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Poker News Flashes 3.26.11

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

WSOP 2011 Pre-Registration

The World Series of Poker is coming up fast, probably not fast enough for some of us since it's THE POKER SERIES of the year. If you've already set your schedule and know what you're going to play, you can pre-register for your events utilizing a PDF format just by visiting the WSOP website - payment instructions are there also.  Of course event pre-registration is available in person by visiting the Main Casino Cashier's Cage at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  

$15K Sunday Millions Freeroll at PokerStars

There isn't much time left to qualify for the $15K Sunday Millions Freeroll at PokerStars but it's not an impossible feat.  All you need is a PokerStars account through PokerWorks, a minimum deposit, and 75 FPPs by March 31st, and you're in. If you are a Pokerworks' referred player, hit the 75 FPPs and you're in too.  This is a phenomenal freeroll that pays out cash prizes to the top players and tournament tickets to other qualifying winners...Read More...

PokerStars Sunday Storm Winner Uvelir888

The Sunday Storm took the poker world by storm as 113,770 online poker players ponied up $11 to play in the inaugural event that - until last week - was the Sunday 1/4 Million. The guaranteed prize pool was a gigantic $1Million but it surpassed that amount long before late registration closed topping out at $1,137,700 and reserving $210,531.74 for the winner.  Uvelir888 from Russia has to be celebrating and dancing today - or perhaps for the next year or so.

Full Tilt Poker Skills Challenge League  

The next Full Tilt Poker Skills Challenge lights up on March 30th - tomorrow at 21:00 GMT - with an added prize pool of $2,500.  Play the $5 + $.50 NLH Turbo heads-up shootout where the top 64 score points to win a seat into the League Final $3,200 Freeroll and shoot for the $20,000 final Freeroll.  You have to play to win, don't wait.  Read more...

Poker Set Priced at £4.4 million

Solid 18-carat white gold chips encrusted with precious stones, four platinum-plated decks of cards, toss in a little stingray skin, and put it into an alligator skin case, and all you need is players - but if they touch the cards you may have to kill them. Mr. Parker said of his expensive poker set: “This is not something your ordinary poker player will be able to afford and is aimed at the billionaire playboys."  Gee!  You're kidding, right?

Deliverance Poker VS Michael Mizrachi Dismissed

United States District Court Judge James Nowlin dismissed all claims by Deliverance Poker against Michael Mizrachi and Tiltware, LLC, in a final judgment issued last week. After a walk-through of logic on the contract between Deliverance Poker and Mizrachi, Judge Nowlin determined that the contract had never actually become a full-fledged contract enforceable by law due to language that terminated it if proper capital had not been raised...

Tip-Sharing Rejected by Caesars Dealers

A labor contract that would include a tip-sharing provision with casino management was rejected by Caesars Palace dealers. A similar policy is in effect at Wynn Las Vegas. In 2009 the Nevada Labor Commission declared Wynn's subsidizing casino managements’ wages by forcing dealers to share their tips legal. The Wynn dealers have an ongoing legal challenge regarding their employer forcing them to help pay another employee's wages.

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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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