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PENNSYLVANIA ANTI-RAWA BILL HR140 PASSED BY HOUSE COMMITTEE (Update)
2015-04-15

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee has passed HR140, a bill designed to counter the Restoration of the American Wire Act (RAWA) proposal.

HR140 was submitted by Representative John Payne, Chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee (see previous InfoPowa reports), earlier this year.

A Federal prohibition against internet gaming would directly and negatively impact Pennsylvania by foreclosing the future potential of internet gaming to generate tax revenue, to create economic and employment opportunities, including high-tech software jobs, and to foster valuable business ventures for Pennsylvania casinos, Payne wrote.

The passing of bill HR140, with a vote of 18 votes for and 8 against, comes just days before a scheduled hearing on Paynes HB649 on Thursday this week, legislation that would authorise interactive gaming in Pennsylvania.

The passage of this resolution sends a strong and clear message to the U.S. Congress that Pennsylvania has the right to make their own legislative decisions about licensing and regulating online poker without the partisan influence of Washington politics, commented John Pappas, Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance.




POKER PLAYING ADMIRAL DEMOTED (Update)
2013-10-11

Vice-Admiral Tim Giardina, the high-ranking US Strategic Command naval officer caught up in a casino counterfeit chip investigatio Apuestas Breeders Cup n in Iowa (see previous InfoPowa reports) is paying a heavy price for his poker playing penchant; he may have escaped civilian censure, but the parallel investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service has seen him suspended from his sensitive nuclear duties and reassigned to the Naval Staff.
On Wednesday Giardina also suffered the indignity of being demoted a rank, according to Navy spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby, who said that Giardina will drop in rank to two-star admiral.
The fact that the admiral has not been required to resign, and that civilian charges have not been laid against him, suggests that his involvement in the Iowa affair was probably peripheral at worst, but details on the probe are scarce.



SUNG TAKES WSOP EVENT 52
2013-07-01

Steve Sung earned his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet when he took down the $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Event online bingo # 52, besting Phil Galfond and a field of 173 other players.
A prize pool of $4,156,210 yielded Sung a payday of $1,205,324 - the seventh seven figure payout at this years World Series of Poker.
At just 28 years old, Sung has recorded 23 WSOP cashes which include nine final table appearances, two gold bracelets and career earnings of almost $2.7 million.
Final table results for the $25,000 Six-Handed No Limit Holdem Event are:
1.Steve Sung$1,205,324
2.Phil Galfond$744,841
3.Dani Stern$509,473
4.Stephen Chidwick $353,780
5.Max Lehmanski$249,291
6.Richard Lyndaker$178,261


2015 Kentucky Derby Odds
2015-04-15

Kentucky Derby week is one of the most thrilling times of the year. This race is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports BMW Motorcyles Rental in Costa Rica " for its approximate time length.



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Odds to Win 2015 Kentucky Derby


ONLINE POKER SOFTWARE FIRM FIXING SECURITY ISSUE (Update)
2013-04-16

The Malta-based poker software developer B3W has reacted quickly to claims by online security company ReVuln that its software has video poker some vulnerability (see previous InfoPowa report).
Over the weekend a company spokesman told the IDG news service that work has already commenced on the root problem pointed out in a report released last week by Luigi Auriemma and Donato Ferrante of ReVuln, a vulnerability research consultancy also based in Malta.
ReVuln's report, which also looked at products from major companies like Microgaming and Playtech, focused on poker software and the downloaded client.
AJ Thompson, B3W's director of strategy, assured IDG that players using its software have not been hacked in 12 years of operating online.
The researchers found that B3W's software updates itself over an insecure HTTP connection. Updated files are stored without digital signatures, and ".exe" files are not verified before installation. They also found issues with how B3W's software stores passwords on a person's computer.
"The industry standard for distributing new poker clients is through content delivery networks," Thompson told the news service. "B3W uses a CDN from Fileburst.
"Using a secure connection with Fileburst is possible, but the digitally-signed security certificate would not match that of the software that is delivered," he said.
However, B3W has found a solution in order to deliver secure updates.
"We have decided to move all client updating to our own data centers over SSL using a signed certificate trusted by the poker client code," Thompson revealed.
"The changes will eliminate three issues outlined by ReVuln, including those around executing an unverified file, a directory transversal issue and a stack-based buffer overflow.
"B3W hasn't decided how to handle passwords that are saved by the poker client. Passwords that are not stored by a password key chain can only be obfuscated, and to create a password for a password would be less convenient for players," Thompson said.
"We do have a build of a client which does not allow the saving of the password, and we are considering the introduction of this to the core client build."
Late last year B3W signed an agreement with NYX Interactive AB to launch NYX OGS games within its casino gaming suite.