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Globe and Mail Intimate Look at PokerStars Founder

PokerStars
The Globe and Mail released quite a fascinating look at the man behind PokerStars, Israeli-born (or perhaps Canadian-born) Isai Scheinberg.

Australian Underbelly: Razor

Australian audiences are in for another treat. Underbelly 4 is coming up, and there's gambling themes to boot, plus plenty of vice. Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com and Gambling911 deliver your daily dose of vice Aussie style...

Antigua says U.S. Online Poker Shutdown was Illegal

Antigua
The United States violated global trade law by shutting down Internet gambling sites based in Antigua and elsewhere and prosecuting their owners, according to Antigua and Barbuda officials considering action in the World Trade Organization.

Absolute Poker, UB.com Issues Statement Regarding Indictments

UB.com Announcement Indictments
Absolute Poker, including the UB (formerly Ultimate Bet) brand, hereafter "Absolute Poker," issued the following statement today:

Many Dead in Karachi Gambling Club Explosion

Pakistan Gambling Club Explosion
At least 16 people were killed and 40 others wounded after a bomb went off in one of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest gambling clubs Thursday night.

Interpol Will Not Detain Execs of Indicted Online Poker Companies in Costa Rica

Interpol Costa Rica Online Poker
Indicted officials working for PokerStars and UB.com living and working in Costa Rica will not have to worry about being detained by Interpol.

Jenny Woo Talks Poker Indictments as PokerStars Figures out how to Pay Players

Jenny Woo
Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo discusses recent online poker indictments

Is Full Tilt Poker Being Asked to Break the Law Again?

Full Tilt Poker
The US Attorney in the Southern District of New York, which prosecuted the case against Full Tilt, is asking them to break the law....or so it seems

DOJ Restores Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars domain names to Facilitate Payments

As Part of Agreements, Use of Domain Names Pokerstars.com and Fulltiltpoker.com Will Be Restored to Facilitate Return of U.S. Player Funds

Online Poker: Welcome to the Bank of Al Qaeda, 6-Year Old Gamblers

Bank of Al Qaeda
The GOP has taken a tough stance against legalizing online poker following last Friday’s crackdown, linking the activity to everything from drug trafficking to Al Queda.

ESPN Will Air 2011 WSOP: Latest Developments re: Online Poker Crackdown

World Series of Poker
ESPN insisted late Tuesday it will continue to air the popular World Series of Poker, Steve Wynn talks online poker indictments and more

Some Comfort Provided to UB.com, Absolute Poker Players: Statement Issued

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission finally issued a statement related to Friday’s indictments of the two online poker ventures Absolute Poker and UB.com

Nelson Rose to Speak About Poker Sites Shutdown

Nelson Rose
One of, if not the most well known gaming lawyers will speak on Wednesday, April 20th about the shut down of the top 3 poker sites in the US (Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker).

Another Man Pleads “Not Guilty” in Online Poker Fraud, Money Laundering Case

The lawyer for a Las Vegas man arrested in a prosecution aimed at shutting down the three largest Internet poker companies operating in the United States contested bank fraud conspiracy charges Tuesday by saying his client never lied to a bank.

Pay Per Head Outfits May Win Out Big In Wake Of Online Poker Indictments

The Pay Per Head sector continues to flourish.  These businesses point out that they are not involved in cash transactions related to sports betting.

Hustler Online Poker Room Cashing in on Crackdown

Hustler Online Poker Room
America's newest legal online poker room isn't wasting any time in taking advantage of America's latest crackdown on online gambling.

Online Poker Indictments – Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, UB.com – Latest News

Online Poker Indictments
Here are some late developments (Tuesday, April 19, 2011) related to Friday’s indictment of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com.

Thomas Somach to Interview Hustler Casino Exec: Will Talk New Online Poker Site

Hustler Casino
Gambling911.com's own Tom Somach will interview Al Underwood, marketing director for the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California, on Los Angeles radio station KCAA (AM 1050) at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, April 22, 2011.

Man Indicted in Online Poker Crackdown Pleads Not Guilty

An Illinois man pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges he helped three popular online poker websites trick banks into illegally processing payments from U.S. customers.

Man Named in Online Poker Indictment Friday Marries Playboy Playmate Day Later

Destiny Davis
Las Vegas businessman Chad Elie marries Playboy Playmate Destiny Davis one day after indictment handed down against him related to online poker room case

Online Poker Indictments: Hopefully History Repeats Itself

The question people are asking this Monday:  Will I get my money back from PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UB.com following Friday's indictments? 

Online Gambling Shares in Europe Surge on Monday

Online Gambling Shares
Following the indictment and ultimate shutdown of three of the largest online poker rooms on Friday by the US Government, shares for European Web-based gambling firms surged on Monday.

Report: Prized Online Poker Rat Placed in Safe House

Daniel Tzvetkoff
Most Australian rats have standard coats.  There are some rex (curly) and silky (fine and shiny) coated rats, although they are rare.  There are no hairless rats in Australia.

Full Tilt Poker May Have Thought They Were Above The Law

Full Tilt Poker
For the next year or two, expect to see the US Attorney’s Office out of the Southern District of New York focusing its attention on their “catch of the century”:  PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.

Financial Times of London Warning Regarding Full Tilt, PokerStars: There is no Hiding

Full Tilt, PokerStars:
The Financial Times of London brought up a very distinct possibility related to PokerStars and Full Tilt's perceived comfort zone in Europe.
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