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Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s Largest Card Clubs and PokerStars Announce Agreement to Offer Online Poker in California When Legislation is Passed

April 24, 2014
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s (and the world’s) three largest card clubs – the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino – and The Rational Group, which owns and operates PokerStars, announced today that once California enacts legislation authorizing intrastate online poker, PokerStars will serve as the subcontractor providing the online poker platform and related services for a real-money online poker website to be licensed, owned and operated by an entity owned by the Tribe and the card clubs. [more]

World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Announces 2014 Schedule 10 WSOP GOLD BRACELETS OFFERED

April 23, 2014
World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific returns to Melbourne, Australia for its only international stop of 2014 from October 2-18, 2014 with 10 WSOP gold bracelets on the line – and the race for the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year still hanging in the balance. [more]

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  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s Largest Card Clubs and PokerStars Announce Agreement to Offer Online Poker in California When Legislation is Passed

    April 24, 2014
    The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s (and the world’s) three largest card clubs – the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino – and The Rational Group, which owns and operates PokerStars, announced today that once California enacts legislation authorizing intrastate online poker, PokerStars will serve as the subcontractor providing the online poker platform and related services for a real-money online poker website to be licensed, owned and operated by an entity owned by the Tribe and the card clubs. [more]

  • World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Announces 2014 Schedule 10 WSOP GOLD BRACELETS OFFERED

    April 23, 2014
    World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific returns to Melbourne, Australia for its only international stop of 2014 from October 2-18, 2014 with 10 WSOP gold bracelets on the line – and the race for the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year still hanging in the balance. [more]

  • Patrick Clarke is the Paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2014 Champion!

    April 22, 2014
    Patrick Clarke took down the Irish Open 2014, Europe’s most prestigious poker tournament title yesterday, along with €250,000 prize-money. 47 places were paid in the Main Event, with cashes going to the likes of Gerard Harraghy, Chris Dowling, Dave Masters and the “Voice of Poker” Jesse May. [more]

  • Online poker is North Jersey’s latest tourism draw

    April 21, 2014

    By JOHN BRENNAN
    NorthJersey.com

    On any given Sunday, Mike Azzaro — or mikeycasino, as he’s known online — will travel from his home in Yonkers, N.Y., to a Ramsey hotel room for the night.

    The reason is not glamorous, but it is profitable: Azzaro, 27, is a professional poker player.

    Of the online players who have signed up to play in New Jersey at PartyPoker.com, 15 percent don’t live in the state. You must be within New Jersey’s borders to play, but residency isn’t required. That so many out-of-state players are traveling to New Jersey — call it “poker tourism” — is an encouraging sign for the fledgling industry, which so far has been generating less than $2 million per month in tax revenue for the state budget.

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  • Victoria Coren Mitchell makes poker history

    April 20, 2014

    Television presenter and journalist Victoria Coren Mitchell went all in to scoop nearly £400,000 and make poker history on Sunday night.

    Coren Mitchell became the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour (EPT), at the latest season of tournament in Sanremo, Italy.

    She beat 556 competitors to win a cash prize of £391,000 and a watch worth more than £4,000.

    The Observer columnist and presenter of BBC4′s Only Connect knocked out fellow competitor Jordan Westmorland and was left at the table with Italian Giacomo Fundaro to make poker history at the 98th EPT main event.

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