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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.

Michael Phelps

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.

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WiPHoF’s Class of 2018: Who Will Be Inducted?

The doors of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) open once again this summer to induct the class of 2018. Two new women will join the ranks of some of the most illustrious women in poker.

Send in your nominations by March 15th. Current WiPHoF members along with a poker media panel will cast the votes to determine which of the nominees get in, with the induction ceremony scheduled for June 26th at the Orleans Casino.

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Cardplayer Lifestyle Celebrates Eight Years Online

I get pretty emotional when the anniversary of this poker blog’s founding comes around each year. This time, it really poured forth in what I had to say as I open up with a lot of personal stuff.

What you’ll read about in this post is me being thankful for the incredible experiences that year #8 of Cardplayer Lifestyle has given me. It’s just a special opportunity to express my gratitude, and for that I am thankful.