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PartyGaming Purchase of the World Poker Tour

PartyGaming purchased the World Poker Tour for $12.3 million dollars. PartyGaming, the online casino group best known for being one of the first to bring poker rooms to the Internet. The company had lost value as the main market for PartyGaming was the US market and saw a big drop in value when the UIGEA was passed, making online gambling difficult for most American residents. The purchase fuelled the speculation that PartyGaming has seen a rise in its profits this year. PartyGaming has been made famous for PartyPoker rooms. The company began in 1997 and became the world’s largest online …

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What Happens in Vegas… or France!

The hit 2008 film starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher may have been a good watch but most of us laughed off the possibility of this ever happening. Well it seems the impossible has actually happened in France!  Straight out of the movie script, two warring friends are in a court battle over who should have over $3 million in winnings from a slot machine! In March this year Marie-Hélène Jarguel placed $70 equivalent into a slot machine in France. With her was her male friend Francis Sune who she considered her lucky charm and accompanied her often when she …

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Poker Records Smashed!

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) has been breaking records of attendance all over the world this season. The tournaments are held worldwide and are a series of no limit Texas Hold’em games that are played at a variety of selected casinos around the globe. The event is a run up to the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The event first began in 2005 and has been steadily growing in popularity as the years pass.  This particular tournament may still be in its infancy age wise but it certainly seems to be a healthy bouncing baby! The big event …

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Lottery tickets discouraged as gifts

Christmas is coming and with that comes the gift shopping. For many it has become an easy and convenient gift choice to buy a lottery ticket to give to a friend or relative. It is a great solution for an affordable fun gift that is easy to send in the post so it is understandable why it has become such a popular option. But the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has a holiday season reminder for parents — don’t buy your kids lottery tickets for Christmas. Many parents buy a lottery gift for their children as a stocking filler. Scratch …

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Jeffrey Pollack Resigns!

It was a bit of a shock this week when after four years, Jeffrey Pollack resigned from the World Series of Poker as Commissioner. He made a statement that he was seeking new challenges. This has left many scratching their heads as the World Series of Poker is just about to hold the biggest event in its history.   The WSOP poker tournament began in 1970 and has been gaining popularity over the years. There has been quite a surge in the past 5 years in the number of people wanting to compete and in 2006 there were 8,773 participants in …

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Poker King Premiere

Asia is about to go poker crazy as a new movie has just premiered in Hong Kong that will be sure to take the cinemas by storm. Texas Hold’em Poker, which is already seeing a worldwide increase in players, is sure to get a lot of new fans through the movie release. The story is set in Asia and is the tale of two poker playing rivals that are competing in the same competition for the crown.  The movie was filmed in the world famous Asian casino capital of Macau and has already caused a stir when hundreds of players …

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Guest blog part 8: David La Ronde, EPO 2009 winner

Heads up No deals, that’s what’s ringing in my head. No deals. I call the wife “Honey what do you think?” She says “Deal”. I say “Trust me” and say “No deal” I’ve come this far and I’m not going to be a coward now. Tureniec asks for a deal, I say “No way”. I have a 2 to 1 chip lead. I decide that I don’t want to get into pots with Michael without a hand and I can afford to be patient. So I fold a few hands that I would normally raise with on the button. He …

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Peace Pipe for US Gamblers

America has been known for sometime now for its dislike of smoking and smokers. Today there has been an announcement that a second Vegas strip casino is being sued for second hand smoke. As a result, casinos now conform to US law and do not allow smoking as of the 1st of October. However, many gamblers find the idea of placing their bets and not being able to smoke is horrific! Not really surprising when you consider how much money people spend and how stretched their nerves get.  It is natural that a smoker would want to fall back on …

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High stakes online poker player takes massive $5m hit

Yesterday Isildur1 lost a total of 5.3 million dollars, probably creating a new record. Isildur1 is something of an online poker enigma in terms of his identity, but has been the most active high stakes Swedish player at online poker room Full Tilt in recent weeks. In just three days in November he played over 10,000 hands to win $560k+ and in the past six weeks he has played in excess of 130,000 hands, culminating in the spectacular loss of $5.3m yesterday. In a few short weeks Isildur1 has taken the high stakes action to a higher altitude, making even …

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Leeds Lotto Legacy

It seems to be a definite benefit for a lottery ticket buyer to live in the Yorkshire area of the UK. With the British lottery celebrating its 15th birthday it seemed the right time to have a party, and who better to attend than the big winners of the area of Leeds. A whopping 229 millionaires have been created in Yorkshire since the lottery began. If that was not impressive enough, then the fact that the total winnings that have been paid out in the area is 1,085,964,265 UK pounds!  The winners gathered and celebrated the Lottery birthday with a …

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