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Online Poker $25,000 Points Race Continues at DoylesRoom

Online Poker $25,000 Points Race
The concept of frequent flyer and rewards points is now being applied to the online poker world where active play results in accumulated points and future rewards, in this case up to $25,000.

Chino Rheem Wins First Ever Epic Poker League Tournament After Welching Controversy

Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem, who made it to the 2009 World Series of Poker final table, has won the inaugural Epic Poker League Main Event.

Jenny Woo Talks 2011 WSOP Final Table Odds With DonBest TV

 2011 WSOP Final Table Odds
The World Series of Poker 2011 Final Table will take place November 8 through the 13th and our Jenny Woo has details along with the latest odds.

American Gaming Association Spent Over $600K Lobbying for Internet Poker

American Gaming Association Lobbying
The American Gaming Association (AGA) spent $641,621.09 lobbying the federal government in the second quarter on issues related to the legalization of Internet poker.

European Poker Tour Prize Pool Coverup: Players Allegedly Shorted

European Poker Tour Prize Pool Coverup Thomas Kremser
Thomas Kremser parted ways with the European Poker Tour (EPT) after a seven-year relationship citing a “need to explore new adventures”.

Leo Margets Joins the Lock Poker Team

Leo Margets Lock Poker
Lock is ecstatic to announce the new addition to their LockPRO ELITE team. Leo Margets is a perfect fit for Lock Poker.

Zynga Poker Makes its Google+ Debut in Battle With Facebook Over Online Gaming

Zynga Poker Google+
The biggest free poker site online for Texas Hold’em fans, Zynga, has made its Google+ debut along with Angry Birds.

Daniel Negreanu: Epic Poker League Will be Epic Failure

Epic Poker League
Never afraid to speak his mind, poker pro Daniel Negreanu has spoken out against the newly formed “pro-only invitational” Epic Poker League.

Online Poker News – August 11

Online Poker News – August 11
Here is the latest online poker news for August 11, 2011, everything in briefs.

Finland High Roller Poker Titles go to Sami Kelopuro and Jens Kyllönen

Finland High Roller Poker
Sami Kelopuro, who has won well over a million dollars in recent months, excelled at this week’s Fennia Grand Slam, NLHE Turbo,  taking 85.000€.

Haseeb Qureshi Responds Following Cheating Scandal

Haseeb Qureshi
After released talented poker coach Haseeb Qureshi from his duties this week, Qureshi took to his blog to explain his transgressions.

Online Poker Ban: Where The Pros Are Heading Now

Homeless online poker pro
With Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and out of the US market, hundreds – perhaps thousands – of poker pros have been left homeless.

PartyPoker Oktoberfest Rake Race Promotion Should Move Online Poker Room Back to Number 2

PartyPoker Oktoberfest Rake Race
Having lost some serious ground to iPoker in recent days, PartyPoker is hoping that its Oktoberfest Rake Race promotion will help boost its worldwide rankings.

CardRunners Gives Haseeb Qureshi The Boot

CardRunners Haseeb Qureshi, the popular poker training website, has decided to give instructor Haseeb Qureshi his walking papers.

Ben Lamb, Eugene Katchalov Still Hot at Epic Poker League Day 1

Ben Lamb, Eugene Katchalov Epic Poker League
Two of the World Series of Poker 2011 hottest players, Ben Lamb and Eugene Katchalov, have continued their winning ways at the inaugural Epic Poker League, finishing as the chip leaders after Day 1.

MLB to Meet With A-Rod Over Poker Allegations

A-Rod Poker
Major League Baseball officials are set to meet with Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) in the coming days in regard to accusations that he participated in underground high stakes poker games.

Mental Health Specialist: Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo is a Pathological Lying Sociopath

Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo
Jared Tendler, a licensed mental health counselor, recently analyzed the so-called “poker prodigy” turned poker cheat Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo.

Canada Wins Back-to-Back Americas Cup of Poker Championships

Americas Cup of Poker
"When we raise our kids in Canada, the first thing we teach them is poker," joked John "tinajohn9" Mehrassa, member of the repeat Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) champions, Team Canada.

Is The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool

The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool
A recent article appearing in eGaming Review suggests that the United Kingdom government may be about to start segregating its online poker player pool as part of new reforms.

Bookmaker Online Poker Free Cash Promos, Freeroll Friday’s and Punta Cana

Bookmaker Online Poker Free Cash, the oldest established North American facing sports betting site, has released its August online poker promos.

iPoker Overtakes PartyPoker in World Traffic Rankings: First Time in Second Place

iPoker overtakes PokerStars
For the first time in its history, the iPoker Network has landed in the second place spot of the world’s most trafficked online poker rooms.

Booze Binges Out, Poker Nights in for Scottish Football Association

Poker Nights in for Scottish Football Association
The Scottish Football Association believes that its poker nights at the Mar Hall hotel have contributed to an increased morale amongst the team.

Poker Player, Coach Jade Lane Talks War and Black Friday

Jade Lane
Jenny Woo had the opportunity to interview an American hero and poker player and coach, Jade Lane.

America’s Cup of Poker Countries Advance: Venezuela, Canada, Brazil and Mexico

America’s Cup of Poker
The third annual America’s Cup of Poker got underway at the Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Fall Deficit Deal Could Provide Forum for Internet Poker Advocates in US

Deficit Internet Poker
Supporters of legalizing Internet poker are hopeful that a fall deficit deal could provide the perfect forum for their efforts.
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