Daily Archives: June 16, 2017

New Jersey Assembly Tells Trump Administration To Keep Hands Off Online Poker


New Jersey lawmakers want the state to keep its rapidly growing online gambling industry, and they are concerned about possible prohibition from far-right Attorney General Jeff Sessions. On June 8, Garden State Assemblymembers voted 75-0-1 in favor of “urging” the Trump Administration and Congress “to oppose measures and actions which would prohibit states from authorizing […]

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Minnesota Man Gets 12.5 Years In Prison For Slaying Over Bar Poker Game With $0 Buy-In


A bar poker game gone horribly wrong has resulted in a prison sentence of 12.5 years for one Minnesota man. According to a report from ABC Newspapers, 45-year-old Chad Nelson was sentenced Thursday over the July 2015 shooting that stemmed from a cheating accusation in the free poker tournament. The altercation continued in the parking […]

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Tyler Groth Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event


Card Player’s 2017 WSOP coverage is sponsored by BetOnline Poker. Tyler Groth defeated a field of 1,058 total entries in the 2017 World Series of Poker $1,000 pot-limit Omaha event. For the win the 32-year old poker pro earned his first WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $179,126. This was not only Groth’s […]

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Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Rake $5M In May


The 225 poker tables in the Keystone State generated a combined $5,089,041 in revenue last month, according to figures released by regulators this week. Parx casino, equipped with 45 tables, led the way with $1,552,474 in revenue. The state’s 10 poker rooms took in $5,035,223 in May 2016, so revenue was basically flat year-over-year. The […]

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Lotteries Plan To Dump Illinois Over Budget Impasse


Powerball and Mega Millions will exit Illinois by the end of the month if the state’s government can’t reach a budget agreement, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times. The development comes at a time when the state is considering online poker and house-banked internet casino games in an effort to generate new tax […]

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James Obst Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $10,000 Razz Championship


Card Player’s 2017 WSOP coverage is sponsored by BetOnline Poker. The third time was the charm for James Obst. The Australian poker pro had already made it down to heads-up play in World Series of Poker event’s twice, and in both the 2016 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. and this year’s $2,500 mixed triple-draw lowball he ultimately finished […]

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