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Nevada Sports Books Take Beating During NFL Playoffs

The NFL is down to its final four teams: the Pittsburgh Steelers face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and MY Green Bay Packers will head down to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. Up until Sunday night, when the Packers and Steelers won games that went down to the wire, the playoffs had been less than thrilling; the favorites had been beating the life out of the underdogs. The Sunday games – particularly the Packers nail-biter against the Cowboys – were quite exciting. Unfortunately for the Las Vegas sportsbooks, they were exciting in all the wrong ways. Even though the favorites had been winning up until that point, bettors loaded up on the underdog Packers and Steelers and won big. According to David Purdum of, William Hill, which has 108 betting outlets throughout Nevada, was handed its single-worst day in

Global Poker League Playoffs Set, But Why the Delay?

After nearly seven months of action (counting delays), the Global Poker League has reached its playoffs. While one conference had nearly set its four-team roster for the postseason, the other conference had plenty of jostling for position with none of the six teams eliminated as of the start of the final week of the regular season. The conference with the least work to do, the GPL Americas, kicked off the week’s action with their three heads up matches. With the Montreal Nationals, the L. A. Sunset and the Sao Paulo Metropolitans all assured of a playoff spot – and the Las Vegas Moneymakers eliminated from contention – the final slot would come down to either the San Francisco Rush or the New York Rounders. The Moneymakers’ Scott Ball would prove to be the proverbial thorn in the side of Manager Bryn Kenney of the Rounders, thumping Kenney by a 3-0

Global Poker League Moves Playoffs, World Championship To Las Vegas

When it was conceived, the Alexandre Dreyfus-driven Global Poker League looked as if it would be “The One” attempt at making poker more “sport-like” that survived when others failed. A recent announcement has cast some doubt on that, however, as the GPL looks to end its inaugural season on a high note. According to Will Shillibier of, the GPL has decided to NOT hold their end of season playoffs – the matches that would determine the teams for the inaugural GPL World Championship – at TwitchCon 2016 in San Diego. That event, which begins on September 30 and ends on October 2, will instead be replaced with a “Meet, Greet & Play” event that will feature some of the stars of the GPL (no names have been announced at this time). Dreyfus looks at the change as a chance to present the GPL to the eSports community, stating, “The

Global Poker League to Hold Playoffs at TwitchCon 2016 in San Diego

In what could prove to be a true test of whether their concept could actually work outside of a major gaming metropolis, the Global Poker League announced earlier this week that the inaugural season’s playoff schedule would take place during TwitchCon 2016, which will be held in San Diego, CA, between September 30 and October 2. The focus of the stay on the shores of the Pacific Ocean will be the determination of the teams that will vie for the inaugural GPL World Championship. The top four teams from each conference, the GPL Americas and the GPL Eurasia, will play live in front of the TwitchCon audience inside the mysterious “Cube” that has been the topic of discussion for quite some time. Those four teams from each conference will be playing down to the two from each conference who will journey to London, the United Kingdom on November 22-23 to