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Jens "Ingenious89" Kyllönen Win a Quick Million

Jens "Ingenious89" Kyllönen
Move aside Patrik Antonius.  Welcome a new Finnish online poker phenom.  His name: Jens "Ingenious89" Kyllönen.

Restraining Orders, Frozen Accounts for PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UB.com Now Up

PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UB.com Restraining Orders
PokerStars, Full Til Poker, UB.com and others mentioned in April 15, 2011 indictments along with the associated bank accounts that are mentioned in the restraining order.

Breaking News: PokerStars Out, US Online Poker Room New Sponsor of High Stakes Poker

High Stakes Poker New Sponsor Gold Strike Poker
Another GAMBLING911.COM exclusive as U.S. online poker room replaces PokerStars as TV sponsor for popular High Stakes Poker show on GSN.  This is breaking new….

UB.com Reps Encouraging US Players to Enter Cash Games

UB.com
Reps for UB.com and Absolute Poker suddenly began encouraging US players to enter their real cash rooms.

PokerStars Shills on the Defensive

PokerStars
A second professional poker player who is also a paid spokesman for recently-busted online poker room Poker Stars has commented on the bust by not really commenting.

Land-based Poker Rooms Report Modest Increases Since Online Poker Crackdown

Las Vegas Poker Rooms
With last week’s crackdown on the three biggest online poker rooms, some of the biggest beneficiaries have been the Vegas card rooms.

Full Tilt Poker, UB.com Lose Half Their “Real Cash” Traffic

The result of last week's crackdown on Internet poker sites has been a near 50 percent drop in “real cash” traffic for both Full Tilt Poker and UB.com.

Patrik Antonius Takes Full Advantage of US Poker Player Exclusions

Patrik Antonius
Just because the US Government has forced PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to leave the US market doesn’t necessarily mean the high stakes online action has ceased.

Heeeeeee’s Back: Return of the “Poker Pervert”

Another Gambling911.com Exclusive:  Poker Pro Shahram "Shawn" Sheikhan “The Poker Pervert” Attends Charity Tourney

PokerStars Flack Daniel Negreanu Finally Comments on Internet Poker Busts

Daniel Negreanu
Poker pro Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu has put in his two cents worth regarding the current crisis in online poker.

UB.com Rep Joe Sebok Expects Company to Issue Statement Thursday

Joe Sebok
In a conversation Wednesday night, Joe Sebok disclosed to players on the UB.com website that he anticipated UB.com to release a statement regarding their future plans following an indictment handed down last week.

The Poker Lounge Cancelled Mid Event After Production Company Walks Off Set

The Poker Lounge
Pokerati.com featured a report Wednesday afternoon in regards to the abrupt cancellation of Full Tilt Poker-sponsored The Poker Lounge.

UB.com may not Honor Payouts for Wednesday Action from US Players

UB.com
Gambling911.com has learned that a number of cash players have elected to ignore a notice clearly posted on the UB.com player platform effective Wednesday

UB.com Suspends Real Cash Play by US Poker Customers in Wake of Crackdown

UB.com suspends play for US Players
UB.com officially decided to prohibit US customers from playing in their card room for “real cash” effective Wednesday morning.

Wicked Chops Poker on Friday’s Indictments: The PPA Doesn’t get it

Wicked Chops Poker says don't send that letter to Congress yet regarding online poker indictments.  They have a better version. 

Phenomenal Percentage Growth Rates Likely for US-Facing Online Poker Rooms

online poker rooms
Worldwide online poker market shrank a colossal 23 percent since the indictments of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com on Friday. 

Top Hispanics not Plentiful in Poker

Gambling911.comrecently examined the issue of minorities in professional poker and revealed that there are few top black players.

ESPN Cuts Poker Programming in Wake of Indictments, Company Shares Fall

 ESPN Cuts Poker Programming
Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s ESPN sports cable channel will remove poker advertising and programming following a federal indictment against gambling websites that sponsor televised tournaments.

Poker Pros React to Indictments of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com

Annie Duke expressed concern about her fellow players and their livelihoods following the indictments.  In particular, she worried about her brother, Howard Lederer, who has a major stake in Full Tilt Poker.

Barney Frank to Obama Administration: Stop Wasting Time on Internet Poker Prosecutions

Barney Frank
Democratic Congressman Barney Frank has lashed out at the Obama Administration following Friday’s indictments of the three largest online poker rooms.  He has said he believes they are essentially wasting their time on prosecutions.

Does ESPN Take in More Than a Million From Online Poker Industry?

ESPN online poker
Following the indictment of three major online poker rooms on Friday, ESPN found itself covering the story with a red face.

Full Tilt Poker Supports Poker Players And Its Chief Executive

Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker is saddened by today’s charges against its CEO Raymond Bitar and offers its full support to Mr. Bitar and Nelson Burtnick.

Gambling911.com Obtains Counts and Maximum Sentences in Online Poker Case

Three of the largest online poker rooms were shut down by US federal law enforcement on Friday.

DOJ indicts founders of top US online poker sites - UB.com & Full Tilt

indictment Friday poker
Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Friday against the founders of the three largest internet poker companies operating in the U.S.

Jenny Woo Interviews Brunson 10 Player Steve Gross

Steve Gross Poker Player
Jenny here and have I been busier than ever but in a very good way. I’ve been looking forward in doing a series of interviews with Doyle Brunson’s “Brunson 10”
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