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09 Jul 2009
Thang Luu, the two times WSOP bracelet winner, allegedly broke a dealers hand on June 3 and was banned from the Rio Casino. The incident occurced after Thang Luu, in late position during a cash game, was heads up in a hand with another player, with the action going all the way to the river,
08 Jul 2009
From August 5th to the 16th 2009 Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) will be running 25 events and offering around $16 million as a guaranteed prize pool. As you would expect the majority of the events scheduled are No Limit Hold ‘em,but also featured along with the heads up and rebuy competitions are knockout,
08 Jul 2009
The Aussie Millions poker tournament is hoping to be upgraded to the status of major sporting event and the Crown casino, where the annual event is held, is considering submitting their proposal to the Victoria Major Events Company. This would place the poker competition alongside the other prestigious events associated with Melbourne, such as Formula
07 Jul 2009
Monday 6th July at 12 ET saw the start of the PartyPoker Genius promotion at the cash game tables applicable to the 10c/25c  levels and above. Every 50,000 hand played will receive a bonus of $100 up to $5,000 with all players in the hand receiving an equal share of the bonus. The bonuses then escalate
07 Jul 2009
Monday saw over 500 irate players told that they could not enter the WSOP 2009 tournament as its capacity had already been reached. Players are given four opportunities to enter which is divided into day 1A, 1B, which were down on the previous year, but day 1C picked up momentum attracting over 1,700 players and
06 Jul 2009
The U.S. Investment bank Goldman Sachs said it believes online gaming will eventually be legalised in the U.S., and although the process will be slow, the attraction of revenues from taxes should be enough for the federal government to allow online gambling. The firm announced, “We believe it is logical to assume that the US
06 Jul 2009
September sees the return of the 8th PokerStars.com World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) which, with a prizepool of $40 million,  makes it the biggest online series of tournaments in the world.The Main Event last year was won by Carter “ckingusc” King who walked away with an impressive $1.2 million first prize. The competition has
04 Jul 2009
Alex Bolotin was this years “Ante Up For Africa” winner earning a cool $177,730  in the process. In a magnanimous first gesture he, along with the majority of the cash prize finishers, donated half of his winnings to  the ENOUGH Project and International Rescue Committee. The $5,000 fund raiser tournament has grown in stature and the
04 Jul 2009
Today more than 1,100 poker players, celebrities and enthusiasts, having paid out the $10,000 entry fee, take their seats at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino hoping to be crowned the 40th WSOP main event champion. Last year,it was Peter Eastgate who beat a field of 6,844 players to take the crown as well as
02 Jul 2009
This greatly anticipated book is now available in e-book form and would be a valuable addition to any no limit poker players collection. ‘Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em’ tends to concentrate on the 6 handed cash format up to the $1/$2 level but as the authors explain the concepts discussed are “highly relevant to the vast
02 Jul 2009
Mike Matusow’s new book is a fascinating read and gives an in depth insight into the mind of this most colourful of poker professionals. Check-Raising the Devil is an autobiographical work, written with the assistance of Tim Lavalli and the story starts with him as a boy losing the money he was earning from working
01 Jul 2009
With over $40 million in funds seized from PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker by the US government players in the industry are concerned as to the reasons but as of yet the court documents remain unsealed. Sources are suggesting that it is not solely the payment processors which are the object of the governments attentions
01 Jul 2009
Thousands of casinos and gambling houses across Russia have shut down in compliance with a new law that requires gambling institutions to relocate to special Las Vegas type gambling zones. The law, proposed by Vladmir Putin is designed to not only reign in the growing Russian appetite for gambling but also bring prosperity to four
30 Jun 2009
Jason Mercier, the 22 year old tournament specialist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA is the newest recruit to the Team PokerStars Pros. Jason “treysfull21?” Mercier managed to earn over $3.3 million in tournament winnings in just one year and just a few weeks ago added to his success by  winning his first World Series of
30 Jun 2009
Dan Martin, the 22 year old poker sensation from Oregon, USA will be free to resume play at the world’s biggest online Poker sites, Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker on August 6th. Martin was banned back in April from Pokerstars after it was discovered he had been using multi accounts which is against the terms
29 Jun 2009
In April a new casino tax was introduced in the UK and was designed to align the tax charged in casino poker rooms with taxes levied on other casino games. Prior to this, a 15 per cent VAT charge was placed on revenue made from casino poker rooms but the new tax rate works on