Poker

UB.com, Absolute Poker Part Ways With Pros

Blanca Games Inc. (“Blanca”), operator of online poker rooms Absolute Poker and UB, issued the following statement today:

“Recently, Absolute Poker and UB ceased their U.S.-facing operations due to legal developments in the United States. To ensure the on-going viability of the business, it has been necessary to downsize certain aspects of Absolute Poker’s and UB’s operations.  These efficiency measures have been taken to enable the brands to continue to operate their non-U.S.-facing business.

Submitted by Guest on, May/09/2011

Somach: Did Poker Kill Bin Laden?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/08/2011

Blanca Games Issues Statement re: Costa Rica Raids on Absolute Poker, UB.com Office

Blanca Games Inc. (“Blanca”), operator of online poker rooms Absolute Poker and UB, issued the following statement today:

Submitted by Guest on, May/07/2011

Fernando Brito Poker Player of the Year: Season 7 EPT

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2011

Somach: Expect Exodus of Online Poker Shills

The announcement Wednesday by poker pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt that he's quitting as paid spokesman for online poker room Poker Stars is likely the start of a trend.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/06/2011

UB.com Absolute Poker “Bankruptcy” Fears a bit Premature

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/05/2011

More Fallout from Online Poker Black Friday: Dusty Schmidt Splits from PokerStars

The rats are jumping ship.

Poker pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt, who for the last year and a half has been a paid spokesman for online poker room Poker Stars (www.pokerstars.com), has abruptly quit that position, blaming it on the Feds' arrest of Poker Stars' owners last month, which led to the room banning U.S. customers.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/04/2011

Woe, Canada, Top Poker Pro is High School Dropout

Cover your kids' ears, Mom and Dad, there's something you don't want them to hear:

It pays to be a high school dropout!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/04/2011

Breaking: Absolute Poker and UB to focus on Non-U.S Markets and Software Biz

Note:  This is the official statement released by UB.com, Absolute Poker and Blanca Games Inc. by their Public Relations Department directly to Gambling911.com. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/03/2011

Was Bin Ladin Assassination Tied to Online Poker Clampdown?

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/03/2011

England’s Rupert Elder Wins EPT San Remo Final for €930,000

British pro Rupert Elder has won EPT7 San Remo for a giant first prize of €930,000 after besting a gripping and star-studded final table.

As well as the title, former economics student Elder, 24, also wins a stunning bracelet from Shamballa Jewels, the Official Bracelet Sponsor of EPT Season 7, a seat to the EPT Grand Final Main Event – which starts on Saturday in Madrid - and a seat in the EPT Champion of Champions event on May 13.

Submitted by Guest on, May/03/2011

Pro Poker League Selects First Players

Submitted by Guest on, May/03/2011

DoJ Oversight Hearing: Holder Doesn’t Know if Poker is Game of Skill

The House Judiciary Committee held a Department of Justice oversight hearing Tuesday morning with a short question related to whether poker is a game of skill or chance.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/03/2011

UB.com Loses More Than Three Quarters of Its Online Poker Traffic

It’s been a hard fall for UB.com and Absolute Poker as the network has lost more than three quarters of its online poker traffic post-indictments.

UB.com and Absolute Poker were caught up in an April 15 crackdown by US law enforcement along with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.  Each were charged with money laundering and bank fraud.  The three sites also had their domain names seized by the US Justice Department.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/02/2011

Tatjana Pasalic Becomes Part of Team Bodog

Voted the sexiest in poker by Gambling911.com readers, Tatjana Pasalic has just signed on with Bodog Poker. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/02/2011

2011 EPT San Remo Final Table

The 2011 EPT San Remo final table is set with 5 different countries represented.  Four players come to us from Italy.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/02/2011

Online Poker Site Introduces WebCam Poker

Submitted by Guest on, May/02/2011

High Stakes Online Poker Biggest Losers in April

Submitted by Ace King on, May/01/2011

Expect 2011 WSOP Main Event Numbers to Fall

The World Series of Poker begins later this month, and it couldn't come at a worse time.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/01/2011

Celebrity Apprentice Finalist Annie Duke Trashes Donald Trump

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/01/2011

Breaking News

No More Online Gambling in the Philippines: Newly Sworn President Orders

No More Online Gambling in the Philippines: Newly Sworn President Orders

Immediately after being sworn in, new Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte issued a decree that shocked many:  No more online gambling in the nation.

Kristen Bicknell Becomes First Female to Win Gold Bracelet at 2016 WSOP

Gambling911.com has your latest World Series of Poker news and results including some of the sideline stories our readers have come to enjoy.

Nevada Gambling Revenue Down 5 Percent in May

Nevada gambling revenue took another tumble in May, dropping nearly 5 percent statewide as Las Vegas Strip revenues fell sharply year-over-year.