According to the release, CAP made every effort to abide by the local Spanish laws and was caught off-guard by the police action. Furthermore, CAP legal representatives had allegedly cleared all legal issues prior to the event, making it clear it was a private freeroll-style tournament that was not open to the public. “We don’t put these tournaments on without permission, which is exactly why we have a specific registration system and a number of checks that affiliates go through to gain the password.
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.
Former professional golfer Ryan Dreyer outlasted 272 players at the 2008 Sun City Million in South Africa to take down a first place prize that equaled $350,000 after a final table deal. Dreyer, who is sometimes known by the nickname “Rhino” Ryan, couldn’t have been happier to win the prestigious event as he currently works a commentator on the All Africa poker channel and mentioned as a local he was proud to take part in the event. “The field was very strong by South African standards,” he said.
Play got started at 2:30 p.m. BST on Tuesday with Roland de Wolfe, David Williams, Sammy George, Chris Parke, Neil Channing, Jennifer Tilly, Robert Williamson II and Iliodoros Kamatakis at the felt
The UIGEA prohibits U.S. financial institutions from processing transactions between illegal online gambling sites and U.S
UB running a Phil Hellmuth look-alike contest
In a statement released yesterday, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission laid the lion’s share of the blame for the recent cheating scandal at Ultimate Bet at the feet of Russ Hamilton, an individual often referred to as one of the original owners of UB (or one of the several associated companies), but who the KGC report describes as an “individual associated with Ultimate Bet’s affiliate program.” KGC ruled that UB has to, among other things, refund all players who were cheated, submit to heavy oversight, and pay a fine of 1.5 million. Sound familiar
With 10 years under its belt, Sportingbet has a lot to celebrate, and its poker site Paradise Poker has no qualms dishing out lots of extra cash for the party. The fun starts October first with the kickoff of the €10+€1 with €10,000 added tournaments. The tournaments will run daily from Oct.
Players on Mansion Poker are now officially part of the iPoker network, which means they will have access to more opponents and even get a crack at the coveted European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP). The transition should be smooth for all Mansion players as accounts will be moved onto the iPoker network complete with user settings and player points. Player points have been converted into new Mansion Club Points, a new and improved points system.
Yoshihiro takes home $128,250 for the first-place finish in Seoul, nearly $50,000 more than his countryman and second-place finisher Hidenari Shiono.
It’s a little strange to see these opinions from a generally sober corner of the pokerverse, but after the last year with the scandals at UB and Absolute, it’s pretty hard for anyone to not have had their faith in the integrity of online poker shaken.