In the news this week, Jonathan Duhamel's ex girlfriend Bianca Rojas-Latraverse is in court for being involved in the theft of $160,000 cash, a $10,000 Rolex watch and a 2010 WSOP bracelet from Duhamells home.
A publicity video has been released by International Stadiums Poker Tour. The Wembley Stadium $20 million prize pool tournament is hoped to attract some 30,000 players with the last 3,000 playing at Wembley in May next year. In later news, it was stated that at least 15,000 players must register for the game to go ahead.
The Senator Heller and Senator Harry Reid argument continues over poker legalization. Heller believes Reid is supporting Heller's colleague Shelley Berkley to take over Heller's position whilst Reid is saying that Heller has yet to drum up the support that he said he would.
Howard Lederer has agreed to give an interview into the full goings on at FTP. The interview called "The Lederer Files" is said to be split into a series of videos in which Lederer "...breaks his silence on the events leading up to and surrounding Full Tilt Poker and Black Friday."
A new mobile app from PKR allows players to play "fun" roulette in 3D. A real money version is likely to be released in December 2012 along with a real money blackjack app.
Vintage Vegas Gaming has applied to the Nevada Gaming Control Board for a license to supply software for online poker.
Hackers got away with $140,000 from poker pro "MicahJ"'s Lock Poker account and also his bank account. “highgrind22” offered to purchase his Lock Poker funds. He sent MicahJ a screenshot of his bank account to prove he had the funds but the attachment also contained a keystroke logger which enabled the hacker to obtain the necessary info to hack his accounts. Lock Poker are looking into the matter.
iGame Malta Ltd have signed up to Microgaming poker. This brings to Microgaming new skins such as 24hPoker, Pokerihuone, Casinohuone, NoiQ and iGame and over 1 million members.
Over $66 million from the $225 million paid by PokerStars towards the agreed Full Tilt Poker settlement with the DoJ, has been earmared for the state of Kentucky and private US company Cardroom International. In later news, Nelson Burtnick has entered a guilty plea as head of payment processing for Full Tilt.
Players and affiliates received information this week from Red Star Poker that they are no longer taking new US player registrations. Existing US players can continue to play at the site. Red Star Poker is part of the Revolution Gaming Network.
PokerStars announced that the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is to have a stop "online" for the first time in 3 years. It is to be held on the PokerStars website on October 14-15 with a buyin of $700. The final table will be concluded in Bristol on 7th November.
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