Category Archives: Exclusive

Q & A With Youngest Three-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner Ever Adrian Mateos Diaz

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Adrian Mateos Diaz is one of the hottest no-limit hold’em tournament players on the planet. The 22-year-old from Spain has cashed for more than $9 million dollars on the live tournament circuit, winning huge events like the 2015 European Poker Tour Grand Final main event and the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo $50,000 super high […]

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World Poker Tour Champion Manuel ‘Noli’ Francisco Passes Away

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Well-known poker player Manuel “Noli” Francisco passed away in February at the age of 75 due to kidney failure, Card Player has learned. Francisco was born in the Philippines but was living in New Jersey when he died. Francisco had success at the World Series of Poker. In 1992, he finished second in a $2,500 […]

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Connecticut Governor Signs Bill For Third Casino

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On Tuesday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed legislation approved by the state legislature that allows for two Native American tribes to jointly build and operate a casino, which would be the third of its kind for Connecticut. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes have been seeking state approval to build the casino on non-tribal land […]

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Off The Wall: Debate Over Gambling Machines At Pennsylvania Bars Could Doom Online Poker

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Is the Keystone State going to let online poker players down once again? For about five years Pennsylvania has looked at legalizing and regulating online casino games, including poker, and talks are heating up in 2017 as both the Senate and House have approved versions of a gambling expansion package that includes provisions to make […]

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Luis Calvo Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $3,000 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha Event

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Card Player’s 2017 WSOP coverage is sponsored by BetOnline Poker. Luis Calvo is the latest player to capture a gold bracelet at the 2017 World Series of Poker. The 41-year-old from Miami, Florida outlasted a field of 630 players to win the $3,000 buy-in six-max pot-limit Omaha event, winning his first WSOP title and the […]

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Global Poker Ups Guarantees For Online World Challenge

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Global Poker’s The Online World Challenge just wrapped up another week filled with massive overlays, but unlike most online poker sites, Global Poker is responding by INCREASING the guarantees to provide even more value to their players! The eight-week series, which doesn’t wrap up until July 23, features more than $1 million in guarantees and […]

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World’s Largest Poker Site Eyeing Indian Market

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PokerStars, the world’s largest poker site in terms of market share, plans to launch in India by the end of the year, according to a report from Bloomberg. The move could offset an exit from the Australian market after lawmakers there have seemed committed to enacting a ban on offshore online gaming companies. The launch […]

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Chris Vitch Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $10,000 Stud Eight-Or-Better Championship

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Card Player’s 2017 WSOP coverage is sponsored by BetOnline Poker. In 2016, Christopher Vitch earned his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, taking down the $2,500 mixed triple draw event and the $136,854 first-place prize. This year, he one-upped himself by topping an elite field in the $10,000 stud eight-or-better championship to take home […]

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United States Supreme Court Says It Will Hear New Jersey Sports Betting Appeal

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Are sports books coming to Atlantic City? New Jersey sure hopes so, and on Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court said that it will hear the state’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which limits traditional sports betting to just Nevada. The Garden State believes it has a […]

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Illinois House To Consider Online Poker Plan

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Illinois lawmakers will discuss the state’s online poker bill at a hearing on Tuesday. The measure will be considered in the House Executive Committee, as the bill cleared the Senate by a 42-10 vote about three weeks ago. The legislation is sponsored in the House by Rep. Michael Zalewski, and in the other legislative chamber […]

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