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Poker News 03-12-2013

Bluff Europe hit by cyber attack; poker players and websites should take notice

Bluff Europe Magazine is apparently the latest poker website to fall victim to a hacker. A Google search of the site now comes with the warning that “this website may harm your computer,” so I do not suggest visiting the site until everything is sorted out. On their Facebook page Bluff Europe Magazine explained to […]

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Poker News 02-12-2013

The Sunday Funnies 12/1/2013: A lighthearted look at the poker world

What in the wide world of poker crime is going on this week? Stop taking rides from strangers Somebody may want to explain to Eric Riley why accepting rides from strangers when you’re carrying around $100,000 in cash is a bad idea. Riley, coming off a big score at the Borgata Fall Poker Open made […]

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Poker News 01-12-2013

NJ iGaming sees 32,000 online gambling accounts created in first week

According to an article on theDailyJournal.com, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has said there have been a total of 32,277 online gambling accounts created since the state launched their online gambling industry on November 21. Regulators do not know how many of those accounts have deposited and participated in real-money online gambling, or […]

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Poker News 01-12-2013

The online poker industry fuels the live poker industry

In this column I’ll explain why the editorial boards railing against online poker and poker’s recent legislative gains have it all wrong. One of the key complaints that everyone not named Sheldon Adelson is making is the likelihood of online poker cannibalizing the live poker industry, which as the data shows –and as any poker […]

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Poker News 30-11-2013

Are tournament poker rules too divergent?

Enacting fair tournament poker rules seems like a fairly simple proposition, but this is far from the reality of the situation for poker players who are regular participants in tournaments. Divergent rules at different tournaments, as well as vague language leaving too much open to interpretation has become a major debate in the poker world, […]

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Poker News 30-11-2013

Poker player Dan Shak slapped on the wrist by the CFTC

Reuters reported last week that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has fined and suspended Dan Shak for two years for an offense known as “banging the close.” Banging the close is a term used to describe a trader flooding the market just before the closing bell according to the Reuters article. The infractions happened […]

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Poker News 30-11-2013

Should you be concerned with the Bodog Civil War?

Normally we can watch online poker wars play out on a website like www.PokerScout.com, where the traffic numbers are tracked and we can see who is winning and losing. But that’s not the case when the battle is taking place internally, as it currently is at Bodog. A battle is currently raging in the Philippines […]

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Poker News 28-11-2013

A Conquering Hero Returns: Hero Poker to relaunch in late 2013

Merge Poker Network skin Hero Poker was one of the US poker world’s favorite post-Black Friday sites, thanks in most part to its excellent customer service spearheaded by the highly accessible Hero Poker CEO David Jung. But by July of 2013 the US market became too volatile and complicated for Jung and Hero Poker, and […]

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Poker News 28-11-2013

Sorel Mizzi joins the list of Party Poker Premier League Champions

For the first time in its history the Party Poker Premier League took place outside of Europe, as 12 of the best poker players in the game each put-up $125,000 and descended on the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada to take part in the Party Poker Premier League VII. The first Premier League in […]

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Poker News 27-11-2013

PokerStars launching new TV show The Shark Cage

Televised poker had a pretty good run from about 2003 through 2006, but since the Poker Boom went from waxing to waning poker shows have not exactly been bringing in the ratings for networks. But PokerStars isn’t giving up on the television just yet, announcing a new project called The Shark Cage. Promotion details Think […]

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