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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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  • 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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  • Dave Pollock Leads Tightly Balanced Irish Open 2014 Final Table

    April 19, 2014
    Seven of the final nine players in this year’s Irish Open represent Ireland with Jonathan Lundy and Antoine Smits, representing the UK and the Netherlands, rounding off a table where any one of the remaining players have a very good chance of winning because all involved hold very close chip counts. Coverage with hole cards will be played out on www.Pokertube.com today at 14:30 and we’re expecting a hugely entertaining finale. [more]

  • Day 1 of Paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open 2014 makes history with unique live stream features!

    April 18, 2014
    Jonathan Lundy leads the field of 411 players with over 200,000 chips and 259 players will return for Day 2 to continue to battle it out for Europe’s most historic and prestigious poker title, the Paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open. [more]

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