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Isildur1 Wins $178k at Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw Tables

Online poker phenom Viktor Blom (AKA Isildur1) has taken Full Tilt Poker for another $178k in recent days playing at the Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and 2-7 Triple Draw tables. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/26/2013

The Poker TDA Summit to Take Place June 26, 27 2013

The Poker Tournament Directors’ Association (TDA) will hold it’s bi-annual Summit on June 26 & 27th, 2013, at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Hundreds of Poker Tournament Directors from all over the world will attend the Summit to debate and vote on proposed rules changes and amendments. The final draft of the new rules version will be published by the Association approximately one month after the Summit.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/26/2013

Survey: New Jersey Residents Really, Really Want PokerStars

A recent survey conducted by Poker Players Alliance (PPA) makes it abundantly clear that residents of New Jersey want PokerStars to take over the troubled Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City.

998 members of the PPA who reside in the state were surveyed.

The American Gaming Association is attempting to keep PokerStars out of the state. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/26/2013

Illinois Governor Quinn Not Enthusiastic About Online Gambling in His State

As efforts are currently underway to legalize online gambling in Illinois, that state’s Governor doesn’t seem likely to sign such a measure into law any time soon.

Governor Pat Quinn, who has rejected several previous plans for gambling expansion in the state, spoke to WUIS 91.9 Radio on Monday.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/26/2013

Allen Kessler Wins WSOP Circuit Lodge Casino 2013

Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler won the World Series of Poker Circuit Lodge Casino 2013 Monday night and his second WSOP circuit ring.

Kessler also walked away with $20,859.

He tweeted:

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/26/2013

Low Exchange Rate Announced for Americas Cardroom Online Poker Store

San Jose, Costa Rica - Americas Cardroom is doing everything it can to put more money in the pockets of its players. The US-friendly online poker site today announced that players can swap 950 Combat Points for $10 in cash. The limited-time offer, which is available until April 2, reduces the minimum 4,500 points requirement for a $50 swap.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/26/2013

Mike Harris Wins $95k at Heartland Poker Tour Belterra 2013

Florence, IN - It’s hard to miss Mike Harris in a poker room.  The rancher from New Castle, Wyoming is usually wearing the only cowboy hat in the room and is often sitting behind the biggest stack of chips.  A regular on Heartland Poker Tour, he has three top ten finishes under his belt, including the championship he picked up at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana on Monday.  He earned $95,663 and moved to third on HPT’s all-time money list.  Known as much for his kindness as for his hat, Harris graciously thanked HPT, Belterra, and supporters after elimin

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/26/2013

Revel Casino Officially Files for Bankruptcy Protection

(Associated Press) - From the day it opened less than a year ago, Revel decided to break the rules.

The newest casino in Atlantic City banned smoking, didn’t offer a buffet, turned its back on bus-riding day trippers and focused on the upscale leisure traveler more than the slot-playing senior citizen.

But Monday, the $2.4 billion resort found it could not break the law of supply and demand as it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/26/2013

SCOOP 2013 Schedule Released by PokerStars

PokerStars has released the SCOOP 2013 schedule.  SCOOP stands for Spring Championship of Online Poker.

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It consists of 42 events (two more than last year) and several new tournaments that run from May 12-26. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/25/2013

Nevada Wants to Allow Betting on the US Presidential Race

A bill was introduced Monday that would allow betting on future US Presidential races in the state of Nevada.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/25/2013

Survey: 79.4 Percent of Gamblers Say Online Gambling Won’t Increase Addiction

Morningside Recovery Center, the leading addiction recovery center surveyed over 1,030 men and women this week over the age of 18 on Gambling Addictions.  As Gambling 911 has previously reported, PokerStars is referring players to Morningside Recovery and poker great Eric Lindgren has been there for two-weeks to deal with his issues.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/25/2013

Poker Pro Eric Seidel: ‘Drop a Drone on NRA’s Wayne LaPierre'

Following an appearance by NRA head Wayne LaPierre on NBC’s “Meet The Press”, one of the biggest money makers in poker, Eric Seidel, offered up this angry tweet:

"Drop a drone on Wayne Lapierre, please. He's a much greater threat to American lives then any terrorist, (sic)"

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/25/2013

PokerStars MicroMillions 4 Delivers More Than $9.5 Million in Prize Money

ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN –PokerStars player ‘Ges26’, from Belarus, was crowned the MicroMillions 4 Main Event champion in the early hours of Monday morning, as the latest MicroMillions festival broke several of its own records, becoming the most popular online poker tournament festival of all time in terms of number of entries, as well as hitting a new prize money high for the series.

Submitted by Press Release on, Mar/25/2013

$338.3 million Powerball Ticket Purchased in New Jersey

PASSAIC, N.J. — No one has come forward yet in New Jersey to claim the winning Powerball ticket worth $338.3 million.

The owner of the liquor store where the ticket was sold says a couple of people have told the store they have the winner. But Sunil Sethi (SOO’-neel SET’-tee) of Eagle Liquors in Passaic, 15 miles northwest of New York City, says nothing has been confirmed.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/25/2013

Florida House Could Inadvertently Ban Online Poker in State

With news this month of Florida’s legislatures banning Internet cafes in the wake of a massive money laundering scheme, there have been concerns raised that online poker could inadvertently be banned in the Sunshine State as a result

The Florida House last week voted 110 to 6 to ban Internet cafes in the state.   

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/25/2013

Seals With Clubs Attacked

The Bitcoin-only Seals With Clubs online poker site is back up and functioning Monday following a massive Denial of Service attack this past week.

A Denial of Service or DoS attack is when a target website is saturated with external communications requests from compromised ISP’s to the point where it cannot respond to legitimate traffic.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/25/2013

Dinesh Alt Wins ANZPT Season 5 Sydney (Video)

The winner of the ANZPT Season 5 Sydney is Dinesh Alt, a relative unknown on the live poker circuit who managed to deny Dejan Divkovic back-to-back victories at this event.

Alt walked away with $226,320 for his efforts.

Paris Hilton’s ex and star of that now notorious sex tape, Rick Solomon, finished in 9th place after making the final table.

PokerNews.com breaks it all down in the video appearing below…

ANZPT Season 5 Sydney Final Table Results

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/24/2013

Poker pro Dan Shak has won the PartyPoker Premier League VI Final

Poker pro Dan Shak has won the PartyPoker Premier League VI Final.

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Among those making the PartyPoker Premier League VI Final Table in addition to Shak were Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Tilly, Dan Cates, Jonathan Duhamel, Tobia Reinkemeier (who led with chips coming into Saturday night’s final), Talal Shakerchi and Sam Trickett. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/24/2013

PokerStars Purchase of Atlantic Club Casino Delayed

The world’s largest real money online poker room, PokerStars, planned acquisition of Atlantic City’s Atlantic Club Casino is on hold for the moment.

The Interim Casino Authorization petition has not yet been filed with the Division of Gaming Enforcement, according to a report in NorthJersey.com

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/22/2013

Patrik Antonius Poker Profile: Wins $1.1 Mil This Week, Up $15 Mil

CardPlayer.com is reporting that Finnish poker pro Patrik Antonius managed an impressive $1.1 million run on Full Tilt Poker this past week.

Not just that: Antonius is up around $15 million lifetime on the FTP site.

And Antonius is just 5th when it comes to 2013 winners thus far with Swedish pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom up an amazing $4 million and some change while Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn is up $3.4 million. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/22/2013

Ray Dehkharghani Poker Profile: Winner of 2013 Wynn Classic Championship

Keep a close eye on Ray Dehkharghani.  He’s managed two impressive cashes during the month of March.

Dehkharghani finished 37th at the Bay 101 Shooting Star Main event earlier in the month but it was the CardPlayer World Tour Wynn Classic Championship that has propelled him to the next level.

This time around he topped a field of 207 players and walked away with his biggest win to date, $235,931.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/22/2013

3 in 10 People Believe College Basketball Players Have Gambling Links

(Associated Press) - An increasing number of Americans believe college basketball players influence the outcome of games because of gambling interests, according to a Seton Hall University poll.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/22/2013

Daniel Cates Wins PartyPoker Premier League VI

One of the most successful poker pros in the game today, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates has won the PartyPoker Premier League VI and an additional $32,000 after going heads-up against 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel.

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Cates, Duhamel and Sam Trickett each earned automatic seats into the final table of this event.    

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/22/2013

US Government to Begin Regulating Bitcoins as Big Brother Takes Notice

We knew it was going to happen sooner or later, probably just not sooner.  The US Government has announced it will begin regulating the popular virtual currency Bitcoin in an effort to curb money laundering activities.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/22/2013

PartyPoker Premier League VI: Jonathan Duhamel, Antonio Esfandiari Hot

The PartyPoker Premier League VI featured some big name poker players among the leaders with Dan Shak, Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak and Jason Mercier topping the Group B overall standings and Jonathan Duhamel along with Antonio Esfandiari topping the Group A overall standings heading into Friday.

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Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/22/2013

Gambling911.com Marketing: March Madness Gets Off to Solid Start

It is one of the most pivotal betting periods of the year with March Madness tipping off Thursday.  Leading up to Thursday’s first set of games, there was certainly plenty of traffic coming to the G911 site via search.

The most trafficked NCAA Tournament articles for Thursday were:

“NCAA Tournament Betting Lines: Bucknell-Butler, Oregon-Oklahoma State”

“College Basketball Lines – NCAA Tournament: Southern vs. Gonzaga”

“Akron vs. VCU Line at -7: Virginia Commonwealth 11-1 ATS in Tournaments”

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/21/2013

Zynga Relaunches Online Gaming Site: Loosens Facebook Ties

(Reuters) - Online game publisher Zynga relaunched its website on Thursday, allowing users to play its games without first signing on to Facebook, a significant step toward establishing its independence from Facebook Inc.

The relaunch of Zynga.com is the latest step in the slow dissolution of a special partnership that once bound two of the most influential players in the social Internet industry.

Submitted by Reuters on, Mar/21/2013

Atlantic Club Hotel and Casino COO: ‘Caesar’s has Hidden Agenda’ (Video)

Talking exclusively to PokerNews.com, Atlantic Club Hotel and Casino COO Michael Frawley claims that Caesar’s and the American Gaming Association have an “agenda” in their efforts to try and prevent PokerStars from taking over the property.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/21/2013

New Hampshire Kills One Gambling Bill

CONCORD, N.H. (Associated Press) — A week after a gambling bill passed the state Senate, the New Hampshire House killed one casino bill Thursday but kept another alive, leaving open the possibility of passing its own gambling measure.

The House overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would have allowed two casinos to be built in the state while preserving another amid debate over the possibility of legalizing gambling in New Hampshire.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Mar/21/2013

14 Companies Apply for Delaware Online Gambling Licenses

While the state may have less than 1 million people, that hasn’t stopped over a dozen online gambling companies from filing licensing applications to run i-Gaming businesses out of Delaware.

Topping the list is PokerStars, which is looking to purchase a hotel and casino in nearby Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

Amaya Gaming, International Games Technology, SHFL Entertainment, Continent 8 Technologies, Stan James PLC, and 888 Holdings have each filed applications. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/21/2013

Breaking News

Connecticut Lawmakers Considering Sports Wagering Once Again

Connecticut Lawmakers Considering Sports Wagering Once Again

Lawmakers were urged Tuesday to finally legalize sports betting and internet gambling after years of debate. 

IGT and FanDuel Group Bring Omnichannel Sports Betting to Michigan

IGT and FanDuel Group Bring Omnichannel Sports Betting to Michigan

International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering the recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Michigan, the latest U.S. state to introduce regulated online sports betting and iGaming. I

Different Types of Gambling, Media Converging for Growth

Different Types of Gambling, Media Converging for Growth

The many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice.