The Poker Beat - July 5, 2021: WSOP Online Coming to PA for Real Money

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Ace King
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Jul/05/2021 announced Monday evening that its online poker site will soon be coming to Pennsylvania with real money play permitted. 


"The #1 poker site in the nation will be launching on July 12. Expect the best sign up offer, the largest guarantees, and new a new and improved poker client," the company announced via Twitter.

Russell Crowe to star as billionaire poker player in 'Poker Face'

Hollywood star Russell Crowe is to play the role of a tech billionaire in a psychological thriller called Poker Face. The movie is about Jake, played by Crowe, exacting revenge on his childhood friends over a sinister game of poker.  (PokerTube)

Chris Moneymaker Approached About Having His Story Come to the Big Screen

In an interview with's Thomas Somach, poker pro Chris Moneymaker disclosed he has been approached by interested parties wanting to make his autobiography into a movie.

"I’ve definitely had talks, probably had 10 talks with different producers, writers and directors over the years. To do my story. Everybody wants to buy my rights and hold onto them for a multitude of years. I’ve been told by entertainment attorneys that I can’t give up my rights for my story without good compensation because people will just hold onto it and shop it out for the best price. I maintain the rights to my story because I’m looking for the right opportunity. I could’ve had three or four different movies and three or four different reality TV shows over the years but nothing really felt right. So I’m just kind of waiting. Probably the best story will be when I’m dead."

61-year-old man killed over a poker game is one of 3 people killed in Dallas-area shootings over holiday weekend

Dallas police said 10 people were shot and three were killed in Dallas over a violent Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Cornerstone Baptist Church Pastor Chris Simmons said that a 61-year-old man shot during a poker game attended his congregation.

“Senseless, to realize that a life is not more valuable than $7, and the shooter's life is destroyed."

‘Baby run good’ helps father-to-be take Wynn poker title

38-Year-Old Andrew Moreno beat out a field of 1,328 Entries In The $10,000 Buy-In Event, pocketing just over $1.4 million.  He's gonna need it.  He and his wife are expecting their first child later this year.  Moreno's wife is a writer for 

Sorry, not sorry: New Jersey's Ryan Torgersen discusses incredible bracelet redemption

Last year on July 9th and 10th, the poker world witnessed New Jersey’s Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen finish runner up in a $1,000 NLH 6-Max, good for $116,379 prize money, then a day later at Event #10: $600 Monster Stack, Torgersen was back at it and topped a 2,074-entry field to win that tournament for $172,362 and a gold bracelet.

Torgersen sat down with Poker News to discuss how he first became interested in poker.

“My dad taught me the rules of poker at a pretty young age before I found PokerStars during the poker boom,” Torgersen explained. “I taught myself, originally by spending hours watching all the top tournament players from the PocketFives and Pokerstars TLB every day, figuring out how they would play different stack sizes, then just put it into my own game and saw good results pretty quickly.”

He continued: “Back then, I thought I was the best in the game and knew all there was to know, but after years of experience and studying cash games/sims I realize there will always be so much more room to get better and I'll never know it all no matter how much I study.”

- Ace King,