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The Nightly Turbo: NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, PokerStars SCOOP Schedule, and More

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In tonight's Nightly Turbo you can find the entire list of invitees to the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the PokerStars SCOOP schedule, and more. Oh yea, and Kristy Arnett has killer "basketball" (water bottle) tossing skills, just ask Michael Binger.

The Latin American Poker Tour is headed to Punta del Este, Uruguay. It's called the St. Tropez of South America, and if that alone doesn't make you want to get down there, maybe this Jet Set Guide will.

Day 3 of the North American Poker Tour is in the books. The field shrank to 24 players. Find out who's left in this recap.

Online poker needs as many supporters as it can get with the deadline for the UIGEA looming. Could it be that Harry Reid, a long-time opponent of Internet gaming, is changing his tune?Find out here.

PokerStars introduced a uniquely formatted $25k High Roller Bounty Shootout for the NAPT. We take a closer look at the format and talk to some pros about it here.

NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship - The List

With the NBC National-Heads-Up Poker Championship less than two weeks away, we're sure you were on the edge of your seats just waiting to find out who was on "The List." Wait no more, here it is.

Patrik Antonius, Eric Baldwin, Andy Bloch, Doyle Brunson, Joe Cada, Johnny Chan, Don Cheadle, Allen Cunningham, Pieter De-Korver, Annie Duke,Tom Dwan, Peter Eastgate, Eli Elezra, Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Farha, Chris Ferguson, Ted Forrest, Jamie Gold, Phil Gordon, Barry Greenstein, Bertrand Grospellier, Joe Hachem, Gus Hansen, Jennifer Harman, Phil Hellmuth, Orel Hershiser, Jesper Hougaard, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Gabe Kaplan, John Paul Kelly, Phil Laak, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Mike Matusow, Jason Mercier, Dario Minieri, Chris Moneymaker, Darvin Moon, Greg Mueller, Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen, Annette Obrestad, Brock Parker, Dennis Phillips, Greg Raymer, Vanessa Rousso, Kara Scott, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, Mike Sexton, Gavin Smith, Jennifer Tilly, Paul Wasicka, David Williams, Leo Wolpert, Jerry Yang, and seven online qualifiers.

The Draw Party is scheduled to take place on March 4 at Caesars Palace, so you'll have to wait until then to fill out your brackets. Play will begin on March 5 and run through March 7.

Find out more about the competition and when it airs on the picture box on

Nothin But "Net"

While at the North American Poker Tour at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Kristy Arnett got hustled by Greg Raymer in a water bottle throwing prop bet. Kristy needed to get unstuck from her loss, so she found Michael Binger to book some action with. Did Binger get hustled? Check out the video below to find out.

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PokerStars SCOOP Schedule

PokerStars has announced its schedule for the 2010 Spring Championship of Online Poker. We're calling it SCOOP because we like efficiency — and ice cream.

The SCOOP will run from May 3 through 16. Each of 33 events scheduled will have three buy-in levels. There is $36 million in prize money being guaranteed with the Main Event promising $1 million, $3 million, and $5 million for the low, medium, and high levels respectively.

We'd love to post the entire schedule here, but 33 events can take up a lot of room. Good thing the PokerStarsBlog has it all for you.

Oh yea, you can't play in the SCOOP if you don't have an account. This is the remedy for that.

Las Vegas Sands in Pennsylvania

The fourth casino to jump on the table games bandwagon in Pennsylvania is none other than Sands Bethlehem, a Las Vegas Sands Corp. casino.

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. recently filed a formal application with Pennsylvania gaming regulators to add 80 table games in Sands Bethlehem by early summer. Baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker are all on the line-up if the application is approved.

"The pending addition of table games has given us a chance to review our overall strategy as it relates to the Sands, and we are optimistic this opportunity will be a positive catalyst for both the balance sheet and the future development of the property," said Michael Leven, Las Vegas Sands President.


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