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.
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
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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