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The Nightly Turbo: Texas Proposes Online Poker Ban, European Poker Awards Nominations

Nightly Turbo The presents have been opened, champagne bottles have been emptied, and Antonio Esfandiari has survived two New Year's Eve parties. Now, it's time to get back to the daily grind here at PokerNews. In the first Nightly Turbo of 2013, we're covering a proposed Texas bill that would ban online poker, the nominations for the European Poker Awards, and more. In Case You Missed It: The 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is set to kick off later this week. Chad Holloway takes an all-inclusive look at the first 10 years of the Main Event. What can the poker world expect in 2013? Rich Ryan makes...

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Those revenue records from Macau are amazing. The fact that they are 5.5 times the Las Vegas revenues is shocking.

Unelected officials at the U.S. DOJ meanwhile continue the Online Poker Prohibition, turning the birthplace of poker into a sad poker backwater. The WSOP will probably continue its downward slide since the idiotic U.S. DOJ actions.

There is a reason that a few top players are basically living in Macau in 2012 ... because that is where the action is.

"The lucky player is usually the player that knows how much to leave to chance."


Terrible news out of texas.


The Texas bill excludes online poker from the provisions of the bill. It doesn't ban it or otherwise change the status of online poker in Texas in any way.


PokerFuse updated their article on the Texas Poker Gaming Act: "Correction: The article as originally published stated that online poker would be banned under the proposed legislation; however, the bill would not affect the current status of online poker in Texas."


The European Poker Awards seem to be now a joke event.

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