The World Poker Store entered into an agreement with Play It Simpel, the creator of the popular poker reality TV show Poker Kampioen Van Nederland , in which the existing Play It Simpel poker league in the Netherlands will become The Bar Poker League.
The multiday binge of all things cards is being held in the facility’s newly remodeled World Series of Poker Room, with 10 events being played in all.
The $2,500 USD buy-in Manila main event is the first of four APT events planned to 2009, with the details of the final three being released sometime next week. The CEO of the APT, Chris Parker, is excited for next year: “The APT has already held two major events this year – APT Philippines and APT Macau. After consultation with players, online partners, and sponsors, a comprehensive schedule is now being planned for 2009 to successfully meet the needs of all concerned
Despite the likes of Ladbrokes Poker pro Roy Brindley and Pot-Limit Omaha World Champion Marty Smyth being in the mix, it was Jimmy McSweeney from Cork, Ireland, who took home the win. He had plenty of competition as well. Earlier in the week the capacity for the €550 main event of the Irish Poker Festival was raised from 625 to 750 when organizers realized how popular the event was going to be.
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Ramadanis, 31, is a sound engineer in Denver who turned a $340 qualifier entry into a seat in the one of the Heartland Poker Tour’s largest events this year. With 386 players turning up for the Texas Hold’em main event, the HPT Mile High Poker Open boasted a $582,600 prize pool. Ramadanis pocketed $174,780 of that for the win
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Plenty of players were interested in trying to turn a profit in the $500 buy-in event on Sunday. A total of 477 players turned up, but Arik “zubs1aa” Marks topped them all for the first-place prize.
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.