The Nightly Turbo: High Stakes Poker Season 7, Bwin Launches Poker App, and More
It's probably best to send you off into the weekend with some poker news. Why else are you here? We're going to get you in and out so you can move on with your weekend and relax. Season seven of High-Stakes Poker is going to begin airing soon, which will be graced with the presence of Daniel Negreanu, unlike we previously thought. We're giving you the details on that, as well as a look at poker apps that have launched, and more. See you next week!
In Case You Missed It
FTOPS XIX is just around the corner and you definitely won't want to miss it. Check out our opening look at FTOPS XIX for the reason why.
There are only four teams left in the running for their shot at the Super Bowl. Who are you betting on this weekend? You should probably refer to the Pigskin Diaries for a breakdown of each game and then make your picks.
The World Cup of Poker VII was held last weekend at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Nine teams competed for bragging rights and the $100,000 first place prize. If you want to know who won, check out our World Cup of Poker VII recap.
Recently, a bill was passed in New Jersey to license and regulate Internet poker within the state. If the bill is signed by the governor, then regulations will need to be established. We take a look at What's Next for Online Poker in New Jersey to figure it all out.
High Stakes Poker Season 7
We've got a little scoop for you regarding season seven of High Stakes Poker. We know you all can't wait to catch the show that was filmed in December in Las Vegas at the Bellagio.
According to the twitter feed of POKER PROductions, the company that produces HSP, as well as Poker After Dark, the season seven debut will happen on February 26, which is a little different than what you all are used to, because it's a Saturday, and you're used to catching the show on Sundays.
Though we usually say "if it's on Twitter it's real," nothing is "official" yet, and once we get a presser confirming the lineup and air dates, we'll let you know.
There's an App for That
This week, two online gaming companies released real-money mobile phone apps - Bwin and the Microgaming Network.
Bwin launched the first real-money iPhone app, but it's only available in the United Kingdom and Austria at the moment, but is expected to be released throughout Europe in the future.
"At this stage we are just looking at making the best app we are capable of. We went for two legally safe markets (the United Kingdom and Austria) and it went through. Other operators have seen their apps dismissed in other markets, but we do not know why," Berthold Kao, head of product management RNG and mobile said.
Just a day later, the Microgaming Network announced it would be releasing a real-money app for the Android by the end of the quarter. All poker rooms on the Network would be available in the app.
EGRMagazine.com has more.
11th Triple Crown for Moorman
Chris "moorman1" Moorman made history this week by winning his 11th Triple Crown. PocketFives.com created the Triple Crown and to win one, a player must win three multitable tournaments on three different major online poker sites, in a seven day period. The tournaments must have at least 100 players and the prize pool has to be at least $10,000.
“It’s been a long time since I won my last one,” Moorman said, “so it was a bit of a shock that I actually managed to close it out on the last possible day this time.”
Though Moorman holds the lead for most Triple Crowns won, his closest competitor isn't far behind - Peter "Belabacsi" Traply has 10.
Read more about Moorman's win at Internet-Poker.co.uk.
Calling the Clock: Tony Dunst
We like putting players on the spot, which is why one of our favorite video series is Calling the Clock. Lynn Gilmartin caught up with Tony Dunst this week at the 2011 Aussie Millions and put him to the test. Find out how he did below.
The first Lock Pro Supremacy was one of the most fun online tournaments of the year so far and there are three more to play. They are $7,500 Freerolls that also have 25 x $100 Lock Pro Bounties in each tournament, so you can boost your bankroll even if you don't make the money.