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Poker Pros Take a Beating at Full Tilt's Highstakes Tables

Well-known professional poker players were seen playing Full Tilt Poker's virtual nosebleed tables. Tom 'durrrr' Dwan, Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom and Gus 'The Great Dane' Hansen suffered the biggest losses with reports of hundreds of thousands of dollars taken by less popular but equally talented poker players. Hansen suffered the greatest loss at $534,618 in 2...

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Dusk Til Dawn Poker Implements Rules to Improve Recreational Poker

Rob Yong, owner of the UK land and online poker operator Dusk Til Dawn, recently posted a blog discussing improvements to the recreational poker environment and he is taking action in his own arena. Yong released Online Club Cash Games where the tables allow DTD club members only and are protected by new rules designed to improve the recreational playing exper...

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Focus on Recreational Poker Says Rob Yong

Rob Yong, owner of land and online poker room Dusk Til Dawn, discussed the slowing of the poker craze in hid blog this week and expressed his thoughts on how the industry should take this time to focus on steady growth. 'The poker world needs online poker to make an extra effort to encourage new people to try this amazing game you can play at any age and [th...

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888 Plans to Move into Three More States

888 chief executive Brian Mattingley revealed the company's intentions to enter the California, New York and Florida online gambling markets after upcoming launches in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. The delays in nailing down online gambling legislation in the US delayed Mattingley's plans. 888's online poker partnership with Caesars Interactive is set to be...

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Blair Hinkle Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

Poker pro Blair Hinkle, 27, has every reason to celebrating after taking the number one spot in the $10 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open resulting in a $1,745,245 win on Wednesday. The live poker tourney is deemed the richest in Florida with a $5,300 buy-in and a prize pool of $11,920,000 that took nearly a week before it was won by Hinkle....

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Silverman Wins WPT Alpha8 Tournament

Poker pro Steven Silverman pocketed another win of $891,660 during the inaugural $100,000 buy-in World Poker Tour Alpha8 tournament. The win comes just three months after he won the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Finale for a €775,400 payday. With such a high buy-in, there were only 18 players that registered for the Alpha8 event and Daniel Alaei, D...

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Party Poker Software Still in Beta Testing Phase

Party Poker is still in the beta testing phase of its new poker software and though private, information managed to get out over the weekend. Experts reviewing the information say that the new software may not be as big a deal as anticipated. This version seems to focus heavily on the social gaming aspect using mission and achievement levels and appealing to...

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Ultimate Poker Problems

The new software introduced at Ultimate Poker last Saturday hasn't come without a whole host of problems from software crashes to issues with payouts. A numbers of players say they've reported the issues and were told that the information was passed on to management with no resolution or further contact. One player said, "The software still crashes WAY too...

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888Poker to Eliminate No Limit Cash Games

888Poker plans to eliminate heads up cash games from its online poker client in an attempt to build a recreational playing field in the interest of fairness to players. 'In keeping with our strategy to make our poker room competitive and fun, the decision has been made to remove the heads up cash games,' a spokesman said. There was no exact date as to w...

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Approaching 10 Seasons of EPT Success

PokerStars has been responsible for almost half a billion Euros in payouts over the course of nine years and this week they took a look back. On the ebb of its tenth season, EPT president Edgar Stuchly thought back to when the Tour got its start back in 2004. It all started with a 229-player event in Casino de Barcelona which paid €80,000 to one Swedish play...

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JC Tran Joins 888poker

888poker.com has welcomed poker professional, JC Tran, to Team 888poker. Vietnam born JC Tran lives in Sacramento, CA and has won over 8 million in cashes throughout his career. Tran will join a team comprised of Jay Farber and Michiel Brummelhius at November's final table so it could be a great year for the team to acquire a championship bracelet. Tran wil...

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Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Final Starting Day Results

Day 1c was the last starting day of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event and Saturday ended with Jesse Chinni on top with 377,500 chips. Ben Berg completed the day in second place with 331,100 chips. Berg had his largest score of$14,710 back in December of last year at the 2012 Christmas Classic at the Palm Beach Kennel Club....

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UltimatePoker.com Upgrades US Facing Online Poker Software

Ultimate Poker.com released its software upgrade this week which was highly anticipated by players. It has not taken a break from improvements just because it has become the only licensed online poker operator in Nevada. Players will be prompted to download the new software version when they log in which includes: • MTT and SNG upgrades, with rebuy tourna...

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Sky Poker to Launch New Software

Sky Poker prepares to launch new software that offers a variety of features and improved performance. The new software version is in its beta testing stage on the Texas Hold'Em cash tables and will be available throughout the entire site next month bringing with it a new look, color-coded note-handling, resizable tables, improved graphics and controls, indiv...

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Illinois Court Grants PokerStars' Privacy

Poker player Kelly Sonnenburg sought to obtain confidential corporate information from the Rational Group's licensing application in New Jersey; however there was a bit of a snag in court this week when an Illinois judge granted PokerStars' request for a Protective Order Staying Discovery. Sonnenburg filed a claim against Rational Group as the parent of Pokers...

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DeepStacks and William Hill Partner

DeepStacks, L.A. international poker tour organizer, has partnered up with UK bookie William Hill plc which makes satellites available on the site from September 1st for the DeepStacks Poker Tour Veneto Carnivale Series kicking off on November 6th to 11th at the Veneto Wyndam Grand Hotel and Casino in Panama. The tournament will feature eight events with a liv...

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Red Star Poker Moves to MPN

Red Star Poker's shift to Microgaming's MPN network is definite. Affiliate marketers received notice that from August 20th the transition from Revolution Network will take place. The move to MPN will affect US as the network does not accept American players. Red Star did not provide much information regarding the reason for the transition but it has been pu...

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No Online Gambling Legislation in California this Year?

It's not looking good for California Senator Lou Correa's SB 678 online proposal after a tweet from Poker Players Alliance on Wednesday. The bill was presented in March and was just recently given an "urgent" status. The PPA tweet advised: "Update CA: sources confirm that amended Correa bill will not be brought up b4 end of session. Work on iPoker to contin...

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Swedish Poker Ace Takes a Beating at Full Tilt

It's being reported that Swedish online high stakes poker ace Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom suffered a major blow this weekend while playing and losing $273,000 in a matter of minutes at Full Tilt Poker. Blom played heads up against Alex 'IReadYrSoul' Millar on a $400/$800 NLHE table and took a beating in 40 rapid-fire hands as the $204,000 pot went to Millar. Acc...

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InsuredPlay.com to Close

InsuredPlay.com has been up and running for 16 months as an all-in poker equity insurance enterprise but it seems that it knows when to fold'em. The company will be closing but it has reassured players that any cash in their accounts is not at risk and balances will be paid along with claims that must be filed before 30th September. The InsuredPlay.com has...

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