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Poker News Flashes 10/6/10

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In case you missed them in our daily News Flash, here's the rewind for your reading pleasure:

PokerStars and PokerWorks $15K Freeroll
The PokerStars Monthly Million freeroll tournament is back, bigger and better than ever.  You’ll notice in the title that the amount is $15K and not $10K as in past months.  But hey, no one would sneeze at $10,000 worth of cash and prizes offered in a freeroll.  Now it just got better.  You have the remainder of the month of October to qualify for this great freeroll.  Here's the roadmap to the freeroll.

Casinos now Eying Possible Online Gambling

Casinos that previously felt their income was threatened by online gambling are now beginning to see the light.  Millions of Americans enjoy gambling online and major casinos like MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and Harrah's Entertainment are being represented by a trade group that is working on a proposal to legalize some form of internet gambling - gambling specialists surmise that the form of gambling would be limited to internet poker.  Poker is the least threatening to brick and mortar casinos.

Bodog + LA Galaxy = Poker Sport

Major League Soccer team LA Galazy has signed an advertising deal with Bodog. Look for's logo on in-stadium televisions, corner section banners, the team's scoreboards, and any other vacant spot that might appear to a watching audience.  is poker a sport?  Or are all sports poker?  Or is everything just a game?  While you're wrapping your thoughts around that one, get in the game.  Bodog has a seat waiting.

51 Stories up - Joe Sebok is Going Down!

It's for a worthy cause, it could be dangerous, it is definitely a mind ripper.  When you think about going over the edge of the Masquerade Tower of the Rio in Las Vegas on October 8th, even though you are rappeling, it takes some nerve and desire.  Joe Sebok's desire was to raise money and inspiration for the Special Olympics Nevada; as for nerve, he's played big poker events and withstood the pressure. Team UB Pro Sebok had to raise a minimum of $1,000 in order to be part of the event.

Joe Hachem & Shane Warne Charity Poker Tournament

The 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament is set to kick off in the Las Vegs Room, Crown Entertainment Complex on Sunday, October 31st, 2010.  Arrive at 12:45pm for the 1:30pm welcome.  First place awards a High Rollers WSOP package and 2nd awards an Aussie Millions Package.  This event is not open to the public unless they are a paying guest as the aim is to raise money to help seriously ill and underprivileged children and teenagers in Australia via The Shane Warne Foundation.  Book early!

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