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Jason Somerville Argues for Legal Online Poker on CNBC

Legalizing online poker has been a hot-button topic in California for years. And poker pro Jason Somerville recently appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the benefits of legalizing iPoker in the Golden State. His opinion was met by opposition from Rev. James Butler, who heads the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion. Below you can see what Somerville had to say in favor of regulating US online poker, as well as Butler’s argument against it. “I’ve Lost Tens of Thousands of Dollars on Unregulated Poker Sites” One of Somerville’s central arguments for online poker regulation is that most countries in …

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2016 Big One for One Drop – 3 Things Different

After successful runs in 2012 and ’14, the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament didn’t take place at the 2016 WSOP. Many poker players were surprised by this, wondering if we’d ever see the world’s most-expensive tournament again. One Drop founder Guy Laliberté has eased these worries, though, announcing that the €1 Big One for One Drop will take place from October 13-17. The most-notable change is that the tournament will happen at Casino de Monte-Carlo. But there are some other interesting changes for the 2016 Big One for One Drop too, which we’ll discuss below. 1. …

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Full Tilt Software goes offline May 17 – Top Memories

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Launched in 2004, Full Tilt rode the Poker Boom to become the world’s second-biggest poker site behind PokerStars. Unfortunately, their software will ceases to exist on May 17, with FTP customers being transferred to PokerStars’ player base. The brand will remain, but the fact that the software will go offline is quite a fall for a site that, just five years ago, was a massive company. This being said, we thought it’d be appropriate to look back on some of the most-notable memories – good and bad – from Full Tilt’s great run. 1. Rise of Full Tilt’s High Stakes …

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Phil Hellmuth talks Golf, Hustlers and Michael Jordan

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Phil Hellmuth has definitely conquered the poker world with 14 WSOP bracelets and over $19.3 million in tournament winnings. But has he conquered any other games, like golf for instance? “I’m known for showing emotion at the poker table, and I used to be the same way with golf, throwing clubs and acting like a complete brat, until about five years ago,” said Hellmuth. “That was when I realized that I’ll never really excel at golf. I’m a 16-handicap! With poker, I’m supposed to be great.” Hellmuth’s comments came during an interview with Golf Digest, where he discussed a number …

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Bill Perkins rowing from England to New York for Bet?

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Just recently, poker players Bill Perkins and Dan Bilzerian made one of the most-legendary prop bets ever, with the latter riding his bicycle from Las Vegas to L.A. for $600k. And it doesn’t look like this will just be a one-time thing since the two are already discussing a crazy prop bet for Perkins to complete. Some ideas that have been floated include Perkins include rowing from England to New York, climbing Mount Everest or walking across America. Apparently Perkins doesn’t like the Mount Everest bet because he doesn’t “want to lose a nose,” and he doesn’t want to spend …

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Last chance to get Rakeback on the Merge Network

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What  this means is that you have about 3 weeks to sign up for a Merge room  to take advantage of a fixed rakeback rate of 35% But don’t take too  long to think about it in case they move the goal posts. And don’t  forget to be a good buddy and tell a friend!

Last chance to get Rakeback on the Merge Network

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Win an iPad 2 with Carbon Poker and The RTR Group

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We are giving away as many iPads as you guys can win. This is in addition to your regular rakeback and rake chase that we offer. You won’t find any other affiliate offering you this additional value so be sure to tell all your friends and family and be sure to mention it on your Facebook pages and Twitter it to the world! Dates of Promotion: 15th April 2011 to midnight on the 31st May 2011 Earn an iPad 2 Outright: New Players: Sign up between 15th April and 31st May and Rake $10,000+ by the 31st July 2011 When …

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Party Poker Exclusive 2x $10,000 Points Race at RakeTheRake

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Party Poker Exclusive $20,000 Points Race at RakeTheRake. Total $20,000 – Each Race is $10,000 SIGN UP AT PARTY POKER

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Paradise Exclusive €7,500 Race at RakeTheRake

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Paradise Exclusive €7,500 Race at RakeTheRake CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CURRENT LEADER BOARD SIGN UP AT PARADISE

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Betfair Poker Exclusive $15,000 Rake Race at RakeTheRake

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Betfair Poker Exclusive $15,000 Rake Race at RakeTheRake CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CURRENT LEADER BOARD SIGN UP AT BETFAIR POKER

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