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PokerStars Moves Dutch Players to Its .eu Domain?

Jurisdictional move but with same benefits New player reports arrived regarding online poker giant PokerStars this week, informing the public that the company has moved its Dutch players over to their dot.EU domain. The PokerStars' Malta-licensed .EU site is said to be able to provide better tax conditions for players who play on sites licensed in EU member...

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Update: Movie about Online Poker Good to Go

The movie to be filmed in Puerto Rico The shooting of a film dedicated to online poker and dubbed Runner, Runner is ready for shooting in Puerto Rico, where the crew, director and cast will start filming towards the end of June. Taking part in the cast is Justin Timberlake who plays a young college student who loses his tuition fees playing online poker and...

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First WSOP Event Goes to California Blackjack Dealer

$500 buy-in Casino Empoyees competition won by Chiab Saechao This week saw the end of the first of the 2012 World Series of Poker events, at which the honors, the winners' bracelets and the main prize went to California blackjack dealer Chiab Saechao. Saechao bested the field of 732 hopefuls who entered the $500 buy-in Casino Employees event and beat them t...

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Update: Online Poker Legalization Divides Californians

Different opinions shown in new poll A new survey commissioned by the LA Times newspaper and USC Dornsife College and conducted jointly by polling companies Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint, showed some interesting positions regarding the state of California residents' opinions about the introduction of online poker in the state. What the pol...

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Boylepoker Launches WSOP Fantasy League Facebook App

Timely release of a new player favorite This week, an announcement came from Boylepoker that it has launched its World Series of Poker (WSOP) Fantasy League Facebook App. Playing in the app, players can choose five out of the 180 competing poker pros in the 2012 WSOP tournament, and the winner of the fantasy league will stand a chance at winning some good p...

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PokerStars Introduces New Update

Game preference search and selection to be facilitated A new table groupings lobby feature, recently launched on PokerStars' .com website has now been re-worked and extended to the company's Estonian and free-play websites on a trial basis, it was announced this week. The new lobby feature will see lobby lists reduced and enable players to join games by gro...

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Update: 888 Decides to Foot the Bill for Spanish Retrograde Taxation

A total of Euro 8.7 million to be paid by the group Another company to comply with the latest Spanish taxation demand and pay the required back-taxes is 888 Holdings, which on the path accompanies other major companies such as Bwin. Party, Sportingbet and Betfair. The company issued a stock exchange statement on May 28, revealing that it has completed a sel...

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Rakeback Available at Merge Gaming Network Once Again

Skins get permission to offer rakeback from June 1. The latest reports from Merge Gaming poker network brought news that the network is to allow its skins to offer rakeback to new players again effective June 1. It has been stated in the media that: "The announcement comes almost one year to the day [since] the top U.S. facing poker network halted rakeback...

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2012 WSOP Begins

43rd World Series of Poker kicks off with Casino Employees event On May 27, the 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off with the start of the Casino Employees event. It all began with the Tournament Director Jack Effel and veteran poker dealer Richard Turnbull giving the traditional 'shuffle up and deal' call which saw the $500 buy-in event launched and a fie...

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Pokerstars' Uruguay Tourney Goes to Brazilian Pro

Marcelo Ramos Da Fonseca takes home the main prize It was a good weekend for a Brazilian pro Marcelo Ramos Da Fonseca, who took down PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Punta del Este, beating the other hopefuls and claiming the prize of $144,240. The final table at the event comprised his fellow Brazilian and chip leader at the time Francisco Baruffi...

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Zoom Poker Now Features Higher Stakes

PLO players now have access to higher stakes The Zoom Poker craze increases in popularity and brings an increase in profits and attention to PokerStars and the company has chosen to strike while the iron is hot by adding to the range of games available and raising stakes on PLO to $1/$2. All the Zoom PLO tables allow for a max of 6 and do not provide antes...

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German Player, Marvin Rettenmaier Takes Largest Win Yet

German poker player, Marvin Rettenmaier has had a successful 2012 at the tables. This week we saw him move on from his April $156,186 first placing in the EPT Grand Final in Monaco to a $1.2 million triumph in the $25,000 main event of the World Poker Tour World Championship. Rettenmaier maintained the chip lead during this eight hour tense final table against...

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Marchese Snags High Roller WIn

$1.3 million is the largest payout for Tom Marchese New Jersey poker pro, Tom Marchese is undoubtedly the 'kingofcards' as his nickname suggests. This weekend brought him to the final table in the 2012 WPT $100,000 buy-in High Roller competition which led to a $1.3 million win, the largest payout for Marchese. The massive win pushes Marchese's career earnin...

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PokerStars' Position on Spanish Taxation

Pokerstars engaged Spanish punters and this week there are a number of published accounts regarding the discussion that took place in Barcelona over a two day period. The first round of Spanish licenses are set to be issued in over the next week and the position of PokerStars has drawn attention. Government taxation will boost the cost of playing online pok...

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PokerStars a Great Place to Work

Isle of Man-based online poker operator named in UK's Best Workplaces Survey PokerStars has been named in the UK's Best Workplaces by The Great Place to Work Institute, which is among the most well-known consultancies specializing in workplace assessment and enhancement. Each year the Institute conducts surveys and performs a cultural audit of around 5,500...

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PokerStars Launches New Campaign

"Pray for a delay" campaign focuses on UK railway users PokerStars focuses on consumers with an outdoor advertising campaign to promote the launch of a new mobile app. During the four week marketing campaign, they plan to focus on the 5.3 million railway passengers on the UK's Southern Railway network. With a "Pray for a Delay" strapline, the ad is designed...

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ANOTHER BLUNDERING BELLAGIO BANDIT

Echoes of the motor cycle raider eighteen months ago as almost comical duo try to snatch casino chips It's certainly no surprise that the World Poker Tour Championship attracts the attention of poker lovers and gamblers all over the world but it also attracts the likes of thieves. According to a Las Vegas police report, there was an attempt to steal poker chip...

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PKR Launches Facebook Friendly App

New app allows players to choose a fantasy poker team Just in time for next week's World Series of Poker, 3D online poker operator, PKR has gone live with a brand new Facebook-friendly app that allows players to choose a fantasy poker team with their friends in a social networking environment. With a virtual $100 million budget, players can create a league...

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Online Poker Operators to Pay Back Taxes in Spain

Spain prepares to gain control of the gambling industry ahead of schedule and in doing so, online poker sites have been dealt a bad hand. The Spanish authorities are now penalizing them further if they seek industry licenses because they will be required to pay taxes back from their active operations in Spain. There wasn't a legal requirement at the time so this...

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Everleaf Poker Payment Issues Continue

Following the issues with Purple Lounge and Media Corp, players are experiencing slow payouts with LGA licensed Everleaf Gaming. Everleaf took the plunge and risked operating in the US market and it has been months since receiving a cease and desist warning from Homeland Security. The warning was followed up with an enforcement raid on the Causash processor wh...

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