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Yachou Wins WPT TOC, Hawkins Back-to-Back, California Poker Bill Passes

Farid Yachou Wins WPT

Yachou Wins WPT TOC, Hawkins Back-to-Back, California Poker Bill Passes

Over the weekend, a pair of players made poker history.

First, Farid Yachou became the first ever winner of the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions.

Next, Maurice Hawkins made history by winning back-to-back WSOP Circuit Main Events.

Meanwhile, a California iPoker bill received a crucial endorsement and passed out of committee for a possible floor vote in the Assembly.

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Esfandiari Beats Gold, Global Championship goes to NC

11/04/2016 2:46am

WSOP Circuit Events

The World Series of Poker Circuit has been in the headlines a lot recently.

Antonio Esfandiari and Jamie Gold faced off in a battle for the ages at the Bike in Los Angeles and Esfandiari walked away with his first gold bracelet.

Meanwhile, we finally have the dates and location of the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship.

And Valentin Vornicu has won his eight career WSOP-C ring, just one shy of the all-time lead.

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Baazov Takes Leave, PokerStars Soars, GPL Wildcards Named

Poker Stars’ CEO David Baazov

A week after David Baazov was charged with insider trading, he has temporarily stepped down as CEO and Board Chairman at Amaya.

Meanwhile, PokerStars NJ has risen to be both the top online poker site in New Jersey and also the top regulated poker site in the United States.

Finally, the Paris Aviators, London Royals, Rome Emperors and Moscow Wolverines of the Global Poker League have announced their wild card picks.

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Pius Heinz Wins Again, Cates Struggles, Dietrich Fast Wins Cool $1m

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Illinois Judge Throws Out Four-Year-Old Lawsuit Targeting Pokerstars

20/01/2016 5:17pm

US Justice

A lower court had already tossed the suit after ruling that PokerStars was merely the provider of games, only taking rakes out of each pot, not collecting winnings. In the recent appeal, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner compared the iGaming giant to a “croupier who supervises the casino’s poker game.”

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