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The newly launched New Jersey online gaming market is continuing to provide a steady stream of poker news. Find out easy ways to fund your online poker account and get the details on the tournament Borgata and partypoker have announced that includes a $1 million prize package for the winner. For all the latest news and more visit . And, as a special treat for our newsletter subscribers only, check out our new site and let us know what you think!

Partypoker and Borgata Plan to Make New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire

The biggest promotion to date aims to cement the partnership's 50% New Jersey market share.

The promotional battle for early New Jersey market share has moved up a gear as partypoker and the Borgata launch “New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire.” One player will receive a million dollars in cash and tournament entries on February 1—the day before Super Bowl XLVIII takes place in East Rutherford New Jersey.

The joint promotion works through a series of satellites to a live eight seat single table tournament to be held at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The eight contestants will be the winners of weekly $10k semi-final qualifying freeroll tournaments.

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Norwegian Politician v PLO Pro $170k Challenge Match Starts December 7

Progress Party politician Erlend Wiborg will play 120 hours of heads up poker against Norwegian pro Ola Amundsrud.

The heads up challenge match between PLO specialist Ola “Odd Oddsen” Amundsrud and Norwegian politician Erlend Wiborg is set to start on December 7. NKR 1m ($170k) goes to the winner of the Pot Limit Omaha match.

The match arose from a challenge Amundsrud laid down to Norwegian politicians to demonstrate that poker is a game of skill. Announcements by the new Norwegian government that it will seek to liberalize gambling laws mean that the match now has a secondary purpose of drumming up support for the reform.

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GPI, The Hendon Mob, and PocketFives Share Online and Live Poker Results

Finally, a corporate deal that should be as good for players as it is for the companies involved.

The Global Poker Index (GPI), and have agreed to share data enabling the information driven sites to offer live and online tournament information side by side. Player profiles on each site will now be able to include both live and online results creating a more complete picture of a player’s performance.

PocketFives Co-Founder Cal Spears said: “In the early days of PocketFives, it was two separate worlds: there were live players and there were online players, and neither was a big fan of the other. Now, with the two worlds intermingled, we’re very excited to be working with GPI and Hendon Mob to make the complete picture of player results more accessible.”

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ACH and eWallets Provide Deposit Solutions for Online Gaming Sites in New Jersey

With high failure rates for credit cards, ewallets and direct bank transfers provide the best means for online poker transactions.

With a successful test run under its belt, the state of New Jersey is now offering online gaming to customers within its borders. One of the challenges being faced by customers and operators alike is the limited methods of deposit available for players to fund their internet gaming accounts.

Some of the larger financial service providers including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, American Express, and PayPal are refusing to process internet gaming related transactions in the US.

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House Sub-Committee Hearing on “The State of Online Gaming” Will Examine Barton Bill

HR2666 will form part of the agenda at a House of Representatives hearing on December 10.

The US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hear evidence on internet gambling at a hearing on December 10.

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New Financial Malware Targets Poker Players with “PokerGrabber” Module

Russian cybercrime forum posts advertising details of I2P malware which can hijack poker players' machines.

i2Ninja is a Russian malware product that is targeting the online poker industry. It uses the I2P shadow internet to allow peer to peer communication and access users’ privately stored information—the authors even promise help desk support.

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