Steve O'Dwyer Wins Macau Super High Roller with a Mango

Steve O'Dwyer was given a mango as a lucky charm early in the tournament by fellow poker player Yan Li, and it seems to have worked: O'Dwyer won HK$8,460,803 after beating Fedor Holz heads-up for the first prize.

Good News from Sweden, Update from Australia

Swedish government report suggests foreign operators should be able apply for licenses. Meanwhile, in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia decides on the fate of online poker on May 9th.

God Damn Jacks

April Fools' Day is coming up, so here's some light-hearted stuff for you guys. Although if it hits a little too close to home that can take away from the entertainment value - in that case, sorry about the flashbacks of some big pots lost.

 

Tony G and Gus Hansen Added to the Celebrity Cash Kings Line-up

 The event weren't lacking big names before either: Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Jesper Hougaard, Ronny Kaiser and Niki Jedlicka are joined by the Lithuanian and the Danish card player at the cash game event.

Australia is About to Ban Online Poker

 The home of the Aussie Millions faces a big blow, similar to America’s “Black Friday” back in 2011.

Daniel Negreanu Clarifies His Infamous Comment About More Rake Being “Actually Better”

 In October 2016 Daniel Negreanu appeared on a podcast with Rikard Aberg shortly after PokerStars, a room Negreanu has a sponsorship deal with decided to increase the rakes at their tables, and made the argument that this could actually be beneficial for the players. Now, the 42-year-old Canadian pro is walking back from his comment. 

Fedor Holz and Patrik Antonius Sell Hoodies Together

The Finnish poker pro was a male model before turning cards into his profession, but Holz has dabbled into something entirely new to him.

Dan Bilzerian Claims Women Can’t Play Poker

 During the build-up to the grudge match between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale “The King of Instagram” Dan Bilzerian decided to chime in with a negative generalization about women in poker.

Decisive Hall Victory Over Dentale at the “Grudge Match”

 As we reported it, Mike Dentale’s Twitter feud with GPI female Player of the Year winner Cate Hall culminated in a heads-up match that went down on Sunday. Hall won $30,000 of Dentale’s money with a decisive 2-0 victory. Dentale blamed the bad hands he was dealt and even confronted the commentators who he heard criticized him. 

Microgaming Head of Poker Speaks Out Against Using HUD

 Alex Scott who’s in charge of poker products at Microgaming wrote about the issue in the network’s blog, saying: “I think the tracking software has changed the game in a way that makes it less fun.”

New VIP Program is Coming to PartyPoker

 The details of the new loyalty reward system will be released in the following weeks, including the date of the launch.

Another durrrr-scam?

Tom “durrr” Dwan has been criticized heavily because he’s not willing to finish the challenge he started back in 2010 with Dan “Jungleman” Cates. As it turns out it may not be his only shady business.

WSOPE 2017 Schedule Released

 The Main Event’s guaranteed prize pool is €4,000,000; the One Drop High Roller’s a whooping €10,000,000.

€1 Satellite Qualifier Won Unibet Open London

 As we reported it, the Unibet Open London was held February 23rd-26th at the Grosvenor Casino – better known as “The Vic” – in London. 33-year-old Belgian amateur Gerret Van Lancker finished first out of the 419 players in the £900+90 buy-in main event.

Can You Beat Slot Machines?

Poker is a game of skill. More and more people are learning that by now. You can go online and find countless articles about winning strategies – what cards to play from what position, who to bluff, when to bluff etc. But what about slot machines?

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