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Italian Revenue Agency Cracks Down on Professional Online Poker Players, Local Tax Cheats

The Italian Revenue Agency has reportedly begun cracking down on poker pros who have entered into sponsorship deals.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/21/2011

Alabama Lobbyist Said She Conspired to Offer Bribes

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2011

Nigerian Scammers Target PokerStars via Skype

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/20/2011

$15 Million in Seized Full Tilt Poker Funds Documented so Far and Growing According to Website

Website dedicates itself to displaying the amount of seized funds by US authorities related to online poker rooms like Full Tilt Poker, UB.com

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/20/2011

DC Online Poker Bill May Be Repealed

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/19/2011

Germany Online Gambling Tax Hike Not Likely: Bwin.Party, Betfair Surge on News

Germany is unlikely to hike taxes by 17 percent on all online gambling stakes after the European Union condemned the idea on Tuesday.  This sent Bwin.Party shares surging.

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Bwin.Party topped the mid-cap gainers board, up 7¾p to 140p, while online betting exchange Betfair Group gained 16½p to 632p.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/19/2011

William Hill Enters Italian Online Poker Market With WilliamHill.it

William Hill is the latest online poker room to enter the powerful Italian market with its newest domain name WillianHill.it. 

William Hillis the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker and has been in business since 1932. 
Italy opened up its market to online poker play from companies outside the nation last year.  PokerStars.it is the world’s fifth largest online poker venture. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/19/2011

Howard Lederer Pays Todd Brunson $150K in Full Tilt Poker Money From Trunk of his BMW

Howard Lederer, the face behind beleaguered Full Tilt Poker, reportedly paid poker pro Todd Brunson $150K in monies contained in the trunk of Lederer’s fancy car.

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Brunson tweeted: 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/19/2011

Coral Welcomes Andy Hornby as New CEO

Andy Hornby has begun his reign as Chief Executive of Coral, one of the world’s biggest bookmakers.

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It had taken the firm nearly a year to replace former CEO Nick Rust, who departed for Ladbrokes.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/18/2011

Blackjack Winning System From Atlantic City Casino Stud Don Johnson

Where else is the best place to learn a winning Blackjack system than from the master himself, Don Johnson.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/18/2011

7 Major US Online Gambling Sites Shut Down Completely: Includes English Harbour

One of the oldest established online gambling sites, the casino group English Harbour, has shut down along with 6 other online casino brands

The death of online gambling sites continues.  Among the group of casinos to delete their websites and close their gambling doors are English Harbour, Millionaire Casino, VIP Slots, Slots Galore, Silver Dollar Casino, Super Slots and Caribbean Gold Casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2011

Johnny Sack Endorsing Online Gambling Business: Pay Per Head Reduced Pricing

PayPerHead.com Launches new pricing, a new site, and a new campaign featuring Soprano's Johnny Sack

PayPerHead.com, an online sportsbook service provider for local agents, today unveiled a new site and a new price-led campaign featuring Vince Curatola, Johnny Sack of The Sopranos fame.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/17/2011

Sports.com Merged into Sportsbook.com

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/17/2011

VIP.com, BetGameDay.com and Nine.com Shut Down

After pulling out of the US market in 2006, VIP.com, BetGameDay.com and Nine.com have decided to close shop.  The sites all feature a closure notice.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/15/2011

Betdaq Cuts Off Australian Online Gamblers

The betting exchange Betdaq has stopped accepting online gambling business from Australia.  It is reported that the company was operating there without a legitimate licence. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/15/2011

Full Tilt Poker Claims Must be Filed by Midnight Friday July 15

Those looking to file claims against Full Tilt Poker in order to recoup monies owed must do so no later than Friday July 15 (which is just hours away from this writing).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/14/2011

Merge Gaming Expected to Reopen to US Poker Players Shortly

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/14/2011

PartyGaming Taken Aback by Surge in New Business Acquisitions

Just how good is business at PartyGaming these days?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/14/2011

Bodog Claims First UK Online Gambling Licence

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/14/2011

Operation “Go Get Her” Captures Tunica Casino Prostitutes

Authorities in the river casino city of Tunica, Mississippi, have rounded up eight area prostitutes as part of an undercover sting operation called “Go Get Her”. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/13/2011

Correa Wants California House Seizing Online Poker Bill Passed Now

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/13/2011

Alderney Gaming Commission Will Hold Hearing on Full Tilt Poker July 26

A hearing is scheduled to discuss the future of Full Tilt Poker on July 26.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/12/2011

Breaking News

Records Shattered at $5 Million Venom Online Poker Tournament

Records Shattered at $5 Million Venom Online Poker Tournament

A recap of Day1A of the monumentous Venom tournament finds that all records have been shattered at the world's fastest growing online poker room, Americas Cardroom.   The great news is, there is still time to enter for your chance at a guaranteed $1 million first place prize.

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WagerHome.com claims it has the competitive edge coming into the 2019 football season thanks to its proprietary Pay Per Head software.

Poker Player at Fault Following WSOP Dealer Chip Counting Error?

Poker Player at Fault Following WSOP Dealer Chip Counting Error?

While much of the focus in the poker world was on the final table determination for the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event this past weekend, there was another big story that had everyone talking.