Full Tilt Poker is Back – Well Almost – Thanks to PokerStars

Full Tilt Poker was only a couple of years ago one of the biggest online poker players on the World Wide Web. And thanks to former rival PokerStars, they are poised for their next coming-out party. With founder Ray Bitar indicted on multiple federal charges, and owing more than $180 million to their players, Full Tilt seemed a sure bet to never again shuffle up and deal online. But PokerStars stepped in and made an agreement with the United States Department of Justice to repay all monies owed by FTP to its former players in return for purchasing rights to the company.

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Monday 10-01-12

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WSOP Birthplace Applies to Shuffle Up and Deal Online in Nevada

Ever since 1970, when Benny Binion gathered seven of the world’s best-known poker players to his Horseshoe Casino at 128 East Fremont Street for the first ever World Series of Poker, that tournament has captured the hearts and minds of poker players around the world. That was way back in the prehistoric poker playing Pleistocene era where people actually sat at the same physical table, bet physical chips, and held physical cards. 42 years later the company which originated the annual phenomenon that is the World Series of Poker and now draws roughly 1,000 times that original seven entrants wants to shuffle up and deal in the virtual world.

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Tuesday 09-25-12

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International Stadiums Poker Tour Adds Poker Pro Benyamine as Ambassador

“What?! Online poker tournaments where thousands of players participate both online and live in huge sports stadiums around the world? Are you crazy?” That had to be the response from at least a few proposed sponsors and venture capitalists approached by French businessman, politician, actor, singer, and TV host Bernard Tapie. He founded the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) with Group Bernard Tapie Managing Director Laurent Tapie and founder of the first French TV series about poker, French entrepreneur Prosper Masquelier. After investing their own money and garnering enough support, it appears that the first edition of the ISPT will be held in the famous Wembley Stadium in London May 31 through June 6 of 2013. One of the largest stadiums in the world and the biggest in England, Wembley has a seating capacity of 90,000.

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Sunday 09-23-12

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Your Essay or Video Can Win a $6K Punta Cana Beach Poker Package From Bovada

Has anyone ever told you you have mad writing skills? Perhaps you enjoy making videos that are shocking, funny or exciting … even a little risqué? Either way, by simply “Liking” Bovada Poker on their Facebook page, and attaching either a thought-provoking essay or bold and brazen video, you could be on your way to a $6K Punta Cana Beach Poker Package if your entry is chosen. And the folks at Bovada Poker are definitely not shy, so let your creative juices flow. They want funny, exciting, and wild videos and essays that stand out from the crowd. Want to know what you need to do? Let’s take a look.

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Friday 08-31-12

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Fast Forward Fold Feature Speeds up Online Poker

If you have ever been stuck at an online poker table in a sit and go where every single one of your opponents take the maximum amount of time available to make a decision, you will love fast-forward fold poker. This revolutionary new feature which is arriving at many of the better known online poker rooms also allows you to move away from “cold tables” in the blink of an eye. And if you’ve ever wanted to get up and leave in the middle of a hand without your opponents knowing that you quit before seeing all the cards, this is a handy new feature as well.

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Wednesday 08-15-12

Posted in Online Gambling, Poker