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Latest Poker NewsI.D. AND AGE VERIFICATION FIRM APPROVED BY NEW JERSEY REGULATOR
The Division of Gaming Enforcement, New Jersey's online gambling regulator, has approved LexisNexis Risk Solutions as an acceptable and licensed geo-location, ID and age verification supplier.
LexisNexus executive Rick Trainor, commenting on the approval, said:
"Identity management is a key component of online gaming platforms....necessary to comply with state online gaming regulations and to satisfy Know Your Customer for Title 31 compliance.
By accepting our application, New Jersey is ensuring that gaming companies have access to the same data and analytics used by some of the worlds largest banks, online retailers and other businesses that depend on our data and analytics to enable them to meet anti-money laundering (AML) compliance obligations and prevent fraud."
COCKTAIL WAITRESS IN RARE WORLD SERIES OF POKER WIN
A California cocktail waitress with a talent for poker is the latest bracelet winner at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, taking down the fifty fourth event at this years' series, a $1,000 buy-in NLHE open event with a main prize of $454,207.
Outlasting a field of 2882 other hopefuls, Dana Castaneda - the only woman to reach the final - entered final table action with one of the lowest stacks, but managed to bounce back to defeat Jason Bigelow, Matthias Bednarek, Michael Zucchet, Philippe Clerc, Barry Hutter, Jacob Bazeley, Joseph Wertz and Kenneth Gregersen.
In the heads up she faced Canadian player Jason Bigelow, sending him home with a second placing pay-out of $281,991 and securing her second cash this series - earlier this week she earned $1,768 for a 94th placing in the Ladies NLHE Championship playing against 900 other players.
The win was a rare achievement for a female player; renowned poker pro Vanessa Selbst is the only woman who has won bracelets in open events over the last six years, achieving victory in 2008 and 2012.
Five nationalities were represented at the final table of event 54, and the event generated a total prize pool of $2,594,700, enabling 296 entrants to cash.
888POKER NEW TITLE SPONSOR OF MMA PORTUGAL
888poker has been named new title sponsor of MMA Portugal (mixed martial arts), and its televised MMA fights, for the remainder of 2013.
888Poker's logo will appear on the cage mat during the broadcast of Cage Fighters on Sport TV in July, October and December 2013 as well as on YouTube, the company said.
The company also carries a strong presence across the MMAPortugal's digital properties.
According to a company statement, the MMA is showing a strong gain in popularity in Portugal and its website MMA Portugal is ranked as the top Portuguese news and social portal and media partner, covering mixed martial arts and combat sports.
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FORMER FULL TILT POKER BOSS SENTENCED
Former Full Tilt Poker chief executive Ray Bitar was all over the US mainstream media again Monday, having formalised his guilty plea flowing from the Black Friday shutdown of the company two years ago (see previous InfoPowa reports).
Last week Bitar's legal representatives revealed that he would plead guilty and accept the forfeiture of some $40 million in cash and assets, but that he would throw himself on the mercy of the court to avoid jail time, due to a serious health problem that requires a heart transplant.
On Monday Bitar's plea was formalised by U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska in a Manhattan Court, with Bitar appearing via video link from California due to his poor health.
Judge Preska confirmed Bitar's guilty pleas on charges of fraud and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, and the forfeiture requirement.
She also ruled that despite federal sentencing guidelines which called for imprisonment of over seven years, Bitar would not go to jail due to the parlous condition of his health. He was credited with time served in respect of the seven days he spent in detention following his arrest.
Bitar's plea included the admission that he conspired with others to find ways to process hundreds of millions of dollars of gambling revenues through U.S. banks by disguising the income as money generated by phony companies that seemed unrelated to gambling.
He said that he and others falsely promised customers that their money was safe and secure and that funds were held in segregated accounts.
I regret my actions. I know they were wrong and illegal. I am very sorry, Bitar said.