PartyGaming and bwin Merge to Create World’s Largest Online Gambling Company

In a deal valued a just shy of $2 billion, 2 online gaming giants, PartyGaming and bwin, have announced a merger that will create the world’s largest publicly traded online gambling company.

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Online Poker 1 Step Closer to Legalization in the United States

Proponents of legalizing online poker were finally able to celebrate a minor, but important, victory – the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill that would license and regulate online gambling in the United States

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Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi Headlines 2010 WSOP November Nine

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has already made a run for the ages. Earlier in this year’s World Series, Grinder took down the prestigious $50,000 Players Championship, winning his 1st World Series of Poker gold bracelet, the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy, and over $1.5 million in the process

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Bubble Breaks at the 2010 WSOP Main Event

Since Cardplayerlifestyle.com last reported on the Main Event, poker play has continued unabated and the starting field over 7,300+ had been whittled down to 748, when the money bubble finally burst.

This year’s bubble boy is Tim McDonald. Losing with pocket queens to a flopped full house on a board of A-A-2, McDonald’s consolation prize for being eliminated is a free seat at next year’s World Series of Poker Main Event (still a good bit less than the $19,000+ guaranteed to every player in the money).

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WSOP 2010 Main Event Day 1 Full Summary

Over 4 days of Day 1 play, 7,319 poker players anted up and took their shot at becoming this year’s 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. With the amount of registered players increasing on each of the 4 Day 1s, from about 1,100 to over 2,400, the 7,300+-player field comprises the 2nd-largest live poker tournament ever held (only the 2006 Main Event field was larger).

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Huck Seed Wins 2010 WSOP Tournament of Champions

Never far from center stage in the 14 years since his Main Event win at the World Series, Huck Seed has done it again, winning this year’s Tournament of Champions (TOC). Essentially a 27-person freeroll comprised of essentially the greatest assembly of bracelet winners poker has to offer, Seed emerged from this most loaded of fields to claim the $500,000 winner’s payday.

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