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A Las Vegas taxi driver proved it is the season of goodwill - after he handed in $300,000 left in the back of his cab.

James Moore: Antigua's copyright comeback at Uncle Sam

Outlook Coming soon to a home cinema system near you: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) presents "The Online Poker Punch-Up" produced and directed by the Government of Antigua. Copyright? There is no copyright any more! Available for $1 at www.get-hollywood-for-nearly-nothing.com.

Lane: his first novel came out thanks to a drink-fuelled poker game

Simon Lane: Novelist whose life outdid his fiction

Simon Lane was one of those writers whose published oeuvre is only matched by the supreme fiction of their own existence, the mythic resonance of their travels and tribulations, those who boldly spin the text of their own legend daily, or more likely nightly. He was the absolute embodiment of the English gentleman-novelist in permanent exile, a self-described "drinker with a writing problem"; it was reassuring to know that in the most distant exotic corners of the world Lane would always be there, in an impeccably stained handmade suit, propping up some impossibly dangerous bar dispensing outrageous wit and wisdom.

Phil Ivey has career winnings of £9m as a professional poker player

Professional poker player under scrutiny after extraordinary run of success at game of chance

Britain's oldest casino has refused to pay out £7.3m to a world-beating poker star and has launched a probe into how he took on the house at a skill-free game of chance, and won.

Leading article: It's time to stop playing poker with Lords reform

Such purity of aspiration at the election is replaced with crude calculation

Leading article: Choppy waters await the BBC's new helmsman

One reason Mr Entwistle got the nod is that he offers continuity, along with dependability

Slaven Bilic has an earring, a rock band and a law degree

The Last Word: Magnificent Bilic shows it is still a macho man's game

It is all about the dude within.

Matthew Norman: The brooding, tortured soul of Gordon Brown

He retains his gift, as in the election that never was, for plucking defeat from the oesophagus of victory

Carl Froch punches Lucian Bute during their IBF super-middleweight title bout

Boxing: Froch takes his place among British greats

Nottingham fighter can gain wider recognition after his superb title triumph over highly rated Bute

James Moore: PartyGaming needs a winning hand

Outlook Short-stacked in poker terminology is when a player is close to busting out, with only a small pile of chips to play with. In such a position you're reduced to hoping that the cards will deliver something playable so that you can push all those chips in.

Bwin.party strikes US online poker deal

Online gaming company Bwin.party has signed a deal with a native American tribe to offer online poker services in California ahead of an expected relaxation of internet gambling laws.

Market Report: Betfair on a winner with German licence award

Jackpot. Betfair was celebrating a big win yesterday after the betting firm was awarded one of the first licences for online gambling in Germany. With Europe increasingly regulating internet gambling, fears that it may struggle to win licences have weighed on the stock and, as a result, the sense of relief was palpable as Betfair jumped 45p to 839.5p.

Five-time World Series of Poker champion Amarillo Slim at the table

One of a kind: Legendary gambler Amarillo Slim has played his final hand

Texan renowned for his outrageous bets and who reinvigorated a sport has died aged 83

DVD/Blu-ray: Loser (15)

There's pleasure to be had in Zak Penn's slight poker satire, notably from Werner Herzog's ripe card player: "It is essential for me to kill something each day.

DVD: 50/50

This well-judged comedy-drama stars Joseph Gordon Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception) as a young radio producer diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

David Mitchell and Victoria Coren to marry

Panel show pair David Mitchell and Victoria Coren are engaged to be married.

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