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Update: PPA Chairman D'Amato Concerned about the Poker Players' Rights

Supporters of online poker express their objections at the Capitol Following the latest enforcement actions against internet gaming e-cash processors and gambling domains, the Poker Players Alliance arrived to Washington DC yesterday attracting the spotlight and gaining wide mainstream-media coverage. The statement given by the PPA chairman and the form...

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Update: Costa Rican Politician May Have Received Donations from Suspicious Sources

Otto Guevara claims he is not involved in anything illegal After the enforcement agency actions aimed at a company related to Absolute Poker, Innovative Data Solutions from Costa Rica, a political party Partido Movimento Libertario saw its offices also raided this week. It is believed that the leader of the PML, Otto Guevara, who was a candidate for the pre...

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Antonius Earns Nice Pay for Single Night

Finnish pro takes $700 000 off one opponent How much can you earn in one night? According to Finnish poker pro, Patrik Antonius, the sum can be substantial. Namely, for the period of one night, the man managed to boost his bankroll by $900 000, playing against French-based Rui Cao and Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen in the high stakes games on Full Tilt Poker....

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Update: New Wave for Online Poker Legalization in California

Correa adds impetus to his proposal This week's news from the Golden State report that Senator Lou Correa, who drafted California bill SB40, has amended the proposal to urgency status, so the state can 'act quickly to secure potential online poker revenues before the opportunity is lost'. This status change implies that the bill will remain active and...

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ARJEL Approves Pokerstars Home Games

System analysis completed Reports arrived this week from the French online gambling market, that PokerStars received approval from the French regulatory body ARJEL to operate its "Home Games" feature on Pokerstars.fr domain. The only condition posed is that participants are registered and approved by the operator. With PokerStars Home Games, players can c...

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PPA Stays Without Top Poker Pros

What drove Lederer and Ferguson to leave the group? In this week's announcement, the Poker Players Alliance reported the departure of two poker pro board members, Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson, whose names have been mentioned in reports on Full Tilt Poker, one of three online poker giants affected by the Black Friday. According to PPA spokesman Rich M...

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Controversial Player Gets Admitted to WPT

Tekintamgac disqualified from PPT, but allowed at WPT? A lot of stir has been caused by a German player Ali Tekintamgac's presence at the WPT Championship at Bellagio, mostly due to his previous disqualification from the Partouche Poker Tour (PPT) Main Event under cheating accusations from tour organizers. According to the accusations, he used media perso...

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U.S. Land Poker Room Going Online?

California's Commerce Casino shows great interest in online possibilities? It was reported this week that California's land Commerce Casino has serious online plans. Namely, the company has already started exploring the possibilities through alliances with Indian tribal gambling entities in online poker legalization drives, but it also started building a base...

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Mercier Takes EPT Champion of Champions

Prestigious title and Euro 50 000 for the reputable pro Outplaying some 50 rivals in the field saw young poker pro Jason Mercier climb the winner's throne and claim the Euro 50 000 main prize in the European Poker Tour Champion of Champions event this week. In the heads-up, Mercier faced PCA champion Galen Hall, whose runner-up position brought him Euro 2...

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EPT Grand Final Goes to Freitez

Extraordinary style brings Venezuelan a hefty prize The European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final was held at the Casino Gran in Madrid this week, and it saw a Venezuelan poker pro, Ivan Freitez taking home the major prize of Euro 1 500 000 as well as the grand title. The "unorthodox, but effective high-stakes poker" presented at the final table culminated in...

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Novelties for 2011 WSOP Tour

Success guaranteed, claim directors It was announced this week that World Series of Poker (WSOP) is getting new additions which will make WSOP 2011 bigger and better. One of the innovations is the video coverage of all 58 gold bracelet events, which will presented with a wide overshot angle of the table and its players and a flop camera for visual sightl...

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U.S. Poker Pros' Contracts With Cereus Network Terminated

Absolute Poker and UBPoker no longer represented by major players The situation at the Cereus Network which suffered a big impact by Black Friday actions seems to be going only downhill. This time, the company announced the termination of sponsorship arrangements with eleven top international players. This happened due to the legal developments in the Sta...

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WSOP Europe Has A New Outing

France to host the major event Announcing a new venue, the World Series of Poker Europe organizers reported that it will this year move from London to France, where it will be hosted at Casino Barrière de Cannes. In addition, it was specified in the statement that the fifth WSOP Europe will be held for two weeks from October 7, 2011 and that it will invo...

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Absolute Poker/UB Scandal Gets A Book

Significant sales predicted With all the fuss about the Cereus Network in light of the Black Friday, many lay-offs, and financial difficulties, there's now a reminder of the famous cheating scandal that involved its members, Absolute Poker and UltimateBet - a book to be authored by Haley Hintze, a well-known journalist who has spent quite some time investig...

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US Online Gambling Law Harshly Addressed by Wynn

The UIGEA is "mysterious and unfathomable," claims founder of Wynn Resorts Despite the fact that Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts, had to distance himself from a lucrative partnership with top online poker provider PokerStars in the wake of Black Friday, he also decided to give a piece of his mind about the UIGEA, describing it as a federal law that di...

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Are Full Tilt Customers to Get Paid Next Week?

Details still being worked out Based on the deal closed with the US Department of Justice about temporary unfreezing of the site in order to payout players' money, Full Tilt Poker is expected to start the process soon… or as soon as they manage to organize it. In terms of the players' remaining account balances, they were so far advised that the DoJ agr...

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