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2008 WSOPE Winner: John Juanda

Multiple bracelet winner John Juanda has just walked off with another having become the second person to win the World Series of Poker Europe.

Even after a grueling 22 hour final table, John Juanda could not wipe the smile off his face as he held his fourth WSOP bracelet aloft and posed for the throng of waiting photographers. Cool and implacable, Juanda never lost his focus, went on tilt, or lost his temper on his way to victory tonight.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/03/2008

Danish Poker Pro Pulls Plug on Disastrous Website

Danish poker pro Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen is truly a great poker player, having won nearly six million dollars in career poker tournament earnings.

But when it comes to running a website-even one about poker-he is just as inept as the next clown who thinks anyone can sit down at a computer and create and operate a successful website. Hansen's website, at www.theplayr.com (that's "player" without the "e"), has announced it is pulling the plug.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/03/2008

$750,000 Guaranteed Super Stack Tournament

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 1, 2008) - Straights, pocket pairs and smooth calls will highlight the action in October at Mohegan Sun's new 42-table poker room located in the 64,000 square-foot Casino of

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2008

Slot Machine Operator to Go After PartyGaming for $287 Million

A federal appeals court has opened the door for a gaming machine manufacturer to seek more than $287 million from a global Internet gambling company, saying that the machine maker's original award

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/02/2008

British Bookmakers Can Weather Recession

British bookmakers the likes of William Hill, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have a better chance of weathering a recession.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2008

An Online Poker Room Operating Legally From the United States? You Bet!

PurePlay.com's CEO, Jason Kellerman, sat down with Yours Truly while at Barcelona's European i-Gaming Congress and Expo and answered some questions about the subscriber based online poker company t

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/01/2008

2008 WSOPE Final Table Decided: Three Multiple Bracelet Winners Make Cut

With 363 entrants - the exact same number as last year - the second ever World Series of Poker Europe was about to conclude. By Thursday evening the 2008 WSOPE final 9 table was determined.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/01/2008

Daniel Negreanu Tries for First World Series of Poker Main Event Win

It's hard to imagine that one of the poker world's most recognizable faces, Daniel Negreanu, has yet to actually win a World Series of Poker main event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/01/2008

Poker Players Alliance Praises Robert Menendez Bill

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nation-wide, today commended Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing S.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/01/2008

Legalized Online Poker Will Most Certainly Boost US Economy

The numbers are staggering: Poker pro John Juanda has $7,100,000 in total career total winnings to date.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2008

New Online Poker Bill to be Introduced by Controversial Senator

New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez intends to introduce a new bill that would regulate online poker and other "games of skill".

The Senate bill's introduction follows a 30-16 vote on Sept. 16 by the House Financial Services Committee that would require federal agencies to define unlawful Internet gambling before completing regulations to enforce a current ban on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2008

BodogLife.com Complaints Mount: Slow Pays Continue

Customers are getting paid albeit slowly....very slowly.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/30/2008

Philippine Online Gambling Website Busted

(Associated Press) - South Korean prosecutors have busted an online gambling ring operated by Koreans from the Philippine capital Manila which cleared some 100 million dollars over 18 months, offic

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/30/2008

Internet Gambling Ban Contested as Unconstitutionally Vague

If neither financial institutions nor the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve know which transactions to bar as payment for illegal Internet gambling, the federal ban should be scrapped, the In

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/30/2008

World Series of Poker Winner Russ Hamilton UltimateBet Poker Cheat

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission today released its findings into a very high profile cheating scandal involving Absolute Poker and, later, the company's sister site, UltimateBet.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/29/2008

Bet Kills Chef: Dish was Too Hot Say Authorities

An amateur chef died the day after eating a "superhot" chilli in a bet with his friend over who could make the hottest dish, Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2008

iMEGA Appeal Filed in US 3rd Circuit

Today, iMEGA filed its brief with the US Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, in the matter of iMEGA v. Keisler, et al. The suit challenges the constitutionality of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), which prohibits US financial institutions from processing transactions between online gambling sites and US players, while shifting the determination, burden and cost of enforcement onto the financial institutions.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/29/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Case to Require Clients Identities Revealed?

A hearing to determine if the commonwealth of Kentucky can seize up to 141 online gambling domains took place this past Friday.

Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said at a press conference last week that the gambling-friendly state is taking "unprecedented action" against sites that "siphon off money from regulated and legal games," such as the state lottery and thoroughbred racing. Kentucky has lost "tens of millions" to unlicensed gambling, he said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/29/2008

Bodog WSOP Winner Jamie Gold Just Can’t Win: Barcelona Poker Raid

2006 World Series of Poker winner and one time Bodog representative, Jamie Gold, was scheduled to be the key speaker at this week's Casino Affiliate Poker conference and Affiliate Poker World Serie

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

CAP Poker Tournament Raided by Police in Barcelona

According to numerous reports, an online gambling affiliate convention poker tournament has been shut down by Barcelona police.

Police raided the Hotel Princesa in Barcelona Spain this weekend where the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) poker tournament was taking place.  (see news here)

All gambling equipment was confiscated.  Gambling911.com was also being told that the organizers were detained. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

Alberta Gamblers Biggest Spenders in Canada

Alberta is widely considered one of the strongest economies in all of Canada, supported by a burgeoning petroleum and tech industry.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

John McCain’s Gambling Problem: Team May Have Ties to Gambling Industry

As the online gambling industry fights to gain its legal stature in the United States through a challenge waged by the The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, the New York Tim

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

Miami Beach The Next Gambling Mecca?

Could a Miami Beach hotel be looking to offer a casino? This was the question being posed by the Miami Herald this weekend.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/28/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Hearing Reconvenes October 7

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be in court again October 7 to face off against the online gambling industry.

Kentucky received court permission to seize 141 gambling Web sites' domain names as it tries to put them out of business there. Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said at a press conference that the gambling-friendly state is taking "unprecedented action" against sites that "siphon off money from regulated and legal games," such as the state lottery and thoroughbred racing. Kentucky has lost "tens of millions" to unlicensed gambling, he said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

Poker Players Alliance Submits Amicus Brief in Kentucky Domain Case

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today submitted an amicus brief to the Franklin Circuit Court in Kentuck

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2008

Online Gambling Websites React to Kentucky Action: Change Domain Names

A number of online gambling websites have obtained brand new domain names in the event that the commonwealth of Kentucky gets away with seizing up to 141 such URLs named in a complaint.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

LazerWager Shuts its Doors for Good

That online sports book with the stupid name has finally bit the dust....just like a few of the banks in the US.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Bodog Poker Open II Starts Sunday as Customers Wait Months to be Paid

Go to most online poker and sports betting forums, chances are you will find tons of threads discussing how people have been waiting months to get paid by Bodog.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/25/2008

Poker Players Alliance Spends Large Sums on Lobbying Efforts

(Associated Press) The Poker Players Alliance spent $283,000 in the second quarter to lobby in favor of licensed and regulated Internet poker in the U.S., according to a disclosure report filed Jul

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/25/2008

CEO of So-Called Legal Online Poker Room Operating in US Speaks

Jason Kellerman, chief executive officer of Pure Play, a so-called "legal" online poker room based in the USA, will be a featured speaker at

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/25/2008

Breaking News

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NJ Sports Betting Matter

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NJ Sports Betting Matter

The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

Christopher Vitch Wins $10K Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo or Better Championship

Christopher Vitch Wins $10K Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo or Better Championship

Christopher Vitch, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona has defeated Benny Glaser to win the Seven Card Hi-Lo or Better Championship Event #48 at this year’s World Series of Poker.

Top Trends Regarding the Mobile Applications of 2017

Top Trends Regarding the Mobile Applications of 2017

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