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PokerGuru Gossip Column: Irish Judge’s Bizarre Ruling; Unibet Ambassadors to Vlog €1 Million Challenge & Poker Night in America to Launch New LIVE TV Show
March 10, 2018, 16:59:28
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As temperatures soar, our poker player’s antics seem to increase in proportionate ratio! Yes, we are back with another edition of our PokerGuru Gossip column, with crazy stories.

Our first tale is about an Irish Judge who dismissed a man’s claim to thousands of euro based on laws dating back to 1956, which state that there is no legal guarantee for gamblers to be paid by casinos and that they can be denied payment.

Then we have Unibet Ambassador’s new poker vlog series titled '1 Year 1 Million' that launched on March 9 and we wrap this edition with the news of a new Live TV show named Poker Night LIVE which is set to air on CBS on March 20.

So, sit back, with some special time to read up and make sure to have enough liquid fortification to keep you sane along the way.

 

Irish Judge Rules Gamblers Have No Legal Guarantee of Getting Paid

Punters winning big in casinos have no protection in law if operators fail to pay out, according to a judge who dismissed one man’s claim to thousands of euro based on laws dating back to 1956.

In a legal action brought on by Ireland resident Sayed Mirwais, the plaintiff argued that D1 Casino in Dublin refused to pay him his winnings in full. On the night of March 2, Mirwais claimed that D1 Casino, of 63/64 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin, had refused to pay him €11,713 that he had won after placing several bets on an automated roulette machine.

Sayed Mirwais

                                              Sayed Mirwais

He had first won about €7,500. When he had wanted to cash it out, he was allegedly given €2,500 in cash and €5,000 worth of chips, before being told to play more and he would be paid at the end of the night.

The court heard that after he won a further €6,713, he was told by a manager to cash out. When he had gone to the cashier counter he was told the casino had no more cash for the night but that he would be paid the following day. He was also told that an engineer would later check the roulette machine.

Counsel for the casino believed that there was a suspiciously high amount of money lost by the roulette machine. Mirwais denied there had been a flaw in the machine but Judge Comerford relied on the Gaming and Lottery Act 1956 which states that no action shall lie for the recovery of any money or thing which is alleged to be won.

Passing his verdict on the situation, the judge stated, “If you happen to be too lucky while placing a bet or gambling, the person can simply say ‘no you’re not entitled to the money. That is simply the law in Ireland,”

 

Unibet Ambassadors to Vlog New Series Named ‘1 Year 1 Million’

Unibet Ambassadors Espen Uhlen and Rauno Tahvonen, along with their housemate Rauno Kiviloo are aspiring to earn €1,000,000 in a year by playing poker and investing profits in cryptocurrency. Their entire journey will be played out as a new poker vlog series which will be launched on March 9 titled '1 Year 1 Million'.

Espen Uhlen and Rauno Tahvonen

                                    Espen Uhlen and Rauno Tahvonen

The name of the show might ring a bell for many of the poker veterans, as there was a show with a similar title "2 Months, 2 Million" which featured high-stakes pros, namely Emil "Whitelime" Patel, Jay "pr1nnyraid" Rosenkrantz, Dani "Ansky" Stern and Brian "flawless_victory" Roberts, who were sharing a house in Las Vegas and grinding around the clock. Even though they couldn't reach their goal, the show was a big hit and entertained many fans around the globe.

In what will be a huge commitment,the three Unibet ambassadors will be updating the vlog every Wednesday and Fridaythe entire year, sharing their profits/losses on a weekly basis for complete transparency. The transparency doesn't just apply to their poker lives but also their real lives as, in their own words, "There will be downswings, in both life and poker".

Apart from grinding for weeks on end in Taallin, Estonia, the three friends will also travel the world together playing poker.

It will certainly be interesting to follow their progress over the next 12 months!

 

New Poker Night LIVE Show to Air on CBS

Rush Street Productions, creators of ‘Poker Night in America’, has announced that it will introduce its new live celebrity-centric television show- ‘Poker Night LIVE’, on the CBS Sports Network.

Set to debut on the network on March 20, Poker Night LIVE will air every Tuesday for 13 weeks, looking to benefit from the popularity of recent live poker events broadcasted on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.

Commenting on the show’s format, President of Rush Street Productions, Todd Anderson stated, “We’ve been re-imagining TV poker for the past four years, making it more fan friendly with famous faces and a fun atmosphere, this is the latest exciting step as we continue to revolutionize how fans can watch poker. Anything can happen on live TV and probably will with a table filled with celebrities! The viewers will be able to see and hear everything that’s happening, just as if they are another player sitting at the table.”

Comedian and long-time commentator of the PokerStars “Big Game” cash game show Joe Stapleton will host Poker Night LIVE. Rush Street also announced that he will step out of the booth and onto the felt at least for one episode.

The full list of celebrities scheduled to appear on the show hasn’t been released, but Phil Hellmuth, a frequent participant on Poker Night in America, will be seen at the tables in the first episode.

That is about all for this session. We bid you adieu. Till next time…

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