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FIDF to host its first-ever national poker tournament

Participants in the event, hosted by Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, will include the famous Israeli poker player Eli Elezra and sports commentator Jeff Platt.

18/03/2021

Former IDF paratrooper wins about $1 million in poker

Herzog credits much of his success to his military service, where he spent three years as a paratrooper.

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Orthodox Jewish businessman vies for the crown at WSOP’s main event

He's vying for a top prize of a $1,553,256. Distenfeld has assured himself of $98,813 by reaching the final table. If he finishes sixth, he gets $215,222.

By MARC BRODSKY/JTA
24/12/2020
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Place your bets. Will Israel legalize poker?

Will Israelis' favorite game come out of the shadows and into the neon ligts?

By COURTESY
31/08/2020
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Poker or the odds

At this point, Jenny must decide whether to play the queen, the percentage play, or play low, which works if East holds the king doubleton.

By MATTHEW GRANOVETTER
11/12/2019
Eli Elezra

Most famous Israeli poker players

Professional poker players can get rich overnight by competing in major events in casinos or playing poker online.

By Leo Giosuè
05/05/2019

Israeli poker legend playing his cards right

Elezra’s propensity for poker and gambling seemingly comes by way of heredity. His father, a postal worker, gambled away his meager earnings in games of stud poker at the Mahane Yehuda market.

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New Proposed Bill Could Legalize Poker and Redefine It as a Sport, not Gambling

The Israeli Poker Community welcomed the news, seeing it as a possible loosening on the tight noose around its neck.

By Leo Giosuè
16/12/2018
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