2010 August 10 Poker News, Events and Happenings
It’s the week on ESPN you’ve all been waiting for - oh wait, college football season hasn’t started yet. OK, so it’s one of the weeks on ESPN you’ve all been waiting for, the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event coverage makes its debut tonight…
Welcome to a Tuesday edition of the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily. Today we’ll discuss online qualifiers for the Todd Brunson Montana Poker Challenge and review the UBOC 5 schedule. Plus “The First Lady of Poker” Linda Johnson gives us her favorite Las Vegas shows and one World Series of Poker November Niner is headed to Foxwoods.
Paul Leggett, the Chief Operating Officer of UB.com parent company Tokwiro Enterprises, posted a blog on Monday responding to questions regarding the cheating scandal that occurred on Ultimate Bet between 2004 and 2008. Around $22.1 million was stolen from players during the scandal, resulting in a mass hysteria among the poker community. Years later, Leggett is still attempting to tackle issues on the matter.
A report in the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel – and confirmed by Poker News Daily from the tour itself – states that a deal has been signed between the World Poker Tour and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a tournament stop on this year’s schedule.
In 2011, actor Christian Slater will star in a movie entitled “Guns, Girls and Gambling” that is, in part, about a game of poker gone wrong. According to the Internet Movie Database, or IMDB, “The story throws Elvis impersonators, Indians, modern cowboys, a six-foot-tall blond assassin, a frat boy, a corrupt sheriff and a prostitute into a chase for a priceless American Indian artifact stolen during a poker game at an Indian casino.”
One of the biggest opponents to Barney Frank’s efforts to license and regulate Internet poker says it is hanging up its helmet and shoulder pads.
Despite a bump in the road in its deal with the Danish monopoly Danske Spil in June, PartyGaming told eGaming Review on Friday that its Danish poker offering will be ready to launch on January 1st, 2011.