Nanonoko's world record attempt
Randy 'Nanonoko' Lew is currently in the Caribbean to play the PCA, but his eyes are on a potential world record. As PokerStars announced, on January 8th, in the main tournament room at the PCA, nanonoko will attempt to break a new world record for the most hands of online poker played in a certain time period. nanonoko says he intends to play for eight hours while remaining profitable, but the stakes he will play are not known. In 2009 JoeIngram played around 51,000 hands in 20 hours - while showing profit. A few days later, Chiren played 57,000 hands in 24 hours. In Jan 8 we will know how many hands will Randy Lew play. You can follow nanonoko's progress at nanonoko.com, which will be launched on Sunday. The world record attempt will run from 1pm EST to 9pm EST.
Duhamel Attack planned by ex-girlfriend
In a surprising turn of events, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, Jonathan Duhamel's ex-girlfriend, has admitted to planning the attack on his home. According to reports by the Montreal Gazette, the police said that Rojas-Latraverse told a friend about the plan to rob Duhamel three weeks before the robbery took place. Curiously, this woman had participated in a ménage à trois with the couple just months before the attack .
Investigators say that this friend contacted the police and told them she received text messages from Rojas-Latraverse in the weeks leading up to the attack. Rojas-Latraverse was arrested some days after the robbery. Since then, she's admitted to sending the messages and has named John Lemay, 21, and Anthony Bourque, 26, as her accomplices.
In the days following the robbery, Duhamel put out a $10,000 reward for information. The robbers took $40,000 in Canadian $100 dollar bills and €74,000. In addition, they took a $10,000 Rolex and a WSOP Bracelet. Jonathan Duhamel is going to play the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the coming days.
New Jersey online gambling bill to be reintroduced
In spite of Sen. Raymond Lesniak efforts to push the NJ online gaming bill to Gov. Chris Christie before the end of the current legislature, New Jerseyans will have to wait some more weeks. The state constitution may require that the bill be voted by state residents, therefore Gov. Christie decided that it would be better not to get the bill approved in the current legislative session, which ends on January 9.
Gov. Chris Christie said: “Here’s my view on it. I think New Jersey should be in that business. I think we should be an epicenter for that business, but I want to do it right. I do not want to rush and get legislation that either doesn’t pass state constitutional muster or creates other problems for us.”
Sen. Raymond Lesniak remains positive about the prospects of the bill: “Speaking with Governor Christie, I’ve agreed to reintroduce Internet gaming in the next legislative session (which starts on January 10), and I expect that we can get it through the legislature and signed by the Governor within the first few weeks of the new session,”
If the bill is approved, it will legalize online gambling within New Jersey's borders