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Sigurd Eskeland Wins WSOP Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Sigurd Eskeland has just won WSOP Event# 48: $2,500 Mixed Event, after defeating a field of 453 players over three days to pick up a first career WSOP bracelet, as well as $260,497 in prize money.  The former school teacher from Oslo, Norway has been playing poker... 

PokerStars Welcomes David Williams As Sponsored Pro
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

After parting company with Bodog in May, poker pro David Williams has now landed a sponsorship deal with the world largest online poker site, PokerStars. David Williams was originally the longest-lasting and most recognizable sponsored player at Bodog, but whereas... 

Californian Online Poker Setback After Bill Withdrawn
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Californian online poker suffered a setback on Tuesday after interest groups succeeded in persuading Roderick Wright to withdraw his bill which would have paved the way for legalized online poker in the state. In the past, the drive to open the Californian market... 

Bizarre Mix-Up At WSOP 2010 After Player Loses Chips To Phantom Player
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

This year’s World Series Of Poker has not been without its dramas, with various incidences occurring throughout the tournament, ranging from one player being disqualified after trying to palm off another’s chips during Event 4, to a host of male pros... 

Poker Veteran Chris Bell Wins WSOP Event #46: $5,000 PLO Eight or Better
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Poker veteran Chris Bell has won WSOP Event #46: $5,000 PLO Eight or Better, after defeating a field of 284 players over three days to pick up his first career WSOP bracelet, as well as the $327,040 first place prize. Chris Bell has been cashing in at poker tournaments... 

Online Poker Cheats Able To See Your Cards Using Netbot Attacker
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

South Korean newspaper ‘Joongang’ has reported that a gang of 33 computer hackers managed to successfully cheat online poker players out of $45,265 over a 6 month period, before finally being caught recently. The Korean gang leader, known only as 30-year-old... 

WSOP Event #45, $1,500 NL Won By Jesse Rockowitz
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, June 28th, 2010

Jesse Rockowitz has won WSOP Event #45: $1,500 NL, after defeating a field of 3,097 players over three days to pick up his first career WSOP bracelet, as well as a massive $721,373 in prize monies. From 2006 up until now, the Californian resident has been cashing... 

Microgaming Honoured As Gaming Industry’s ‘Casino Supplier of the Year’
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, June 28th, 2010

The EGR Awards is an annual event which takes place in order to honour the innovations and achievements of the very best companies in the online gaming industry. At this year’s 6th annual EGR Awards ceremony, a new category of awards was introduced to recognise... 

All Bets Are Now Off Between Bwin And PartyGaming
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, June 28th, 2010

Late last year, the news that Bwin And PartyGaming were about to merge created a buzz of excitement in the industry as investors and customers alike awaited the creation of an internet gaming colossus, which would have been worth over $4 billion. Back in April... 

Argentinian Footballer Juan Verón Becomes Ambassador For PokerStars
Written by A. Mitchell | Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Argentinian football star Juan Sebastián Verón is all set to join Team PokerStars Sportstars and help promote the game in the growing Latin American poker market. The 35 year-old Argentinian national team player and captain of reigning South American champions...