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California Pushes Forward With Internet Poker Bill

California Pushes Forward With Internet Poker Bill
The state of California, which is the 8th largest economy in the world, will decide if Internet poker for real money play is to be legalized very shortly following the introduction of SB1463.

Phil Ivey ‘Bubble Boy’ at 2012 LA Poker Classic

Phil Ivey ‘Bubble Boy’ at 2012 LA Poker Classic
With the 2012 LA Poker Classic field dwindling down to 54, Phil Ivey found himself exiting as the “Bubble Boy”, failing to make the cash cut.

Cake Poker Announces $100,000 Points Race

Cake Poker Announces $100,000 Points Race
This March popular online poker site, Cake Poker is rewarding players with a $100,000 Points Race while providing depositors with a 100% Reload Bonus.

US Government Responds to Hellinger Case Motion to Continue

US Government Responds to Hellinger Case Request to Postpone Trial
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania responded to online gambling defendant Jami Pearlman’s Motion to Continue and Sever the March 12, 2012 trial

Mickey Petersen Wins EPT Copenhagen 2012

Mickey Petersen Wins EPT Copenhagen 2012
PokerStars Team Online’s Mickey Petersen has won EPT Copenhagen for 2,515,000 Danish Kroner (approx. €340,000) after a six-hour heads-up battle

Phil Ivey Returns to US Play With LA Poker Classic: Finishes Day Strong

Phil Ivey LA Poker Classic
With the prize pool set at the 2012 LA Poker Classic, Phil Ivey made his debut after more than a year’s absence playing in US tournaments.

Oscar Odds 2012: Best Original Score

Oscar Odds 2012:  Best Original Score
Oscar odds for 2012 Best Original Score had Ludovic Bource as the -1000 favorite for “The Artist”.

Oscar Odds for the Best Picture 2012: The Artist a Near Lock

Oscar Odds for the Best Picture 2012:  The Artist a Near Lock
The Oscar odds for Best Picture 2012 looked at first to be competitive but “The Artist” is now running away with all the betting action

Vanessa Selbst Wins 2012 LAPC $5000 Tournament

Vanessa Selbst Wins 2012 LAPC $5000 Tournament
One of the premier female poker pros, Vanessa Selbst, has won the 2012 LAPC $5000 Tournament, beating out 97 other players.

Las Vegas Odds on the Oscars: Betting is Still Only Allowed Online

Las Vegas Odds on the Oscars:  Betting is Still Only Allowed Online

Another Bitter Divorce for Steve Wynn: Okada Ousted

Another Bitter Divorce for Steve Wynn:  Okada Ousted
Billionaire Steve Wynn stepped up the feud with his former business partner Kazuo Okada on Friday by removing the Japanese tycoon from the board of his Macau casino company.

William Hill Eyes US Entry

William Hill Eyes US Entry
William Hill on Friday announced its expansion plans, and they include the lucrative US market.

Bally Technologies to Enter US Online Poker Industry: Acquires Chili Poker Platform

Bally Technologies to Enter US Online Poker Industry:  Acquires Chili Poker
Bally Technologies announced Thursday it had acquired the popular Chili Poker software platform

US-Facing Online Poker Room Enjoys Accolades for ‘Fastest Payouts’: Sees Massive Growth

US-Facing Online Poker Room Enjoys Accolades for ‘Fastest Payouts’
Americas Cardroom claims some of the fastest payouts in the world of US-facing online poker rooms.

i-Gaming North America 2012 Conference to Take Place March 4-6

i-Gaming North America 2012 Conference to Take Place March 4-6
Everybody with even the slightest interest in the potential for legalized Internet gambling in North America will be in attendance at the first ever i-Gaming North America 2012 Conference

Mississippi House Bill 1373 Looks to Legalize Internet Gambling, Poker

Mississippi House Bill 1373 Looks to Legalize Internet Gambling, Poker
Mississippi has become the latest state to introduce a measure that would legalize online gambling including poker within its borders.

Internet Poker Measure Sails Through Iowa Senate Committee

Internet Poker Measure Sails Through Iowa Senate Committee
A measure to bring real money Internet poker to the state of Iowa has sailed through the state’s Senate Committee with a vote of 11-4 approval.

BetDSI.com Casino Player Hits $23,000 on Progressive Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot

BetDSI.com Casino Player Hits $23k on Progressive Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot
A player managed to hit $23,000 yesterday on BetDSI.com’s Progressive Caribbean Stud Poker Jackpot.

Massachusetts Mulls Online Poker: Forms Task Force (Video)

Massachusetts Mulls Online Poker: Forms Task Force (Video)
Massachusetts is the latest state to consider legalizing online poker for real money.

Who’s Number One Among Poker Pros On Twitter? It’s Not Who You Think

Who’s Number One Among Poker Pros On Twitter?  It’s Not Who You Think
Professional poker players have embraced Twitter as much as anyone else--hundreds of poker pros Tweet daily about the highs and lows of their professional and personal lives.

Oscar Odds 2012: Best Animated Feature Film

Oscar Odds 2012:  Best Animated Feature Film
Oscar odds 2012 included the Best Animated Feature Film with “Rango” the big -1200 favorite.

Tribal Gaming Network Begins Offering Legalized Real Money Internet Poker in US

Tribal Gaming Network Begins Offering Legalized Real Money Internet Poker in US
Nevada-based Atlantis Internet Group Corp. announced Wednesday it has launched the first form of legal Intranet gaming within the United States.

Steve Wynn Wins $7.5 Million Defamation Suit Against Joe Francis

Steve Wynn Wins $7.5 Million Defamation Suit Against Joe Francis
It’s been an ugly back and forth battle but casino magnate Steve Wynn has come out on top in a very big way, winning his $7.5 million defamation lawsuit against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis.

MGM CEO: “Very Confident” Online Gambling Laws Would Pass on the Federal Level

MGM CEO:  “Very Confident” Online Gambling Laws Would Pass on the Federal Level
Appearing on CNBC Wednesday evening, MGM CEO Jim Murren said he was “very confident” online gambling laws would pass on the federal level soon.

Wall Street Hedge Fund Manager Bets Against Online Poker Legislation in 2012

Wall Street
Managing member at KIF Capital Management, Ken Frankel, laughed off the idea that so many in the Internet poker community believed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would come through as a white knight last week.
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