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Update: WSOP Action Continues

Event 50 begins This has definitely been the year of new players at the 2011 WSOP, where a number of bracelets went to one of more or less unfamiliar players rather than the favorites. We will see if such trend continues in Event 46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship, which has extended to Day 4, with Joe Ebanks and Chris Moorman still caught...

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Pokerstars Issues Comment on Full Tilt's Troubles…

… reminding that it's the only one to pay US players after DoJ actions In light of the new, unfortunate developments for Full Tilt Poker this week, its main rival PokerStars issued a statement on June 29, reminding that it is still the only one of the three sites indicted in the Black Friday that has paid its players, mostly due to the requirement of its lic...

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Ongame Network up for Sale

Trading performance fulfills expectations In the latest development with the bwin.party digital entertainment's Ongame network, the giant announced that it will start a share buy-back program and the sale of Ongame, adding that its trading performance from April 2011 has met management expectations, with the exception of sports margins due to a favorable run o...

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Update: Another Three WSOP Bracelets Taken Down

Rep Porter takes his second bracelet In the continuation of the 2011 World Series of Poker interesting and dynamic action continues, with another three golden bracelets going into the hands of winners. Namely, in Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, which extended into its fourth day, the heads-up saw a clash between Andre Akkari of Brazil and Nachman Berlin...

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Update: Full Tilt Gets Another Blow

Suspension of license triggers Moneybookers' decision After the Alderney Gambling Control Commission announced the suspension of Full Tilt Poker's license, the poker company received another blow, this time from online cash processor Moneybookers, which decided to pull its services from the poker provider. It has been stated by a Moneybookers affiliate mana...

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Update: AGCC Suspends Full Tilt Poker's License

All operations to be suspended immediately! The latest industry news include reports that the much troubled online poker company Full Tilt Poker has encountered yet another problem, perhaps the final one, as the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) announced suspension of the licenses of Vantage Ltd, Oxalic Ltd, Filco Ltd and Orinic Ltd, collectively tr...

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Update: Hot WSOP Action Continues

Big numbers of reputable pros continue to dominate the scene According to the latest reports from the 42nd World Series of Poker, the number of big names continues to grow along with the progress of the series. Some of them took very prominent roles in the latest events, providing a lot of exciting actions for industry observers to talk about. One of them i...

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Update: One of the Longest Events Finishes

Prospective Canadian triumphant After four days of marathon fight, event 40 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max at 2011 WSOP got its winner - 26-year-old Matt Jarvis from Vancouver who outplayed a field full of respected professionals. In the exciting heads-up he beat Justin Filtz to the main prize of $808,538 and his first WSOP bracelet, leaving Filtz with a hef...

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Update: Tsinis Takes Down Event 38

While online poker legalization proponent Joe Barton gets into the action June 25 was marked by thrilling and determined action at the 2011 WSOP, which saw backgammon and poker ace Arkadiy Tsinis become one of the newest WSOP bracelet winner after winning at the event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em and collecting the main prize of $540,136. The third day of...

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Full Tilt Releases Rush Poker for Apple

iHandset compatible version presented Apparently, Full Tilt Poker is getting out of crisis and presenting its new developments, announcing this week that its popular Rush Poker format is released in a new, Apple-compatible version, which will enable the users of Apple iOS devices to take part in live games of Rush Poker and win cash. Prior to this, Rush P...

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Update: Another Successful Day at WSOP

New event begins It has been a great week for a reputable poker pro Mark Schmid, who took down his first WSOP bracelet and the first prize (his sixth WSOP cash) of $488,283 in event 34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. In the heads-up of the event, he defeated Australian player Jason Cohen, who at the beginning had a significant chip advantage. However, this did...

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Hollywood Star in Illegal Poker Allegations

Spiderman actor allegedly ran 'underground' poker games It has been reported this week that Spiderman movie star Tobey Maguire is one of a dozen Hollywood stars who are being sued in connection with an illegal gambling ring. The ring reportedly ran underground poker games in the States, worth millions of dollars. It has been claimed in the litigation that...

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Is Poker a Short-Way to Money?

Marine officer may serve as an example It seems like some skill and boldness to take risks can really pay off, at least in the world of poker. This is proved by a story about a Marine officer who earned a lot of money lately. Namely, after spending some eight months in Afghanistan, a US Marine Captain Robert Shortway treated himself to a three-week gambli...

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Update: WSOP Continued

Two new events kick off This year's encouraging numbers at WSOP continue to give reason for optimism. Another two events kicked off on June 21, whereas exciting action could be seen at others. Take event 34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for example, whose third day saw 27 survivors back, with Michael Souza in the lead. By the end of the day, at level 27, the s...

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Playtech to Provide Online Poker Services to Californians?

COPA makes the choice about its new supplier At the beginning of the Californian online poker legislation initiative with two proposals on the table, it looks like Playtech plc has already hit an inside track in the intrastate drives. This week, the California Online Poker Association (COPA) has announced that Playtech plc, based on the Isle of Men, is going...

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Poland Bans Online Poker

Pastime proclaimed illegal by presidential decree A decree presented by President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland has been signed into law, thereby proclaiming some forms of gambling, including online poker illegal. As online poker is defined in the legislation as one of the "hard gambling" games, or games that are addictive or present the possibility of c...

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Update: Hellmuth Misses Bracelet No. 12

Better luck next time… It has been a good day for a famous poker pro Phil Hellmuth at this year's WSOP, but not as good as it gets. Namely, he missed out on his bracelet number 12 in event 33: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship, being defeated in the heads up by Eric Rodawig at level 28. Therefore, he had to be content with a...

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PKR to Launch PKR Lite Poker Client

B2B benefits in the new product It has been reported this week by the UK-based 3D online poker operator PKR.com that it is about to release a new poker client - 2D PKR Lite, perhaps with an aim to facilitate a potential entry into a legalized US online poker market. The company which develops proprietary software and technology intends to pursue new B2B o...

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Update: Maiden Bracelet for Frankenburger

June 18 makes a mark on poker ace's resume The week of firsts continued when on June 18 a reputable poker ace Andy Frankenburger claimed his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in Event 28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. In addition to the bracelet, he took home an impressive prize of $599 153 after an exciting heads up with Joshua Evans, whose runner-up posi...

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New Software Upgrade for Intertops

Poker upgrade offers innovation for poker tournament players According to the latest announcement from online gambling operator Intertops, which operates on Cake Network, a new upgrade has been implemented on its poker offering, which now offers advanced tools for online poker tournament players, which enables them to stay organized, and improve their game wi...

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