Poker

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

Poker is Key in “Justice for Natalee Holloway” TV Movie

A new TV movie about the Natalee Holloway case doesn't wait long to feature gambling--the second scene of the film takes place in a South American casino.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/09/2011

UB.com, Absolute Poker Part Ways With Pros

Blanca Games Inc. (“Blanca”), operator of online poker rooms Absolute Poker and UB, issued the following statement today:

“Recently, Absolute Poker and UB ceased their U.S.-facing operations due to legal developments in the United States. To ensure the on-going viability of the business, it has been necessary to downsize certain aspects of Absolute Poker’s and UB’s operations.  These efficiency measures have been taken to enable the brands to continue to operate their non-U.S.-facing business.

Submitted by Guest on, May/09/2011

Somach: Did Poker Kill Bin Laden?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/08/2011

Blanca Games Issues Statement re: Costa Rica Raids on Absolute Poker, UB.com Office

Blanca Games Inc. (“Blanca”), operator of online poker rooms Absolute Poker and UB, issued the following statement today:

Submitted by Guest on, May/07/2011

Fernando Brito Poker Player of the Year: Season 7 EPT

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2011

Somach: Expect Exodus of Online Poker Shills

The announcement Wednesday by poker pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt that he's quitting as paid spokesman for online poker room Poker Stars is likely the start of a trend.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/06/2011

Breaking News

Genovese Mob Snitch Allowed to Pursue Lawsuit Against Feds

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Beat.  We are the leading gaming news site when it comes to covering crime and punishment in the sector.

France Moves Towards Poker Liquidity

France will now permit partnership agreements with jurisdictions within the European Union and the European Economic Area for the establishment of shared liquidity for online poker

Congress to Study Daily Fantasy Sports at Federal Level: Hearing May 11

Congress to Study Daily Fantasy Sports at Federal Level: Hearing May 11

A hearing to determine a need for regulation of the Daily Fantasy Sports industry at the federal level has been scheduled for Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 10:15 am EST in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123.