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Cheeky Online Poker Recruiting

Party Poker singes the Australian government beard Whilst it is true that the Australian government has not been exactly ferocious in enforced its laws against online gambling, the fact remains that the Interactive Gaming Act 2001 does make it an offence for any company in Australia or overseas to provide online casino games to any person who is ''physically...

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Massachusetts And Poker…Again

A new discussion on poker as a skill game Last year's attempts to bring the legalisation of poker on to the ballot in Massachusetts may have failed but fans of the game have not given up on lobbying for a more sensible classification of poker as a game of skill. Tuesday next week will see a hearing in the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Com...

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Pokerstars Deals Its 40 Billionth Hand

One lucky player won $24 000 for being there Last week's speculation on when Pokerstars.com would deliver its forty billionth hand of online poker was answered this week when the milestone event took place on the table Naef III. The biggest beneficiary was a player using the handle Senecady, who took home $24 000 for scooping the historic hand, a Pokerst...

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Betfair Backs Amateur Poker

Giant online betting exchange to sponsor season four of APAT The giant UK-based online betting exchange group Betfair is to sponsor the fourth season of the Amateur Poker Association and Tour (APAT), it announced this week. The Association boasts a membership of over 20 000, and its APAT event hosts 28 live tourneys in the United Kingdom and Ireland, alon...

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Isildur Slows Down

After losing almost $900 000 in a day, mystery Swede cools off There was speculation on the rapidly diminishing bankroll of Swedish high stakes online poker ace Isildur1 this week following a massive almost $900 000 downswing in his fortunes. Many thought they saw confirmation of this the following day, when he returned to the nosebleeds, briefly playing...

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Vive La Benyamine!

French pro takes down the Party Poker Premier League IV final table 37-year-old online and live poker professional David Benyamine has taken down Party Poker's Premier League IV title at the M Resort in Las Vegas. Benyamine, a French poker ace who lives in Las Vegas, overcame a formidable final table that included Daniel Negreanu, Phil Laak, Roland De Wo...

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The Ups And Downs Of Isildur1

Reversal of fortune for Swedish phenom Just when it looked as if the unidentified Swedish high stakes online poker ace Isildur1 was recovering this week , he suffered a serious reversal of fortunes on the Full Tilt virtual tables Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after leaving a successful session up $869 000, the Swedish phenom was back at Full Tilt and faci...

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Party Poker.Com Premier League IV Final Table Underway

Exciting action as six of the best get down to business The final table is set for Party Poker's Premier League IV, after Daniel Negreanu saw off JC Tran, while Roland De Wolfe secured a final table berth after winning a titanic tussle with Team Party's Ian Frazer in heads up matches. For each point a player earned during the preliminary heats, they get...

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More Concerns Over Poker Network Payouts

Online poker site CEO voices concerns over late payments Previous reports that the Merge Poker Network is somewhat dilatory with player payouts appeared to be confirmed this week when Mike Eloff, chief executive of Poker Nordica.com, publicly voiced his concerns regarding the network. In a statement he said was aimed at clarifying the situation, Eloff rem...

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Isildur1's Revenge

Mystery Swede's return match with Hastings brings in over a half million dollars The still unidentified Swedish high stakes online poker player with the ninja avatar, Isildur1, continued his winning run Tuesday, again appearing on the Full Tilt nosebleed tables to take on the Internet's best pros. It must have been a particularly satisfying session for th...

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New Online Poker Championship

Online poker giant Party Poker.com has announced a new online poker championship event with a top prize of $250 000 scheduled for launch in March this (2010) year. The inaugural Online Cash Game Championships (OCGC) will be divided into seven levels. At each level, players will need to play 400 hands in a day with the most profitable players advancing towards...

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Latest Dwan Challenge Session Was Short And Sharp

Dwan again emerges ahead Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius confronted one another again in a short but sharp clash of 79 hands lasting 16 minutes over the weekend, bringing total hands completed in the 50 000 hand Challenge to 32 874, or 66 percent of the total. It is believed to have been the shortest session yet in the Challenge. Once again Dwan emerged with...

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More Forbes Coverage For Online Poker

Business magazine again focuses on the industry Forbes magazine has followed its article on Pokerstars earlier this week with a wider look at online poker, particularly in the United States. Although the article, which can be read in its entirety at: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0301/gambling-bluffing-government-internet-web-online-poker.html, contai...

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The Return Of Isildur1

But not too much in the way of fireworks Followers of the high stakes poker action on the virtual nosebleed tables at Full Tilt Poker report the return of phenom Isildur1 - the player who risked millions in super-aggressive play that swung from win to lose and back to win....only to end up overall in the red for the Swedish mystery player Isildur has appa...

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Has Clonie Gowen's Litigation Run Its Course?

Third time unlucky for legal action against Full Tilt et al The litigation launched by Clonie Gowen against Full Tilt Poker and a range of other defendants appears to have run its course with a third adverse judgement for the poker pro. According to court documents surfacing this week a motion to dismiss by the defendants Kolyma Corporation, A.V.V., Pocke...

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Pokerstars Still Tops The Popularity List

Latest Pokerscout stats give a snapshot of the online poker market The latest weekly statistics from the independent online poker statistical aggregator Pokerscout.com show that Pokerstars still dominates the sector with a daily average of 32 600 cash games players, pursued at some distance by its old rival Full Tilt Poker with comparative player numbers of 1...

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Alabama Enforcement In Poker Raid

The pressure stays on in the South The Alabama state government's drive to suppress illegal gambling continued last weekend with a raid on a Pelham home conducted by a joint task force of Hoover and Pelham enforcement officials armed with a search warrant. The task force found 72 players in action and thousands of dollars on the tables which led to some n...

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A Mammoth Pokerstars Milestone

Pokerstars prepares to celebrate 40 billionth hand of online poker. There was a time - and it wasn't that long ago - that the achievement of a billion hands of poker by an online gambling site was a cause for celebration and publicity; that pales these days as Pokerstars, the world's largest poker site, prepares for it's imminent 40 billionth hand to be dealt...

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Poker Pros Network Launched

Players can test their poker skills against 35 top professional players The Poker Pros Network announced late last year has gone live, with 35 poker pros ready and willing to provide still competition for poker fans wishing to hone their skills or win prizes by beating the professionals. The facilities are open 24/7 with a professional team that includes...

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More Tom Dwan Challenge Action

Another 883 hands completed, and Dwan stretches his overall lead to by almost $315 000. Another three hour chapter in the Dwan 50 000 hand, million dollar Challenge against Patrik Antonius has passed into history, with Dwan stretching his overall lead in the Challenge by $314 828 after 883 hands of $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha action. Dwan now has a $1.3 mil...

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