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This Week in Poker: February 3 – 10

This Week in Poker
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  • PG News February 10, 2013
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In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker’ we’ve seen PokerStars.net expanding their reach into social media by launching an App on Facebook, Phil Ivey of Iveypoker.com acquiring the poker training site Leggopoker, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey conditionally vetoing a proposed online gambling bill and Durrr back on the high stakes online tables, winning $1,253,288.

Here are the top stories of this week


PokerStars.net launches Facebook App

On February 5th, PokerStars unveiled the limited beta launch of PokerStars.net for Facebook.
The flash application has a built-in store that allows players to buy virtual items like chips and gold coins, which can be spent in play or in enhancing your avatar at the table. The available games are ring games, tournaments and Zoom Poker.
Phil Ivey Buys LeggoPoker and plans to rebrand as Ivey League
The news broke on February 7th that Phil Ivey, of the recently launched IveyPoker.com, has acquired the poker training site Leggopoker. This training site will be closed and relaunched as Ivey League, a subscription based online poker training site.
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey hopes that his new website will change the landscape of social media poker.
Conditional Veto by Gov. Chris Christie paves way for Online Poker in NJ, USA.
On Thursday, governor Chris Christie took a large step in the direction of legalizing online gambling in the state of New Jersey, by conditionally vetoing the online gambling bill, with the proposed changes not to be expected to be met with resistance from New Jersey lawmakers.
Minor changes to the bill include an increase of taxes on operators from 10% to 15%, additional funding to prevent gambling problems and an expiration period of 10 years.

High Stakes Results (courtesy of Highstakesdb.com)
Durrr: +$1.253.288

Rui Cao: +$1.011.662
Phil ‘Polarizing’ Ivey: $651.047

Isildur1: $577.889

Patrik Antonius: $523.946
PokerGuru Online League on 888 Poker
Don’t forget to register tonight for the first event of the PGOL 2013. The tournament is held on 888 Poker and features a $200 Guaranteed prize pool, with a buy-in of $5,50. Leaderboard winner of 2013 wins mentorship and a staking deal from Team PokerGuru!
New accounts on 888 Poker receive a free bonus of $8 starting capital!
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