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Lee Rousso On Trial In Washington State

Now the long wait for the judges' decision begins If nothing else, lawyer and poker player Lee Rousso will have achieved major mainstream media publicity for his fight against Washington State's draconian law against online poker in the Washington State Supreme Court Thursday. Rousso resurrected the Betcha.com case as an example of the law's inequitabl...

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Action-Packed Days At WSOP

First three events have a heavy thrill factor The Rio hotel and resort in Las Vegas is experiencing typically large guest bookings as the 41st World Series of Poker continues to produce a feast of poker, with the first three events presenting plenty of thrills for railbirds and players alike. In the $500 buy-in casino employees NLHE event, which started...

Berlin Police Nab Last Poker Robber

Sixth and final accused in Euro 242 000 tournament robbery apprehended The sixth and final accused involved in the armed robbery at a poker tournament in Berlin earlier this year has been picked up by police in the German city. The as yet unnamed 31-year-old is thought to have masterminded the robbery, and was taken by surprise when he stopped his car at...

End Of The American Road For PokerTime

Time to call it a day in the USA, says Poker Time.com The popular Poker Time.com site on the Microgaming Poker Network is closing its doors to US players on June 1st, according to a communication to players this week. Owned and operated by the Fortune Lounge group, which merged its Royal Vegas Poker into the brand, the operation advised players: 'Un...

French Online Poker Site Attracts Major Investment

Private equity firm takes a Euro 12 million bet on Winamax Online poker company Winamax Holdings, which operates an online poker site on the Ongame Network, has topped up its finances with a Euro 12 million investment from AGF, a French private equity company. Winamax chief exec Marc Simoncini, says the funds will be mainly invested in extensive marketing...

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The Sky's The Limit In New Pokerstars Promo

Pokerstars' latest marketing ploy will take one luck player to new heights The world's largest online poker room is giving one lucky pokerhead a chance to reach new heights in a promo prize that includes an all-expenses paid trip to the base camp of Mount Everest - the world's highest mountain. "The ascent to the summit of Mount Everest has always stood...

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Social Networking Game Developer In Yahoo Agreement

Zynga gets its game on with an internet giant Texas Hold 'Em and other popular social networking games developed by the San Francisco-based company Zynga will soon be available through the vast Yahoo! network, according to an announcement this week. The two companies have inked an agreement that will integrate Zynga's popular social games through Yahoo!'s...

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Thriller Weekend For Poker

Plenty of action as WSOP opens in Vegas Friday sees the start of the 2010 World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas, where top players from around the world are already starting to arrive. They'll be pitting their skills against their contemporaries in some 57 tough events through to July 17, along with the external action and prop bets that invariably fo...

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Party Girls Clash Over Powerpoker Celebration

But the Cannes affair was a major success anyway... The high profile Power Poker.com launch in Cannes recently made the UK tabloids over the weekend amid reports that celebrity party girl Paris Hilton - one of the main guests at the launch party - had branded movie star and wild child Lindsay Lohan (23) a trash queen and demanded she be banned from the bash....

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Victorino Torres Wins Asian Pacific Poker Tour Main Event

Torres the best of 342 Victorino Torres (33), a poker pro from the Northern Mariana Islands, is the new 2010 PokerStars Asian Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event champion, besting a field of 342 over the weekend to claim a winner's prize of HK$3 246 200 (about US$ 416 000). Despite a twenty percent decline in the entry field compared with last year, the...

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Ladbrokes Boss Critical Of Irish Tax Proposals For Online Gambling

Extend betting hours instead of introducing new tax, suggests Irish chief The announcement by Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen last week that he planned to tax online gambling firms accessing the Irish market has attracted more critical comment, this time from the respected Ladbrokes Ireland m.d., Joe Lewins. Speaking to the Sunday Tribune over the weekend, Le...

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Unabomber To Attempt Poker Endurance Record

Phil Laak will try to break Zimbler record at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Poker professional Phil 'The Unabomber' Laak is looking to set a new world record for the most hours of poker played in a single sitting. The attempt will take place at the luxurious Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas, starting on June 2, when Laak will go after the world record of...

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New Poker Room Named After Phil Ivey

The Aria's new VIP room opening Saturday honours Phil Ivey A prestigious new poker room on the Las Vegas Strip has been titled The Ivey Room in honour of online and land international poker ace Phil Ivey, reports Associated Press. Casino operator MGM Mirage said Thursday this week it plans to open a one-table, high-limit poker room named for Phil Ivey at...

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Poker Channel Continues To Expand

Argentina and South African agreements will extend reach to 26 million TV homes on 3 continents The Poker Channel has launched inArgentina and South Africa, continuing a rapid expansion strategy adopted by the company. New agreements will make the company's television offering the first TV channel dedicated to poker in Argentina, and will broadcast 6 hour...

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Million Dollar Online Poker Win For Ryan Fair

Fair gambling brings Ryan a fortune in SCOOP main event Ryan Fair, a poker pro from Florida, is $1 162 350 wealthier as the latest Pokerstars Spring Championship of Online Poker main event champion following the completion of the event yesterday (Monday). It's the biggest win yet for Fair, whose career stats include cashes at several major live tournament...

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Hold'Em Legend Game Attracts Good Reviews

Glu Mobile offers third in the Texas Hold'Em mobile series Critics of Glu Mobile's latest series three World Series of Poker Hold'Em Legend game say that the easy-to-follow user interface and smooth, fast game play are worth applauding. The Texas Hold Em game style at the centre of the offering provides full scope for a competitive Artificial Intelligence...

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Wright The Name To Watch In Californian Poker

Californian state senator speaks out at GIGSE One of the speakers to stand out at the recently completed GIGSE conference in Montreal was the gregarious state senator from California, Roderick Wright, who is proving to be a strong proponent of legalised, intrastate poker. The senator seized the opportunity to let the industry know that he is currently dra...

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Cereus Blog Updates Progress In Encryption Problems

Hackers assisted in developing initial quick fix The Cereus poker network continues to update interested parties on its latest software issue , using a question-and-answer blog at blog.ultimatebet.com for the purpose. The company has reported that SSL technology is currently being used for encrypting certain data, such as player login credentials and all...

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EPT Schedule Released

Seventh season of European popular tournament will have 12 stops Online poker provider Pokerstars has released details of the seventh edition of its popular Europe-facing live poker tournament series, the European Poker Tour. Starting on August 11th in Talinn, Estonia, the tour will make a total of twelve stops and offer multi-million Euro prize pools. I...

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Italian Ban On Public Gaming Terminals

Regulator's move is bad news for major 'totem' poker network company The giant Italian gambling company Microgame will no doubt be considering its options following the latest move by the Italian regulator AAMS this week - the banning of public gaming terminals. The terminals - known as 'totems' - are found in coffee shops and other public places an...

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