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Last week, Orange County ice cream shop owner Simon Lam won the WPT Gardens Main Event in Hawiian Gardens for over half a million dollars.

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Season XVII of the World Poker Tour kicked off at the Gardens Casino this past weekend with $250,000 in cash and prizes added to the pool.

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San Manuel Casino And Its Poker Room Voted Best In So-Cal

July 20th, 2018 by Marty Derbyshire

Readers of a variety of Southern California newspapers have voted San Manuel Casino and its poker room the best in the region.

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The 2018 WSOP Main Event is the second largest in WSOP history, thanks to 1,009 players from California, who helped bring entry numbers up to 7,874.

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Gaming law expert and writer I. Nelson Rose says online poker will see a boom thanks to this year’s Supreme Court decision on sports betting.

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Californians Take 2018 WSOP Seniors Events By Storm

June 28th, 2018 by Marty Derbyshire

Californians dominated the Seniors events at the 2018 WSOP, with wins for a 50-year-old teacher and the 83-year-old mother of a three-time bracelet winner.

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Two Californians Capture World Series Of Poker Gold

June 19th, 2018 by Marty Derbyshire

Two California poker players won World Series of Poker gold bracelets leading up to the half-way point of the annual tournament series in Las Vegas.

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A total of 31 California online poker players were among those cashing in the first 2018 WSOP online bracelet event, including a multiple bracelet winner.

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Pechanga Resort & Casino table games dealer Jodie Sanders finished second in the 2018 World Series of Poker opening event in Las Vegas last week.

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After dominating the first half of the season, winning two of the first six World Poker Tour events, Glendale poker pro Art Papazyan held on to capture WPT Season XVI Hublot WPT Player of the Year honors.

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