Rumours of problems for the Cake Network surfaced at the beginning of the week and confirmation arrived the following day that Lock Poker were to buy part of Cake. Some rebranding to Revolution Gaming will take place. Further details will no doubt follow shortly.
Thanks to the Nevada Gambling Control Board's recently passed bill, punters will be able to make bets on the final day of most of the World Series of Poker events. However, licensed bookmakers must provide the Enforcement Division with details of the betting terms and conditions via email. Poker News will be the official source of results and betting must cease 5 minutes before the first hand is dealt. Also in the news this week: 60 final tables from the WSOP 2012, will be streamed live online The first event takes place on 28th May - Casino Employees tournament - no bets can be taken on this event.
A new poker network arrived this week which offers players from USA a choice of 7 different poker rooms. Poker Pros Network will offer subscription based rooms along with live dealer, free and real money play.
A faster download of the 3D poker room at PKR is now available which will save new players at least 20 minutes in download time. PKR is the best 3D poker room on the internet and this speedy download means the 3D version is as fast to download as the 2D version.
Registered players at Purple Lounge Poker have received a blank email message from Devilfish Gaming welcoming "Purple Lounge Players". No statement has been issued as yet and hopefully further news will arrive this week.
Drinking, smoking and high stakes poker is not what you expect as passtimes for Jogye Order Monks. After being caught on video, six leaders from South Korea's largest Buddhist order, have quit.
Ben Sulsky, a 21 year old US poker professional has made it into the top ten 2012 online winners list with his latest win of $114k. His total profit so far this year is $1.84 million.
And finally....Titan Poker are no longer accepting new Spanish players. This exclusion also applies to Titan Casino and Titan Bet.
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