ULTIMATE BET BAD PENNY TURNS UP AGAIN (Update)
12th May, 2013 at 09:07:51
You can't keep a good scandal down....
The multi-million dollar Ultimatebet hole card cheating scandal which ten years ago started creating reams of bad industry press (see previous reports), surfaced again over the weekend with the publication of a tape purporting to record a discussion on the cheating software between lawyers and Ultimatebet executives including the now notorious Russ Hamilton.
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ONLINE POKER WILL NOT CANNIBALISE LAND CASINO BUSINESS
08th May, 2013 at 14:53:42
Outgoing AGA chief says the Association has studied the consequences of online poker legalisation
Ultimate Poker's launch of the first legal online poker website in Nevada last week came as the American Gaming Association published its State of the States annual report on land gambling, which carries within it the news that the Association has been quietly studying the implications of legalised online poker for some time.
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LOCAL PLAYER WINS LATIN AMERICAN POKER TOUR BRAZIL
04th May, 2013 at 02:45:38
750 players signed up for $4,000 buy-in tournament
Season Six of the Latin American Poker Tour came to an end with the Brazil tournament this week, played at the Tivoli Hotel in Sao Paulo and resulting in a win and $255,400 in prize money for local player Victor Sbrissa - his biggest take-home yet in online and live competitions.
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POKERSTARS STILL INTERESTED IN BUYING U.S LAND CASINO (Update)
03rd May, 2013 at 01:44:21
Rational Group spokesman explains expiry of agreement on Atlantic Club casino
The British parent company of PokerStars says it still wants to buy an Atlantic City casino, even though a deal to obtain Atlantic Club fell through "time expired" on Wednesday (see previous reports).
GLITCH IN POKERSTARS ATLANTIC CLUB ACQUISITION ATTEMPT (Update)
01st May, 2013 at 03:01:53
Time runs out on acquisition agreement due to licensing approval delays
The attempt by Pokerstars parent The Rational Group to acquire Atlantic City's Atlantic Club Casino in New Jersey (see previous reports) has encountered a hopefully temporary obstacle due to delays in the licensing process.
MALTA REGULATOR ISSUES UPDATE ON EVERLEAF POKER SITUATION
26th April, 2013 at 13:26:11
Surely marketing affiliates can be players as well?
US players left unpaid and stranded when the Everleaf Poker Network abruptly pulled out of the American market following a "cease and desist" order from enforcement authorities (see previous reports) are still in limbo as investigations continue by Malta regulator the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA).
888.COM CHIEF SPEAKS ON THE COMPANY'S FUTURE
24th April, 2013 at 03:26:34
Wide-ranging interview follows an outstanding first quarter report
Following the release of an outstanding first quarter report Tuesday (see previous InfoPowa bulletins) 888 Holdings chief executive Brian Mattingley shared his thoughts on the future with the Reuters news agency, revealing that the company expects to be online with poker in Nevada by the summer, and should start seeing positive effects from a more liberated American online market from 2015.
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POKER FILM SEQUEL RELEASE DATE PUBLISHED (Update)
20th April, 2013 at 03:38:27
"Rounders 2" should be in cinemas by end September
The much anticipated sequel to the poker movie Rounders will be in theatres by end September titled "Runner, Runner" entertainment media in the United States report this week.
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U.S. PLAYER CLAIMS FIRST AUSSIE W.S.O.P. BRACELET
09th April, 2013 at 11:43:58
Online poker ace Bryan Piccioli receives the first WSOP winner's bracelet to be awarded in an Aussie event
Bryan Piccioli, at 24 years already a seasoned online and tournament poker pro from New York state, has claimed the record for the first World Series of Poker winner's bracelet to be awarded on Australian soil.
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BAD NEWS FOR INTRADE PUNTERS (Update)
06th April, 2013 at 02:28:23
Just 50 cents in the dollar offered to ward off liquidation.
The financially troubled betting firm Intrade, which served as a predictions platform for elections and non-sports-related events before coming short amid allegations of financial irregularities and suspicious multi-million dollar payments to deceased founder John Delaney (see previous reports) now faces liquidation, according to a report Friday in the New York Times and Bloomberg business news.
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ENGLISH PLAYER WINS PADDY POWER IRISH POKER OPEN
02nd April, 2013 at 12:54:51
Euro 265,000 for Ian - and a marriage proposal!
Ian Simpson from Cramlington near Newcastle in England has won the 2013 Paddy Power Poker.com Irish Open, taking home from Dublin the Euro 265,000 main prize.
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NEW JERSEY POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR POKERSTARS (Update)
27th March, 2013 at 02:19:23
Poker Players Alliance members are generally in favour of a Pokerstars takeover at Atlantic Club land casino
The Poker Players Alliance action group weighed in on the New Jersey debate surrounding the prospect of a Pokerstars takeover of the ailing Atlantic Club land casino this week by publishing the results of a survey conducted among its members.
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THE RATIONAL GROUP HAS BIG PLANS FOR NEW JERSEY, SAYS ATLANTIC CLUB EXEC (Update)
22nd March, 2013 at 03:03:41
Pokerstars parent could be interested in other New Jersey gambling properties hints chief operating officer
In an interview on the public service broadcaster NJTVonline this week, the chief operating officer of New Jersey's Atlantic Club land casino, Michael Frawley, talked about the application by Pokerstars parent The Rational Group to buy the troubled Atlantic City operation, giving an insight into the considerable investment that the Isle of Man online poker group was ready to make, and hinting that it may be interested in further buys.
POKER TO FEATURE IN NEW 'BULLETS' T.V. PRODUCTION
20th March, 2013 at 02:55:20
Or how to raise a big buy-in by plundering your employer's client
The latest poker-oriented television series due across American screens soon is titled simply 'Bullets' and has been funded from investments by a large number of grinders, judging from its production website at http://bulletstv.com/about-the-show/.
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POKERSTARS LAPT CHILE COMPLETED
19th March, 2013 at 02:50:56
Tavitian emerges victorious to claim the $184,220 top prize.
Argentina's Pablo Alexander Tavitian has taken down the $1,000 buy-in 2013 PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Chile main event, besting a record field of 765 entrants with 259 re-entries that generated a prize pool of $993,000.
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