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ESPN to Broadcast Two Live World Series of Poker Events in 2012

ESPN to Broadcast Two Live World Series of Poker Events in 2012 | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

Once again in 2012 the World Series of Poker Main Event Final table will be broadcast live with a 15 minute time delay.



Another WSOP final event will also be broadcast live with the same delay. The player hole cards will also be revealed as part of the airing for both events on ESPN.


The million dollar buy-in “Big One For One Drop” will be televised live and is expected to draw some top name pros.


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Hellmuth Says US No Online Poker in 2012

Hellmuth Says US No Online Poker in 2012 | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

A lot of poker players are beginning to comment and predict as to what they believe is going to happen to the US online poker industry such as Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson. Phil Hellmuth is the latest poker player to voice his opinion, and he claimed that online poker would not be legalized this year.


Phil Hellmuth was interviewed by Tatjana Pasalic who uses the handle “Tatty Tats.” Hellmuth had initially been of the opinion that online poker would be legalized and regulated in the year 2011 before Christmas. He also mentioned that he was surprised that the legislation had not been passed. Later he believed that it would happen by February but now has changed his mind and believes that it is not likely to get legalized by the year 2012. He claimed that if the US poker legislation was not passed by April, then it would not happen in the year 2012 at all, on account of it being an election year.

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Barney Frank "Not Optimistic" an Online Poker Bill Will Pass in 2012

Barney Frank "Not Optimistic" an Online Poker Bill Will Pass in 2012 | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Barney Frank speaks with PokerNews on the chances of Internet poker legislation getting passed in 2012.


Barney Frank is losing hope on getting an Internet poker bill through Congress before he retires in January after 32 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In an exclusive interview with PokerNews.com, the original champion for Internet gambling rights on Capitol Hill indicated he had given up on poker legislation passing before he leaves office but then backtracked to say there may still be a chance in the lame-duck session between the November elections and the end of the year.

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