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WPT Jacksonville BestBet Open 2012 Day 2 of Poker Tournament Comes to an End (Video)

The World Poker Tour (WPT) Jacksonville BestBet Open 2012 Day 2 has come to a close with Farid Jattin the chip leader and poker pro James Dempsey right in the thick of things.   

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Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/30/2012

WSOP Champ Jamie Gold Reveals Ghost Fetish (Video)

Jamie Gold's greatest fear is that his dead grandmother's ghost will see him naked!

Gold, winner of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event, has stared down some of the toughest card sharks in the world, and gone all-in with the best of them.

He's endured the pressure that comes with the WSOP Main Event televised final table, earning pro poker's largest-ever cash prize--$12 million.

But when it comes to spooks, spirits, ghosts, ghouls or poltergeists, he's ready to fold every time.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/30/2012

Locals Recount Amarillo Slim as ‘Nice Man’: Once Asked Newspaper Boy to Change $100 Bill

Sunday’s sad news of poker legend Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston Jr.’s passing spread through his home town of just under 200,000.  Amarillo is the 14th largest city in Texas, but by that state’s standards, it’s more akin to a village where many of the locals know one another.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/29/2012

Lucille Cailly Makes Final Table of EPT Grand Final Season 8

French female poker player Lucille Cailly has made the final table of the EPT Grand Final Season 8.

Cailly has excelled mostly online.  From the Poker Stars blog

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/29/2012

Remembering Poker Legend Amarillo Slim (Video)

Poker legend Amarillo Slim (real name Thomas Preston) passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 83 with family at his side.

Preston had been in a hospice near his Amarillo, Texas home for the past few weeks.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/29/2012

Poker Icon Amarillo Slim Passes Away

Poker legend Amarillo Slim, whose real name was Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., passed away early Sunday morning (April 23, 2012) at the age of 83.

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Gambling911.com had been reporting on Preston’s declining health over the past two weeks.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2012

Geert-Jan Potjik Leads EPT8 Grand Final Main Event

We are down to the final 26 at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final and it's Dutch online cash game pro Geert-Jan Potijk in the lead with 1,320,000.

Also still in with a chance of taking home the €1.5 million first prize are French PokerStars qualifier Lucille Cailly (the last woman remaining), British pro Ben Vinson, Italian Sergio Castelluccio, EPT Prague High Roller winner John Andress, EPT Deauville champion Vadzim Kursevich, Mohsin Charania, Vadzim Markushevski and Clayton Mozdzen. All 26 players left are guaranteed at least €35,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2012

WPT Jacksonville Best Bet Open 2012: Matt Marafioti Takes the Chip Lead (Video)

The WPT Jacksonville Best Bet Open 2012 kicked off Friday (April 27) just a few months after the opening of this new poker room.  Matt Marafioti enjoyed the chip lead by Saturday evening. 

Marafioti is a successful poker player from Toronto, Canada, who has won just shy of $2 million in live tournaments to date. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/28/2012

Two Plus Two Poker Posting Forum Expected to be Down Two to Four More Days

The popular poker posting forum Two Plus Two became a victim of a serious security breach this past Thursday, forcing a temporary shutdown of the message board.

A statement read as follows: 

On April 26th at approximately 11:20 AM pacific time, the Two Plus Two Forums were closed as a result of a hacker who has displayed the ability to access e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.  He also indicated the ability to decrypt passwords.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/28/2012

Doyle Brunson Kicks Phil Hellmuth’s A** at Tiger Woods Poker Night

The Texas Dolly proved he still has what it takes to beat arguably one of today’s best poker players, Phil Hellmuth.  Doyle Brunson beat the World Series of Poker record bracelet holder at Friday night’s Tiger Woods.

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Poker Night, an event to help raise money for Tiger’s charity foundation.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/28/2012

Classic Find: Disgraced Poker Pro Howard Lederer on Business Ethics (Video)

Credit a poster from the CardChat Poker Forum with finding this rare jewel: Poker pro Howard Lederer on “Business Ethics”.

Considering what we know today, this is pretty sad watching.

Lederer is accused by the US Justice Department of running an elaborate ponzi scheme as a stakeholder in Full Tilt Poker.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/27/2012

5 Latin Series of Poker Packages Being Given Away This Sunday (April 29, 2012)

This weekend, Gambling911.com can readers can secure their seat at the much-anticipated Latin Series of Poker (LSOP) while scooping up some extra points in the Americas Cardroom’s $60,000 Points Race. 

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Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/27/2012

Poker Tournament News: Max Martinez, Eric Seidel Top EPT Grand Final Main Event Day 2

He’s one of the newer additions to Team PokerStars and poker pro Max Martinez is set to enter Day 3 of the EPT Grand Final Main Event in Monte Carlo as the chip leader.  

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Former medical student Martinez from Italy, who also won the PokerStar’s Italian Poker Tour $2k Main Event in Nova Gorica, has 456,300. He is one of 130 players have made it through Day 2.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/27/2012

TwoPlusTwo.com Poker Forum Outage: ‘I Feel Like a Junkie Who Needs a Quick Fix’

We’re going on nearly 24 hours Friday morning without the powerful TwoPlusTwo.com poker forum accessible following a hacking incident.  The outage is beginning to take its toll.

Most every online poker player with an ounce of skill knows about TwoPlusTwo.com.

“It sucks!”  said Joe, an avid TwoPlusTwo.com reader for over five years.  “I am being forced to get my poker news from Gambling911.com.”

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/27/2012

Las Vegas Sands Revenues More Than Double Thanks to Macau

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp's  first-quarter profit more than doubled, beating Wall Street estimates, helped by increased revenue from Asia. Revenue for Sands China Ltd jumped 25 percent to $1.45 billion.

Las Vegas Sands Corp is overseen by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the man behind GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s super PAC.

The deep-pocketed chairman Sheldon said he doesn’t believe the gaming operator’s prospects in Macau and Singapore will flatten out.

“The word plateau, in terms of Asia, is not in our vocabulary,” Adelson said.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/27/2012

Two Alleged Mobsters Captured in Newark: Operated Illegal Gambling Business

Two alleged members of a Philadelphia organized crime syndicate have been arrested in Newark, New Jersey.

Joseph Licata, 70, of Florham Park, and Louis Fazzini, 45, of Caldwell, were apprehended on Thursday and charged with racketeering.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/27/2012

Zynga First Quarter Performance Tops Estimates

(RTTNews.com) - Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Thursday reported a swing to loss in the first quarter as it continued to incur hefty stock-based compensation expenses. Nonetheless, the online social games developer posted a 32 percent jump in quarterly revenue on strong bookings growth.

Excluding items, the company recorded a profit for the quarter. Both earnings and revenue for the quarter topped Street estimates.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2012

Federal Bills Introduced to Overturn Sports Betting Ban

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ 2nd) and Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ 6th) have asked members of the US House of Representatives to support two bills introduced to roll back the Federal ban on expanded state-licensed sports betting.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/27/2012

Roberto Luongo May Have to Endorse British Columbia Lottery Corp. From Tampa Bay

The British Columbia Lottery Corp. is staying mum about the prospects of its spokesperson, the Vancouver Canucks Robero Luongo, being traded to another team.  Rumors are Luongo could end up in either Toronto or Tampa Bay.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/26/2012

CyberSecurity Bill Passes in House: No Tack-on for Internet Poker

A controversial CyberSecurity bill has passed in the House despite a veto threat from the Obama administration.  The bill does not contain any amendment pertaining to the legalization of Internet poker.

The Poker Players Alliance had hoped to attach legislation legalizing Web poker onto this bill.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/26/2012

Amarillo Slim at Death’s Door: Has Just Hours to Live

Gambling911.com has learned that legendary poker pro Amarillo Slim is in his final hours and was expected to pass very shortly.  Fellow poker pro Doyle Brunson broke the sad news on his Twitter page.  

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/26/2012

TwoPlusTwo.com Poker Posting Forum Hacked: Passwords Were at Risk

The uber posting forum for the poker playing community, TwoPlusTwo.com, was hacked into early this afternoon at just before 2:30 pm EST.  TwoPlusTwo.com had to shut the forum down after realizing the hacker in question had the ability to obtain account passwords.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/26/2012

Nick Yunis Leads at EPT8 Monaco Grand Final Main Event 2012

Chilean poker player Nick Yunis was the chip leader at the EPT8 Grand Final Main Event 2012 in Monaco.

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A total of 394 players will be returning for Day 2 tomorrow, from the 665 who started the event. The winner of the Main Event will take home €1,500,000, as well as a stunning champion's bracelet worth some €25,000 from Shamballa Jewels.

Chip leaders were as follows: 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/26/2012

High Court to Hear Arguments in Poker Pro Phil Ivey Divorce Case

A Nevada high court is set to hear arguments in the ongoing saga of poker pro Phil Ivey’s divorce to wife Luciaetta. 

In an order filed Wednesday, Chief Justice Nancy Saitta directed the court clerk to schedule this matter for the “next available calendar”. 

"Based on our preliminary review of the record and the briefs, we have determined that oral argument would be of assistance in resolving the issues presented by the appeal," according to the order.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/26/2012

Galaxy Plans $2.1B Macau Casino Expansion

HONG KONG (Associated Press) — Galaxy Entertainment Group plans to double the size of its flagship Macau casino in a $2.1 billion expansion as it seeks to win over more customers in the world’s biggest gambling market.

The Hong Kong company said it has already started construction of the second phase of its Galaxy Macau casino complex, which opened last year in the Cotai district.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2012

Pokerist Texas Hold’em Mobile Game Announces Deal With Carmen Electra

Entertainer Carmen Electra has become the new face of the popular Pokerist Texas Hold’em hand held mobile game.

Electra that will see the long-time Poker fan appearing throughout its multi-platform Texas Hold ‘Em Poker game, Pokerist Texas Poker. As the “face” of the game, Carmen Electra will greet players in the game’s loading screen, Main menu, as the poker teacher inside the game’s tutorial, and as the dealer at each table inside the game.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/26/2012

South African Poker Player Divan Le Roux Wins APT Philippines 2012

Divan Le Roux of South Africa was declared the winner at this week’s APT Philippines USD $2700 Main Event, walking away with just shy of $200,000.  This is Le Roux’s first significant win or cashout on the live poker circuit. 

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Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/26/2012

Snakes and Ladders Sit’N’Go Can Lead to $2000 in Cash With Just a $1.10 Entry Fee

Carbon Poker’s Snakes and Ladders Sit’N’Go leaderboard points are gaining in popularity

As I discussed yesterday with the Sit’N’Go leaderboard at Carbon Poker, players can earn extra cash each month by finishing in the top 25. Well for those Sit’N’Go players that are looking for something new to play while still earning valuable Sit’N’Go leaderboard points. They are Carbon’s Snakes and Ladders Sng’s as players can work their way up to winning $2000 cash for as little as $1.10 entry fee.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Apr/25/2012

Justin Bonomo Wins €100K Super High Roller for €1,640,000

Justin Bonomo won the €100k Super High Roller at the Poker Stars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final for €1,640,000. The young American beat EPT6 Grand Final High Roller winner Tobias Reinkemeier to take down the biggest buy-in event ever held in Europe. The tourney attracted some of the best players in the world, including Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Dan Shak, Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier, Jonathan Duhamel and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, plus Isaac Haxton and Dan Cates.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/25/2012

EPT Season 9 Schedule Unveiled

The European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 9 schedule was released by sponsor Poker Stars Wednesday.  The schedule will feature more variety of games and an enhanced online qualification.

“EPT Season 9 will bring a new level of innovation to our tour and will enhance the experience for all players,” said EPT President Edgar Stuchly.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/25/2012

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