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  1. London's 'FouEnculePL' has won his first PocketFives Triple Crown. The award requires a person to take down three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites we track for the rankings within seven days. Each tournament has to have at least 100 entrants and a real money buy-in. 'FouEnculePL' won the 888 Crocodile on July 5, the PokerStars Big $215 on July 10, and the PartyPoker Middleweight Contender on July 11 for his first crown. This is the 125th Triple Crown win for the UK and one of two TCs won on July 11.
  2. It's time to supercharge your Hold'em Manager 2 or PokerTracker 4, and PocketFives has an exclusive offer for our readers in July. SnowieApp for HM2 integrates your HM2 hand database to provide you with feedback on potential patterns of mistakes that you are frequently making. It offers hand advice, an error summary, and a replayer. SnowieApp for HM2 is regularly $99 per year, but you can get 1 free year of it through PocketFives this month. For you PT4 users, whether you play 2 tables or 24, TableNinja II will empower you to perform better while playing online poker. It'll automatically open tables, managing wait lists, compute bet sizes in big blinds, manage sit-n-go registration, handle your time bank, provide hotkeys, and so much more. You can get 4 months of TN II for free through PocketFives this month, an $80 value. To get 1 year of SnowieApp for HM2 OR 4 months of TableNinja II for PT4 for free, sign up for one of the sites below through the links in this newsletter, deposit at least USD $35, and play a session or two* before the end of July. You’ll also get two free months of Tournament Poker Edge training, an $80 value. Don't have PT4? E-mail support@pocketfives.com to learn how to get a free copy. Please note that there is no option to get HM2 for free, just PT4. Here are the links to use: Sign up for 888 Poker by clicking here Sign up for PartyPoker by clicking here (use bonus code FIVE) Sign up for William Hill by clicking here ($50 deposit required) Sign up for BetVictor by clicking hereSign up for mFortune by clicking here ($50 deposit required) Sign up for Unibet by clicking here E-mail support@pocketfives.com to claim your software and training. * 888 Poker: Reach Level 12 of the 888 Poker Club PartyPoker: 80 Party Points William Hill: 400 WH Points BetVictor: 40 Action Points in poker games mFortune: Any real money wager Unibet: 150 Loyalty Points Sign-up options vary by country. Only one copy of SnowieApp or TN II per person.
  3. If you play on MyBet, the site is closing its online poker room on June 30: http://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/mybet-close-poker-offering Poker generated just €1 million out of €63 million in revenue for the company.
  4. Voting is now open for the Poker Hall of Fame's 2016 class: http://www.wsop.com/phof/ The main criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame are as follows: A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition Played for high stakes Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers Stood the test of time Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results. Who do you think is gonna get in this year?
  5. The Appropriations Committee of the California Assembly will debate an online poker regulation bill on Wednesday: http://apro.assembly.ca.gov/hearings It starts at 9am PT.
  6. Dan

    DFS passes in NY

    This went down to literally the 11th hour, with the bill passing easily in the Assembly and in Committee and then needing only the Senate to pass. It had the exact opposite problem of iPoker in New York, which sailed through the Senate, but hit a road block in the Assembly. FanDuel said 100,000 calls and e-mails were logged to NY lawmakers, which led in part to the bill's support.
  7. Unibet distributed money based on ICM when the tournament was canceled 9-handed. So, we'll be awarding points for the leaderboard based on 9 players finishing in the money, since that's what happened, using the total prize pool and the finish position for each person.
  8. One day after the New York State Senate approved a bill to license and regulate intrastate online poker, 3,000 miles away, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee discussed the merits of AB 2863. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray, would license and regulate online poker in California. Gray opened up the hour-long hearing by saying, "It's time we pass a sensible iPoker bill in California so people can play in a safe, regulated environment." The two biggest roadblocks for a bill making it to the Assembly floor thus far have been the involvement of horse racing tracks and how the state should treat so-called "bad actors," companies that took real money online poker bets after 2006's Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and after 2011's Black Friday. "We have addressed both of the issues raised by the opposition," Gray said. "We have not yet come to a consensus on [suitability language]." Gray added that he has been meeting with stakeholders and adding amendments to make the bill "stronger." An amendment was added to the bill that would ship $60 million to horse tracks, which has seemed to gotten that coalition on board. "The bill protects consumers," Gray said. "AB 2863 extends consumer protections to California players… and protects the public interests by ensuring activity is sanctioned and regulated by the state… It establishes safeguards against money laundering, fraud, and identity theft." He closed his opening remarks by pointing out, "We are closer than ever to passing an iPoker bill." Lorena Gonzalez, chair of the committee, then said, "We are attempting to get at an iPoker bill… We are going to continue working on the fiscal issues." It was clear from that comment that a vote would not occur during Wednesday's hearing, but instead debate with representatives from both sides would occur. Four supporters of Gray's online poker bill then voiced their desire for a vote to take place in the near future, including one coalition member who said, "We have come to a place where the language is something we can accept and live with… We'd like this bill to move forward sooner rather than later." A representative from the teamsters and jockeys guild voiced his support as well, saying, "This bill will provide for our unions money for things like retirement, health care, and things that are needed and have suffered as a result of the changing economics." Robert Smith of the Pala Band of Mission Indians told lawmakers, "I'd like to move forward… We think it's good for California and consumer protection." Josh Rubinstein, Chief Operating Officer for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, said the horse racing industry has issued its support of AB 2863. "The horse racing industry has been conducting online gaming for 16 years," he said. "This is something that can happen and we have been doing it for many years." Agua Caliente Chairman Jeff Grubbe then spoke for six minutes to voice his opposition to the bill over its suitability standards. "My tribe is now willing to accept the concept of a revenue stream for horse racing," he said, noting that Agua Caliente has overcome a major hurdle. "However, the dollar value needs to be refined… This was a major concession for us." Grubbe pointed out that AB 2863 has a $20 million "get out of jail free card." An operator deemed a "bad actor" can still participate in the market as long as it pays a fine of $20 million to cover things like back taxes and legal fees. He then singled out one such "bad actor" in Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars. "Trouble follows this company," he said. Gonzalez, for much of the hearing, said that online poker was more of a fiscal issue than anything else. She voiced two major concerns: (1) companies didn't pay taxes to Califronia when they offered games online and (2) one site could have too large of a market share. "Market share should be the least of the state's concerns," he said, "but instead making sure we have a consumer protection level playing field… This is a big issue that we have boiled down [to two issues]. We are really down to the suitability issues and what we deem as 'bad actors' and the time certain individuals should or should not be operating in California… This is an activity that's going on every day… It is absolutely in our interest." Before closing, Gray projected that first-year online poker revenues could be between $350 million and $1.4 billion. Next Steps The next scheduled meeting of the California Assembly Appropriations Committee is June 29. Gray and Gonzalez plan to work on a series of amendments over the next two weeks. The bill could be addressed on June 29 or at an earlier hearing if it's deemed ready for a vote. "It's a long time coming," AB 2863's sponsor said. "It's a difficult issue. That's why it's taken a decade."
  9. Correct. You need to sign up for PartyPoker through our links (http://www.pocketfives.com/visit/party-poker), use the promo code FIVE when you sign up, deposit at least USD $35, and generate at least 80 Party Points. E-mail support@pocketfives.com when you're done.
  10. Agreed on what you said. New York's momentum seems to have slowed down a bit. It'll be interesting to see what effect, if any, regulating online poker in neighboring Pennsylvania will have.
  11. Chris 'moorman1' Moorman, the most successful player in online tournament history, has signed with 888poker: http://www.pocketfives.com/articles/chris-moorman1-moorman-newest-team-888poker-ambassador-592317/ Dude is an absolute beast. Records he holds on PocketFives: Highest career cash total ever at $13.3 million 25 Triple Crowns (most by 4) 13-time #1 ranked player worldwide Only 2-time Yearly PLB champion Congrats, Chris!
  12. The bill cleared committee by an 8-1 vote. Now, it's on to the full Senate. It still needs a companion bill in the House as well: http://www.pocketfives.com/articles/michigan-online-poker-bill-passes-committee-by-an-8-1-margin-592314/
  13. Big online gaming news coming from Michigan: Chris Krafcik ?@CKrafcik 16m16 minutes ago #MI #iGaming bills to be heard by Senate Regulatory Reform Committee WED at 2p EDT. http://1.usa.gov/22N1bC4 Poker Players Alliance is expecting a vote on Wednesday as well. We'll keep you posted.
  14. No more league that we are involved in, unfortunately.
  15. Whether you have PokerTracker 4 or not, PocketFives has an exclusive offer for our non-US readers in June. Don’t have PokerTracker 4 Hold’em and aren’t taking advantage of the industry leading analysis, tracking, and heads-up display software for online poker players? You can get a free PokerTracker 4 Hold'em license (regularly $99.99) just by signing up for one of the sites below through the links in this newsletter, depositing at least USD $35, and playing a session or two* before the end of June. If you already have PT4, you can upgrade to PokerTracker 4 Hold’em AND Omaha for free by completing the same deposit and play requirements. That’s a $79.99 value. Whether you're getting a free license or upgrading, you’ll also get two free months of Tournament Poker Edge training, an $80 value. What are you waiting for? Here are the links to use: Sign up for 888 Poker by clicking here Sign up for PartyPoker by clicking here (use bonus code FIVE) Sign up for William Hill by clicking here ($50 deposit required) Sign up for BetVictor by clicking here Sign up for bet365 by clicking here (poker only, use bonus code POCKET) Sign up for mFortune by clicking here ($50 deposit required) Sign up for Unibet by clicking here E-mail support@pocketfives.com to claim your software and training. * 888 Poker: Reach Level 12 of the 888 Poker Club PartyPoker: 80 Party Points William Hill: 400 WH Points BetVictor: 40 Action Points in poker games bet365: 170 Merit Points in poker games mFortune: Any real money wager Unibet: 150 Loyalty Points Sign-up options vary by country. Only one copy of PT4 per person.
  16. Here were the final standings for May: Note that the league will NOT return in June, but we want to thank TexasHoldem.com for hosting it for much of the past year.
  17. Here were the final standings for May: Note that the league will NOT return in June, but we want to thank TexasHoldem.com for hosting it for much of the past year.
  18. The next tournament is this Thursday: We had 46 people in the first tournament. Looking forward to this week's.
  19. 75 people registered for Wednesday's PocketFives League game. If you don't already have an account, sign up here: http://lptrk.com/?a=45&c=162&s1=pfives
  20. 75 people registered for Wednesday's PocketFives League game. If you don't already have an account, sign up here: http://lptrk.com/?a=45&c=162&s1=pfives
  21. Here are the standings after the third league game of May (out of 5 games total): The code for the game on Wednesday, May 24 at 9pm ET is: SEMINOLE
  22. Here are the standings after the third league game of May (out of 5 games total): The code for the game on Wednesday, May 25 at 9pm ET is: SEMINOLE
  23. Five years later, we have what looks like an apology from Howard Lederer as relayed by Daniel Negreanu. Read it here Some highlights: "I take full responsibility for Full Tilt’s failure to protect player deposits leading up to Black Friday. The shortfall in player deposits should never have happened." "My inattention in the two years leading up to Black Friday imperiled players’ deposits. My involvement in Full Tilt from 2003-2008 put me in a unique position of trust—a trust that I disappointed by failing to ensure that Full Tilt was properly governed when I stepped away in 2008." "An apology is not enough, but it is what I am able to offer to the poker community in the wake of a travesty that I should not have allowed to happen. I am sorry." I'm not quite sure what to make of this. It feels really late. WSOP officials have said he's not barred from the WSOP, so it's possible we see him this year at the Rio. Negreanu summed it up nicely: "I think this is the kind of apology people would have liked to read five years ago. It may be too little too late for some, but it’s a far cry from The Lederer Files."
  24. Almost 200 people registered for tonight's PocketFives League game. See everyone at 9pm ET!
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