Frenchmen Antoine was one of two players to make a repeat appearance at the Final Table
It's a question people have been asking for years: Did Bodog founder Calvin Ayre sell his soul to the devil?
With a lifestyle that seems unattainable for most mere mortals, Ayre enjoyed a seemingly endless stream of cash, booze and women. He hobnobbed with big name celebrities who fawned over him as if he were the one with the Academy Award. Ayre's opulent lifestyle would eventually land him on the cover of Forbes prestigious billionaire's issue in March of 2006. It all seemed to good to be true....and maybe it was.
The U.S. government recently seized $24 million from bank accounts linked to Bodog, the giant, illegal-under-U.S.-law Internet gaming operation founded by Canadian tycoon Calvin Ayre.
Federal filings make very clear that a serious criminal investigation of the Bodog enterprise is ongoing. At a minimum, word of the seizures is likely to rattle the confidence of U.S.-based online gamblers that they will receive their winnings, not only from Bodog but from the industry's other remaining participants.
A new online bank catering to online gambling enthusiasts has opened and offers fast and secure online money transfer services.
Lots of people use PayPal but the online payment solution seems to care little about customer privacy.
When University of Western Ontario professor June Cotte started researching online gambling, she never expected to recommend it be legalized.
Gambling911.com has been reporting extensively on bouncing checks from various online poker websites.
"America should just let Israel alone, defend itself, and go nuke the heck out of those Iranian cockroaches. Blow ‘em all up... just nuke the place for a thousand years."
Online gambling sites are now issuing the following notices regarding withdrawal of funds via check:
What are the odds Lloydminster would make a great place to start a gambling website?
One desired to have sex with an underage girl in exchange for a skateboard; Another starred in a freaky foot fetish video with an overage grandma. Another - who is participating in this November's final table of the WSOP - could actually face being arrested during the event as he has an outstanding warrant out of Broward County, Florida for trespassing (and he had just gotten through serving probation for a felony/larceny conviction.
Says Spencer Bachus incorrectly cited the university's research on gambling addiction in arguing for the continued prohibition on online gambling.
When you moved you pay per head bookie business to an elevated pay per head platform, you were assured that everything would be handled. That is the bottom line.