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Poker Pros: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Daniel Cates
Some of those poker pros whose money has been frozen in Full Tilt Poker are resorting to cheating and desperation overhauls of bankrolls.  Case in point:  Daniel Cates.

PartyGaming Bwin Takeover Rumors: Everest Revenue Down 19 Percent

PartyGaming Bwin Takeover Rumors
Online poker news for August 19, 2011 has PartyGaming Bwin as a possible takeover target while the online poker network Everest continues to witness a drastic decline in revenues.

California Poker Law Confusing, Antiquated

California Poker
The state of California, which just happens to be the 8th largest economic powerhouse in the world, has made headlines in the world of poker recently.

Online Poker Measure Could be Tacked Onto Jobs Bill

Obama Online Poker
Industry observers are watching to see if members of Congress will seek to attach a bill legalizing online poker to US President Barack Obama’s jobs creation bill.

Company Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Zynga

Company Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Zynga
With the US Justice Department aggressively seizing domain addresses of companies alleged to be involved in patent infringement, Zynga better be careful.

Merge Poker Network Cashouts Now Down to Two Weeks

Merge Poker Network
With talk that the Merge Poker Network is about to re-enter the US market any day now, players have reported average cashouts of approximately two weeks.

Van der Sloot Could be Out of Peru Prison by December

Van der Sloot
Dutchman Joran van der Sloot could be released from prison come September should the prosecution in Peru fail to file its case against him.

Poker Refugees Service Seeks to Relocate Displaced Pros

Poker Refugees
Poker Refugees looks to relocated homeless poker players in the US...for a price

Eugene Katchalov Sits Atop Poker Player of the Year 2011 Rankings

Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov sits atop the leaderboard for Poker Player of the Year 2011 at Bluff Magazine, though he hasn’t even cracked the top 20 over at

Poker Pro Dan Cates First Interview Was All a Lie: Granted Second One

Dan Cates
After getting himself caught up in an elaborate multi-account cheating scandal involving Jose Macedo, Dan Cates agreed to an interview with

Jose Macedo Will Be Back Playing Online Post-Cheating Scandal

Jose Macedo
If young Swedish poker phenom Viktor Blom can play for nearly a year without anyone confirming his real identity, so too can the so-called “Portuguese Poker Prodigy” Jose Macedo. 

Online Poker in the US Could Resemble Online Horse Betting in the US

Online Poker Horse Racing
Many of the readers have wondered what regulated legalized online poker might look like in the US.  We think we have the answer.  Just look at the horse racing sector.

California Casino Operators Take to the Airwaves Demanding Legalized Online Poker

California Online Poker
California casino operators have taken to the airways to push for online poker legalization

888Poker Up 128 Percent, Climbs As Well

888Poker continues to defy the odds, having increased its traffic by 128 percent in the past 12 months.  This is due in part to 888’s move into the Italian market.

CEO of Ceasar’s Gary Loveman: “I do Believe There’s a Will in Congress to Correct This (UIGEA)”

CEO of Ceasar’s Gary Loveman
In an interview over the weekend with the Financial Times of London, Ceasar’s CEO Gary Loveman said he feels legalized Internet poker will be inevitable in the very near future.

Swedish Babes Descending Upon Punta Cana Poker Classic in November

Punta Cana Poker Classic
At least 200 Swedish beauties will be on hand at this year's Punta Cana Poker Classic....and you might get stuck in an all-inclusive resort with them. 

Jenny Woo Talks Punta Cana Poker Classic and David Copperfield With Don Best TV

Jenny Woo Talks Punta Cana Poker Classic’s own Jenny Woo will be on hand at this November’s Punta Cana Poker Classic and she talks about it on the latest installment of Don Best TV.

Harry Reid Wants Online Poker Legalized This Year

Online Poker
Harry Reid and PPA looking to push for legalized online poker this year and the odds are getting better...

Cash Games Italia 150 Milioni di euro: Sit and Go e Tornei non va Bene

Cash Games Italia 150 Milioni di euro
Even with the majority of Italians on holiday, the numbers have been staggering during the first two weeks of cash play this summer.

Dougherty Gang Held on $1.5 Million Bail Each: Face Extradition to Georgia

Dougherty Gang
A gang of three siblings are facing charges for attempted murder and assault on a police offer.  One posed nude for poker games prior to the rampage.

PartyPoker Wins Battle for Number Two But War Continues

It didn’t take long but PartyPoker has once again claimed the number two spot among the largest online poker rooms.

Poker Game Stripper-Turned-Bank-Robber: Proud Redneck Who Loves to Shoot Guys, Wreck Cars

Lee Grace Dougherty
More information is surfacing about accused bank robber and poker game stripper Lee Grace Dougherty, 29.

Poker Pro David Williams Makes The List of Famous Foot Fetishists

Poker Pro David Wiliams
What do Ted Bundy, Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris, Ricky Martin, A-Rod, Britney Spears and Andy Warhol all have in common with poker pro David Williams?  All are/were foot fetishists.

UKIPT Edinburgh - Fintan Gavin Takes the Title and £61,500

UKIPT Edinburgh - Fintan Gavin
The Poker Stars UKIPT Edinburgh has come to a dramatic conclusion after three full days of play at the Corn Exchange.

Spread No-Limit Poker: Dougherty Gang Bank Robber Stripped Naked for Poker Games

Dougherty Gang Bank Robber
An alleged bank robber, Lee Grace Dougherty, reportedly stripped naked for “modeling gigs” at area poker games, according to reports.
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