August 4th – Daily Deal
Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to this express edition of the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.
In breaking news from Cake Poker, the site will release an update to the new client in the near future to fix a potentially hazardous security issue. According to Cake Poker Card Room Manager Lee Jones, the fix implements OpenSSL into all client-server communication. On Tuesday night, the old Cake Poker client received the update correcting the security flaw.
PokerTableRatings.com, which first reported the security vulnerability on July 26th, has promised to take the new version’s updated Beta client for a test drive. The Cake Poker Network used an XOR-based encryption similar to the security issue experienced on the CEREUS Network back in May. PokerTableRatings.com noted that Cake Poker Network skins like DoylesRoom and Bruce Poker have not yet received an update.
On Tuesday night, the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions aired on ESPN. This week marked the last preliminary tournament leading up to the Main Event, which will begin next Tuesday at eight P-M Eastern Time. Huck Seed defeated Full Tilt Poker’s Howard Lederer in the finale of the Tournament of Champions and banked five-hundred thousand dollars. The tournament appeared on the WSOP slate for the first time since 2006, when Mike Sexton beat Daniel Negreanu for the title.
Finally, online poker players have been celebrating the passage of H-R two-two-six-seven by the House Financial Services Committee last week. However, now that the House is out of session for its summer recess, what will the future of the bill be?
PND asked Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas what we can expect. He responded,
“What Barney Frank indicated in the committee hearing last week was that his intent was to move HR two-two-six-seven simultaneously with the revenue bill in the Ways and Means Committee. In September, we hope to have the Ways and Means Committee mark up their bill and bring both bills to the floor.”
Less optimistic was Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association Chairman Joe Brennan, who told PND, “Frank’s bill has no companion bill in the Senate. All of these amendments were thrown in and it’s a bill that doesn’t have a chance of passing before the end of this Congress.”
Congress returns to Capitol Hill on September tenth.
That does it for this express edition of The Daily Deal, and as always be sure to check back with us all day long for the latest in poker news. This is Sean Gibson reporting for Poker News Daily dot com.