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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
29 Jun 2009
The hearing which was widely hoped in the Poker and online gaming community would pave the way for legalized and regulated Internet gambling in the US, has now been put back until September at the earliest. The PPA, who are working with Frank in paving the way for legalised Poker, had previously announced a rally
27 Jun 2009
The problems of Australian company Intabill with online poker companies looks set to continue with reports that Kolyma Corporation AVV has brought a lawsuit of $52 million against the company. Tzvetkoff along with co-founder Sciacca, created Intabil, an online billing, payment and fraud-detection company and has around half of its revenue coming from online gambling
27 Jun 2009
The PPA has continued to take its fight to Washington by proclaiming July 19th -25th as National Poker Week. The announcement was made from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Monday where the WSOP is taking place and included speeches from several high profile PPA personnel including Executive Director John Pappas,
27 Jun 2009
The charity fundraiser tournament known by the title ‘Ante Up for Africa’ continues to grow in size and stature and this year promises to be the biggest yet. The third annual competition is due to start on July 2, 2009 at the WSOP in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and has already attracted a