Posts Tagged ‘mobile phone poker’

Rabbit Hunt

by , Oct 20, 2010 | 10:46 am

Episode 22
SpartanFox is back in the host seat with Tyresias to talk about the first three days of WPT-Festa al Lago, Full Tilt’s mobile Rush Poker app, Deliverance Poker unsuing Full Tilt, and Scott Montgomery’s getting robbed at Bellagio … on this week’s edition of the Rabbit Hunt.

The Poker Beat

by , Oct 18, 2010 | 5:17 am

Pokerati’s pirate feed is back … and to celebrate, the amazing Joey Stapleton from PokerStars’ The Big Game joins Huff, Sirius XM’s “fantasy guy”, in studio as Gary is off getting married and BJ leaves Jess to work the floor of WPT-Bellagio/Festa (unprotected from knife-wielding bandits!) so he and an angry Wolfman can tell you 2/6ths of everything there is to know about:

The Poker Beat: October 17, 2010

  • Rush Poker in your pocket – and the perks of Full Tilt’s Black Card
  • Russian spy Anna Chapman – and the wisdom of a poker dalliance with black ops
  • Nick Schulman on MTV’s World of Jenks
  • Weeds poker TV
  • Regional COOPing in the USA
  • WPT-Festa al Lago and WSOP-Indiana
  • WSOPC on Versus TV

New Tax on Hungarian Poker Winnings Sparks Protest Tourney

by , Jan 12, 2010 | 3:05 am

You know, we may wanna start paying attention to Europe. Here in the US, we’re screaming pretty constantly, re: poker, “regulate, regulate, regulate!” And yet across the pond these days, there seems to be a lot of, “whoa, maybe not so much!”

One current hotspot in the European poker theater: Hungary. So much so that players are staging protests — peaceful poker tournaments in Budapest subway stations — to express their dismay with recent amendments to Hungary’s Gambling Act.

photo: Veronika Gulyas

Apparently, the Hungarian Poker Association is a bit tilted by new regulations put on poker clubs, and a new tax on poker winnings … that some say are meant to push players out of the clubs and force them into Hungarian casinos. (They’ve already got five, and a new Hard Rock Casino is set to open in 2012.)

Interestingly enough, according to the Wall Street Journal “New Europe” blog linked to above, the one kinda poker you can play tax-free is mobile-phone poker, where it costs just $2/day for the right to play for real money.

UPDATE: A video of the protest (in Hungarian):

(Thanks, PokerString!)