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The Poker Year In Review - June 2012

The World Series of Poker Throws Up Many Memorable Summer Tournament Winners


Phil Hellmuth wins his 12th WSOP braceletFrench rapper Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopez won his second major title of 2012 with victory in the World Poker Tour National Cannes while across the Atlantic British poker player Marcus Bebb-Jones pleads not guilty to murdering his wife in las Vegas.

Hostilities break out between the Microgaming Poker Network and 5050poker. The site blames the network for its woes then gets suspended by its regulator.

Betfair, Sportingbet and are awarded Spanish licenses and online casino and poker room Purple Lounge files for liquidation.

In Las Vegas the World Series of Poker gets underway in earnest. Among the bracelet winners are:

Aubin Cazalz (France)

Andy Bloch

Brian Hastings

Brandon Schaefer

Matt Matros

Andy Frankenberger

Phil Hellmuth

Ylon Schwartz

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman

Craig McCorkell

Michael Mizrachi