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Maryland-FTP Settlement Close at Hand?

More flexibility makes the settlement more plausible A new development has been noted in the case of Full Tilt Poker and the state of Maryland, which forms a part of a larger, recently unsealed action, United States of America v. Funds Contained in Four Accounts (Oldford Group et al, by the Maryland authorities), as this week emerged details of communications...

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Update: Blanca Games Urged to Pay Players, Claims Kahnawake

Licensing jurisdiction adds pressure This week a new update arrived about the case of the Kahnwake Gaming Commission and its licensee Blanca Games in which the Canadian province got involved in dealing with the post-Black Friday effects in the company that owns the Cereus poker network, Absolute Poker and UBPoker. This time, the company was prompted by the jur...

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EPT San Remo Goes to Pateychuk

A hefty prize for young Russian pro The competition at the latest Pokerstars Europeam Poker Tour leg in San Remo has been absolutely formidable, with a star-studded field of 837 entrants who fought for the lion's share of the hefty EUR800,000 main prize. But the one to take it was a young Russian pro, 22-year-old Andrey Pateychuk who outplayed a number of m...

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Fast Tournaments Now Available at Americas Cardroom

More flexibility and more prizes come with new tourneys The increasingly popular (again) online poker operator, Americas Cardroom, which recently acquired another famous poker operator, Doyles Room, this week announced the launch of two time-based and hand-based tournaments. Such tournament types will provide players with additional thrill, tight personal s...

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Software Provider Acquired by Fertitta Interactive

Cyberarts goes into hands of US land gambling group This week a report arrived that a veteran online poker and social bingo software provider, California-based Cyberarts has been acquired by another gambling veteran, a division of a US land gambling group that is responsible for the development of Station and Gold Nugget casinos, Fertitta Interactive. The d...

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US Congress Subcommittee Releases List of Witnesses for Online Poker Hearing

"Is there a safe bet?" hearing takes place on Oct. 25 This week the US Congress Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing titled "Is there a Safe Bet" which deals with the question of internet gaming. On that occasion, the subcommittee released a witness list for the hearing, which includes: Parry Aftab, Board of Advisors Chairm...

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Cereus Player Issues Addressed by Kahnawake Gaming Commission

A "financially beneficial solution" to be achieved, claims the KGC's dispute management In light of the problems players experienced at Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet after the Black Friday actions, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission's dispute management this week issued a statement, informing players that it is working to achieve a "financially beneficial solut...

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Update: New Info Arrives from Former FTP Employee

Sad developments in FTP case New info regarding the current situation at Full Tilt Poker arrived this week when a former staff member revealed many details about a number of issues within the company. Asked what it was like before the crisis, the man said: "Working conditions when I began were fantastic. 2nd to none. Full lunch service for .10c. Sweet and c...

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FTP's Irish Staff Dismissed

The list of casualties grows bigger… An announcement came this week that Pocket Kings, a subsidiary of beleaguered Full Tilt Poker, has started a redundancy program through which 180 Dublin-based employees are to be laid off. Reportedly, the move is necessary due to Pocket King's restructuring process, thanks to the vast losses in the US and European mark...

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Update: Nevada Learns from the Case of FTP

Nevada Gaming Control Board releases its proposal As a result of the Nevada state Legislature's tasking, which followed the positive vote on legalization of online poker in the state - conditional on federal approval first - the the Nevada Gaming Control Board this week released its draft for Minimum Internal Control Standards for Interactive Gaming. It...

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Americas Cardroom Notes Big Bad Beat Jackpot Win

$129,229.51 goes to player with losing quad queens Sometimes losing can be so sweet. Don't think so? Then ask an Americas Cardroom player 'thebigtiger' who became rich after taking the bad beat on his losing quad queens. How? He hot the Bad Beat Jackpot not long after it had passed the $431,000 mark. Along with the bad beat, 'thebigtiger' took home a hefty...

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Update: FTP Still in Trouble

New class action associated with the beleaguered company New litigations associated with beleaguered Full Tilt Poker have been announced this week. Namely, FTP's legal rep in New York and Philadelphia is facing a class action that involves some 200 000 FTP players, and FTP itself is about to receive another blow from two previous litigants, Lary Kennedy and Gr...

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WSOP Europe Main Event Goes to American Pro

Fox takes down the main prize This has been a great week, and indeed an even greater year for US poker pro Elio Fox, who first took down the Bellagio VII tournament for $669,692 in July, and then won the World Series of Poker Europe main event, which brought him EUR1.4 million and took his career earnings to almost $3 million. In the main event, he defeated...

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Online Gaming Hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives

Announcement arrives from PPA It has been announced by the Poker Players' Alliance (PPA) this week that a hearing on online gaming will be held by the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee for Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on October 25, 2011. The aim of the hearing is to gather more information on the regulation of the pastime, by hearing variou...

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Update: AGCC Sheds Light on Erroneous Statement in Tribunal's Findings

But claims it is not significant for the FTP case The Full Tilt Poker issue has been addressed once again on Oct. 20, when the Alderney Gaming Control Commission issued the following, rather intriguing, statement: "AGCC wishes to correct and clarify an erroneous statement contained in the Commission tribunal's published determination notice of the hearing i...

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Caesars Cup Sees American Victory

US team led by Hellmuth takes the glory This year's Caesars Cup in which two 5-player teams from Europe and America competed saw the US team, led by Phil Hellmuth, take down the event and pay back to Europeans for their last year's victory. This time, the Euro team was captained by Bertrand Grospellier, who selected the high quality team that comprised Tony...

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PokerStars Introduces Time Tourneys

New poker initiative at the major poker site Players at online poker giant PokerStars will from now on be able to benefit from the site's new initiative Time Tourneys, which provide time-stretched players with alternative options and is accessible through the TOURNEY tab in PokerStars' lobby. The Time Tourneys will run for a predetermined amount of time -...

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15 Minutes Delay of WSOP Main Event Final Table Broadcast

ESPN reveals some plans about coverage In regard to the coverage of the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event final table, which is to be held on Nov. 6 in the Rio, Las Vegas, a famous broadcaster ESPN shared some of its plans about the broadcast. Apparently, the coverage will go 'virtually live' (with a 15-minute delay) on ESPN2, from 15h30 ET u...

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More US Action for Bwin.party

Joint CEO Jim Ryan in the round of US investors Joint executive of bwin.party digital entertainment, Jim Ryan, is currently doing the rounds of investors in the United States, spending three out of the last five weeks in the country with his team, presenting the strengths of his company, which owns both PartyPoker and the World Poker Tour, to potential and hig...

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Update: Big Poker Tourney Organized by Americas Cardroom

New Doyle's owner confident about tourney's success An announcement came this week from the new owner of the online poker venue Doyles Room, Americas Cardroom, that it is organizing its first major tournament, Americas Cardroom Online Super Series (ACROSS),. The tournament will be held in November for six days, during which it will feature 19 Hold'em and Om...

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