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Betfair is Looking to Float and Andrew Black to Retire

21.09.2010 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

It was announced today that the massive online betting organisation Betfair is looking to float on the stock market in October of this year.  Betfair has been valued at a massive £1.5 billion.  This will really put the cat among the pige…

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Enter Croatian Poker Series with Hollywood Poker

10.07.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

This Sunday 11th July 2010 you can secure yourself a place in the 2010 Croatian Poker Series.  All you have to do is get yourself to Hollywood Poker where you can enter the satellites that are running every Sunday till the 25th July.  The direct buy-in to the satellite is $300 + 20 or you can get a place in the satellites thro…

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Top British Musical Playing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010

09.07.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Believe it or not we take culture very seriously at Poker Shark.  It’s not just Poker, Football and Casino.  When we here about a musical that has absolutely gorgeous women in it we feel it’s our duty to inform you, the good citizens of the world!  Edinburgh Fringe Festival is famous for showcasing new talent and we have o…

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Get £10 Free with Titan Bet During the World Cup

11.06.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Titan Bet are leading the way in great offers for this World Cup.  You can get £/$/€ 10 Free when you make your first deposit during the World Cup.  A lot of people signed up to a Titan Bet Account in the lead up to the World Cup.  If you haven’t made your first deposit then make sure you use this instant bonus while i…

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Build Bankroll with a Strategic Bet on the 2010 Football World Cup

09.06.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Gambling is risky lets not pretend in any way, shape or form that there is such a thing as a ‘dead cert’ when placing a bet but you can make some good money in the World Cup 2010 with sensible betting. Let me explain why this tournament is easier than any league fixture to make money. The World Cup is like mixing the Premiership with the Conference and has everything in between…

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Casino Gaming On The Move

09.06.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Casino gaming on the move According to recent research by UK market research company Mintel, the number of Americans using online casinos is increasing. According to the survey, 12% of US adults have visited an…

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William Hill Poker World Cup Challenge

09.06.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

William Hill Poker have launched a great series for their poker players this summer.  William Hill are giving their poker players the chance to combine to great past times, football and poker, and win prizes and cash in the process.  There are two great offers up for grabs.  The first one ends today.  William Hill Poker is givin…

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How Poker Shark will Win a $100 million with Titan Bet

08.06.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

We have written a few stories about this World Cup Million Mania that Titan Bet are offering their punters this summer.  If you haven’t heard about it I am guessing you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks.  Titan Bet are giving you the chance to win $100 million from guessing the win, lose or draw on all 64, 2010 Wor…

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NZ Poker Open 2010 winner Jackson Zheng

08.06.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Jackson Zheng made history in New Zealands Skycity Casino over the weekend by winning the NZ Poker Open 2010 and pocketing $37,110.00 prize.  Having a local win the tournament really shows the ever increasing standard of poker coming from Auckland and builds on last years victory by fellow Aucklander Jamie Kristov .  The NZ Poker Open 2010 f…

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£5 Free with Titan Bet Only on Sunday 30th May

30.05.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Titan Bet are giving players from the UK a free £5.00 if they register today with Titan Bet.  Effectively you can then use this £5.00 to bet on the world cup and win $100 million.  Poker-Shark has set up there account today and placed a cheeky bet on the Englan v Japan game today.  To unlock your £5.00 Titan Bet bonus you need to cl…

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Theo Jorgensen Wins the WPT Grand Prix de Paris in Style

17.05.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Theo Jorgensen started the last day with a massive chip advantage and looked like the favourite to take this €633,902 prize at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris.  The Danish player has not won a major tournament of this size before but he does have a long record of money finishes.  The French were not going to let a trophy leave their backyard without …

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New Financial News Network Set Up by Wallstreets Sexiest Woman

16.05.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Georgia Anderson featured in Playboy magazine as one of Wallstreets sexiest women.  The 30 year old is of Italian descent and is an expert forex and futures broker.  Georgia has created the GAFNN.com to allow people from around the world to meet up and discuss investment tactics.  As well as creating t…

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$100 Million to predict World Cup with Titan Bet!

15.05.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

It could be the most ridiculous promotion ever! Titan Bet is offering punters a $100 Million prize if you correctly pick the outcome for all 64 games in the Football World Cup. Played in South Africa, the Football World Cup begins in June and will host the biggest names in the sport.  achieve it. So why are we talking…

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Financial News Network headed by the sexiest Forex and Futures Broker on Wall Street

13.05.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Georgia Anderson Financial News Network (GAFNN) is the brain child of Georgia Anderson.  She is an Italian Forex and Futures broker that is living in California.  Georgia worked hard climbing the corporate ladder and got to a point where she wanted to share with others just what Forex and Futures Markets do, and how you…

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EPT 2010 Season Climax with Chouity and Reinkemeier wins

02.05.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The PokerStars.com 2010 EPT Season has finished in Monte Carlo.  The grand final winner was as predicted in the last report Nicholas Chouity.  He entered the final day with a huge chip lead that he would not surrender.  The stubborn mentality paid off for this online qualifier as he went home with €1.7 million.  The EPT High Roller Event saw Tobias&nbsp…

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EPT Monte Carlo Final Table Set

29.04.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Day 4 is now finished in Monte Carlo.  The 24 poker players who started have been whittled down to the final 8 players.  The chip leader is Nicholas Chouity.  He holds 40% of the poker chips going into the last day.  Chouity comes from Beirut and he started on the EPT circuit a couple of years ago.  This time last year he was knock…

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Pokerstars.com EPT Monte Carlo Day 3 Update

29.04.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Pokerstar.com EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Day 3 is now finished.  The floor has gone from 116 down to the last 24 poker players.  The play on days 3 was fast and furious in places.  We saw a lot of big names leave.  Victoria Coren, poker beauty and journalist left with €40 000.  Coren has done great things for poker especially with…

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EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final Day 2 Poker Update

28.04.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Day 2 of the Pokerstars.com EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final is over.  There are only 116 poker players left in this tournament.  1st place will be taking home €1.7 million so picking up their bar bill at the end of the tournament won’t be an issue (you would hope!) There was some tense moments through the day that saw some big name p…

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EPT Poker Grand Final Monte Carlo Table Draw Day 2

27.04.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

After the completion of days 1a and 1b at the Monte Carlo EPT Grand Final, the real meat of the competition is about to begin.  The Pokerstars.com EPT tournament started two days ago with just over 800 players and now we 413 left.  Thye tournament is still littered with the big names in poker.  Celebrity player Teddy Sheringham has over 100k in EPT…

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Pokerstars Monte Carlo EPT Poker Grand Final Underway

25.04.10 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The 2010 Pokerstars.com EPT Grand Final has begun in Monaco.  Millions are for grabs over the next few days.  Poker pro’s from around the world are battling it out for supremacy.  For those of you who have never been to Monaco let me enlighten you.  I was lucky enough to visit last year as the F1 race was taking place.  This s…

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William Hill pay out biggest Jackpot of 2010

25.04.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

William Hill has made one new Online Casino player very happy when he won a massive jackpot of £234,399.29 on Leprechaun Luck.  William Hill’s Leprechaun Luck is one of their newer online slots.  The winner was Jamie from Scotland, he was used to using the …

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William Hill Lets you bet on tonights ITV Party Leader debate

15.04.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Tonight William Hill is giving odds on a monumental event.  Tonight will see Great Britain following the footsteps of our cousins across the pond with the first ever Party Leader Debate on ITV.  The debate is being held in Manchester and will see Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat Leader) Vs David Cameron (Conservative) and the man who needs no introduct…

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Viva Le Poker – French Gambling wins the vote

08.04.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Online Gambling has been given the go ahead to privatise in France.  The market which is worth several billion Euro’s finally opens its doors to the online poker and casino companies.  The bill passed with a majority of 299 to 223.  The governement have said that they will tax poker at 2% and other online gambling at 7.5%.&n…

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Bodog will double your online poker points!

22.03.10 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Today we take a look at Bodog, one of our leading Online Poker Rooms. Under the guidance of their entertaining leader, Calvin Ayre, Bodog are pushing the boundaries for online poker promotions and are giving their players double poker points if they achieve 2000 or more in a single month. Available for a limited time onl…

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Pro Forex Room gives more time for New Traders

22.03.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

ProForexRoom today announced it had extended its offer of “2 weeks free trial” to new members of its live forex trading room. Whether new to forex or a seasoned forex trader, live forex offers challenges to traders. Training sessions are conducted in webinar format during European market hours. “The trial effectively provide…

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Four Suspects held over EPT Raid in Berlin

21.03.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

The German authorities now have four suspects in connection with the EPT Berlin Robbery.  Some of the suspects handed themselves in. The story broke like someone breaking wind in an elevator.  The news spread fast through conventional and new media forums like twitter.  Four men have tried to make off with the prize money at the Berlin EPT.  They cam…

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New $2000 Super Slots Bonus

21.03.10 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Super Slots are continusing their March Madness with this fantastic first time deposit bonus deal.  From Monday 22nd March when you open a new Super Slots Account, they will match your first 4 deposits up to $500 per deposit.  This gives you the chance of getting up to $2000 for free.  Offers like these don’t last long so open an account sooner r…

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You can vote who plays in the WSOP Tournament of Champions

16.03.10 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The WSOP have annouced this week that their Tournament of Champions will have 20 out of the 27 seats awarded by the votes of poker fans.  This is a new move by the WSOP in an effort to engage its fanbase and give them some ownership of the tournament.  The tournament of champions is a $1 million dollar event.  HIE Vice Pr…

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William Hill has Irish Poker Open Tournament with Cheltenham Race Week

14.03.10 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

William Hill are rubbing their hands together in anticipation of Cheltenham Race Week.  To compliment the week of Horse Racing they are not going to neglect their poker players.  So they are running daily tournaments for players to go through to a final that gives you the chance to win a seat at the Irish Poker Open…

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32Red Rummy Room Launches with $200 Bonus

12.03.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

32Red have just launched a new Rummy Room with a $200 Bonus.  This is a new niche for the award winning Online Casino.  They have given some thought on how they present the room.  The slogan goes ‘it’s so easy your Gran can Play’  The Rummy game has been a game associated with the older members of the population.  I know my Gran is an a…

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8 Year Old Boy Wins $500,000 Poker Tournament

11.03.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

An 8 year old boy from Chandigarh, India is in trouble with the law for winning 22,912,500.38 Indian Rupees, approx $500,000, in an online Poker Tournament.  Aashish Nanak is a computer genius at the tender age of 8.  He began using computers after his mother used to place him, from the age of three, in front of a computer w…

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Investing in Poker Tournaments is the New Market Boom Product

11.03.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Investing in Poker is becoming extremely popular across online poker rooms.  Chip Me Up is a platform that brings players and potential investors together.  Chip Me Up stems from PokerNews.com.  You can stake players in big tournaments and take a percentage of their winnings if they make it to the money.  Also, you, as a player can seek invest…

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Jamie Haskell and England Rugby Mates Play BIG Poker

10.03.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

PokerStars have been working with a few guys in the England Rugby Squad. Jamie Haskell, Delon Armitage and Ben Foden.  PokerStars.com is the official gaming and casino partner of the English Rugby Team.  So in order to demonstrate aggressive play they got three of Englands finest gladiators to go and play Poker outside on a rugby pitc…

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Free Poker Packages to WSOP 2010 to be won

10.03.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Betfair are getting in early with their offer of free places to the 2010 WSOP.  The super betting site is giving away three levels of packages to poker players who qualify.  Essentially you need to play your socks off at the Betfair tables over the next three months and start gaining Betfair points.  The more points you…

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Annie Duke is First Female National Heads Up Championship Winner

09.03.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Annie Duke is one of the biggest stars in modern day poker and showed this winning the National Heads Up Championship.  She has not won a significant tournament since 2004 when she bagged $2 million in the WSOP Tournament of Champions.  Annie has instead been focusing on her celebrity career which needs no real introduction following her stormy run in…

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Macphee wins in European Poker Tour despite Robbery

08.03.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The €1,000,000 first prize at the Berlin Leg of the European poker tour was won by American Online Poker qualifier Kevin Macphee. Unfortunately for this talented player who qualified for the event through top rated online poker room.  Pokerstars , all of the Headl…

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Super Slots are holding a $300,000 Online Slots Tournament

06.03.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Super Slots are holding one of the Biggest Slots Tournaments available.  Throughout March you can take part in this Online Casino event.  Once you credit your Super Slots Account you simply register in the Online Casino Lobby and buy in for $10 to enter the Slots Tournament.  There is a massive prize pool of $300,000 and the overall win…

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Ladbrokes Give £50 to Casino Players and a Mini to Poker Players

03.03.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Ladbrokes have two great offers this month.  Ladbrokes Casino are in the final month of their £50 no deposit casino offer.  If you don’t already have a Ladbrokes account you only need open one to get £50 credited to your Online Casino account.  This offer is open to UK players only.  You can read more about why this deal is …

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Betfair have a range of Poker and Football Tournaments

02.03.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Betfair have begun mixing the beautiful game with Kenny Rogers favourite past time.  Not an obvious mix of sports but bear with us and we will try and explain how this works.  Betfair have two football and poker related promotions.  The first is called 1 x 2 Footie Special Here’s how it works:…

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LAPT won by Poker Pro Jose Barbero aka Nacho

28.02.10 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Jose Barbero aka Nacho, won the LAPT main event.  The Poker Tournament was held at Punta del Este.  Barbero fought through a field of 307 players.  It took 4 days to battle it out and become the LAPT Champion.  Barbero is one of Pokerstars Pro players and is known at the table as ‘Nacho’. The payout for Barbero was a…

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$10 000 New York Shopping Spree with Online Casino Slots

26.02.10 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Casino isn’t our bread and butter work here at Poker Shark, but Club World Group caught our eye with this fantastic new online slot machine, Manhattan Slots.  From the look of it I would say they are aiming to satisfy women who like online slots and love shopping.  Manhattan Slots is very slick and stylish giving it that sex in the city image that the…

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NBC National Heads Up Championship Player List

24.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The National Heads Up Championship is back at Caesars Palace 4th March – 7th March and Huck Seed will be there to defend his poker title.  The organisers have now released the invitation player list.  We know the Mr Brunson has said he will be giving the event a miss due to his health.  NBC, the massive television network sponsor this event so you …

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Full Tilt are giving you $50 fast with Rush Poker

23.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt Poker are giving players at least $50 in bonus money because of the launch of Rush Poker.  The new high speed form of Texas Holdem that can only be played online at Full Tilt.  Accept your $50 bonus by March 14th  23:59 ET and start earnin…

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Eric Blair out in front at 2010 NAPT Vanetian Main Event

23.02.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The NAPT 2010 Main Event is down to 32 players at the time of writing this report.  Out in front is Eric Blair.  Pokerstars have a healthy number of pro players on the chase.  One of those being Vanessa Rousso, who gets the vote as hottest person left in the main event.  Having made that bold statement I just noticed Ch…

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Pacific Poker gives VIP poker players 27% cash back

22.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Pacific Poker, which is the poker arm of the 888.com group, is offering its poker players a chance to fast track to becoming a VIP player.  If you have only just started out playing poker online then it may not be obvious what this means.  Most poker rooms have a VIP service which is what they reserve for their big money poker players…

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Anton Wigg wins EPT Copenhagen 2010 main event

22.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The Anton Wigg, 22 year Swedish Poker Pro from Stockholm took home 3675000 Danish Kroner ($676,000) at the EPT Copenhagen.  Wigg really had to show some determination as he was stuck in a heads up situation with Francesco de Vivo for the best part of 3 1/2 hours.  Copenhagen Casino came to a stand still as they wanted to see a winner …

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Betfair are Sponsoring Amateur Poker Association and Tour APAT

22.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The Amateur Poker Association and Tour have picked up a major sponsor in Betfair.  The unique betting platform is now backing the Association over the next season.  APAT is in its 4th season and they are expecting this one to be its best yet.  Having Betfair behind them will add that bit of magic to the mix as Betfair’s…

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Paddy Power Casino Chase to Win £200k today

20.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Paddy Power Casino are running the second stage of their Chase to Win promotion.  All players need to do is opt in to the promotion and when they start playing any of Paddy Powers Instant Casino Games they will begin earning points.  If you get enough points and get high enough up the leader board you then get the big money and prizes.  Last…

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Ladbrokes Casino still offers no deposit 50 quid after poor results

20.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Ladrokes are still giving customers £50 no deposit required with their online casino. Ladbrokes Share Price dropped this week following a terrible set of financial results which told share holders they dropped 28% in profits in 2009.  This lead to a mass exodus as investors scrambled for the panic button.  The share price hit 15…

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Mystery Poker Player Isildur1 loses $900k but remains $500k up for the month

18.02.10 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Isildur1 is a person who loves the lime light and we have to keep reporting on this high stakes poker danger man.  Since our last story on Isildur1 he has continued to play over 10 000 hands and he isn’t even playing Rush Poker at Ful…

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Full Tilt Poker Academy is creating an Army of Poker Players

18.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt Poker Academy is arguably the most comprehensive learning facilty for new poker players.  The way it works is that you open a Full Tilt Poker account as you would normally and then you have access to the Full Tilt Poker Academy.  Once you click on the Academy link you are taken to a subsite on the Full Tilt website.  This is dev…

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Isildur1 wins $750000 in his return to the poker felt

17.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Isildur1 is the elusive high stakes poker player that we reported on in the past.  After a rollar coaster ride in 2009 he is back at the Full Tilt tables.  Isildur1 loves the High Stakes and this Monday he was playing against  Isaac Haxton and Justin Bonomo.  To begin with Isildur was playing against Haxton at the Omaha cap …

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Paddy Power Poker has high hopes for the Irish Open 2010

16.02.10 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Paddy Power Poker team are rubbing their hands in anticipation over this years Irish Open.  The Dublin based Poker Tournament is the longest running in Europe and the second oldest after the WSOP in Vegas.  This years Irish Open promises to be another spectacular event.  The event is being held at the Burlington Hotel, in the middle of the beauti…

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Virtue Fusion Online Bingo bought by Playtech

15.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

It was made public today that major online Bingo Software Company, Virtue fusion has been purchased by Playtech. The company which power Ladbrokes Bingo is believed to have gone for around £36million. For the new owner, Playtech, this deal can only be a good thing. Virtue fusion is considered by many to be the ma…

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Full Tilt Poker has a Big Little Tournament running on Sundays

15.02.10 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt Poker has the Big Little Tournament series running on Sundays in February.  This is one of Poker Sharks favourite tournaments because the buyin is $2 + .20 and the winner is guaranteed $18000.  The total prize pool has $200k guaranteed so you stand to make some massive money if you keep your cool.  There are two more scheduled one for the 21st Feb …

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Ladbrokes Share Holders waiting for World Cup Price Surge

15.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

If one group of share holders are looking forward to the 2010 Football World Cup it’s Ladbrokes.  They are the worlds largest and oldest bookmaker.  But in recent times their share price does not reflect the successful history this company has had.  With their financial results looming Share Holders are looking concerned at the low share price.&n…

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Valentines Day, Love Poker at Full Tilt – $750,000

14.02.10 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

At Full Tilt Poker you can make it a Valentines day to remember with a massive $750k guaranteed poker tournament.   Once the meal is out the way and the film is over, get logged into your  Full Tilt Poker  account and get registered.  If…

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Phil Laak wins back to back heats at PartyPoker Premier League IV

14.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Phil Laak is on fire at the PartyPoker Premier League IV heats.  He has won both the first and second heat.  Laak has had some of the best competition in the game against him.  Rolande de Wolfe, JC Tran and Phil Hellmuth to name but a few poker greats.  On day one Laak had a slightly easier day as he managed to fend his way to the top spot a…

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Hollywood Poker wants to send you to the Irish Open 2010

13.02.10 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Hollywood Poker are running daily satellites for the 2010 Irish Open.  The Irish Open runs from April 2 – 5 in Dublin, Ireland.  Every day for as little as $1 + .20 you can play in a satellite that could lead you to the Irish Open Final along with some great perks from Hollywood Poker. Win an all-inclusive Main Event Package worth $…

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Julian Thew Joins Pokerstars Poker Team after leaving William Hill

13.02.10 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Julian Thew has joined the ranks of Pokerstars as his reputation as a great finisher makes headlines across the pond.  Thew was previously signed with William Hill bookmaker.  Thew has won over $2.5 million in prize money and is currently ranked 13th in the European rankings.  Julian last had a big win back in June last year but la…

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Full Tilt FTOPS XV Results for Event 2 and 3

13.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt FTOPS XV Events 2 and 3 saw some great action by some of the best poker players in the business.  Event 2 was the  PL Omaha Hi/Lo – Knockout it had 1,349 players.  The Buy in was $240 + $16 and had a guarantee of $250,000 and the actual prize pool was $269,800. Event 2 PL Omaha Hi/Low Knockou…

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Play Professional Poker at Pokerstars

12.02.10 tagged in

Chip Leatherby

If you dream of being a professional poker player, poker-shark.co.uk  and Pokerstars online poker room can make it a reality! With some of the world’s greatest ever players onboard as part of the Pokerstars pro team, you are able to compete with the best and live out your dream. It d…

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FTOPS XV Event 1 N/L Holdem Results from Full Tilt

12.02.10 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt has been really busy this week with the launch of FTOPS XV.  We have had the first two events played but at the time of writing this we are still waiting for the information on Event 2 to reach Shark HQ.  We do have the results for the tightly contested Event 1 No Limit Holdem Event which had a $200 + $16 buy in. The FTOPS event 1 wa…

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No Deposit bonus – William Hill Casino v Ladbrokes Casino

12.02.10 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

The No deposit bonus war is on!  William Hill Casino vs Ladbrokes Casino.  £66 v £50. On the face of it the winner seems obvious, but we take a deeper look into these two great offers and see which one is truely the champion.  This really is a battle as we find two gaming giants competing for players with their latest…

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PKR Poker Win a Date with Top Nuts Magazine Model Lindsey Strutt

11.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

PKR have really grabbed Poker Sharks attention by offering the winner of this Sundays (14th Feb) Nuts about the Girl Tournament the chance to have a date with sexy cover girl Lindsey Strutt.  The poker tournament starts at 20:15 GMT and the 32F-26-32 stunner will be waiting to meet the winner in London on the 27th of February.  L…

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California come closer to Online Poker Law Change

11.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

California is stuck in a money pit and cant get their heads above water as a result they are now considering how they can allow online poker to take place.  California already has licenced bricks and mortar Casino’s which are held on Indian reservations and act as the main source of income for these tribes.  The tribes currently pay $1 million per day…

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Full Tilt FTOPS XV Starts Today – Full Schedule

10.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Any FTOPS event is a big deal and the Full Tilt Poker Pro’s are preparing to host their events over the coming days.  For those of you who are new to FTOPS ( Full Tilt Online Poker Series) then here is a little recap to keep you in the loop. FTOPS started in August 2006, at the start of the Poker boom, with $1 million in guaranteed prizes.  Fa…

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Ladbrokes Casino new £50 No Deposit Bonus

08.02.10 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

£50 no deposit bonus at the UK’s biggest, Ladbrokes Casino!  …

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Will legalising Poker in the US rocket PartyGaming Share Price

08.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

PartyGaming no longer has Dikshit at the helm and has appointed a new COO, Chief Operating Officer, Per Widerstr. PartyGaming have released encouraging financial reports showing great profits over the last Q4 of 2009. Their Casino is particularly doing well.  The only thing that isn’t moving up is PartyGaming’s share price. It has not managed to hold a position above &poun…

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Full Tilt Have a new form of Fast Poker – Rush Poker

08.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Poker-Shark,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt has recently launched its newest and fastest version of Texas Holdem, called Rush Poker. The idea is that as a player you can play a huge numbers of hands per hour. As soon as you play your hand you are zipped to another table where you immediately play another hand. The positives to this will teach a player how to quickly a…

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Ladbrokes Poker Cruise 2011

07.02.10 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Ladbrokes Poker are now preparing for what is being described as the biggest and best Poker Cruise  of all time.  The Ladbrokes Poker C…

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Full Tilt February comes to Poker Shark

07.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Poker-Shark,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt February is giving you a chance to win money and stick it to the Poker-Shark team.  New players to Full Tilt from Poker Shark this month will be rewarded with a special tournament entry. Poker Shark has recently celebrated its first birthday and for me, Chip, it has been a time of reflection.  A lot has happened in the world of Poker…

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New Poker TV Channel for Canada

07.02.10 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Heads Up Entertainment International Inc. is at the forefront of the poker media and entertainment market.  They create branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised shows.  Heads Up are looking at launching there new Poker TV channel after the Winter Olympics.  Canada is their …

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Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA 2010) 1a Roundup

06.01.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Day1a at the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure main event is over.  669 players battled it out to reach the next stage of the PCA 2010.  Day 1b begins tomorrow with a similar number of people in attendance.  Out of the mist at the end of the day came a number of Pokerstar Pro’s who have given themselves a good starting platform.  Chris Moneymak…

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Aaron Benton Pokerstars APPT Champion

08.12.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Aaron Benton will be smiling all the way home today as he heads back to New South Wales.  He won The Pokerstars APPT Grand Final in Sydney.  It was a gruelling tournament that lasted four days.  That is a marathon effort from Benton.  Benton played in all the stops of this seasons Pokerstars APPT.  He saved the best till last. &nbs…

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James Akenhead Wins Full Tilt Poker Million VIII

5.12.09 tagged in Live Tournaments, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

James Akenhead is one of Poker Sharks favourite poker players because he doesn’t give up.  He took home today with a 6 figure haul after winning the Full Tilt Poker Million VIII. It was only a matter of time before the WSOP big hitter took a sizeable first place.  He was not the favourite with the bookies today.  The chip leader at the start of the…

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Does Isildur1 give us a clue? Poker-Shark goes CSI

03.12.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

In 2009 there have been a few players that have stood out; Joe Cada (WSOP Main Event Winner), Darvin Moon (Lumber Jack who was chip leader in WSOP) and now Isildur1 who to begin with wiped the floor with some of the biggest names in Poker.  He is ultra aggressive and was making money like it was going out of fashion.  In the last couple of weeks he has lost as big as he was winning an…

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Circus Poker Prepare for 2 Billionth Poker Hand

03.12.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Circus Poker is about to reach a milestone – their Two Billionth Hand! To celebrate Circus Poker are giving away over $100,000 in prizes including a package to the WSOP 2010Main Event. The countdown will start with hand 1,999,000,000 at a cash table and the winner of the Two Billionth Hand will be rewarded with a $60,0…

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Cheating in Sport – Has Henry gone too Far

23.11.09 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

We are concerned at Poker Shark HQ with all the Cheating in Sport.  Thierry Henry has really let the side down and Poker is not innocent in all this, wherever there is money to be made the line between sportsmanship and deception can easily be crossed.  We have teamed up with our friends at Talking Sports to bring you …

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Amer Sulaiman Wins PokerStars.net LAPT in Costa Rica

23.11.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Amer Sulaiman has won the Pokerstars.net LAPT Playa Conchal main event taking away $175,095.  This main event had 259 players and a buyin of $2500.  Not bad for spending four days off the beautiful Costa Rican beaches.  Poker in Latin America is growing rapidly in popularity.  Mainly because of major tounaments like this drawing in…

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Antonio Matias Wins EPT Vilamoura Main Event against Pierre Neuville

22.11.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The EPT Pokerstars.com  Vilamoura Main Event has been won by Antonio Matias.  Any main event is stressful because so much is at stake.  The main event came staked with a massive prize pool – €1,561,700 Over the past 5 days 322 top players from around the world battled it out in one of the most glorious poker locations.  P…

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Portugals Antonius Matias Wins EPT Vilamoura Main Event

22.11.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Jo Jo Frost

The EPT Pokerstars.com  Vilamoura Main Event has been won by Antonius Matias.  Any main event is stressful because so much is at stake.  The main event came staked with a massive prize pool – €1,561,700 Over the past 5 days 322 top players from around the world battled it out in one of the most glorious poker locations.  …

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Antonius MatiasWins 2009 PokerStars.com EPT Vilamoura Main Event

22.11.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The EPT Pokerstars.com  Vilamoura Main Event has been won by Antonius Matias.  Any main event is stressful because so much is at stake.  The main event came staked with a massive prize pool – €1,561,700 Over the past 5 days 322 top players from around the world battled it out in one of the most glorious poker locations.  …

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Titan Poker Gets Set for European Championship of Online Poker V (ECOOP V)

22.11.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Titan Poker have returned with the next European Championship of Online Poker.  ECOOP V promises to be their best yet.  There is a guaranteed $4.5 million across the championship.  Previous big money winners include “Intruder123” who beat a field of 1283 players to take home $315,000 in December 08. Titan Poker are one …

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Marcus Bebb-Jones UK Poker Pro faces Murder Charge

21.11.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Poker player Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46 faces extradition to the US to face the charge of murder.  Bebb-Jones is accused of killing his wife, Sabrina Bebb-Jones, 31 in 1997 and then dumping her body in a national park. Employees of the hotel they ran in Colorado informed the authorities that she was missing along with their 3 year old son.  Bebb-Jones told the…

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Barry Shulman Wins the WSOPE Main Event

02.10.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Jo Jo Frost

It took Barry Shulman 17 hours of play in the main event of the WSOPE to claim what would have to be his sweetest of victories. Shulman from the USA has had a number of wins on the pro scene and prior to this event, his earnings were at $1.6m. By beating Daniel Negreanu in the early hours of October the 2nd 2009, Shulman will top that up by another &pou…

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Poker Champ Barry Shulman wins WSOPE 2009 Main Event

02.10.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Barry Shulman was has just won an epic WSOPE Main Event battle to be crowned the 2009 Main Event winner.  Shulman took home this morning £801,603 and Daniel Negreanu £495,589.  Getting to final tables is a family trait with the Shulman’s as Barry’s son James is awaiting next months WSOP Final Table to start in Las Vegas.&n…

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£25 No Deposit Bonus at Ladbrokes Online Casino

01.10.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Jo Jo Frost

Ladbrokes online casino are offering new players from the UK and Ireland a No Deposit bonus of £25. Not only can you get £25 without registering a card, new players are also eligible for the £100 Match deposit bonus. Established for over 100 years and online since 2000, Ladbrokes are our most trusted gaming company a…

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Grand Series of Poker (GSOP) with BWIN online

30.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Jo Jo Frost

Bwin  are hosting one of the biggest  online poker  series at their tables in a “15 day marathon”. Each GSOP Main event will be something special and if day one was anything…

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WSOPE Main Event Day 3 Poker Roundup

30.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

John Tabatabai, runner up in 2007 went out of the WSOPE main event in the last action of day 3. With a pair of aces in hand, Tabatabai was duly sent home by Peter Gould who had pocked 7’s that lead to a full house over 10’s. For Peter Gould it means that day four is a reality and he has also confirmed his place in the money. For poor old John, our thoughts…

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WSOPE Main Event Day 2 Poker Roundup

28.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Day 2 of the WSOPE Main event has been and we still have plenty of big name players competing for the title. Ian Munns will be taking the biggest chip stack into the 3rd day (528k) but will be looking over his shoulder for the likes of Liz lieu (180k) Markus Ristola (205k) Jason Mercier (203k) and WSOPE day 1b leader Steve Zolotow (190…

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WSOPE Main Event Day 1b Poker Roundup

28.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Day 1b of the WSOPE main event in London saw some famous faces and some impressive pots. Amongst those going for the bracelet were Daniel Negreanu , Peter Eastgate and Scotty Nguyen but it was the “bald eagle” Steve Zolotow that finished the day on top. The American has won over $1.8 million in  …

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Cake Poker: Qualify for the Aussie Millions

27.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Cake poker  is one of the poker-shark.co.uk top 10 rated poker rooms and they have now started their qualifying events for the Aussie Millions. One of the most popular Live Poker Events, the Aussie Millions 2010 is expected to have a prize pool of around $10,000,000.&n…

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WSOPE Main Event Day 1a Poker Roundup

27.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Day 1a of the WSOPE main event closed at the felt last night with 79 of the original 156 remaining hopeful in the tournament.  These guys will resume their play on Monday.  Now there were some set backs for some of the Big Gun poker players as day 1a of the WSOPE Main Event waved goodbye to Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Huck Seed and Dario Minieri.&nbsp…

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European Poker Champions over the US in the Caesar Cup

26.09.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Its a good day to be a European Poker player as a crack shot team of European poker players showed the American’s a thing or two at the felt.  The Caesar Cup tournament will be televised on ESPN over the next 12 months.  The teams were as follows:- Europe Annette Obrestad (Capt),  Patrik Antonius, I…

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PKR Heads Up Grand Slam Poker Tournament is about to begin

26.09.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

  PKR is gearing up for one of its biggest live poker events of the year.  The Heads Up Poker Grand Slam has four packages available for PKR players to win that gives them $12,000 to enter the Grand Slam Tournament that is being held in London on the 8th October.  Within that $12,000 package is $2000 of expenses that you can use. …

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Jani Vilmunen Wins WSOPE 2009 Event 3 $5000 PL Omaha Poker

25.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The 3rd event of the WSOPE came down to a gruelling headsup battle between Jani Vilmunen and Howard Lederer.  Both players fought hard through the early rounds and at one point it looked like it would be an all Finnish finish.  Jani Vilmunen walked away with £204,048.  The poker tournament is heating up nicely for the …

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Olivier Busquet Wins WPT Borgata Poker Open

25.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Olivier Busquet made one of the most dramatic turn arounds in poker history to win the Borgarta Poker Open.  The online poker genius managed to carry his game plan across to a live game situation and win the main event.  Busquet won $925,514 in the most exciting way, at one point in the game he was short stacked to 1.5 million chips compared to Jeremy…

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World Championship of Online Poker 2009 (WCOOP) is a success

23.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Russian online poker player Yevgeniy Timoshenko has won the 2009 WCOOP main event, pocketing $1,715,200 in the process. The biggest online poker tournament is held by poker-shark.co.uk top rated room Pokerstars, with 45 events taking place over 18 days. The 2009 wsoop was so big …

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Erik Cajelais wins in the WSOPE 2009 (event 2)

23.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Event two of the 2009 WSOPE has been won by Canadian player and Full Tilt Poker Pro, Erik Cajelais.  Erik takes his first bracelet in this series after seeing off the challenge of Mats Gavatin and taking the first prize of £104,677. …

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Five left in WSOPE Event 2 PLH/O Will Mat Gatavin keep his lead?

23.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Event 2 of the 2009 WSOPE the $2500 Pot Limit Holdem/Omaha has nearly come to an end with Mat Gavatin in pole position with 448,000 chips at the end of day 2.  This tournament fielded158 players and we are down to the final 5 players.  The field was a tough one with the poker heavy weights coming in to sling their aces around.&nbsp…

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JP Kelly is the WSOPE Event 1 Poker Champion

22.09.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

JP Kelly is the first Brit to win the coveted WSOPE bracelet.  The three day No Limit Holdem event came to a close with JP Kelly winning the heads up battle with Fabian Dunlop with a lovely little King High Flush.  Kelly walks away with £136,803.  JP Kelly took his first WSOP bracelet in this years Pot limit Holdem Event in Vegas and is finding some re…

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WSOPE $1000 No Limit Holdem Under Way

19.09.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

WSOPE 2009 is underway and the action at the tables is already heating up in the first half of event 1.  The great thing about an event like $1000 No Limit is that it attracts the best of the poker talent in the world.  So far the event has knocked out 499 players.  The last 100 players will fight tooth and nail to make it to the money and try and win a seat at t…

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New Superpower Poker Network Launched

17.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Bodog and their founder Calvin Ayre are building something special and it only seemed a matter of time before the Bodog Brand would decide to take on the biggest Poker Networks in the world. The Bodog Network will initially just use Bodog Licensed rooms e.g. Bodog.com & Bodog.ca but in 2…

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Major Online Poker Room, PKR, to add Sports Betting.

17,09.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

PKR poker room have gone from strength to strength and their increasing market share and reputation has now allowed them to look down new avenues. One of the Poker-Shark.co.uk top 10 rated poker rooms will soon be offering its players a new produc…

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Poker Player Investments the Smart way to Win?

17.09.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Poker player investments is a relatively new sector to the online gambling market.  Companies such as Chip Me Up work as an interface between players and investor from around the world.  Chip Me Up is making player investments easy and up front, also history of a players track record is there for everyone to see. …

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Online Casino Player wins Jackpot 5 times at 32 Red in 12 Months

17.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

32 Red Casino has just announced that one of their casino players has won the Progressive Jackpot with the Online Slot Machine Cash Splash.  The 5th win happened on the 12th of September and we can only imagine that the player cant believe their luck.  The streak started in October 2008 and the player has made over £100,000…

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Ladbrokes Poker Room is a “World Leader”

16.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

For further proof that one of our top rated online poker rooms is the real deal check out the recently published Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Ladbrokes Poker are now a “world leader” for not just Gaming but across all industries! …

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Grosvenor UK Poker Tour: The Latest

15.09.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

With two more events before the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final, we here at Poker-Shark.co.uk thought it would be a great time to see how things are shaping up so far.  Leg 1 – Brighton, Bernard Litman wins £70,520 Leg 2 – Walsall, Su…

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Best Poker Bonuses in September 2009

01.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Here at Poker-Shark.co.uk we will continue to monitor the poker bonuses on offer from the leading online Poker rooms and below we have selected five of the best for you to try out this September. Cake Poker   The Welcome bonus at Cake poker …

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Chris Mason wins APAT Amateur Poker Champion Title

01.09.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Chris Mason was cool under pressure at Dusk Till Dawn last weekend in the APAT World Amateur Poker Championship.  Mason was crowned World Amateur Poker Champion after clearing away a field of 157 players.  The action came down to Mason vs Jamie Reeve in the heads up battle.  Reeve on paper was the slightly stronger player.  Both pl…

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UK Poker Girls get Freeroll to the EPT in London

01.09.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Poker Stars is looking for ladies to win their seat in the Poker Stars EPT London Ladies Event.  If you make the top ten of the Poker Stars freeroll final you will get your seat paid for in the EPT Ladies Event, a night in the 5 Star Hilton Metropole Hotel and £100 spending money. You can win your seat at Poker Stars by enterin…

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Qualify for a Live Poker event with Hollywood Poker in September

31.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

If you want to qualify for a major live poker event then look no further! Hollywood Poker, one of the top rated poker rooms here at Poker-Shark.co.uk are offering three more chances to qualify for the Rigged in Riga live poker event! Hollywo…

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Paddy Power Poker Order the Big Push in September

31.08.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Paddy Power Poker are looking for a Pro Poker Player to represent them in some of the biggest Poker tournaments in the World.  Before they give you the dream ticket you need to show you are a loyal foot soldier and start playing regularly at Paddy Power.  You need to become a General in their VIP ranking system by the 1st of October 09.  From thi…

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Paypal on 32 Red Casino Deposits

31.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

32 Red are one of the few respectable Casino Operators that offer Paypal as a deposit method.  This is because Paypal withdrew their alliance with Gambling operators following the change in US gaming legislation in 2006.  Paypal have now started to tentatively accept some gambling operators that strictly do not accept US customers.&nb…

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William Hill Poker Are Giving $8000 Packages to WPT Marrakech

31.08.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

William Hill Poker are preparing for a North African Poker Spectacle in Marrakech when the WPT come to town.  William Hill are running Super Satellite qualifiers.  The last Super Satellite is running on  September 3rd at 2000 GMT.  This is your last chance to win the $8000 Package to Morroco.  You will have you flights, accommodati…

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Full Tilt Poker Starts Take 2 Promotion in 24 hours

30.08.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt are about to start their newest promotion – Take 2.  This massive promotion starts in just over 24 hours time, on September 1st 2009.  You can earn double the Full Tilt Poker Points and up to $50 in Cash.  Its a great little incentive to keep you playing over the next month.  …

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Dermot Blain wins PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event

30.08.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Dermot Blain showed true grit and determination to emerge victorious from a field of 429 opponents.  The Poker Stars APPT Macau main event lasted 4 days and Blain leaves with a very tidy sum of $541,089, not to mention the massive trophey that will not fit in his hand luggage on the flight back to Ireland.  Blain&n…

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Vladimir Geshkenbein wins $266,690 in the APPT Macau High Roller Event

30.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Vladimir Geshkenbein has just won the APPT Macau High Rollers Event.  Day two was always going to be a tough day for the ‘Russian Bomber.’  It was clear that Geshkenbein was going to burn out rather than fade away.  He held a chip lead for a large portion of the day, this was due to his aggressive play that left many opponents stunned.&…

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Cake Poker team up with Neteller to Give $2000

30.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Cake Poker, the poker room with attitude, have teamed up with Neteller to give someone the chance to win $2000 with the Neteller Freeroll.  If you have a Cake Poker account but don’t have a Neteller account then getting a free Neteller account could make you just a little richer than not having one.  If you need a Cake Poker Account then sign up at …

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Poker Players the Future of Forex

30.08.09 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Poker players have been challenged by Poker-Shark to beat the city slickers at their own game – Forex.  Poker-Shark think they are not the only ones who can make thousands of dollars everyday on the movement of the currency markets.    Lets talk about why poker players make very successful traders.  The first reason is…

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Votes Needed For Hollywood Poker Calendar Girls Final

29.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

When I get asked to write about Hollywood Poker I find it hard to focus as I am constantly straying glances at the Hollywood Poker Girls section of the Vince Van Pattern website.  Today is my lucky day as I was asked to look at what is happening with the voting for the Hollywood Poker 2010 Calendar. You can have your say at Hollywood Poker and you don’t even need t…

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Is Titan Casino 4000 Euro Deposit Bonus too Big?

29.08.09 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Titan Casino offer a huge Deposit Bonus.  Up to €4000 which is one of the biggest casino bonus offers on the internet.  Poker-Shark want to know if this is too much to offer a player as the requirements to release the bonus mean playing with Titan Casino for at least 12 months and you need to Deposit into your Titan Casino account monthly for the&n…

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Win $1 Million With Betfair Poker – Free Million Dollar Event

29.09.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Betfair Poker are giving some lucky Poker Player the chance to win $1 Million in their Free Million Dollar Event.  The set up to this tournament is simple and if you are not currently playing Poker with Betfair then this is the time to switch because this tournament is open to new Betfair Poker players.  Betfair are running Daily Freerolls that put th…

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World Championship of Online Poker WCOOP Starts Soon

28.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Poker Stars are geared up for the World Championship of Online Poker, or as it is fondly known as WCOOP.  You have got to love poker for its ability to abbreviate everything!  Poker Stars are kicking things off with on the 3rd September 09 with a six seat NL Texas Hold’em …

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APT Main Event Winner Adrian Allain

24.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Another major Poker Tournament and another newbie pro winner.  Adrien Allain AKA zlatan35 won his place into the Asian Poker Tour (APT) with a win in a $5.00 Satellite tournament at PKR.  Adrien Allain is only 23 years old from Rennes France.  This is not the fi…

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PKR get 3 Million Players by their 3rd Birthday

18.08.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

PKR have really had something to celebrate this year on their birthday.  They have had their 3 millionth player register in 3 years of business.  This is testament to the hard work that PKR have put into their site over the past 12 months.  This past year we have seen PKR focus community and added value products.  The 3d poker market is firm…

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ESPN Extent WSOP rights till 2017

17.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The WSOP is the biggest Poker Tournament in the world and as expected it has a massive following of Poker Junkies that need their thirst for poker quenched.  ESPN, the collosal US sports media company, currently have the rights to broadcast the WSOP event from Las Vegas.  The tournament is held in two stages.  The main event in November and every…

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Tom Durrrr Dwan Million Dollar Heads up Challenge

17.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Tom Durrrr Dwan is offering a new challenge to the world.  He wants a Million Dollar Heads Up Poker tournament.  Each player is to stake $500,000 and the blinds are set at $500/$1000.  Tom wants the game played over 4 parts, each part having 500 hands.  A player cannot quit the match until they have played a full set of 500 hands or lost all…

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FTOPS XIII

10.08.9 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

FTOPS is the online poker series hosted by Full Tilt  and is now in Full Swing! First hosted by this popular online poker room in 2006, FTOPS has rapidly grown to become one of the biggest online series of tournaments anywhere online. …

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New Betfair Poker Review coming soon

10.08.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Betfair Poker Review is currently being written by our reviewers.  It takes time to assess the different poker rooms by trust and bonus.  We like to get out of bed at 0400 and ring customer services to see what the service is like.  We will talk about their unique platform in the review and what bonus’s they have on offer.  If any of you have had good on bad experiences with…

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US Senate have New Bill to regulate online poker in the States

07.08.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Yesterday the US senate recieved a Bill from Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).  The name of this Bill is the Internet Poker and Games of Skill Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act.  This Bill will give a framework for the governement to begin the regulation of online poker and skills games like poker and Majong.  The Poker Player Alliance is a …

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Poker Stars New Deposit Bonus 100% to $600

4.08.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Jo Jo Frost

Biggest First Deposit Bonus Ever! Poker Stars are now offering a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus for PokerStars.com players.Participants may make up to three deposits in total to claim the full bonus amount, but they must be made within 60 days of the first deposit. Players will have…

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PKR Give you money back if you lose in August

02.08.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

PKR have made it very easy for players to transfer from Play money to Real Money this month.  They have said if you deposit $10 and use the bonus code NOLOSE then you can play in special 0.25cent Sit N Go’s that they have set up.  If you win in these tournaments then you keep your winnings.  If you lose your money then they will re-pay you the 0….

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William Hill Flees from UK to Gilbraltar Tax Haven

1.08.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

William Hill are going to be announcing that they are moving their online gambling operation to Gibraltar.  This is because in Gibraltar they only pay 1.5% tax as opposed to the 15% they have to pay in the UK.  William Hill have explained that there position has been made uncompetitive due to the UK governments taxation system.  The worry for the…

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Irish Winter Festival 2009 is looking for players

30.07.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The 2009 Irish Winter Festival is already being spoken about by hardened poker players.  This is because they know its good to book your seat early for the October bank holiday event which Paddy Power is hosting.  The Irish Winter Festival or IWF takes place in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.  This hotel has been the venue for the Irish Open and the 2008 Irish Wint…

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US Poker Players play Despite UIGEA

28.07.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

The United States still have 10 million online poker players, according to Poker Players Research, despite Washington banning online gaming since 2006.  The law, which is known as the ‘Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act’ (UIGEA) has seen some of the biggest poker and casino operators run for the hills.  Some however did not bow down to Wash…

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Get Connected With Poker-Shark.co.uk

25.07.09 tagged in

Chip Leatherby

Poker Shark is connected with lots of Social Networking Sites so we thought it was time to tell you how to connect with us. Facebook – We all love and use FB and you can join like minded Poker lovers at the Poker-Shark.co.uk FB Page …

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Become a Pro Poker Player with Paddy Power

24.07.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Paddy Power Poker want to give one of their players to live the life of a Poker Pro for a year.  Paddy Power is a well known and trusted online Poker and Sportsbook site.  What Paddy want in order for them to consider you as Poker Pro material is for you to sign up to Paddy Poker if you aren’t already!  Then play enough to qualify as a ‘General’ in thei…

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French Poker Player Antoine Saout takes WSOP by Storm

20.07.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Antoine Saout has taken the WSOP main event by storm by becoming Frances only member of the November Nine.  Antoine was born in Morlaix France.  Saout has quickly mastered the art of poker after only playing the game for 18 months and soon became one of the best French Poker players in the country.  He got his poker education from playing online an…

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Record Breaking Poker Rooms – Full Tilt and Pokerstars

19/07/09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Today the two biggest poker rooms on the planet try to take the Guiness World Record for the most competitors in a poker tournament.  The current holders are Poker Stars who set the record with 35000 players in December 2008.  Full Tilt Poker, who are the second biggest poker room in the world planned to break this record today by holding their own tournament with a $…

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WSOP 2009 Main Event Final Table

15.07.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The WSOP 2009 Main Event Final Table has been set.  The final nine players, known as the ‘November 9’ will gather together in November and fight it out to the last man.  Looking at the WSOP 2009 final table it is scattered with Pros, most notably Phil Ivey.  Even when he isn’t chip leader there is a certain hush around the table when he decides to …

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Win Ashes Tickets

07.07.09 tagged in Other News,

Chip Leatherby

888.com are giving away Free Ashes tickets to Edgebaston test match in VIP style with hotel accommodation.  Everyone knows we love cricket at Poker-Shark almost as much as poker.  So although this isn’t poker news it’s still a fantastic offer that 888.com is giving Ashes tickets to a lucky winner on the 28th July.  England are favourites …

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WSOP Update 2009

07.07.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The WSOP Main event is underway(57).  The $10000 NLHE mainevent finished the day on Monday with Troy Weber in front with 200000 in chips.  There is still a long way to go in this competition that has a Prize pool of $61 million.  The tournament pays out  the top 648 spots. There is always a litle controversy with WSOP and this year was no different w…

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Russian Poker Clubs Open

2.7.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Russia has recently had shock legislaton passed that does not allow gambling in Moscow.  Russian Poker has been growing in popularity over the years and there was panic among players that the game would come to a grinding halt.  Since the first of July the law came into force but luckily for the Russian Poker Players Poker is classed as a sport and not a game.  This means that th…

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Ladbrokes Grand Slam of Slots 2009

30.06.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

The Grand Slam of Slots  2009 One of our trusted partners, Ladbrokes Casino and their Software supplier, Microgaming have just announced the biggest online slot tournament ever.  The Grand Slam of Slots has a top prize of 1million Euros and they will be paying out to 500 places.  This is a seriously big event and will be tak…

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Late Night Poker and Full Tilt Poker Millions 09

29.06.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt are about to start two of the most talked about Poker Events of 2009.  Poker Millions and Late Night Poker, and you could win a seat to walk away with a serious amount of cash and kudos.  Televised poker coverage will be shown on Channel 4.  Full Tilt have…

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PKR New Look

26.06.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

   PKR have launched a pioneering community site that will have the likes of Full Tilt and …

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Bodog are taking bets on Ante UP for Africa WSOP Event

22.06.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Bodog are looking forward to giving you a piece of the main event action at the WSOP because they are taking bets on which celebs are going to show themselves as true Poker Stars or will the drama get the better of them.  I commented a few time now on …

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Jeff Kimber takes runner up in WSOP event 30

17.06.08 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Ladbrokes Poker Pro Jeff Kimber came undone in $2500 PLO WSOP event.  Jeff Kimber wasn’t the only Brit at the table as he was joined by Hendon Mob man Ross Boatman.  Ross left the table in 4th place after having a good game across the borad.  Britain missed out as well from John Duthie in the Heads up $10000 Championship.  It was a best of 3 event …

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Roland de Wolfe wins Triple Poker Crown

15.06.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

One of the UK’s best players, Roland de Wolfe, made history today by taking a Bracelet in the WSOP $5000 Omaha Hi-Lo event.  This means that Roland de Wolfe has now won titles in the WSOP, EPT and WPT.  This Poker Triple Crown has only be…

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Bwin Poker Island 2009 – Win $25000 Package to Aussie Millions 2010

09.06.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Bwin is beginning its Poker Island 2009 tournament .  The Poker Island is running a series of qualifiers throughout June.  The idea of the tournament is this :- Enter a Poker Island qualifier – win (you wont get there by losing!) The top 5 players each week are jetted to the …

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Sexy Poker

06.06.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Sexy Poker Players are everywhere these days, one site specialises in gorgeous naked calendar girls others have suductive women draped over a poker table.  Then there are the celebs who make me lose all composure when I’m in their presence. …

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New Poker Room Reviews

28.05.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Well it’s been a busy time here at poker-shark.co.uk HQ. If you take away all the sport we’ve been forced to watch; Button winning the Grand Prix, Newcastle getting relegated, and of course the champions league, then there’s the little matter of new poker room reviews. Over the last few weeks we have been registering, playing, having issues an…

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Poker Ashes 2009 We Need You!

21.05.09 tagged in

Chip Leatherby

888.com are holding the Poker Ashes.  This is a great chance for us Brits to stick to the Aussies off the field this summer as well as on the wicket.  To Poker-Shark the Poker Ashes are as important to us as the Ashes.  Why?  Because Shane Warne is Captaining the the Aussies giving it the big one that his team will stuff us.  We’re not having that.&nbsp…

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Pokerstars Turbo Takedown

20.05.09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

PokerStars Turbo Takedown is about to really kick off.  On May 31st you could have a chance of driving off with a Porsche.  At Poker-Shark we love poker, fast cars and women.  We’re blokes.  So when Pokerstars give us the chance to get two out of the three then you’ll find us at the tables playing our socks off to win.  What I really like about thi…

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A top site for the New Player…. Full Tilt

Sunday 17th May 09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

There has been a lot going on at Full Tilt poker this month with site changes and new additions providing us with plenty of food for thought here at Poker-Shark HQ! The si…

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Celebrity Poker Players

15.05.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Everybody loves Poker and Celebrities, so its time Poker-Shark.co.uk begins a little expose on how the cross over stardom to poker ace occurs.  Each month we will be focusing on different celebrity poker players how their past influences their style of play.  The obvious advantage that many celebrity poker players have over the mere mortals like us is that t…

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PKR Poker Bounty Tournament

13/05/09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

PKR’s Poker Bounty Tournaments are a great way to extract money for being brave and taking on the pro players. Take on the ‘PKR Open Bounty $10,000 GTD’ this Wednesday at 18:15 GMT and you’ll have the chance to take down the cream of the PKR crop as ‘Team PKR Pro’ roll up at the tourney. Buy-in to PKR’s most popular event for just $18 and you’ll get …

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WPT Venice Results

11.05.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

The poker youth cleaned up at the Venice leg of the WPT.  The event was held in Casino de Venezia.  Italy has never held a leg of the WPT before and 400 players came and entered the poker tournament for 4000 euros.  WPT Venice was a huge success and attracted some of the b…

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Ladbrokes Casino in Poker – Freeroll

08.05.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Ladbrokes Poker are giving the poker players on their books a chance to win $10 000.  Start playing casino games that are playable within your poker software and you could qualify.  This Casino in Poker $15000 scoop is limited to 80 players. T…

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Titan Poker Freerolls

06.05.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Titan Poker are giving first time depositors entry to massive freerolls throughout May 09.  Titan Poker is the largest cards rooms on the iPoker network.  New Titan Poker players will recieve free seats in a series of Texas Holdem Freeroll tournaments that have a massi…

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Hollywood WSOP Packages

6th May 2009 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Hollywood Poker are giving away WSOP packages throughout May 09. It may well be your dream to appear at the WSOP in Las Vegas. The glitz, the glamour, the money! It’s certainly an ambition of mine! It’s now very popular for Online poker rooms to provide players with seats…

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SLOTS – Play for Free at Ladbrokes

05.05.09 tagged in Industry News, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Ladbrokes are ever increasing their market share of online gaming.  This mainly because they give you money to play!  Ladbrokes Casino are operating a Freeroll Slots Tournament for all their players.  The top 600 win and $10 000 is up for grabs to the slots champion.  The tournament is running between 00:00 7th May till 23:59 10th May. …

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Full Tilt Sponsor Poker Millions

05/09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Full Tilt have signed a three year sponsorship for the Match rooms Sports Poker Millions Tournament.  The competition that was previously sponsored by Ladbrokes.  The change of sponsorship has meant a change in the size of the winning prize.  Many of us wouldn’t complain at $600k but it is a significant drop from the one million dollars prev…

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Ante Up For Africa in Europe – Pokerstars EPT

29.04.09 tagged in Industry News, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Celebrities turned out in droves (as my dad would say) to begin the first European Ante Up for Africa.  Princess Zara Philips was looking very Bond Girlesque in Monaco.  The principality is known for it glamorous night life in its idylic Medditerranean surroundings.  The buy-in was 4000 euros and was won by the poker hottie Isabelle Mercier.  Over 300000 …

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Mobile Poker for US Players – Cake Poker to the Rescue!

28.04.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Cake Poker Mobile is still in the Beta phase but it is set to rock the world of poker giving Americans the chance to play real money poker wherever they are.  The Cake poker mobile client is set to work with Mobiles that use a Windows platform.  Blackberry and symbian support will be available soon. The games offered at the moment are Cas…

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Ladbrokes Freeroll To Vegas

27.04.09 tagged in Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

All Ladbrokes players can now enter a Freeroll Texas Holdem event every Monday at 2230 From the freeroll the top ten players guarantee their seat in the Tuesday 1930 Daily Final.  This is their chance to get a package to Vegas and play in the WSOP.&nbs…

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G Casino Holds Kent Poker Tournament

27.04.09 tagged in Live Tournaments,

Chip Leatherby

Thanet in Kent is holding a fantastic Poker Tournament across the Bank Holiday (1st – 4th May). G Casino’s are hosting the event and are running entry qualifiers through out the week.  You must be 18 and over to enter the tournament.  You can pay your way into the …

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Ladbrokes Casino Give £25 No Deposit Bonus!

17.4.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

When we hear about an offer as good as this, its quite difficult for us not to tell people about it!  OK, so its not a poker offer but it is from one of our Partners….. Ladbrokes.  If you have had a chance to read our Ladbrokes Poker review, you will know that the company (the oldest gambling company in the world) …

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Poker Room Closes – Bwin Grows

17.04.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

If you turn on the TV, radio or any other information giving device then you will know that the world is in turmoil.  We’ve run out of money…..  Well the banks have.  With the global downturn no industry is safe and the online gaming industry isn’t in a bubble.  Poker Room.com closed their doors to online poker 14th April 09.  Sadly its not th…

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Is Julian Thew the next WSOP Champ?

15.04.09 tagged in Industry News,

Chip Leatherby

Poker is big business across the globe and the boom has been particularly strong in europe.  In the UK we have a rough diamond who can, on the day, out perform many of his peers.  Ladies and gentlemen I give you Julian Thew.  Formerly a draughtsman who gave it all up for a shot as a pro poker player.  Julian has been on the scene since 2001 and has m…

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Full Tilt Poker Academy

10th April 09 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

A Decent bit of news coming from Full Tilt this April as they launched their Full Tilt Poker Academy! We took a bit of time out this Good Friday whilst toasting our Hot Cross buns to have a little play around. We were surprised with the detail involved and superb hints and tips on offer. First you must enrol and then you have access to so many interesti…

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Follow us on Facebook!!

Sunday 15th March 2009 tagged in

Chip Leatherby

Here at Poker-Shark HQ, we have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement we have had since launching our site. We are looking to build a portal based around community and use our connections within the industry to benefit that network! Eventually we will look to add the shark forum to our site but until …

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Poker Stars VIP Programme

05.03.09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Poker Stars VIP Programme  has changed.  Now it gives you more opportunity to climb the VIP ladder to the riches you deserve!   …

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No Download Poker with Bodog

26th Feb 09 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

Bodog Poker now offer its players a more convenient way to play.  Instant play poker allows you to begin playing without the rigour of downloading the software on your computer.  This is great for players who want to play cash games on a friends computer that doesn’t have the Bodog software installed.  Also this version is great for Mac users. With the instant play poker …

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FEBonanza at CD Poker……. hmmmm?

1st February 2009 tagged in Poker Rooms,

Chip Leatherby

An unexpected opportunity to make a bit of cash and the month of February! Put this together and what are you left with: FEBonanza!!  That’s the rather, well, um, err….. Well that’s the name CD Poker has given to their February promotion!  In fairness, despite the name, our number one choice Online Poker room have come up with three ways to win!…

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Club Titan VIP Poker

25. Jan, 2009 tagged in

Chip Leatherby

  Titan Pokers New VIP Club The aptly named Club Titan has all the glitz and glamour that goes with a top poker rooms VIP initiative. Titan has tried to uncomplicate this by basing the Club Ti…

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Ladbrokes Poker Million VII

12.12.08 tagged in Industry News, Poker Rooms, Live Tournaments, Other News,

Chip Leatherby

Friday 12th December, Mince pies in the oven and one of Europes biggest Poker tournament finals to entertain. Poker-Shark HQ was a hive of activity once again as we settled into a crate of Belgium’s finest! Having seen Chase the Chair winner, Svein Nielsen secure a place in the final, excitement grew as we prayed for one of the online qualifiers …

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