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Thang Luu Takes Event 3 At WSOP

Thang Luu wins the biggest yet Omaha Hi Lo competition at World Series of Poker Another World Series of Poker event has been decided as a victory for Vegas professional poker player Thang Luu (34) after a 10 hour battle. Event 3, the $1 500 buy-in Omaha High-Low competition attracted a record 918 entries, and $263 135 of the prize pool is Luu's first placing...

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New Distribution Agreements In Europe For Poker Channel

Live horse-racing coverage added to television bouquet The Poker Channel, Europe's largest dedicated gambling television network, signed new distribution agreements this week in Germany, Portugal, Poland, Cyprus and Croatia, and launched its first ever live horse-racing coverage. From 1 June 2009 The Poker Channel is available on cable TV in Cyprus (Cabl...

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Online Poker Entrepreneurs Face Texas Criminal Charges

Failed gambling venture leads to criminal securities fraud charges Prejudiced investors in a Texas online poker enterprise have hit back at the entrepreneurs behind the failed venture, securing a grand jury indictment on securities fraud charges, alleging they misled the backers of their online poker business, reports the Brownsville Herald. Apparently 13...

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Further Potential For 'Stimulus Special'

Harrah's to consider more $1 000 buy-ins? The success of the $1 000 buy-in "Stimulus Special" tournament at this year's World Series of Poker may cause organisers Harrah's Entertainment to consider more such events in the future, according to a company spokesman. The inaugural event this year attracted 6 000 entries (of which 2 000 had already been elimin...

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Champions Gather At WSOP

Final ten players will soon decide champion of the champions Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the World Series of Poker, the organisers have this year included a special champion of champions event which carries more prestige than cold, hard cash (the winner's prize is a beautifully restored 1970 vintage Corvette and the new Jack Binyon trophy - we would w...

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Duel Of The Bartenders - Andrew Cohen Vs Paul Peterson

2009 WSOP's first event more about the bracelet than the money Event 1 of the 2009 World Series of Poker - the $500 buy-in Casino Employees competition - has passed into the history books with winner Andrew Cohen (39) appropriately commenting that it was more about the prestige of that WSOP bracelet than the money....although the latter was nice, too with the...

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WSOP Twittering

A new and interesting way to keep up with the poker aces With the 40th World Series of Poker just started in Las Vegas, a new service for poker fans is making an impression, using the trendy Twitter short-comment social network. Poker Road Nation.com came up with this clever and interesting application, which carries the company's branding and aggregates...

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New Harrah's Online Gambling Vision Will Be Based In Montreal

CEO's home town chosen for headquarters Harrah's Interactive Entertainment, the new division set up by the giant US gambling group to handle its future online gambling enterprises, will be headquartered outside the United States in Montreal, according to reports this week in the Montreal Gazette. The Quebec province city in Canada is the home town of Harr...

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WSOP 2009 Launched

The 40th edition of world poker's most spectacular live event is underway in Las Vegas The planet's biggest poker tournaments launched at the Rio in Las Vegas this week as Event 1 of the 40th World Series of Poker championship was given the traditional "Shuffle Up and Deal" launch by 11 times WSOP bracelet winner Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth. Event number 1...

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Brainstorming At Pkr Poker

Hi-tech studies of cerebral activity in gamblers reveal some interesting traits InfoPowa readers may recall previous reports on the activities of Foviance, a hi-tech researcher into online user-experience that has developed specialised technology to identify subconscious decisions made by gamblers. Still working with the 3D Internet poker site PKR.com, th...

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Sexy Poker

New Wii game has an adult element A new game for the Wii game-playing system will have to be handled sensitively by the company's WiiWare division but has solid adult potential. The game, developed by GameLoft is branded Sexy Poker and has been accused of using nudity as a reward. The game has already run into approval difficulties with the draconian Aust...

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Ashton Griffin Is Online Heads Up World Champ

Handsome return on the $25 000 buy-in Analogies with the fall and rise of the Phoenix are perhaps inevitable when considering Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin's huge win this week in the Full Tilt $25 000 Heads Up World Championship, playing some of the biggest names in professional poker. The young player was reported to be a million dollars in the red at t...

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A Bill To Follow With Interest

Florida legislators suggest research on the implications of Internet poker Savvy political observers in Florida last week were suggesting that the Bill to watch is HB 425, a regulatory proposal which easily passed through the legislature and contains an interesting provision that could portend future attempts to legalise internet poker in the sunshine state....

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PKR In WSOP Deal

PKR combines with Bluff Media in WSOP live broadcasting project The British online poker room PKR.com announced this week that they have agreed a blockbuster deal with poker publisher Bluff Media that will see PKR.com act as the exclusive sole live broadcaster of 24 bracelet events from this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. With ESPN no longer b...

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Harrah's Set To Go Online

New Interactive division formed, and Garber involvement confirmed The major US gambling group Harrah's Entertainment Inc set the Internet message boards alight as the week ended by announcing the establishment of a new subsidiary, Harrah's Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (HIE) to manage the global growth of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and explore a Europ...

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Antonius Still Ahead In Durrr Challenge

Dwan down another $32 706 in latest session Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan got it together for another session in the million dollar Dwan Challenge midweek, playing 700 hands to bring the total played of the 50 000 required to 14 249. It was another weak session for Dwan, who ended up another $32 706 behind his opponent, who is now $424 631 ahead, although...

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How To Win $2 Million In Two Months

New reality television show will appeal to pokerheads Online and live poker fans alike can look forward to an absorbing new poker series on US cable television come August 2009. Cable operator G4's new show "2 Months, $2 Million" is expected to debut with a new concept that follows the progress of four poker players competing to win $2 million collective...

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Vitaly Lunkin Wins Moscow Poker Event

$445 709 collected by winner Lunkin Vitaly Lunkin had to contend with a final table that included Internet and live poker aces like Alexander Kravchenko and Ivan Demidov this week as the final table of the Pokerstars Russian Poker Tour Moscow played out. In the main event, the Full Tilt pro saw them all off despite an initially shorter stack, to enter t...

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Top Online Poker Brands

Partypoker, 888 and Pokerstars get the best search engine results Interesting research by the search marketing firm Greenlight positions Partypoker, 888 and Pokerstars as the highest-ranking poker brands online, reports eGaming Review, which claims exclusive sight of the search results this week. The Greenlight study shows that the three poker and gaming...

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Swedish Court Decides For Poker Tourneys

Appeal Court rules against government gambling monopoly Radio Sweden reports that Swedish poker players are elated by a decision earlier this week by the Court of Appeal in Gothenburg that declares poker tournaments in the country generally legal. The court threw out an earlier verdict by a district court in Uddevalla that had sentenced participants of...

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