STAFF BLOG EVERYTHING ELSE BY FORUM REPORTER J. SHANE MERCER No bluffing: UND grad makes the finals at the World Series of Poker
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"Jason Senti’s decision to quit an electrical engineering job to become a full-time poker player is going to pay off big.
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A 24-year-old Maryland poker professional won the World Series of Poker main event, outlasting his final opponents in a marathon card session of nearly 12 hours for the $8.53 million title on Wednesday.
Oskar Garcia, Associated Press
, October 31, 2012
The legends of Amarillo Slim, Benny Binion and Gentleman Jack Keller will be in the air, and several recent champions will be in the seats when play begins in the Main Event of the 2012 World Series of Poker.
A California man who came to Minot in 2011 to help remodel flooded homes is North Dakota’s newest Texas Hold “Em champion
The Minot Daily News reported that Jeremy Keillor, of Santa Clara, Calif., outlasted a record 1,851 players at the North Dakota State Championship Poker Tournament held at the Vegas Motel.
An Internet poker company that was blocked from operating in the U.S. in the spring as part of an online gambling crackdown was “not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme,” federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The winner at the World Series of Poker main event this year will get $8.71 million, slightly less than last year but more than many players and industry followers expected given recent legal problems for online cardrooms.
The parent company of online poker websites Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet said Monday it laid off 11 sponsored poker professionals in the United States as two of its executives face charges of tricking banks into processing illegal gambling payments.
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