Frank has been working against the UIGEA since it was passed into law. Initially he introduced a bill that would legalize online gambling , but it hasn’t gained much footing yet. After a committee hearing earlier this year that outlined the problems the Federal Reserve and the Department of the Treasury are having implementing the UIGEA, Frank and Senator Ron Paul jointly introduced H.R
Posts Tagged ‘2008 WSOP’
Adding another breath to the resuscitation of high-stakes online Hold’em , another epic session at Full Tilt’s marquee $500/$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em table went down last night, with the six available seats stuffed until the early hours of this morning with the game’s best. Or the game’s worst, as the case may be.
Or so he says, anyway. An overall loser in Hold’em by his own admission , Benyamine has, through some particularly gory nosebleed sessions over the years, garnered himself a bit of a reputation as a high-stakes Hold’em fish among the game’s regulars.
Event 9 Event 9, the $215 No-Limit Hold’em (four-max), was a wild celebration of short-handed poker, the even more aggro cousin of the six-max games that have become so popular online since the poker boom began. An amazing 3,290 players showed up to take part in the event, building a total prize pool of $658,000.
Monday saw thousands of tournament hopefuls in action at PokerStars for the ongoing 2008 World Championship of Online Poker, every one of them dreaming of adding their name to the growing list of winners in the world’s longest-running online poker tournament series. By early Tuesday morning, three of them had claimed their places in the WCOOP history books.
Cascarino, an ex-Republic of Ireland footballer, won the seventh leg of the Grosvenor U.K. Poker Tour in Bolton last weekend to rack up a £52,850 prize. To get to that win during the four-day tournament, Cascarino had to overcome local legend Ali Mallu in heads-up play.
The €8,000+€250 tournament marks the first stop of the EPT’s eagerly anticipated Season 5, and promises to be one of the most well-attended events of the entire year. Last year Sander Lyloff outlasted 541 players only to face a heads-up battle with good friend and poker tour roommate Mark Teltscher
There are four different matchups featured on YouTube with players from several of the nations represented in the tournament. The videos are: Van Der Peet vs Kang – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Mou9YQDyg Sunar vs O’Dea – www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vUz5_kxELA Luske vs Kang – www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR4UbvFz5aU Gold vs Ocklind – www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbHbdad2fzg The PartyPoker Poker Nations Cup is a team event that features players from Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Holland and the United States.
On Tuesday Dale Nachreiner, director of table games at French Lick Resort Casino in French Lick, Ind., announced the casino was moving to the dealer-less tables. “PokerPro is a great fit for our casino,” said Nachreiner in a story with CNN Money.
“This is a great addition for both PokerStars and the poker playing audience.
The show debuted last week with the Devilfish evaluating the participants on the show. The show will feature poker novices whom Ulliott will put through intense poker training over the course of four episodes.