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The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars Headed to Ireland, Taxes Headed to Hungary, and Full Tilt Headed to Court?

Howard Lederer

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Full Tilt Botten Again?

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PokerStars to Sponsor Irish Poker Championship

PokerStars has added yet another tournament series to its lengthy list of land-based events. This time it is the Ireland Poker Championship. Held at the Radisson Hotel in Galway, the event runs December 10 through 14, 2009, and features a main-event championship that has a €2,000 buy-in.

A number of top players have already signed on to participate including Andy Black, Surindar Sunar, Padraig Parkinson, Jon Kalmer, Julian Gardner, Neil Channing, Marty Smyth and Dutch Team PokerStars Pro Marcel Luske. No word on whether or not Luske will be reciting his now infamous Twitter poetry with a thick Irish accent.

Sign yourself up for a PokerStars account here to start winning your wait to Galway.

Stewart Scott Likes to Party

2009 Aussie Millions winner Stewart Scott has signed a deal with Party Poker to become one of the site's player representatives according to a recent press release. Currently in Melbourne for the Pokernews Cup, Scott will be sporting the famous Party Poker logo as part of his deal.

"It's great to put pen to paper and sign-up to represent - it's always been my site of choice," Scott said in the release about his signing. "I am looking forward to defending my Aussie Millions title in January and am even more excited that I will be doing this as an ambassador for with a large team of online qualifiers!"

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Hungary for a Poker Tax?

It seems like everyone but the U.S. is beginning to embrace the money that can be made from regulating poker. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, detailed regulations for organizing poker games and taxes will be levied on poker wins in Hungary.

According to Hungarian Poker Association president Gergely Tatar, the new taxes could bring close to 1 million euros to the country every year. Apparently, the government is also looking to regulate how many tables a venue can have, which the HPA argues will limit the country's chances of landing a big tour. It will also possibly prohibit players like Hevad Khan who play twenty-something tables at a time from entering the country.

The Wall Street Journal has the full article article

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