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Carbon Poker Customer Support Among the Most Efficient Online

Carbon Poker players have known for years that Carbon has some of the best customer support in the online poker industry but some may not know about all the various avenues players can use to get answers. The Carbon Poker support team has always gone to great lengths to ensure their players questions and concerns are addressed in a timely matter and with their own sub-forum on the 2+2 poker forum site.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2012

EPT Berlin 2012 Final Table Determined

We now know the EPT Berlin 2012 final table and it promises to be a good one.  Finalists include the likes of Andrew Chen and David Kitai, both of whom have made final tables in previous European Poker Tour events.


Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/20/2012

Tiger Woods Poker Night With Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson

The winner of the April 27, 2012 Tiger’s Poker Night will win a once-in-a-lifetime foursome of golf with Tiger Woods.


The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to help raise money for Tiger's Foundation.  Those taking part will be World Series of Poker bracelet record holder Phil Hellmuth and legendary poker pro Doyle Brunson. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/20/2012

Sports Betting Online: El Clasico, Red Wings Facing Elimination, Kendall Wright Browns Odds

Here are the latest sports betting online updates for the afternoon hours of Friday, April 20, 2012 that include the current El Clasico odds, Kendall Wright NFL Draft props and more….

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Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Apr/20/2012

Watch Manila Millions Super High Roller 2012 Live: Asian Poker Tour Philippines Too

Live streaming of the Manila Millions Super High Roller 2012 and Asian Poker Tour Philippines throughout the weekend

For many, the Manila Millions Super High Roller 2012 will be taking place halfway around the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of the action (with only a slight delay) as the event can be broadcast right into your own living room.

The live stream appears below.  This event kicked off at 3 pm Manila time Friday.  The time difference is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the States and 7 hours ahead of London. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/20/2012

Amarillo Slim Still Alive and ‘Fighting Hard’: Brunson Says His “Goodbye”

Poker icon Doyle Brunson revealed he had spoken to Amarillo Slim late Thursday following rumors of him imminent death.


Brunson tweeted:

Just talked to Amarillo Slim. He is in (a) hospice but is fighting hard. Tears came to my eyes as we said bye.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/20/2012

2006 WSOP Champ Jamie Gold to Hunt Ghosts on TV

Poker players have been known to get spooked by a bad beat, but this is ridiculous!

2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jamie Gold is to star in an episode of the reality TV show "Ghost Adventures," it was revealed.

The episode will be the popular program's series finale and is to air at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 27, 2012, on the Travel Channel, an American cable TV network, the show announced.

On the show, the ornery Gold and other celebrities will hunt for ghosts at Vegas' famed Riviera hotel and casino, which according to legend is haunted.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/19/2012

2012 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Attracts Heavy Hitters, Alleged Scammers

The 2012 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Day 1 ended with poker “bad boy” Chino Rheem among the top 10 chip leaders. 


Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/19/2012

Foxwoods CEO: Competition May Spur Online Gambling

(Associated Press) - - The chief executive of Foxwoods Resort Casino says rising competition is forcing the Indian-run casino in eastern Connecticut to consider online gambling and other changes.

Scott Butera, in an online discussion Thursday with The Day of New London, said supply in the casino business is clearly outpacing demand. Gambling has been legalized in Massachusetts, though casinos are not expected to open for a few years. Casinos in New York also are taking a greater share of the market.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2012

Carbon Poker Player Funds ARE Segregated

It is a concern that has gripped the online poker community ever since US authorities cracked down on the one time second largest online poker company, Full Tilt Poker, exactly one year ago this week. 

Are player funds segregated?

Full Tilt Poker’s we came to find out, were not.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/19/2012

Marc Wright, Thomas Cibak Lead EPT Berlin 2012

Marc Wright and Thomas Cibak were chip leaders heading into Day 4 of the EPT Berlin 2012.

"I've been pretty lazy but I'm trying to get back into it again now," said Wright. "When you play poker for a living its super easy to get lazy; it's my own fault but I'm going to start playing all EPTs and playing online tournaments properly."

24 players remain in the event including three former winners are vying to become the first double winner.

Andrew Chen, the third biggest chip leader, has reached two EPT finals before

Marc Wright 2400000

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/19/2012

Veepstakes Odds for the GOP Just Posted: Marco Rubio Favored

Carrie Stroup here with important news that just opened up Republican Veepstakes odds..

Marco Rubio was coming in as the 3/1 favorite.

Other notables included Rob Portman with the next shortest odds at 5/1. Chris Christie 8/1 and Rick Santorum 10/1 were right up there as well.

For the best payouts, here were a few longshots for the GOP Veepstakes:  Condoleeza Rice 25/1, Newt 50/1 Palin 100/1.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Apr/19/2012

Massachusetts Rep Wants Three Online Poker Licensees to Pay $10 Mil Each

Norfolk, Massachusetts Republican Rep. Dan Winslow is looking to create three Massachusetts licenses for intrastate internet poker.

Winslow wants to make his colleagues in the House aware of options to generate additional state revenues in the state, according to the Boston Herald.  He hopes to have his measure passed in the House and Senate in the coming months. 

From the Boston Herald:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/19/2012

The Thrilla in Manila as First Ever Manila Millions Super High Roller to be Held Friday

In a matter of hours, 25 players are expected to compete for a piece of the $3,000,000 plus prize pool at the first ever Manila Millions Super High Roller tournament, kicking off the 2012 Asian Poker Tour.

Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Johnny Chan, John Juanda, Andrew Robl and Sam Trickett were among those slated to take part in the HKD$1,000,000 ($129,000) buy-in tournament.  A handful of wealthy businesspersons were also likely to join the pros in Friday’s event.  

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/19/2012

Brent Beckley Sentencing Slated for Today (April 19): Headed Up Absolute Poker

One of the individuals caught up in a massive online poker probe last April was scheduled to be sentenced today (April 19, 2012) after pleading guilty to money laundering and bank fraud.

Brent Beckley was an executive and co-founder of the now shuttered online poker firm, Absolute Poker.   

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/19/2012

US Attorney Overseeing Online Poker Investigation Among Time’s Most Influential People

The man who is in charge of the investigation that took down three of the world’s largest online poker rooms last April 2011, US Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Preetinder S. Bharara, has been named among’s “Most Influential People”.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/18/2012

PokerTableRatings Removes PokerStars Profiles After Lawsuit Threat

The following is notice that they have removed PokerStars player profiles from their database following a threatened lawsuit by the world’s largest online poker venture. 

Whether we are providing replays of infamous hot streaks, colossal downswings, finding critical security breaches in poker software clients or publicly outing bot and collusion rings for the sake of game integrity, PokerTableRatings has had a long history of being actively involved in the online poker community.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2012

LockOps Online Satellites Now Underway

The highly anticipated LockOps:  Lock Online Poker Series kicks off in May with online satellites already running here. has been getting quite a bit of search traffic for the LockOps event so here it is in a nutshell below. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/18/2012

EPT6 Copenhagen Champ Anton Wigg Chip Leader at EPT Berlin 2012 (Video)

EPT6 Copenhagen champion Anton Wigg led the way after Wednesday’s play.  He is also fresh off his victory in the prior night’s €2k NL Turbo Bounty event (for €37,250).


A total of 102 players will be returning for Day 3 on Thursday including Vanessa Selbst, who ranked among the top 10 chip leaders with 374,500, Jan Heitmann and Ana Marquez (99,000).

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/18/2012

Caterer Who Pulled Gun on Police During Poker Raid Was Serving Up More Than Chow


Police on Wednesday released surveillance video taken from inside a Chattanooga, Tennessee catering hall that became the center of a high stakes poker raid and shooting. 

The sting operation happened last week at ATC Healthcare on Gunbarrel Road.

Police Chief Bobby Dodd invited the media to review the video, however, no recording was permitted since the evidence was yet to be turned over to the prosecution or defense. 

Catering Clifford Billups, 32, was shot by police after pulling out a gun while trying to escape.  

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/18/2012

Amarillo Slim Near Death: Brunson Insists his Friend was Not a Child Molester

As Amarillo Slim (real name Thomas Austin Preston, Jr.) lay in critical condition in a hospice preparing to die, fellow poker icon Doyle Brunson has found fit to defend his friend and allegations that he once molested a young girl.

“For the record, no way was he ever a child molester,” Brunson tweeted.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/18/2012

Betsson Acquires Nordicbet

Betsson AB (publ) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantial parts of the business of Nordic Gaming Group plc, which is the owner of the NordicBet, TrioBet and Tobet gaming operations. Once the transaction is approved by competent regulatory bodies, the acquisition will be finalized in the end of second quarter 2012.

Betsson is one of the largest Scandinavian online gambling firms offering a wide range of first-class online gambling products and games in a safe and user-friendly gaming environment.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/18/2012

Judge Can Now Accept Misdemeanor Plea in Online Poker Case

A federal judge has confirmed he is prepared to accept a guilty plea from John Campos, one of the men indicted in April of 2011 for handling transactions on behalf of three online poker rooms including Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/18/2012

Americas Cardroom Received an ‘A’ for Online Poker Payouts

Poker Affiliate Solutions has graded Americas Cardroom online poker room with an ‘A’ for its payouts.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2012

Watch as NUTTYNUTS303 Hits Bad Beat Jackpot for More Than $250k (Video)

Watch as BetDSI Poker player NUTTYNUTS303 has his quad Jacks railroaded by a straight flush only to trip the Bad Beat Jackpot and take home $86,077.92. is one of many online poker rooms offering the increasingly popular Bad Beat Poker Jackpots, which often result in massive cash winnings as illustrated above. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/18/2012

Laurant Tapie Named Director, Secretary of New Full Tilt Limited: Invests €1m in Poker Firm

The Full Tilt Poker saga continues with the registration of a new Irish company:  New Full Tilt Limited, for which Adidas savior Laurent Tapie has invested a reported €1m.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/18/2012

EU Commission Online Gambling Manifesto Too Little, Too Late

While the European Gaming and Betting Association has published a manifesto for a sustainable EU policy for online gambling, countries like Belgium and the Netherlands continue to engage in their own policy of quashing foreign competition, including that from neighboring European Union countries.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/18/2012

4th Arrest Made in Shooting Death at Brampton, Ontario Poker Tournament

A 4th individual has been arrested exactly one year after the shooting death of Kearn Nedd, 28, who was competing in a poker tournament at a Brampton, Ontario banquet hall. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/18/2012

Another Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Goes Off Online: This Time at Carbon

They just keep coming!  Yet another Bad Beat Poker Jackpot has hit.

Carbon Poker advised late Tuesday of the $97,401.45 payout (with all details appearing below).

Oh, and here’s a trend we at are noticing of late…

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/17/2012

Internet Gambling, Horse Racing Regulated Simulcasting on Agenda in Massachusetts

By STEVE LeBLANC, The Associated Press

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pressing lawmakers and Gov. Deval Patrick to push back a key deadline for the panel to take over the regulation of horse racing and simulcasting, saying the expanded duties will make it harder to get new casinos up and running.

Commission chairman Steven Crosby said Tuesday that the panel will meet the May 20 takeover deadline if needed, but said delaying the change makes more sense for the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012

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Top 5 COVID-19 Related Gambling Trends You Can Expect to Take Shape Revealed!

Top 5 COVID-19 Related Gambling Trends You Can Expect to Take Shape Revealed!

Across the globe, various businesses and sectors are struggling to adapt to the new norm of COVID-19. The gambling sector is not spared either, with activities being crippled in several ways. The operators of the agencies can testify the industry is hit hard. Does a question arise about what you can expect from the betting sector from agencies and punters themselves? Here are some of the top trends you can expect to see during post lockdown related to gambling activities.  

Biden Bounce With Harris Rollout?  Not Yet

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Former Vice President and Democratic nominee for US President Joe Biden saw his odds tank early with news that he had selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.  By Wednesday those odds remained mostly unchanged.

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two people have been charged in an alleged Livermore gambling scheme involving a theft of about $4 million, state prosecutors said Monday.