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Benvenuti! PokerStars launches Italian site

The new addition to the PokerStars lineup comes just days after the Amministrazione Autonome dej Monopoli di Stato in Italy granted PokerStars a license to offer online poker in the country. The license gives Italians a chance to play online poker tournaments with real money at PokerStars.it. “PokerStars is proud to be entering a flourishing market with this new product.

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Kentucky judge rules against gambling domains

Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate gave the affected Internet gaming sites until Nov.17 in which to install some form of blocking software to prohibit access by Kentucky residents, or a hearing on the motion for forfeiture of those domain names will go forward and the domain names will be turned over permanently to the state. In his 43-page opinion, Judge Wingate ruled that the court has jurisdiction over the 141 online gambling site domain names that were seized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

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‘Gramps’ wins WSOPC Southern Indiana

“My friends are idiots, and I take care of them,” Oberlin said to explain the nickname. He certainly showed he could take care of a final table as well, walking away with $143,064, a gold and diamond trophy ring and the $10,000 buy-in to the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event for his WSOPC win. Oberlin is a finance student from Grand Rapids, Mich., who got started playing poker when he was 4.

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LAPT begins second season in Costa Rica

The first event of the second season is scheduled to take place at the Ramada Plaza, Herradura Conference Centre in San Jose Nov. 3-5

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Pennies from GusHeaven; FTP adds new table

Gus Hansen’s career earnings ($5.9 million in tournament cashes; who knows how much in cash game profit), of course, say otherwise. Well, times is good for the haters now, as they’ll have ample opportunity to prove just how “bad” Hansen is with the introduction of the new six-max $500/$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em “GusHeaven” table at Full Tilt Poker, with a seat reserved at all times for the Great Dane

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Poker pros visit soldiers at Walter Reed

Several professional poker players were in attendance to visit with the soldiers and families as well as to play in the tournament organized for the day. Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, Victor Ramdin, Phil Gordon, Gavin Griffin, Rhett Butler and NBC Poker After Dark’s hostess Leeann Tweeden were all on hand. Dennis Phillips, who will be the chip leader going into the 2008 World Series of Poker final table in November, also got in some practice at the event

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Oktoberfest returns to PKR.com

This marks the second year that PKR.com has held a poker-themed Oktoberfest on the site and if the first edition was any indication, there will be some tremendous value for poker players with varying bankrolls. “We’re really excited as this will make our seventh festival on PKR.com,” said PKR Cardroom Manager Neil Wright. “Our players really enjoy them and they keep getting bigger and better as a result.

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Ruling in Kentucky domain name case due today

A Kentucky circuit court judge is expected to rule today in the online poker domain names forfeiture hearing that took place in his court last week. At stake is the future of 141 gambling Web site domain names, which were seized by the state without notice or hearing on Sept.

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begins in November

The PartyPoker.com Premier League III will take place in London Nov. 24-30 with a new $75,000 buy-in and the added money being increased to $350,000, making for a total prize pool of $1.25 million

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Welcome Back Luzak: Kelopuro returns

A brief appearance on the Microgaming network in Feb.; some unconfirmed speculation by Tom “durrrr” Dwan that he had played a session on Peter Jepsen’s account in early Sept.; an event or two at this year’s WSOPE. By and large though, there was little sign the legendary Kelopuro – after a downturn last year busted his FTP account and a lack of action in high-limit ring games discouraged him from reloading – had any intention of getting back in the online mix

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New Zealander wins PokerStars.com APPT Auckland

Craker, a 30-year-old Plasterer from nearby Wellington, outlasted 305 opponents and out-dueled Aussie Matthew Konnecke in heads-up play to win the title and over $200,000 NZD ($156,393 USD).

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