The Nightly Turbo: ESPN Inside Deal, Victory Poker Going to Cake Poker Network, and More
We made it to the middle of the week folks! In the lineup today we've got, the latest Inside Deal episode from the Bristol crew, Dan Fleyshman has confirmed that Victory Poker is moving to the Cake Poker Network and hinted that their might be a cake fight that Sara Underwood will be involved in, and more.
In Case You Missed It
The final six players of the Full Tilt Poker Merit Cyprus Classic were set Tuesday. Who made it to the televised final table? Check out the Cyprus recap to find out.
Plenty of groups have been fighting for the passage of the UIGEA, but with amendments to Barney Frank's bill, most of the groups have dropped their opposition — except for one. Focus on Family is holding strong in its opposition to Internet gambling.
Plenty of controversy has surrounded a statement made byDaniel Negreanu about Annie Duke. PokerStars has issued an official statement and PokerNews has the exclusive.
The World Poker Tour is in Los Angeles for the Legends of Poker. Jonathan Little had the opportunity to tie Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen with three WPT wins if he survived the fifth day and went on to win the final table. Did he make it through Day 5? Find out in the WPT recap.
Looking for another weapon to add to your poker arsenal? How about cold four-bet bluffing? Randal Flowers breaks it down for us in the latest strategy piece.
The UBOC5 saw two events find winners last night. Tony Dunst and Chad Batista narrowly missed making Event #11's final table. Check out the UBOC5 recap for all the results from Tuesday's events.
If you missed ESPN's coverage of the 2010 World Series of Poker Tuesday night, today is your lucky day - we didn't. Check out our recap of the WSOP on ESPN for everything that happened.
On the Inside
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier shined up the Inside Deal set when he joined Laura Lane and Bernard Lee for the latest episode of the ESPN show. Gary Wise also showed up on the show and discussed the World Series of Poker and his prop bet with Daniel Alaei. 2010 November Nine chip leader Jonathan Duhamel stopped by to discuss going pro and prepping for November.
Cake for the Victory
Last week we told you about a rumor that Victory Poker would be moving from the Everleaf Network to the Cake Poker Network. Victory CEO Dan Fleyshman has confirmed that the move will be official announced on September 1.
"I really was happy with the passion of the team at Everleaf but I felt like CAKE could handle all things that I wanted deep down inside," Fleyshman said.
To celebrate the launch, a party will be held in London in September and a cake-fight themed photoshoot will see Sara Underwood take on three other ladies.
"Three days after the Cake launch party/my birthday we're doing a photo shoot that the Cake Network and the rest of the world is going to love. Sara Underwood, Emma Glover, Rosie Jones, and Victoria Moore are going to be shooting a full fledged Cake fight... So yeah, I'm excited, there's gonna be lots of fun things to do with Cake and I'm excited for the players to be able to have all these tournaments and games to choose from," he said.
Read more about the move on CoinFlip.com.
Not in South Africa
The Johannesburg High Court has deemed online gambling, including online poker, in South Africa illegal. South African ISPs will be responsible for blocking online gambling and targeting financial institutions that process payments to online gambling sites. Also, mass media will not be able to advertise Internet gambling and South African citizens could face fines (as high as ZAR 10 million or approximately $1.36 million) and jail time if they are caught playing online.
“We approached the media to alert them of the judgment which makes online casino operations illegal, and if they continue we will have them arrested and fight for conviction," head of the Gauteng Gambling Board legal sevices Lucky Lukhwareni said.
GamingZion.com has more.
More Than a Poker Player
Has 2010 World Series of Poker November Niner John Racener found his new calling? Is he more than just a
pretty face poker player? Kismis Ink Photography has posted some lifestyle shots of the November Niner that look like they could come straight from a magazine.
You can check out the photos on the KismisInk Blog.
While in Cyprus for the Full Tilt Poker Merit Cyprus Classic, Gloria Balding challenged 2010 World Series of Poker November Niner Filippo Candio to a diving contest. Did you miss is? Check it out below.