THE NEW FORTY My poker face...
After my gal pals and I went to the Chippendales show in Vegasthis pastweek, we went to the Chippendales Boutique to buy some souvenirs (they wouldn't allow us to take any of the dancers home with us ... Posted on 11/20/11 at 9:44 AM
A few years back, there was a boom in poker television — shows in which you got to watch the betting and bluffing of expert card players. Since then, viewers seem to have lost interest.
But I have a suggestion: Instead of featuring poker experts, why not have a show featuring poker incompetents — people who fold when they have a strong hand or don’t know how to quit while they’re ahead?
A 24-year-old Maryland poker professional won the World Series of Poker main event, outlasting his final opponents in a marathon card session of nearly 12 hours for the $8.53 million title on Wednesday.
A North Dakota lawmaker says he doesn't have any plans to bring back his proposal for state licensing of Internet poker. A new U.S. Justice Department opinion says states may regulate Internet poker sites within their own borders, and with other states that allow the game.
The "Spider-Man" star agreed to pay $80,000 to settle the lawsuit filed over more than $311,000 he was paid by a convicted Ponzi scheme operator in Texas Hold 'Em matches that included celebrities, businessmen and others, court documents state.
Pius Heinz won with an ace high, just nine hands after using the same hand to boost himself from a nearly insurmountable disadvantage against 35-year-old Martin Staszko, who still won $5.43 million for second place.
Full Tilt Poker, an Internet poker company that was blocked from operating in the U.S. in the spring as part of an online gambling crackdown, was "not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme," federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
If the first day of the new year is any indication, 2011 promises great fortune for Andy Gray. The Jamestown, N.D., resident bested 1,715 fellow poker players in the North Dakota Texas Hold’em Championship on Jan.1, and won the $40,000 first prize payout.
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