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Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog, General Poker | 7 comments

My Thoughts on Steve Lipscomb’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”




Steve Lipscomb was honored recently with a special “Lifetime Achievement Award.”  The honor was presented at the 2015 American Poker Awards, held last Friday evening at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.  Those in attendance included about 250 poker luminaries, including 14 other honorees.  I was lucky enough to be in the audience.

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Blog, General Poker, Personal | 2 comments

2015 American Poker Awards Draws a Full House




The inaugural American Poker Awards was held Friday night at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.  The awards ceremony and a preceding all-day conference were created and organized by Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of the Global Poker Index and the Hendon Mob.  Call this poker’s equivalent of the Oscars, which was intended to recognize the game’s most accomplished players over the previous year, as well as honor those who work the elevate and grow the game behind the scenes.  Here are some of my personal experiences and observations on what turned out to be quite a memorable day and evening:

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Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Blog, General Poker, Politics | 2 comments

How the American Gaming Association Betrayed Poker Players




Next time the American Gaming Association (AGA) appears at a trade show, I suggest they provide some kind of giveaway. Appropriate swag might be a yo-yo, a flapjack spatula, or perhaps a pair of flip-flops.  Given the AGA has taken three different positions, each a contradiction, within just the past ten years on the big question of legalizing and regulating online gambling/poker in the United States, can anyone take their policy statements seriously?

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