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SD to probe reports of poker cheating in Deadwood

November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

DEADWOOD (AP) — South Dakota’s gambling commission is looking into reports of cheating at poker tables in the western gambling town of Deadwood.

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24-year-old Maryland pro wins WSOP title, $8.53 million

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

OPINION: Poker pro: Not luck, it’s skill

September 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

To a poker pro, it’s brutally obvious that the game is one of skill, not chance.
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Gambling charges dropped against 40 elderly women – including 98-year-old – in Cyprus

March 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Legal Opinion May Revive ND Internet Poker

January 4, 2012 in WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A state lawmaker who unsuccessfully pushed Internet poker licensing in North Dakota said Wednesday he has no plans to revive the proposal after a new U.S. Justice Department legal opinion concluded the gambling would not violate federal law.
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New legal opinion may revive N.D. Internet poker licensing

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Actor Tobey Maguire, others settle over poker winnings involving con man

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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.
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‘It’s unreal’: 22-year-old German wins $8.2 million World Series of Poker prize

November 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

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Full Tilt Poker’s License Revoked Over Finances

September 29, 2011 in WDAZ

LAS VEGAS (AP) Full Tilt Poker, a popular poker website that once offered gambling to thousands of players around the world, had its license revoked by gambling regulators on Thursday who said the site misled officials about its financial operations.
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Feds: Full Tilt Poker site was Ponzi scheme, customer accounts looted of millions

September 20, 2011 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK – (AP) 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.

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