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‘Deal or No Deal’ Dealt Lifeline From Gambling Ban

Regulators have saved one of Great Britain’s beloved quiz shows “Deal or No Deal” by backing off of imposing gambling restrictions on it and other similar shows. 


Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/14/2012

The Bill the PPA Wants Online Poker Measure Attached to: Civil Liberties at Stake (Video)

Dozens of civil liberties groups plan to protest the very bill the Poker Players Alliance is touting as one that will provide freedom for countless numbers of card players in the States. 

The PPA wants to attach a bill that would legalize online poker to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).  It is a cybersecurity bill that allows the sharing of information between government agencies and private companies.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/14/2012

Police Shoot Caterer During Raid on Poker Game: Poker Playing Doc Assists Wounded (Video)

Police shot a caterer who drew his weapon on an officer during a Thursday evening  raid of a Chattanooga high stakes poker game.

An officer fired and hit Clifford Jamar Billups, 32, in the side.  He was treated and released.  Billups, who has an extensive criminal record, attempted to flee out a back door while the raid was in progress.  He has since been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, felony reckless endangerment and illegal gambling and is due to appear in court on Thursday. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/14/2012

Black Friday Online Poker Tournament Seats Still Available: Liberty Quarter Million at ACR

This Sunday, Americas Cardroom is hosting their biggest guaranteed tournament EVER to recognize the one year anniversary of “Black Friday”.  This is the day, April 15, 2011, that the US Government cracked down on Internet poker by forcing the exit of the three largest US-facing virtual card rooms at the time following a years long probe into alleged banking improprieties. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/14/2012

Hollywood Casino Columbus Hiring 600 Dealers

Calling all dealers in and around the Columbus, Ohio area.  There are job openings for 600 dealers at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus.  Full time and part time employment opportunities are available. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/13/2012

Vegas Priest Who Siphoned $650k to Support Video Poker Habit Will Begin Prison Term

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from Las Vegas was due to surrender Friday at a federal prison in Texas to begin serving three years and one month for siphoning $650,000 from his northwest Las Vegas parish to support a video poker and casino gambling habit.

Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe, 59, planned to turn himself in as required at the low-security La Tuna correctional institution in the Texas-New Mexico border town of Anthony, defense attorney Margaret Stanish told The Associated Press.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/13/2012

New Full Tilt Poker Class Action Suit Filed Against Lederer, Ferguson

Another class action lawsuit has been filed against Full Tilt Poker directors Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson.  Both men have been accused of running a ponzi scheme by the US Justice Department in connection with the now shuttered online poker firm.

Full Tilt customers living in the US have waited a year now to receive monies owed to them after two executives from the company were charged with money laundering and bank fraud on April 15, 2012.  The US Government also froze more than a dozen of FTP’s bank accounts. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/13/2012

Phil Laak Mucks 100k Winner at Big Game VI (Video)

A sleep deprived Phil Laak mucked the winner in a £68,000 pot at the Big Game VI, Sponsored by / Party Poker.

Alas it was all caught on video.

The Big game runs for 48 hours straight and it’s no wonder the Unabomber, as he is so affectionately called, fell asleep at the wheel after playing for nearly 32 hours at this point.

Understandable, but still... SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND Euro's!!??

Look on the bright side.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/13/2012

Gambling on Friday The 13th a ‘Good’ Thing

One would think that the anti-gambling crusaders that we are, the last thing those of us here at might be espousing is to gamble on Friday The 13th.  But that’s exactly what we are about to do and here are the reasons why.

It’s all about turning the tables.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/13/2012

New York Underground Poker Clubs: Former Waitress Reveals ‘Turn Down the Cleavage’

If you haven’t read it already, the presented an excellent account from a former waitress as to the inner workings of New York’s notorious underground poker rooms.


Underground poker rooms are venues not operating in accordance with state gaming laws that typically do not profit from the actual poker games but rather blackjack or craps played on the side. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/12/2012

Joe Brennan Jr: ‘I’m Not Anti-Federal But (Federal Online Gambling) Just Not in the Cards' (Video)

Appearing on the popular radio show this week, Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association head Joe Brennan, Jr. wants everyone to know that legalizing online gambling in New Jersey is moving full steam ahead.

Brennan is an advocate for state rights, but insists he has nothing against federal legislation.  He just doesn’t see it happening any time soon.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/12/2012

Pitching is the Key When Betting Baseball in 2012 exclusive sports handicapper Fred Wallin talks betting baseball and how pitching plays an important role in winning for gamblers

Since I was very little, my dad and others always told me that baseball was 60%, 70% or 80% pitching, and it's hard to disagree.

However, if we're talking about wagering on baseball--as crazy as it sounds--maybe these numbers are low.

I've been wagering for a long time and to me the easiest play--and nothing really is easy in wagering--is betting on the total runs.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/12/2012

NFL Lifts Ban on Casino Ads for Two Years

The National Football League on Thursday announced it will lift a ban on teams advertising at casinos for a two year period.

This was taken from ProFootball Talk’s Mike Florio:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/12/2012

Frankel Injury Said to be Minor: JLT Lockinge Stakes Odds Still 2 to 5

Frankel, the winner of last year's 2000 Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, was said to have suffered a "superficial" injury Thursday during a workout at Newmarket. 

Frankel was due to race the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 19 where he was listed as the 2/5 favorite.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/12/2012

Sources:, Absolute Poker Resolution With US Justice Dept. Close to Finalized on Thursday reported that and its sister online poker site,, are close to finalizing a resolution with the US Justice Department that could see affected customers paid, at least partially.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/12/2012

Washington Post: Gambling’s ‘Unholy’ Grip in the State of Maryland

First it was the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland setting up a phony payment solutions company then spending the nearly two years worth of seized funds on brand new police cars for Anne Arundel County, now state politicians have come under fire for allegedly holding “spending hostage to the gaming industry’s interests”, claims the W

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/12/2012

LockOps Revealed: Over $2 Million Guaranteed Poker Tournament

Some more details were trickling in regarding the upcoming May LockOps event.

We have now learned that the event, taking place over the period May 6 thru 20 will feature more than $2 million guaranteed over a 15 day period.

32 events are currently scheduled.  The event is being billed as the Lock Online Poker Series. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/12/2012

Israel’s ‘China’ Approach to Online Gambling Fails

They are supposed to be the most democratic country in the Middle East, yet Israel’s stance on Internet gambling over the past two years has been akin to that of China, or worse, the United States.


And while the US has been seizing Internet domain names, Israel has taken things one step further by blocking its citizens from accessing online gambling domains.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/12/2012

World Series of Poker to Offer $1 Million Buy-In: Prize Will be $12.3 Mil

Just days after it was revealed that the Manila Millions Super High Roller will become the biggest cash tournament in history, the World Series of Poker has announced its own $1 million buy-in.  The Manila event takes place next week and already has a number of top pros confirmed including Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/12/2012

EPT Berlin 2012 Largest Poker Tournament in Germany Kicks Off the 16th

We are just days away from the start of the EPT Berlin 2012.  This event is among the most memorable on the European Poker Tour following an armed robbery that took place during the final day in 2010.  Last year’s EPT Berlin was much more subdued with Ben Wilinofsky taking home the €825,000 after beating a 773-strong field.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/12/2012

Sid Rosenberg Found Drunk Behind Wheel in Fetal Position

Back in February reported on how South Florida sports radio host Sid Rosenberg was accused of owing an offshore sportsbook $44,000.  Now comes word of Rosenberg’s arrest for DUI last week.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2012

Utah Governor Objects to Federal Online Poker Bill: Shoots Off Letter to Reid

(Associated Press) Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is urging congressional leaders to oppose efforts to legalize Internet poker.

Herbert says in a letter to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio that gaming laws should be decided by states and not the federal government.

Utah and Hawaii are the only states that outlaw all types of gambling, including the lottery and pari-mutuel betting.

Herbert's letter follows the signing of a bill passed by Utah lawmakers reinforcing the state's gambling prohibitions.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/11/2012

Online Poker Payouts: Carbon Sees Fastest Check Processing in Over a Year

Good news on the online poker payouts front as Carbon Poker customers have reported receiving checks in record time.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/11/2012

Freezeout Multi-Table Online Poker Tournaments to Become Re-Entry Tournaments at ACR

Americas Cardroom is ushering in a brand new era in online poker by making a big change to all freezeout tournaments. Just days away from their long expected $250,000 Guaranteed tournament on April 15th, all existing freezeout multi-table tournaments will become Re-Entry Tournaments, a popular tournament structure that lets players who bust out early re-enter at a new table with a refreshed chip stack.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/11/2012

Tribes Hold the Cards in California Online Poker Effort: New Jersey Racing to be First

The odds of New Jersey legalizing online poker first is much greater than California doing so and the San Francisco Chronicle’s Demian Bulwa does a superb job of laying out the reason why.

Bulwa doesn’t draw comparisons between the two states but rather offers the various obstacles standing in the way of California's efforts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/11/2012

Scott Seiver Wins 2012 PartyPoker Premier League V

Scott Seiver has won the 2012 PartyPoker Premier League V, beating out a star-studded final table that included the likes of Patrik Antonius, Phil Laak, Tony G and Daniel Cates.   

16 players took part in the $125k buy-in event. 

Each player in the PartyPoker Premier League V received $2,000 for each point earned in the preliminary heats, thus helping to boost the overall winnings.

Here is a look at the final table standings and prize payouts:

Scott Seiver – $560,000

Daniel Cates – $376,000

Phil Laak – $233,000

Patrik Antonius – $189,000

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/11/2012

Dusty Schmidt Apologizes for Comparing ‘Black Friday’ to 9/11

Poker pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt has apologized for a thoughtless blog post he made last week comparing Black Friday, the U.S. crackdown last year on online poker, to the murder of 3,000 Americans on 9/11.

"I want to apologize to anyone I offended," Schmidt wrote in his latest blog post, made yesterday.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/11/2012

Commission Junction Drops Covers Experts: The Casualties of War

The sports handicapping “war” shows no letup even if both sides seem a bit apprehensive in terms of releasing critical information.

It began when Management sources within advised that rival Covers had provided its handicappers with an ultimatum heading into this year’s March Madness:  “Leave Pregame or leave us”.   

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/10/2012

‘Mystery’ Solved: ‘RaiseOnce’ on PokerStars Confirmed as Phil Ivey

In what has got to be one of the worst kept secrets in the world of online poker, the “mysterious” “RaiseOnce” for whom everyone and their mother believed to be Phil Ivey has been confirmed to be him. 

From Part Time Poker

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/10/2012

Manila Millions Super High Roller 2012: Biggest Buy-In Ever at HKD$1,000,000

Poker elite Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan have been confirmed for the first ever Manilla Millions Super High Roller 2012 tournament to commence April 20. 


Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/10/2012

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