Two affiliate enterprises were awarded provisional licences by the Nevada Gaming Control Board this week. Both were to Poker Trip Enterprises Inc. of Las Vegas.
The class action against Full Tilt has been withdrawn by legal counsel for the U.S. Full Tilt Poker Player Account holders, Steven Segal. In later news, the relaunch of Full Tilt appears to be coming closer as Full Tilt are advertising for many IT positions. In further news, the US Department of Justice are seeking forfeiture of a total $137 million. These funds were acquired through the use of "an illegal enterprise".
In the battle to legalize online poker in the US, it seems that Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, who was supposed to be drumming up Republican support, has given up. In later news, some details of the new bill have been revealed and they include a 2 year period where only land based US licensed casinos can apply for a poker license, feder tax of 16%, 2% of which will go to regulation and licensing cost. Any operators that have ignored the 2006 UIGEA, cannot apply for a license for 5 years.
Ten potential candidates have been announced by the WSOP Governing Council to induct the nominees into the Poker Hall of Fame. The finalists include Chris Bjorin, David Chiu, Eric Drache, Thor Hansen, George Hardie, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, John Juanda, Tom McEvoy, Scotty Nguyen and Brian Roberts.
Party Poker and Bwin confirm that the beta testing of it's speed poker product, Fast Forward Poker, has now been completed.
IGT Poker (formerly Entraction) network have decided to cease poker operations for the time being. In later news it was revealed they want to concentrate more on the US facing market. In further news, player information has been issued stating that players must clear any funds from their accounts by 17th September 2012
Rafa Nadal recently joined PokerStars and has just announced via Twitter, a new advertisement which is said to be in both Spanish and English.
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