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Mental Health Specialist: Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo is a Pathological Lying Sociopath

Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo
Jared Tendler, a licensed mental health counselor, recently analyzed the so-called “poker prodigy” turned poker cheat Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo.

Canada Wins Back-to-Back Americas Cup of Poker Championships

Americas Cup of Poker
"When we raise our kids in Canada, the first thing we teach them is poker," joked John "tinajohn9" Mehrassa, member of the repeat Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) champions, Team Canada.

Is The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool

The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool
A recent article appearing in eGaming Review suggests that the United Kingdom government may be about to start segregating its online poker player pool as part of new reforms.

Bookmaker Online Poker Free Cash Promos, Freeroll Friday’s and Punta Cana

Bookmaker Online Poker Free Cash
Bookmaker.eu, the oldest established North American facing sports betting site, has released its August online poker promos.

iPoker Overtakes PartyPoker in World Traffic Rankings: First Time in Second Place

iPoker overtakes PokerStars
For the first time in its history, the iPoker Network has landed in the second place spot of the world’s most trafficked online poker rooms.

Booze Binges Out, Poker Nights in for Scottish Football Association

Poker Nights in for Scottish Football Association
The Scottish Football Association believes that its poker nights at the Mar Hall hotel have contributed to an increased morale amongst the team.

Poker Player, Coach Jade Lane Talks War and Black Friday

Jade Lane
Jenny Woo had the opportunity to interview an American hero and poker player and coach, Jade Lane.

America’s Cup of Poker Countries Advance: Venezuela, Canada, Brazil and Mexico

America’s Cup of Poker
The third annual America’s Cup of Poker got underway at the Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Fall Deficit Deal Could Provide Forum for Internet Poker Advocates in US

Deficit Internet Poker
Supporters of legalizing Internet poker are hopeful that a fall deficit deal could provide the perfect forum for their efforts.

I. Nelson Rose: “If Washington DC Online Poker Works, Other States Will Follow”

Washington DC Online Poker
Washington DC is about to start offering online poker next month, but will it work?

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth Listed Among “Most Punchable” Athletes

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth
The Bleacher Report has listed poker pro Phil Hellmuth (aka “The Poker Brat”) among its list of “Most Punchable” Athletes.

EPT Season 8 London Festival of Poker Schedule Announced

EPT Season 8 London Festival of Poker Schedule
The EPT Season 8 London Festival of Poker schedule has been announced by sponsor PokerStars.

Portuguese Poker Protigy Jose “Girah Macedo Gets Busted Again: Dropped by Lock Poker

Jose “Girah Macedo Gets Busted Again
Over this past weekend, Gambling911.com noticed an influx of searches pertaining to Portuguese poker prodigy Jose “Girah Macedo”, and now we know why.

The Party’s Over: Tournament Rake Returns at PartyPoker

PartyPoker
PartyPoker made headlines last month when they began offering rake free tournaments in the wake of competitor Full Tilt Poker’s abrupt shutdown.

Full Tilt Poker Pays Licensing Fee to Alderney Gambling Control Commission

Full Tilt Poker Pays Licensing Fee
Full Tilt Poker has reportedly paid the $450,000 owed to the licensing agency Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

A-Rod Not Banned From Baseball Over Poker Allegations

A-Rod Not Banned From Baseball Over Poker Allegations
Major League Baseball has decided it will not ban Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) from the league following allegations he participated in underground high stakes poker games.

Alex Komaromi Wins LAPT Punta del Este Main Event

Alex Komaromi Wins LAPT Punta del Este Main Event
Uruguay's own Alex Gustavo Komaromi sat behind a mountain of chips -- proud new owner of the LAPT Punta del Este trophy and $244,720 in prize money.

Poker Pro Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi Gets Breeders Cup Sponsorship

Michael Mizrachi Breeders Cup
Last year’s World Series of Poker finalist Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has received a Breeders Cup sponsorship.

Uruguay Takes Center Stage Again, This Time at LAPT Punta Del Este Final Table

LAPT Punta Del Este Final Table Uruguay
Alex Gustavo Komalomi from Uruguay led the way at the LAPT Punta Del Este Final Table, placing that South American nation in the spotlight once again.

The Softest Online Poker Sites – The Fishiest!

The Softest Online Poker Sites
Some of the softest online poker sites (also called “the loosest”) include the likes of 888Poker.com, Titan Poker and PokerStars

Absolute Poker Payouts Increasing in Canada, Europe as Full Tilt Poker Players Get Shafted

Absolute Poker Payouts
In an ironic twist, some European and Canadian customers left hanging by Full Tilt Poker’s abrupt closure on June 29 may be heading to Absolute Poker

FairPlayUSA Probably No Friend to International Online Poker Sites

FairPlayUSA Online Poker
The newly formed grass-roots organization FairPlayUSA, with initial seed money from Caesars and MGM, may be viewed as a wolf in sheep’s clothing to those in the online poker sector, whether it be in Costa Rica or Europe.

Italy Debt Crisis: Online Poker Cash Games, Super-Satellite Tournaments Will Help

Italy Debt Crisis - Online Poker Cash Games
The introduction of online poker cash games in Italy and government’s allowance of super-satellite tournaments will most certainly help create jobs and tax revenue for the nation

Ilari "Ziigmund - Ilari FIN" Sahamies Wins $178k in an Otherwise Bad Year

Ilari "Ziigmund - Ilari FIN" Sahamies
To date, online poker player Ilari "Ziigmund/Ilari FIN" Sahamies has managed to lose well over $1 million between PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Isildur1: From Last Week’s Biggest Winner to This Week’s Biggest Loser

Isildur1
Last week Isildur1 (known also by his real name of Viktor Blom), managed to win an amazing $242,042.  This week he squandered it all, dropping $326,681
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