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 has just launched a range of new online poker tournaments and is celebrating by offering a limited-time 50% re-load deposit bonus worth up to $100.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are offering online poker players the chance to take part in the main event at the upcoming St Maarten stop of the TK Poker Tour for as little as $1.10.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to kick off from February 16 and one lucky online poker player will be taking part after winning a prize package worth $4,000 into the Austrian extravaganza’s main event at Intertops Poker on Sunday.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to run from February 16 to February 26 and online poker players are being offered the chance to win a prize package into the Austrian tournament series’ main event for as little as $3.30.
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