Monday April 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm
Telex
Jamie Staples weighs in on the weigh in

Jamie Staples posted a video discussing his Ultimate Sweat victory. Jamie and his brother Matt won $150,000 from Bill Perkins for weighing in within a pound of each other during an epic weight loss/gain prop bet. After dedicating a year of his life to getting into shape, Jamie is moving on and focusing on poker. Watch his updated video here.

Monday March 26, 2018 at 6:13 pm
Breaking News
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Staples brothers win weight loss/gain prop bet for $150K

Ship it to Matt and Jamie Staples! The brothers earned $150,000 for winning a wild proposition wager with Bill Perkins. A year ago, Perkins offered the Staples brothers 50-1 odds on a $3,000 bet that Matt and Jamie could not weigh within a single pound of each other. The oversized Jamie and undersized Matt were 170+ pounds apart and accepted the wager. The brothers worked on their bodies for a full year. Matt added 50+ pounds, while Jamie dropped 117 pounds. At the weigh in on Sunday in Reno, bother brothers weighed the same... 188.3 pounds.

Monday February 26, 2018 at 7:37 pm
Breaking News
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Jake Cody bet $60K on single roulette spin... and won

Always bet on black! Wesley Snipes gave that bit of sagely advice in the film Passenger 57. Moments after Jake Cody chopped the high roller event at the partypoker UK Poker Championships in Nottingham, he took his entire winnings (approximately $60K USD) and bet it all on a single spin of roulette. Cody got the approval from the Dusk Till Dawn Cardroom and Casino owner Rob Yong. Much to the delight of his rail, Cody won his wager and doubled up when the ball landed on Black 22. Cody banked $120K for 30 seconds of work.

Monday February 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm
FUN
Legal marijuana sales in Nevada pass $200 million in 2017

In July 2017, the first recreational marijuana stores opened for business in the state of Nevada and it's been a cash cow ever since. According to the Department of Taxation in Nevada, in six months of operation in 2017, cannabis dispensaries sold over $200 million in products and the state netted $30 million in overall tax revenue and fees. The 10% retail sales tax generated $9.5 million in revenue. At the present rate, Nevada will exceed $420 million in overall cannabis sales in 2018.

Thursday February 15, 2018 at 9:17 pm
FUN
Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt #GameOn Finale

What happens when you match the fastest man in the world against one of the funniest comedians in Hollywood? Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart battled it out the #GameOn series of contests in the Bahamas including a 100-meter sprint, heads-up poker bout, and chicken nuggets. Find out who wins the ultimate beach race and who crushed nuggets in under ten seconds.

Monday December 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidaze!

From all of us at Club Poker, here's to a happy and healthy holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy belated Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa. We hope you have a fantastic end to 2017. Best wishes to a healthy and flop-heavy 2018. And to our 420-friendly readers... blaze on and happy holidaze!

Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm
FUN
Doug Polk: Truth on how your country plays poker?

And now for something completely different! Doug Polk posted a hysterical video breaking down the truth on how different countries played poker differently. The American pro (with a British mother) explained how Americans were super nitty and how they played differently from Brits, Scandis, Russians, French, Germans, and Brazilians. A nice light-hearted take on the varied styles in the poker universe.

Friday December 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm
Telex
Viral Videos: Negreanu and the freezing Kevin Hart/Usain Bolt ice bath

Everyone at PokerStars HQ is having a field day over the viral video that Daniel Negreanu posted on his Facebook page. Negreanu has been tutoring the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt and comedian Kevin Hart for their heads-up showdown in the Bahamas at the 2018 PCA in January. A video captured their hijinks that included an ice bath challenge. The viral video passed 1M view and both Hart and Bolt. You can view the video over on Negreanu's FB page.

Thursday October 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm
SCOOP
Poker Side Trips: Denver and Black Hawk, Colorado

Colorado is one of the most popular tourist destination in the western United States. The Rocky Mountains attract visitors from all over the world, whether its hiking and rafting in the summers, or skiing and snowboarding in the winter. With the legalization of marijuana, the Rocky Mountain high has a whole new meaning. The cannabis industry in Colorado is booming, which is why Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in America. If you didn't know, an old mining town in Black Hawk, Colorado has become a hub of poker in the Rockies. If you desire cash games or tournaments, the Ameristar and Golden Gates in Black Hawk has your fix. Black Hawk is less than an hour drive from Denver, nestled in a canyon with a postcard-like scenic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

Tuesday August 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm
Telex
$1.2 million bad beat jackpot hits in Montreal

Montreal, Bad Beat City! The bad beat jackpot at the Playground Poker Club had ballooned to over $1.2 million last week before it finally hit on Thursday evening. Elphege Delarosbil flopped a set of Jacks and turned quads, but Shane Galle rivered a straight flush with Qs-8s. That river beat trigged the bad beat jackpot worth $1.2 million. Delarosbil walked away with $460K, while Galle banked $230K. The table share was $33K per person. Everyone inside the poker room won $1.2K as part of the bad beat promo. As Elky would say, "So sick!" Watch the jubilation here.

Thursday August 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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Poker Side Trips: New York City and Connecticut

If you are visiting New York City and looking for some poker action, then consider a special side trip to Connecticut. Two amazing casinos -- Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun -- are located only a 2.5 hour drive from NYC. For 25 years, Foxwoods has been the largest poker room in New England with 140+ tables. Foxwoods also spreads Seven-card Stud and have variety of mid-stakes and high-stakes action. Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT has 40+ tables and cater to low-limit players. Both casinos host daily tournaments.

Sunday May 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm
FUN
Charlie Carrel, International Psychedelic Man of Mystery

British pro Charlie Carrel embarked on a remarkable career as he quickly ascended the ranks over the last two years and made a splash on the High Roller scene. On the True Gordie Podcast, Charlie recently talked about his rags to riches story and how he turned $15 into $5.5 million. Among the other topics mentioned... bullying, psychedelic exploration, and the polyamorous life juggling multiple girlfriends.

Saturday May 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm
Telex
McNoori Dunzo

Sad trombone. Mike Noori called off the prop bet. He failed in an attempt to eat $1,000 worth of McDonalds inside of 36 hours. They raised $14K for a good cause. Details on the original wager here.

Saturday May 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm
Telex
Mike Noori McDonalds Prop Bet Update

Not looking good for McNoori and his prop bet. Mike McNoori is trying to eat $1,000 worth of McDonalds in 36 hours. According to a tweet this morning, "About $150 ordered with about $55 in the fridge. 21 hours in, $95 consumed. On pace for about $150 worth in 36 hours." For updates, follow @McHamburgler1k on Twitter and @McHamburgler on Instagram.

Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm
FUN
Doyle Brunson inducted into Texas sports hall of fame

Doyle Brunson, a.k.a. Texas Dolly, won 10 WSOP bracelet and authored the single greatest strategy book of all time, Super System. The Godfather of Poker played college basketball and was rumored to have been drafted by an NBA team. A gnarly accident derailed his basketball career and he eventually found himself in poker. The rest is history. Brunson recently got inducted into Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame for his prowess as a basketball player at Hardin-Simmons University, where he averaged 15.3 points per game in 1953.

Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 3:04 am
FUN
Prop Bet: Can Mike Noori eat $1,000 worth of McDonalds in 36 hours?

McDonalds. Love it, or hate it…. Mike Noori bet that he could eat $1,000 worth of McDonalds in 36 hours. Noori is getting 5-1 odds from Mike O'Malley and at least $200,000 is on the line. The eating prop bet will go down in Arizona during the annual Matt Savage golf tournament. Noori decided that he's going to eat $500 worth of apple slices, but he cannot eat no more than $200 in salads. So, that's still $300 worth of normal McDs stuff... burgers, McNuggets, and fries... he has to eat within 36 hours. Noori also has to wear a Hamburglar costume while playing two rounds of golf. Noori is about to get McFamous.

Thursday February 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm
FUN

The two biggest stars in the athletic world are at it again. Dwyane Wade and Cristiano Ronaldo have been engaging in various trick shot challenges on social media the last couple of months. They have been trying to out duel each other using their athletic prowess. The two have finally ended their #RaiseIt campaign. They topped it off in style using drones.

Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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RaiseIt: Dwyane Wade and Ronaldo's Fitness Campaign

Two superstar athletes continued their #RaiseIt promo for PokerStars. NBA star Dwyane Wade and footballer Ronaldo have been engaging in various competitions on social media over the last month or so. In the latest #RaiseIt challenge videos, the two attempted to out-raise each other with special fitness tricks involving basketballs and a soccer ball.

Sunday December 25, 2016 at 4:12 pm
FUN
Merry Christmas!

From everyone here at Club Poker, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year! 2016 was a weird year, let's hope 2017 is way better!

Thursday November 10, 2016 at 9:24 pm
FUN
The Elky Diaries

Elky does so much cool stuff and visits so many exotic locations that should have his own 24/7 TV channel because I'd watch it! If you haven't seen the first installment of the Elky Diaries, then check it out. Elky and his girlfriend Jenny video blogged about their recent trip to TwitchCon and they also show footage from trips to Prague and Monte Carlo, where he went to sweat a friend in the Big One for One Drop.

Monday November 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm
Breaking News
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Last Minute Betting on U.S. Presidential Race

On the eve of one of the most import elections in the history of the entire universe, Hillary Clinton is still a heavy favorite to became the next President of the United States. Paddy Power lists the former First Lady and Secretary of State as a 1-5 favorite. The Democratic candidate has been leading ever since she locked up the nomination, however, her lead had shrunk over the last week with some blowback about the FBI/email scandal. Despite what Donald Trump believes, the bookies do not have much faith in him and the betting market has been hammering Clinton for months. Trump is a 4-1 underdog and some betting shops have him as high as 6-1. Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight fame currently had Clinton at a 68.3% chance to win.

Friday October 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm
FUN
Dan Bilzerian on the Joe Rogan Podcast

Dan Bilzerian appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience this week. In a three-hour episode, Bilzerian revealed stories about how he got kicked out of the Navy Seals, his infamous bender-induced heart attacks, getting stem cell injections in Mexico, the details behind his $1.2 million prop bet when he drove a bicycle from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in under 48 hours, and trying DMT at Burning Man.

Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm
Breaking News
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U.S. President Betting Odds: Clinton favorite to win

We are only four weeks away until Election Day in America. Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton is an overwhelming favorite to win the election and become the next President of the United States. The Presidential Race, between Clinton and Republican contender Donald Trump, devolved into a mudslinging street brawl as we head into the final stretch. Depending on which form of slanted media you're reading, Donald Trump is either way behind or dead-even with Hillary Clinton. The pundits and media spin doctors are in overtime mode trying to make sense of this election, but the bookies always have a sober read on the future. At present moment, the bookies have spoken: Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite to become the next President.

Thursday September 29, 2016 at 8:41 pm
SCOOP
Joe Ingram Podcast with David Williams

Joe Ingram sat down with a lengthy interview with David Williams, who was fresh off of his runner-up finish on the reality show MasterChef. Ingram gets Williams to open up on a multitude of subjects including some behind-the-scenes intel on MasterChef, an insane story about how he dropped $1 million playing PLO, Spacecamp, a stolen car from a valet, and other hijinks living in Las Vegas during the height of the poker boom. In addition, Williams debunked the urban myth that he was a partipant in a foot fetish porn video.

Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 6:19 am
FUN
Prahlad Friedman releases hip hop video

Online poker pro Prahlad Friedman released a hip hop video and he's in the process of recording an album. No longer known by his online screen names SpiritRock or Prefontaine, Friedman's stage name is Pragress. He recently collaborated with Brazilian singer Aida Magalhaes on a marijuana-inspired track titled Hazy Eyez. The two are working on an album for Pragress Records.

Thursday September 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm
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David Williams advances to the finals of MasterChef

Poker pro David Williams advanced to the finals for the cooking reality TV show MasterChef hosted by Chef Gordon Ramsay. Williams survived the cut during two more episodes to advance to the three-handed grand finale. The season began with 40 aspiring home cooks, but only two others stand in Williams' way of winning the title of "Master Chef" plus $250,000 in cash. Williams is still alive with Brandi the school teacher from Kentucky and Shaun the DJ from Las Vegas.

Thursday September 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm
Breaking News
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Master Chef: David Williams advances to final 5

With seven home cooks remaining on the reality show MasterChef, poker pro David Williams was looking to advance to the final five. FOX aired back-to-back episodes of MasterChef and David Williams survived the cut on both to secure a spot among the top 5 home cooks. In the first episode, Tag Team, Williams cooked a Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp dish that was recognized among the top 3 for a Mystery Box Challenge. During the elimination challenge, his team with Katie won the overall fancy picnic challenge cooking sliders, lobster rolls, and Scotch eggs. Williams automatically advanced to the final 6. In the other episode, Pop-Up, David Williams captained the blue team in a challenge in which the final six cooked at a pop-up restaurant in an abandoned hotel. Williams blue team won the challenge cooking a combo of scallops, filet mignon, lobster tails, and Oysters Rockefeller. The win clinched an automatic bid for Williams in the final five. Only four other home cooks stand in the way of David Williams becoming the next Master Chef!

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