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Paul ‘Pab’ Foltyn Wins the 2008 GUKPT

Twenty-four year old competitor, Paul ‘Pab’ Foltyn has been making waves in the poker world since his recent win at the 2008 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour. The Doncaster resident managed to emerge triumphant at what is perhaps Great Britain’s most illustrious poker event this year, promising to become a major name in the gaming world in the New Year’s coming tables.

Foltyn paid the event’s
£3,000 buy-in and steadily whiled away at his competition until emerging as the victor at the Grand Final. The name recognition and respect garnered by the win is also accompanied by a hefty, £167,050 award which should ensure Foltyn’s ability to compete in upcoming events and strive to keep his newfound reputation afloat. Serious competition from both big-name and fairly obscure opponents saw Foltyn playing a somewhat cautious game peppered with strokes of good fortune in order to make it to a showdown with Jeff Duval where he beat out the final player.

Before taking the title of
2008 GUKPT Grand Final Champion Foltyn’s largest win to date was a sixth-place finish at the World Series of Poker a few years back. Compared to the payout of that six-max event the recognition (and £160k!) from this year’s Grosvenor UK Poker Tour should help to cement his place in poker history while providing a great launching point to a career in the game.

Interview with Andrew Mason at the GPWA

A few months ago the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association(GPWA) interviewed the owner and editor of this site, Andrew Mason, as part of their “Interview an Affiliate” feature.

You can read the interview with Andrew Mason by following this link.

If you have any comments, you can leave them on the GPWA Forums.

Wink Bingo Awards Massive Prize to Northumberland Resident

A Northumberland bingo player has managed to overcome the adversity of bad economic times and slim odds to become the lucky recipient of a massive prize from Wink Bingo. While the credit crunch may be getting other players away from the tables, Wink Bingo was happy to provide a generous reward and help out one of their devoted fans.

The Northumberland player,
Margaret Cregan only began to play at Wink Bingo after happening upon an advertisement while shopping at a local mall but has been a regular player for some time now. Cregan reported that rising food prices coupled with the trends of falling wages has made keeping up with bills and groceries difficult, a fact which makes her prize win especially timely. Wink Bingo awarded the woman with a year of complementary shopping at Tesco supermarkets along with the added bonus of having her fuel bills taken care of by the company.

Wink Bingo turned Margaret’s Cregan shopping patterns around with the generous prize which has allowed the woman to take at least some reprieve from her recent decision to shop for frugal groceries.
Bingo players should hit the site now for their chance to repeat Cregan’s success and produce their very own story of beating the times by striking it lucky at the Wink Bingo online halls.

Season Five of High Stakes Poker to Begin Filming in December

The producers of the well known television program, “High Stakes Poker” have announced that filming of the show’s fifth season is set to begin this month. Fans of the television hit have already started churning the rumour mill of what exactly can be expected from the episodes with only a few exact details having surfaced as of now.

There is no concrete list of which
poker professionals will be making an appearance for this season’s action but speculations have been made concerning the inclusion of such high-profile names as Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Patrik Antonius. Also likely for a guest spot on the show is the rising internet star, Thomas Dwan who has been making waves with his performance at virtual cash tables. The minimum buy-in for play on the show has also been confirmed as having been increased to $200,000 (double from last year’s stake) but news still has yet to arrive as to whether the special $500,000 buy-in episodes from last season will return.

The new season is also expected to feature the addition of high stakes
Omaha games to the events, a move which would undoubtedly raise the level of excitement for regular viewers in need of some fresh gaming content. “High Stakes Poker: Season Five” will shoot between December 19th and the 21st with an exact air time still unspecified as of the time of writing.

Foxy Bingo Take on Massive Children in Need Charity Game

Foxy Bingo has been putting a positive slant on their media image with the decision to partner up with the annual Children in Need event which took place late last week. The popular bingo site recently hosted a fundraising game via their website with the intended goal of providing some much-needed support for the group.

The charity game raised some serious money as it finished off late last Friday night. Players bought £1 tickets to enter into the Children in Need £20,000 event which saw Foxy Bingo matching every buy-in out of their own pocket. Bingo fans flocked to the event with the double incentive of helping a worthy cause while enjoying the chance of winning such an enormous reward sum. The 75 Ball game proved to be one of the best efforts at simultaneously providing positive publicity while pushing fans and the company itself to help out with an annual charity which is always in need of public support.

Foxy Bingo’s
Children in Need charity game has cemented its place as one of the largest fundraising games in online bingo history and enjoyed unprecedented success on all fronts as part of the process. Foxy Bingo hosted their part for the Children in Need charity event last Friday, November 14th with the events seeing television broadcast via BBC1.

Recent Study Shows Bingo is Good for the Elderly

A report published through the University of Southampton has announced positive findings for elderly bingo players. The research sought to look into age and the mind with the curious byproduct of centering on finding a relationship between mental ability and the popular game. Work led to a discovery that elderly players often enjoyed the advantage of superior brain power over those peers who didn’t have the same hobby.

The study was carried out by Julie Winstone at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Visual Cognition. Winstone worked within the Centre’s Department of Psychology and used a sample group of 112 individuals across various ages and levels of bingo experience. Tests were administered which centred on brain function categories such as memory, selective environmental information gathering and mental agility. Elderly subjects who played regular bingo games were shown to have much better memories than similar participants who didn’t take interest in the pastime. As a result of the statistics gathered within her research, Winstone now argues that long-term bingo playing enhances brain functions into old age.

Winstone’s presentation in Winchester was met with a lot of excitement from fellow scholars and bingo players alike. Her work has given a lot of support to the immense popularity bingo enjoys among UK seniors, providing a reason for keeping at the game right into old age.

Titan Poker Sends Lucky Players to Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Finale

Titan Poker members received a great surprise today as the company announced the addition of many prize packages aimed at sending lucky fans to the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Finale scheduled for this November. The Main Event will play out at the end of the month, providing closure to what is perhaps the most popular poker series in the United Kingdom.

The Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London will play host to the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event on November 27th. Players from across Great Britain have been watching the series with a close eye so far as the GUKPT swept through Luton, Bolton, Thanet and Blackpool and now they have a chance to actually get into the action through a series of games offered by Titan. The online poker client is hosting weekly Super Satellite games which provide opportunities to win prize money or trips to the Main Event itself in London. Valued at $8,000, the Titan prize packages cover the expense of travel, accommodations, tournament buy-in as well as some extra spending money.

Tough competition should be signing up already so players eager to make their mark at the end of November can expect serious opponents as they make an attempt for the prize. Titan players should keep an eye out for the satellite tournaments and their chance to win a trip to London to take part in the historic event.

Gala Bingo and Southern Electric Go Green in Advertising Campaign

Gala Bingo is catching on to the environmental bandwagon with the recent announcement of the company’s plan to launch a massive, green-centered advertising campaign. Through a partnership with Southern Electric both of the companies hope to raise awareness regarding social and financial issues concerning the fate of the planet.

Gala Bingo and
Southern Electric has just driven their message past Parliament with the already underway campaign aimed at providing details concerning CO2 emissions, energy conservation and the consumer savings possible through a ‘green’ lifestyle. While touting a slogan of “Save Energy, Save Money” on lorries traveling across the United Kingdom the two companies have also arranged great giveaways to get more people on board. Gala Bingo halls and Sue Ryder shops throughout Great Britain will be carrying energy-efficient light-bulbs to hand out (until the three million unit stock dries up). The idea is to get the average consumer to become aware of the longevity of the bulbs in an attempt to switch away from traditional, more wasteful bulbs.

Head of corporate social responsibility at Gala Bingo, Colin Morgan told press that the initiative with Southern Electric fits perfectly into the existing mandates put forth for Gala Bingo in their social responsibility program. The gigantic advertisement push should prove to be mutually beneficial for all parties involved and hopefully assist in paving the way toward a greener future for the UK.