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Online Poker Legalization Nearly a Reality?

1 6 December 2010 , By: compncards
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada has introduced the Internet Poker Act of 2010 that would effectively make online poker legal.   While many poker players and companies are waiting with anticipation for the passage of this bill, I figured I would take a couple of minutes and review what this new bill would mean for internet poker as it currently stands. First, only existing casinos, race tracks, and slot machine makers will be authorized to have a license within the first two years after the bill being passed.   Furthermore, existing online poker rooms are prohibited from transferring their assets to a licensed entity.
Categories: Harry Reid, Internet Poker Act of 2010, Legalized Online Poker

Hot Chick Not Named Liv Boeree Wins USA Coop Event

2 25 November 2010 , By: compncards
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So the year of the woman continues, and this time a hot female player not named Liv Boeree has won an event. (Sorry, I know some of you think Vanessa Selbst is hot, but not my cup of tea. ) Christina Lindley (@lindleyloo on twitter) took down event #4 of PokerStars’ USA Coop, a $750k Guaranteed NL Holdem Event. She bested a field of 1,114 players to take the title and $127,500.
Categories: Christina Lindley, lindleyloo, Liv Boeree

Back at the Taj Again

1 18 November 2010 , By: compncards
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I am presently blogging to you from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. I decided to make my almost annual trip up here during the United States Poker Championship to check out the cash game and the tournament action. A lot of people complain about the Taj Mahal, but personally, I love the poker room here. While I do not long for the days when you had to carry a gun on you to a card room, I do not like what many poker rooms have become.
Categories: Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championship

Don’t Show Your Cards to the Press

17 November 2010
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*Ali Tekintamgac used false media representatives to cheat at live poker. He won big but now he’s been banned for life (I hope). * Player and blogger at final table *Cheating in poker* *Don’t show your cards!*.

UB Hops Aboard the Ho Train and Phil Hellmuth Jumping Ship?

16 November 2010 , By: compncards
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A couple of weeks ago, three pros left the UB roster. Having some space to fill they decided to fill that space by signing female pro Maria Ho to a sponsorship deal. Many people outside of poker will remember Ho for her stint on the Amazing Race with Tiffany Michelle. In poker circles, she is known for her great play and many think that she is one of the hotter female pros.
Categories: Maria Ho, Phil Hellmuth, UB

My November Nine Predictions Revisited

4 11 November 2010 , By: compncards
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A couple of days prior to the Main Event, I made four predictions regarding the November Nine final table. I watched the event Saturday and Monday and even last night on ESPN. It was a very entertaining final table leading up to heads-up play. Heads-up, not so much.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 WSOP, John Dolan, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Michael Mizrachi

GR88 Poker – Weird Messages LOL

9 November 2010 , By: Charlie River
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I signed up at GR88 Poker. It’s a skin on the Merge poker network. I’m sure everything’s nice and fine, and I’m looking forward to be playing there. But I had some totally weird messages that I must share with you.
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