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Canine Poker Capers On iPhone

Fun and dogs on latest mobile poker app from Candywriter The Seattle-based software developer Candywriter has launched a fun new game titled Dogs Playing Poker v.1.0 for iPod and iPhone. The game is a competitive but amusing take on mobile poker designed with Texas Hold'Em novices and advanced players alike in mind…as well as dog lovers! Users selec...

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Californian Media Supports Legalised Online Poker

Influential government and political newspaper says legalization and regulation is overdue The influential Californian newspaper Capitol Weekly, which serves an audience made up mainly of government and political readers, says it's time for online poker to be regulated in the state. The op-ed article points out that large numbers of Californians play at o...

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Cole South To Leave Cardrunners

Poker pro says he is too thinly stretched to continue One of the owners of the online poker coaching site CardRunners, Cole South, has announced that he is to depart the company due to pressure of too many commitments. It is not known whether South was bought out by his partners. South, who famously (and allegedly with a little help from his friends) took...

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Durrr Challenge Latest

Antonius wins first session in last 11 The Tom 'durrr' Dwan fifty thousand hand, million dollar Challenge was awakened from its six week slumber this week as Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius mixed it up on the $100/$200 PLO tables at Full Tilt in an eight-and-a-half hour session. Over 2 677 hands, Antonius was the winner, taking $60 696 off Dwan in his first...

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Absolute Poker Scandal Under The Microscope Again

Online poker blog by a respected former editor examines new documentary evidence The Absolute Poker cheating scandal continues to haunt the online poker company despite the passage of time, mainly because cover-ups are still suspected and many players feel that the culprits were not identified and should have been punished more severely for the multi-million...

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Cake Poker Ups Its Game

New poker client to be privately tested in beta format prior to rollout Cake Poker may have lost two major network members in Sportsbook and Players Only recently, but the online poker network has continued to invest in its technology, announcing this week that it is about to launch a private beta test program on a new poker client. 'We are excited to l...

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Monte Carlo Poker Epic Kicks Off

Lower entry field may be due to travel problems associated with Iceland's volcano This year's entries for the Pokerstars' EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo were disappointingly lower than the 2009 event at 848 - about a hundred less registrants - probably due to travel difficulties in Europe associated with the eruption of a volcano in Iceland and the subsequent...

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A Good Week For Full Tilt Poker

Major online poker provider successful in court The legal team at major online poker firm Full Tilt Poker.com will be celebrating a successful week in which the company prevailed in two US courtrooms. In the first case, two California players who were banned and had winnings confiscated failed in their civil case against the giant poker site. Lary Kennedy...

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David Williams The New WPT Champ

Disappointment for Buchanan, eliminated in third place Had Shawn Buchanan prevailed in this weekend's final table of the $25 000 buy-in WPT World Championship at the Bellagio, he would have been the first player to win both the WPT World Championship and the WPT Player of the Year in the same season. Unfortunately that was not on the cards, as Buchanan w...

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Merge Benfits From New Sites

160 percent boost to liquidity The Merge Poker Network has benefitted significantly from the migration of Sportsbook.com and Players Only.com, with the independent online poker stats site Pokerscout.com reporting a traffic boost of some 160 percent. In its weekly summary, Pokerscout.com comments: "The big news of the week was the migration of several site...

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Liv Boeree Wins EPT San Remo

Model, TV presenter, part time physicist and poker pro banks Euro 1.25 million Beauteous Brit poker pro Liv Boeree has bested 1 240 starters in the European Poker Tour San Remo tournament to take home the main prize of Euro 1.25 million, adding to her growing list of achievements in the game. The model, TV presenter, part time physicist and formidable pok...

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Cardplayer Tv Launching New Show "Under The Gun"

Jon 'pokertrip' Friedberg will host "Under the Gun" Poker fans will be able to keep up to date on their favourite game and controversial topics associated with it in a new CardPlayerTV show branded "Under the Gun" and hosted by Jon 'pokertrip' Friedberg. The 30-minute weekly show, which is sponsored by UB.com, debuts on Monday April 26th on the Ca...

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Are The Young Guns Voting?

No twenty-somethings in WSOP's Tournament of Champions The World Series of Poker's latest list of player-voted pros for the 2010 Tournament of Champions suggests that younger players are not as active as they should be in the process...and the result is a list of 20 respected candidates that omits some of the exciting younger exponents of the game. There'...

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The Mother Of All Prop Bets?

$5 million rides on two WSOP bracelets over two years Poker forums like twoplustwo were buzzing this week as members discussed the latest monster prop bet between top poker pros. Generating plenty of comment and speculation was a report that international poker aces Phil Ivey - well known for his penchant for prop bets - and Howard "The Professor" Lederer...

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Poker In New York?

Democrat wants to legalise poker In New York Assemblyman Joe Lentol - a Democrat representing Williamsburg - has proposed legalising poker, inspired he says by the needs of today's young gamblers. 'Poker is the game that most people want to play now,' said the longtime assemblyman. 'New Yorkers watch it on TV, they play poker on their computers and...

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Badbeat Litigators Have No Luck In Court

Five Los Angeles land poker rooms win Two land poker players who took five Los Angeles area casinos to court on bad beat jackpot complaints left empty handed after a judge ruled that state law prohibited them from trying to recover gambling losses in the courts. The court heard that LA casinos typically collect $1 from every pot to pay "bad-beat jackpots...

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P2P Online Poker By September

Breakthrough in BC The timeline for the introduction of provincial government-sanctioned online poker in British Columbia, Canada appears to have shortened, according to an article in the Times Colonist newspaper over the weekend. The report reveals that Rich Coleman, the provincial minister responsible for gambling, has announced to the legislature that...

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PokerStars Buying Up Online Information Sites

Three sites acquired but no costs revealed PokerStars, the world's largest online poker room, has acquired three online poker information sites in Poker Pages.com, Play Winning Poker.com and Poker-Babes.com. The new acquisitions augment the company's Poker Stars Blog.com, an in-house poker medium, offering poker players a useful and informative internet...

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New French Moves At Party Gaming

Media group to join Party Gaming's French poker network Party Gaming has the new week off to a good start with its announcement that it has clinched a second important French b2b deal with an exclusive multi-year agreement to provide a white label online poker service for AB Groupe, one of the country's leading TV broadcasters. The new service will be bra...

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Washington Charity Poker Raises $70 000

A great opportunity to hobnob with Capitol Hill lawmakers Playing poker for a good cause, there was a good turnout of Capitol Hill lawmakers at this week's charity poker tournament in Washington DC organised by the Poker Players Alliance and poker siblings Annie Duke and Howard "The Professor" Lederer. The event, in aid of the Ante Up for Africa charity,...

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