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Full Tilt Poker, Pokerstars, Absolute Poker and UB Poker US Update

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On Friday evening an indictment was issued against the founders of Full Tilt, PokerStars and AP/UB by federal authorities. According to various sources, the founders of the 3 sites were indicted on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling. There were also restraining orders issued against over 75 bank accounts used by the online poker companies and their payment processors, as well as five Internet domain names. These rooms have told us that play and payments are affected in the following ways listed below. As you will understand, there are a lot of factors beyond the control of …

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Mini UBOC 2011 Starts April 10th

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If you’re looking for poker tournaments with great value and small buy-ins, then look no further than the Mini UBOC 2011 at UB Poker. Mini UBOC 2011 will run from April 10th to April 17th, and it will offer $650,000 across 27 poker tournaments. Besides being able to earn 30% rakeback deals through UB, the highlight of Mini UBOC will be the $100,000 Guaranteed Main Event. The buy-in for the Main Event poker tournament is $75 + $7, and if you’ve ever played in $100k tourneys before, this is an incredibly cheap buy-in. Even if this is out of your …

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UB Poker signs Adam Levy

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UB Poker continues to rebuild their base of sponsored players in the wake of Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke leaving a couple of months ago. And it looks like these two could be long forgotten at UB since they re-signed one of poker’s best young talents in Adam “Roothlus” Levy. Levy is best known for his online poker play, where he’s earned over $3.6 million in online tournament winnings, which includes several huge victories at UB and Full Tilt Poker. In addition to his online poker tournament exploits, Levy has over $1.5 million in live tourney winnings. Some of his …

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UB Poker offering Huge Series 2011 Promotion

Posted on by RTR Rachel

We’re used to seeing online poker sites offer big prize packages for the WSOP * Main Event. However, one thing that you don’t commonly see is rooms offering numerous other incentives along with the prize package – including a $1 million sponsorship deal! But that’s exactly what UB Poker is doing with their Series 2011 promotion, where you’ll not only be able to win a $12,000 Main Event prize package, but also lots of other bonuses and incentives afterward. All along the way, you could be earning UB’s fantastic 30% rakeback deals too! Getting back to the Main Event incentives, …

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$1 Million Bad Beat Jackpot won at UB Poker

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“ODESSA99” has to be the happiest player in online poker after being the lucky (or unlucky) person to lose with a hand of four queens at UB Poker. When ODESSA99 lost with quads queens, the $1,048,383 Bad Beat Jackpot was unlocked! ODESSA99 earned the largest share of this jackpot at $340,875, while the poker hand winner – “FARFLUNG” – earned over $170k of the jackpot. The prize money didn’t stop here though because another $170k was distributed to a bunch of lucky players, who just happened to be playing the same poker games and stakes as ODESSA99 and FARFLUNG. When …

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Annie Duke’s Poker League releases Schedule

So what’s Annie Duke been up to ever since she left UB Poker and their 30% rakeback deals? She’s been busy helping the Federated Sports and Gaming league finalize their poker tournament schedule. We finally got a glimpse of this schedule yesterday when Federated Sports and Gaming released it. The main points of the schedule is that it will feature four regular season tournaments, a $20,000 buy-in Main Event, none of the tournaments will charge rake, and all of the poker games will take place at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The first tournament will run from August 12th-19th …

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Eric Baldwin re-signs with UB Poker

Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin must have plenty of respect for the 30% rakeback deals at UB Poker since he quickly re-signed a two-year deal with them. Baldwin signed with UB back in 2009 shortly after winning a WSOP $1,500 holdem poker tournament along with $521,991. Just a week later, Baldwin took third in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship, which earned him $259,534. In all, Baldwin has over $3.2 million in live poker tournament winnings. Aside from his obvious success at the poker tables, Baldwin has a pretty unique back story since he was a successful Division III collegiate baseball player at …

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Phil Hellmuth and NFL’s Adrian Peterson hosting Charity Tournament

Former UB Poker pro Phil Hellmuth and Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson are teaming up to host a celebrity poker tournament in Dallas, Texas. The tourney, which is called Adrian Peterson’s All-In Celebrity Poker Tournament, is set to take place on February 2nd. Peterson’s tournament figures to draw plenty of celebrities who will already be in town for Super Bowl XLV. Celebrities competing in this event will pay a $500 entry fee, and play for over $25,000 in prizes. And while there’s no rakeback deals included among the prizes, a WSOP seat figures to be the biggest prize offered. …

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