Poker News

  • 22 March 2010

    German Police Arrest Fifth Man in Poker Tournament Robbery

    Police in Berlin, Germany have announced the arrest of a fifth man involved in the March 6 poker tournament robbery that netted the robbers $327,300 in tournament jackpot money. Suspicions are that the man arrested is the mastermind behind the robbery. The man arrested Sunday night is a 28 year old Lebanese citizen. Authorities believe he drove the getaway car. Four men, armed with revolvers and machetes, raided the poker tournament and made off with the jackpot money.

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  • 15 March 2010

    Poker Players Alliance Working At State Level

    With the growing success and influence of Rep. Barney Frank’s, D-MA, efforts on Capitol Hill, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is now turning it’s attention to working at the state level. PPA Executive Director John Pappas, has testified before the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee in February. While he has testified in Florida, he, and the PPA, are reluctant to put their full support behind any legislation.

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  • 12 March 2010

    UltimateBet To Sponsor Poker Tournament

    After having to cancel this year’s Aruba Poker Classic earlier this week, UltimateBet has found a way to get back into the game. UltimateBet’s brand UB.net has been named as an official sponsor of the inaugural Four Aces Pro Canada Classic poker tournament being held April 15th through the 18th. The tournament, being held in Montreal, Canada, has a $1,650 buy-in. UB.

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  • 08 March 2010

    Armed Robbers Storm Poker Tournament

    Police in Berlin report that armed robbers stormed into a poker tournament being held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel and left with the tournament jackpot of 800,000 euros, or approximately $1.1 million. It was a 5 day tournament with about 1,000 players. There were several injuries from the ensuing panic, though none of the injuries were reported as serious. The tournament, held by the European Poker Tour (EPT), was resumed approximately four hours after the robbery.

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  • 04 March 2010

    The PPA is Working Hard to See that Poker is Classified as a Skill Game

    This is hot off the press from the PPA!! We all need to work as hard as they are to be able to enjoy the game we love so much, The game of Poker!! March 4, 2010 (PAP Newswire) - The PPA (Poker Players Alliance), one of the most active groups striving to get online poker legalized and regulated in the U.S., recently testified in front of the Massachusetts legislature in support of H4069, a piece of legislation that would legally classify poker as a game of skill.

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  • 28 February 2010

    Soccer Star Totti Signs With PartyPoker

    Score one for PartyPoker.com. They have just recently announced the signing of Francesco Totti, the great Italian soccer legend, to a contract. He will represent PartyPokers brand and be their ambassador to the public. He will also play exclusively at PartyPoker.com’s virtual poker tables. Francesco Totti stated: “I have faced many challenges in my career and I always apply myself with skill, intelligence, loyalty and passion.

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  • 17 February 2010

    Are VISA and MasterCard to be Banned from Online Poker Sites?

    A Boston area poker fan, Donny Chia, has written a story describing how Visa and MasterCard placed restrictions on their use on online gambling sites. If it turns out to be true, it would be a big blow to the online gaming world. Visa and MasterCard are two of the giants in the credit card business. If that occurred and they also restricted the use of ATM/Debit cards, it would cost the online gaming world hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

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  • 09 February 2010

    DoylesRoom Launched a Store ONLY for Online Poker Players

    This is something new for all the poker players out there! Now you can get special items to collect. These are some never seen before items. Las Vegas, Nevada- January 25, 2010 – DoylesRoom.com has given online poker players who collect Gold Chips more spending power. The only online poker site to bear the legendary Doyle Brunson name has taken the wraps off the DoylesRoom Store, an online shop featuring a wide range of in demand products and unique-to-DoylesRoom.com items.

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  • 21 January 2010

    Is Florida Legalizing Online Poker?

    Here is another state that is considering and probably will legalize online poker, New Jersey and California and now Florida? Here is to hoping this will set a trend all over the US!!! January 20, 2010 (CAP Newswire) – According to today’s Florida Times-Union out o0f Jacksonville, the Florida legislature is reportedly considering legalizing and regulating Internet poker with its borders, becoming the latest state to consider doing so.

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  • 19 January 2010

    PPA is Pushing for February Markup of HR 2267

    2010 is ramping up to be a very interesting year for the gaming community. Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-MA) Internet gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act, HR2267, has picked up two more co-sponsors bringing the number up to 65. The bill was discussed on Dec. 3, 2009 in the House Financial Services Committee. This was only one week following the action delaying mandatory compliance with UIGEA, the Unlawful Internet gambling Enforcement Act.

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