August 31, 2009

World Championship of Online Poker Starts Next Week

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Starting the third of September, the World Championship of Online Poker will kick off, offering millions in prizes to the top earners on PokerStars. Forty-five events are on the ballot, and satellites are already running to determine seating.

Two events or more will take place every day from September 3rd to September 30th. With Buy-ins ranging from $109 to just over $10,000, players of all financial standing will be able to participate. With satellite games as low as $2 dollars, players will find that cheap entrance is a possibility.

More at USAPlayers

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August 21, 2009

Legalize Online Poker Now

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Come on people - it's poker and it's online and should be legal. People love to play, and we need the tax dollars that now live offshore. Imagine what 5.9 billion dollars would do here in the US, and what about having those developers and business here instead of abroad?

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) recently introduced a bill that would lift the federal ban on internet poker. The bill throws away an inappropriate ban on a game of skill, while keeping sensible regulations in place.

The ban on internet poker has not been effective in crippling the industry, but it has caused problems in the United States. According to the Financial Times, online poker revenue reached $5.9 billion last year, but the U.S. saw none of it. This regulation has pushed poker sites to operate out of other countries and has required players in the United States to make transactions through foreign banks.

At NJVoices Guest blog

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August 14, 2009

Poker test of skill or luck? We Think Skill

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Looks like Colorado is battling it out on the skill or luck debate when thinking of the amazing game of poker. We think skill - what do you think?

The Colorado Supreme Court will have to judge whether poker is a game of chance or a game of skill, a poker players' organization said.

The appeal stems from a criminal case that began when the Colorado Bureau of Investigation arrested five people over a Texas Hold 'Em tournament with a $20 buy-in at a bar in Greeley, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. One defendant was acquitted in January and prosecutors then dropped the charges against the other four.

At Poker test of skill or luck?

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August 7, 2009

Mike Sexton Reviews the WSOP November Nine - WPT Bellagio Cup

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World Poker Tour is upon us again, and good old Mike Sexton has his thoughts on what's happening this season and with the Bellagio WPT Cup. Good stuff and an amazing read.

We just started our eighth season of the World Poker Tour (WPT). It’s actually pretty amazing to think we’ve been on television for seven seasons! And it’s more amazing how time flies.

Season VIII kicked off at Bellagio in July with a $15,000 buy-in for the Bellagio Cup V. 268 players were looking to take down the nearly $1.2 million first place prize. It was a strong field and a very tough final table. Erik Seidel, who was going for his second WPT title, said that it was the toughest final table in WPT history. I’m not sure I’d agree with that, but it was a very strong group.

At Mike Sexton Reviews the WSOP November Nine, WPT Bellagio Cup

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