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Mike Sexton Back In The Partypoker Fold

Poker's ambassador to play and consult Party Poker.com has renewed its association with poker legend Mike Sexton, who rejoins the group will as a host, consultant, ambassador and player. Sexton, who has acted as the host of PartyPoker.com in the past, is one of the most respected figures in the international game. As the face and voice of the World Poker...

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Fast Reaction To Minnesota Online Gambling Ban

State officials condemned for "kite-flying" Yesterday's online gambling banning notification from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Alcohol and Gaming Division has made mainstream media headlines throughout the world, and has predictably fired up almost immediate opposition from civil rights and Internet freedom groups. Matt Werden, the Minnesot...

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Cryptologic Online Poker Players Make A Difference To Boss Network

IPN Welcomes Three Millionth Player Last month's integration of former Cryptologic Internet poker players into Boss Media's International Poker Network has had an almost immediate beneficial impact, with the IPN reporting the registration of its three millionth player this week...and current growth showing no sign of slowing....

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New Free-Play Online Poker Site

Prizes include a sponsored seat for the National Heads Up Championships next March NBCSports.com will re-launch its new online poker room on Zen Gaming Inc.'s software platform on May 3rd, the firm announced this week. NBCSports.com is completely free-to-play and offers players the chance to win cash, prizes, corporate branded gear and a grand prize pack...

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Is This An S And G Record Set By Bertrand Grospellier?

62 games in sixty minutes will take some beating Internet poker star Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier could have established a new multi-tabling sit 'n go record this week whilst in Monte Carlo for the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour's Grand Final. The French Internet poker whizz played 62 PokerStars S'n Gs in sixty minutes, taking the action across four m...

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Texas Doyle Brunson Wins $2 Million

74 years old and sharper than ever, Doyle shows them how Online and land poker legend Doyle 'Texas Dolly' Brunson (74) showed younger aces his considerable talent over the weekend playing against top poker pros in the mixed games at Bobby's Room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Named after Bobby Baldwin, CEO of Mirage Resorts and a world champion poker play...

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Antonius Increases Lead In Dwan Million Dollar Challenge

Fearless Finn outplays Dwan in 4 hour session After an hiatus of 13 days, Patrik Antonius and Tom 'durrr' Dwan joined battle again this week in the 50 000 hand, multi-table challenge initiated by Dwan. This session, which involved 842 hands, brings the total number played in the challenge so far to almost 13 000. Antonius again prevailed, building his ove...

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Svenska Spel Poker Feels The Pain

2008 revenues down at Swedish gambling monopoly Sweden's state gambling monopoly Svenska Spel has reported weaker online poker revenues in FY 2008, and declining group profit in the first quarter of 2009. Poker revenues fell 3.6 percent to SEK 372 million (Euro 34.6 million) in 2008 from SEK 385 million in 2007, the monopoly revealed in its annual report....

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Timoshenko Wins Two Mill

21-year-old Internet ace takes the WPT Championship Yevgeniy Timoshenko, the 21-year-old poker ace who cut his teeth on Internet tourneys, added a whopping $2 149 960 to his bank account this week at the Bellagio in Las Vegas when he took down the 2009 Five-Star World Poker Classic WPT Championship after a marathon eight days of poker action in the world's ga...

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IGN Publishes Details Of California Online Poker Proposal

Proposal requires state authorities, in collaboration with DoJ, to draft intrastate regulations With the Californian push for the regulation, licensing and taxing of intrastate online poker gaining momentum , the details of an initial proposal to the California Legislative Analyst were outlined by IGN this week. The Californ...

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20 Year Old Constant Rijkenberg Takes Euro 1.5 Million In San Remo Poker Contest

EPT San Remo attracts entry field of 1178 The Pokerstars European Poker Tour San Remo, Italy came to an end this week after four tough days of poker, with 20-year-old Dutch poker pro Constant Rijkenberg taking the honours and a truly rewarding first place cheque for Euro 1 508 000 - his first EPT victory. The entry field of 1178 players included some of...

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New Online Poker Show For U.K. Fans

BoylePoker.com involved in new radio venture UK poker fans can look forward to a new poker-focused radio show in the near future, supported by BoylePoker.com and produced by Matchroom Sports. Branded 'The Poker Show,' the new offering will run Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 8-11 pm UK time. Featuring 'The Voice of Poker,' Jesse May, as its host,...

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Griffiths Joins Doyle's Room Online Poker Management

Marketing expert appointed as head of global marketing Marketing veteran Will Griffiths has been appointed head of international marketing by online poker operator Doyle's Room. Doyen of the poker industry and owner of Doyle's Room, Doyle Brunson, said: "Will is renowned in the poker industry for delivering results. I'm thrilled to have him on the team an...

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Cake Poker Mobile Developing Well

CAKE POKER MOBILE DEVELOPING WELL If your cell phone has a connection to the internet, you'll be able to play at Cake Poker It appears that the extensive Beta testing on Cake Poker's new mobile poker service has been successful, judging by the news that earlier this week a much more stable edition was released publicly, meaning that any player armed with...

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New Aussie Poker Magazine - PokerNews Australiasia

Major casinos and poker clubs to stock PokerNews Australasia Poker fans Downunder saw the first edition of a new magazine catering to their interests this week in the form of PokerNews Australasia, which heralds PokerNetwork's expansion into more diversified forms of media and will be available at Australian casinos and poker rooms. The bi-monthly publica...

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Online Poker Rooms Keen To Be Part Of Latest Asian Poker Tour

Internet poker rooms will be providing qualifiers and prizes to players Asian Poker Tour CEO Chris Parker has advised that a significant number of leading online poker rooms have already signed up to provide online qualifiers for its popular Macau event, which this year will run from August 12 through 23, 2009. Last year's six day event has been redesign...

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Venue Set For Venice WPT Poker Tourney

What could be better than a location on the banks of the Grand Canal? Entrants for the World Poker Tour Venice live poker tournament - and there are expected to be many - will enjoy the beautiful setting of the Casino di Venetia on the banks of Venice's world famous Grand Canal when they're not battling it out on the felt. WPT announced the venue for the...

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Dominik Nitsche Wins LAPT

Online player qualified through PokerStars takes the big money Dominik Nitsche, an 18-year-old online poker player from Minden in Germany is the new champion in the PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour after a Grand Finale in Argentina that attracted an entry field of 291 pokerheads from around the globe. Nitsche qualified online at PokerStars for the tou...

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Harvard Study - Risk Of Addiction Is Low In Online Poker

Internet gamers are more likely to regulate betting; less likely to become addicted Internet gambling opponents who use the argument that Internet gambling is especially addictive had a setback this week with the release of news from a recent Harvard study. The respected daily college newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, reported that the study was conducted...

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PokerStars To Aid Charity - Ante Up For Africa

"Ante Up for Africa" could have a powerful new ally as 'Stars expands fundraising scope to Europe The "Ante Up for Africa" charity fundraising poker tournaments started in the United States will see increased exposure in Europe this year, thanks to a new initiative by the online poker giant PokerStars.com. When the fifth season of the PokerStars-sponsored...

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