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Hellmuth leads WSOPE final table; Cardbet joins the revolution; bwin.party closes one site

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poker news round upPhil Hellmuth goes into the final day of the World Series of Poker Europe in the lead and with it the chance of a 13th WSOP bracelet. The final table, which gets underway later today, also includes WSOP November Niner from 2010 Joseph Cheong, Jason Mercier, Stephane Albertini, Stephane Girault, Paul Tedeschi and Christopher Brammer. The winner will get a new bit of bling as well as a prize of €1,022,376. Hellmuth winning would also mean him winning the title of player of the year. Video coverage of the event is on ESPN3.com and you can also catch up with yesterday’s action in our summary video at this link.

Cardbet.com is moving its entire poker room skin over to the Revolution Network. The move follows the closure of the IGT Network (formerly Entraction) and Cardbet is the latest firm to join an exodus from the network. The multi-way deal, struck with Tain, meant the latter adding Revolution Gaming products to its offering just to accommodate the poker room. Four white label skins come as part of the package with SuomiVegas, Metspoker, M8poker and Pro-factory also being hosted on the network from November 1.

Bwin.party customers in Spain have, without warning, had all but one of their accounts closed. Spanish language site Poker Red report that players were contacted by email and told to choose which account they wanted to keep open. It follows the company’s compliance department realizing they’d not paid ample attention to the Spanish Gaming Act sentence that only allows one registration per company. With both bwin.es and partypoker.es operating on the same PartyGaming poker platform one site is likely to close and the firm will decide based on player activity. None of this will affect the two dot.com sites.

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