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.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
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.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
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.
Monday 08 October 2012
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.
Friday 06 July 2012
Such purity of aspiration at the election is replaced with crude calculation
Thursday 05 July 2012
One reason Mr Entwistle got the nod is that he offers continuity, along with dependability
Saturday 23 June 2012
It is all about the dude within.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
He retains his gift, as in the election that never was, for plucking defeat from the oesophagus of victory
Monday 28 May 2012
Nottingham fighter can gain wider recognition after his superb title triumph over highly rated Bute
Wednesday 09 May 2012
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.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
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.
Friday 04 May 2012
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.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Texan renowned for his outrageous bets and who reinvigorated a sport has died aged 83
Saturday 28 April 2012
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.
Sunday 25 March 2012
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.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Panel show pair David Mitchell and Victoria Coren are engaged to be married.
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