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Gary Trask, chosen as one of the 15 member media panel that votes on candidates for the Poker Hall of Fame, gives us his top three picks – and why – for the 2009 Poker Hall of Fame nominees.  His picks are Mike Sexton, Tom McEvoy, and Dan Harrington.  See why.


The whole poker playing world – and some that don’t play poker – all know about the Ultimate Bet/Absolute Poker cheating scandal.  Reading PokerWorks has kept you informed of the entire thread of news on the investigation, the results, and the importance of regulating and legalizing online gaming.  To further arm everyone with knowledge of the resolution of the ugly affair, Paul Leggett, Tokwiro COO, posted a blog entry today that gives you even more information.


Not only is Full Tilt Poker’s MiniFTOPS in full swing, Full Tilt also has Freeroll Frenzy with $60,000 just waiting to be owned every month.  Who says you need a big poker bankroll to build a poker kingdom?  All it takes is a time investment, some poker smarts (get those in PokerWorks’ strategy section), and the ability to pay attention and manage your game choices and your money.  You can start with -0- and be playing for real money and big prizes before you know it. 


Legalizing and regulating poker is the main theme of a new online advertising campaign that will appear on leading publications’ websites – like the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Political Wire, The Hill and Politico, and Talking Points Memo – and numerous Capitol Hill Newspapers.  The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative has launched the advertising campaign to bring support for Congressman Frank’s bill H.R 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2009.  Pay attention people!  Billions of dollars could be captured by the government by legalizing, regulating, and taxing online poker in the United States.


Tiffany Michelle and Maria Ho are confirmed as a team on CBS “The Amazing Race.”  They are up against eleven teams and the competition should be fierce.  Ho and Michelle became friends while travelling the tournament poker circuit and have studied previous episodes of the show in hopes of having an advantage as racers.  Michelle has confirmed that she’s also renewed her sponsorship deal with Ultimate Bet for another year.  Best of luck to Ho and Michelle in all of their endeavors.


PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is filled with massive action as everyone’s trying to win the big bucks and have their name boldly written in online poker fame.  You can satellite in to events with frequent player points, cheap buy-ins, or just buy-in.  It’s a huge event you don’t want to miss, but hurry, or you’ll have to wait for the next one to start.

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