While we might be in a candy heart coma today, we're not going to leave you hanging. WSOP.fr got word on its license in France, the rumor mill is buzzing about PartyPoker's return to the United States, and more.
In Case You Missed It
The World Series of Poker Circuit in Tunica, Mississippi, played down to a final table on Monday. Want to find out which player is that much closer to a WSOP-C gold ring? Check out the WSOP-C recap.
Didn't make it to Foxwoods for the November Nine Reunion? That's OK. We did and we have the photo blog to prove it.
The World Series of Poker Europe is moving to France. Allons en France: A Dissection of the WSOP Europe's Move to Cannes gives you a few reasons why this could be a good thing.
If you aren't able to catch the soap operas during the day, no worries, the drama between Stanley Ho and his family will get you your fix. Check out Inside Gaming for more.
The high-stakes action heated up over the weekend with Patrik Antonius and Scott Palmer battling it out, as well as Gus Hansen, and Rui Cao. The Online Railbird Report has some of the biggest hands from the matches.
WSOP.fr Gets There
The French online gaming regulator ARJEL has granted an online gaming license to WSOP.fr, the poker site created by the partnership between Caesars Entertainment and Groupe Lucien Barriére.
WSOP.fr is a skin of Barrierepoker.fr and will offer real-money poker and WSOP-branded tournaments. Also, players will be able to qualify for WSOP events in Europe and the United States.
EGRMagazine.com has more.
Rumor: Party in the USA?
The rumor mill is buzzing regarding PartyGaming's return to the U.S. According to reports in London's Daily Mail, PartyGaming has signed a deal with at least one major U.S.-based casino so that once the U.S. has regulated online gambling, PartyGaming will be able to provide an online poker platform.
No casino has been named, but Boyd Gaming, MGM, Las Vegas Sands, and Caesars have been mentioned.
You can read more at GamblingOnlineMagazine.com.
Raise Your Hand for Africa
On February 19, poker pros and celebrities alike will get together for the Raise Your Hand for Africa charity poker tournament. The event, which is being held at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, will benefit two organizations: Starkey Hearing Foundation, which helps the world's hearing impaired, and Pros for Africa, which helps provide basic needs for the children in Africa. The Heartland Poker Tour will be televising the event.
Plenty of you favorite poker players will be there including, Phil Hellmuth, Howard Lederer, Annie Duke, Johnny Chan, Liz Lieu, and more. Joining them are NFL stars Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald Jr., Roy Williams, and Larry Johnson among others. Don Cheadle, Steve Martin, and Verne Troyer, will also be in attendance.
If you want to find out more, head on over to the Starkey Foundation's Raise Your Hand for Africa page.
Chilipoker DeepStack Open
Season two of the Chilipoker Deepstack Open has released its 2011 schedule. Seven events are on the docket, each with a €550 buy-in. The first event kicks off on March 31 at Gran Casino Costa Brava in Spain. Next up is Cannes in April and then Marrakech in June. The rest of the year finishes up in Paris, Malta, Vienna, and Marrakech again for the final stop on the season two DSO schedule.
The site is also giving three sponsorship opportunities, which will give players the chance to become a member of the Chili DSO Team complete with a full year of sponsorship for the 2012 DSO.
If you want to win your way to one of these stops, you'll have to sign up for a Chilipoker account.
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