Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Poker players in the Far East could be risking more than their bankroll by playing poker after a study found decks of cards containing the potentially lethal chemical formaldehyde.
Scientists revealed that five out of 30 packs tested contained more than the legal levels of the chemical permitted by the government. The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, which carried out the study, estimates that as many as 17% of cards on the market are affected. The problem is especially acute at the moment as playing cards are a popular gift at Chinese New Year.Officials have called on manufacturers to recall the offending items with those unwilling to being hit with hefty fines. It certainly gives a whole new meaning to being dealt a poisonous hand.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will hold their special May Day online poker tournament with a guaranteed $2,000 in the prize pool on May 1 and players are being offered the chance to qualify from Monday to April 30 via a series of satellites.
The Easter holidays are now upon us and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are celebrating by holding a pair of special online poker tournaments.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will be launching their three-stage Vegas Milli Maker tournament series from tomorrow offering players the chance to win a prize package to compete in the upcoming Millionaire Maker event at the 48th annual edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are about to kick off three-stage online satellite tournament series that are promising to award winners with prize packages to compete in the upcoming European Poker Championship in Velden, Austria.
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