Poker

Online Poker Network Blocks Canadian Players

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/05/2011

Full Tilt Poker Hearing Postponed Again

There has been yet another postponement in the hearing to determine whether or not Full Tilt Poker is granted its license back.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2011

Greg Mueller Foils Chip Robbery Following Play at Epic Poker League Pro/Am

Greg Mueller was the chip leader following Day 1b play at the Epic Poker League Pro/Am and he also became a target of an attempted robbery. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/04/2011

Epic Poker League Pro/Am #2 Chip Leader is Greg Mueller After Day 1b

11 out of 53 of the starting players remained after Day 1b of the Epic Poker League $1,500 Pro/Am #2.  Greg Mueller was chip leader with 140,500 in chips. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/04/2011

Ilari Sahamies Stops the Bleeding

Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies got back to his winning ways this week after getting taken by Viktor “Isildur1” Blom over the weekend for quite a bit of loot.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/02/2011

Martin Schleich Wins EPT Barcelona 2011

German poker pro Martin Schleich has won the EPT Barcelona 2011, which this week became Spain’s biggest poker tournament ever.

“I can’t take it in right now,” an exhausted Schleich said after the event.  “I’m very tired and my flight leaves in two hours!! I’m really happy but it’s too early to think about what I’ll do with the money.”

The final cashes were as follows: 

1. Martin Schleich, Germany, €850,000

2. Dragan Kostic, Spain, €532,000

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/02/2011

Joran van der Sloot Finally Charged With Murder in Peru

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/01/2011

SunFirst Bank Could Go Belly Up After Online Poker Indictments

SunFirst Bank, which is alleged to have processed online poker transactions and disguising them as dog food and golf ball purchases, appears to be on life support.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/01/2011

EPT Barcelona 2011 Final Table Set: Eugene Katchalov Makes Final Cut

The EPT Barcelona 2011 Final Table has been set with Tomeu Gomila of Spain leading the way in the biggest poker tournament in Spain’s history.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Sep/01/2011

US First Legal Online Poker Jurisdiction Under Scrutiny by Council Members

Three Washington, D.C. Council members intend to re-examine the $38 million D.C. Lottery contract that helped make the District the United State’s first legalized online poker hub.

Council member Michael Brown slipped the online poker provision into the budget bill while failing to disclose earnings from a firm with an interest in online gambling.

From the Washington Times:

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/31/2011

Two Decades in the Making: Will “The Thrill” Failla Wins First Major Title

Will “The Thrill” Failla is the winner of the World Poker Tour’s Legends of Poker main event.  It has taken Failla two decades to win a major event. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/31/2011

Lock Poker Malta Licensing Update

As Gambling911.com reported on Tuesday, Lock Poker continues to be licensed by both the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and the Curacao Netherlands Antilles licensing agency for online gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2011

PartyGaming Forging Partnerships in California, New Jersey

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2011

Tomeu Gomila Leads EPT Barcelona 2011

24 players remained out of 811 at the EPT Barcelona 2011 Wednesday with Tomeu Gomila of Spain leading the way with 2,547,000 chips. 

Team  Poker Stars Pros Matthias De Meulder and Eugene Katchalov were also doing especially well,both in the top ten. Other familiar names in the Day 4 line-up include Raul Mestre and Tome Moreira.

The European Poker Tour Barcelona this past week became the biggest poker tournament in Spain’s history last week. 

Tomeu Gomila

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/31/2011

Forbes on Why Full Tilt Poker Can’t Pay: Massive Theft and US Cash Seizures

Forbes.com reported on Full Tilt Poker’s statement Tuesday elaborating further on why it has failed to pay back customers millions of dollars. 

The one-time second largest online poker room in the world claims it was robbed by a payment processor in addition to funds being seized by the US Government on April 15 as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering and bank fraud.  They blame everybody but themselves. 

The US Government contends FTP can and should pay out its customers, implying these funds should have been segregated. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/30/2011

iPoker Traffic Falls But Remains Ahead of PartyPoker

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/30/2011

Will "The Thrill" Failla Leads WPT Legends

Will “The Thrill” Failla led the WPT Legends Tournament as of Tuesday.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/30/2011

Melanie Iglesias Resigns as WPT Royal Flush Girl

A tearful Melanie Iglesias announced her resignation as the World Poker Tour Flush Girl at the Bicycle Casino on Monday, citing other commitments such as a stint with MTV.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/30/2011

Spain Poker Players Dominate at EPT Barcelona 2011 With 79 Remaining

Five poker players from Spain sat among the top 10 ship leaders at the EPT Barcelona 2011. 

79 players still remained out of a pool of 811.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/30/2011

Bodog Poker Software Sucks, Company CEO Confesses

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/29/2011

Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian Suffers Third Heart Attack at Age 30

Outspoken poker pro Dan Bilzerian has suffered a third heart attack and he’s just barely 30-years-old. 

Bilzerian tweeted this weekend:

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/29/2011

Full Tilt Poker had Given Players $128 Million in Loans

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/29/2011

Poker Pro John Racener Makes Cameo on Entourage

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/29/2011

Lock Poker is Very Much Still Licensed

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/29/2011

Pink-Haired French Poker Pro Guillaume Darcourt Leads EPT Barcelona

You gotta love a guy with pink hair.  French poker pro Guillaume Darcourt was leading this week’s EPT Barcelona Main Event coming into Monday with 195,3000 chips. 

407 players were returning for Day 2 of the €5,300 Main Event tomorrow, which became Spain’s biggest poker tournament on record.  811 players in all competed for the prize, which pays just over US$1 million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/29/2011

Breaking News

Phil 'The Poker Brat' Hellmuth Gets Lambasted for Defending 'Jesus'

Phil 'The Poker Brat' Hellmuth Gets Lambasted for Defending 'Jesus'

The other day we reported on how Chris "Jesus" Ferguson finally got around to apologizing for his role in a 2011 ponzi scheme that left customers of Full Tilt Poker screwed until the U.S. Government stepped in to rescue them.

Can I Bet the FIFA World Cup From Kenya Using Bitcoin?

Can I Bet the FIFA World Cup Online From Kenya Using Bitcoin?

Kenya has no shortage of sports bettors (punters), the vast majority of whom following football leagues around the world, mostly European and Premier League. For this year's FIFA World Cup, the best way for them to place bets online will be with bitcoin using a cryptocurrency wallet that can be linked to one's banking account.

Man Who Ran Sports Betting Operation for 14 Years Pleads Guilty

Plus two men accused of robbing a casino back in February will now face trial in a federal court....They were found an hour after that robbery at another nearby casino.