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News Flashes 07/17/2010

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The Indian Poker Series (IPS) is in full swing, and it is making its second stop in Goa at its coastal Casino Royale facility on July 16. Organizers claims poker is one of the fastest growing sports in India, though mostly in underground games. But casinos have legal poker, and the IPS offers solid prize pools for the numerous players looking for tournament action.

Long-time poker pro David “Devilfish” Ulliott completed his autobiography entitled “Devilfish: The Life & Times of a Poker Legend,” and it is being published by Penguin in the UK. The date for purchase is September 9, 2010, but anxious poker fans can get their hands on it through preordering now. From criminal activity to divorces to poker stories, Ulliott gives an in-depth look at his life, complete with all of its struggles and successes.

Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank has had a successful fundraising campaign prior to his November election, some in part due to generous poker players who appreciate his introduction and promotion of pro-online poker legislation, such as H.R. 2267. At least eight of Frank’s contributors were pro poker players, including Joe Sebok, and casinos like the MGM Grand were also generous to the Financial Services Committee Chairman.

British Columbia recently launched its first online casino, one that is sponsored by the government in order to collect revenue from the endeavor in the neighborhood of $1.7 billion Canadian in the current year alone. With statistics showing that British Columbia residents spend about $100 million annually on online gaming, the state is offering games such as poker, blackjack, and casino games to its residents. The online venture is being overseen by the Lottery Commission.

The PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour made an announcement within the past week about its current season. The grand finale will be held at the City Center Casino, the largest casino in South America, is in Rosario, Argentina, about 200 miles from Buenos Aires. And the dates have been confirmed as September 22 - 26, 2010 for the $5,000 season-ending no-limit hold’em Main Event.

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