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Poker Nordica Shuts Down

Merge Gaming Network online poker room Poker Nordica has shut its doors, however, it appears as if accounts can be moved over to other rooms on the network such as Lock Poker and Carbon Poker

Once the second largest virtual card room on the Merge Gaming Network after Carbon, Poker Nordica’s reasons for closing shop were not immediately known. 

“We unfortunately need to close down Poker Nordica from April 1th 2012!

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/03/2012

Calvin Ayre Hires Slotnick Father Son Team to Take on Baltimore US Attorney founder Calvin Ayre has hired the father son tandem of Barry and Stuart Slotnick to represent him just one month after being charged with money laundering by the US Attorney’s Office out of Maryland. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2012

New Jersey Online Poker Bill Could Hit Road Block

News that real estate mogul Donald Trump is looking to team up with online gambling powerhouse 888 Holdings to bring regulated “real money” Web card rooms to the US could become muted later Tuesday as a measure to legalize the industry in New Jersey will face a tough challenge in the state Senate.

John Brennan of explains

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2012

Trump News Causes 888 Holdings Shares to Surge

Overnight news that real estate and casino mogul Donald Trump is in talks with 888 Holdings to potentially offer “real money” online poker play in the US has sent that company’s shares surging to a 56-week high of 65 pence earlier in the day.  New Jersey, which is home to a handful of Trump-branded casino establishments, is looking to become a hub for the regulated online poker industry. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/03/2012

Donald Trump in Talks With 888 Holdings to Offer US Online Poker

News broke late Monday night that Donald Trump and publicly traded Internet gambling firm 888 Holdings are in talks to offer online poker in the US once it becomes regulated. 


Trump is the latest in a line of US-based firms looking for potential partnerships in the States as the industry prepares to open up. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/02/2012

Nadex Denied Ability to Offer Futures Betting on President Obama

While you can still bet on the US Presidential race and Barack Obama’s odds to be re-elected at online gambling sites the likes of, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shot down a proposal by the North American Derivatives Exchange (NADEX) to offer options contracts on the US Presidential election, claiming such “gaming” was not in the public interest. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/02/2012

Couric vs. Palin Morning News Ratings Odds Give Former Alaska Governor Edge has released its own odds of a Couric vs. Palin morning news show showdown with NBC’s “Today” a 1/3 odds favorite to beat out ABC’s “Good Morning America”. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/02/2012 No Online Poker Partnership Between California and Nevada

The state of California with a population similar to that of Canada at 37.7 million will go it alone when it comes to online poker legislation.


Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/02/2012

PPA Pushing to Have Online Poker Measure Attached to Cyber Security Bill

Poker Players Alliance Vice President of Player Relations Rich Muny sat down with Poker Fusion this week to address the possibility of online poker legislation finding its way onto an upcoming cyber security bill. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/02/2012

Daniel Negreanu: Why Hate on Phil Ivey and Annie Duke is Still a B****

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu defended his friend Phil Ivey on the posting boards this weekend, insisting Ivey had no part in the Full Tilt Poker debacle. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/02/2012

Party Poopers: No More Bad Beat Jackpots at PartyPoker

PartyPoker this past week abandoned its Bad Beat Jackpots, citing the desire to “ensure a healthier poker room, offering you better cash games and more players to play against”.

The last PartyPoker Bad Beat Jackpot hit this past Friday.  Party offered little, if any, notice regarding the removal.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/02/2012

Albert Sapiano Declared Winner of Genting Poker Series London 2012

British poker player Albert Sapiano has been named the winner of the 2012 Genting Poker Series London Final Table.


Sapiano adds to his over $161,000 in live tournament winnings to date.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/02/2012

LGA Addresses Everleaf Gaming Network Non-Compliance Issue….Sort Of

The Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA) is still closely monitoring the “non-compliance” issues involving one of its licensees, Everleaf Gaming.


Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2012

New York Times: The Neighborhood Bookie Gets High Tech and Goes Pay Per Head

This weekend, the New York Times featured a good article on the local bookies and how they have reinvented themselves by going online.

From The Times

The basic setup is simple: Instead of taking a phone call from every hopeful bettor, the bookie directs his clients to a Web site, where bets can be recorded, tracked and totaled. The bookie can then log on and see who owes — or is owed — money in the coming week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2012

Who Wants a Free iPad, Ducati 848 EVO, Poker Gear

Lock Poker is giving away three free items per day including iPads and all types of poker gear during the month of April (2012). 

Poker players can now win prizes just for playing. The more you play within a day, the more there is to win.

There are three draws every day, one for each qualifying level. Win the daily draw and you'll have a choice of three prizes. Each day in the month you reach a level you will earn an entry into the daily draw.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2012

Jannick Wrang Wins 2012 EPT Campione

PokerStars qualifier Jannick “EDWARDHOPPER” Wrang from Denmark has won EPT Campione for €640,000 after beating American Olivier Busquet heads-up. Wrang is the third Danish EPT champion in a row following Mickey Petersen’s triumph in Copenhagen in February and Frederick Jensen’s win in Madrid two weeks ago.
Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2012

Search on For Winners of $640 Mega Millions Lottery

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history totaling $640 million has at least one winner and officials were waiting early on Saturday to see if there are other winning tickets.

Maryland lottery officials announced that a winning ticket was purchased at a store in Baltimore County, though they had not identified the winner yet.

"This is truly remarkable and historic," said Maryland lottery director Stephen Martino.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/31/2012

Huffington Post: Poker Millionaire Brian Hastings Struggling 12 Months After Black Friday

Ron Dicker of the Huffington Post published a story Saturday morning on the plight of poker millionaire Brian Hastings 12 months after “Black Friday”.


Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/31/2012

EPT Campione 2012 Final Table Set: Fabrice Soulier Leads

The final table of the EPT Campione 2012 has been set with Fabrice Soulier leading in chips. 

Soulier is a successful poker pro who has nearly $4 million in live tournament winnings to date. 

The Frenchman has an amazing 82 cashes and 11 first place finishes.  He was declared the winner of this past year’s World Series of Poker H.O.R.S.E Championship. 

The 2nd biggest chip holder, Olivier Busquet, is no slouch either having won just over $2.6 million in live tournaments to date. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/30/2012

Cake Poker’s $100,000 Points Race Returns

Based on the popularity of March’s $100,000 Points Race, popular online poker site, Cake Poker is running another $100,000 Points Race for April and adding a bonus $10,000 Main Event seat giveaway.


Submitted by Guest on, Mar/30/2012

A-Rod Accused of Taking Part in Ponzi Scammer High Stakes Poker Game

A convicted ponzi scammer, Bradley Ruderman, testified in court on Thursday that he witnessed Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) take part in one of his high stakes poker games, something Rodriguez has flatly denied in the past. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/30/2012

Somach to be Guest on Los Angeles Radio Show Saturday Morning’s Tom Somach will be a guest on Saturday, March 31, 2012, on the popular Los Angeles radio show "Morning Brew."

The sports-, politics- and gambling-themed show is heard live each Saturday from 8-9 a.m. Pacific Time on KCAA radio in Los Angeles, heard on the AM dial at 1050.

The show can also be heard live via the Internet at KCAA's website,, or any time later via the site's free archive.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/30/2012

Gambling Addiction in Asian Community Highlighted After Quadruple Slaying in San Fran

Following the brutal slaying of five family members last week in their San Francisco home, New America Media’s Aruna Lee, Andrew Lam and Summer Chiang examined the gambling epidemic among Asians. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/29/2012

Online Poker Tournament $50,000 Guaranteed: Liberty Weekends Begin

Starting this Saturday March 31st, Americas Cardroom is celebrating poker freedom in America with Liberty Weekends. Remember that you'll find two big guaranteed tournaments every weekend during the month of April, a $10k GTD Saturdays and a $50k GTD on Sundays.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2012

MGM Will be ‘Punished’ if They Don’t Get Internet Poker Right in US reports that Nevada Internet poker licenses will not be ready until June and it will take a prolonged period beyond that for testing to occur before sites can go live for real money play.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/29/2012

William Hill Having Tough Time Getting Nevada License: Under Intense Scrutiny

One of the United Kingdom’s biggest bookmakers is having a rough go at breaking into the US market.

European companies are looking to forge relationships with US-based casinos in an effort to get a leg's up in the critical US regulated online gambling market....once it opens up.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Genting Poker Series 2012 Schedule Extends to December

The Genting Poker Series 2012 is already underway with the 7-leg tournament offering up to £800,000 in prizes. 

Genting is the United Kingdom’s biggest brick and mortar casino and they also operate an online casino. 

The Genting Poker Series offers an affordable tour, with one of the best structures around, run by the UK's biggest casino operator.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Lisa Perry Heats Up Don Best

If you thought Jenny Woo was sizzling (even at 9 months pregnant), we here at got more in store as Lisa Perry will begin offering her expertise over at Don Best TV.  Poor Pat Williams is going to have a tough time containing himself over there. 

Ms. Perry, a former Captain of the Indianapolis Colts cheerleader squad who later posed in Playboy Magazine, is back writing for and starring in videos that will be readily available here at

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2012

Sheldon Adelson Done With Newt Gingrich: ‘He’s at the End of His Line’ (Video)

In an interview featured on the Jewish Journal Thursday, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson essentially said that Newt Gingrich’s campaign to become the GOP US Presidential nominee is over.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Mega Millions Jackpot Now Stands at Record $540 Million

Good news:  The Mega Millions Jackpot has yet to hit and is now up to a record $540 million. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/29/2012

Breaking News

New Jersey Breaks Its Monthly Sports Betting Record

New Jersey Breaks Its Monthly Sports Betting Record

Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018.

Former NJ Governor Chris Christie Describes PA Rollout of Sports Betting a "Dumpster Fire"

Former NJ Governor Chris Christie Describes PA Rollout of Sports Betting a "Dumpster Fire", "Extortion"

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called Pennsylvania's attempt to offer legalized sports betting a "rolling dumpster fire".

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