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41 POKER PLAYERS READY TO ANTE-UP A MILLION FOR WATER CHARITY
2014-06-19

Guy Laliberte's charity poker concept Big One for One Drop, which raises funds for clean water developments in third world nations, is again proving popular as part of the World Series of Poker festivities in Las Vegas.

The second outing of the $1 million buy-in competition takes place in two weeks time, but has already pulled in 41 entrants prepared to ante-up the monumental buy-in, from which $111,111 on each entry goes to the charity. The rest generates a prize pool that has already reached $36 million.

The event is capped at 56 players, so there's room for a few more yet to join the latest 11 buy-ins, which have included an anonymous Macau businessman and a slew of professional players like Dan Cates, Tom Hall, Isaac Haxton, Greg Merson, Daniel Colman, John Morgan, Daniel Negreanu, Doug Polk, Scott Seiver and Talal Shakerchi.

The first millionaire version of the charity match in 2012 saw Antonio Esfandiari make headlines with an $18 million pay-out, but this year the first prize could top $20 million

The Big One action begins June 29 and concludes July 1.




FEDERAL ONLINE POKER LEGALISATION BILLS STILL ALIVE
2014-02-05

Recent enquiry responses from US Football Live Betting Lines nfl football betting Bicimotos Congressmen have provided a useful update on the current state of federal attempts at online gambling legalisation - specifically those introduced by Texas Republican Joe Barton and New York Representative Peter King.

In responding to enquiries by the publication Poker News, Representatives Reid Ribble and Tom Petri advised that Joe Barton's HR2666 Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013 currently languishes in the House Energy and Commerce and Financial Services Committees, following its introduction the House last year.

Rep. Peter King's Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act H.R. 2282 was also introduced last year (see previous InfoPowa reports) and seeks a wider legalisation of online gambling at the federal level.

This measure has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee and, like the Barton Bill, to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Financial Services.



ONLINE SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR TO PARTNER WITH IRISH NEWSPAPER
2013-12-17

The Irish online sports and casino operator SeanieMac International, Inc., t/a as SeanieMac Limited, has inked an exclusive partnership deal that will see the gambling company become the official betting partner of Irish tabloid newspaper The Irish Daily Mirror.
The partnership will see The Irish Daily Mirror promote SeanieMac through the newspaper and its website.
In return, SeanieMac will offer the Irish Mirror's readers' added value bonuses and competitions such as trips to Las Vegas and a share in a leading race horse trained by champion trainer Willie Mullins. The horse will run her first race in April and will be called Seaniemacdotcom.
SeanieMac plans to launch wagering operations early in the new year.