On Thursday, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) introduced HR 2666, the The Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013. This bill would license and regulate online poker in the United States. You can read the bill here.
The legislation is similar to a bill Congressman Barton sponsored in 2012 regarding online poker and addresses many of the concerns raised in previous Congressional hearings on the subject. The new bill focuses exclusively on Internet poker, as opposed to H.R. 2282 an online gambling bill recently introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) that includes online casino games in addition to poker. Rep. Barton’s bill also mandates technologies to protect consumers from fraud and limits underage access, preserves state’s rights, and ensures Indian Tribes have the same rights to apply for a license as other entities. Additionally, the bill:
Results and winners photos from Events 56-61
Results and winners photos from Events 51-55
--Spaniard Takes Homes $320,000 in her First Live Poker Victory--
Las Vegas, NV, July 1, 2013 – It was a day of many firsts at the inaugural Hollywood Poker Open Championship at the M Resort Spa Casino as Ana Marquez, 26, of Malaga, Spain captured her first 1st place finish in seven years of playing live poker.
Marquez, who started yesterday in 31st place, grinded through the day to reach the final table and earn $320,000 in first place money. On the winning hand, she held two Jacks and caught a third on the Flop to top second place finisher Ryan Tepen’s Ace-King.
“I can’t believe I won, everything was super perfect,” said Marquez. “We (the players) really liked the M. Everything was run very well. We hope they do more in the future.”
Tepen, of Bowling Green, MO, won $197,806. Third place went to Kory Kilpatrick of Athens, GA, who won $129,641; and Ramzi Jelassi of Sweden finished in fourth winning $90,080.
Results and winners photos from Events 41-50
Results and winners photos from Events 36-40
RENO, NV. — The WPT® Regional Western Poker Challenge™ returns to Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV from September 13 through 23, 2013. The tournament series features 28 exciting events, including No-Limit Hold‘em and Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $120 to $1,650.
Results and winners photos from Events 31-35
Participation up 27% and at 44-Year Highs; Several Records Already Broken
Gold Bracelet Events, Cash Games, Satellites & Daily Deepstacks All Up in 2013
Players From 16 Penn National Gaming Casinos to Join Pros and Amateurs In Spreading Poker Action to the Strip’s South End
Las Vegas, June 21, 2013 -- More than 150 professional and amateur poker players representing 16 Penn National Gaming casinos across North America are coming to Las Vegas June 28-30 for a chance at fame and glory to play in the $500,000 Guaranteed Hollywood Poker Open Championship at the M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas. Up to another 150 players are expected to buy-in at $2,500 a seat for the Championship.
Among the participants are those who won seats at one of five regional HPO tournament events held at Hollywood Casinos over the last eight months. Others won local tournaments and seat giveaways this year at Hollywood and Penn National Gaming properties throughout North America.