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Daniel Negreanu Victim of Operation Choke Point

No Merry Christmas or Happy New Year from Bank of America for pro poker player Daniel Negreanu as the financial institution recently closed out his account. The 41-year-old Canadian residing in Las Vegas is a high profile player who has accumulated over $32 million in winnings through the years. On December 23, Negreanu tweeted: "Apparently Bank of Americ...

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Amaya Faces $290M Judgement Against PokerStars - Update

The case involving the state versus Amaya's PokerStars just got three times worse as of Wednesday, December 23, 2015 when a Franklin Circuit Court judge awarded the state $870 million. Judge Thomas Wingate ruled that the state would receive three times the original $290 million judgement in relation to the 2010 lawsuit against Amaya Inc., in which the state cl...

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Amaya Faces $290M Judgement Against PokerStars - Update

Amaya Inc. addressed the news regarding its lawsuit involving the Commonwealth of Kentucky related to its PokerStars brand. The period in question is from 2006 to 2011, which was three years before its acquisition of the Rational Group brands. Amaya describes the action as 'frivolous and without merit'. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate recently...

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MPN Announces the Return of the Blazing Cannon

With all the holiday promotions swirling around in recent weeks, the MPN ensures that poker players are not left out as it brings back Blazing Cannon as of December 21, 2015. Blazing Cannon is a mini game for the Blaze Poker product, a fast fold poker variant. Players will be given the opportunity to win various cash prizes such as €1, €10 or €100 each...

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EPT Prague Victories

American poker pro, 31-year-old Kenny Smaron, finished first out of a field of 315 in the Euro 10,300 buy-in European Poker Tour High Roller competition in Prague collecting a share of the Euro 3,150,000 prize pool. As the winner, Smaron won a total of Euro 595,500 marking his largest live career win to date. Among those that made it the final table were Va...

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Amaya Faces $290M Judgement Against PokerStars

A 2008 case involving a county in Kentucky and its attempt to seize the international domains of online gambling companies has resurfaced as Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate awards a $290 million judgment against PokerStars and its parent group, Amaya Group Holdings. Amaya certainly intends to appeal the judgement but Judge Wingate settled the 2008...

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One Poker Room Closes But Action Continues Onscreen

Lucky Ace Poker, an 888poker network site, will close as of December 28, 2015 after having launched 7 years ago in January 2008 with a heavy focus on the German online poker market. The poker room stopped accepting new players earlier in the month and its software became available for download only for Lucky Ace's existing customer base. All Lucky Ace playe...

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EPT Prague High Roller Won by German Player, Rainer Kempe

The European Poker Tour Prague Single Day High Roller competition saw 80 players register for the Euro 25,000 buy-in over the weekend, which generated a massive prize pool and Euro 539,000 to the first place winner, Rainer Kempe of Germany. The final table included Ramin Hajiyev from Azerbaijan; Spain's Adrian Mateos; David Yan of New Zealand; Kitson Kho from...

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LCB Network Triple Threat

Latest Poker Bonuses (LPB) is part of the big picture for the LCB Network making the iGB Affiliate Awards 2016 Shortlist for 'Best Website'. Sister brands Latest Casino Bonuses (LCB) and Latest Bingo Bonuses (LBB) are also in the running. Making this shortlist is an honor itself and is considered the Holy Grail of Awards, holding the highest prestige for the...

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PokerStars Addresses Recent Boycott

Players boycotted PokerStars for three days this month as a result of recent changes to its VIP program. Communications chief Eric Hollreiser made a statement about the staged boycott along with an announcement of four new $1 million free roll tournaments coming in 2016. Hollreiser recognizes that the VIP program decision could have been communicated diffe...

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Satellites Sending Players to CAPT Seefeld in Austria

Recent Intertops and Juicy Stakes satellite winners were sent to Punta Cana for the Caribbean Poker Tour but a new crop of winners are headed to an Austrian ski resort after winning a $3,200 prize package to participate in the CAPT Seefeld Main Event in February. Daily Step 1 tournaments featuring a buy-in of $2 + $.20 begin on Wednesday and will run through D...

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PokerStars Christmas Calendar and the Gift of Danish Licensing

Both PokerStars and its players have plenty to look forward to this holiday season with the Christmas Calendar and its Danish licensing approval. This month players stand to win a total of $2 million in prizes. Open the door to new prizes daily at 00:00 ET each day from your desktop or mobile device. Win fabulous prizes and take part in popular promotions...

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Dutch PokerStars Players Not Required to Pay Taxes on Winnings

Dutch players are able to breathe a sigh of relief as the Amsterdam Court of Appeal has ruled that they are not to be taxed on winnings derived from PokerStars player Freerk Post and his legal firm Taxwise advocaten & belasting adviseurs, took the case to court claiming that since Malta is part of the European Union (EU), winning should not be...

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Yuri Martins Wins 2015 LAPT Grand Final

The 8th season of the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final, hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, saw 426 participants take part 'theNERDguy' take first place. Brazilian player Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins took on Afonso Henrique in the heads up, which led to a two-way chop. Martins eventually eliminated Henrique sending him off in second place with $138,806...

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Historic Win for Felix Stephensen in 2015 Norwegian Poker Championship

As a result of poker prohibition in Norway, national competitions have traditionally been hosted offshore but this year, as a result of relaxed regulations, the first local championship was eld in Oslo. It was announced in September that Amaya's Global Poker Tours was to run the 2015 Norwegian Championships including five events throughout the region before th...

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Phil Ivey to Appeal Edge Sorting Case Ruling

Poker pro Phil Ivey has been granted leave to appeal the British Court's decision, which denied him the GBP 7.8 million in winnings from Genting's Crockfords Casino Club. LPB'ers may recall the situation that took place in 2012. Ivey and a companion took a seat at a Punto Banco table leading to accusations that Ivey was edge sorting, a form of card counting t...

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