Poker

Bill Rini: Poker Players Alliance Inept When it Comes to Those Things that Matter Most

Poker expert Bill Rini discussed on his blog this week the shortcomings of the Poker Players Alliance.

Rini states that in Washington DC, lobby groups are capable of doing 2 things right: they have lots of connections, and can influence many factors; and they do a good job at predicting and warning against upcoming legislation, and possibly averting the legislation. These are exactly the things, that PPA seem fairly inept at.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/12/2011

Federated Sports + Gaming Names Michael Craig to Head up Website

Federated Sports and Gaming (FS+G) today announced that Michael Craig has been hired as executive editor of the website supporting the new professional poker league.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2011

EPT Madrid 2011 Final Table: Grand Final

Submitted by Ace King on, May/12/2011

Doyle Gets Facelift: Upgrades DoylesRoom Software

Submitted by Payton on, May/11/2011

Casino Execs to Make Pitch for Legalized Online Poker

WASHINGTON (AP) — With millions of people already playing online poker for money, the casino industry is urging Congress to step in and regulate the wagering.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/11/2011

A Science Behind Poker Being a Game of Skill: Some Freakonomics

Is poker a game of skill or chance? 

“Freakonomics” author Steven D. Levitt looks to answer that question, which could

very well determine whether three of the world’s largest online poker rooms were in violation of US law.  PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and UB.com were indicted on April 15 for violation of a 2006 Internet gambling prohibition act some say does not apply to poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/11/2011

2011 EPT Madrid Main Event Chip Leaders – Day 3

The 2011 EPT Madrid Main Event chip leaders after Day 3 had an American atop the board with 23740000 chips. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/10/2011

PokerStars US Affiliates Screwed

Submitted by Guest on, May/10/2011

Merge Poker US Players Up More Than 70 Percent

Submitted by Ace King on, May/10/2011

Poker is Key in “Justice for Natalee Holloway” TV Movie

A new TV movie about the Natalee Holloway case doesn't wait long to feature gambling--the second scene of the film takes place in a South American casino.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/09/2011

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

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