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Viktor Blom, Isildur1 Web Searches Massive

Viktor Blom, Isildur1
Swedish online poker sensation Viktor Blom (Isildur1) has had his name searched on average 22,000 times this past month.

PlayNow.com Online Poker: Poor Players Makes Up For Poor Software, Tournament offerings

PlayNow.com Online Poker
British Columbia’s only legal online poker site, PlayNow.com, initially received a lot of flack for some early security flaws.

Online Poker Traffic Drops 6.5 Percent

Online Poker Traffic
Following an 8 percent rise in traffic, global online poker traffic has declined by 6.5 percent over last week.

European Poker Tour Season 8 has a New Sponsor

European Poker Tour Season 8
Starting this week in Tallinn, Estonia, payment processor Skrill will become the official payment solution for the European Poker Tour Season 8.

Full Tilt Poker Kahnawake License: What Does it Mean?

Full Tilt Poker Kahnawake License
Many were stunned Monday upon learning that the Kahnawake Gambling Commission had granted disgraced Full Tilt Poker an online gambling license.

Online Free Poker Sites Hot Commodity in USA and Italia

Online Free Poker Sites
The online free poker sites have been getting impressive searches of late, both in the US and Italy.  Last month “Poker Online Gratis” received 246,000 searches. 

Some US Absolute Poker Players Report Being Able to Play at Cash Tables Again

Absolute Poker
Customers of Absolute Poker.com / UB.com reporting they can now sit in on real cash games

Mike Matasow on Full Tilt Poker: “Lederer Depressed, Ivey Lawsuit Crock of S***”

Mike Matasow Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker pro Mike “The Mouth” Matasow stated that FTP spokesperson Howard Lederer is having trouble talking to anybody these days as “he is so depressed”.

Full Tilt Poker Bank SunFirst is Struggling

Full Tilt Poker Bank
Troubled SunFirst Bank in St. George, Utah, which processed poker payments for Full Tilt, may be on the brink of a US Government takeover.

Viktor Blom 2k to $2 Million in 2-3 weeks

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom (known online as Isildur1) claims he took $2000 and turned it into $2 million in a matter of three weeks.

Leo Boxell Wins APPT Melbourne Main Event 2011

Leo Boxell Wins APPT Melbourne Main Event 2011
69-year-old Australian Leo “The Mechanic” Boxell has won the AUD $330,000 grand prize at this year’s APPT Melbourne Main Event.

Poker is not a Game of Chance Claims France

Poker France
A court ruling in France has ruled that poker is not a game of chance, but rather a game of skill.

US Debt Ceiling Crisis Could Have Been Averted With Poker

US Debt Ceiling Crisis Poker
Washington is broken and divisive these days, but it wasn’t always that way and, during the Lyndon Johnson Presidency, poker helped play an important role in bringing both sides to the table, so to speak. 

Play Online Poker With Spanish Footballer Santiago Canizares

Santiago Canizares Poker
888Poker, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange and now the 5th largest online poker room in the world, is letting its customers play poker against Spanish football mega-icon Santiago Canizares.

Brad Daugherty 1991 WSOP Main Event Bracelet Fails to Sell on eBay

Brad Daugherty 1991 WSOP Main Event Bracelet
Brad Daugherty attempted to sell his 1991 World Series of Poker main event bracelet on eBay to the highest bidders and received little interest.

Analyst Dismisses Notion that Full Tilt Poker Tried to Bribe Alderney Gambling Commission

Full Tilt Poker Alderney
Full Tilt’s Missing Money:  The Alderney £250K Gambling Debt.  Many were up in arms last week over what they perceived to be a “potential bribe”, but those on the scene suggested otherwise.

Online Poker $25,000 Rake Race is Back by Popular Demand at DoylesRoom

Online Poker $25,000 Rake Race
The $25,000 Rake Race at DoylesRoom.ag

APPT Melbourne Final 2011 Final Table Set

APPT Melbourne Final 2011 Final Table
The final table of the APPT Melbourne 2011 is now known with 9 players vying for the grand prize of $330,000.

Did Phil Ivey Really Borrow $10 Million From Full Tilt Poker?

Phil Ivey Full Tilt Poker
In a shocking revelation, Subject Poker has revealed that Phil Ivey borrowed an amazing $10 million from Full Tilt Poker in recent years.

Online Poker Sites – New Zealand

Online Poker Sites – New Zealand
For those of you who live in New Zealand, Gambling911.com has plenty of online poker websites available.

APPT Melbourne Main Event 2011 Updates

APPT Melbourne Main Event 2011 Updates
After Day 2 of the APPT Melbourne Main Event 2011, sponsored by PokerStars.net, three New Zealanders topped the chip count leaderboard.

Online Poker Fastest Payouts for US Players

Online Poker Fastest Payouts for US Players
Gambling911.com continues to monitor the online poker scene and the fastest payouts for US citizens heading into August 2011.

Poker After Dark 2011 Schedule Revealed: Show Won’t Go Dark For Now

Poker After Dark 2011 Schedule
The Full Tilt Poker backing multi-million dollar backing may be gone but Poker After Dark won’t be going black in 2011

Merge Poker Software Upgrade Expected by Summer’s End

Merge Poker Software Upgrade
Many in the online poker community are anxiously awaiting news on the Merge Poker Network’s huge software upgrade.

Epic Poker League Charity Event Will Help Joplin, Missouri

Joplin, Missouri Epic Poker League
A charity poker event will be held by the newly formed Epic Poker League to benefit the tornado ravaged town of Joplin, Missouri.
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