All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Poker’

What Does the New Online Poker Bill Mean for US Poker Players?

This post is brought to you by James Moore To outsiders, the long and slow progress of online gambling regulation in the USA must seem difficult to understand. After all, America has one of the world’s largest gambling industries as the casinos of Vegas and Atlantic City rake in billions each year. But conservative attitudes towards gambling remain prevalent among …

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Poker Tournament Refund Announced By Borgata Casino

Here’s a piece of common sense advice for anyone trying to hide evidence, don’t flush anything down the toilet that will cause a clog. Christian Lusardi was charged with theft and rigging a public contest when the poker player from North Carolina allegedly flushed fake poker chips down the toilet at the Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. Lusardi was playing …

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Ryan Riess, MSU Grad, Wins Poker Championship

Ryan Riess, a professional from Las Vegas, has just won the world championship of poker. He won a total of $8.4 million in the main event. The match lasted over 3.5 hours, and he defeated Jay Farber, who was his last opponent in his quest for the title. Riess is a native of Waterford, Michigan, and a graduate of Michigan …

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Rep. Joe Barton Wants To Legalize Online Poker

Online poker where real money is at stake is in a legal gray zone in the U.S. It was banned in 2006, but the Justice Department allowed states to determine their own online gambling laws in 2011. Now one lawmaker wants to make it legal across the country. Rep. Joe Barton has introduced the Internet Poker Freedom Act into the …

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UltimatePoker.com Launched As First Legal Online Poker Site In Nevada

The state of Nevada now has its first legal online poker site since its legalization in February. Online residents of the state (21 and over) may partake. The site is UltimatePoker.com, and is run by “online poker specialists” with over 30 years of combined experience. It’s also backed by Vegas gaming leaders, but perhaps most importantly, it has the government’s …

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Zynga Launches Real-Money Online Gambling In The UK

Zynga Poker is one of the game developers’ most popular titles, but it still doesn’t provide players with the ability to play with real money. That won’t change for players in the U.S., as online gambling is illegal, but it will be possible for our friends in the UK starting today. Zynga announced that ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will be launching …

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Poker Champ Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Poker player Greg Raymer may have used all of his luck up at the tables. The 48-year-old was caught this week during a prostitution sting in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Raleigh news outlet WRAL is reporting that Raymer was one of five men picked up for soliciting prostitution at a hotel sting set up by police on Wednesday, March 13. …

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Say, You’re Pretty Good with a Deck of Cards [VIDEO]

I can’t do this, therefore it interests me. Dexterity, concentration, and hand to eye coordination are on full display in this promo video for a speciality deck of “flourishing” cards. Three guys who have clearly mastered the art of card manipulation shows us how it’s done, and it’s a bit mesmerizing. I’m impressed, but that’s coming from someone who makes …

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The Authentic Poker Experience Comes To iOS

Zynga has become somewhat of a leader in the virtual Poker world with Zynga Poker for iOS. It’s still their most popular game on mobile devices so it makes sense that developers would want to replicate that success. They all have come up short, but EA might be able to give them a run for their money. EA announced that …

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Real Online Gambling for Zynga Games?

According to Business Insider, Mark Pincus, CEO of social gaming company Zynga, said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom conference, that online gambling and Zynga’s games are a “natural fit.” “I think it’s a good natural fit. I think, philosophically, the part people haven’t noticed yet, real money gaming is the perfect fit with virtual goods and social …

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Epic Poker League Launching On The Poker Channel

Fans in Europe will soon be able to watch the best Poker players in the world duke it out. Epic Poker League, the new professional poker league that hosted its third Inaugural Season Main Event in Las Vegas last month, announced a partnership today that will bring Epic Poker League programming to millions of fans across Europe. More than 70 …

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