Poker

Online Poker Promotions for May 2011

Cake Poker has released its online poker promotions for May 2011

Popular online poker site Cake Poker (www.cakepoker.com) extends its popular Match & Win and Turbo Gold Card promotions through the month of May, plus qualifiers for this year’s World Series of Poker continue.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2011

Online Poker Player Ziigmund Loses Nearly $300K

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/27/2011

Isildur1 SuperStar Showdown Record at 7-2

The SuperStar Showdown is PokerStars version of boxing matches that always pit the same great fighter against other contenders, in this case, online poker phenom Isildur1. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/26/2011

PokerStars US Payouts Now Available

Though a statement has yet to be released by PokerStars at this time, the online poker firm is now allowing US players to withdraw funds.

US players were shut out of the world’s largest online poker room on April 15 following an indictment against the company by the US Justice Department.  The company and its founder have been charged with money laundering and bank fraud.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2011

Brunson 10 Poker Player Alex Kamberis Sits Down With Woo

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Apr/26/2011

Online Poker Sites That Still Take US Customers Surge

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2011

Poker Programs on TV: Here’s the Big Picture

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/26/2011

Level Media Grabs CostaBingo.com Account

Online gaming firm Mandalay Media Group retains iGaming marketing firm for development of exciting new brands and new business ventures

London, United Kingdom – April 26, 2011– Following its work on the newly launched FancyBingo.com and the well established and highly successful CostaBingo.com, owners Mandalay Media Group has announced the appointment of Level Media in a long term deal.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2011

2011 Irish Open Won by Native Niall Smyth

Niall Smyth is keeping the Irish Open poker title at home after the Irishman beat out Surinder Sunar.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2011

Poker’s Porn King Larry Flynt: How Good a Player?

Larry Flynt made news recently when it was announced that he was opening a "Hustler"-branded online poker room.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/25/2011

Merge Poker Now The Biggest of the US-Facing Online Poker Sites

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/24/2011

Poker “Snitch” Daniel Tzvetkoff Bankrupt and in Witness Protection Program

The man who helped take down Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com is bankrupt and stuck in a US witness protection program.

Daniel Tzvetkoff, the 25-year-old Australian wiz kid profiled on Gambling911.com just hours before the April 15, 2011 bust went down, is profiled in even more lurid details on the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald Monday by Cosima Marriner.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/24/2011

Jens "Ingenious89" Kyllönen Win a Quick Million

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

The 2009 EPT Copenhagen winner enjoyed yet another milestone over the weekend.  Kyllönen just won a cool million dollars on Full Tilt Poker over the weekend, playing against the likes of Gus Hansen and Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/24/2011

UB.com Reps Encouraging US Players to Enter Cash Games

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/23/2011

PokerStars Shills on the Defensive

UNDER APPARENT ORDERS NOT TO DISCUSS BUSTS

It's a conspiracy!

Or is it?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/22/2011

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

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

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/22/2011

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

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

Poker pro and convicted child molester Shahram "Shawn" Sheikhan was an invited guest at the recent World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational Tournament at the Commerce Casino outside Los Angeles, Gambling911.com can reveal in an exclusive report!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/21/2011

PokerStars Flack Daniel Negreanu Finally Comments on Internet Poker Busts

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

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/21/2011

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

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

A popup announcement appeared on the site for any US resident attempting to access the cash rooms.  The company had permitted “real cash” play for the past few years following an indictment handed down by the US Justice Department.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2011

Breaking News

Famed Vegas Reporter John L. Smith Resigns: Not Allowed to Report on Adelson, Wynn

As predicted by Gambling911.com a few months ago, one of the best reporters covering the Vegas scene has resigned from the Las Vegas Review Journal just months after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson purchased the paper.

Why Premier Pay Per Head Solutions is the Fastest Growing Sportsbook Services

The sports betting business is booming and so is the demand for independent sports bookmakers to handle this huge increase in online betting action.

Why So Many Bookies in Rhode Island? G911’s Thomas Somach Investigates

On December 10, 2006, police arrested a dozen bookmakers in the Providence, Rhode Island area, saying the bookies were part of a sports betting ring that took in more than $300,000 in illegal sports wagers a month.