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Poker News Flashes 3.18.11

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

Online Poker Chip Thief Jailed

Ashley Mitchell ripped off 400bn electronic credits from a US company that ran gaming 'apps' played through Facebook - about $12M (£7.4m) worth, selling a third of them for £53,000. After admitting five charges of hacking and theft, Mitchell was jailed for two years. Sentencing, Judge Philip Wassall said that Mitchell had deliberately "exploited" security weaknesses he had found in Zynga's website. Pssst! Look for Zynga to hire him as security manager when he's out!

Password to Everest Poker One Series

Everest Poker One Password Series - an opportunity to win a $9k High Roller Package - for less than $2.50 total - to compete in the Everest Poker One €5,000+€300 buy-in with a €1,000,000 Guarantee.  Play today at 16:00 for a $1+$0.10 buy-in and set your sights on Monte Carlo.  You need a password to enter the action and fun and here it is: 'wkendone'

Full Tilt Poker Skills Challenge League RUSHES in!

The Skills Challenge Series is still running hot at Full Tilt Poker but you need to get in the action now and start logging your points to be eligible for the league final, there's a massive $20K Freeroll on offer and if you miss it, there's something seriously wrong with you. The next Skills Challenge is on March 23rd, Rush Poker with a $5 + $1 Buy-in and $3,000 added to the prize pool.  Don't miss it!

Last Password to Everest Poker ONE Series

Everest Poker ONE Password Series - an opportunity to win a $9k High Roller Package - for less than $2.50 total - to compete in the Everest Poker ONE €5,000+€300 buy-in with a €1,000,000 Guarantee.  Play today at 16:00 for a $2+$0.20 buy-in and set your sights on Monte Carlo.  The password to enter the action and fun today is  'finalq' and the next tourney is the final, play today for a shot at the big bucks.

Attempts to Regulate Internet Gaming Federally Continue

Federal licensing and regulation of online wagering - specifically poker - continued Thursday with the introduction of a bipartisan bill. Co-authored by John Campbell, R-Calif., and House Financial Services Ranking member Barney Frank, D-Mass, the bill reflects a measure that passed through committee in July. D'Amato urged Congress "to step up and pass federal legislation." Amen!

HHPT at Northern Quest Resort Casino

Ladies mark your calendars, make arrangements to set your schedule to poker, and prepare to Play the $125 buy-in event where the winner takes home a $1K WSOP Ladies Event buy-in plus $3K. The tournament kicks off at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday, April 9th, and the High Heels Poker Tour (HHPT) is co-hosting this event.

Join the Poker Players Alliance

There's a sudden rush from a lot of states trying to be the first to capitalize on internet poker, forcing their residents to play only intrastate through certain casinos.  There are other states that make playing online poker illegal and in one it's a felony.  The answer is a federal system that protects all poker players’ rights and makes the game legal and fair and provides fair taxation for the government for its services. The PPA protects YOU!

Full Tilt Skills Challenge League

Register and Play today at 21:00GMT for a $3,000 added prize pool in The Skills Challenge League at Full Tilt Poker.  It's Rush Poker at its finest with a $5 + $1 buy-in and the top 64 players score points toward the League Final.  You're playing for fun, for money, and a shot at a seat in a massive $20,000 Freeroll.  Read More...

Michael Gaughan Publicly Supports Legalizing Online Poker

Owner of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Michael Gaughan publicly announced his support of Assembly Bill 258 which would allow the Nevada Gaming Commission to regulate and license online poker. “There is no doubt in my mind that online poker and other games are coming,” Gaughan said. “AB 258 would make us a pioneer in the nationwide movement and the leader for the rest of the country to emulate.”

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The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

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