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WPT Announces Acquisition Of WPTDeepStacks

WPT Enterprises, Inc. acquired the WPTDeepStacks. The company announced the acquisition of WPTDeepStacks recently.


However, full ownership of the company will be taken over by WPT Enterprises on 12 January 2017.

In a press release, WPT Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Adam Pliska said “WPT is gratified to acquire WPTDeepStacks”. “World Poker Team is supported by the parent company Ourgame, the company is looking for friendly and strategic acquisition opportunities. It is looking for management and business teams that are capable of reflecting the value of WPT brand. WPTDeepStacks has all the qualities that we were looking at a company. Acquisition of WPTDeepStacks is the model of this initiative.”

WPTDeepStacks was launched in 2012 and in Jan. 12 it will start its 4th session. The tour was originally the result of a partnership with the WPT. The partnership began in the mid of the year 2014, the objective was to replace the DeepStacks Poker Tour brands and WPT Regional in the Europe and United States. (more…)

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Griffin Benger Chooses Poker as His Professional Poker Career

Griffin Benger is a professional poker player.


This player is from the beautiful Toronto city of the beautiful Canada. This player has a very positive and a fun loving attitude. He has very much love towards his profession. He loves the game and he is also very proud that he has chosen. He is not only happy or proud of his profession but he enjoys the game. Whenever he is on the table then he loves to be talkative and he loves to make jokes and loves to make others players laugh to.

He has a very positive attitude and whether he wins or loses the game he is satisfied by the game he has played. He always learns from the game and learns from his as well his opponents’ mistakes. He makes the player with him on the table very much comfortable and also makes a friendly enviournment in the game. (more…)

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Brett Blackwood Win MSPT Event

Every state in US keeps having their own poker tournaments and the one that occurred in Michigan State was the state poker championship event.


Being part of the mid states poker tour, there were about 884 runners this time in this tour. The venue of the competition was Firekeepers casino hotel. The final winner of the competition was Brett Blackwood. He won with a total amount of $188,314. This amount of live cash was a first for Blackwood. Understandably, he was excited about the win.

He stated that the win felt so surreal that it felt fake. It was like a dream after he made the win. He states that, he has till then been a pot limit player in Omaha of the recreational category. Till now he is not thinking of playing poker professionally. He states that during the event he was all in about fourteen or fifteen times. He also was behind most of the time, but the final run was a spectacular one. The bankroll that he was coming in from the games had been all right, but with the recent win it has just become spectacular.
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Online Poker Bill hearing in New York

Erik Seidel

Empire State lawmakers, on Tuesday, would talk about a bill on the table which would legalize as well as regulate up to ten online poker sites.

The Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee of the Senate would talk about the legislation which was proposed by State Sen. John Bonacic. Another proposal was brought in the State Assembly just previous week.
The bill put forward by John Bonacic had a hearing in September, but there was not a vote. The other bill, introduced by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, did not go through a hearing process in the gaming committee of the Assembly. A public discussion on it has not yet been planned.
The online poker market of New York could be worth over US$ 120 million in the first twelve months after it was introduced, as per a testimony at last year’s hearing. Both proposals are eyeballing a tax rate of fifteen percent on online poker runners, who would also have to give US$ 10 million for a ten year license.
The 2nd February hearing, which would be streamed live from Albany, comes as neighboring state Pennsylvania also thinking of online gaming as well as other states in the region are strengthening their respective gambling companies. New York handed many licenses last fall for commercial brick-and-mortar casinos. Already, the state has tribal casinos as well as racetracks.

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Sorel Mizzi: A Hardworking Poker Player

He has started playing in 2009 from Toronto, Canada and now he is becoming top ranked poker player he has placed at 17th rank in 2015 poker player of the year and total points in this was 1548.

He is improving Himself and becoming top ranked because of his resolution. He is consistently a good player and he is very aggressive player of the poker. He has won $10 Million in his total career and 23 career title, 203 career cashes. He has played in almost all the series very nicely.
In World Series of poker he won $1,052,312 winning 28 career cashes was won by him and went through 4 final table. He has won $729,960 in this he has won 7 career cashes and went through 3 final tables. In European poker tour he has won $162,745 total 5 career cashes he won and went through 1 final table in this series. In Poker player of the year 2015 he ranked at 17th place and total winning he won in this was $1,005,276. In 2007 he won 3 cashes including main event. In 2006 he won championship of Ultimate BetAruba poker classic in this he was placed at 10th rank.

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Mark Rubenstein Wins at FireKeepers Casino And Take Home A Record Breaking $142,637

For Mark Rubenstein it all began with super satellite seat of $90 that later became a $250 qualifier seat and resulted ultimately a prize money win of $142,637 for him. Mark won the Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino, which also saw the entry of some 614 players and became a record for Michigan state. The final table was tough for Rubenstein as he had to contend with Nick Pupillo and Jason Zarlenga the MSPT sponsored poker pros.

The final table after the game was over stood with Mark Rubenstein at the top with $142,637, William Rogers at the second position with $80,201 and the third position finish was for Nicholas Aranda who pocketed $50, 497.

The day for Rubenstein started with 119 players and in the second day 63 of them would be paid. It was money bubble that hit quickly and fairly, which is what the MSPT structured Allen Kessler approved rules quote. Some of the players who went away empty handed include Scott Hammett, Adam Friedman, Nick Jivkov, Brett Reichard and David Gutfreund. Immediately after the money bubble burst, several players along with the defending champ Ryan Dykhouse made to the door but they earned compensation. (more…)

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