Saturday, 10 March 2012
Last week we brought news that Phil Galfond’s New York apartment was up for sale and that he was just about to return to the high stakes online games from his new base in Canada.
MrSweets28 has indeed hit the online tables, and in some style, proving to be the week’s biggest online winner after booking a profit of $767k in 118 sessions at PokerStars. Despite being on the wrong end of Galfond’s great week, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom was still up on the week just over a quarter of a million dollars. Other big winners at the PokerStars tables included the mysterious RaiseOnce (up $494k) and Gavin Cochrane (up $250k). MaiseE topped the list of losers after dropping almost $469k on the week. Despite being down $340k this week, Jens Kyllonen still tops the year’s big winners. The Finn is up over $1.5m on the year.
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Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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