The swirling problems surrounding Lock Poker, which by outward appearances seems to be insolvent and limping along for the last few months, has produced a loud hue and cry from Lock players over many issues. [….]
Event #4 of the 2010 Aussie Millions was a $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha tournament and one hundred and sixty players registered to compete. It was Annette Ã¢â‚¬ËœAnnette_15Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Obrestad who would outlast the field of competitors to take down the title win. With the win Obrestad would become the first woman to become an Aussie Millions Champion.
The first ever Caesars Cup took place recently at the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square in central London at the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe. The event saw players from two teams fighting it out in heads up matches to determine which team would win the first ever Caesars Cup trophy, the Europe team or the American Team. this time the Europe Team claimed the win.
Annette Obrestad is the latest poker pro to star in a new advertising campaign launched by Betfair Poker. The new ad was sent out by Betfair Poker via email and featured Obrestad and the tagline Ã¢â‚¬Å“Online experience is measured in games, not years. Join the new breed. Annette_15Ã¢â‚¬Â. The ad has now been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) because it is likely to appeal to children and young people.
The ASA was checking out a complaint, and according to past advertising bans, they only need one complaint to investigate an advertisement. They stated this particular advertisement Ã¢â‚¬Ëœwas likely to have particular appeal to children and young people, and that, by representing a successful young poker player with the implication she is 15 years old, it could encourage young people to gamble and was therefore irresponsible.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Betfair also ran into trouble with the ASA because any people featured in a gambling advertisement must be twenty five years of age or older and Obrestad is only twenty. Betfair responded to the ban by stating: Ã¢â‚¬Å“it did not believe the ad would encourage children and young people to gamble, partly because of the way the email was distributed and partly because of the technical measures they used to prevent children and young people from gambling on their site,Ã¢â‚¬Â adding Ã¢â‚¬Å“Obrestad was featured in the ad not because of her age but because of her standing as a poker professional and champion who had had a profound effect on the game.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Daniel Negreanu and Annette Obrestad have been working hard to create the eight person teams for the inaugural Caesars Cup which is coming up in September. Negreanu recently added poker legend Doyle Brunson and Jennifer Harmon to his team while Obrestad added Patrik Antonius and Ilari Sahamies to the European team.