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Irish Poker Pro Marc MacDonnell Spins and Wins $413,197

Irish poker pro Marc MacDonnell has won a $413,197 jackpot away from the felt. Ended with a bang Irish poker professional Marc MacDonnell has been plying his trade for almost…

The Irish Poker Festival – A New Generation of Live Poker

Fintan Gavin has organized The Irish Poker Festival, due to begin on October 31 in Dublin. [Image: Irish Poker Festival Twitter] Then and now I started playing poker in the…

Does the Professional Golf Scene Have a Gambling Issue?

With gambling getting more and more prevalent in professional golf, certain aspects of it are a cause for concern. [image: Shutterstock.com] Fan disruption Recently, a number of PGA tour golfers…

Health and Fitness Tips for Poker Players

Keeping up In Prague one night last year, I set out with my friends David Lappin and Daragh Davey to find a restaurant. We ended up walking a lot more…

They’re Just Boxes, But I Love Them

Cardboard joy Over 30 years ago, as we were getting used to the fact that we were somehow married to each other, myself and Mrs. Doke were watching the BBC…

Banker in India Steals $1m to Cover His Gambling Losses

A bank manager in India stole $1m from his employer to fund his gambling addiction. [Image: Shutterstock.com] Bairishetty Karthik, a 29-year-old deputy bank manager from Nasampet, India, has been accused…

A Divergence From Poker Theory at WSOP

Irish poker pro Dara O'Kearney has explained a divergence from theory in a hand during the WSOP. [Image: Shutterstock.com] My most talked about hand Several hands I played this year…

France-based FDJ Finalizes Purchase Of Share Capital Of PLI

Recently, La Française des Jeux (FDJ), the operator of the French National Lottery, revealed that it has officially concluded a deal to purchase the whole share capital of Premier Lotteries…

FDJ Taking Over Irish Lottery, Buying Operator for €350m

French lottery operator FDJ is taking over the Irish Lottery after striking a deal worth €350m ($384m). [Image: Shutterstock.com] French lottery operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) will take over…

The Summer of Ten Cashes at the WSOP

Tournament poker players need to be ready for losses, but this year's WSOP proved fruitful for one Irish poker pro. [Image: Shutterstock.com] Playing a losing game Tournament players are a…