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UIGEA Compliance Deadline Approaching


The deadline to fall into full compliance with the regulations of the Unlawful Internet Enforcement Act (UIGEA) is December 1st for all companies in the financial services industry.

In the meantime, the Poker Players Alliance is working hard on delaying the deadline. Bill HR 2266 was introduced by Congressman Barney Frank in May of this year and this piece of legislation aims to push back the compliance date to December 1st of 2010.  The bill suggests that lawmakers on Capitol Hill could find a method for taxing and regulating the internet gambling activities in the US.

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Absolute Poker College Challenge


Online poker site Absolute Poker is bringing back the AP College Challenge (APCC) with $30,000 in prizes available to students currently enrolled in a U.S. University or College.

The main event will take place on November 30th with the top six players qualifying for a live final table in L.A. that will be streamed online.The winner will receiveÂ

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Joe Hachem in New Reality Poker TV Show

joe-hachem.jpgAustralia is currently host to a new reality TV poker show called ‘The Poker Star’. The show is hosted by the country’s most successful professional poker player Joe Hachem.

The show features Hachem as the judge in the process of finding Australia’s next big poker star. The dynamics are that a group of ameteur poker players will