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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

A club of their own: The story of a secret poker society started by pioneering African-Americans

In 1942, a group of black professionals in DC wanted to play poker on weekends. Segregation prevented them from joining social clubs, and Howard University – where many worked – …


Washington ban belies national efforts to license online poker

Local poker players have hope for the first time in a dozen years, as legal rumblings at the national level are putting pressure on Washington state lawmakers to reconsider the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion.


Poker pro Ivey, pal broke gambling rules in $10 million win, judge rules

A federal judge ruled on Friday that poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion violated state gambling regulations in the way they won nearly $10 million at cards at an …


World Series of Poker’s marquee event set to start in Las Vegas

Daniel Negreanu is a poker hall-of-famer and two-time World Series of Poker player of the year. But he’s never made it to the final table in the tournament’s marquee Main …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe loses Texas Hold ’Em appeal

Texas Hold ’Em isn’t allowed in Idaho, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe wants to offer the card game at its Worley casino, …


Damsels in distress in poker

I started playing poker in college in the late 1970s, a rollicking weekly social gathering punctuated by Rolling Rock (for me) and rolling joints (for everyone else). It began as …


Couch Slouch: Game of poker could use more women

Where are all the women? Only a couple of them are running for president, so that leaves millions of others with some free, discretionary time on their hands.


Minnesota man’s mistake leads to winning top poker prize

LAS VEGAS – It’s one thing to outlast hundreds or thousands of poker players to win one of the World Series of Poker’s 68 events and the Las Vegas tournament’s …


Judge orders Texas Hold ’Em stopped at North Idaho casino

BOISE – A federal judge on Friday ordered a halt to Texas Hold ’Em poker tournaments at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, saying the tourneys violate Idaho’s ban on …


World Series of Poker reaches 9 finalists in Vegas

Nine poker players from six countries have passed the biggest bubble in cards, making the World Series of Poker main event final table and earning a shot at $10 million …


World Series of Poker main event on; $10M prize

Hundreds of poker players with dreams of World Series of Poker glory have started a marathon toward poker’s richest prize – a guaranteed $10 million payday and a place in …


Win nets $15M in poker tourney

LAS VEGAS – A 23-year-old online poker star has beaten the reigning World Series of Poker Player of the Year in a $1 million buy-in charity poker tournament. Massachusetts resident …


CdA Tribe poker dispute headed for arbitration

A dispute between the state of Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe over Texas Hold ’Em-style poker games at the Coeur d’Alene Casino is headed for arbitration. A May 2 …


Norman Chad – Cool, easygoing Norway a good example

LAS VEGAS – Man, it’s hot. What cockamamie fool decided to build a gambling resort in this barren, soulless wilderness? I’m standing in a casino parking lot, being roasted alive …


CdA Tribe equates Texas Hold ’Em at its casino to games of skill

BOISE – Texas Hold ’Em poker is no different than golf under Idaho law, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe contends as it fights a lawsuit filed by the state. Poker is …


CdA Tribe sued by Idaho over casino poker

BOISE – The state of Idaho sued the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in U.S. District Court on Friday as the tribe launched new poker games at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s plan to offer poker at casino at odds with Idaho

WORLEY, Idaho – The Coeur d’Alene Casino is ready to shuffle up and deal. The casino is advertising a May 2 opening date for its new poker room, with executives …


WSOP’s final table gets going tonight

LAS VEGAS – A club promoter and eight poker professionals, including one with a sideline as a tattoo artist, are back in Las Vegas to compete in the World Series …


The Rock Doc: Poker players, you got to know how to hold ’em

Experienced poker players know the basic odds of drawing the card they need to build a better hand. They also are good at estimating if their hand is likely to …


Casino heist may have paid way to poker tourney

A professional card player may have bought his seat at a World Series of Poker tournament with proceeds from a casino heist in Clarkston, Wash. The potential connection has emerged …


Dahlberg: Poker receives positive boost for one night

It was just coincidence that the operator of what was once one of poker’s biggest websites was arrested the same week 48 players each plunked down $1 million in cash …


Esfandiari wins $1 million buy-in poker game

LAS VEGAS – Antonio Esfandiari prevailed Tuesday in a daylong battle against Sam Trickett on the final day of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop Texas Hold’em …


Poker’s ‘Big One’ will offer biggest prize

LAS VEGAS – Wheelers, dealers, poker pros and CEOs are putting up $1 million apiece for a seat at a first World Series of Poker event offering the richest top …


Poker players need to stop and smell the roses

LAS VEGAS – From my nonsmoking hotel room here with ceiling-to-floor windows, the curious thing is that I can still smell smoke and no outside air ever penetrates these walls, …


Chad: Poker players need to stop and smell the roses

I love poker. I love the vagaries of the game, the character of the people, the diversity of the characters. Most of all, I love the World Series of Poker, …


Online gamblers argue for new deal

OLYMPIA – Is Internet poker just a 21st-century twist on the friendly game played around a kitchen table or “the crack cocaine of gambling”? That’s the question the Washington Supreme …


Washington justices dealt online poker question

OLYMPIA – Is Internet poker just a 21st Century twist on the friendly game played around a kitchen table or “the crack cocaine of gambling”? That’s the question the Washington …


Otter should just let the chips fall at retirement center

A few months ago Butch Otter, the governor of Idaho, was soliciting ideas to help his state in these times of economic duress. Now it’s been years since I called …


Idaho tackles old gambling law

Looks like Idahoans can fill out their March Madness brackets without looking over their shoulders.