 World Cup in Brazil ticketing scam -- Alain “Frenchie” Barataud (pictured second from left). Sun-Herald senior investigative writer...

Johannes Strassmann Courtesy of PokerNews.comJohannes Strassman's Death Possibly Caused by Hallucinogenic Drugs

Toxicology tests have been explained by Slovenian authorities on the June 21st death of German poker pro Johannes Strassmann. It is believed that Strassmann was under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs and fell into the Ljubljanica river in...

Phil IveyMotion to Dismiss Borgata Lawsuit Filed by Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey's lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in which Ivey is reported to have cheated the casino out of $9.6 million in 2012. Ivey is accused of knowingly using a baccarat technique called...

Johannes Strassmann Courtesy of PokerNews.comPoker Pro Johannes Strassmann Death in Ljubljana Confirmed

Slovenian police have confirmed that the results of the DNA test have confirmed the body found in the river Ljubljanica on Friday is German poker player Johannes Strassmann. In Slovenia with plans to meet some of the local high-stakes players...

Johannes Strassmann Courtesy of PokerNews.comUPDATE: Johannes Strassmann - DNA Test Results Pending on Unidentified Body of a Young Man!

On Friday morning, Slovenian police found the body of a young man on the banks of the Ljubljanica River in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Immediate identification wasn't possible due to the condition of the body. DNA testing is in the process as authorities...

Luis Suarez courtesy of 888pokerLuis Suarez Sponsorship Terminated by 888poker

888poker.com released news on Wednesday that football star Luis Suarez's sponsorship contract was "under review" after the Uruguayan striker appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match. The review by 888poker brought...

Luis SuarezLuis Suarez World Cup Biting Incident has Sponsorship with 888poker Under Review

Football star Luis Suarez may have bitten off more than he can chew this time! His sponsorship contract 888poker.com is "under review." During the world Cup match on Tuesday the Uruguay striker appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio...

Johannes Strassmann Courtesy of PokerNews.comPolice Confirm Poker Pro Johannes Strassmann Missing in Slovenia

On Tuesday afternoon Slovenian police sent a note out to the national media with the following: On Saturday, June 21st, German poker pro Johannes Strassmann disappeared in Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana and is reported missing. In...

Greg MersonGreg Merson Leaves Ivey Poker

2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Merson has left Ivey Poker. The two-time WSOP bracelet winner was a charter member of Team Ivey and tweeted his...

Breaking NewsPokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Acquired by Amaya Gaming in $4.9 Billion Deal

It's official! The Amaya Gaming Group Inc. and PokerStars' and Full Tilt Poker's parent company have closed a deal that will make Amaya Gaming the largest publicly-traded online gaming entity in the world. Amaya and Oldford Group Limited...

Breaking NewsBreaking News: PokerStars and Amaya Gaming Deal in the Works

Bloomberg reports that PokerStars and Amaya Gaming Inc are close to a deal that would see PokerStars become part of Amaya Gaming Inc. The Rational Group is the parent company of PokerStars, the world's leading online poker website. If the deal...

Tony GTony G: "Today We Made History!" After Being Elected to European Parliament

A few days ago PokerNews.com's founder and Lithuanian businessman Tony G officially gained a seat in the next European Parliament. "Today we made history in Lithuanian politics," Tony G said right after the results were in. Tony G's pro-Europe...

DraftKings-WSOPWSOP's New Partnership Adds Opportunities to Win Main Event Entry

The World Series of Poker just released the news that one-day fantasy sports leader DraftKings.com is now the official fantasy sponsor of the WSOP. The best news is that this partnership will bring about Main Event seats as prizes leading up to...

PokerNews MyStack AppPokerNews MyStack App Relaunches with Stat Tracking and More!

The PokerNews MyStack app is back and filled with more information that can be accessed by players! The MyStack app feeds directly to the PokerNews Live Reporting blog and through the contributions of poker players around the globe this past year...

Sheldon AdelsonRumors Surface on Sheldon Adelson Retiring

Last week an announcement was made by the world's largest gambling company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., that Michael A. Leven, 76-year-old president and COO's contract will expire at the end of 2014 and that will also bring about his retirement...

Tiger Woods, Adam Pliska, Lynn GilmartinTiger's Poker Night won by Kinesh Pather

Mandalay Bay's Moorea Beach Club Beachside Casino in Las Vegas supplied the setting for Tiger’s Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour. The beneficiary of the star-studded poker tournament was The Tiger Woods Foundation. Poker tournaments...

Dan Bilzerian - The Instagram KingThe Dan Bilzerian Shuffle

It's almost impossible to hit the Internet and not find something new and crazy and wild going on at Dan Bilzerian's table -- we like to think of his lifestyle as a table that rotates in continual action but maintains the 'featured table' status...

WiPHoFWomen in Poker Hall of Fame 2014

The Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) is comprised of people in the poker industry and others who share the goal of celebrating and honoring women in poker. Each year, since its charter induction in 2008, WiPHoF has held an Induction Ceremony...

Ben Affleck - BatmanHard Rock Hotel and Casino bans Ben Affleck from blackjack for card counting

Apparently having a major movie star sitting at your blackjack tables and drawing the oohs and aahs of the public isn't what the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has in mind. After all, what's publicity worth? The Daily News reports that a...

Deadbeat dad Tony Hakki avoids paying child support, poker ruled not a 'trade'

The nickname "Tony the Hitman Hakki" was not dropped on Tony Hakki because he is a hired killer -- he gained it legitimately from making his money through gambling and poker. That apparently put the picture in focus when a controversial verdict...

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