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WSOP Africa Goes to Rahme

The $158,595 main prize stays in Africa After a fierce battle between 218 entrants into the $3,300 buy-in World Series of Poker Africa main event, it was a local player, Joe-Boy Rahme, who beat the likes of Mark Vos, Scotty Nguyen and Warren Zackey, last year's champ, to the main prize of $158,595. A Johannesburg-based pro, Rahme had to defeat some formidab...

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Update: FTP Acquisition Moving Well, Claims GBT Lawyer

The Matt Glantz blog may have rattled some cages After a blog by poker pro Matt Glantz received quite some attention from the wider public, Groupe Bernard Tapie lawyer Behnam Dayanim strongly denied the speculation that the acquisition of FTP by GBT is unlikely, claiming that the FTP deal is still alive and well and progressing. He also said that that progr...

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New Applicant for Nevada Online Poker License

NetEffect Networks decides to join the line The latest addition to the Nevada online poker licenses applications is the one by a Las Vegas-based software developer, NetEffect Networks, which decided to apply for a Nevada online poker Class 2 license. With the company, the total number of applicants for licences of various descriptions and classes is 19, and...

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Update: Pokerstars Goes Live with Zoom Poker

Fast-paced poker variant goes live on test client A similar format to Full Tilt's Rush Poker, PokerStars proprietary fast-action online poker variant, Zoom Poker, has been launched on PokerStars test client for a limited time. So far, the reactions to the product have been positive, and it has been specified that the major difference between Zoom Poker and...

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Selbst Wins La Poker Classic

Duhamel gets the runner-up prize This weekend saw the end of the LA Poker Classic, in which Vanessa Selbst triumphed against a host of 97 formidable players. The final table contained a number of big names, including the 2011 WSOP champ Jonathan Duhamel, Josh Brikis, Stephen Chidwick, Faraz Jaka, Yuri Siniak, Matt Stout, McLean Karr and Jonathan Poche. I...

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EPT Copenhagen Finishes

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Californian Online Poker Bill Encouragement

The Wright bill got a co-author and a support when influential state senator Steinberg signed it up Californian influential state Senate Leader, Darrell Steinberg, gave his support to SB1483 introduced by Senator Roderick Wright in his latest attempt to get intrastate online poker approved. The Wright bill, which is one of two competing internet poker legaliz...

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The Importance Of Being Sponsored Pro Poker Player

Better connectivity enabled by high-technology strengthens the interaction with players Brian Balsbaugh in his blog this week gave some insight into the benefits of having top poker names fronting for your brand and ROI of high profile front men. He suggests that the poker business is to a great extent dependent on a constant flow of new depositing players,...

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Pokerstars Launching Zoom Poker

New enjoyment for the old FTP Rush Poker fans Pokerstars is about to launch its much anticipated Zoom Poker, reportedly a proprietary take on the extremely popular Rush Poker once offered by Full Tilt Poker before its Black Friday end. According to various sources from Pokerstars it was confirmed that Zoom is on the launchpad and will provide fast-action o...

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Update: Everleaf Finally Offers Explanation

Apologies for lack of communication After the lack of direct explanation and much speculation about the reasons why Everleaf Gaming (Everleaf Poker Network) decided to abandon the US market, the company has finally issued an official statement regarding the matter. And despite the reassuring statements by Everleaf skin Luvin Poker, it has been confired that...

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FTP Debacle Addressed by Matt Glantz

Top player not optimistic on the Tapie deal In his new blog dedicated to the events at Full Tilt Poker, the respected pro player Matt Glantz apparently had a number of talks with industry connoisseurs and parties involved in the issue. What he found out from his anonymous sources involves a lot of info, but also fears that the Groupe Bernard Tapie deal may fal...

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Fund Raising Activities of WPT

A lot of big names take part in the initiative A novelty at Bwin.party digital's World Poker Tour subsidiary involves the initiation of a charity initiative whose goal is to raise funds for good causes in the world by in-spanning A-list celebrities and top poker professionals in a series of high profile sponsored events. The initial donation made by the compan...

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Iowa Poker Legalization - One more Obstacle Removed

Danielson's bill approved by the key Senate committee The key Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday voted 11-4 in favour of Iowa state Sen. Jeff Danielson's proposal to legalize intrastate online poker. This means that the online poker issue will remain on the legislative agenda with all necessary criteria met. The support from other Senators was c...

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PKR Launches Italian Site

3D poker room for Italian players A new site has hit the Italian market - that by the famous 3D online poker site PKR which now offers its services to the Italian punters, under the governing by the AAMS regulatory authority. The dedicated Italian site comes as a product of hard work at PKR's London base, it has been specified by the company spokesperson,...

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Mississippi Considers Legalization of Online Gambling?

Another US state to look into regulating the pastime Although it is often considered quite conservative, the US state of Mississippi surprised many when it hit the headlines with the news that a bill to legalize internet poker has been introduced in it. The House Bill 1373 is authored by Representative Bobby Moak and titled the Mississippi Lawful Internet G...

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A Real Online Poker Treat by PokerStars

Pokerstars' sixth Sunday Million has a $6 million guaranteed prize pool On March 11, online poker giant PokerStars will celebrate the sixth b-day of its Pokerstars Sunday Millions online poker tournaments, on which occasion it will put up a $6 million guaranteed prize pool. The winner will take home a massive prize of at least a million dollars, whereas the...

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Comments on Online Poker by MGM Chief

Online gambling might be approved by US Congress this year, claims the executive According to MGM Resorts chief executive Jim Murren, online poker legalization may be close at hand, and it appears that the group is well-positioned to benefit from the legalization and ready to offer legal Internet poker in the United States this year. Namely, MGM and Boyd Ga...

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Major Upgrade Of Cake Poker Software

Speed, stability, navigation, and graphics significantly improved. Cake Poker network has launched a significant upgrade to its 2.0 poker client. The improvements have been made in speed, stability, navigation and graphics. It resulted in faster load times on launching the client and opening new tables; multi-tabling up to 12 tables is also faster, as well...

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Server Crash Could Cost PokerStars a Lot of Money

Server malfunctioned while over 70 000 players were on-site According to the latest reports from online poker giant PokerStars, the company saw its servers crash on Feb. 21, while some 70 000 players were active on the site - many of which will need to be compensated. It has been specified that the company's new iPad service also suffered the blow. Many p...

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