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20 Jun 07
EU Seeks Amends for US Online Gaming Ban
forbes.com - The European Union told the United States on Tuesday that it wanted compensation for a U.S. ban on foreign online gambling sites, which doesn't comply with global trade rules.
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20 Jun 07
Johnathan Westra: 21 yr old has winning ways at WPT
bodogbeat.com - Since turning 21 last October, the Gainesville, Fl. native has moved from being one of the most dominant online tournament poker players on Bodog to a very serious contender in live tournaments with nearly $300K in live winnings. Not bad for the first seven months of his live tournament career.
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19 Jun 07
Hellmuth On The Verge Of WSOP Bracelet #12
eog.com - There are ten players remaining in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2007 World Series of Poker and play has been stopped for the night. In most other WSOP events play would have continued until one more person busted out to make the traditional nine-person final table. However, all ten remaining poker players in this event will sit down at a televised “final table” tomorrow in the ESPN arena to duke it out for the bracelet.
What made a difference? Phil Hellmuth is one of those final ten players.
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19 Jun 07
Is Harrah's just lining their Pockets?
poker-king.com - Recent action by Harrah's have compelled me to finally sit down at my computer and type this out. The underlying theme of this article? My God has Harrah's messed up the World Series of Poker this year. It's not like it has just been a small mistake or two. Harrah's desire to wring every dollar out of the World Series has completely alienated the most important component of the tournament, and that's the players.
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19 Jun 07
Police Put the Freeze on Iceland Poker Tournament
pokernews.com - Police in Reykjavik, Iceland, raided a poker tournament last weekend and confiscated all objects used in the running of the game, including poker tables, chips and cards. The game was running for less than an hour before police stormed the building.
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18 Jun 07
EPT Goes to Bahamas 2007-2008
pokerpages.com - The PokerStars-sponsored European Poker Tour (EPT) has announced its 2007-2008 Season 4, adding the Bahamas as a new venue that it describes as the most 'relaxing' stop of the poker tournament series. It has also increased its tournament buy-ins citing the need to limit players after the nearly 3,500 sell-out attendance of popular Season 3, which created a total prize pool of nearly 27 million Euros.
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18 Jun 07
Showing Your Cards in Online Poker
gambling911.com - Showing your cards in online poker? You will find every poker player has a different opinion whether to show their hole cards when their opponent folds. Personally I don’t like to show when seated at a ring table but during tournament play every once in a while I find it necessary. Of course this depends on who your opponent are.
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18 Jun 07
Party sells Ads on US-facing properties
point-spreads.com - Party Gaming, operator of PartyPoker.com and PartyPoker.net, has decided to start selling ad space on their US facing web properties in an attempted to offset lost revenues from pulling out of the lucrative US online poker market.
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15 Jun 07
Florida Poker Bill Becomes Law
pokernews.com - A bill passed by the Florida legislature allowing casinos to raise stakes offered in poker ring games and tournaments has become law. The law will go into effect on July 1.
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15 Jun 07
Poker clubs to take government to court
clickajob.co.uk - The government may be forced to court by representatives of the British poker industry, it emerged today.
The UK Poker Clubs Association (UKPCA) is beginning the process of applying for a judicial review against the Gambling Act 2006, which comes into force on September 1st this year.
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15 Jun 07
Everest Poker Japan Cup winners announced
casinocitytimes.com - Everest Poker has announced the winners of the most recent round of poker tournaments in the Everest Poker Japan Cup. The Everest Poker Japan Cup is a series of online and live freeroll poker tournaments held exclusively for Japanese poker players. The final tournament will be held on Tinian Island.
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15 Jun 07
Poker After Dark's "International Week"
allinmag.com - Fans will be able to detect a few accents among the players in this new edition of Poker After Dark as six top pros that were all born outside of the U.S. each put up $20,000 to contend for the $120,000 winner-take-all prize. Competing are Gus Hansen (Denmark), David Benyamine (France), Patrik Antonius (Finland), Daniel Negreanu (Canada), Marco Traniello (Italy), and Brad Booth (Canada).
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14 Jun 07
Ex-opera singer wins WSOP women's title
honoluluadvertiser.com - Sally Boyer, a former opera singer, gave the poker performance of her life by turning a $65 tournament win into a $262,077 payday and the World Series of Poker ladies event crown. ...
The mezzo-soprano had played poker for about a year after her boyfriend encouraged her to try the game.
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14 Jun 07
Stay ahead of pack: know when to fold
mysanantonio.com - Being able to fold your hand at appropriate times is the backbone to every great poker player. In his poker book "Poker: The Real Deal," Phil Gordon compares folding to the screwdriver in your poker toolbox — the essential tool that will stop everything to a crawl if its not in your arsenal.
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13 Jun 07
Tilly: the women who succeed in a male-dominated game
lasvegassun.com - "You know how you hardly ever see women serial killers?" Tilly said. ..."It's kind of the same in poker. The women who are successful playing in tournaments against the men are so competitive, so intense, so strong ... It's kind of amazing how good some of the best female poker players are."
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13 Jun 07
Stakes rise on the EPT
pokerlistings.com - The European Poker Tour (EPT) is getting bigger, and so are the stakes. In the upcoming season, the standard buy-in for EPT events will be €8,000 (approximately $10,000).
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13 Jun 07
From Poker Camp to the WSOP Final Table
bodogbeat.com - In just three days, Sally Boyer of Midway, Utah, has gone from a participant at the World Series of Poker Academy Ladies Event, the first ever instructional poker camp held exclusively for women, to one of the final nine players battling today for a gold bracelet in the $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Ladies World Championship event at the 2007 World Series of Poker.
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12 Jun 07
17 More Poker Venues Coming in UK
pokerpages.com - The British Casino Association (BCA) has lost its high court challenge against British government plans for 17 new casinos, including the first Las Vegas-style super casino, which they claimed could cost them up to GBP 120 million a year in lost profits and drive many of them out of business.
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12 Jun 07
Hellmuth Makes Poker History: 11th Gold
womanpokerplayer.com - Poker superstar Phil Hellmuth, Jr. made history today becoming the first player ever to win 11 gold bracelets at the World Series of Poker. The WSOP bracelet is considered the gold standard of the poker world. Each bracelet represents a single win at the world's largest and most prestigious poker tournament.
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11 Jun 07
PokerStars Welcomes Negreanu
PokerStars (www.PokerStars.com), the world's largest online poker site, today announced that champion poker player Daniel Negreanu has decided to make PokerStars his new professional home. A legend for his ability to read players, spot the best action and mentor up-and-coming players, Negreanu will join Team PokerStars as its newest ambassador of the sport beloved by 50 million people worldwide.
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