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POKER TOUR ORGANISER ABOUT TO PUSH THE BOAT OUT
2014-01-14

Pokerstars marketers are already hard at work on the European Poker Tour's Barcelona stop planned for August 2014, and for good reason; the event will be the one hundredth in this popular international live tournament series, and the EPT intends to make it the biggest and most spectacular yet seen in Europe.

The EPT was born in Barcelona so its very fitting to celebrate EPTs 100th event in true style and with unforgettable poker, said EPT President Edgar Stuchly this week.

EPT Barcelona is one of the most popular tour stops and attracts players from all over the world for the fantastic mix of beaches, iconic architecture, party atmosphere and world class poker, he claimed.

Planning is well advanced for the event, scheduled for August 16-27 at the Casino Barcelona. The EPT will once again partner with the regional Estrellas Poker Tour to offer players a full-on 12-day poker festival that could surpass 2012's record-breaking entries due to the addition of 20 extra tables to meet player demand.

Stuchly revealed that since it started back in 2004, the EPT has hosted over 180,000 poker players, visited 16 countries and awarded over Euro 535 million in prizes.




DO BETTING EXCHANGES MAKE IT EASIER TO CHEAT?
2013-05-28

The possibility that horseracing insiders could manipulate betting exchange wagering to make money at the expense of other punters Apuestas Deportivas Apuestas Rusia 2018 Online Bingo Rooms Play Bingo online was raised at the weekend by the Irish Examiner newspaper, which reported on the findings of a recent British Horseracing Authority (BHA) inquiry into allegations of race fixing involving Irish, English, and American horses.

The newspaper summarised the findings of the BHA as: "An increasingly popular range of online spread betting products was exploited with insider knowledge of horse races to generate guaranteed profits for a corrupt network of people."

Naming Betdaq and Betfair as examples of online venues that players can use in p2p bets instead of going to established bookies, the newspaper stressed that both companies were legitimate, but that integrity-challenged individuals with "intimate knowledge" could exploit these services to make an easy buck.

It has to be said that betting exchanges like those named in the article are often at the forefront of attempts to halt corruption in sports betting, and will often cooperate with regulatory authorities in finding and stamping out this criminal evil.

The Irish Examiner quotes the case of jockey Eddie Ahern and his friend and racehorse owner former footballer Neil Clement, claiming that they had reaped rewards by taking advantage of bets placed by an unknowing public and detailing the manner in which it was done.

The BHA has already linked up with other betting spread betting firms and, with the information gleaned; it hopes to pursue new inquiries.

It makes for interesting reading, and can be accessed here:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/analysis/online-gambling-insider-knowledge-and-guaranteed-profits-232138.html



2015 Kentucky Derby Odds
2015-04-15

Kentucky Derby week is one of the most thrilling times of the year. This race is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length.



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2015-02-15

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iGAME MALTA LTD TO JOIN THE MICROGAMING POKER NETWORK
2012-09-19

The Microgaming Poker Network has scored a major coup, announcing Wednesday that iGame Malta Ltd is to join, bringing with it a player base of over a million members with skins like 24hPoker.com, Pokerihuone.com, Casinohuone.com, NoiQ.com and iGame.com.

The operator will be moving from an existing network - believed to be the IGT Poker network - to the Microgaming Poker Network towards the end of this year.

In addition to joining the MPN, iGame Malta will also be offering a range of QuickFire products, including over 350 casino games, among them Microgaming blockbuster slots and licensed products such as Thunderstruck II, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Hellboy.
Tommi Maijala, managing director for parent group iGame Holding Ltd, said Wednesday: We are thrilled to be joining the Microgaming Poker Network and securing for our players access to the highest quality poker software, good liquidity and a secure long-term future. The experience of players is always our utmost priority, so joining the MPN is a very natural development for us.

Lydia Melton, head of network games at Microgaming, adds: We are also in advanced discussions with a number of other major operators looking to join the Microgaming Poker Network. The significant advances Microgaming has made to the way the poker network is managed via our Network Management Board, coupled with major software developments, has made the MPN the network of choice for top tier operators looking for a stable, long term strategic partner. We look forward to announcing more operators joining the network in the near future.



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