Punter Keeps $1m Casino Prize After Bizarre Names Mix-up

September 10, 2013 by Lucas Pattison with No Comments

In Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet, the female protagonists states: Whats in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati may disagree, however, as Saturday at the gambling venue proved a very lucrative day to specifically be called Kevin Lewis. You see, by chance, there were actually two unrelated Kevin Lewis in the casino that night, but by the time the casino realised it had handed out its Summer Giveaway prize worth $1 million to the wrong one, he had already collected his money, spoken to the media and accepted congratulations from his fellow guests.

Nevertheless, after such an embarassingly monumental howler it didnt take long for the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to bite the bullet and decide to grant both Kevin Lewis the huge jackpot.

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Barton Drops New Online Poker Bill, Prospects Clouded

September 10, 2013 by Keira Perivolaris with No Comments

US Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, has introduced a new Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013 in Congress.  The bill was introduced yesterday and immediately referred to two separate House committees, Energy & Commerce and Financial Services.

Barton introduced a similar poker-only bill back in 2011, amid a much busier legislative look at online gambling that included multiple efforts by Barney Frank and the much-discussed Reid-Kyl effort, which failed late last year.

This bill is similar in many respects to Bartons earlier effort though a handful of elements are worth mentioning here, even if the bill is unlikely to escape from committee.  

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Negreanu Finishes Second But Tops Rankings

September 8, 2013 by Eliza Desailly with No Comments

Kid Poker Daniel Negreanu finished second in the EPT Barcelona €10k High Roller event losing to Thomas Muhlocker in the heads up. But as a result of that second position, Negreanu shot to the top of the Global Poker Index (GPI) 2013 POY rankings. An ecstatic Negreanu Tweeted, “WOW! Just found out I am #1 on the @GlobalPokerIndx I cant believe it! So happy and in shock. Wow wow wow!!! Very proud right now!”

The EPT High Roller had one of the best final tables by far in recent times. It included the 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, 2013 WSOP November Niner David Benefield and EPT Barcelona Super High Roller sixth-place finisher Ole Schemion. And it also had Daniel Negreanu. The f

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Mobile Online Gambling Gets Another Player in Nevada

September 6, 2013 by Keira Perivolaris with No Comments

South Point Hotel Casino Spa became the fourth company in Nevada to launch a mobile wagering app on Tuesday, September 3rd. The service is available at five Nevada locations, four of which are in the heart of Las Vegas. The other three companies to do so are Cantor Gaming, Station Casinos, and William Hill.

Available for Android and Apple phones and tablets, the app is a free click away. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, it resembles the William Hill app that has been serving Las Vegas residents and guests for over a year. It features lines set by South Point, and provides features like the ability to deposit money, collect winnings, and play at every participating Nevada Sports Books casino, like the Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Rampart, and the Virgin River Casino located in Mesquite, Nevada.

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Two WSOP Main Event November Niners Sign Sponsorship Deals

September 4, 2013 by Eliza Desailly with No Comments

If youve ever been to the World Series of Poker as a player or seen the World Series of Poker on TV, youve probably noticed a bunch of the players wearing those patches on their hats, shirts, and jackets. These patches are basically sponsorship deals that the players have signed with different online poker sites, and its their own way of getting some marketing during the World Series of Poker. Most of the sites youve probably heard of, like PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, or one of the many other top online poker sites, but there are also many sites who are working on building up traffic through these sponsorships. This could lead to some smaller sites doing marketing by signing up sponsorships as well.

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California May Be Next to Legalize Online Poker

September 3, 2013 by Keira Perivolaris with No Comments

A newly amended legislation is set to legalize online poker in California. It is also poised to only allow licenses to existing card clubs and native American tribes that already offer California gambling. The amendments were presented by state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana and they come just three weeks to the end of the legislative year.

The original gambling bill was introduced by the chairman of the state committee, Sen. Rod Wright, D-Los Angeles. This bill stalled in 2012. Wright has not released any word regarding the latest legislation.

There has not been any word from the sponsors of the Correa bill for months. However, speculators state that the measures taken would be a vehicle for an earlier online poker proposal.

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Isildur1 Watch, 17th August, 2013

September 2, 2013 by Lucas Pattison with No Comments

Since we last checked in with Viktor Blom, hes played two days of action, and has seen action across Fixed Limit Omaha, Fixed Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and No Limit Holdem. Hes played 2853 hands across these games, at both heads up and 6-Max tables, against a range of players.

Viktor has never been one to avoid hard work, and since the mental aspect of his game has improved hes been able to make the most of his work ethic. Who ever has coached Viktor needs a medal, or at least a big pot of gold. They have taken someone who was notorious for haemorrhaging money when he tilted into someone who is becoming more and more able to avoid tilt issues altogether.

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