World Poker Tour® and Merit Crystal Cove Casino Launch WPT Cyprus

World Poker Tour(R) and Merit Crystal Cove Casino Launch WPT Cyprus:

World Poker Tour® (WPT) and Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino in Cyprus have partnered to launch WPT Cyprus, which kicks off with the Merit Cyprus Classic main event September 6 – 10, 2009. Players can qualify now for the US$10,000 US$300 Texas Hold ’em championship through the Merit Texas Hold’em Poker Club or via online satellites offered by event sponsor, Full Tilt Poker. The tournament is expected to be filmed for television distribution in select European markets.”

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2009 WSOP Tournament Rules Stress Civility, Proper Conduct | PokerNews.com (via FriendFeed)

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2009 WSOP Tournament Rules Stress Civility, Proper Conduct | PokerNews.com (via FriendFeed)

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“A new version of the World Series of Poker Tournament Rules was released earlier this week by Harrah’s as part of the continuing preparation for the 2009 World Series of Poker. Among the notable additions and changes to the 97 rules are a brand new “Code of Player Conduct,” a revision on the rule regarding the use of profane language at the table, and an extension of the restrictions on sponsor logos at televised feature and final tables. Several noteworthy clarifications have also been made to a host of other rules.”Ron Bailey

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World Poker Champion Jamie Gold Forfeits Chance for $7 Million Dollar Purse to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Children Uniting Nations (CUN) at Oscar Night Gala

Jamie Gold at the 2006 World Series of Poker.Image via Wikipedia

World Poker Champion Jamie Gold Forfeits Chance for $7 Million Dollar Purse to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Children Uniting Nations (CUN) at Oscar Night Gala:

“LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ — When the Oscar crowd leaves the Kodak Theater on Sunday, February 22nd, the top nominees, winners, and invited guests attending the Hollywood Reporter/CUN Gala to celebrate and mingle, are in for a exciting evening of festivities, as World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold has agreed to host a charity poker tournament benefiting Children Uniting Nations. There is a tax deductable ‘buy-in’ and the players will be seated next to Jamie, pro players and celebs. In addition to this charitable decision to abandon LA’s biggest tournament.”

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