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Online Poker Traffic Up 8 Percent

A massive influx of players at PokerStars helped contribute to an 8 percent growth in online poker traffic over this past week.

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The world’s biggest room dealt its 65 billionth hand this past weekend and rewarded one lucky customer $68,420 for hitting it. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2011

Las Vegas Sands Posts $367.6M Profit in Second Quarter

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Submitted by Guest on, Jul/26/2011

Senator Behind Poker Bill is Deep in Pocket of Tribe

A California state senator has introduced a controversial bill in the state legislature that would legalize and license online poker in the Golden State.

Although online poker anywhere has caused its share of controversy, what makes State Senator Lou Correa's bill especially controversial is a draconian provision in it that would allow the State to confiscate the homes of state residents who use online poker rooms that are not licensed in California.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/26/2011

Alderney Hearing Regarding Full Tilt Poker Adjourns – No Later Than September 15

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission is granting Full Tilt Poker until September 15 to pursue commercial interests according to PokerNews.com.

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Full Tilt Poker is claiming they are involved in talks with potential investors.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2011

Eesti Loto to Stop Publishing its Jackpot Estimates

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/26/2011

Poker Pro Harry Demetriou Storms out of Full Tilt Poker Hearing

A hearing scheduled for Tuesday to determine the fate of Full Tilt Poker turned into a bit of a fiasco with poker pro Harry Demetriou expressing outrage and storming out.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2011

Full Tilt Poker Attorneys: Do Not Want to Pay Licensing Fees Without Reinstatement

Full Tilt Poker lawyers requested private hearing, media asked to leave, determination to be made if hearing gets postponed to later date

Tuesday’s hearing by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) revealed that Full Tilt Poker owes $250,000 in back licensing fees.  The hearing was being conducted to determine if FTP’s license would be reinstated. 

Full Tilt Poker attorneys were requesting a postponement of the hearing and that it be held in private due to “sensitive subject matter that might impede a potential acquisition of the company”.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2011

Full Tilt Poker Requests Hearing to Reinstate License be Delayed: Held Privately

Full Tilt Poker attorneys were asking for the Alderney Gambling Control Commission to delay a sceduled hearing for today July 26, 2011 to discuss the company's fate.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2011

PokerStars Traffic Up Well over 5000 Average From Post-Black Friday Low Point

Since the April 15 indictment of its two co-founders in the United States, PokerStars had continued to storm back even without a US customer base.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/25/2011

UseMyWallet / Quicktender Payouts Begin Arriving

We were skeptical but, to their credit, UseMyWallet / Quicktender payouts began arriving to players in Europe, Canada and the United States.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2011

Betting Online for the 2011-2012 Football Season: Like Going Back to 1999

People are always going to find ways of betting online, and the 2011-2012 football season is no exception, especially with the NFL lockout now over. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2011

Online Sportsbook Sports Interaction Not Accepting US Customers for Football

The very popular and long established Canadian-based online sportsbook, Sports Interaction, is no longer accepting US customers coming into the new football season.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2011

French Online Poker Site 200 Percent Poker Shuts Down

The French online poker room 200 Percent Poker has shut down.  Ce site est fermé.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/24/2011

Best Price Per Head: $5 to $9?

PayPerHead.com recently launched a new “Best Price Per Head” initiative that only charges a mere $5 to $9.  As part of the campaign, they hired The Sopranos star Vince Curatola, better known as “Johnny Sack”, to act as official spokesperson. 

PayPerHead.com offers premium packages in addition to the $5 to $9 deal. 

Here is what the $5 to $9 package provides:

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2011

No More TheGreek.com, BetJamaica.com for Football 2011: Where to Bet Online Now

Many of you will be stumbling upon this bit of information as you attempt to access your betting accounts for Football 2011:  TheGreek.com and BetJamaica.com are no more. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2011

Dead Man Shows Up Alive in Las Vegas 32 Years Later

A man declared legally dead after disappearing amid gambling and marital problems 32 years ago has turned up alive in Las Vegas. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2011

BetJamaica.com Website has Closed its Doors

Following an announcement Saturday July 23 that parent company, TheGreek.com, will be closing to US customers, its recreational arm, BetJamaica.com, will follow suit.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/23/2011

Phil Gordon Dismissed from Full Tilt Poker Class Action Lawsuit

Phil Gordon, a professional poker player named as a defendant in a class action lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker, has voluntarily been dismissed.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2011

Country Music Stars George Jones and Randy Owen Caught up in Alabama Gambling Probe

Country music stars George Jones and Randy Owen are the latest to be caught up in an Alabama “vote buying” political gambling corruption probe.

The two men offered to perform with a former recording artist-turned-state lawmaker in Alabama in exchange for his vote on pro-gambling legislation.  Fittingly, Owen is the lead singer for the long established country music group Alabama. 

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/22/2011

Hard Rock Casino Coming to Atlantic City

The Hard Rock Casino plans to open a small casino in Atlantic City, the US second largest casino destination.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/22/2011

Breaking News

Stock Futures Slip: Bookmaker Offers Over, Under on 25300

Stock Futures Slip: Bookmaker Offers Over, Under on 25300

U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night amidst civil unrest across the United States.

Former Police Chief Val Demings Second Shortest Odds in Veep Stakes

Former Police Chief Val Demings Second Shortest Odds in Veep Stakes

Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings is fast becoming one of the favorites to join the ticket along side the presumed Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Poker World Reacts to US Civil Unrest

Poker World Reacts to US Civil Unrest

It's the worst civil unrest in the US since 1968 and poker players have been offering their varying perspectives.