For Cirque du Soleil CEO Guy Laliberte High Stakes Poker is Out of This World – Literally

From a Canadian street hustler who would do anything to make a buck, including walking on stilts, eating fire and playing accordion, to billionaire CEO of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte has just about seen it all. When he brought a successful circus troupe from Qu├ębec to Los Angeles in 1987, he was making a huge gamble. He did not even have return fare for the company, but his bet paid off. That original group would go on to Las Vegas, where they would become the world famous Cirque du Soleil. Guy is also a high-stakes poker player, and he has taken his game to levels that are truly out of this world.

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Wednesday 02-20-13

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Online Poker Room Traffic Jumps 10 Percent in a Week

With the fate of online gambling legislation at the national level in the United States possibly having to wait until next year, it would be understandable if online gambling traffic lagged during the holiday shopping season. After all, Little Susie wants a bike for Christmas, and you have had your eye on that brand-new Android smartphone, so you cannot be blamed if you are playing less online poker, slots and table games and instead spending those dollars on holiday gifts. But oddly enough, online poker room traffic globally jumped a full 10% in less than a week recently, spurring overall online gambling growth, and that is nothing but good news for the worldwide online gambling industry.

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Wednesday 11-28-12

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TV’s Lisa Simpson Learns Online Poker From Jennifer Tilly

Bart, Homer, Marge, Maggie and Lisa Simpson are well known to American households. Of course those are the names of the fictional Simpson family, who star in what has become the longest-running American sitcom. The show has also incredibly become the longest-running American animated program, and a few years ago surpassed Gunsmoke (1955 – 1975) as the longest-running American prime-time television series. Why are you reading about them on Bonus Geek? Because in a recent episode celebrity actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly schooled little Lisa Simpson in the finer points of online poker.

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Monday 11-19-12

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Full Tilt Poker Back in Action

As recently as two years ago, there was not a bigger name in the online poker community than Full Tilt Poker. And that company is set to reintroduce itself to the world on November 6, allowing US players to view their cash balances and also offering free play poker. On November 1 the site gave past and future prospective online poker players a glimpse of what they had to offer when they allowed players to sit down at “play money” tables, and also allowing them to transfer any funds they had with Full Tilt Poker over to PokerStars.

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Friday 11-02-12

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Bet365 Offers UK Mobile Gaming Poker Apps for Android and iDevices

Mobile gaming is one of the hottest trends in the online poker and casino industries, and Bet365 is one of the most trusted brands in the virtual UK world. Anyone with a smartphone or tablet and 10 minutes of free time can now easily access the respected Bet365 poker room day or night. And that new mobile gaming portal for the Bet365 poker room currently offers new players a 200% deposit bonus match up to an incredibly generous $1,000. The site even helps to improve your game by offering interactive features in their Poker Toolbox, a poker coaching tool.

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Monday 10-08-12

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