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The Global Poker League Alex Dreyfus Comes Under Fire - The Global Poker League’s Alex Dreyfus has come under fire, after Fedor Holz and two of his unidentified peers have questioned the entrepreneur’s accounting practices. Holz and members of the popular Two Plus Two posting forum agreed to a short-term transfer of US dollars to Dreyfus for a combined $30,000 this summer.   Dreyfus had reportedly told the high stakes players that he had reached his daily limits on transfers after spending $50,000 in just a few days on his new GPL studio setup.

CA Online Poker Bill Officially Dead - A bill that would have allowed Californians to legally play poker online lacked support from two-thirds of the state Assembly members and was not brought up for a vote on the last day of the legislative session.  With a market topping $1 billion in California alone, it is no surprise that competing gambling interests have failed to agree on who should get a piece of the pie, according to I. Nelson Rose, a law professor and gaming expert at Whittier Law School.  “For the operators, it’s high stakes,” Rose said. “If you are a local operator, you want to have the monopoly and you want to keep out real big money and experienced operators like Caesars or Amaya.”

73-Year-Old Biker Dies During Charity Poker Run - A charity “Poker Run” held by the Altamont American Legion Riders suffered a fatal motorcycle crash on Delaware Turnpike Saturday morning.  The victim was identified as an experienced 73-year-old motorcyclist, Charles Burchhardt. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said that the crash occurred at 11:19 a.m. at the intersection of Route 43 and Cass Hill Road. Although the crash is still under investigation, Apple confirmed that speed wasn’t a factor. 

Judge Rules Against Gambling Regulators On Card Games - Florida gambling overseers were wrong to do away with a rule governing controversial “designated player” card games at pari-mutuel facilities without replacing the regulations, an administrative law judge said Friday.

Poker Pro Claims Fraud Case Against Him Racially Motivated: Wants to Depose US Attorney - World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring winner Travell Thomas says the government’s debt collection fraud case against him was racially motivated — and he wants a judge to let him depose Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara.  Thomas, who is black, will argue his case Monday before US District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan.  Bharara’s prosecutors plan to oppose Thomas’ request, and have already slammed it in court papers as “rank speculation.”

Americas Cardroom Cracks Top 10 Online Poker Rooms in WorldPokerScout.com, the online poker traffic ranking website, shows that the Americas Cardroom home network, Winning Poker, has finally cracked the top 10 biggest Web poker rooms in the world.  The network is currently in a tight battle with both PokerStars Italian and Spanish pool sites and the iPoker Network, once among the largest in the world.  Winning Poker and Americas Cardroom have just introduced their Mac platform and plan to offer mobile poker by October or November.

Dan Bilzerian Sets Up Wishes for Warriors Retreat in Wyoming - TMZ.com is reporting that Instagram King and poker pro Dan Bilzerian has been vacationing the entire month of August at a Wyoming ranch with vets who have been wounded in combat.  He has reportedly been working the entire year to set up the retreat benefitting Wishes for Warriors.  “The goal is simple - spark passion back into the lives of vets”.

Marcel Luske Sues PokerStars Over Rules Dispute - Former PokerStars Team Pro, Marcel Luske, is taking his former employer to court after alleging they agreed to use his International Poker Rules, reneged on the agreement, and duplicated them for their PSLive product.

Nevada Poker Room Revenue Best in 7 Years - Nevada’s poker rooms raked $16,137,000 during June, according to figures released this week by Silver State gaming regulators.   The rake was an increase of 1.88 percent year-over-year, compared to the $15,840,000 in rake from June 2015. The annual World Series of Poker runs during the entire month of June, which makes it the biggest month for cash games in Nevada poker rooms.

Ace-Kicking 85-Year-Old Granny Beats Young Studs in World Poker Tour League - The 85-year-old cleaned a field of 30 competitors - some as young as 18 - to win the World Poker Tour League competition at Currumbin Creek Tavern recently.  Every Wednesday since May, Mrs Day - proud grandmother of four - turned up to hustle the beer-drinking young lads. “I really just wanted to do it because it was an excuse to get my hair done and do my makeup,” she laughed.  “It keeps me young”.

Russian Online Poker Player Breaks All Time Twitch Stream Money Record  - A Russian online player has just broke the record for the most amount of money won while streaming a poker session on Twitch, after he took down a €300,000 Spin & Go jackpot on PokerStars. In all, it took the player with the username “SolidPenis” around ten minute to best his two opponents, and scoop his share of the huge prize worth €250,000, and all from an initial outlay of just $25.

Phil Ivey Launches Daily Fantasy Sports App  - After partnering up with a new Daily Fantasy Sports site called Rosters.com, Phil Ivey and the site have now launched an app on iTunes.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces the Return of Charity Series of Poker During Open - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. has announced the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) will return to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) for the third year in a row, and will benefit the Maximum Hope Foundation. On Friday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m., the CSOP tournament kicks off Championship weekend with an exclusive player party at L Bar located inside the hotel. Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and a chance to win more than $30,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes include a seat in to the following day’s SHRPO $5 Million Guaranteed Championship, a Hard Rock Mexico Package and much more.

Online Poker Segregation Pools May End in Europe - The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has handed down another ruling which makes it more difficult for EU member states to justify restrictive gambling regulation.  While EU member states have been busy over the last five years introducing new restrictive gambling legislation, the CJEU has made a series of rulings which make the vast majority of the new laws vulnerable to legal challenge.

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