Poker

APPT Melbourne Main Event 2011 Updates

After Day 2 of the APPT Melbourne Main Event 2011, sponsored by PokerStars.net, three New Zealanders topped the chip count leaderboard. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/30/2011

Online Poker Fastest Payouts for US Players

Gambling911.com continues to monitor the online poker scene and the fastest payouts for US citizens heading into August 2011.

We reported just the other day that some Americas Cardroom customers were actually in receipt of payouts within three business days, which these days is virtually unheard of.  DoylesRoom and sister site True Poker both advertise payouts in under 14 business days. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/30/2011

Poker After Dark 2011 Schedule Revealed: Show Won’t Go Dark For Now

The Full Tilt Poker backing multi-million dollar backing may be gone but Poker After Dark won’t be going black in 2011

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/29/2011

Merge Poker Software Upgrade Expected by Summer’s End

Many in the online poker community are anxiously awaiting news on the Merge Poker Network’s huge software upgrade.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/29/2011

Epic Poker League Charity Event Will Help Joplin, Missouri

A charity poker event will be held by the newly formed Epic Poker League to benefit the tornado ravaged town of Joplin, Missouri.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2011

New Online Poker Network Loves US Players: Joins Gambling911 Family

BetOnline.com Poker has joined the Gambling911.com family and they welcome US players.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/28/2011

Man Arrested in Raleigh Poker Game Attempted Robbery: Other Bandit Dead

A Raleigh, North Carolina man has been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a poker game in North Raleigh that left one man dead.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/28/2011

Online Poker Promotions and Bonuses for August 2011

Cake Poker, as always this time of the month, has released its online poker promotions and bonus offerings for August 2011.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/28/2011

LSU vs. Oregon College Football Game Ticket to 500K Punta Cana Poker Tourney

Win your way to the 2011 Punta Cana Poker Classic this November by way of an LSU vs. Oregon $20 office square (scroll down to get the latest line on this game)

Buy a $20 office pool square for the LSU vs Oregon NCAAF game on September 3rd to win a Caribbean Vacation valued at over $3,000 - you do the math. More office pools will be offered for major events between now and November, someone will win a Caribbean Vacation. Better get yourself a square now.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/27/2011

First Full Tilt Poker Payout Since Company Shut Down? Postmarked Check 21 July

A Canadian customer of Full Tilt Poker claims he just received a check from the company postmarked and expedited 21 July

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2011

Poker: Cash Games Online Italia 24 Ora Propels 888.com to Number 5

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/27/2011

Online Poker Payouts for US Customers in Just Two Days?

There has been a lot of talk related to the limited payment processing options available to online poker sites and payouts taking upwards of a month for US players.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/27/2011

Spiderman Star to Appear in Court Over Poker Ponzi Scheme

Spiderman star Toby Maguire is set to appear in a court hearing over an elaborate poker ponzi scheme he took part in.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/27/2011

Epic Poker League Makes Epic Deal With CBS Sports, Discovery Channel

The newly formed Epic Poker League has scored an amazing feat, joining forces with CBS Television and the Discovery Channel.  The announcement was made earl Wednesday morning.

The first airing will take place on The Velocity Network, described as an “upscale male lifestyle network” that is slated to take over Discovery’s HD Theatre on October 4, 2011.  13 hours of original Epic Poker League programming will be aired on that cable outlet while an additional seven hours of more riveting re-aired episodes will appear on CBS Sports. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/27/2011

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

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

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. 

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

Top 5 Poker Players of All Time

Charles Joel of Yahoo Sports rated the Top 5 Poker Players of all time.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/25/2011

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

Canadian Poker Tour 2011: Agenda Announced

The agenda for the Canadian Poker Tour 2011 has been announced by HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc., which operates the Tour.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/25/2011

Breaking News

PokerStars Hopes to Mend Fences With Poker Community

PokerStars Hopes to Mend Fences With Poker Community

PokerStars, after being purchased by Amaya Gaming in 2014, has turned its back on its professional player customer base in hopes of building more recreational patronage. 

Introducing Champion of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

Introducing Champion of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

For the third consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Only 17 Percent of European Bettors Believe Trump Will Serve Full Term

Only 17 Percent of European Bettors Believe Trump Will Serve Full Term

56 percent of those betting on Trump’s future believe he will be impeached