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Assistant US Attorney, Federal Agent doubt validity of Use My Wallet, Quick Tender Claims

Use My Wallet, Quick Tender
Feds not responsible for any disruption in payouts to Quick Tender/Use My Wallet clients, suggests Baltimore Assistant US Attorney Richard Kay

One Quarter of Full Tilt Poker Seized Accounts Unfrozen

Full Tilt Poker Accounts Unfrozen
One quarter of the Full Tilt Poker bank accounts frozen by the US Government April 15 have been released according to an exclusive report filed by eGaming Review.

Daniel Negreanu Claims Online Poker Crackdown Will Result in Massive Job Losses

poker unemployment
The April 15 indictments and subsequent shutdowns of the three largest Internet poker rooms in the United States may result in massive unemployment.

Online Poker Promotions June 2011

Online Poker Promotions June 2011
Online poker promotions for June 2011 have been announced by Cake Poker

Lock Poker Rakeback About to End: But Bonuses Galore

Lock Poker Rakeback
As with all the Merge Poker skins, Lock Poker will end its rakeback program effective June 1, 2011 for all new customers.

Mets New Owner David Einhorn Won $660K at World Series of Poker

David Einhorn
David Einhorn has become a minority owner in the New York Mets.  He’s also a big name poker player who has won $660,000 at the 2006 World Series of Poker.

Federated Sports + Gaming Announces First-Ever Standards and Conduct Committee

Federated Sports + Gaming
Federated Sports and Gaming (FS+G) today announced the charter and composition of its professional poker league Standards and Conduct Committee

Is This the Year Doyle Brunson Catches Phil Hellmuth in WSOP Bracelet Chase?

  Poker legend Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson gets another chance to become the leader in World Series of Poker (WSOP) championship gold bracelets won in a career is now

Doylesroom will no longer be using the domain.

Breaking: Baltimore Sting Operation Never Intended to Seize Domains

Baltimore Sting Operation is learning that the Baltimore US Attorney's Office never intended to seize domain names

Merge Poker Blocking Four States Plus District of Columbia

Merge Poker
Merge Poker has stopped accepting new cash customers from the following US states:  Missouri, New York, Maryland, Washington DC and Louisiana

Tell Tale Sign of Conspiracy: How Quickly Las Vegas Rolls Out Own Online Poker Sites

The telltale sign for any possible conspiracy theories would likely be how quickly Las Vegas-based entities will be able to launch their own online poker sites once the laws are changed

Feds Seize More Online Gambling Websites

Feds Seize More Online Gambling Websites
More online gambling domains name has been seized by the US Justice Department.  It should be noted that many of the 10 domain names seized Monday are affiliated with one another.

Online Poker Processor Pleads Guilty

Brad Franzen, the owner of a payment processor that worked in conjunction with three online poker rooms indicted April 15, has plead guilty on Monday.

Lock Poker Rakeback

Lock Poker Rakeback
Like with most of the Merge Poker network rooms, Lock Poker offers a generous 35 percent rakeback.  Lock Poker does welcome players from within the US.

Congressman Joe Barton to Participate in Poker Players Alliance Rally

Poker Players Alliance Rally
Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) will participate in the Poker Players Alliance’s ( Rally for Internet Poker tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24th

Patrik Antonius 2011 Wild Rollercoaster Ride Continues With $792K Win

Patrik Antonius 2011
At least one person is benefitting from the online poker indictments handed down against three of the world’s largest card rooms on April 15.

PKR Poker Rakeback

PKR Poker Rakeback
PKR Poker offers 30 percent rakeback (for life), which is certainly generous and falls between the 25 percent to 35 percent one would expect. 

Cake Poker Rakeback

Cake Poker Rakeback
Cake Poker rakeback is 33 percent, however, it appears to be policy that rakeback can only be used on one of the Cake skins or the Cake Poker site itself.

Lock Poker Signs Another Brilliant Mind - Online Pro Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek

Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek
Lock is thrilled to announce the new addition to their LockPRO ELITE team. Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek.

Poker Pro Ernie Scherer III Sentenced to Life for Murder of Parents

Ernie Scherer III Sentenced
Poker pro Ernie Scherer III has received a life sentence for the murder of his parents, 60-year-old Ernest Scherer Jr. and 57-year-old Charlene Abendroth.

Las Vegas Poker Rooms Reviews by Daniel Negreanu

Las Vegas Poker Rooms Reviews
With online poker suffering a pretty serious blow last month, pro Daniel Negreanu has offered Las Vegas poker room reviews in this week’s blog.

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 Online Satellites Announced at

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011
Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 online satellites have been announced at with your chance to win a seat at the second annual event in the beautiful Dominican Republic.

Hopeful Signs from Full Tilt Poker: Rakeback Begins Hitting US Player Accounts

Full Tilt Poker
In some good news, rakeback began showing up in the accounts of Full Tilt Poker US customers Friday morning.

Bellagio World Poker Tour World Championship Final Table (2010)

Bellagio World Poker Tour World Championship Final Table (2010)
Bellagio World Poker Tour World Championship final table (2010) has two familiar names leading, Galen Hall and Scott Seiver. 
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