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Sign Up Of First Poker Client By GiG

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The Gaming Innovation Group is glad to announce that it has included in its B2B portfolio post signing up its poker client for the first time. The company will offer its product to its client OneTimePoker starting from the 1st quarter in 2019. The Gaming Innovation Group also is known as GiG said its partnership with an external poker client is going to be a milestone. It took 3 years for the deal to be successful after an agreement was signed with the Microgaming Poker Network to provide poker to B2B operators through its GiG Core medium. GiG will provide both casinos in poker and poker and the players can play either with other players or against the casino. The same would be operated by MPN and 3rd party casino through GiG Core.

The chief executive of GiG Robin Reed, during the deal discussion with OneTimePoker, said he is looking forward to support its brand expansion into other product verticals of GiG within the ecosystem in 2019. By doing so, the poker community will be provided with ready access to their entertainment requirements. GiG Core launched in 2015 with its own brands Guts and Betspin and they were the first brands to operate on the platform. There are over 40 brands signed to this platform from the launch date. Towards the end of 2017, around 34 brands began to operate on this platform.

New Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker Game Launched

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Evolution gaming, as a top provider of Live Casino gaming solutions, is continually creating exciting and new gaming options for operators to use that will draw players in. This Latvia-based company has made the announcement recently that they have launched a new online Live Casino game and the name of the game is Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker (LTHBP). This new game of is the one of its kind and also the first. It will provide players access to a progressive jackpot, which is known as First Five, and it will start at €50,000.

The new game has been created by Evolution Gaming firm in association with Games Marketing. Many games of company are already present in the market and they offer a huge collection of live table games within their portfolio. This new game has increased its portfolio as well as the market range.

Church Pastor Convicted Of Robbery

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A church pastor tried his luck several times at an off strip casino in Las Vegas. The later part of October the police arrested Gregory Bolusan who was found guilty of trying to rob property at the M Resort casino of Penn National Gaming. He even brandished a phony gun and demanded in cash from the casino cashier. This incident is remarkable on many accounts. For one, such an act of a local pastor is appalling. It is also not the first time he showcased such behavior since he has made similar attempts in past months. In the first incident in August he was unsuccessful as the cashier at the casino he tried to rob did not cooperate. He tried the same stint in September and was successful in running away with some cash. In October he tried a similar stint. As a result this time the casino staffs were alert and Bolusan was easily caught by the police. He is said to be a senior pastor at the Grace Bible Church in Las Vegas.


As per security surveillance reports he drove the same car and used the same clothing in all three incidents that made it easy to catch him. Even at the last heist that he attempted on October 28th he did little to differentiate himself.

Poker Inspired Novels

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Poker has inspired many literary writers, often as fictional themes or even with the events that have taken place in the competitive world of poker.

If you are looking for good reads related to poker, there are two poker novels based in the nineties, King of Small World by Rick Bennett and Shut Up and Deal by Jesse May. These might have been published way back, but they provide great insights into the world of poker. California and Las Vegas are two hubs of poker and have been so for a long time in the US. Regulated and legal poker started off in the nineties when the two novels are based.

For those who might not be aware of the history of poker and its legalization, it was in June 1993 when legal poker came to be in Atlantic City. (more…)

Four Amateur Welshmen Heading For Las Vegas

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Four amateur poker players from Wales are getting ready to head to Las Vegas to play in a premier tournament and to win big.

These four men are ordinary men with a love for the poker game. They are from various walks of life. One is a car park attendant, the second one is a retiree, the third one is a steelworker and the fourth one is a scaffolding firm manager.

These four Welshmen are one among the top 100 out of the 200,000 amateurs who got a chance to enter the final competition in Las Vegas after putting U Pa Stupendous showing the VEGAS100 tournament held all over the UK.

The 31-year-old steelworker Richard Webb is excited to make it to Las Vegas and started playing poker in the local pubs. He says that he is happy to have qualified for Las Vegas as this shows that he knows a thing or two about the game. To play in Las Vegas was high on his bucket list and his dream is turning into a reality soon. (more…)

Scotty Nguyen Talks About His Legacy

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Scotty Nguyen is a very popular poker player and has one of the best careers in this game.

He has won lots of money and bracelets, playing poker, but he is not one who boasts of this achievement. What he is looking to leave behind is his legacy. He is thrilled to bits when he wants to give talks about the legacy.

Scotty made the world’s attention turn towards him at the 1999 WSOP Main Event when he got the better of Kevin McBride to purse $1million in prize money and the coveted bracelet. He has amassed a total of 5 bracelets in his career and his name would be etched in the best poker players list.

Nguyen was also looking to win a 6th bracelet at the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship in 2015 when he got a chance to enter the final table in the 6th position. There is no doubt that he is very hungry despite all his achievements and is looking at all opportunities to win another bracelet. (more…)