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Stones offers Moneymaker opportunity

By Arnold Warner The story of Chris Moneymaker’s journey from playing an online satellite in Tennessee to busting the poker world wide open 15 years ago has grown from...

Kwong wins Lucky Chances $200K

By Raymond T. Akers Lucky Chances Casino held a $200,000 First Place Guarantee tournament June 22 to 25 as part of a celebration of their 20th anniversary. With 307...

Somerville & Veldhuis come to Stones

By Arnold Warner Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights held their annual Spring Classic series April 13 to 22, culminating in the Main Event over the last four days....

The Wizard: Local Legend

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos Full-time poker prop and part-time columnist for The Cardroom Vincent Olmos decided to take a break from his usual commentary this...

Bluffs and boats with Bling Bling Bettencourt

By Arnold Warner Former speedboat champion and longtime car dealer John “Bling Bling” Bettencourt has been a familiar face at NorCal poker games large and small for...

$250K Spring Classic back at Stones

The $250,000 Spring Classic returns to Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights, with five tournaments beginning April 13 and numerous satellites, all culminating in the...

April brings $190K to first at Battle of the Bay

The 20th annual Battle of the Bay will be held at Colma’s Lucky Chances Casino April 22 to 30. The five no-limit Hold’em events (with re-entries) will have a total...

Dudek is Turlock’s 2017 Champion

By Dan Ross HoldemRadio.com When play came to a close at the end of the night on Nov. 19, Joseph Dudek was atop the 268-entry field in the 2017 Turlock Poker Room and...

Quantum has huge prize pool

By Barbara Engler NorCal’s first-ever Quan­tum tournament was held in November at Stones Gambling Hall in Citrus Heights. This unique format and structure had a...

No Shooting Star in 2018

By Arnold Warner Normally at this time of year, The Cardroom is busy helping Bay 101 Casino to promote the WPT Shooting Star tournament in early March. Unfortunately,...

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