This time around the Asian Pacific Poker Tour sets its sights on that isolated pair of islands to the south of Australia better known as New Zealand. This marks the first time PokerStars has ventured into New Zealand and, in all likelihood, the biggest poker tournament ever held in the country. APPT Auckland will, of course, take place in the largest city of New Zealand, known for its impressive Sky Tower, bustling night life, rugged coastline and temperate climate.
“The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative calls on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to support the regulation of Internet gambling as a way to protect Kentuckians and generate billions of dollars in new revenue, rather than seeking to prohibit the activity,” said Jeffrey Sandman, spokesperson for SSIGI. Beshear and other elements of the Kentucky government have moved to seize 141 online gambling site domain names from sites they believe are illegally doing business in Kentucky. According to the law, the state has the right to seize and forfeit “gambling mechanisms” associated with illegal online gambling.
Online gambling is considered to be illegal in Kentucky, and the hearing today was about whether Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has the right to seize and then obtain the forfeiture of 141 gambling Web site domain names that are accessible to Kentucky residents. The issue was thrust into the spotlight when the state obtained an order seizing the domain names on Sept.
The poker site, which had touted itself as the only legal online poker room in the United States, now just has a message to its players on its homepage announcing its closure. The message says: Dear players, Duplicate is sadly bidding farewell to its players. Caught in the middle of the global financial situation the company is not able to continue to provide service.
The Bluegrass Institute, which is an independent, non-partisan association of writers and speakers who analyze state and local public policy in Kentucky, has teamed up with the Poker Player’s Alliance and several other state and national groups to host an emergency summit in Frankfort to discuss the implications of the Kentucky government seizing 141 web site domain names including Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker.
Unless, of course, you are Dave Cain. In that case, the action is likely just getting going
Playing in the event is as easy as registering in the main tournament lobby for a $470 + $30 seat, and a chance at winning your share of $300,000. With $350,000 in cash and prizes awarded last week, and a minimum of $300,000 more being won on Sunday, Bodog’s Poker Open II is a resounding success
But every now and then someone bucks that trend and makes his big score online, as Carter King did last week when he won the main event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. If you don’t know him the Georgia-born King by name in the real world, you might know him by reputation online, where he plays under the screen name ckingusc
Just to name a couple of examples, Full Tilt Poker offers a $3,000 weekly freeroll, and Titan Poker ponies up $1,000 each week for a freeroll, both exclusively for PokerListings players. Sept.
With a deep run in the £2,500 H.O.R.S.E.
The Women’s World Open features 36 players from around the world competing for a share of a $108,000 prize pool. With female poker players such as Jen Mason, Late Night Poker finalist Maria Demetriou, Xuyen “Bad Girl” Pham, previous World Open winner Pippa Flanders and others, the battle is sure to be a big one.