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Annie Duke Poker Tutor lands on iPhone

Games modeled after professional poker players have found little success in the video game market due to the fact that people can just go to online poker rooms if they want to play free poker.  But UltimateBet pro Annie Duke thinks she can succeed where others have failed through her new iPhone application entitled Annie Duke Poker Tutor. As you may have guessed from the title, Annie Duke Poker Tutor is more than just a game where you play mindless hours of poker in an effort to build your play money bankroll.  Instead, it has the added element of teaching …

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Swiss Casino Robbery

Unless you’re from another planet, by now you’ve probably heard about the Switzerland Casino robbery. For those who are from another planet, what happened was masked men carrying weapons stormed into the crowded casino of the Swiss border city Basel. The thieves made off with hundreds of thousands of francs. The managing director said there were 10 masked men that pulled into the casino in two cars and ran into the casino with machine guns and pistols. The gang was speaking French and ordered all the employees and guests to get on the floor while they emptied out all the …

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RakeTheRake’s friend Liv Boeree wins Record EPT Event

The European Poker Tour rebounded quite well after robbers broke into the Berlin poker tournament and stole well over $300,000.  1,239 people made their way to the EPT San Remo event via direct buy-ins and online poker room satellites.  The 1,239 players broke a record for an EPT event held on European soil, and created a €6 million-plus prize pool. Of the 1,239 holdem poker players in attendance, RakeTheRake’s friend Liv Boeree ended up being the biggest winner of them all by taking first place and the €1.25 million prize pool.  The interesting thing about Boeree is that she had …

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Win a Date with Poker Hottie Tiffany Michelle

Few poker pros have come as far as UltimateBet player Tiffany Michelle has in the last year.  Michelle cemented her place as one of the best texas poker players in the world when she finished in 17th place in the World Series of Poker.  Her showing at the WSOP, and the fact that she is one of the more attractive players in the game today have made Tiffany Michelle a fast rising star. Now UltimateBet is giving people the chance to win a date with this poker hottie on April 28th in a free poker tournament.  That’s right…you don’t even …

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Mike Tyson Reality Show in Trouble for Illegal Gambling

Since blowing through an estimated $350 million in boxing winnings over his lifetime, former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson is always looking for work.  Whether that means being the host of a WWE professional wrestling show, starring in the movie “The Hangover”, or playing at a poker tournament at the Aussie Millions, Tyson is always up for anything.  And while playing at the Aussie Millions didn’t tempt him to become an online poker pro, it did spark an interest in gambling that has carried over to his new reality TV show. The reality show that Mike Tyson is on is …

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Amazing Blackjack Player goes Broke in Online Poker

There are plenty of live and online poker players that have a problem with playing blackjack, and they lose lots of money because of this habit.  Unlike Internet poker, blackjack is not a game that can be beat since the house holds an advantage no matter how well a person plays……that is, unless they know how to count cards. And counting cards is exactly what former blackjack pro Josh Axelrad specialized in as he took casinos for over $700,000 in his short, 5 year career.  Sometimes Axelrad would do so good that he’d earn $18,000 in around 10 minutes of …

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UK Gambling Commission Cracking down on Cheshire Pub

Luckily, the Gambling Act of 2005 hasn’t hurt the UK gambling industry too badly.  In fact, the law that was designed to keep gambling under control hasn’t been used much as opposed to say the UIGEA in the United States.  But just recently, we’ve seen the act rear its head in a case against a Cheshire pub that may have a whole lot of people wanting to stick to online poker from now on.  The UK Gambling Commission, which was created as a result of the Gambling Act of 2005, recently commissioned three men for running poker games out of …

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High Stakes Poker Ratings Up, Quiets Critics

Despite having success in its first five seasons, the super-popular poker show High Stakes Poker decided to make a big change by dropping the witty A.J. Benza from the commentator booth and replacing him with the sultry Kara Scott.  When the move was made, people immediately started criticizing the Game Show Network producers who made the decision, and some online poker rooms even considered pulling their advertising. Well it’s a good thing those Internet poker rooms didn’t make a hasty decision because High Stakes Poker’s ratings are actually up in Season 6.  In fact, they’ve soared above Season 5 with …

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ESPN Ranks Top 10 Players

People argue all of the time over who the best poker players are in both live and online poker. Unfortunately, there are few places that attempt to settle this argument outside of say a few rogue Internet poker websites. Luckily, there is now a legitimate source to settle these arguments since the professionals at ESPN.com are releasing a monthly list of the top 10 poker players in the world. Whether these people are live players or strictly Internet grinders who like to sit back and collect rakeback money, they could be featured on the list. What’s interesting about this top …

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Millionaire Poker Player Quits

Michael McDonald is one of the best poker players in the world….or at least was one of the best.  McDonald’s career is seemingly at an end after he announced through his blog that he will no longer be playing live or online poker anymore.  In the blog, McDonald stated that he knew few people outside of the players he had met through Internet poker or at live poker tournaments.  McDonald wrote the following in his blog, “I think in all honesty I should be a fairly interesting person given the amount of time, resources, experience and opportunities I have but …

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