Poker

Hossein Ensan, of Germany, poses with the bracelet after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 17, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Germany's Hossein Ensan outlasted Italy's Dario Sammartino and Canada's Alex Livingston to claim the $10 million title early Wednesday at the 50th World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. The 55-year-old native of Iran who immigrated to Germany 30 years ago became the oldest...
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July 11, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former executive at a Los Angeles digital marketing company has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $20 million from his employer and using it for personal expenses including buy-ins at professional poker tournaments. The U.S. Attorney's Office says an indictment...
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"Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer plays in a tournament at the World Series of Poker, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 24, 2019 - 11:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold'em event, spokesman Seth Palansky...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, the final nine players compete at the final table during the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday, July 23, 2018, announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 23, 2018 - 3:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer. The prize pool of the 78-event series at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino was the...
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John Cynn reacts after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 15, 2018 - 9:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded by a cheering crowd that included...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A casino where pro poker champ Phil Ivey and a companion won nearly $10 million playing baccarat with flawed cards wanted the manufacturer to pay it that amount in damages, arguing the asymmetrical cards led to its large losses, but a federal court judge disagreed, ruling...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2009 file photo, Phil Ivey looks up during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He’s long been a winner at cards, but American poker star Phil Ivey’s good fortune does not extend to Britain’s Supreme Court, he lost a major case Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, that will keep him from cashing in. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)
October 25, 2017 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — He's long been a winner at cards, but American poker star Phil Ivey's good fortune does not extend to Britain's Supreme Court — he lost a major case Wednesday that will keep him from cashing in. The British Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that Ivey had used illegitimate...
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Scott Blumstein poses for photographers after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 23, 2017 - 7:57 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends. He is now...
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Scott Blumstein holds up the bracelet after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 23, 2017 - 3:49 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event in Las Vegas (all times local): 12:20 a.m. New Jersey's Scott Blumstein is this year's World Series of Poker champion. The 25-year-old won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas. He's now...
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Scott Blumstein poses for photographers after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 23, 2017 - 3:44 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New Jersey resident with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas and is now more than $8.1 million richer. The 25-year-old Blumstein eliminated...
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