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Poker Lobbying Group Chief Jim Tabilio Resigns

Tabilio will continue to advise, but is moving on. Poker Voters of America, a grassroots non-profit association of U.S. poker players who vote and support political leaders who will protect the right to play the game, is looking for a new president following the resignation this week of founder-president Jim Tabilio. The well connected and widely experie...

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More Poker For The Web - Inside Deal

ESPN's new web-only poker show looks like a winner The online poker advertising websitePokerStars.net and U.S. television network ESPNare partnering in the production of a new, web-only poker show titled "Inside Deal," scheduled for screening early next (August 2009) month. PokerStars.net will carry the show, which will be hosted by ESPN the Magazine cont...

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Moving Day For Pokerstars Italian Players

Government regulations mean Italians have to play on the Internet poker firm's Italian website Italian players on the giant online poker site PokerStars.com are being moved across to the company's PokerStars.it website in order to comply with local regulator AAMS requirements, the company has announced. Regulatory changes become effective in Italy today (...

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Asia Poker Tour Schedule Released

Macau Festival will run from April 12 to 13 this year AsianLogic, the online gambling company that owns the Asian Poker Tour, has published the full schedule for the APT Macau Festival which will run from August 12-23, this year at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau. Last year's six day event has doubled in size and will be transformed into...

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U.S. Online Poker Players Dominate, Despite Uigea

10 million players can't be wrong - it's a great game! New independent statistics from Poker Players Research show that online poker players in the United States continue to dominate the international market notwithstanding the inconvenience of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act which bans financial transactions with offshore online poker companie...

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Danny Chevalier Wins Pokerstars Anzpt

NZ$87 435 payday for survivor of 134 player entry field Danny Chevalier (46) out lasted 134 poker hopefuls to become the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) Queenstown champion this week, taking the lion's share of the NZ$301 500 prize pool with a first prize payday of NZ$87 435. This was the first time a poker event of this size had b...

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Austrian Terminator Niki Jedlicka Returns

Jedlicka back on the nosebleed tables with a vengeance The name Jedlicka aka KaiBuxxe has been absent from the online nosebleed tables at Full Tilt Poker for awhile following something of a drubbing that soaked up much of his significant millions in winnings from games in 2007, but this week the young Austrian was back with a vengeance. Playing $200/$400...

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Future Of EPT Remains Unclear

PokerStars seeks clarity on Russian poker ban The fate of next month's big PokerStars EPT poker tournament in Moscow remains uncertain following the July 20th removal of the game from the list of recognised Russian sports, bringing it under the current blanket ban on gambling in Russian cities . The Russian Ministry of Youth...

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Texas Hold'Em On iPhone - By Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth's latest commercial venture has gone live Joining the growing number of Texas Hold'em games available for the iPhone and iPod touch is "Phil Hellmuth Poker," backed by the 11-time WSOP bracelet-holder himself. Along with rival offerings, the new game is available at the iPhone App.Store for around a dollar. Instead of requiring players to st...

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Spooky Accuracy In Predicting A Gambler's Next Bet

New neural study develops some startling AI results Artificial intelligence works in part to replicate the human mind, and scientists need to know how humans make their next moves, reports Scientific American this week. The article goes on to report that scientists have created a system that can predict the bets of gamblers, with an accuracy "bordering on spo...

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Poker Aces In The Amazing Race

Annie Duke in 'The Apprentice' and Jean-Robert Bellande in 'Survivors'; who's next? Poker players-turned-television reality stars Jean-Robert Bellande ('The Survivors') and Annie Duke ('The Apprentice') may soon be joined in the celeb stratosphere by two women poker players, according to a report in Bluff Magazine this week. Apparently sources close to C...

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Russan Poker Banned

Major live tourneys may have to be cancelled Hopes that the game of poker would escape the Russian ban on gambling in its major cities were dashed this week when the Russian Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism arbitrarily decreed July 20th that the game is no longer a sport. The order closes a valuable Russian law loophole for the game, which had previously...

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PPA Poker Week Now In Progress

Top players interacting with politicians to legalise online poker This week saw a strong Poker Players Alliance presence in Washington DC as the one million member poker organisation flew in state directors and top poker personalities to interact with politicians and sell the idea of legalised online poker in the United States as part of the National Poker We...

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Delaware Editorial Calls For Legalised Online Poker

WSOP used as an "economic jolt" example The state of Delaware, which recently refused to be intimidated by the big US sports leagues and passed legislation to permit sports lotteries to help it through tough ecomomic times, was the scene for a further demand for gambling legalisation at the weekend. And online poker featured prominently in the call. The D...

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New Online Poker Record By Full Tilt And Pokerstars

Full Tilt Poker does it in style, but Poker Stars reclaims record for biggest ever online poker tournament Sunday's attempt by Full Tilt Poker.com to stage the biggest online poker tournament ever (and upstage its main rival Poker Stars in the process) was a resounding success, with a massive 50 000 entrants for its $5 buy-in, $500 000 guaranteed event, gener...

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Jeff Shulman Criticises WSOP Management

November Nine survivor has his own plans if he wins the biggest bracelet in poker Gathering momentum in the wake of the 40th World Series of Poker this week are critical comments made by one of the main event final tablers - the November Nine - who has his own plans for the most coveted bracelet in poker....if he wins it. Card Player magazine President an...

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Online Poker Site Going Full Tilt For The Record

Will FT's numbers online eclipse those of it's main rival? To showcase both it's capability and popularity, the world's second biggest online poker site, Full Tilt Poker, plans to celebrate its fifth anniversary by holding the biggest ever online poker tournament, breaking the record of 35 000 players set by its main rival Poker Stars (see previous InfoPowa r...

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Good News For Everest Poker WSOP Qualifiers

Million dollar bonus boost When French player Antoine Saout made the final table for the World Series of Poker Main Event this week it presented a financial windfall to not only himself, but to the 51 other players who won sponsored WSOP prizes in Everest Poker qualifiying tourneys. Earlier this year the online poker subsidi...

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Chinese Poker Movie - Rounders

New poker movie to be filmed in Macau The upcoming Asian Poker Tour this August will set the scene for what could be a Chinese version of the popular US poker movie Rounders, increasing awareness of the game as a sport. With a working title of "Poker King", the directors of the production are listed as Chan Hing-Kai and Janet Chun, working with a script t...

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PPA Joins Poker Funds Seizure Fight

Motion of amicus curiae filed Account Services Corporation, the US company that is contesting the seizure of poker player funds in its care by the New York US Attorney's Office has a powerful ally in its litigation. This week the one million member Poker Players Alliance filed an amicus curiae motion in the court hearing the is...

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