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24 Jul 2009
ESPN will start airing its WSOP 2009 coverage on Tuesday July 28th. The episodes will be shown every Tuesday at 8pm E.T, up until November 10th when the Main Event’s final table begins and this will enjoy a special 24 hour round the clock spot. The focus of their episodes have drawn some disappointment, however, as
24 Jul 2009
Poker voters of America’s (PVA) believe there will be legalised online poker in California by 2010 as the states enormous budget deficit rises above $26bn. California-based independent gaming lawyer Martin Owens said: “The state of California now can’t afford to ignore anything that might turn into a reasonable source of revenue, and here you have
23 Jul 2009
In an attempt to dominate all areas of the online gaming industry, PartyGaming has bought Bingo owner Cashcade for £71.9 million with an additional amount to be paid, up to £24 million, depending on revenue targets being met. PartyGaming’s long term objective is to lead the market in the four main gaming areas of online
23 Jul 2009
William Hill moved to reassure its investors after its joint venture partner, Playtech announced that year on profits would be down due to integration problems between the two companies. The market was quick to react sending Playtech (PTEC.L) shares down by around 30%. At one stage £262 million was wiped off the value of the
22 Jul 2009
The beginning of next month sees the start of an exciting ground breaking poker show called ‘Face The Ace’ , which will mark the first time a poker related show has made it onto prime time television. The show is set to get under way on Saturday, August 1st 9-10 p.m. ET and will offer
22 Jul 2009
Poker has officially been stripped of its sports status inside Russia after the government further clamped down on its efforts to ban casinos throughout the country and restrict gambling to four areas exclusively. Poker’s status as a sport meant certain casinos could exploit a loophole in the law and continue to operate as card halls
21 Jul 2009
By all accounts, the high stakes cash games in the casinos in and around this years WSOP have seen record amounts wagered and regularly producing seven figure pots. Doyle Brunson, with over fifty years experience in the high stakes action games, said: “The poker games are out of control at the Bellagio. I’ve never seen
21 Jul 2009
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has attracted even more attention to its high profile ‘Poker Week’ by the addition of its latest member, the controversial talk show host Howard Stern. The PPA with over a million members across the US is a force to be reckoned with in the battle to have online poker reinstated
20 Jul 2009
Full Tilt Poker’s attempt to break the record for the biggest online poker tournament in history was a  success as they managed to attract 50,000 players this Sunday, breaking the previous record set by PokerStars on December 28th, 2008,by around 15,000 people. The record attempt was part of Full Tilt Poker’s ‘FIVE’ years in business
20 Jul 2009
Lacey Jones couldn’t be more delighted after signing with Absolute Poker this week. Jones has been voted the sexiest girl in poker by Wicked Chops in 2008. She says of the award: “It’s totally flattering and it’s cool that they said I won by a landslide. I’m so honored to have great fans and friends.
17 Jul 2009
An Indiana casino learnt the heavy price of keeping a celebrity cancellation to itself when it was slapped with a $40,000 fine. Indiana Live Casino, near Shelbyville, admitted it was aware a day in advance that Justin Timberlake was unable to attend the casino’s opening night but decided to keep that news quiet all the
17 Jul 2009
Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, the internet poker phenomenon, threw down the gauntlet to fellow pros when he offered 3 to 1 odds on a $500,000 proposition bet that he would beat them playing heads up over 50,000 hands, whilst playing on four tables simultaneously. Interestingly the challenge excluded Phil Galfond, probably because he is not only
16 Jul 2009
The final table of this years WSOP has been decided and the players can now look forward to taking a break from the demanding schedule and coming back refreshed in 115 days from now. Each of the last nine players remaining are guaranteed at least $1.26 million and this figure could be even more as
16 Jul 2009
Sunday 19th July could see the previous record for the biggest online poker tournament, broken at Full Tilt Poker. The Guinness World Record currently belongs to Pokerstars, the number one ranked online poker network who, in December 2008, held a tournament with 35,000 players all buying in to the $11 competition. Eventually, after 9.5 hours, player
15 Jul 2009
Full Tilt Poker is one of the biggest online poker sites and is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary. When FTP started back in 2004, they focused on offering an excellent services, top graphics and software and an opportunity for online players to play alongside some of their poker heroes such as Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey,
15 Jul 2009
Shane Warne and Darren Gough will be leading their teams out to do battle in the Ashes from the 15th to the 19th July 2009. The difference this time is that the cricket ground has been replaced with that of the poker beize. The Poker Ashes, sponsored by 888.com, promises to be a highly entertaining