Another US-Friendly Poker Site: Walker Poker

As part of our commitment to showcasing USA-friendly online poker sites, we have a growing list of poker rooms currently accepting US poker players. We anticipate this list to grow as the market adjusts after the recent indictment of several large online poker rooms on various money laundering charges.

That being said, one of the poker rooms on the list, Walker Poker, has a surprising amount of appeal for those US poker players looking for a new home. A bit of an underdog on the Merge Network, which also includes Carbon Poker and PDC Poker, Walker Poker does not shy away from high-dollar tournaments, nor does it assume its players know everything there is to know about online poker.

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Tags: Poker, Poker Site   Posted in Casino Gambling Advice

Liv Boeree versus Vanessa Selbst

Poker columns had begun labeling 2010 as the Year of the Woman in April 2010. That this name did not eventually hold true is another story. But the genesis of this name lay in two spectacular victories achieved by female poker players in April. The first was Vanessa Selbst winning the NAPT Mohegan Sun on April 7, 2010. The other was Liv Boeree taking the EPT San Remo on April 15. One year down the line Vanessa repeated her success and won a back to back second title at the Mohegan Sun Main Event. On the other hand Liv has just unceremoniously crashed out of the San Remo event on Day 1.

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Reel Race for Cash Prizes

The second Reel Race slots tournament of the month takes place at Bet365 Casino from 00:00 until 23:59 GMT this Saturday 30 April. As usual, slots players will have the chance to play their favourite games (all slots games are allowed) throughout the tournament and the 200 participants who wager the most will each win a share of a prize pool worth £5,000. And, of course, if you manage to win yourself cash from the slots games in the process, that cash is yours to keep as usual and you could still win a tournament prize on top!

Players who would like to take part in this latest slots tournament should visit the Reel Race page at the Bet365 Casino website to Opt In, but if you have opted into any previous Reel Race this step can be skipped.

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Tags: Race, Reel Race   Posted in Gambling Professional And Playersonly To Cease US Operations?

Several news sources have been buzzing about the possibility of and Playersonly exiting the US market. Although this is unconfirmed information, and Playersonly may indeed be already deciding to shut down their US operations and leave the market. The poker websites that fall under these two domains constitute approximately seven times the traffic on the Merge network, which is also shared by yet another top player, However, Carbon poker has decided to stay on and sustain its operations in the US.

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DoJ Allows Funds to be Withdrawn from Online Poker Sites

The United States Department of Justice and two of the online poker sites that had their domain names seized recently have reached an agreement by which the players will be able to withdraw their online gambling balances from the sites.

The two sites that have reached this agreement with the Department of Justice are Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker. Both of these online gambling websites will now be allowed to return their players’ funds to them. The online gambling sites will be assisted by the government.

At this time, Absolute Poker has not agreed to the terms offered by the US Attorney’s office. A statement out of the US Attorney’s office noted: “The government stands to enter the same agreement with Absolute Poker if it so chooses.

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Tags: Online Poker, Online Poker Sites, Poker Sites, Sites   Posted in Gambling Professional