Saturday, May 5, 2012

Column: Do We Want More WSOP Events?

Column: Do We Want More WSOP Events?
Following the news that a third World Series of Poker event in Australia will debut in 2013, Barry Carter discusses whether or not more bracelet events outside of Las Vegas is a good thing.

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Daily Rewind - Trickett Leaves Titan, Slim's Service, Dwan on All Things Poker

Daily Rewind - Trickett Leaves Titan, Slim's Service, Dwan on All Things Poker
In today's Daily Rewind we hear of Sam Trickett's departure from Titan, mark the passing of Amarillo Slim and learn what Tom Dwan thinks one year on from Black Friday.

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High Stakes Round-Up: April's Big Winner, High Stakes Grinding, EPT High Roller

High Stakes Round-Up: April's Big Winner, High Stakes Grinding, EPT High Roller
This week's High Stakes Round-Up focuses on Ben Tollerene's success in April and marvels at !P0krparty¡'s epic grind. We also celebrate PokerStrategy.com's Igor "Luchuckpoker" Kurganov's High Roller win.

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Daily Rewind: 8 Tables of Zoom, Negreanu's Limit Challenge, Scott Hall's Winning

Daily Rewind: 8 Tables of Zoom, Negreanu's Limit Challenge, Scott Hall's Winning
In today's Daily Rewind we find out that players can now play up to eight tables of Zoom Poker, take a look at Daniel Negreanu's heads-up Limit Hold'em Challenge and see how Scott "stpauli111" Hall won four major online...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Presidential Race May Turn On Internet Gambling Issue

With job creation and a budget deficit the biggest issues heading into this year's presidential election, President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may see the election swing on the Internet gambling issue.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Leaked Tapie Email and PokerStrategy.com Response

Leaked Tapie Email and PokerStrategy.com Response
An email from Laurent Tapie to several employees of Full Tilt Poker has been leaked at Diamond Flush Poker. Find out the details and view an official PokerStrategy.com response to the situation.

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Daily Rewind - Partouche Final, EPT Awards & Galfond's Q&A

Daily Rewind - Partouche Final, EPT Awards & Galfond's Q&A
In today's Daily Rewind we get the lowdown on the Partouche Poker Tour finale, see who shone during this season's EPT and get some answers from Phil Galfond.

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Major Police Lobbying Group Backs Online Poker Regulation

The Fraternal Order of Police has come out in favor of online poker regulations, giving another strong endorsement for regulation of the popular online entertainment activity.

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Poker Players Still Not Over The Effects Of Black Friday In US

One year ago, online poker players in the US were stripped of their ability to play their favorite game online, and even though a year has passed, players are still feeling the effects.

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Scales Titled Heavily In Favor Of Online Poker Professionals

The lack of regulation within the online poker industry in many jurisdictions around the world has tilted the playing field heavily in favor of online poker professionals over the amateur players.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Daily Rewind - WPT Jacksonville, iPOPS Begins, PokerStars' 80 Billionth Hand

Daily Rewind - WPT Jacksonville, iPOPS Begins, PokerStars' 80 Billionth Hand
In today's Daily Rewind we get the latest from WPT Jacksonville, preview today's iPOPS and join PokerStars on the road to 80 billion hands.

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EPT Grand Final: PokerStrategy.com Coach Sergio Castelluccio at the Final Table

EPT Grand Final: PokerStrategy.com Coach Sergio Castelluccio at the Final Table
The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final is nearing its conclusion, and just an 8-handed final table remains. One of the remaining players is PokerStrategy.com coach Sergio Castelluccio.

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New Titan Poker VIP System Announced From May

New Titan Poker VIP System Announced From May
The Titan Poker VIP Club is all set to change from tomorrow, with new benefits for casual players, an enhanced VIP scheme for high volume players, and a fun new raffle system for everyone.

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Daily Rewind: RIP Amarillo, PokerStars Photoshop, PokerStrategist Tops Pokerfest

Daily Rewind: RIP Amarillo, PokerStars Photoshop, PokerStrategist Tops Pokerfest
In today's Daily Rewind we mourn the death of Amarillo Slim, take a look at a prophetic Photoshop and hear of PokerStrategists' successes at the felt. All that plus the latest news from WPT Jacksonville.

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Mohsin Charania Wins the EPT Grand Final!

Mohsin Charania Wins the EPT Grand Final!
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final is in the books and American online pro Mohsin Charania is the champion. Italian PokerStrategy.com coach Sergio Castelluccio finished in 4th place.

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Daily Rewind - WSOP Aussie Style, WPT Catch-Up & DTD Continues to Thrive

Daily Rewind - WSOP Aussie Style, WPT Catch-Up & DTD Continues to Thrive
In today's Daily Rewind we see where the WSOP is heading, catch-up with all the action from WPT Jacksonville and celebrate the growing popularity of Dusk Till Dawn.

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Poker Legend Thomas Preston Jr. Passes Away

Poker legend Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr. has left a void in the poker community as the 83 year-old Preston died on Sunday from colon cancer in his hometown.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

World Series Of Poker Unveils Million Dollar Tournament

The World Series of Poker is upping the stakes this year by adding a tournament with a $1 million buy-in. The event will help break a poker tournament record with over $12 million to first place.

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No Online Poker In Utah As State Opts Out Of Federal Law

Dozens of states are considering regulating online poker, but Utah will not be one of those states after lawmakers passed a bill that makes the leisure activity illegal in the state.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Davidi Kitai Wins the 2012 EPT Berlin!

Davidi Kitai Wins the 2012 EPT Berlin!
After five days of play, the EPT Berlin has come to a close and Belgian Davidi Kitai is the champion. Kitai defeated a final table including Andrew Chen and PokerStrategist Mario Puccini to earn €712,000.

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Weekly Poker Tweets: Hellmuth Pictures, Doyle & Slim, ElkY Ships

Weekly Poker Tweets: Hellmuth Pictures, Doyle & Slim, ElkY Ships
This week Doyle Brunson has been praying for his friend Amarillo Slim in the twitterverse, while Phil Hellmuth has been posting more comical photos as well as a new gym regime.

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Daily Rewind: PTR Evolution, EPT High Roller and WPT Latest Results

Daily Rewind: PTR Evolution, EPT High Roller and WPT Latest Results
In today's Daily Rewind we see how PTR are evolving, find out who was EPT Berlin's High Roller Champ and get the latest from WPTs across the world.

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Presidential Race May Turn On Internet Gambling Issue

With job creation and a budget deficit the biggest issues heading into this year's presidential election, President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may see the election swing on the Internet gambling issue.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Column: Datamining - Where To Draw The Line?

Column: Datamining - Where To Draw The Line?
Following the news that PokerStars has removed all their player profiles from PokerTableRatings, Barry Carter discusses the impact of datamining sites on the online poker industry.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

WPT National Series Marbella Begins Today

WPT National Series Marbella Begins Today
Costa del Sol hosts the inaugural WPT National Marbella Poker Festival this week with the €1,500 Main Event beginning today. PokerStrategy.com will be providing live coverage and interviews from the event, rooting for one of our members or staff...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Daily Rewind - WPT Hard Rock, Sexton Blogs & Bharara Top

Daily Rewind - WPT Hard Rock, Sexton Blogs & Bharara Top
In today's Daily Rewind we check out the action at WPT's Hard Rock event, hear Mike Sexton talk about professionalism and see why Preet Bharara is a top guy.

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AGCC Hearing Scheduled Regarding Full Tilt License

AGCC Hearing Scheduled Regarding Full Tilt License
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has announced that a public hearing regarding Full Tilt's license will be held on May 3rd. To fully understand what this means, we spoke to an AGCC spokesman and looked into AGCC regulations.

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PokerTableRatings Removes PokerStars Profiles Following Cease & Desist

PokerTableRatings Removes PokerStars Profiles Following Cease & Desist
The legal battle between PokerStars and datamining site PokerTableRatings was a short one, PokerTableRatings have now removed all PokerStars profiles.

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Major Police Lobbying Group Backs Online Poker Regulation

The Fraternal Order of Police has come out in favor of online poker regulations, giving another strong endorsement for regulation of the popular online entertainment activity.

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Poker Players Still Not Over The Effects Of Black Friday In US

One year ago, online poker players in the US were stripped of their ability to play their favorite game online, and even though a year has passed, players are still feeling the effects.

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Scales Titled Heavily In Favor Of Online Poker Professionals

The lack of regulation within the online poker industry in many jurisdictions around the world has tilted the playing field heavily in favor of online poker professionals over the amateur players.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Daily Rewind - PokerStars vs. PTR, Negreanu on Women in Poker & Manila Millions

Daily Rewind - PokerStars vs. PTR, Negreanu on Women in Poker & Manila Millions
In today's Daily Rewind, we check out PokerStars' lawsuit against PTR, hear Daniel Negreanu's thoughts on women in poker and see which players will be contesting the Manila Millions.

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Several Positive Updates on Full Tilt Poker

Several Positive Updates on Full Tilt Poker
Over the last few days several small updates related to Full Tilt Poker's possible return have been revealed. Check out a list of the updates we believe are credible - all of which are positive developments.

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EPT Berlin Day 1b: Pius Heinz, Martin Finger and Lex Veldhuis left the building

EPT Berlin Day 1b: Pius Heinz, Martin Finger and Lex Veldhuis left the building
Day 1b of the PokerStars EPT Berlin Main Event started slowly, but with increasing blinds the action was increasing, too. Pius Heinz, Jonathan Duhamel and Lex Veldhuis are just a few of the famous players who hit the rail.

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Players Receive More Cashback on bet365's Improved VIP System

Players Receive More Cashback on bet365's Improved VIP System
With bet365's new and improved VIP system, you can get even more cashback when you exchange your Merit Points into cash rewards or Tournament Tokens.

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"I'm Proud Of What I've Done, Screw The Naysayers" - Interview with Liv Boeree

"I'm Proud Of What I've Done, Screw The Naysayers" - Interview with Liv Boeree
We sat down with PokerStars Pro and EPT Champion Liv Boeree to talk life on the road, her online success, her cool hobbies, and whether she gets enough respect from the poker community.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

World Series Of Poker Unveils Million Dollar Tournament

The World Series of Poker is upping the stakes this year by adding a tournament with a $1 million buy-in. The event will help break a poker tournament record with over $12 million to first place.

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EPT Berlin Day 1a: PokerStrategist Vladimir Geshkenbein Leads the Field

EPT Berlin Day 1a: PokerStrategist Vladimir Geshkenbein Leads the Field
The EPT Berlin has begun, and the first of two starting days is finished. Many top players including Shaun Deeb, Theo Jorgensen and Barry Greenstein survived Day 1a and will return for Day 2. PokerStrategist Vladimir Geshkenbein is the current...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

No Online Poker In Utah As State Opts Out Of Federal Law

Dozens of states are considering regulating online poker, but Utah will not be one of those states after lawmakers passed a bill that makes the leisure activity illegal in the state.

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Daily Rewind: EPT Berlin Begins, UKIPT Final Table, High Stakes Action

Daily Rewind: EPT Berlin Begins, UKIPT Final Table, High Stakes Action
Today we look forward to EPT Berlin and hear about the final table of UKIPT Nottingham. We also look back on an action-packed day at the high stakes tables.

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Iowa Lawmakers Need Creativity To Keep Online Poker Bill Alive

Iowa lawmakers are searching for ways to keep an online poker bill alive after the House decided not to move on the legislation before the deadline today for non-money bills to pass.

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EPT Berlin Begins Tomorrow

EPT Berlin Begins Tomorrow
Tomorrow the PokerStars European Poker Tour arrives in Berlin. One of hundreds of players will be skilled enough and run good enough to match Ben Wilinofsky's victory in 2011.

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One Year Since Black Friday: The Complete Timeline

One Year Since Black Friday: The Complete Timeline
Since April 15th, 2011, or "Black Friday," a massive number of events have made an impact on the poker world as a whole. With the one year anniversary of Black Friday upon us, let's take a look back at those events.

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Column: Where Were You On Black Friday?

Column: Where Were You On Black Friday?
Barry Carter looks back on the most infamous day in the history of poker 12 months on, and comments on how far the poker industry has come since the events of Black Friday.

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Daily Rewind - Black Friday Anniversary, New Gambling Film, WSOP 2012 Thoughts

Daily Rewind - Black Friday Anniversary, New Gambling Film, WSOP 2012 Thoughts
Today's Daily Rewind takes a brief look back at the events of 12 months ago. We also bring you news of a new online gambling film and the pros' thoughts on this year's WSOP.

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Danish Morten Christensen Wins the WPT Vienna!

Danish Morten Christensen Wins the WPT Vienna!
All 5 days of play at the WPT Vienna are done, and Morten Christensen has been crowned the champion. He defeated a final table including Ben 'NeverScaredB' Wilinofsky to claim the title and the $410,519 prize. Find out what happened.

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Poker Room Rivalry Heats Up In South Florida

Stax is the latest addition to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and the new poker room has created a budding rivalry between South Florida poker hot spots.

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Major Police Lobbying Group Backs Online Poker Regulation

The Fraternal Order of Police has come out in favor of online poker regulations, giving another strong endorsement for regulation of the popular online entertainment activity.

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Poker Players Still Not Over The Effects Of Black Friday In US

One year ago, online poker players in the US were stripped of their ability to play their favorite game online, and even though a year has passed, players are still feeling the effects.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

2 PokerStrategists Among the 21 Remaining Players at the WPT Vienna

2 PokerStrategists Among the 21 Remaining Players at the WPT Vienna
Day 3 of the WPT Vienna is in the books, and there are now just 21 players left in the field. Those 21, including PokerStrategists Marko Neumann and Marc Gork, will return on Saturday to fight for 6 official final table seats.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

New Full Tilt Lawsuit from Todd Terry and RICO Plaintiffs

New Full Tilt Lawsuit from Todd Terry and RICO Plaintiffs
Following the failed RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations) lawsuit filed against Full Tilt last year, the same group of poker pros have now filed a class action lawsuit against Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson.

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Jim Varnon on Hold'em Manager 2's Best Features

Jim Varnon on Hold'em Manager 2's Best Features
In this guest column by Hold'em Manager 2 CEO Jim Varnon, Jim explores six of HM2's best features. PokerStrategists can purchase HM2 for $25 through April 15th.

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WPT Vienna Day 1b: Darko Stojanovic in Charge

WPT Vienna Day 1b: Darko Stojanovic in Charge
With both starting days of play over, Frenchman Darko Stojanovic is in 1st place with a massive lead. In addition, 3 PokerStrategists from Day 1a will enter Day 2 in the top 12 places overall.

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Daily Rewind - Negreanu's Vlog, WPT Amneville, Party's Big Game

Daily Rewind - Negreanu's Vlog, WPT Amneville, Party's Big Game
In today's Daily Rewind we hear from Daniel Negreanu, get the latest on WPT Amneville and check in on PartyPoker's Big Game.

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Live Stream: PartyPoker Big Game and Reload Bonus

Live Stream: PartyPoker Big Game and Reload Bonus
The PartyPoker Big Game is a €50/€100 marathon cash game session being streamed live over 48 hours and featuring some of the biggest names in poker, plus a PartyPoker reload bonus will be announced during the live stream!

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WPT Vienna Day 2: Chris Moorman & Tristan Wade With Huge Stacks

WPT Vienna Day 2: Chris Moorman & Tristan Wade With Huge Stacks
At the end of Day 2 of the WPT Vienna, legendary online grinders Chris Moorman and Tristan Wade had enormous chip stacks. Additionally, 3 PokerStrategists are still sitting comfortably with enough chips to make a run at the title.

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World Series Of Poker Unveils Million Dollar Tournament

The World Series of Poker is upping the stakes this year by adding a tournament with a $1 million buy-in. The event will help break a poker tournament record with over $12 million to first place.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WPT Vienna Day 1a: Top Pros in Austria

WPT Vienna Day 1a: Top Pros in Austria
The WPT Vienna has begun, and the first of two starting days has concluded. Plenty of well-known players are in attendance, including Tatjana Pasalic and McLean Karr who have made an interesting last-longer bet.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

No Online Poker In Utah As State Opts Out Of Federal Law

Dozens of states are considering regulating online poker, but Utah will not be one of those states after lawmakers passed a bill that makes the leisure activity illegal in the state.

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Kevin Vandersmissen Wins the Irish Poker Open!

Kevin Vandersmissen Wins the Irish Poker Open!
After 4 days of play, Belgian Kevin Vandersmissen is the 2012 Irish Poker Open champion. He triumphed over a field of 502 players and will take home €420,000 for his accomplishment.

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WPT Vienna Begins Today

WPT Vienna Begins Today
The World Poker Tour is headed to Austria today for the WPT Vienna. Last year this stop set a record for the best attendance in a European WPT tournament with 555 players. Find out about this year's event.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

PokerStrategist Manig 'swordfish007' Loeser Leads The Irish Open

PokerStrategist Manig 'swordfish007' Loeser Leads The Irish Open
Day 2 at the Irish Poker Open is in the books. The money bubble has burst, and 49 players will return on Sunday for Day 3. The current chip leader is German PokerStrategist Manig 'swordfish007' Loeser.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

High Stakes Round-Up: Galfond's March, Blom Wins, EPT Super High Roller

High Stakes Round-Up: Galfond's March, Blom Wins, EPT Super High Roller
March proved a profitable month for Phil Galfond as he walked away with the most cash in his online bankroll. Also running well was Viktor Blom, so well in fact he's now registered for the EPT Grand Final €100K event.

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Iowa Lawmakers Need Creativity To Keep Online Poker Bill Alive

Iowa lawmakers are searching for ways to keep an online poker bill alive after the House decided not to move on the legislation before the deadline today for non-money bills to pass.

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Irish Open Day 1: Samuel Chartier, Arnaud Mattern, & Andy Black With Big Stacks

Irish Open Day 1: Samuel Chartier, Arnaud Mattern, & Andy Black With Big Stacks
Day 1 at the Irish Poker Open is in the books. An impressive 502 players entered the event, including loads of the biggest names in poker. Find out what happened on Day 1, and check out a live stream of the action.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Irish Open 2012 Begins Today [Live Stream]

Irish Open 2012 Begins Today [Live Stream]
The Irish Open is one of the most highly anticipated annual poker tournaments in Europe, and it begins today in Dublin. Several top pros have committed to participating, and you can watch all of the action live.

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Changes to the Paddy Power Poker Rewards System

Changes to the Paddy Power Poker Rewards System
The Paddy Power Poker VIP scheme has had a makeover, which includes more simplified levels, quarterly status levels, enhanced benefits, and a points boost promotion this month.

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Poker Room Rivalry Heats Up In South Florida

Stax is the latest addition to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and the new poker room has created a budding rivalry between South Florida poker hot spots.

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Daily Rewind: Laak Wins PPL Heat One, Sunday Storm, Mac for Boss, Wynnga

Daily Rewind: Laak Wins PPL Heat One, Sunday Storm, Mac for Boss, Wynnga
Today we look back at the first heat from this year's PartyPoker Premier League, while PokerStars celebrate the first anniversary of the Sunday Storm. Boss Media release a welcome client upgrade and Zynga are in talks with Wynn Resorts about...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Major Police Lobbying Group Backs Online Poker Regulation

The Fraternal Order of Police has come out in favor of online poker regulations, giving another strong endorsement for regulation of the popular online entertainment activity.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Full Tilt Poker Hiring Customer Service Reps & Applying for a New License

Full Tilt Poker Hiring Customer Service Reps & Applying for a New License
Pocket Kings Ltd., one of the companies which made up Full Tilt Poker, is actively seeking new customer service representatives. Additionally, it has been discovered that Orinic Limited, another Full Tilt entity, has applied for a license with the...

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Revenue Figures For 888 Holdings Suggest Online Poker Is Popular

Online poker hit a snag in the US last year when three major companies were indicted for violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. 2011 revenue figures from 888 Holdings shows that online poker is popular as ever.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Interview With Hold'em Manager 2 CEO Jim Varnon [Part 1]

Interview With Hold'em Manager 2 CEO Jim Varnon [Part 1]
With our ongoing Hold'em Manager 2 (HM2) promotion for PokerStrategy.com members, you can purchase HM2 for as low as $25. We sat down with Hold'em Manager 2 CEO Jim Varnon to discuss the history and future of the software.

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