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WSOP Prize of $8.7M, Bodog Poker UK, US Players on Merge, and EPT Dates

18.07.2011 -

Top prize at World Series of Poker $8.71M

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The winner at the World Series of Poker main event this year will get $8.71 million, slightly less than last year but more than many players and industry followers expected given recent legal problems for online cardrooms. Series officials said Sunday night that 6,865 players entered the no-limit Texas Hold `em tournament, generating a $64.5 million prize pool. Each entry costs $10,000. Read more

Bodog UK granted online licence

Bodog has received a UK remote sports betting licence from the Gambling Commission 24 hours after the government announced plans to revamp the country’s licensing and tax regimes and will open a site in three months. The operator has three other licences in Antigua (Bodog Europe), the Philippines (Bodog88) to cater for Asian customers and Kahnawake (, its former operation whose domain was changed following the Black Friday indictments in April. Visit Bodog Poker now or Read more

AGA to Introduce Poker Bill in Fall

In late June, Congressman Joe Barton (R – Texas) introduced a new bill in the United States House of Representatives aimed at legalizing and regulating online poker.  The bill, the Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2011, was well received by the poker community and co-sponsored by, amongst others, Rep. Barney Frank (D – Mass.) and Rep. John Campbell (R – Calif.), who had previously introduced their own bill.  Last week, eGaming Review reported that not all parties associated with gaming are thrilled with the bill, though.  The American Gaming Association (AGA), an organization which represents the commercial gaming industry, will not extend its support to Barton’s bill. Instead, the AGA is penning its own poker-only bill. Read more

Merge May Accept New U.S. Customers Soon

Online poker players in the United States may have the chance to hop back onto a few rooms soon if all goes to plan.  It appears that the Merge Gaming Network intends to re-open its doors to new American customers by the end of the month. Visit Merge signature brand Carbon Poker now or Read more

The New EPT Dates Have Been Released

The European Poker Tour (EPT) is a massive European poker fest that is attracting more and more big name players with every tournament it holds. All of the big name players in Europe regularly attend and now that online poker has been ejected from the United States all of the big name players in the US are likely to be interested in attending. There are seven different tournaments held in seven cosmopolitan centres of Europe to guarantee an incredible poker experience. Read more

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WSOP Prize of $8.7M, Bodog Poker UK, US Players on Merge, and EPT Dates Top prize at World Series of Poker $8.71M, Bodog UK granted online licence, AGA to Introduce Poker Bill in Fall, Merge May Accept New U.S. Customers Soon, The New EPT Dates Have Been Released

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