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Poker News Flashes 5.29.11

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

Casino Gran Madrid Aces Spain's First Online Gaming License

As the US Department of Justice continually tries to strangle all efforts of online poker sites to serve US players, other countries in the European Union are setting new regulation systems in place and opening the door to online gambling operators. Casino Gran Madrid (host of this year's EPT Grand Final) has received Spain's first online gaming license for the autonomous region of Madrid.

Should the Tournament of Champions Be a Regular WSOP Event?

The TOC was a big hit last year when the public got to choose from among 521 living bracelet winners where the top 20 advanced to the Tournament.  2011 finds the TOC being replaced with the Grudge MatchesRead the views of Rich Ryan who thinks the TOC should occur every year with a different format, and Chad Holloway who believes it should occur every two years.

PokerNews GIANT Qualifier May 31st, 2011

The PokerNews GIANT at Poker770 is one hellacious deal for the savvy poker player.  The PokerNews GIANT is a $2+$0.20 rebuy with a $30,000 guarantee.  Admit it!  It's unheard of to have that big of a guarantee with that buy-in. You can play for free in a series of daily qualifiers that are running now, and the next one starts tomorrow, the 31st.  Check out the series!

@EdogPoker and @thehitwoman Tie the knot!

Erica Schoenberg and Erick Lindgren removed themselves from the most eligible list by getting married in Santa Barbara. According to many of poker's biggest names, including Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth attended the event. The Twitter feed lit up with pros and other poker personalities offering their congratulations. And Pokerworks extends best wishes for the newly married couple!

The 42nd WSOP is Underway!

Live Coverage is going on right on two events, Event #1: Casino Employees No-limit Hold'em - May 31st-June 1st, 2011, and Event #2: Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship - May 31st-June 3rd, 2011. It's going to be a crazy summer at the Rio Hotel & Casino as 55 Bracelet events get underway. Beginning Thursday, June 2nd, the WSOP "Grudge Matches" will be streamed live on and the $25,000 Heads-Up No Limit Holdem Championship will follow on Friday, June 3rd.

Phil Ivey Sues Tiltware; Boycotts WSOP

To fan the fire of player's funds frozen somewhere in the outer realm of untouchables and unreturned, to date by Full Tilt Poker, Phil Ivey has announced to the world via his Facebook account and Phil Ivey website that he is suing Tiltware, the company behind Full Tilt Poker, related to unsettled players' accounts.  And if those players can't play in the WSOP due to lack of returned accounts, he isn't playing either.

Dear cal42688

In an open letter on PokerStars Blog, 'cal42688' has been asked to stop winning everything. He's wearing two SCOOP watches, a WCOOP bracelet, and he's a Super Tuesday winner. All of that would definitely bring 'cal42688' recognition, but to add to the mix the Main Event Passport promotion was announced eight days ago and 'cal42688' has already won four of them. With a month left to go, does anyone else have a chance?

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