Wednesday, 4 September 2013
American politician John McCain has always had a reputation for being, well, a bit different from his colleagues in the US Senate.
McCain lived up to that reputation yesterday after being caught playing poker on his iPhone during a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the current situation on Syria. The Senator was spotted playing a few sneaky hands by a Washington Post photographer but took to Twitter to try and defuse suggestions that he'd acted inappropriately. 'Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!' read the Senator's tweet. He later told a CNN reporter 'Occasionally I get a little bored and so I resorted.'The Republican was beaten by fellow poker player Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election.
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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