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According to a report by longtime poker industry veteran Nolan Dalla, PokerStars, now owned by Amaya Gaming, reportedly was floating the idea of buying the NFL's New Orleans Saints in 2006. At the time, Dalla was PokerStars' Director of Communications. --- PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by Betsson Poker, a leading global online gaming provider. Betsson Poker is available on Mobile and offers regular promotions to live events around the world along with great bonuses and competitions. Play nowfo
With a simple phone call, it seemed that World Series of Poker Media Director Nolan Dalla was able to get to the bottom of the controversial Dewey Tomko (pictured) anti-online poker editorial that recently appeared in the Press of Atlantic City. Tomko told Dalla that although he was friends with the article's supposed co-author Bill Byers and associateJames Thackston, he had absolutely nothing to do with it. Furthermore, he said, he had never played online poker in his life and would never say anything to hurt the game. But now, Thackston is speaking out, saying the poker legend did, in
In March, PocketFives, along with many other news outlets, reported about a commentary piece that ran in the Press of Atlantic City. The article was supposedly written by Poker Hall of Famer Dewey Tomko (pictured) and "poker pro" Bill Byers and espoused fears that online poker is particularly vulnerable to money laundering and teams of cheaters that prey on novice players undetected. Referencing Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling and a letter from the FBI to Congress, the op-ed piece said, "Criminals can use technology that poker websites cannot detect to hide both the i
In a recent segment on "Poker Night in America," Nolan Dalla (pictured) did what only Nolan Dalla is capable of doing. The show's creative director recently took the hammer to World Series of Poker One Drop champion Dan Colman, who has called poker a "very dark game" and "a distraction" despite winning over $22 million from live tournaments this year, according to the Hendon Mob. He ducked reporters following the One Drop, similar to Phil Ivey in 2009. "Is he right? I don't think so," Dalla said in a one-minute clip. "How does a man who has won $21 million in three tournaments the last fo