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Idaho Pensioners Raided In Police Poker Sting
Written by B. Solomon | Sunday, February 28th, 2010

A group of Idaho pensioners received a shock this month after having their friendly poker game of five years raided and shut down by police officers. Despite their advanced years, the 20 or so retirees would meet up at the Twin Falls Senior Center every Friday... 

PartyPoker Signs Italian Football Star Francesco Totti
Written by M. Rhodes | Saturday, February 27th, 2010

PartyPoker has just enhanced its presence in the Italian online poker market after signing AS Roma captain and national football legend Francesco Totti to represent the poker site. The Italian World Cup-winning footballer started playing for Roma’s senior... 

Poker Book Review: Kill Phil
Written by M. Rhodes | Saturday, February 27th, 2010

‘Kill Phil’ by Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson does pretty much what it says on the book’s subtitle, and provides inexperienced players with a ‘Fast Track to Success in No-Limit Hold’em Poker Events’. As 1994 World Series of Poker... 

Chris Moore Wins LA Poker Classic Heads-Up Championship 2010
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, February 26th, 2010

After being beaten by Vivek Rajkumar at last year’s LA Poker Classic Heads-Up Championship final, Chris Moore got his revenge on his opponent by defeating him in a repeat encounter at this year’s final. Last year, the inaugural LA Poker Classic Heads-Up... 

Bwin’s Poker Revenue Soars 26.1% to €118.8 million in 2009
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 26th, 2010

Austrian online betting company Bwin has released its latest financial results, which show a 12.9% increase in its Q4 gross gaming revenue to €132.9 million, and an overall increase of 6.1% in its year-on-year gross gaming revenue to €432.7 in 2009. The company... 

NBA champion Tony Parker Signs with Poker Site BetClic
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, February 26th, 2010

NBA champion Tony Parker has signed a three-year deal to represent French poker site BetClic and will now join a sports line-up which includes Marcel Desailly, Stefan Effenberg and Kiko Narvaez. William Anthony “Tony” Parker is a French national basketball... 

New Proposed Bill Could See Online Gambling Legalized In The US
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Lawmakers in the States proposed a new piece of legislation Tuesday which could see Internet gambling being regulated and operators charged a 2% licensing fee on all monthly deposits. The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010, or S3018 as it is... 

UK Player Wins $142,000 On PokerStars Sunday Warm-up Tournament
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Alan Lake, of Thorney Leys, Witney said he was considering early retirement after taking down the ‘PokerStars $750,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-up’ and earning himself a cool $142,000 (£91,680) in the process. The 53 year-old engineer and father-of-one... 

PokerStars NAPT Venetian Main Event 2010 Won By Tom Marchese
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Tom “Kingsofcards” Marchese has won the PokerStars NAPT Venetian Main Event after beating a field of 872 players to take the title and claim the $827,648 first place prize. Marchese’s victory at the $5,000 buy-in event provided the 22 year old... 

Six Consecutive Sit’n’Go Wins Earns Poker Player $110,000 Jackpot
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

A regular at Paddy Power Poker has just scooped the biggest jackpot prize ever won at the site after coming first in six consecutive six-man $50 + $9 sit ‘n’ go tournaments. The Fort Knox Sit’n'Go Jackpot, as it is called, guarantees a minimum pay-out...