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Massive $8.4 Million Jackpot Hit At Twin Pine Casino
Written by kaus | Friday, December 31st, 2010

A retired firefighter from San Leandro has been celebrating his incredible good fortune after hitting the $8,430,301 progressive jackpot at a Californian casino this week. Dale Valentine, 61, together with his wife own a holiday home in Lake County and would often... 

UB.com Rebranded As Hellmuth And Duke Depart
Written by kaus | Friday, December 31st, 2010

Online poker room UB.com will have a whole different feel come the new year, after top pros Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth announced they would no longer be a part of the site in 2011. With the departure of Hellmuth, 46, And Duke, 45, comes the end of an era as the... 

Women’s Poker Legend Annie Duke To Marry Actor Joe Reitman
Written by kaus | Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Women’s poker legend Annie Duke has just announced her engagement to long time boyfriend Joe Reitman via Twitter on Christmas Day. Joe Reitman is involved in the film industry, and is also a talented poker player. The couple first met in 2005 after Reitman,... 

Isildur1 Turns $10k Into $300k At PokerStars
Written by kaus | Thursday, December 30th, 2010

As you would expect from the mystery Swede, Isildur1 has had a quite a roller-coaster of a ride since joining PokerStars at the beginning of December. According to ‘pokertableratings,’ Isildur1 started out well and was even up around $324k during his... 

Grudge Match On As Isildur1 Battles Tony G In SuperStar Showdown
Written by kaus | Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Having joined PokerStars in December, a series of  heads-up cash game matches have been organised for any poker pros willing to take on lsildur1 over 2,500 hands of NL or PLO at stakes no lower than $50/$100. The first challenger who lined up to take on the mystery... 

Poker Superstar Profile: Kathy Liebert
Written by kaus | Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

A quick glance at the ‘Women’s All Time Money List’ will confirm than Kathy Liebert is still way ahead of the competition and on $5,722,371 in live tournament winnings remains around $1.5 million ahead of second place Annie Duke. The WSOP bracelet... 

Chinese Charity Organisation In Illegal Gambling Investigation
Written by kaus | Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Following an ongoing investigation by the FBI and IRS, at least twelve bank accounts have been frozen with alleged illegal gambling links to the nonprofit organisation, the ‘Overseas Chinese Association Center.’ Originally the organisation was granted... 

Poker Legend Allen ‘Clever Piggy’ Cunningham: The Greatest Player You’ve Never Heard Of
Written by kaus | Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Take a quick glance at poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ and you will see that Allen Cunningham is currently in 9th place with $10,945,147 in live tournament earnings. The highly respected 33 year-old has been cashing in at tournaments since 1996,... 

PokerStars SportsStar Fatima Moreira’s Blossoming Poker Career
Written by kaus | Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

After retiring from her prospective sport, glamorous Dutch hockey player, Fatima Moreira de Melo, joined Team PokerStars SportsStars in September 2009. Throughout her hockey career, the thirty-two year old’s list of accolades include winning the Women’s... 

Greece Hoping For $1.3 Billion Online Gambling Bonanza Following 2011 Legalisation
Written by kaus | Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Greece’s economy suffered a huge shock early on in 2010 after years of unrestrained spending and lending, as well as a lack of financial reforms saw the country’s national debt rocket to €300 billion ($413.6 billion). However, impressive reforms implemented...