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With Full Tilt Poker, Valve Is Encouraging Gambling On Steam

Full Tilt Poker’s domain was seized back in 2011 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the former CEO was sentenced and forced to forfeit assets that included US$40 million in cash and a number of properties two years later.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg of the long journey Full Tilt Poker has taken in the last few years. That hasn’t stopped Valve from allowing the free-to-play poker software to launch on its distribution platform, though.

Korea's Most Famous StarCraft Player Is Now A Poker Pro

BoxeR (aka Lim Yo Hwan), the brilliant StarCraft player, recently retired from eSports. These days he’s appearing on a South Korean reality show as well as cutting this teeth on a new career: poker pro.

Former Age Of Mythology Star Now Makes A Killing Playing Pro Poker

Not long after we brought you the story of Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger, former pro Counter-Strike player and now pro poker player, comes another tale of a champ gamer hanging up the controller in exchange for a cold stare and a fistful of cards.

Nearly One Million Perfect Games Were Attempted For A Shot At $1m

News and notes from around the world of sports video gaming: • Major League Baseball 2K12‘s preliminary round for its $US1 Million Perfect Game Challenge is over, ending at midnight Pacific time on May 1. I’m told 2K Sports is still evaluating all of its data and verifying some late perfect games thrown, but it appears that the field of eight is set.

From Pro Gamer To Pro... Poker Player?

It’s a question proper athletes face all the time. What do you do when you hang up the cleats/boots? Well, if you’re Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger, former pro Counter-Strike player, you make the move from video games to online poker.

Full House Poker Not Getting A New Season

The leaves have turned and still Full House Poker‘s online “Texas Heat” tournament is in day 119 (and counting), stoking fears that the game will head the way of spiritual predecessor 1 vs 100.

You Can Play Video Strip Poker On The iPad 2 Tomorrow

OK, Full Deck Hold’Em certainly isn’t meant to be a strip poker game. It is the latest game from Graeme Devine, creator of The 7th Guest and former game guru at Apple. But when you combine live video streaming with poker, you’ve got to expect that at least a little nudity might happen.

Can You Spot This Guy's Tell Playing Online Poker With Kinect?

If you can’t spot the sucker in the first 30 seconds of this video, then you are the sucker.

Department Of Justice Deals Out Indictment To Top Poker Sites

In case you needed proof that online poker sites were shady, the Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment against the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker, charging defendants with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling.

PlayStation's Top US Exec Cleans Up Pro Poker Tour Event

That, folks, is a 10-6 unsuited. In poker jargon, that hand is known as “garbage”. But for Jack Tretton, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, they were the winning cards at a pro-am poker event earlier this week.

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