Shaun Deeb outs several people who owe him money. Big day for the Global Poker League. Iovation executives prohibited from having contact with Russ Hamilton. And more.
The American Poker Conference, Awards, and GPL Draft Day
It’s a big day for Alex Dreyfus, as years of hard work will finally come together later today in Los Angeles when the inaugural Global Poker League draft takes place. Our own Alex Weldon has put together a preview of the GPL festivities that will get you up to speed.
In addition to the draft, the day-long ceremony at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills will also play host to the American Poker Conference, a four-panel discussion session on all things poker, including it’s similarities to eSports; poker media; women in poker; and a player panel discussion.
And the night will end with the American Poker Awards where over a dozen trophies will be handed out to very deserving people in a number of categories.
Shaun Deeb names names
On Wednesday night Shaun Deeb went on David Tuchman’s Under the Gun podcast and outed three people he alleges owe him money. The biggest bombshell was the last player Deeb named, Eli Elezra, which of course sent the 2+2 forum into a tizzy.
– John Mehaffey breaks down the conditions the Nevada Gaming Commission has placed on Iovation’s license, including the very strange requirement that they have no contact with Russ Hamilton, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the Super User scandal at Ultimate Bet.
– Who are the five biggest loudmouths in poker? Poker Update has put together a list that I don’t necessarily agree with, but I suppose that depends on your definition of a loudmouth.
– David Ormsby is the winner of the 2016 World Poker tour Fallsview Main Event. Ormsby pocketed almost $280k for the victory.
– Zynga, one of the many never-realized next big things in poker, is apparently looking to sell its San Francisco headquarters.
– Borgata’s lawsuit against Phil Ivey made some progress recently, when Borgata and Gemaco, the maker of the cards Ivey used to pull off his edge-sorting win, filed motions for summary judgments. You can read about that here.
– On the day of the American Poker Conference, the American Poker Awards, and the inaugural Global Poker League draft, the Global Poker League unveiled their new website. Have a look here.
– Support for Adam Gray’s recently introduced online poker bill in California is starting to trickle in, here’s what some of the potential stakeholders have said about the proposal.