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may
10

Play flops and get Free Tickets

Tags: Flops, Free tickets, Poker
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by "H".

Unibet is trying out a new concept, where you will get rewarded with tournament tickets, if you see a number of flops while playing poker. It seems very easy.

If you play Poker, this one should be very easy for you. Unibet is rewarding players who sees a total number of flops, with tournament tickets, and it's not many flops you have to see.

 

Click here to start playing --->


The first week is over, so we are moving on two week two.

Between 9th May and 15th May - Reach 10 cash game flops on 4 separate days. Your reward is a €4 Nl4 ticket.

Between 16th of May and 22th of May - Reach 10 cash game flops on 5 separate days. Your reward is a €10 NL10 ticket.

Between 23rd of May and 29th of May - Reach 20 cash game flops on 5 separate days. Your reward is a €25 euro NL25 ticket.

If you play PLO, you will get ticket for PLO.

It's fairly easy. For ex. You need to see 10 flops today, 10 tomorrow, 10 the 12th and 10 the 11th, and they you get the first prize.

Rules:

*If you earn the PLO reward on 3 of the 4 weeks, we will also credit you with an extra €10 Saturday Stack Qualifier ticket!

This promotion is open to players at all cash game stakes (Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Banzai). Flops reached at Banzai cash game tables will count towards NLHE rewards.

sep
25

Eating Healthy = Better Poker Results?

Tags: alcohol and poker, eating healthy, food, poker
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 by "T".

Food and poker might have more in common that many of us would like to think. In theory, if you really think about it, it makes perfect sense that a poker player (online or live) should be able to focus better and play longer sessions when eating healty and avoiding alochol. 


Read more » Eating Healthy = Better Poker Results?

aug
21

PokerMinds Exclusive BRM Freerolls 6x€25/day

Tags: exclusive freerolls, poker, pokerminds
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by "M".

pokermindsWe're happy to announce that PokerMinds has joined our freeroll program and are offering all members of BankrollMob €1,550 in freeroll prizes until the 31st of August. That's no less then six (6) daily €25 freerolls for you to enjoy until the end of August.

Please note that we're not offering a leaderboard for the August PokerMinds freerolls.

Check out the freeroll schedule here!

Join PokerMinds and get a first deposit bonus of 100% up to €600 and 27% LIFETIME rakeback!

Players residing in France, Malta and the USA are NOT eligible for this offer.

 

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jul
15

888poker: Get 24 Hours of Freeroll Tickets

Tags: 88 free, 888poker, freerolls, no deposit bonus, poker
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by "M".

888poker

888poker invites NEW players to play poker around the clock for $10,000 in guaranteed prizes in the "24/7 Freerolls" Campaign!

Players who register from 13.7  to 2.9 will get access to 24 hours of freerolls from the time they sign up, no deposit needed!
Once you make your first deposit using promo code: NONSTOP247 , you will receive another 48 hours of Freeerolls.

That's $20,000 more in guaranteed prizes to play for. What's more, you can reload your "Freeroll Meter" every day by completing personal poker challenges.

On top of the 24 hours of freerolls, new players also get 888poker's amazing $88 FREE when they register an account - No Deposit Required!

888poker

This bonus is ONLY available for new players residing in Australia, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Japan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Finland, Slovenia, Singapore, Hungary, India and Poland.

888poker

mar
21

Poker Game Turned Violent

Tags: fight, home game, poker, police
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 by "T".

A Florida Keys man was arrested and a second man was taken to the hospital following a poker game that turned ugly on Thursday morning in Marathon, Florida Keys. Deputies were called to the scene about 2 a.m. and met up with the victim's brother outside the house, where the poker game was taking place.


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mar
19

Barry Greenstein On His Golf Career

Tags: barry greenstein, computer science, golf, maths, Phil Ivey, poker
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by "T".

We all know that Barry Greenstein is one of heck of a poker player, both live and online. However, not everyone knows that he is very good at maths and that he used to be extremly good at computer science and golf!

The latter is something the 59-year-old Team PokerStars Pro wrote passionately about in his latest blog "My Golf Career". Barry wrote, for example, that he started playing golf at the age of 12 and that he won the caddy golf championship only 2 years laters. Check out the entire blog below to find out more (psst... there will be some stuff about Phil Ivey!).


Read more » Barry Greenstein On His Golf Career

feb
19

Tennis and Poker in Egypt

Tags: blog, blogger TNSTNS, Egypt, poker, tennis
Blog post published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, written by hemuli.

Life is good in EgyptI have now been in Egypt for more than 1,5 week to play tennis... and also some poker. I made it to the semi-finals in the first tournament I played (tennis).


Read more » Tennis and Poker in Egypt

jan
20

Introducing SuitedAce: 200% up to $2,000!

Tags: 200% up to $2000, poker, SuitedAce, welcome bonus
Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 by "M".

SuitedAceWe are very pleased to intoduce our latest poker partner - SuitedAce!


SuitedAce is owned by International Gaming Cooperation Limited with the license to operate from the Isle of Man. The poker platform was launched in July 2013 with the aim of the founders to provide a fun yet safe environment for all players especially to newbies. SuitedAce is purpose built for Asians, having made its presence known in Asia Pacific region through both online and land based poker events. With the slogan “Where the World Plays Poker”, they aim to connect Asians and Europeans poker players through our exciting promotions that include bonuses, qualifications for live poker events and big cash prizes.

SuitedAce use an independent proprietary software. The downloadable software is very user-friendly and easily navigated. You will be able to enjoy the following poker games: Texas Hold'em, Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo and Razz. Please note that SuitedAce servers run with the GMT +8 time zone.
SuitedAce supports both the Chinease and the English languages.

SuitedAce offers all eligible members of BankrollMob.com a first deposit offer of 200% up to $2,000! Click here for more information!
Players residing in the following countries are Not eligible for this offer: United States of America, Israel, Turkey.

jan
14

New Poker Partner: Full Flush Poker (US Players Welcome)!

Tags: Full Flush Poker, Poker, Welcome Bonus
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by "M".

fullflushpoker

We are happy to introduce our latest poker brand to you - Full Flush Poker!

Full Flush Poker is owned and operated by Equity Poker Network (EPN) and considered to be as their flagship poker site. It was actually first launched on September 2013, and founded by a group of entrepreneurs as well as online poker industry veterans who dream of having an online poker network that provides online players a secure environment.


Get 150% up to $450 plus 20% Instant Cashback!
Full Flush Poker has a great welcome package to all eligible players. If you make your first deposit of $25 or more, you will get a 150% welcome bonus. If you deposit $50 or more, you will also get an instant cashback of 20%. Please note that the instant cashback of 20% is available for every deposit of $50 or more - not only your first deposit.

But it doesn't stop there...If you deposit over $125 you will automatically receive 2200 Promo Bucks, with these you can enter into Full Flush Poker's Sunday Blowout $5k GTD running every Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

Click here for more information about Full Flush Poker!


Read more » New Poker Partner: Full Flush Poker (US Players Welcome)!

oct
22

Exclusive BRM tourney at William Hill Poker: €250 Added + a €55 tourney token for the winner!

Tags: exclusive tournament, freerolls, poker, william hill poker
Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by "M".

whBankrollMob has teamed up with William Hill Poker for an exclusive BRM member tournament this coming Sunday (27th of October) at 19:00 CET!

There's both cash (€250 added) for the top finishers and a tourney ticket (€55 General Token) waiting for the winner!


Read more » Exclusive BRM tourney at William Hill Poker: €250 Added + a €55 tourney token for the winner!

sep
6

Football Star Gerard Piqué Ready For Day 2 of EPT Barcelona High Roller

Tags: barelona, ept barcelona, Gerard Piqué, high roller, poker
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 by "T".

Gerard Piqué, a Spanish footballer who plays as central defender for FC Barcelona, is doing very well in the €10,000 High Roller! In fact, he built a sweet 308,500 stack during Day 1 and is currently ranked 5th of the remaining 98 players (168 entries in total). Leading the way into Day 2 is Ole Schemion who bagged up 393,600 thanks to some big pots during the last stages of the day.

Besides Schemion and Piqué, big names such as Eugene Katchalov, David Benefield, Chino Rheem and Ludovic Lacay will all bring healthy stacks to Day 2, which begins on Friday at 12 p.m. with registration open until 11:45 a.m. Friday morning. In other words, we might see some late entrants and some players using their second bullet.

 

sep
4

United States Senator Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing

Tags: forbes, iphone, john mccain, poker, united states senator
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 by "T".

According to Forbes, United States Senator John McCain was playing poker on his iPhone during a 3+ hour senate hearing on whether or not the country should send missiles into Syria and get involved in a war that has claimed over 100,000 lives so far.

The image of McCain's mobile phone was taken by Washington Post photographer Melina Mara, and after it was passed on to Twitter, McCain tweeted the following: 

jul
23

Daniel Negreanu Is Back With Another Video Blog!

Tags: 2013 wsop, daniel negreanu, poker, rant, toronto, video blog
Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by "T".

After 2 months of silence, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu was back with a new edition of his very popular Rant last Sunday. In a 20-minute video, Negreanu talks about his 2013 World Series of Poker, his chase for several Player of the Year titles, recently implemented tournament rules that he doesn't like, and more.

may
7

Swede Won MiniFTOPS XXII Main event ($152,640)

Tags: full tilt online poker series, lawnmower0, MiniFTOPS XXII, poker, sverige, sweden
Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 by "T".

The Main Event of MiniFTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) XXII saw a field of about 14,000 players last weekend. The tournament started at 19:15 CET on Sunday and it took 14,5 hours of play before a winner had been crowned. lawnower0, of Sweden, was the last man standing and received an increadible first prize of $152,640! The final table included another Swedish poker player as well (HejaLuppen), but he finished in 8th place for $14,000 and was never among the big stacks who battled for the title!

Final table results:
1) lawnmower0  $152 640
2) silentmaster $102 500
3) donvito1st $72 500
4) p00cket00  $52 000
5) floppin_ell $37 000
6) Piri0 $26 500
7) AISHA JASMIN $19 000
8) HejaLuppen  $14 000
9) Intervention $9900

apr
23

Illegal Casino Busted in Russia

Tags: busted, illegal casino, moscow, poker, police, raid, russia, slot machines
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by "T".

Moscow police have shut down an illegal casino that was being operated on the premises of a former sugar refinery in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said in an statement on Monday. The owners of the casino were making approximately 10 million rubles (around $300,000) a day, police said.


Read more » Illegal Casino Busted in Russia

apr
15

Trickett Looking For A Personal Trainer

Tags: england, football, personal trainer, poker, sam trickett, twitter
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 by "T".

Sam Trickett, 26, was a very promising football player as young and had a bright future envisaged, but a knee injury crushed his dreams of becoming a football pro and instead he started playing poker in 2005. Today he's considered one of the best poker players in the world and he has almost $20,000,000 in live tournament winnings. Besides poker, he's still trying to stay in shape - not on the football pitch but by frequently visiting the gym.

However, it seems like he's not fully satisfied with the results, because last week he tweeted that he was looking for a personal trainer to travel with him to Macau, Monte Carlo and Las Vegas for the next 2-3 months. If you got what it takes, you can send him a message on twitter. Good luck!

apr
5

Isildur1 Wins $1.7 Million

Tags: Ben Tollerene, Bttech86, full tilt poker, high stakes, isildur1, poker, viktor blom
Posted on Friday, April 05, 2013 by "T".

On thursday, Viktor "isildur1" Blom took on Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene at Full Tilt's $500/$1000 CAP PLO tables. After about 1 hour of play Blom had won $60k from Tollerene and they agreed to open 2 new tables. Blom's lead had increased to around $200,000 after 2 hours of play and, once again, the two decided to split and open up new tables.

Blom went on a insane winning streak after this and it almost seemed like the poker gods sided with him in every single pot. After 5 hours and 40 minutes of heads up action, the two high stakes pros called it a day. Blom had won $1.7 million from Tollerene and, believe it or not, he had almost $1.1 million on one table alone. Blom is now (once again) the biggest winner online of 2013. He has won $4,065,079 according to highstakesdb - about $200,000 more than the second biggest winner: "PostflopAction".

Free Poker Bankroll at Full Tilt Poker - $10 No Deposit Bonus

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apr
1

BREAKING NEWS: PokerStars To Launch Breathalyzer

Tags: alcohol, april fools, Breathalyser, cash games, poker, pokerstars, usb interlock
Posted on Monday, April 01, 2013 by "T".

Ignition interlock devices or breath alcohol ignition interlock devices have been around for quite a few years now, but so far they have almost exclusively been used in vehicles and by police to make sure that drivers aren't under the influence of alcohol. However, in the next few weeks a breathalyzer test will be required by some product testers who want to play cash games on PokerStars.


Read more » BREAKING NEWS: PokerStars To Launch Breathalyzer

feb
13

New Witness Comes Forward In Murder Case

Tags: Michael Kuhlman, Michael Kuhlman, murder, poker, shooting
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by "T".

Michael Kuhlman, 36, was shot and killed in his home in Saginaw Township, USA in May 2012 while hosting a poker party. One man was charged in the case, 24-year-old Quintel West, but on Monday the trial was delayed after the defence attorney claimed to have found a witness that could help her client.


Read more » New Witness Comes Forward In Murder Case

feb
8

The Former World Champion's Bar Has Been Shut Down

Tags: Cadas Poker and Sports Grill, closed, joe cada, poker, shut down, usa
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013 by "T".

Cada's Poker and Sports Grill in Sterling Heights has been closed down temporary. The owners, Jerry Cada (Joe's father) and Patrick Bernhardt, voluntarily closed the place while an investigation into its liquor license is under way.


Read more » The Former World Champion's Bar Has Been Shut Down

jan
23

High-Roller Sentenced To Jail For Defrauding UK Banks

Tags: Achilleas The Don Kallakis, Alex William, casino, fraud, high-stakes, jail, poker, real estate
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by "T".

Last week a Greek businessman and poker player was sentenced to 7 years in jail for defrauding UK banks out of some 750 million British Pounds. Achilleas "The Don" Kallakis, 44, lived a jet-set lifestyle of high-stakes real estate purchases and casino/poker gambling. In total, he invested in 16 real estates for €120,000,0000 from 2003 to 2008 and had a private jet, helicopter and super yacht moored in Monaco. He was well known on the casino circuit, spending large sums on backgammon and poker.


Read more » High-Roller Sentenced To Jail For Defrauding UK Banks

jan
17

Two Men Accused Of Robbing Women Of Her Video Poker Cash

Tags: poker, police, portland, robbery, video poker
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 by "T".

Two men are each being held on $500,000 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center because they are being accused of robbing a women in Portland of her approximately $1,000 video poker winnings. The victim told police that she had been at a bar with Nickolas D. Fisher, 22, and Joshua Dean Lauritsen, 25, on the night of January 6. Later that night, she was getting a lift in Lauritsen's car. Lauritsen turned down a side street and stopped while Fisher drove up behind them...


Read more » Two Men Accused Of Robbing Women Of Her Video Poker Cash

jan
4

Negreanu: "My Ex-Wife Helped Me Become a Better Man"

Tags: 2013, daniel negreanu, ex-wife, poker, rant, video blog
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2013 by "T".

Daniel Negreanu posted his first rant of 2013 on Wednesday. This time Daniel discussed charity, his poker goals for 2013 and his divorce from his ex-wife, who helped him become a better person.

dec
27

Daniel Negreanu Looking For A Future Wife

Tags: daniel negreanu, high stakes, miss hungary, poker, pokerstars, single, the Millionaire Matchmaker
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 by "T".

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, who dated the 2008 Miss Earth Hungary for some time in 2011, is tired of being single. The truth is... he's so tired of being alone that he took part in the American reality show The Millionaire Matchmaker to find his perfect partner. The TV show, which is presented by Patti Stanger, aims to match millionaire males with a future wife. According to a recent tweet, Negreanu will appear in the first episode of season 6, which is set to air on January 10th.

Here is a teaser of season 6 of The Millionaire Matchmaker:

nov
29

Barry Greenstein: "sometimes finding the best game means traveling"

Tags: atlantic city, barry greenstein, girlfriend, las vegas, los angeles, philadelphia, poker, travel
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 by "T".

On Wednesday, Barry "the Robin Hood of poker" Greenstein posted a blog on traveling to find the best games in poker. Barry wrote that he hasn't been traveling much as of late and as a result of that he has missed out on many good games.

"One of the things that I haven't done recently as much as I should have is travel to play in good games. When I was younger and single, if there was a good poker situation I found out where it was and went there, because I was free to travel. I just hopped on a plane, had some contacts, and got in the game.


Read more » Barry Greenstein: "sometimes finding the best game means traveling"

nov
27

French Parliament Members Caught Playing Poker

Tags: french parliament, iphone, poker, scandal, tablets
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by "T".

According to a recent article in The Telegraph, photographers from the Assembly's press balcony caught several, including ministers, playing poker, ordering clothes, reading adult cartoons etc on their tablets and mobiles in the chamber sessions instead of lawmaking. Below are parts from The Telegraph's article. 

Danièle Hoffmann, Socialist MP for Paris admitted to reading the papers via her tablet. "It's very practical. We're totally up to date and will soon receive amendments directly online, which will be progress," she told Le Parisien (a French newspaper).


Read more » French Parliament Members Caught Playing Poker

nov
21

Police Neighbourhood Team Fired for Playing Poker on Duty

Tags: England, neighbourhood policing team, poker, The Metropolitan Police, united kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by "T".

An entire neighbourhood policing team has been dismissed after they were disocoverd playing poker during working hours. The group, from Bromley in south-east London, were discover after an undercover operation in 2010 by the Metropolitan Police Service's Directorate of Professional Standards.


Read more » Police Neighbourhood Team Fired for Playing Poker on Duty

nov
20

Tony G and Manchester United

Tags: charity, Jonny Evans, manchester united, party poker, poker, tony g
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by "T".

Tony G recently provided poker lessons to six players of the Manchester United soccer team (Refael da Silva, Phil Jonas, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Jonny Evans and Danny Welbeck) for a charity tournament arranged by the club and filmed for MUTV. Tony G didn't take part in the tournament but he provided commentary for the broadcast. Evans, who plays as defender for his club, eventually took down the title after defeating Fletcher heads-up to retain the title he won last year.

Here is a short clip from the charity tournament:

nov
13

Lisa Simpson Plays High-Stakes Poker

Tags: Abie, Gone, Gone, homer, instructional dvd, jennifer tilly, lisa simpson, poker, the simpsons
Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by "T".

On Sunday, the long-awaited poker episiode of The Simpsons was finally broadcasted: "Gone, Abie, Gone." The main theme focused on Abe (Homer's dad) and a mistress he met while performing music at various bars during his 30s. Meanwhile Homer is burned while ordering onion rings at Krusty Burger. He sues the restaurant, gets $5,000, then deposits the money into an online site because Moe tells him that it's safer than a normal bank account.


Read more » Lisa Simpson Plays High-Stakes Poker

nov
6

Gambling-Addicted Nun Accused of Stealing $128k!

Tags: addiction, casino, gambling, nun, poker, Sister Mary Anne Rapp
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 by "T".

Sister Mary Anne Rapp, a nun in Orleans County, N.Y. was ordered to court last Monday. Reason? She is being accused of stealing $128,000 from two churches between 2006 and 2010. According to The Buffalo News, the authorities believe the money was spent gambling. According to another news site, Rapp has spent 9 1/2 months receiving in-patient treatment for a gambling addiction and is still in recovery, but she still faces a criminal charge of grand larceny following her thefts from St. Mary and St. Mark congregations.

"This is a difficult time for all of us," Sister Edith Wyss, a minister who knows the defendant, told the Associated Press, "especially those of us who have lived and worked with Sister Mary Anne for her nearly 50 years in our community."

 

nov
1

"The Taxman" Will Take 43% of Merson's Winnings

Tags: 2012 wsop, greg merson, las vegas, main event, poker, russ fox, taxable talk, world champion
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 by "T".

Russ Fox, a tax consult based in Las Vegas, has in the past few years been calculating how much the WSOP Main Event finalists will get to keep after paying taxes. This year $10,028,396 of the $27,258,025 final table prize pool should be taxed. The biggest tax bite will be taken from the winner Gregory Merson...


Read more » "The Taxman" Will Take 43% of Merson's Winnings

oct
18

Matthew Salsberg to create a tv-series about poker

Tags: freerolls, matthew salsberg, no deposit bonus, poker, WPT Grand Prix de Paris
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2012 by "M".

matthewsalsbergHollywood writer and producer Matthew Salsberg who is known for his work on some very successful tv series like Weeds and Entourage, has recently announced that he is working on a new tv series project that will be set in the international poker circuit.

During an interview with Giovanni Angioni at the EPT San Remo, Salsberg unfolded the project that combines his two passions in life - writing and poker:
"...But right now I have a show in development that I’m working on and it’s about poker players so there is probably a mix of fifty people in the room that I could potentially put there".

Salsberg was later asked for more details on his upcoming tv project:
"It’s about guys in their twenties that travel the circuit playing poker. It’s going to be a comedy but sort of a pretty realistic one. Reasonably realistic, let’s say".


Read more » Matthew Salsberg to create a tv-series about poker

oct
16

Brian Townsend to Run 156 Miles Through the Sahara Desert!

Tags: brian townsend, high stakes, poker, race, running, sahara desert
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by "T".

It's been a while since we've heared anything from Brian Townsend, but apparently it's not because he's been chillin' out at some beach or something like that. Believe it or not, but the American high stakes poker pro has been training day and night for an upcoming Sahara Desert Race and therefore had very little time to spare for poker.


Read more » Brian Townsend to Run 156 Miles Through the Sahara Desert!

sep
26

Rafa Dream Day: Win the chance to play poker and hang out with Rafael Nadal!

Tags: poker, pokerstars, rafa dream day, rafael nadal
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by "T".

Yesterday PokerStars announced an exciting new promotion that gives players the chance to play tennis and poker against Rafael Nadal. Between September 24 and October 2, there will be freerolls (Rafa Dream Day) five times per day, plus $1.10 qualifiers available every 2 hours around the clock.

The winner of each free roll and the top three players in the $1.10 qualifier will win a seat in the final that takes place on Oct. 21 at 12:00 ET. The winner of the final will meet Rafa in Spain, play tennis with him, and receive poker lessons from his personal poker coach. All players finishing in places 2-31 will received a signed baseball cap.

Click here for more info.

 

 

sep
4

Michael Phelps Wins Big in Vegas

Tags: 2012 london olympics, Caesars palace, las vegas, michael phelps, poker
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 by "T".

Michael Phelps has won an incredible 18 gold medals at the Olympics, including his last win of the 4x100-Meter Medley Relay at the London 2012 Olympics. After the Olympics in London came to an end, about a month ago, Phelps announced that he was retiring from swimming, and he also revelaed in some interviews that he would spend more time playing poker.


Read more » Michael Phelps Wins Big in Vegas

aug
22

Poker Players Blackmailed & Robbed

Tags: blackmail, casino cosmopol, gothenburg, poker
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by "T".

Today Sweden's biggest newspaper Aftonbladet wrote that some of Sweden's most well-known poker players have fallen victim to blackmailing and robbery. For example: one of the players was forced to hand over 224,000 sek (about 27,000 Euro) in cash at Casino Cosmopol in Gothenburg, Sweden, after being threatened with a gun to his head in his own home.


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jul
26

Rafael Nadal talks poker with Victoria Coren

Tags: london olympics, poker, pokerstars, rafael nadal, tennis, victoria coren
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 by "T".

In case you missed it: Tennis pro Rafael Nadal recently joined PokerStars Team SportStars. Rafa has won 11 Grand Slam titles so far, with his most recent win being the 2012 French Open. However, he will not take part in the London Olympics because of continuing knee problems. PokerStars Pro Victoria Coren had a chat with with Nadal about poker and tennis.

jun
27

2012 WSOP: 6th Italian WSOP Winner in History wins event #44

Tags: Dario Alioto, Dario Minieri, Jeffrey Lisandro, Max Pescatori, Nelson Robinson, No-limit Holdem, Poker, Valter Farina, WSOP
Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by "M".

wsopThe 6th Italian to ever win a Gold Bracelet in the history of the WSOP was declared the winner of the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event #44 which concluded late on Tuesday eve.

Rocco Palumbo of Genoa was the last remaining player of the 2,949 entrants that battled it out for three long days at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Besides the Gold Bracelet, Palumbo left the ESPN Main stage with $464,464 in prize money and could proudly enter the exclusive group of Italian WSOP winners which up until Tuesday eve only included Valter Farina, Dario Minieri, Dario Alioto, Jeffrey Lisandro and Max Pescatori.

Palumbo's  previous WSOP record shows a 81st placement in this year's No-Limit Hold'em event #41 which earned him $8,791.

The runner up was the american poker pro Nelson Robinson whose past WSOP merits dates back to 2009 and includes 6 cashes and total earnings of $262,381.

jun
26

2012 WSOP: Event #41 & #43

Tags: Event, Greg Ostrander, Henry Lu, Neil Channing, No-limit Holdem, Poker, WSOP
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by "M".

wsopMonday night presented two new first-time Gold Bracelet winners in the events #41 & #43.

Event #41, the $3,000 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em, resulted in the 1,000th bracelet to be won in the WSOP history and it was the american, former police officer and Calvin Klein menswear model, Greg Ostrander that walked away with the jewlery but also the amazing first prize of $742,072. Ostrander's WSOP records shows total winnings of $43,968 from 2011 where he ended up in the money in two events: event #58: No-Limit Hold'em Championship where he finished 232nd which gave him $40,654 and a 160th placement in the No-Limit Hold’em event #38 where he earned $3,314.

After his win, WSOP.com published a short interview with Ostrander where he answered the question What is toughest -- being a model, a poker player, or a police officer?
Ostrander replied: "The toughest is probably a poker player because you don’t have benefits thrown at you.  It is a grind, you can have one large score that would set you for life, but if you do not and just have a chunk of scores the variance is so great and that is why people have a lot of backers.  As far as job wise, being a cop is probably the best because financially it was fine, benefits were awesome, you had vacation and everything was there for you.  But the modeling was toughest -- being out in front of people in my underwear was kind of tough!"

Event #43, the $1,500 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em, gave the 22 year old, Broklyn born Henry Lu  his first Gold Bracelet and a healthy cash prize of $654,380 for being the last man standing out of the 2,770 entrants that battled it out for three days. Henry Lu's previous WSOP merits shows a total of $15,558 in winnings from last year's event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em in which he finished at 79th place and the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event #18 that placed him on 56th place.
The runner up was UK's Neil Channing who, according to WSOP.com, "barely missed the chance at what would have been his long-awaited first WSOP victory". Mr. Channing's WSOP past dates back all the way to 2001 and shows total WSOP earnings of $768,531.

jun
22

2012 WSOP Event #36: Craig McCorkell - UK's first WSOP 2012 Winner

Tags: Antonio Esfandiari, Craig McCorkell, Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, Poker, WSOP
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 by "M".

wsopThursday night delivered some of the best poker action so far in the 2012 WSOP. It was the No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event that brought on some of the loudest crowds at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in this year's WSOP. UK's Craig McCorkell was the last man standing after the battle. The victory resulted in 2012's first British Gold Bracelet and a healthy bag of money for McCorkell - $368,593.

When only three players remained in the game, the 2004 Pot-Limit Hold'em winner Antonio Esfandiari was holding an estimated 80% of the chips.  Then something happened...
WSOP.com reporter Nolan Dalla explains the events: "the most stunning turn of events at this year’s WSOP took place when Esfandiari not only lost the chip lead, he was ultimately knocked out of the tournament.  All it took were three brutal hands for “the Magician” to completely disappear from the ESPN Main Stage".

Esfandiari went all-in with a pocket of 9's facing Jeremiah Fitzpatrick's pocket 7's. The flop showed a 7 and Fitzpatrick, who's best WSOP record shows a 102nd placement in 2009's No Limit Hold'em event 11, terminated Esfandiari. Fitzpatrick was in a great position for the Gold Bracelet.

Thirty minutes into the heads-up between Fitzpatrick and McCorkell, the chips had turned to McCorkell's favour. The final hand gave McCorkell the bracelet with a pair of eights. Nolan Dalla describes the last hand of event 36 as "Oddly enough, the final board was an inappropriately anti-climatic swan song of a thrilling final table that included  nine full hours of ecstasy, tragedy, jubilation, and heartbreak".

may
13

Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal

Tags: buddhist, gambling, high stakes, monks, poker, scandal
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2012 by "T".

Reuters, an international news agancy, reports that a group of 6 Buddhist monks have resigned after a video filmed secretly showed them playing high-stakes poker, drinking and smoking at a memorial event for dead Zen master. Seongho, a senior monk, said that about $875,000 was on the table during the cash game that lasted for about 13 hours.


Read more » Monks Caught in High-Stakes Cash Game Scandal

apr
4

Unibet Poker is launching Fast Poker - Get a €10 Free Bonus

Tags: betting, casino, free bonus, freerolls, leaderboards, poker, poker bonus, unibet
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by "A".

unibetOur new partner, Unibet Poker, is launching a new poker product today - Fast Poker! To mark this event, Unibet Poker is offering the fastest players to register a Fast Poker Alias a €10 Free Bonus to start playing!

What is Fast Poker?
Fast Poker is Unibet’s take on the very popular and action filled Rush Poker that was introduced by a former very famous online poker brand. Unibet’s Fast Poker enables players to fold whole cards they don’t want to play and immediately get new ones. The game is faster, the shootouts are much more exciting. Fast Poker takes the normal poker game to warp speed! (See more info on Fast Poker below)


New Unibet Players – get an additional instant €10!
If you don’t have a Unibet Poker account, you can claim the €10 for Fast Poker as an additional instant bonus. All you have to do is to make any deposit (any size) so that you have funds in your "Main wallet", or alternatively move funds from your casino/betting/poker wallet to the main wallet in order to get the extra €10 Fast Poker Bonus.


How to claim the Fast Poker €10 Fast Poker Bonus if you are a new player at Unibet:
-    Create a Unibet Poker account here!
-    Make a deposit (any size) - make sure funds go to your "main wallet".
-    Download the Fast Poker client.
-    Create your Fast Poker Alias.
-    €10 Fast Poker Bonus will be on your account ready for playing!
But act fast, because this offer is only available to the first 4000 Unibet players who create a Fast Poker alias.

Unibet Poker – New BankrollMob Partner - Exclusive offers!
We recently partnered up with Unibet. Check out our exclusive Unibet Poker, Casino and Betting offers below:

Unibet Leaderboard - €8,825 IN PRIZES - APR. 1 TO JUN. 30!
We have three daily €25 freerolls at Unibet.
The prize (euros) you win in the freeroll(s) are converted directly to points for the leaderboard, ie. €9.75 prize win will give you 9.75 points on the leaderboard. You also get to keep the euros in your Unibet account.
When the leaderboard ends, top 30 players will win their share of the €1,000 prize pool, directly to their Unibet account. Top 200 win entry to a €1,000 freeroll. Click here to register!

Unibet Poker Deposit Bonus up to €500 - click here!

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dec
1

Facebook to enter the Igaming industry?

Tags: facebook, gambling, igaming, poker, real-money
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 by "T".

A report posted yesterday morning by EgamingReview is suggesting that Facebook is looking to lunch real-money gambling in the UK. According to the report, Facebook has spoken with up to 20 online gaming experts and potential facilitators over the last 6 months and will try to get 8 licenses for UK operators to offer real-money gambling apps. If it works out fine in the UK, Facebook are then planning on getting licenses for the rest of Europe as well.

If Facebook get the necessary licenses to operate in the UK, and maybe the rest of Europe, it might be a real industry changer as Facebok has such a huge customer base. However, the future will tell whether or not people actually wanna play poker for real-money through a Facebook application.

 

nov
29

Tobey Maguire settles lawsuit

Tags: illegal home games, lawsuit, poker, spiderman, tobey maguire
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by "T".

Tobey Maguire, who won $311,000 in illegal home games, will pay $80,000 each to the former clients of Brand Ruderman, who currently is serving time in Texas jail after being convicted of wire fraud and investment adviser fraud. Maguire is now one of 14 people (out of 22) who have settled their cases. Howard Ehrenberg, the bankruptcy trustee who sued the group, said on Monday that the poker settlement total more than $1.7 million. According to Ehrenberg, Maguire's payout is the in same range as the other who agreed to settlements.

"He did not end up with any better settlement than the others," Ehrenberg said.

 

nov
23

"ElkY" didn't stand a chance against "RaSZi"

Tags: boxing, elky, kickboxing, poker, prop bet, RaSZi
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by "T".

Yesterday the long-awaited kickboxing match between PokerStars Pros Lex "RaSZi" Veldhuis, from Holland, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, from France, took place. The 27-year-old Dutchman had a lot more experience in kickboxing and took the command straight away.

ElkY survived the first round, but a bit into the second round he got a kicked in the face and fell to the floor. He managed to get up again for a few minutes before Veldhuis kicked him down once again.

Here you can see the whole match:

nov
11

New Gift Offers from BankrollMob - PKR & Chili Poker

Tags: bankrollmob, chili poker, free gifts, neteller, pkr, poker
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011 by "M".

giftoffersBankrollMob is happy to present two new exclusive gift offers that are available for you to claim on our new Free Gifts page - here!

PKR Free Gift 2,500 Mob Points ($25)
This gift offer will give you 1,500 PKR Points as soon as you deposit a minimum of $10. Once you have earned another 1,500 PKR Points,  you will be credited with 2,500 Mob Points ($25) that will be available for you to cashout:

How to claim:
1. Go to the PKR Gift Offer here! (to view all Gift Offers visit our Free Gifts page).
2. Deposit just $10 (or more, if you want).
3. Earn 1,500 PKR points (total 3,000 PKR points).
4. Request your free gift from BankrollMob: 2500 MobPoints ($25), which you can easily cashout, to sites such as NETELLER.

How to earn PKR Points:
Tournaments - you get 100 PKR Points for every $1 you spend in entry fees. The entry fee for a tournament is the additional charge made by PKR for hosting the event. In most cases this fee is equivalent to ten per cent of the buy-in.
Real Money Tables - PKR Points are awarded on raked hands played on real money tables. They are calculated against the amount that you’ve put into the pot divided between the other players at the table. That means the bigger the pot, the more PKR Points everyone gets. Your points are also based on the amount that you put into the pot – so the more you contribute yourself, the more PKR Points you’ll earn in the hand.
The maximum number of PKR Points that can be earned in any hand is capped at 300, in the same way as maximum rake.

Chili Poker Free Gift of 5,000 Mob Points ($50)
This great iPoker room is offering a $50 Gift Offer for Mob members. In order to claim the Gift you do have to make a minimum deposit of $20 and earn 400 FPP (Frequent Player Points).

How to claim:
1. Go to the Chili Poker Gift Offer here! (to view all Gift Offers visit our Free Gifts page).   
2. Make a deposit at Chilipoker of just $20 (or more, if you want), using bonus code BRMGIFT.
3. Earn 400 FPP at Chilipoker.
4. Request your free gift from BankrollMob: 5000 MobPoints ($50), which you can easily cashout to sites such as NETELLER.

How to earn FPPs at Chili Poker:
You earn FPPs as soon as you start playing at Chilipoker, whether you play tournaments or ring games.
Tournaments - for the lowest level of loyalty players (White Card), you will earn 15 FPPs per $1 spent in tournament fees. The higher you climb on the Chili Poker loyalty scheme, the more FPPs you will earn per $1.
Ring Games - you receive FPPs as soon as you invest at least $0.01 in the pot, no matter how much you contribute. To earn 1 FPP, you need to rake $0.25-$0.5 as a White Card player.

oct
19

ThePokerTrader.com Poker vs. Trading

Tags: bankrollmob.com, financial trading, no deposit bonus, poker, thepokertrader.com
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by "M".

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We are happy to announce a new and exciting collaboration with one of the most successfull platforms for financial trading. ThePokerTrader.com has specialized in educating poker players and converting their already strategic way of thinking and skill based approach and turning them into winners on the financial markets.
By identifying the similarities between poker and financial trading, ThePokerTrader.com offers an opportunity to learn how to apply your poker skills in financial markets that trades $3.7 trillion dollars every day.

So what are the similarities?
The whole mentality of poker players is to get the edge, find the fish, and calculate possible risk and success in percentages terms. This translates directly into the kind of attitude and plan you needed to trade any financial product, from FX, to stocks, CFDs and futures.
Another major appeal of poker is the ability to play 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there always seems to be a table to play at. Also the money involved is the biggest it has ever been with games to suit all budgets. Again, this translates directly to the financial markets and trading. The FX markets for example allow anyone to trade currency 24 hours a day 5 days a week.
The below poker terms parallels into financial trading:

ONLINE POKER ONLINE TRADING
Strategy -The systems and rules you put in place to minimise risk and maximise profits. Analysis - Fundamental and technical analysis of information to trade and make profits.
Rake - The amount taken out of every pot by the game provider. Spread - The amount taken by the market provider to pay for each trade.
Rake back - The amount offered to players for loyalty and turnover. Rebates - The amount offered back to traders for volume of business.
Bot - Short for "robot". A program that plays poker online with no (or minimal) human intervention. Black box - A computer algorithm that trades in the markets for profit.
Bad Beat - To have a band that is a large urxierdog beat a heavily favored hand. Swings - To go with the market trend and still lose money.
Table - Where you see and play your opponents. Platform - Where you see the market and the prices you wish to trade.

£50 Exclusive No Deposit Bonus for BankrollMob members!

That's right, the BankrollMob is giving you a chance to bring your poker skills to the financial markets - for free!

Click here and claim your £50 No Deposit Bonus!

oct
4

Titan Poker presents Back Bet

Tags: backbet, no deposit bonus, poker, titan poker
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 by "M".

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Titan Poker has recently launched their new Back Bet promotion which makes it possible for you to place side bets on several different outcomes of your poker hand. This way you can raise your stakes and maximise your winnings. Titan Poker is offering special No Limit Hold’em tables in their poker client to host the Back Bet feature.

How does it work?
You do need to be involved in the game in order to be able to side bet. Simply, take a seat at the table. As soon as you receive your cards a Back Bet icon next to the table will appear. Once you click the icon, a sidebar will open with all the betting options for the available Back Bet games.
Your stake will be taken directly from your account balance - not from your table balance. The bet currencies go according to the table you’re playing on.

What can I bet on?
Betting the board cards:
Before the flop is drawn, you will be able to bet on your prediction of the community cards. Among the betting options you will find:
- All black/red flop.
- One card of a certain suit hitting the flop.
- One card of 9 and above.
- One card of Q and above.
- One card of 4 and below, suited cards etc.

Betting on your next pocket cards:
Place your bet and cash in on your prediction of your next pocket cards. The odds will appear before your cards are dealt. You have numerous bet options: pairs, blackjack, 2 high cards, 2 low cards, 2 face cards, suited and connecters.

Betting on the outcome of your folded cards:
Even if you fold your hand you can still make a killing on betting on the outcome that hand. The options are many; bet that your hole cards and community cards will form a straight, on the turn, bet that one of your hole cards will form a pair with one of the board cards and much more.

$150 No Deposit Bonus at Titan Poker

BankrollMob is offering an exclusive No Deposit Bonus at Titan Poker  - click here to claim!

aug
30

Poker Loco Online Forum Challenge

Tags: freeroll, poker, poker loco, tournaments
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by "M".

pokerloco

Represent BankrollMob

BankrollMob is proud to present the Online Forum Challenge sponsored by the outstanding Ongame poker room -Poker Loco.
The challenge is made up by two events and a total of $2,000 in prize money. It all kicks off on the 3rd of September with $500 Freeroll event at 2pm ET. Event nr. 2 is a $1,500 Added tournament on Sunday the 4th of September at 2pm ET.
BankrollMob hosts the best poker players in the industry and you have an exclusive chance to represent us by the instructions below:

pokerloco

pokerloco

Forum Prizes
Each of the event has $250 added as Forum Prizes above the normal prizes. The forum prizes will be paid to the top 3 forums:
1st - $125 private money added tournament.
2nd - $75 tournament.
3rd - $50 private money event.
The winners will be determined by adding the total points earned from each forum members. In both events the top 30 finishers will get points that will count towards the challenge
Read more » Poker Loco Online Forum Challenge


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