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The Poker Year in Review

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Feb 01, 2012

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January The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour struggled to compete in the live poker market, which resulted in cutting back stops on both the main tour and the Summer Series. PartyGaming and bwin shareholders vote through all resolutions approving the merger of the two companies, which would become known under one name, bwin.party digital entertainment plc. Online gambling site 888.com bought web domain Poker.com.au for US$100,000. The price was lower than expected due to restrictive laws on advertising gambling in Australia. Canadian domain, Poker.ca, became the most valuable .ca domain on the Internet when it sold for more than $400,000. In January it was rumoured that the site was anonymously bought by a well-known poker player who already owns a large poker affiliate. bwin announced the launch of the first real money iPhone application for poker, available at the time only to Apple users in the UK and Austria. While Microgaming ...


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