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Poker Raj was introduced only a few weeks back to India’s online poker platform. Now, there is yet another company that’s all set to take the plunge. Caretel Infotech Limited is a software company and the latest one to join the mix. This outsourcing company recently launched its poker portal “Poker Johny” with a mission to expand its company’s portfolio of offerings. The website of the portal is registered to the CEO of Caretel, Rajesh Sehgal. The company was promoted by the Dalmia Group owner Sanjay Dalmia who is an ex-member of the Parliament of India and represents Uttar Pradesh. Dalmia has close connections with the founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party member.

The Dalmia Group runs numerous sectors which include tobacco, textiles, and chemicals and so on. It is also a parent company to Delta Corp via a subsidiary as well as Viaan Industries. These two companies are known for operating online poker portals. Considering the uncertainty of poker mainly in India, there may be some hiccups, yet it is rising in popularity. There are many high profile games and celebrities who have placed their weight on poker and this, in turn, has helped for expansion. It is one of the viable businesses and lawmakers are consistently working to form a national response to the common questions raised on whether poker is gambling or pure luck.

Sanjay Gaikwad, the owner of the Valuable Group acquired the website Thrill Poker recently from Mirch Entertainment Private Limited. Although there are many poker sites in India, only a few have been able to thrive successfully. The Essel group that operates PokerNation is trying its best to re-launch the site within a few months as the site is down for now. The good news is that it’s in the market looking for an international operator and it’s ready to partner it.

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At the request of 14 poker-arcade operators for an extension of the deadline to relocate, The Zoning Board has decided to carry out a hearing.

Presently, the poker arcades are in residential villages, which is not the place to have a poker platform. According to law, the operators had time off until Oct. 25, 2017 to move to those districts where poker parlors are allowed.
The hearing on this is scheduled is on Thursday, Jan. 18, and it will take place at the multi-purpose center and will start at 5 p.m.

According to the law, these are areas where poker arcades can move: mixed commercial and tourist resort districts on the lots abutting Beach Road from Chalan Msgr. Guerrero (Oleai) southward to Afetna Road (San Antonio), within the mixed commercial district on lots abutting Chalan Pale Arnold Road (Middle Road) from Chalan Msgr. Guerrero (Oleai) northward to Commonwealth Drive (north of the Taro Sue store).

The Poker arcades are permitted in the Beach Road zoning district (from Atkins Kroll northward to YCO Do It Best Hardware), the Garapan east (lots bounded by Beach Road, Orchid St., Micro Beach Road, and Chalan Pale Arnold), and the Garapan core (lots bounded by Beach Road, Orchid St., Micro Beach Road, and Coral Tree Avenue).

In addition to that, it is also a rule that poker parlors must remain 200 feet far from the churches, playgrounds, schools, other Laundromats and poker arcades.

The operator can operate within the core of Garapan, Beach Road, and Garapan east, tourist resort or mixed commercial zoning districts condition that they are in a hotel with over 20 rooms.

The fate of arcades present at not operating zone will get clear on the 18 of January. You can collect, update about the same over the internet.

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Chris Ferguson is assured to be crowned the 2017 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. The news was received in an announcement by the WSOP via Twitter on Monday, following the elimination of second-in-points John Racener from the final POY-eligible event of the year.

For his POY win, Ferguson will be offering an entry into the $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event next year and get his face on a banner that will be unveiled in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with the other former WSOP Players of the Year and WSOP Main Event winners.

Ferguson went into the WSOPE in October with the advantage in the Player of the Year race after his 17 cashes and two top-four finishes in $10,000 Championship events in the 2017 WSOP in Las Vegas. His summer performance bagged him a €10,350 buy-in to the WSOPE Main Event at King’s Casino in Rozvadov which kicked off with two starting flights over the weekend.

After six WSOPE clashes, including his sixth bracelet win in Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for €39,289, Ferguson advanced his lead in the POY race as the final qualifying event neared.

Going into the WSOPE Main Event on Saturday, Racener was in the best spot to challenge Ferguson for POY, sitting 136 points behind, while Ryan Hughes had 184 points to make up in third place. When Racener was eliminated on Day 2 Monday, Ferguson had the title locked up.

As a controversial figure in the poker world since his alleged hand in the Full Tilt Poker scandal, Ferguson stayed clear of live poker tournaments after “Black Friday” on April 15, 2011 but made a comeback to the fallen in the 2016 WSOP, prompting outrage from many in the community.

Players’ reactions as recorded by PokerNews’ Julia Lee at WSOPE Rozvadov were mostly positive and congratulatory towards Ferguson with the exception of 888poker Ambassador and online poker pro Parker Talbot aka “Tonkaaaap”, who feels that Ferguson’s winning of the POY title is… let’s just say — not good for poker.

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 He is a male professional poker player. He began with his poker career in the United States of America.

This is a very skilled and a sharp professional poker player. He plays the game with full of his skills and full of his enthusiasm. The game he is playing plays with full of his concentration and all of his playing tricks. This player is not yet satisfied with his earnings and his achievements in the game. He needs more and wants to achieve more in the game. When this player began as a new professional poker player at that time he had to face many problems but when he got professional and got more interest in the game he got good money and was happy at that time.

He chooses poker as his profession at a young age and was actually happy because he chooses the thing he loved as his profession and his source of income. He earned a good amount and is satisfied with the money but he wants to play more games and wants to be at a good position in the game. He belongs to Yunkon,OK, United States.

His complete name is Calvin Shane Anderson. He has16576 people talking about his playing skills and playing techniques. He is a very tricky player. He plays the new game with new tricks.

He has the total live earnings of $1319525 which is a good and a very satisfactory amount he has won his best live cash earnings are $190535 this was the best amount of cash he has won in his poker history and all the games he has played. He ranks at the 512th position in the United States all time money ranking list. He also ranks at the second position in the Oklahoma USA all time money list rankings. He ranks at the 495th position in the terms of popularity.

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For those who have been following the 888Live London Poker festival, the first day of the festival saw thirteen levels on the first day itself.

There were 249 entries on the first day and about 700 entries across all categories. On the first day Paul Skipper won maximum chips and it was a day that was packed with action. About 438500 chips were bagged on the first day with him. However, he had strong competition as well. Competitors like Steve Watts, Reza Fazeli and Charles Akadiri also summed up high numbers. The final day plays promised to be exciting for day 2.

About 43 players survived by Day 1c. Hence, about 108 players only made it on the first day. There were several pro players who missed the boat such as Sin Menis Melin, Paul Romain and Chris Moorman. There were other players who were more fortunate in order to avoid being eliminated. Skipper on the other hand, remained in a comfortable position throughout. He was not the only player in a comfortable position. Andy Wool took on a pre flop position with a standard hand. He bet about 12000 into a pot of 16000. Reza was also able to double up at the right moment. He was able to use his aces against the eights of Svetlin Ivano’s. Fazeli was able to reach a level of 125000. He trebled the amount by the time the last hands were played.

Fazeli showcases his skills in playing big stacks. With the showdown in the finals coming up it could pose great danger for the opponents like Graham Hawkes, Arron Fletcher and James Mitchell. Many have witnessed the grand opening event for the 888Poker London Live Festival. They expect to see large numbers rolling for the Main High Roller as well as the Main Event tournaments.

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A poker dealer who attempted skimming little amounts of the games he dealt in 2015 has been sentenced by a court in Cleveland. Randall White, who dealt poker games at the Horseshoe Cleveland, was given an 18 months probation sentence as well as two-hundred-fifty hours of community work for stealing a suggested $711 from the tables.

White faced up to 6 years behind the bars on felony gambling cases, a punishment he could be hit with if he fails to fulfill the conditions of his probation.
White admitted to the presiding judge that he stole the money in hopes of raising some extra cash to help cover his daughter’s legal fees. Perhaps in hopes of staying unnoticed, he tried taking the money in $5 and $10 increments and putting the chips in with the rest of his tips.
His gambit evidently broke down as he was caught. A tale posted on a leading website in July, last year, suggested that a dealer at Horseshoe had been caught while stealing chips as well as sliding them into his tip jar.


He was caught up with by gaming agents looking at security footage who keyed out the repeated theft. The perpetrator was not distinguished in the piece, but the timing might coincides with the piece on that site that states White was captured in June.

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No poker player hailing from Minnesota won a bracelet in the last decade when the 2015 World Series Poker was inaugurated.

Buy the time the series ended the trend was shattered and two bracelets and almost a million dollars were won by the native players.  The Land of 10,000 Lakes, in a breakout series had won $1.5 million in prize money in the final tables running into double digits and the associated bracelets.
With iNinja Poker league providing an extra 45 seats this year to WSOP events it is going to be even grander in the inaugural season. The league of iNinja Poker began at Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota last August. There were three leagues that one can choose from that were holding three different price points as well as seats. It also had six main event seats and the event became a success in the opening season. The very first iNinja Poker Main Event hosted by iNinja had a $100,000 guarantee with a $675 buy-in.  It brought a total of 316 registrations which the organizers hope to increase when the next event with a $100, 000 guarantees starts from July 16 at Canterbury Park.
Poker league ideas are not new to the poker world and so are the satellites to the WSOP, hence the association of the two in a huge scale in the first year, particularly a new league in its first is unparalleled.


Issac Tucker, the iNinja Poker President and CEO commenting on the success said that he had elaborate plans regarding the leagues and tour, but never imagined that it would kick off so soon. Playing and winning on a regular basis is loved by people and especially when they are playing with friends. He said that he had spent six months on the things that they would provide to the players and fit everything into a planned way.

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The first Spanish champion was found on European Poker Tour when Adrian Mateos won on Friday night.

The twenty year old walked away with the largest victory in his poker profession, and it is the second major tournament he has won in his career. It took the season 11 end for the Spaniard to achieve this but he did it and also now he carries the two legs of the poker Tripe Crown on his head

In the final table results, Adrian Mateos took home €1,082,000 as the first place prize, and Muyedine Fares         from Senegal won €679,000 for his second place standing and Hady El Asmar from Lebanon took the third spot with a prize money amount of €486,000.

The last day of the EPT Grand Final Main Event of 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino started with six-players on the final table and it was a tough bunch to beat. The most recognizable poker star at the table was Ole Schemion, who was prominent with the EPT Season 10 Player of the Year title, but others were equally good contenders. There was   Johnny Lodden, the Team PokerStars Pro, Mateos, the WSOP 2013 Europe Main Event winner, who is also second in the all time money list from Spain, and     the Polish regular, Jose Carlos Garcia, with lots of experience.

But surprisingly not anyone of the above were the leaders on the starting of play, and the two players with most chips were amateur players, Hady El Asmar and Muhyedine Fares from Lebanon and Senegal respectively standing first and second on chips count.

The biggest hand was played in the tournament by Mateos and Fares, and the former had 2 million chips less than the later. But it was all over after exchanging four hands, and Adrian Mateos emerged the winner of the event.

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Michelle Chin is the first lady to become the Main Event champion of the World Series of Poker Circuit. However, it was not easy to win it – it took her a total of 156 different trciks for her to take the title, and make a name for herself. By the end of the Horseshoe Council Bluffs sponsored $1,675 buy-in Main Event she was better off to the tune of $88,126 – not bad for a few days work!?

When the event had finished, Michelle Chin was very happy and excited as well – expressing her excitement and happiness to the media and also saying that she felt great! She also said that this was (almost certainly) only the 10th tournament that she had participated in her life, and that making such history was an amazing experience.

Michelle Chin lives at Wichita, Kansas, and when shes not on the poker circuit she can be found on the internet playing poker online! She was the biggest chip winner of the 235 entry field, and she received a big share of $352,500 prize pool. There were a number of the hurdles that she had to cross them – one of these hurdles was clash with Mike Lang while another one was the challenge presented by Jesse Wilke, who had been the champion of Lake Tahoe Main Event of Harvey.

Besides those two, there were another 25 finishers who received some amount of money back from the pot – whilst the large buy-in made sure that only the most competitive of players took part. Chris Karambinis was able to secure 11th place and received $6,599, whilst Eric Rodawig received $5148 at 14th place, Alex Masek got $4,508 at 17th place, and Blair Hinkle got 20th place and won $3,803.

When the second day of the game was finished, there remained only 4 other players left in the competition with Chin; however, there were a big differences in their stack of chips between the other players and Chin – she had almost a half of all the chips! The others held out, and it was only on the third day when Chin reached 1,805 million with just a few plays left – compared to Lang who had just over a million and Wilke who was on 900,000. A few tricks later, and she was the Main Event champion!

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