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Spider-Man Star Keeps A Red Face Over Poker Web

The Spider-Man star, Tobey Maguire is said to be at the centre of a furore involving major Hollywood names and their alleged illegal high-stakes poker playing activity. The movie stars are, allegedly, all facing lawsuits after participating in illegal gambling at underground poker clubs in California. It seems this invitation only poker web consisted of a number of regular movie stars that allegedly includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as well as other moneyed celebrities, entrepreneurs, businessmen and even attorneys! The high stakes games ended in 2009 and Tobey Maguire is noted to have been a ‘very, very …

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Phil Hellmuth Rumoured to be leaving UB

Phil Hellmuth has become synonymous with Ultimate Bet Poker as he’s been with the company since the late 90’s.  However, the unthinkable has happened and people are actually speculating that Hellmuth might leave UB after he showed up to the PokerStars NAPT Los Angeles event without his customary Ultimate Bet gear. Since signing a deal with Ultimate Bet, it’s become customary for Hellmuth to be decked out in UB logos.  However, the absence of poker logos at the NAPT Los Angeles poker tournament started the rumors that Hellmuth could be signing elsewhere.  In addition to this, several poker news outlets …

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Full Tilt signs British Heavyweight Boxer Audley Harrison

While Full Tilt Poker is a site that mainly sticks to signing successful casino poker pros, they recently broke this trend by signing British heavyweight boxer Audley Harrison.  Harrison, who has won the British Heavyweight Championship and the European Heavyweight Championship, might seem like a newcomer in the world of online poker.  However, he actually has plenty of poker experience since he finished 2nd in a Bellagio Cup III side event ($76,895) and third in the Venetian Deep Stack Main Event ($90,298); he also has two WSOP cashes. Seeing as how Audley holds the rare distinction of being able to …

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ARIA dedicates Poker Room to Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey is one of the top internet poker players in the world as he consistently dominates the high stakes competition at Full Tilt Poker, and makes lots of money through rakeback.  Ivey is also one of the top casino poker players too, which is why the ARIA Resort and Casino Center in Las Vegas decided to dedicate a poker room to him. “The Ivey Room” recently opened with a $1 million invitation-only freeroll poker tournament that included such stars as Doyle Brunson, T.J. Cloutier, Barry Greenstein, Eli Elezra, Daniel Alaei, Erick Lindgren, David Williams, David “Chino” Rheem, and of …

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Poker Players to Play on Top of Mountain

The world of poker is filled with plenty of exciting and fascinating venues.  In fact, every poker room offers its own bit of character to players, which sometimes makes the experience just as good as the actual game.  Apparently though, regular poker rooms aren’t good enough for two UK residents as they’ve decided to play poker on a mountain top instead.  Conor Toner and Paul Brady of Portsmouth plan on playing poker games at the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales.  Both of these guys are managers at casinos in Portsmouth, and they want to climb the 1,085-foot Mt. Snowdon …

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888Poker looking to Merge with a Big Site

Just a week after Party Poker and Bwin announced a huge merger, 888Poker is looking at a future merger with another poker room.  The news of 888Poker looking for a potential merger partner broke when 888 CEO Gigi Levy said that his internet poker site is definitely interested in merging within the next six months.  Most people would suspect that he is hoping to keep up with poker sites like Party Poker with this move, but he insists that this isn’t the case.  He told eGaming Review all of this when he said, “I think that the first thing to …

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The Gaming Crowd Joins Forces to Help Those in Need

When you lose that big game and watch the pot get turned over to your arch nemeses poker rival it might feel like the end of the world, but in reality all of us in the poker circle know this is nothing compared to the challenges and obstacles that others find themselves facing. The horrifically powerful earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this year was way more devastating to many living in the area than the loss of a poker match could ever be. Celebrities, organizations, and volunteer groups from all over the world have joined forces to raise funds to …

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Sands and Kelly Newest Members of Brunson 10

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The “Brunson 10” is getting a little closer to living up to its name after deciding on a seventh and eighth member.  For those of you who haven’t heard of this elite group, the Brunson 10 is Doyle Brunson’s group of players who represent the poker room that carries his namesake in Doyles Room.  All of the players Brunson has picked so far are some of the best, young online poker players in the industry. Getting back to the new mystery members, Brunson chose four of the world’s best internet poker players before the beginning of the WSOP with Dan …

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Party Poker Merges to create Giant Company

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PokerStars has been the giant of the online poker world ever since taking this position from Party Poker a few years ago.  However, they might have to take a step back down on the poker room food chain following Party Poker’s recent merger. Party Poker’s parent company – PartyGaming – recently agreed to a merger with the Austrian gambling site Bwin that will take place in 2011.  The two companies finally agreed to terms on the merger this week, and Bwin will get 51.4% of the company while internet poker giant Party Poker will have a 48.36% stake in the …

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Balkan Poker Festival Seats at PokerStars

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Just because the WSOP is over with doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of great casino poker events going on.  PokerStars is making sure of this as they are sponsoring a huge event this year called the Balkan Poker Festival.  Much like any other PokerStars event, the Balkan Poker Festival is going to offer lots of cash since over 200 players are expected to play in the Main Event.  But for once, poker tournament players might be interested in the host city of Varna, Bulgaria more than they are in the actual money. That’s because Varna, which is located …

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