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Shaun Deeb Wins 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Race

Shaun Deeb Wins 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Race

July 18th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Shaun Deeb won 2 WSOP bracelets and had strong finishes in the Main Event and Poker Players Championship. Shaun Deeb won the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Race over the past seven weeks in Las Vegas. The 2018 World Series of Poker has a points race based on cumulative... 

Border Patrol Agent Smuggled Drugs to Pay for Gambling Debts

Border Patrol Agent Smuggled Drugs to Pay for Gambling Debts

July 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Alex Pena reportedly received $30,000 for his role in a failed marijuana smuggling operation. Alex Pena, a former Arizona Border Patrol agent, smuggled drugs for Mexican drug cartels to pay for debts from a “significant gambling problem”. That is the... 

Rivers Casino in Schenectady Allowed Underage Gambling

Rivers Casino in Schenectady Allowed Underage Gambling

July 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Rivers Casino was fined in March 2017, but continues to dispute the fine in July 2018. The owners of the Rivers Casino & Resort are disputing a report by the New York Gaming Commission that found the casino was at fault for allowing multiple underage persons... 

John Cynn: 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Winner

John Cynn: 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Winner

July 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

John Cynn and Tony Miles battled heads-up for 10 dramatic hours of poker. John Cynn is the winner of the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event at around 5am Las Vegas time. Ten hours into a heads-up match with Tony Miles, John Synn made an all-in call while holding... 

Ex-Knicks Player Charles Oakley Arrested at the Cosmopolitan

Ex-Knicks Player Charles Oakley Arrested at the Cosmopolitan

July 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Charles Oakley was arrested in 2017 at Madison Square Garden, but the charges later were dropped. Former New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls power forward Charles Oakley was arrested at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and charged with a “fraudulent act”... 

Michael Dyer’s Aggression Works at WSOP Main Event Final 9

Michael Dyer’s Aggression Works at WSOP Main Event Final 9

July 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Michael Dyer sipped a water and a coffee on the most pivotal hand of the 2018 WSOP Main Event so far. Going in to Friday’s session of the World Series of Poker Main Event, Michael Dyer appears to have saved up his luck. Michael Dyer holds a dominant chip... 

NFLPA Execs Debate Sports Betting’s Effect on Player Privacy

NFLPA Execs Debate Sports Betting’s Effect on Player Privacy

July 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

NFLPA President Eric Winston is concerned expanded sports betting could further lead to the dehumanization of athletes. Casey Schwab, VP of Business & Legal Affairs for the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), told a room of state lawmakers and gaming industry... 

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Plans Wynn Resorts Review

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Plans Wynn Resorts Review

July 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The $2.4 billion Encore Boston Harbor is expected to open in early 2019. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) plans to announce in the next month whether Wynn Resorts is suitable for a gaming license in the commonwealth. Wynn Resorts was one of 12 individual... 

Phil Hellmuth Extends WSOP Bracelet Record with 15th Win

Phil Hellmuth Extends WSOP Bracelet Record with 15th Win

July 10th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

It’s no secret that Phil Hellmuth sometimes plays to the tv cameras. Phil Hellmuth Jr. extended his World Series of Poker record by winning a 15th WSOP bracelet on Wednesday at the Rio All-Suit Hotel & Casino. Hellmuth won the 2018 World Series of Poker... 

Canadians Might Boycott US Casinos in #BuyCanadian Campaign

Canadians Might Boycott US Casinos in #BuyCanadian Campaign

July 9th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

11 million Canadians make 32 million visits to the United States each year, making Canada the #2 source of US tourists behind Mexico. The Canadian campaign to boycott American businesses over U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs and rhetoric could extend... 

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