Poker

QuickTender / UseMyWallet Funds Not Going Through in US

QuickTender / UseMyWallet has stopped sending funds to US players. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2011

California Wants Online Poker Legalized Now

California Senator Lou Correa has amended his California bill SB40 in an effort to legalize online poker in the state before federal legislation is passed.

Correa has marked his bill with an “urgency category”, resulting in the bill remaining active to progress at this year’s legislative phase without having to beat committee deadlines.

The only thing needed, a signature from Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2011

Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen Losing Big as of Late

European poker pros Patrik Antonius and Gus Hansen have run out of luck in recent days. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/17/2011

Skype Advocacy Group: Fight for Poker Rights

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2011

Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson Step Down from PPA Board

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2011

Poker Cheater Ali Tekintamgac Allowed at WPT Championship: Threatens Players

German poker player Ali Tekintamgac was permitted to play at this year’s WPT Championship despite an outcry from fellow players like Daniel Negreanu

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, May/16/2011

Online Poker Addictive, More Dangerous to College Students

Addiction specialist says “good riddance” to online poker

Submitted by Ace King on, May/15/2011

How Dumb are Poker Players?

Just how dumb is your average poker player?  Gambling911.com has the answer in its own study that some of you might find surprising, others might not.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/15/2011

Doyle Brunson Leaves DoylesRoom.com (a Gambling911.com Exclusive)

The legendary poker pro and dear friend of this website, Doyle Brunson, has left DoylesRoom.com, Gambling911.com can report exclusively.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/13/2011

The Absolute Poker Bill Collector Comes a Knockin’ as Players Wait Payments

There is quite a fiery discussion taking place on the Two Plus Two.com posting forum involving – who else – Absolute Poker and UB.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2011

PokerStars Returns More Than $100 Million to Players

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2011

Bill Rini: Poker Players Alliance Inept When it Comes to Those Things that Matter Most

Poker expert Bill Rini discussed on his blog this week the shortcomings of the Poker Players Alliance.

Rini states that in Washington DC, lobby groups are capable of doing 2 things right: they have lots of connections, and can influence many factors; and they do a good job at predicting and warning against upcoming legislation, and possibly averting the legislation. These are exactly the things, that PPA seem fairly inept at.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/12/2011

Federated Sports + Gaming Names Michael Craig to Head up Website

Federated Sports and Gaming (FS+G) today announced that Michael Craig has been hired as executive editor of the website supporting the new professional poker league.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2011

EPT Madrid 2011 Final Table: Grand Final

Submitted by Ace King on, May/12/2011

Doyle Gets Facelift: Upgrades DoylesRoom Software

Submitted by Payton on, May/11/2011

Casino Execs to Make Pitch for Legalized Online Poker

WASHINGTON (AP) — With millions of people already playing online poker for money, the casino industry is urging Congress to step in and regulate the wagering.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/11/2011

A Science Behind Poker Being a Game of Skill: Some Freakonomics

Is poker a game of skill or chance? 

“Freakonomics” author Steven D. Levitt looks to answer that question, which could

very well determine whether three of the world’s largest online poker rooms were in violation of US law.  PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and UB.com were indicted on April 15 for violation of a 2006 Internet gambling prohibition act some say does not apply to poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/11/2011

2011 EPT Madrid Main Event Chip Leaders – Day 3

The 2011 EPT Madrid Main Event chip leaders after Day 3 had an American atop the board with 23740000 chips. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/10/2011

PokerStars US Affiliates Screwed

Submitted by Guest on, May/10/2011

Merge Poker US Players Up More Than 70 Percent

Submitted by Ace King on, May/10/2011

Breaking News

Nevada Gambling Revenue Down 2 Percent in April

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year, in part due to a quirk in how the state counts slot revenue.

PaySafe Shareholder Revolt Over Executive Pay Surfaces

Shareholders at alternative online payment provider, Paysafe Group Plc, have revolted against the company’s current executive payment structure.

Root on ‘Bill Maher’: Illegal Mexicans are ‘Pouring Over the Border’

Vegas sports handicapper and one time Libertarian Vice Presidential running mate Wayne Allyn Root got into a testy debate with fellow guests of the HBO show live broadcast of “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night.  The show’s host, Maher himself, didn’t let Root off easy either.