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News
Coventry City takeover consortium leader Gary Hoffman cuts ties with Dale Evans 

8 Jan 18

The Nuneaton poker player claims he is now launching a takeover bid alone…


News
Coventry City takeover hopeful in threat to walk away over treatment by fans 

20 Nov 17

The statement has been made on the Facebook page of poker player Dale Evans…


Events
Molly’s Game 

20 Nov 17

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI agent.


News
Coventry City takeover reaction: ‘Can’t we have a mega rich oil sheikh instead please?’ 

27 Oct 17

Poker player Dale Evans shows hand, but no sign of Sisu folding…


News
Coventry City takeover: Hoffman says poker player is “serious” and has joined consortium 

27 Oct 17

Coventry City say there has been no contact with Dale Evans despite previous claims…


News
Coventry City takeover: Poker player insists he’s all in with Gary Hoffman consortium 

26 Oct 17

Sky Blues officials claim there has been no contact with the club or their owners…


News
Coventry City takeover talk “unnecessary and unwanted speculation” 

21 Oct 17

Dale Evans revealed on BBC CW Radio last night that he wants to buy the club, telling how he enjoyed a 10m poker playing big win swiftly followed by another one…


Rugby
Birmingham gran pays £2 – and ends up in $8 MILLION poker game 

16 Jul 17

She found herself at at the Rio Hotel and Casino, pitted against the best Hold Em poker players in the world…


News
Stakes are high as Tamworth man hopes to cash in on £1m… 

21 Apr 17

A KINGSBURY poker pro has moved one step closer to a top prize of 1,000,000 after progressing in a national tournament.


Event
The Liquor & Poker Band, 13 Jan 2017 

5 Jan 17

13 Jan 2017 – Rock Pop at The Hop Pole Inn…


Blog comment
Democracy isn’t Poker 

5 Nov 16

The decision by British Judges that a British government must be answerable to the British people through parliament when deciding the future of Britain has lead to outpouring of hypocrisy and straight forward hate by those who supported #Brexit.


Blog social media
striving for awesome: a head of communications story, so far… 

1 Aug 16

If you’re the head of comms or comms lead for an organisation you’ll know it can be a tough gig.


News
Walsall poker ace Kully scoops £193,000 in top contest 

5 Mar 16

He swapped selling clothes for playing cards – and now a Black Country poker ace is reaping the rewards after scooping almost £200,000 in a European tournament.


Blog comment
Mayoral poker game ends in victory for Clancy, but Afzal row rumbles on 

2 Feb 16

The great Birmingham mayoral poker game ended dramatically last night when Cllr Muhammad Afzal threw his cards in and refused to come to the table.


Blog comment
5 days, 125 killings 

14 Jan 16

Richard Lutz ponders  Obama’s post-White House life following his final State of the Union speech Let’s start with a sidebar.


News
Walsall poker player hopes to have winning hand for Vegas trip 

9 May 15

A PUB poker player from Walsall will be heading to the bright lights of Las Vegas when she jets out on the trip of a lifetime.


Blues
Birmingham City: Don’t challenge Gary Rowett to a game of poker, and other things we learned from the defeat to Watford 

20 Apr 15

Our Birmingham City writer Brian Dick
has outlined five things we can take away from Blues’ narrow loss to the league leaders…


News
Walsall drug trafficker arrested at Spanish poker game handed 11… 

17 Apr 15

A DRUG trafficker from Walsall who went on the run for more than six years in a bid to avoid criminal charges has been jailed for 11 years.


News
JAILED: Walsall poker player fled to Spain in bid to avoid drug charges 

17 Apr 15

A poker playing fugitive who fled to Spain in a bid to avoid drug charges has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars.


Blog feature
Poker faces and smiles with Warley Home Guard 

16 Apr 15

OUR recent items on local Home Guard battalions have drawn a terrific response, with more readers sending in photographs or writing in with their own memories.


Blog
Poker Night 

24 Mar 15

Programme of Events: Poker Night Does this event appeal to you? Would like to get involved? Why not come along and give it a try.


News
JAILED: Card shark who targeted Walsall casino 

17 Mar 15

A card shark who cheated casinos in Walsall, Birmingham and London out of tens of thousands of pounds at the poker table has been jailed for 18 months.


News
Serial cheat who scammed Walsall casino jailed for 18 months 

17 Mar 15

A SERIAL conman who scammed a casino in Walsall has been jailed for 18 months.


News
£43k poker scam: Jobless gambler jailed over Birmingham and Walsall cons 

17 Mar 15

Romanian Mihai Lacatos was held in an airport departure lounge as he tried to skip the country…


Blog comment
The Brownhills Darktown Poker Club… in 1881 

9 Jan 15

Here’s a quick one from local history rapscallion Peter ‘pedro’ Cutler while I’m prepping some other stuff for the weekend – debauchery and cards in a Brownhills Working Men’s Club in 1881! Continue reading &#8594…