Poker Adds Greece as Newest Destination

The Tour announced its upcoming schedule with Greece as a new destination.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/22/2011

Merge Poker Network: She’s a Naughty Little Tease

Waiting for the Merge Poker Network to re-enter the US market is like waiting for the fall of Gaddafi at this point, only it’s taking longer.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/21/2011

Poker Accusations Unfair Claims A-Rod

Yankees player Alex Rodriguez, affectionately known as A-Rod, called allegations that he participated in high stakes underground poker games “unfair and inaccurate”.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/20/2011

California Crazy For and Against Internet Poker

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2011

Michele Bachmann No Pal of Online Gambling: Proud to Have "Crippled" Bill

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who's a candidate for President of the United States, is no friend of the online gambling industry.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/19/2011

Jon Kyl Holds the Cards When it Comes to Legalizing Internet Poker

A 12 member super committee in Washington, D.C. is tasked with determining how to save $1.5 trillion in government expenses over the next 10 years.  

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/18/2011

Lock Poker Threatens Potential Legal Action Against Jose Macedo

Lock Poker Consultant Eric “Rizen” Lynch announced Thursday that the popular online poker room could pursue legal action against its former pro Jose Macedo.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/18/2011

Second Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Full Tilt Poker

Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against the now defunct online poker firm Full Tilt Poker.

Two Canadians, Zayn Jetha and Donald Whelan, are the plaintiffs in the latest action, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York last week.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/18/2011

Poker Pros: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

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.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/18/2011

PartyGaming Bwin Takeover Rumors: Everest Revenue Down 19 Percent

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. 

Bwin.Party became the world’s largest online gambling company after the two companies merged back in March.  Rumors of an entry into the US market have prompted news that Wynn Resorts might be interested in taking over the firm.  The UK’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, has also been linked to a potential takeover of Bwin.Party. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/18/2011

California Poker Law Confusing, Antiquated

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.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/18/2011

Online Poker Measure Could be Tacked Onto Jobs Bill

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.

Supporters of i-Gaming legislation, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, believe that the legalization of online poker will help to stimulate job growth and bring billions of dollars to federal coffers.  Opponents to similar proposed legislation in the past such as Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl also have expressed support for regulation in recent months. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/18/2011

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/17/2011

Merge Poker Network Cashouts Now Down to Two Weeks

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.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/17/2011

Van der Sloot Could be Out of Peru Prison by December

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

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/17/2011

Poker Refugees Service Seeks to Relocate Displaced Pros

We at love it and there is a need for it after Fail Tilt Poker (errr Full Tilt Poker) shut down to US players April 15. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/17/2011

888Poker Up 128 Percent, Climbs As Well

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/16/2011

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

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. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/16/2011

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

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/16/2011

Breaking News

Phil 'The Poker Brat' Hellmuth Gets Lambasted for Defending 'Jesus'

Phil 'The Poker Brat' Hellmuth Gets Lambasted for Defending 'Jesus'

The other day we reported on how Chris "Jesus" Ferguson finally got around to apologizing for his role in a 2011 ponzi scheme that left customers of Full Tilt Poker screwed until the U.S. Government stepped in to rescue them.

Can I Bet the FIFA World Cup From Kenya Using Bitcoin?

Can I Bet the FIFA World Cup Online From Kenya Using Bitcoin?

Kenya has no shortage of sports bettors (punters), the vast majority of whom following football leagues around the world, mostly European and Premier League. For this year's FIFA World Cup, the best way for them to place bets online will be with bitcoin using a cryptocurrency wallet that can be linked to one's banking account.

Man Who Ran Sports Betting Operation for 14 Years Pleads Guilty

Plus two men accused of robbing a casino back in February will now face trial in a federal court....They were found an hour after that robbery at another nearby casino.