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January 22nd Poker news ... Poker Blog Now at pokerblognow.com

ZYNGA WITHDRAWS NEVADA ONLINE POKER APPLICATION
2013-09-27

Eagle-eyed John Mehaffey of the online poker information site US Poker.com, reports that social gaming giant Zynga appears to have abandoned, for now anyway, its ambitions for a Nevada intrastate online poker licence.
Mehaffey spotted the withdrawal of the Zynga application on the September Nevada Gaming Control Board preliminary agenda, where it is listed as a "request to withdraw application."
The application to withdraw was subsequently granted, and a Zynga insider confirmed to US Poker that a withdrawal had been requested.
US Poker points out that Zynga advised in its Q2-2013 posting that it intended to drop its US real money poker plans in order to focus on freemium social games, although it affirmed that will continue to "...evaluate all of its priorities against the growing market opportunity in free, social gaming, including social casino offerings.
The report referred in particular to real money online poker operations in the United Kingdom under the Zynga Poker Plus brand on the Party Poker network, confirming that its evaluation process continues.
The decision is undoubtedly that of Zynga's CEO, Dan Mattrick, who was appointed earlier this year and almost immediately voiced his intention to focus on the core social gaming business of the company (see previous InfoPowa reports).




POKER REPORTER WINS FIRST EVENT IN 2013 WORLD SERIES OF POKER
2013-05-31

The first event of this year's World Series of Poker - the $500 buy-in employees event - has been won by poker journalist Chad Hol Apuestas Super Bowl loway and is in the record books.

Holloway is the senior news editor for PokerNews.com, and as such he qualified as a WSOP contractor for entry.



PMU LAUNCH POKER CLIENT FOR MAC
2013-05-21

French gambling operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has identified the growing Apple MAC user base and has expanded access to its po online bingo ker offering with the launch of a MAC version of its poker client.

The client can be downloaded from a MAC computer following http://poker.pmu.fr/telecharger.html



POKER ACE BLOM IN ANOTHER ONLINE POKER COUP
2013-04-05

Insane amounts of money again changed hands on the online high stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker Thursday as Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom BMW Motorcyles Rental in Costa Rica and Ben 'Bttech86' Tollerene slugged it out in a Cap PLO session that lasted 5hr 40minutes across 4 virtual tables.
The High Stakes Data Base reports that after initially dominating the contest, Blom was forced onto the back foot by a resurgent Tollerene, setting the scene for an enthralling big-money back-and-forth as the lead see-sawed between these two bold and talented poker professionals.
Starting out one-tabling $500/$1,000 the two soon had more tables going and ever higher stakes at risk, culminating in Blom taking his opponent for $1,703,125.
The big win brought Blom back to a positive $4 million balance since the start of the year.