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Betfred Releases New Mobile Lottery Product

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Online betting firm Betfred has announced that it has launched a new mobile lottery service.

The new product will allow for players to wager on nine different lotteries, including the Irish Lotto and 49’s draws. The new product requires no download and also provides punters to check lottery results on their device.

Commenting on the product’s release, Betfred Managing Director Chris Sheffield said: “By the end of this year, 50% of all bets placed online will be via mobile and we wanted to develop a lottery product which is both quick to access and easy to use.”

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NBA Basketball Betting Odds Witness Knicks Trying to Keep Pace with Hawks

March 29, 2012 Leave a comment

The NBA basketball betting lines and playoff races are heating up, and two Eastern Conference contenders in the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks will meet this Friday in Georgia with each team looking to gain ground in the standings.

This is the second of three meetings between the Knicks and Hawks. Late in February – right in the middle of Lin-Sanity – New York took a 99-82 victory at home. Lin had a team-high 17 points in the game, as did Steve Novak. Amar’e Stoudemire contributed 10 boards. For the Hawks, Jeff Teaque had 18 points while Willie Green contributed 16 in the loss.

Both these teams have played incredibly well as of late, as each tries to hold onto the lower seeds in the East. Atlanta and Indiana are battling for the fifth and sixth seeds, which essentially is coming down to who wants to play Orlando and who wants Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs.

New York is struggling to stay ahead of surging Milwaukee for eighth. There is a lot on the line for both teams in this game.

Despite their spots in the standings, the Hawks have 50/1 betting odds on the NBA futures list compared to the Knicks’ 25/1 odds. Think that is enough for them to take out Lin and Melo? Bet on the NBA now.

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Exclusive GUKPT Freeroll

March 28, 2012 Leave a comment

The seventh season of the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour heads to Stockton and Thanet in April and PokerPlayer is giving you the chance to play in the main event for free thanks to grosvenorpoker.com.

Our exclusive freeroll on April 2, at 8pm is offering a seat to either the £550 Stockton main event or Thanet’s £550 six max event for absolutely nothing!

Why you should play

One of the best aspects of the GUKPT is the tremendous added value that exists on the tour, with £200,000 added over the standout series. Every winner of any main event or side event will also qualify for the £100,000 Champion of Champions freeroll in Coventry later this year. So what are you waiting for?

How to enter

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If you haven’t already got a Grosvenor Poker account, go to http://www.grosvenorpoker.com to download the software.

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Once you’ve downloaded the software, open a real money account (existing players also eligible)

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Look for the ‘GUKPT PokerPlayer Freeroll’ in the tournament lobby under the ‘freeroll’ tab and register using your exclusive PokerPlayer password (issue #83)

The Prizes

1st: £550 Seat to Stockton or Thanet main event (your choice)
2nd and 3rd: £150 satellite token
4th and 5th: £20 satellite token

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Last Black Friday Defendant Pleads Guilty

March 28, 2012 Leave a comment

The last remaining defendant in the Black Friday ordeal will plead guilty today after cutting a plea bargain with federal authorities.

John Campos, a former bank executive for SunFirst Bank in Utah will plead guilty to a single misdemeanor banking charge when he goes in front of the judge in U.S. federal court in New York. His lawyer called the plea an “excellent resolution” to the case that was brought against his client.

The government alleges that SunFirst Bank processed money for poker sites Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, both of which were hit heavily by the Department of Justice last year.

Campos was scheduled to go to trial next month along with co-defendant Chad Elie, who also plead guilty to his crimes on Monday. The duo joins Absolute Poker Co-Founder Brent Beckley and payment processors Ira Rubin, Ryan Lang, and Bradley Franzen, who all also plead guilty to their roles in their online poker scheme.

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Black Friday Defendant Pleads Guilty Two Weeks Before Trial

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

A former e-payment processor who was indicted in the Black Friday charges suddenly plead guilty to the charges he was facing in a New York courtroom, two weeks before his trial was scheduled to begin.

Chad Elie plead guilty to conspiracy and admitted that he worked as a payment processor for the poker companies that were brought down on Black Friday. His guilty plea was unexpected, and the recent news that Elie’s former partner Daniel Tzvetkoff was going to testify against Elie may have been a factor in his change of stance.

With the guilty plea, only former bank executive John Campos remains awaiting justice, although prosecutors indicated that they are in discussions with Campos’ attorneys to determine whether the last defendant will face jail time if found guilty. The eleven other defendants besides Campos and Elie all pled guilty to their Black Friday related crimes.

When he is sentenced on October 3rd, Elie could face up to 12 months in prison. He will also forfeit $500,000 in profits he made as a result of his crimes as well as his interest in $25 million being held in payment processing accounts.

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PokerTracker 4 Public Beta!

March 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Ever wondered what all the fuss is about with poker HUDs? Well, now you can get in on the act for absolutely nothing with a free public beta from PokerTracker 4 – the newest version of the analytical software tool that tracks, analyses and helps you improve your online poker game.

The free pre-release public beta of PokerTracker 4 is available online for use on Microsoft Windows right now, as developers seek crowd-sourced feedback from the poker community at large and prepare the application for commercial release.

To take part in the free public beta, click here!

According to the creators, ‘PokerTracker 4 imports all your hand histories and players can then view this personalized information in a user-friendly format to explore nearly every possible angle of both the user’s and his/her opponents’ poker game to help determine optimal playing decisions’.

The PT4 development team believe that tracking software should augment users’ playing experiences, without interfering with your time at the tables.  ‘The interface and HUD are crisp, clean and without clutter while maintaining a vast amount of data available at the touch of a player’s fingertips,’ added the team.

If you need help using PT4, check out preview videos here!

The full commercial version is expected later this year.

PokerTracker Features:

Available for Texas Holdem and Omaha, with support for No-Limit, Limit or Pot-Limit betting structures for Cash Ring Games, Sit ‘N Gos and Multi-Table Tournaments

The most popular features from some third party software packages have been incorporated into PT4 at no additional cost. There are no additional downloads needed – everything is built directly into the application

HUD features include:

– Vector HUD Engine frees screen clutter at all table sizes
– NoteTracker automated note system
– Drag and drop HUD Profile Editor
– Street by street hand equities displayed at showdown
– Player Table-Session stat display
– Support for PokerStars Zoom cash game formats
– Money Flow Chart to see how winnings are passed between players
– Visualize statistics using the Holdem Hand Range Visualizer

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Mr. Green Casino Adopts Microgaming’s Quickfire Platform

March 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Mr. Green Casino has announced that it has adopted Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, enhancing its gaming library that already games from IGT, Net Entertainment, and NYX Interactive.

Commenting on the addition of Quickfire, Mr. Green CEO Mikael Pawlo said “We are very impressed with Quickfire and we believe our customers in emerging and existing markets will enjoy playing Microgaming games in the safe and entertaining environment provided by Mr Green.”

Mr. Green Casino is an online casino licensed in Malta and founded by Fredrik Sidfalk and Henrik Bergquist, two of the three founders of Betsson.

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