A ‘Timex Twist’ in the Jason Mercier-Vanessa Selbst Saga

Mike McDonald stands to lose a lot of Jason Mercier wins a third bracelet. Should he be allowed to stake players in events Mercier is playing?

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The Skinny On A Skin Betting Scandal

Former CS:GO player, m0E promoted a gambling site that worked around the law.

Using virtual items to avoid anti-gambling laws turned ugly, when a game guru and promoter got labled a blackmailer and his employer, the site CS:GO, a fraud.

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The Sweat of a Lifetime for Vanessa Selbst

One drunken night, Vanessa Selbst accepted $10,000 on a long shot bet from Jason Mercier. Now, she finds herself edging closer to a $1.8 million loss.

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Howard Lederer Finds Acceptance Harder to Come by than Chris Ferguson

Howard Lederer Before Black Friday

Two Full Tilt Scandal participants came back to WSOP in 2016, but Howard Lederer was not ready. Why was Chris Ferguson more accepted?

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Allen Kessler vs. Matt Savage: Dealer’s Choice and the Game Designer’s Dilemma

The latest clash between Allen Kessler and Matt Savage, over a detail in the Dealer’s Choice format, exposes one of the fundamental challenges of game design.

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Guessing the Age of the 2016 WSOP Main Event Champion

We’ve now have eight young Main Event champions in a row. Will we see another 20-something crowned this year, or is that a trend that’s due to change soon?

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Crime, Punishment and Results Orientation: Thoughts on the Lederer Apology

Howard Lederer has apologized for his role in Black Friday, five years after the fact. How should the poker community respond?

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Did PokerStars Bust Up a Spin-and-Go Collusion Ring?

Multiple Spin-and-Go cheaters have been banned from PokerStars and their opponents reimbursed, but what exactly they did is anyone’s guess. Here’s ours.

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Forum Files: Popularity Contest

It doesn’t take much to catch hate from the poker forums: scamming dough, throwing chips and sucking toes are all equally bad. Is there anyone they do like?

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Brian Rast to Repeat Bilzerian Cycling Challenge

Brian Rast will be the third poker celebrity to attempt a Las Vegas-to-Los Angeles bike ride, and he’ll be doing it with minimal preparation.

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