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MPN TAKES SBOBET POKER LIVE
Isle of Man and Philippines-licensed online gaming operator SBOBET has gone live with a new poker vertical on the MPN (formerly the Microgaming Poker Network), becoming Microgamings seventh mobile poker brand on the network.
SBOBET launched its poker offer on download, instant play and mobile poker clients.
SBOBET are a huge operator in the online gaming industry; naturally we are thrilled to be adding such a well-known name to the MPN, said Alex Scott, Head of Poker at Microgaming.
Our poker network has undergone a series of new and exciting changes in the last year and the hard work is definitely paying off as we see new operators join the network.
The launch of SBOBET follows the announcement that Adjarabet migrated its poker traffic to Microgaming using Babelfish technology in February (see previous InfoPowa report).
ANOTHER ONLINE POKER LEGALISATION BILL FOR PENNSYLVANIA2014-06-05
Senator Edwin Erickson's soon-to-launch bill seeking to legalise online poker in Pennsylvania (see previous InfoPowa reports) is to be supported in the state Assembly by a similar bill sponsored by Republican Representative Nicholas Miccarelli.
It is understood that both bills will include anti-competitive "bad actor" clauses barring operators like Pokerstars who continued to supply US services after the UIGEA was passed in 2006.
There are also provisions to punish players who use unlicensed online poker sites - the first time this has been attempted outside Washington State's draconian anti-online gambling laws.
The Miccarelli bill will probably follow Erickson's lead in proposing a 14 percent tax rate on GGR and heavy initial licensing fees, and both bills are expected to include arrangements for the protection of player account balances.
LOCAL PLAYER VICTORIOUS IN W.P.T.SOUTH AFRICAN POKER TOURNAMENT2013-11-12
A relatively unknown South African player, Daniel Brits, scored his first major tournament win against some formidable opponents to win the $3,300 buy-in World Poker Tour Emperors Palace Classic main event in Johannesburg Monday.
Working his way through an entry field of 190 other players that generated a prize pool of $561,527, Brits survived a tough final table and a three hour gruelling heads up against Eugene Du Plessis to claim the honours and the $132,128 main prize.
Among his opponents was German tournament ace Dominik Nitsche, one of the top players in the world who was intent on winning a back-to-back WPT title on his South African visit. As things panned out, he was eliminated at fourth.
Du Plessis looked like a winner as final table action started on the fourth day of the tournament; he was playing well, dominating the action and holding almost 50 percent of the chips in play.
However, his lead had diminished by the time the heads up against Brits was reached, and the two battled on for three hours before the South African managed to secure the advantage and triumph, leaving Du Plessis with a runner up prize of $92,708.
Brits was clearly delighted at such a noteworthy performance in his first major live tournament...and his biggest win yet.
Other final table pay-outs were:
3. Rob Fenner $59,634
4. Dominik Nitsche $44,136
5. Wesley Wiegand $33,130
6. Ronit Chamani $26,504
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