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KidPoker Documentary Now on Netflix

Netflix now has KidPoker, a documentary that chronicles the life of the world’s most high profile poker player, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. It is now available for viewing in Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The doco takes viewers on an interesting journey to the very beginning, starting with Negreanu’s childhood in Toronto, Canada, through to his affinity with gambling and pool-hustling days, and then his rise in the poker world. He began playing poker when he was 21, turning his sights onto the bright lights of Las Vegas to chase his dream of poker stardom.

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iPoker Network Launches Six Plus Hold’em

ipoker-six-plus-holdemAre you getting tired of playing No Limit Hold’em and looking for a new poker game to play? Six Plus Hold’em is a an exciting variation of Texas Hold’em that was recently launched on the iPoker Network, and if it’s successful, you can be sure this new poker variant will become available at other online poker sites. It is the first significant poker variant to be introduced to online poker sites since Open-Face Chinese Poker (OFCP) a few years ago.

So what are the rules of Six Plus Hold’em?

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Could Online Poker Become a Reality in Pennsylvania in 2016?

pennsylvania-state-sealWith 2015 nearly gone, a question that remains unanswered in the current online poker landscape is whether the state of Pennsylvania will move forward with the idea of legal and regulated online poker next year.

“Pennsylvania poker players we are so close, and with your help we will soon have regulated Internet poker in your state” is the message which is posted on the the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) website.

According to the PPA’s Twitter account, an online gaming bill that would allow for state-regulated online poker was introduced on the House floor, Tuesday this week, less than a week after being cleared by a standing committee.

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Poker Central Launches Its Own 24/7 Poker Channel

Poker-CentralPoker Central has launched its own dedicated televison channel, which will cover all things poker. It is promoting itself as the only 24/7 Poker Network. When tuning into Poker Central, you can expect to watch some of the biggest live cash games and tournaments, poker strategy from top pros like Phil Helmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari, rag to riches stories, plus other highly entertaining coverage.

The network has a solid team of veteran programmers, thus allowing them to instantly make a compelling product. Dan Russel will be in charge of spearheading the programming division. He has extensive industry experience, having helped launch the World Poker Tour back in 2003 on the Travel Channel, and most recently serving as Vice President of Programming for Velocity, the first network catering to an upscale male audience.

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Full Tilt Poker Given the Green Light on Steam

Steam-Full-Tilt-PokerSteam will soon be hosting free-to-play Full Tilt Poker games on their platform. The popular online poker brand will be accessible in Valve’s Steam client by the year’s end, the first major online poker room to manage this feat.

The game was given the green light by the community this month. In October, Steam conducted a survey, allowing gamers to vote to bring the Full Tilt Poker .net experience to Steam as part of their Greenlight program.

If the game received enough votes it will be distributed for PC on Steam, and it had reached that goal after a month of voting. It would have been extremely important for Full Tilt Poker to get the nod from Steam. According to Pokerscout.com, Full Tilt’s cash game traffic has been declining rapidly.

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PokerPages.com Is No More

pokerpages.comPokerPages.com was originally launched in 2000 and quickly became one of the top sources for poker information on the Internet. But fifteen years later, the site is no longer online after changing ownership and officially closing down, much to the dismay of poker fans from around the globe.

The site provided an overwhelming amount of information on poker rules and strategy, news, interviews, player profiles and book reviews, but perhaps one of the most important aspects of the site was the extensive tournament results that were published for both American and European tournaments going back as far as the 1970s. However, due to challenging years in the poker industry, PokerPages.com had fallen on hard times, and were forced to shutdown while keeping the site online in the hopes of attracting a buyer.

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Konami Partners with Spin Games to Provide Online Slot Game Content

konamiKonami Gaming, who are the US-based subsidiary of Konami in Japan, have a fairly small selection of online slots games. But with the recently announced news that Konami is partnering with online gaming developer Spin Games to offer more of their proven slot game content by launching a new HTML5-based remote gaming server (RGS), all that is about to change and will put them at the very top echelon of operators in internet gaming.

Both land-based and online casino gambling establishments will have the ability to provide popular Konami video slot games to all relevant desktop, browser-based and mobile casino gaming platforms, with no download necessary at all.

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