A message from our friends at OnTilt Radio:
OnTilt Radio is hosting its annual Breast Cancer Telethon starting on New Years Eve! Our goal is to showcase the survivors, remember the lost and support those still fighting. Along with the Feel your Boobies Foundation and Hog Wild Poker Leagues we will have a great night for you to raise awareness and much need funding for breast cancer support. We hope all of you can make it and join us for a great night.
Spare yourself having to find a designated driver for the night and stay cozy and warm with us New Years Eve and New Years Day! Donations are open now at http://www.ontiltradio.com/ and we will update this event page and the one at OnTiltRadio.com as we go. The LIVE Broadcast begins on December 31, 2012 at 9PM EST and will run through late January 1, 2013. Ring in the New Year with us and support a great cause.
From PokerNews,com 12/18/12
According to a Stipulation and Order of Settlement filed on Tuesday, former Full Tilt Poker board member Howard Lederer has settled his civil case with the Southern District New York.
Lederer was one of four Full Tilt Poker board of directors named in a September 2011 Amended Civil Complaint in which the Government sought the forfeiture of $42.5 million paid by the company to Lederer. The U.S. Attorney's Office alleged that Full Tilt Poker operated as a "massive Ponzi scheme," and claimed that the board defrauded the players out of more than $330 million.
In September of this year, Lederer and the other board members were named in a Second Amended Civil Complaint, introducing new forfeiture charges including the purchase of assets with “illegal proceeds.” The Second Amended Complaint gave a detailed account of Lederer’s expenditures from the end of 2006 up until September 2011, and provided records indicating that Lederer used illegal funds for retirement funds, mortgage payments, property taxes and to purchase numerous vehicles...
This Friday night, November 9, 2012, the Chicago Cultural Center will see the 7th Annual Chicago Poker Open, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, presented by Joel Schaub and Guaranteed Rate. The event is expected to sell out this year, with space for 150 poker players, and 150 casino players and other spectators. You may register online (and secure a discount) by going to ChicagoPokerOpen.com and clicking the registration link.
The winner of the event will take home the "Rain Man Getaway" - featuring two first-class tickets on United to Las Vegas, a four-day, three-night stay in a new tower at Caesar's Palace, dinner for two in Las Vegas, and a custom suit and shirt courtesy of Balani Custom Clothiers. Other prizes include electronics - iPods, televisions - sports paraphernalia, a Lake Michgan cruise and dinner, gift certificates for restaurants and massages, a Skyliner Bicycle, and more.
Celebrity invitees planning to attend include perennial supporter, columnist, and movie critic Richard Roeper, former Chicago Bear Chris Zorich, sports host David Kaplan of Chicago Tribune Live, Urban Prep Academies' Tim King, Cook County Commisioner John Fritchey, Alderman Rick Muñoz, Christina Scoleri from Mob Wives Chicago.
There will be Add-On and Re-Buy opportunities Please check out the Tournament Rules and Regulations.
This year we will also be joined by some of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew, on the felt, and on the gaming floor!