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Lynn "Queen of Hearts" ParisLynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

For the past week, the mention of Las Vegas has conjured up the horrifying sights and sounds from the deadliest mass shooting in history that took place last Sunday night. Our thoughts and prayers have centered on the 59 innocent concert-goers who were killed in the cowardly attack by a lone gunman and the more than 500 attendees who were injured, many critically. On this tragic night, what happened in Vegas definitely did not stay in Vegas, as outrage, grief and heartbreak spread to the families and friends of the victims, while also affecting everyone, everywhere.

Of course, it spread immediately to the gaming industry, hotel and casino owners and workers and, of course, the thousands of poker players who either live in Vegas or consider the neon mecca their second home.

A Las Vegas Victims’ Fund was started on GoFundMe on Monday morning by Steve Sisolak, current chairman of the Clark County Commission. He began the campaign with a $10,000 donation, and an initial goal of $500,000. To date, the donations have exceeded over $10 million to be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families. In addition, many pledges of support have come directly from the gaming industry, including $3 million from MGM Resorts, $4 million from the Las Vegas Sands and many others.

Members of the poker community took to Twitter to express their sympathy, sorrow and support. What follows is a small sampling: Boeree @Liv_Boeree  Thinking of you, Las Vegas. Look after each other 😢❤️
Mike Leah @GoLeafsGoEh  So many lives..stolen senselessly. why people are allowed to purchase guns that can do this kind of harm I’ll never understand. Cmon world smarten up.🙏
Phil Hellmuth @phil_hellmuth Sending prayers to the victims, and families of the victims, in Las Vegas.

Mike Sexton‏ @Mike_partypoker So proud of Vegas community – lines to give blood very long, people waiting hrs – others bringing free food & drinks to them. 👍 Andersen @dmoongirl – Do not say his name. He is nobody. Do not show his face. He is nobody. Do not share his motives. He is nobody. Let him die a nobody.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

I just watched the first-ever all-female poker game for television, a 25-50 no limit holdem cash game presented by Poker Night in America. This was streamed live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. on December 2nd, but with all the holiday preparations I couldn’t watch the live show. However, I got my chance to catch the action last night when CBS Sports Network aired the first episode.

Ladies only Poker at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood FloridaThe first episode featured Danielle Andersen, Natasha Barbour, Lauren Billings, Jessica Dawley, Ebony Kenney, Jamie Kerstetter, Lily Kiletto, Doctor Jaclynn Moskow, and Vanessa Selbst and by the end of the episode all original nine players still remained. That left me with the opinion that the women were simply not as aggressive as their male counterparts, at least not last night. I didn’t see anyone splashing their poker chips and, in fact, only saw one All-In shove when Billings went up against Kiletto and was snap called. So Billings appeared to be the most aggressive, followed closely by Kerstetter and Selbst. It certainly is a whole lot different than when the boys play; they’re far more likely to beat you down with insults to try throwing you off your game. Of course, I’d need to see a lot more to be sure.

I don’t really have a grasp on the game thus far. Nevertheless, my chips are on Selbst to take it all. Hopefully, we’ll see more and won’t miss the broadcast of the final table. If we do then we’ll have to settle on looking back at all the reports. If you already know the results please don’t tell us . . . no spoiler alerts!

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