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Utah bans online poker opts-out of federal legislation

In a preemptive strike against the possibility of a federal online poker bill the state of Utah has passed into law a bill that bans online poker in the state, as well as opting-out of any federal online poker legislation that could be passed in the future.

Phil Laak’s World Record To Come Under Fire

Englishman Barry ‘Jack 8 Potato’ Denson is aiming to break the Longest Marathon Playing Poker By An Individual world record when he sits down at midnight on Sunday, July 1, this year at the G Casino in his home town of Manchester for what will be five gruelling days. Denson plays the majority of his live poker in The Nuts Poker League – which is a British-based pub tournament – and has teamed up with Help For Heroes, which is a charity that was set up to assist the servicemen and women wounded in Britain’s recent conflicts, to raise funds while hopefully setting a new Guinness World Record

$10 million up for grabs at PokerStars TCOOP

Thursday, January 19, 2012 marks the start of the inaugural Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) at the world’s #1 poker site, PokerStars. The tournament series will run for a total of 11 days, featuring a mind-numbing 50 tournaments with at least $10 million scheduled to be awarded.

Noah Schwartz Breaks Down Crucial PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Pot-Limit Omaha Hand

Noah Schwartz thinks this is going to be his breakout year. That’s bad news for the rest of the players on the tournament circuit, because he already has over $2.3 …

Illinois Poker Bust Demonstrates Diverse Thoughts On Both Sides Of Home Game Issue

A recent raid on what law enforcement officials in Illinois called a “pay to play” poker game in Illinois demonstrates the divisiveness of the “home game” issue and the activity of law enforcement investigating the supposed illegal enterprise. In an article in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette written by Mary Schenk , the full details are given on what Champaign police called a “low-level” raid on the poker game

The 10 most intriguing people in poker

There are plenty of poker players whose lives are an open book, thanks to their stardom as well as their propensity to make use of social media. These players, like Daniel Negreanu, Tony G, and Phil Hellmuth catalogue most of their daily activities, and although they are very interesting their lives do not hold the secrets that people love to uncover

2012 tournament year ready to kick-off Thursday

There hasn’t been a major live poker tournament since before the Christmas weekend, when the World Poker Tour wrapped-up their 2011 schedule with the WPT Venice and the Epic Poker League hosted their 3rd Main Event of the year. Now that the holidays and festivities of ringing in the New Year are over, the poker world is ready to get back at it, and Read Full Article Related posts: 2012 WSOP $1 million tournament will be bracelet event When the idea of a special $1 million buy-in tournament…

PokerStars PCA Super-High-Roller draws 32 entrants

It seems like the Super-High-Roller tournaments may be here to stay as the $100k buy-in tournament that kicked off the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) came very close to last year’s mark of 38 entrants on Thursday, with a total of 34 players registering for the event. As would be expected for a tournament with a six-figure buy-in the participants in the event were Read Full Article Related posts: Jason Mercier victorious at WPT Super-High-Roller While the 2011 World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond..

10 poker players to watch in 2012 Part 1

Every year I like to take a look at a few of the tournament grinders who have been quite successful over the past few years, but have yet to “breakout” as poker superstars — had a few cards fallen differently they would already be household names in the poker world and received plenty of poker news headlines. So here is Part 1 of my Read Full Article Related posts: 10 poker players to watch in 2012 Part 2 Every year I like to take a look at a…

CNN looks at online poker from players’ perspective

Even as poker, and online poker in particular, has garnered a lot of mainstream media attention since Black Friday, for the first time (to my knowledge) a major network has decided to look at the fallout from the US shutdown of online poker sites and the subsequent problems created at Full Tilt Poker from the players’ perspective. In a 4-minute segment on Monday titled, Read Full Article Related posts: New players emerging in US online poker industry PocketFives assisting wayward online poker players Potheads Still More Motivated than Online Poker Players

Online poker sites apply for new Spanish licenses

On January 1st, 2012 Spain will join the likes of countries like France and Italy and create their own country-wide online poker network, and no less than 16 online poker sites have already begun the process of applying for a Spanish license (at an initial cost of €2 million) according to egrmagazine.com. According to the article, the usual suspects have all filed for a Read Full Article Related posts: Record-setting win at WPT Spanish Poker Open EPT Barcelona sets Spanish poker record New players emerging in US online poker industry

New players emerging in US online poker industry

After the old guard took their lumps on Black Friday, the road was basically paved in gold for the mega-casinos who have recently thrown their weight behind online poker legislation in the United States.

Online Poker Benefits

Online poker has become one of the most popular online casino games. Whether it is played for real money or just for fun, playing poker online is the favorite activity of millions of people all around the world

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