The Week That Was takes a look back at the biggest news in poker and Danielle “dmoongirl” Andersen landed a sponsorship with Ultimate Poker to become a part of Team U.
BLUFF also tackled the 2014 World Series of Poker schedule with a Q&A with Executive Vice President Ty Stewart and Tournament Director Jack Effel came on the Rundown to give his take.
Southpoint launched their beta-test poker software after becoming the first company in Nevada to get a license and partypoker looks to capitalize on pending Full Tilt Refunds.
Ultimate Poker Signs Danielle Andersen to Team U
“I’m very excited to begin a new chapter in my poker career as I sign on as the newest member of Team U,” said Andersen. “I’m looking forward to my return to the online poker tables and the first legal online poker site in the United States seems like the perfect place to do it.”
Andersen will join Antonio Esfandiari, Jason Somerville, Jeremy Ausmus and BLUFF contributor Dan O’Brien as part of Team U. In the recent episode of the Rundown, Anderson revealed her plans to move to Las Vegas full time during the summer.
WSOP Sets Late May Date for 2014 Circuit National Championship
The first ever World Series of Poker bracelet on the line in the state of New Jersey will be awarded to the winner of the 2014 WSOP National Championship, and now there’s an official date set for the three day event.
Atlantic City will host the 2014 WSOP National Championship from Thursday, May 22 through Saturday, May 24, the culmination of the 2013-14 WSOP Circuit season. The last of the 22 stops for the season ends on May 19 in New Orleans, three days before the top 100 qualifiers head up to New Jersey to play for their share of $1 million-plus and a WSOP bracelet.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Borgata for Canceled Event
More than a month has passed since the Borgata cancelled the first event in their Winter Poker Open series due to the discovery of counterfeit chips found in play. According to a report in the Press of Atlantic City, Jacob Musterel has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of every player that entered the event to seek reimbursement for the buy-in, travel costs and other incidental costs.
Three tables remained in play when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement canceled the event which advertised a $2 million guarantee. The remaining prize money was frozen by the NJDGE and held in trust by the Borgata until the investigation is completed.
South Point Launches Real Gaming, 3rd to Offer Online Poker in Nevada
South Point obtained one of the first licenses for online poker in Nevada back in 2012, and after nearly 18 months of development and meeting regulatory demands they’ve become the third group to officially launch in the state.
Real Gaming, the South Point’s online poker platform, will be the first browser-based online poker room in the state. By utilizing HTML5, Real Gaming can be accessed via browser on computers and mobile devices without having to download any software. Players will, however, have to download the Real Gaming app to either an iPhone or Android phone for geolocation purposes.
partypoker Offers Bonuses for Players with Full Tilt Refund Checks
There is a new fold in the ongoing Full Tilt refunds saga and partypoker is looking to capitalize by offering a special bonus to US players that have received a refund check from the Garden City Group. Players have until August 6, 2014 to claim a bonus that could be worth up to $10,000.
Players need to make a deposit in their US account using the promo code “OFFTILT” and then submit a copy of the remissions check stub to partypoker officials in New Jersey. Once verified, players accounts will be credited within seven days.
Two Online Poker Bills Introduced into California State Legislature
Two different bills regarding the legislation and legalization of online poker were introduced just before the deadline to submit bills for this session of the California State legislature.
Friday afternoon saw the submission of two bills intended to make intrastate poker legal in the state of California by the end of 2014. Each bill represents the interests of a different group of California tribes, and each was submitted to a different house of the California legislature.
Breaking Down the 2014 World Series of Poker Schedule with Ty Stewart
With the release of the 2014 World Series of Poker schedule last week, BLUFF reached out to WSOP Executive director Ty Stewart to get his thoughts on the process of making the schedule, dealing with player issues and keeping the balance between the interest of the pros and the amateurs.
The Rundown #16 – Dan Shak, Jack Effel, Danielle Andersen
Danielle Andersen discusses her dream-come-true signing with Ultimate Poker, Dan Shak airs grievances with high rollers, and WSOP TD Jack Effel fields questions.
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