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Online Poker Network Blocks Canadian Players

Online Poker Network Blocks Canadian Players
The Entraction Poker Network has taken the unusual move of banning Canadian players effective this month.

Full Tilt Poker Hearing Postponed Again

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

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

Greg Mueller
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.

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

Epic Poker League Pro/Am #2
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.

Subcommittee Key to Expediting Legalization of Internet Poker

Internet Poker
Legalization of Internet poker could be coming soon and that the Subcommittee of 12 Senators and 12 Representatives placed in charge of finding $1.5 trillion in debt savings

All Omaha, 7 Stud and 32 Card Poker Tables at DoylesRoom Taking Max $2 Rake

DoylesRoom's Rake Block” offered at all Omaha, 7 Stud and 32 Card poker tables where they will be taking a maximum of $2 rake

Ilari Sahamies Stops the Bleeding

Ilari Sahamies
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.

Full Tilt Poker Attorneys Requests Motion for Leave to Withdraw From Case

Full Tilt Poker
Two attorneys representing eight of the Full Tilt Poker team pros in a class action lawsuit have reportedly filed a motion for leave to withdraw as attorneys of record with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Martin Schleich Wins EPT Barcelona 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.

Joran van der Sloot Finally Charged With Murder in Peru

Joran van der Sloot
Joran van der Sloot has officially been charged with the murder of a female Peruvian college student Stefany Flores on Thursday.

SunFirst Bank Could Go Belly Up After Online Poker Indictments

SunFirst Bank
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.

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

Eugene Katchalov
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.

US First Legal Online Poker Jurisdiction Under Scrutiny by Council Members

US Online Poker
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.

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

Will “The Thrill” Failla
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.

Lock Poker Malta Licensing Update

Lock Poker Malta
As 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.

PartyGaming Forging Partnerships in California, New Jersey

In an interview with eGaming Review Magazine Wednesday, Co-CEO of Bwin.PartyGaming, Jim Ryan, said in regard to his company’s desire to enter the lucrative US market

Tomeu Gomila Leads EPT Barcelona 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.

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

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

Poker Elite Annie Duke a CBS Panelist Talks Jay-Z, Beyonce Baby News and Hurricane Irene Jokes

Annie Duke CBS Panelist
Annie Duke selected to take part in CBS News panel discusses Beyonce pregnancy and more...

iPoker Traffic Falls But Remains Ahead of PartyPoker

In the battle for number two, iPoker’s world poker traffic remained better than PartyPoker for another week and throughout much of August according to, the traffic monitoring website.

Will "The Thrill" Failla Leads WPT Legends

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

Melanie Iglesias Resigns as WPT Royal Flush Girl

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.

Spain Poker Players Dominate at EPT Barcelona 2011 With 79 Remaining

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

Bodog Poker Software Sucks, Company CEO Confesses

Bodog Poker Software
Bodog Europe CEO Patrik Selin pretty much admitted that the company’s current poker software platform just isn’t up to par

Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian Suffers Third Heart Attack at Age 30

Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian Suffers Third Heart Attack
Outspoken poker pro Dan Bilzerian has suffered a third heart attack and he’s just barely 30-years-old.
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