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.
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.
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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 EPT London started up just at the tail end of the World Series of Poker Europe events in town as well, which meant some of the top players from around the world were in town to compete.
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 24-year-old American began the day squarely in the middle of the pack with $718,000 in chips, putting him just a double-up away from the chip lead held by his countryman, Eric Liu. Things would eventually turn ugly for Martin before repeatedly swinging back in his favor.
The implications of the hearing seeking an order requiring these sites to forfeit their domain names to the state go far beyond the future of online gambling, raising significant questions regarding the future of all Internet commerce and how it may be regulated or controlled by the government. Nearly every major online gambling company is expected to be in attendance at Tuesday’s hearing.
Andre Akkari earned his two final-table cashes on Sunday in the PokerStars $215 No-Limit Hold’em rebuy event and the Sunday 500. He earned $16,250 for a seventh-place finish in the Sunday 500 and another $4,275 for a ninth-place finish in the $215+R.
Now, we’ve seen million-dollar stacks before. TexasLimitKing showed us his million-dollar roll on the $500/$1,000 limit games.