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Top Poker Tweets Of The Week
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, August 31st, 2012

Here are some of the top tweets posted by poker pros for the last week in August: Andrew Robl “2nd out in Macau 2mill HKD (250k usd) – goes nicely with my being 2nd out of one drop this summer! :/” Daniel Negreanu “Just watched Romney speech... 

Bwin.party Profits Rise 13% To $115 Million In H1
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 31st, 2012

Bwin.party has now released its half-year financial figures revealing a 3% increase in its revenue to €410 million compared to  €398 million in 2011, while net profit also recorded a dramatic increase of 13% to €92.3 million ($115m) from €81.9 million... 

William Hill Sponsors Scotland Football Team
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, August 31st, 2012

As well as having a thriving online business, UK bookmaker and gaming company William Hill also operates 2,364 betting shops across the UK, 300 of which are in Scotland. Now, the company has further reaffirmed its strong ties with Scotland and Scottish football... 

WPT Legends of Poker Won By Josh Hale
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Josh Hale has won the WPT Legends of Poker, after defeating a field of 622 players over five days to claim the title, and collect the $500,000 first place prize. As the $3,500 buy-in WPT event reached its final table at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, Josh Hale... 

Poker’s Elite In Macau For $250k One Day Super Turbo
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Poker’s elite stars have now made their way to the world’s biggest gambling resort in Macau, China ahead of the $250k (HKD 2 million) buy-in turbo tournament known as the “Macau High Stakes Challenge.” Held at the Starworld Casino’s Poker... 

Shock News: Jason Mercier Hits A Downswing
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The game of poker contains a great deal of variance and nowhere is this more true than in tournament poker where pros can go months without cashing, thus skewing a players perception of reality and affecting their play. However, Jason Mercier is one pro who seems... 

888 Revenue Surges 21% To $186.4m In H1 2012
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

UK online gaming business 888 Holdings’ latest financial results have broken all previous records as the company revealed a 21% upsurge in its 2012 first half revenues to $186.4 million. Furthermore, 888 Holdings recorded a pre-tax profit of $18.4 million... 

Martyn Frey Wins 2012 GUKPT Coventry
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Martyn Frey has won the GUKPT Coventry, after defeating a field of 122 players over three days to lift the trophy, and collect the £36,610 ($57,457) first place prize. As the Main Event got underway at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 122 players put up the £1,070... 

Las Vegas Code Breached With Prince Harry Photos
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The unofficial code when visiting Las Vegas always used to be summed up by the slogan “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” However, when the 27 year old fun loving Prince enjoyed a wild weekend in Sin City, and stripped off with other revelers at... 

Sam Trickett Promotes International Stadiums Poker Tour
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

It has been announced that the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) has just been awarded a license to go head with its mega-tournament to be held at at Wembley Stadium, London from May 31st to June 6th, 2013. During that time up to 30,000 players are expected...