NEVADA GOVERNOR IN INTERSTATE TALKS ON INTERNET POKER
17th May, 2013 at 16:56:59
Gov. Sandoval moving fast to sound out possibilities with other states
Nevada's energetic governor Brian Sandoval has wasted no time in investigating interstate online poker compact possibilities with like-minded fellow governors following the approval of Nevada legislators for such activity recently (see previous reports).
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BRIT POKER PRO DESTINED FOR A U.S. JAIL (Update)
02nd May, 2013 at 02:39:13
Bebb-Jones convicted of murdering his wife 16 years ago
AZOC readers may recall the case of Marcus Bebb-Jones (49), a British poker champ accused of murdering his wife Sabrina (then aged 31) in 1997 whilst in the United States.
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FIRST U.S. LEGAL REAL-MONEY ONLINE POKER SITE LIVE
30th April, 2013 at 06:48:26
Station Casinos majority owned subsidiary launches Ultimate Poker
Las Vegas-based Ultimate Gaming, a majority-owned subsidiary of Station Casinos LLC, opened its real-money online poker doors to players located in Nevada today (Tuesday) at Ultimate Poker.com.
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NEVADA AWARDS MORE ONLINE POKER LICENSES
19th April, 2013 at 04:10:21
Station Casinos and Secure Trading approved
Station Casinos and Secure Trading are the latest companies to be awarded Nevada online poker licensing by the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported Thursday.
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NYX INTERACTIVE ACQUIRES POKER SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
15th April, 2013 at 04:51:13
Las Vegas-based Zen Entertainment develops poker software for the social gaming environment.
The NYX Gaming group has announced the acquisition of Las Vegas-based Zen Entertainment Inc., developers of poker software for the social gaming environment.
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FEDERAL ONLINE POKER LEGALISATION : JUST POLITICAL TALK?
12th March, 2013 at 02:19:49
Whilst Sens. Reid and Heller discuss another legalisation run in Congress, industry observers are increasingly sceptical
Rumours of a renewed federal attempt to legalise online poker through the US Congress have been abroad for the past two weeks or more, and on Monday the Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported that Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller have held discussions on the possibilities.
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A.G.A. IN PROTECTIVE MODE OVER ATLANTIC CLUB ACQUISITION BY POKERSTARS (Update)
05th March, 2013 at 01:38:14
Land casino trade association confirms opposition to Atlantic City land casino deal
The American Gaming Association, which counts most of the major Las Vegas land casino operators among its members, has made an unprecedented move in filing its opposition to the proposed acquisition of Atlantic City casino Atlantic Club by Rational Group, the parent company of online poker giant Pokerstars.
2013 WORLD SERIES OF POKER SCHEDULE RELEASED
14th February, 2013 at 16:53:19
49 days of top quality poker...and 62 winner's bracelets up for grabs
The 44th edition of the World Series of Poker for 2013 will again be held in Las Vegas, beginning May 29 at its traditional venue, the Rio Hotel and Casino, the organisers announced Thursday.
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U.S. LAND OPERATOR LAUNCHES FREE-TO-PLAY INTERNET POKER
13th February, 2013 at 00:51:32
AC& EP introduces acePLAYpoker.com.
American Casino & Entertainment Properties, a Nevada online poker licensee and parent group of the Stratosphere and Arizona Charlie's casinos in Las Vegas, launched free-to-play internet poker site acePLAYpoker.com Tuesday, joining a growing number of US land operators offering such sites as a prelude to legalised online poker operations.
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POKER PRO SURVIVED ARMED ROBBERY
12th January, 2013 at 02:28:57
On the eve of his departure to play in a major tournament UK pro Tom Carpenter had a scary experience
UK poker pro Tom Carpenter lost his world-championship stake money and was subjected to a frightening experience when a gang of masked burglars forced the back door and invaded his home in Tamworth, UK, a court in Stafford heard this week.
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SEIVER TAKES DOWN MAJOR POKER HIGH ROLLER TOURNAMENT
08th January, 2013 at 12:59:37
Poker pro takes home a whopping main prize of $2,003,480
Live and online poker pro Scott Seiver (27) may have taken a beating from Viktor Blom on the virtual nosebleed tables at Full Tilt Poker earlier this week (see previous reports), but he has recouped his losses and then some by winning the NLHE $100,000 buy-in Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure High Roller at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
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CALIFORNIA SENATOR TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW ONLINE POKER INITIATIVE
08th January, 2013 at 01:02:55
Sen. Rod Wright of California is optimistic about his bill's chances this year
Despite having to abandon his intrastate online poker legalisation attempt in the California Legislature last year (see previous reports), California Senator Rod Wright remains optimistic about the measure's chances in 2013 following its recent reintroduction.
MERSON AWARDED POKER PLAYER OF THE YEAR ACCOLADE
04th January, 2013 at 10:47:24
Card Player Media honours 24-year-old poker pro from Maryland
Twenty-four-year-old poker pro Greg Merson from Laurel, Maryland has been honoured as the 2012 Player of the Year by the influential Card Player Media group.
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2012 A GOOD YEAR FOR GERMAN POKER ACE
03rd January, 2013 at 02:03:06
Marvin Rettenmaier named Player of the Year and tops European Poker Award nominations
2012 has been a marvellous year for Martin Rettenmaier of Germany, who has already been selected as Player of the Year by the influential sites Card Player and Bluff, and is top of the nomination lists for the upcoming 2013 European Poker Awards. He has also been honoured as the 2012 European Global Poker Index Player of the Year.
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POOR PROSPECTS FOR FEDERAL POKER LEGALISATION NEXT YEAR
24th December, 2012 at 23:33:49
Stiff opposition from states and from conservative politicians and tribal groups
Congress has passed up any chance of delivering a federal online poker legalisation law this year, and the prospects for the 2013 session of Congress are not much brighter, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal expert writer Howard Stutz.
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