October 30, 2009

Mandalay Media Increases Proposal to Acquire World Poker Tour

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We didn't even know this was going on, but have wondered where the WPT has gone in our lives. It seems like it used to be on TV all the time, but now we are either not Tivoing or it's off the air (going to check now). Good luck WPT, but given the brand has withered a bit - this seems like a good offer.

Mandalay Media, Inc. (OTCBB:MNDL) today announced that it has increased its
proposal to the Board of Directors of WPT Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WPTE). The
revised proposal is to acquire WPT for $36.5 million, consisting of $28.5
million in cash, $5 million in Mandalay Media stock and perpetual revenue
participation rights, guaranteed to be at least $3 million. The estimated value
to shareholders per share is $1.77, including the guaranteed portion of the
revenue participation rights, and as adjusted for the actual share count at
closing. The proposal represents a premium of approximately 61% over the closing
price of WPT`s common stock on October 26, 2009 and a premium of approximately
28% over the implied value at closing of WPT`s pending asset sale with Peerless
Media Ltd.

At Mandalay Media Increases Proposal to Acquire World Poker Tour to $36.5 million, $1.77 Per Share

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October 23, 2009

Full Tilt Poker Releases New Software - Run It Twice

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Online poker room Full Tilt has released two new features in its latest software update - Run It Twice and Cashout Tournaments.

The Run It Twice feature allows ring game players the option of seeing two outcomes for one hand, providing both players consent to it. The feature can be enabled when one or both of the remaining two players are all in: the remaining community cards are dealt twice, meaning the winner of each of the two outcomes wins half of the prize pool.

Via Onlinecasinoreports.com

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October 16, 2009

Mike Sexton Elected to Poker Hall of Fame

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A special congrats goes out to Mike Sexton for making it into the Hall of Fame. For me - he was my first VOICE of poker and has recently been doing really well on the tournament circuit. It's always tough to pick who gets into any hall of fame - but in our minds he deserves it for all the contributions he's made to the game.

Long recognized as one of the good guys of poker, World Series of Poker bracelet winner and World Poker Tour announcer Mike Sexton received a big salute from some of his peers today.

Harrah's and the WSOP announced that Sexton has been elected to the Poker Hall of the Fame. He's only player of the nine finalists -- which included Grand Rapids native and 1983 WSOP main event champion Tom McEvoy -- who will be inducted this year.

Via MLive.com

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October 9, 2009

Poker Playing Priest Gambles for Fun and Money

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My hat is off to you sir. It's nice to see the someone in the cloth loosening up a bit to play some cards.

Here's a new-to-me twist -- a card-playing priest, rosary handy, stars in the lead-off of a TV poker competition this weekend.

Father Andrew Trapp, an assistant pastor at St. Michael Catholic Church in Garden City Beach, S,C, has won $25,000 -- so far as the PokerStars publicists will say -- and the right to keep on playing in the show's Million Dollar Challenge, which begins airing on FOX on Sunday.

At Poker-playing priest gambles for fun, funds - Faith & Reason

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October 2, 2009

Bicycle Guardians Playing Cards - Best Poker Cards

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Looking for the classic poker playing cards? How about Bicycle? Bicycle delivers classic playing cards and memorable experiences that players can trust based on its longstanding tradition of producing quality, fun and family-friendly products that bring people together. Shuffle up and deal!

At Bicycle Guardians Playing Cards

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September 25, 2009

Derek Webb: The Man Behind 3-card poker


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This is a pretty cool article on Derek Webb - the man behind 3-Card poker. We love the game and find it relaxing compared to the perils of Crazy 4 Poker.

Bettors know and love the three-card poker table game for its fast action and big payouts on monster hands.

But for inventor Derek Webb, the process of bringing the game to market was anything but easy.

Webb, who splits his time these days between Las Vegas and Darby, England, likens the process of getting casinos to license the game to "pulling teeth," and notes that it was one of the toughest challenges of his career.

At Derek Webb: man behind 3-card poker

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September 18, 2009

10 Gram Tri Color Casino Da Vinci CLAY Poker Chips

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We love these true clay chips from Elite poker chip. Compared with much the more expensive Paulson poker chips, Casino Da Vinci chips offer all of the quality and authentic feel of real casino chips without making you pay a premium for the name. Their Casino Da Vinci chips are a 10 gram tri color no metal insert clay design featuring the Casino Da Vinci crest and dollar denominations in the center.

At 10 Gram "Tri Color Casino Da Vinci" CLAY Poker Chips

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September 11, 2009

Poker Pros Michelle and Ho Confirmed for The Amazing Race - YES!

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Being a big fan of the Amazing Race it's a treat to see two poker pros (hot poker pros) in the next show.

After two months of speculation, CBS has finally confirmed what the poker world has suspected all along: poker pros Tiffany Michelle and Maria Ho will be competing together as a team on the upcoming season of the competition reality show “The Amazing Race.”

Photos, bios and video of the two women went up on the show’s official website on Wednesday, along with those of the other eleven teams competing in the latest installment of the race. Ho and Michelle will be facing off against a wide array of people including a married couple who work as yoga instructors, members of the Harlem Globetrotters, a singer/songwriter team and a contestant who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

At Poker Pros Michelle and Ho Confirmed for “The Amazing Race”

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September 4, 2009

Will Poker Be Legalized in Colorado?

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These guys hope so. Besides being arrested for a $20 buy in earlier in the year - they are still going strong. Great article - and let's legalize poker nationwide.

Reporting from Denver - Let's say you're playing poker and you need one more diamond for a flush. The dealer turns a card, reveals a diamond and you win the hand. Was it skill or luck?

The answer is affecting the fates of people across the country accused of breaking anti-gambling laws -- people like Kevin Raley of Colorado.

As an engineer, Raley finds that the mathematics of poker come easily, and he's pretty good at keeping a blank face. Reading other people, though, is something he's always working on. "It's something I'm better at today than I was five years ago," said Raley.

At latimes.com

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August 31, 2009

World Championship of Online Poker Starts Next Week

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Starting the third of September, the World Championship of Online Poker will kick off, offering millions in prizes to the top earners on PokerStars. Forty-five events are on the ballot, and satellites are already running to determine seating.

Two events or more will take place every day from September 3rd to September 30th. With Buy-ins ranging from $109 to just over $10,000, players of all financial standing will be able to participate. With satellite games as low as $2 dollars, players will find that cheap entrance is a possibility.

More at USAPlayers

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