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Aussie Millions Crown Championship

Here we go again, the biggest poker tournament in Australia is back. The 2017 “Aussie Millions Poker Championship” starts on January the 11th and ends January 30th. Will you be there?  The opening event with a buy-in of $1,150 will get everything started.

Continuing through January 30 starting around noon with a No Limit Holdem “Deep Freeze,” followed by a single day Pot Limit  Omaha event, then another single day event, the Hyper Turbo No Limit Holdem. And still on that final day the two day event – $250,000 Challenge Main Event will continue at around 2:30 pm.

Ari Engle 2016 Aussie Millions ChampionThe final first price amount that will be paid out is not yet known, but you can easily bet that it will be more than the 1.6 million and the diamond-encrusted rose gold bracelet, valued at AUD$40,000 that Ari Engle took back home to Canada in 2016.

So the question remains, will you be going down under to participate in the 2017  “Aussie Millions Poker Championship”?

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As 2016 draws to a close (thankfully, for many of us) it’s probably a good time to revisit our sporadic review of the status of legal online poker. When we began covering it, we assumed that there would be exciting news to report on a semi-regular basis as state legislatures voted to follow Nevada’s lead to legalize and regulate online poker.  However, with the exception of New Jersey and Delaware, nothing much has happened since 2013. In fact, more states have legalized marijuana than online gaming, something we could never have predicted.Online Poker

Looking ahead to 2017, there are four states that might push to get a bill passed – Pennsylvania, California, Michigan and New York — although all face hurdles that may be difficult to overcome.

As Greg Raymer, member of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) Board of Directors put it, “Every state has a chance, and the best way to get online poker in your state is to let your representatives know you want it, and that their decision on this issue makes a difference when it’s time for you to vote. Tell them now, and tell them often. And get your poker friends to do the same.”

It is difficult to understand how states which already allow betting on horse racing, Daily Fantasy sports, and the sale of lottery tickets haven’t made more progress getting an online poker bill passed. It’s not like they couldn’t make good use of the potential millions of dollars of revenue generated by legalizing and regulating the poker industry.

On the federal level, it’s anybody’s guess, since predicting what the President-elect will do is a foolhardy proposition. What we do know is that there are several congressmen who pushed for an online gambling ban in 2016, including Senators Tom Cotton, Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee and U.S. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick. Behind the desire to ban online poker is none other than billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, an ardent anti-online gaming mogul. How much he will attempt to influence the new administration is not known, but if he wants republicans to protect his brick and mortar interests, all bets for a 2017 online gambling victory will be off.


In the meantime, those of us who live in a state which still does not allow online poker have to be content with playing on the virtual felt of online poker free-roll tables.

Send us your thoughts!

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We are happy to report that our 10% Off Everything Holiday Special was very successful. Many of you took advantage of our sale to order new poker supplies and several fantastic poker tables in time for the holidays.Texas Poker Store - Nighthawk custom Poker Table

We have several new owners of our popular Nighthawk Poker Table. In fact, a few were customized with their name or logos like our very own Team TPS pictured here.


Custom Rockwell Poker TableCustom Poker Chips

Others preferred our customized Rockwell Poker Table with custom poker chips.


Here’s the GOOD NEWS! Because we STILL have products in stock we are EXTENDING OUR SALE UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF 2016, so there’s still time for y’all to get in on the bargains. Don’t get left behind. Check it out for yourselves, but hurry. The sale ends soon!!

Christmas at the Texas Poker Store

To all our customers and poker-playing friends from coast to coast, we wish you a joyous and peaceful 2017.

Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
Texas Poker Store Holidays Specials
The poker world saw a lot of action this year, including the successful first season of “team poker” with the 12-team Global Poker League, as well as the thrilling Final Table at the 2016 World Series of Poker. We loved watching the daring new WSOP Champion, Mr. Qui Nguyen, who by now has probably had a blast completing his holiday shopping spree. Those of you who didn‘t have an $8M payday, however, may need a little help as well as some bargains!

When poker has a good year, it means the Texas Poker Store has a good year, which makes us feel generous. Because we’re feeling generous, we are running our 10% Off Everything Holiday Special. Use it for the poker enthusiasts on your shopping list or get yourself a poker accessory you’ve always wanted. Here are three of our top picks: Set of 300 Las Vegas 14 Gram Chips

• This set of 300 Las Vegas Poker chips is ideal for your next home game. Each chip is made from clay composite materials and weighs 14 grams. The chips are housed in a rich walnut case.


Lumen Poker Table with HD Lights• Our kick-ass Lumen Poker Table, a spacious (101.5 in x 46 in), ten-player plus dealer “kidney bean” shaped poker table, accented by its signature, remote-controlled waterproof LED trim.

2 decks of world class copag playing cards


• A set of world class Copag™ cards with Poker Size Regular Index – Orange and Brown Setup – grab a set for yourself or several sets as stocking stuffers. Copag™ cards are considered by many to be the finest in the world.

And lots and lots more……

We have more than 300 products available now (as long as they remain in stock). So hurry up and start shopping; we don’t want you to miss out on saving 10% on your poker-related shopping list.

Happy Holidays to all.

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