Pokerfarm News Round Up
Jan. 25, 2012, Posted by Pokerfarm
James Akenhead wins Sunday Million
Former November Niner and Poker Million champion, James Akenhead, bested a 7,125 player field and took home $213,750.
James, who is a very skillful live player doesn’t consider himself an online regular, but his Pokerstars screen name ‘Aspirin1’ will surely be widespread since his Sunday win. As with all great accomplishments in life, his SM win didn’t go without a very funny accident. Instead of raising, Akenhead shoved KT and was quickly called by pocket queens. He spiked a king on the flop and won a massive 20 million chips pot.
You can read more on his win on the official Pokerstars blog.
US Congress to discuss poker in February
The online gambling legislation bandwagon is a hot’n’cold kind of topic in the United States.
We’ve already covered the legislation issues in the recent past and there are new reports saying that Harry Reid will introduce new bills this year. Although not related to these news, there might be some improvements since the US Senate committee for Indian Affairs is having a hearing on February 9th to further discuss the role of Native American tribes in the future of online gambling on American soil.
At the last hearing with the Senate Oversight Committee in November, the current poker bill before Congress prepared by Rep. Joe Barton was taken to task for violating the tribes' right to act as their own governments.
US Senate committee for Indian Affairs website has more details.
Willie Haughey revealed as Peter Eastgate’s bracelet buyer
A Scottish millionaire named Willie Haughey has been revealed as the mysterious buyer of Peter Eastgate’s 2008 WSOP bracelet.
Eastgate decided to sell the bracelet to raise funds for charity but certainly nobody expected for it to raise almost $150,000 ($147,500 to be precise). The Scottish entrepreneur was located at the Aussie Millions event where he shared a few words on the subject.
‘I was very impressed with the fact that Peter was giving the money to charity and that was the only reason I bought it.’
His own charity involvement is very well known across Scotland. Haughley is widely recognized as a true philanthropist and has given over £5 million to charity causes. He’s also a poker aficionado and is no stranger to the green felt. Asked if he would ever wear the bracelet, he smartly responded ‘You have to win it to wear it’.
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