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Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of iNinja Poker

Like a supernova, the iNinja Poker Tour burned brightly for its brief lifespan. A favorite among Minnesota and Mid-west poker enthusiasts the tour awarded over $2 million in prize monies before shutting its doors.

In this post, we dive into the brand’s origin story, how lack of business savvy forced it to shut down, and have the scoop on the brand’s upcoming resurrection, with what players can expect from new ownership.

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PokerStars Launch Social Gaming App in USA and Australia

Regulations have made it impossible for PokerStars to offer real-money online poker in Australia or the United States (aside for New Jersey). That doesn’t mean that the company has entirely given up on maintaining a presence in these two countries.

The PokerStars Play app allows American and Australian poker players to enjoy online poker without any money being wagered. More information about this app is available in this article.

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First Ever Large-Scale Charity Poker Event in Israel Raises $180,000 for Special Needs Children

For the first time ever, Israel has finally hosted its own large-scale charity poker tournament fundraiser. Spearheaded by local tennis legend Andy Ram, with the participation of the Israel Poker Academy, and attended by local celebs, business people, and other notables, the event succeeded in raising $180,000 for special needs children through the Variety Fund.

Here’s our recap, which includes some videos and pictures that really capture the special feel of the night’s festivities.

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Michael Phelps Makes Surprise Appearance at WSOP

Once you’ve retired as the world’s greatest Olympian of all time, it might be tough to find another outlet to satisfy one’s competitive urges.

That’s why it’s so great to see the legendary swimmer Michael Phelps maintain a passion for poker. Recently, he was spotted at the 2018 World Series of Poker, once again taking part in the annual summer festival and hoping to add a gold bracelet to his collection of athletic trophies.

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The Staples Brothers Accept Another Bill Perkins Bet – Double or Nothing!

Just when you thought you’ve seen everything when it comes to prop bets, here comes another doozy, courtesy of Bill Perkins. He’s challenged the Staples brothers to pull off yet another incredible feat, and they’ve got one year to try and win another $150,000 off him.

Cardplayer Lifestyle has obtained the exclusive details of the double or nothing prop bet, which you simply have to see to believe.

Israel Loves Poker

Thou Shalt Bring Poker to the Land of Zion

For the first time ever, there’s a grassroots push to officially lobby Israel’s government to legalize poker. With the game enjoying record levels of popularity countrywide, Israel Poker Academy co-founder Stas Tishkevich is leading the charge to advocate for poker’s legalization in Israel.

Enjoying support from poker luminaries like Eli Elezra, funds are currently being raised via the I LOVE POKER – ISRAEL campaign that will be used towards lobbying the Knesset and Israeli government officials to legally allow Israelis to play poker without having to fly abroad.