News tagged with poker

Gaming claims don’t add up

The level of charitable and community contributions provided by poker machine operators is ‘miniscule’ in comparison to the amount of money lost by poker machine users within local communities, a ...

Apr 17, 2012
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US tries its luck easing online gambling stand

Despite a new crackdown on Internet gambling this week, the US government appears to be easing its stand on many forms of online betting, prompting states to swing into action to tap a new revenue source.

Mar 01, 2012
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Scientists launch rocket into aurora

(PhysOrg.com) -- With the full sky shimmering in green aurora, Saturday night (Feb. 18, 2012) a team of scientists, including space physicist Marc Lessard and graduate students from the University of New Hampshire's ...

Feb 20, 2012
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Cutting-edge cocktails light up New York

You're not allowed to light a cigarette in New York bars, but there's nothing to stop a bartender from setting your cocktail on fire with a 815 degrees Celsius (1,500 degrees Fahrenheit) poker.

Feb 05, 2012
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Nevada adopts rules for Internet poker licenses

(AP) -- Nevada gambling regulators on Thursday unanimously approved rules that allow companies in the state apply for licenses to operate poker websites, a move that puts Nevada in a position to capitalize if Congress reverses ...

Dec 23, 2011
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World's richest casino exec opposes online wagers

(AP) -- Sheldon Adelson, the world's richest casino executive and chief of the industry's largest publicly traded company, says he opposes online gambling because he doesn't believe available technology is ...

Dec 08, 2011
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Feds: Full Tilt Poker site was Ponzi scheme

(AP) -- An Internet poker company that was blocked from operating in the U.S. in the spring as part of an online gambling crackdown was "not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme," federal prosecutors said ...

Sep 20, 2011
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Major online poker room ordered to halt operations

One of the largest online poker rooms, Full Tilt Poker, was ordered Wednesday to immediately halt operations by authorities on the Channel Island of Alderney, where it is registered, the regulator said.

Jun 29, 2011
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First guilty plea in US online poker case

The American president of a Costa Rica-based company is facing up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally processing payments for Internet poker firms.

May 24, 2011
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Caesars CEO: Poker indictments present opportunity

(AP) -- Federal indictments targeting the three largest online poker companies present an opportunity for the United States to fully legalize and regulate the $6 billion industry, the chief executive of the world's largest ...

Apr 26, 2011
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