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 Roulette dealer faces charges for telling lucky number
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: CardPlayer
Former roulette dealer at Meadows Casino in Pennsylvania faces criminal charges of “conspiracy” and “using illegal methods to win a bet” for telling a gambler his own lucky number, saying he would try to hit it; Accused says it was standard customer service
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Forum buzz: Newsweek, US/Euro markets
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse PRO
Forum posters angry about Newsweek anti-online poker article; Ultimate Poker traffic worsens, as does customer service since departure of Terrence Chan; Many want Daniel Negreanu to take 25/50 PokerStars challenge; Players wonder why Bovada dominates US market w/bad software, no rakeback
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Full Tilt Jackpot SNG hits for $69K
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: PokerNews
Australian player All4AA hits Full Tilt Jackpot SNG for $69K based on $50 buy-in; Mega Pixarb took home $21K for second place in SNG
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Rush Poker Week at Full Tilt
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: iGaming.org
Rush Poker Week running this week at Full Tilt, ending August 24; Players can earn up to $250 in bonus money
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Swiss push for online gambling regulation
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: PokerNews
Switzerland's Conference of the Cantonal Directors in Charge of Gambling and Lotteries expresses full support of online gambling market regulation; Laws should open to current land-based operators, not international online gaming companies
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WSOP impact on Nevada online poker
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: Online Poker Report
WSOP.com efforts in Nevada this summer produced soaring traffic numbers, new industry highs, and positive residual effects; Improvements can be made in technology, mobile availability, tournament offerings
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Europoker players migrate to French iPoker
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse PRO
French regulated poker room Europoker.fr migrates players from Ongame France network to iPoker France to consolidate skins; Bwin.fr, which operates on the Ongame network, will soon leave with players and liquidity
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GBGA files UK Gambling Act legal challenge
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse PRO
Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association files challenge to new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 in British courts; Suit alleges "illegitimate, disproportionate and discriminatory interference" with "free movement of services guaranteed by Article 56 TFEU"
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Dipthrong wins FTOPS leaderboard for sponsorship
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Mark dipthrong Herm wins FTOPS XXVI leaderboard challenge by 219 points, earning Black Card sponsorship for four months starting September 1; Canadian cashed in 8 events with several final tables
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Politano signs 888poker sponsorship
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: F5 Poker
WSOP Main Event November Niner Bruno Politano of Brazil signs ambassadorship deal with 888poker; Joins Brazilians Nicolau Villa-Lobos and Bruno Kawauti on Team 888
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High Stakes: Zhou suffers another big loss
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse
Chun “samrostan” Lei Zhou loses close to $1 million in past seven days online, nearing $2 million losses in 2 weeks; Mikael “punting-peddler” Thuritz won most with nearly $500K
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Cates up nearly $3M on Full Tilt this year
posted 8/19/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Dan "jungleman" Cates recently exceeded $10 million in lifetime online poker earnings on Full Tilt, now closes in on $3 million earnings for 2014 alone; Latest win came in mixed games versus Alexonmoon, PostflopAction, and Gus Hansen
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Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update 8/18/2014
posted 8/18/2014  |  source: PokerScout
Online poker traffic slides after two weeks of gains; PokerStars gets small boost from Summer Daily Challenges promotion
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 Casino group takes heat after photo fail
posted 8/18/2014  |  source: Petapixel
Casino-supported Atlantic City Alliance non-profit group purchased/published full-page ad discovered to be blatant photoshopping attempt; ACA Communication Officer Jeff Guaracino says the change "didn't alter the message"
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Nevada tournaments: August 18, 2014
posted 8/18/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Bk1048 wins $4,902 in Sunday $15K on WSOP.com, among top winners of Nevada weekend online poker tournaments
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