Poker News Weekly Roundup – 6th April 2012
April 6, 2012 – This weeks poker news round-up includes some positive news about Full Tilt / Tapie deal … Pocket Kings, Full Tilts parent company are recruiting staff in Dublin so clearly indicating some sort of deal will be going through – Why else would they be looking to hire ?
FTP applies for license and is hiring finally giving Full Tilt players small signs of hope (oh and a step nearer silencing the doom mongers) while we have been telling FTP players to keep the faith from the start it still seems like I told you so might be a little too soon until the doors are back open and the cards are getting dealt.
Online Poker News
Poker Tournament News
Hellmuth, Black and Dempsey among 49 left at Irish Open fighting for the 420k first prize, Demsey is fresh from winning $100,000 for his iSeries LIVE victory.
“Flushy” Demsey beats “Devilfish” Ulliot to win inaugural iSeriesLIVE Event although I have a feeling with all the side betting, last longer and other betting opportunities that the Devilfish will have come out on top despite coming 2nd in a winner takes all event.
James Dempsey talks about Black Friday, pro banter and becoming poker’s elder statesman all this just before winning the iSeries and running well in the Irish Open – What a month.
Jannick Wrang wins EPT Campione netting a handy 640,000 Euros after beating American Olivier Busquet heads-up.
Poker Legislation & Industry News
The PPA looks to add online poker to Cybersecurity Bill which ironically could undo some of the harm caused to the poker industry when UIGEA was attached to the port security act in 2006.
New Jersey online poker bill passes Senate Committee, the bill designed to allow Atlantic City casinos to run online gambling sites passed its first test in the state legislature.
Calvin Ayre assembles top legal team following the indictment of Bodog Calvin Ayre and three other individuals on charges of alleged money laundering and running an online gambling organization.
In Other Poker News
Confirmed: RaiseOnce on PokerStars is Phil Ivey revealed wickedchops insider currently up around $500,000 … maybe he is saving up to settle his IOU’s at FTP although it doesn’t seem likely.
Hundreds of LOLs: Federated Sports & Gaming’s Domain-Registration Stash is one of the most entertaining posts for a long time – well worth the read.
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