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Merge Poker Blocking Four States Plus District of Columbia

Merge Poker
Merge Poker has stopped accepting new cash customers from the following US states:  Missouri, New York, Maryland, Washington DC and Louisiana

Tell Tale Sign of Conspiracy: How Quickly Las Vegas Rolls Out Own Online Poker Sites

The telltale sign for any possible conspiracy theories would likely be how quickly Las Vegas-based entities will be able to launch their own online poker sites once the laws are changed

Feds Seize More Online Gambling Websites

Feds Seize More Online Gambling Websites
More online gambling domains name has been seized by the US Justice Department.  It should be noted that many of the 10 domain names seized Monday are affiliated with one another.

Online Poker Processor Pleads Guilty

Brad Franzen, the owner of a payment processor that worked in conjunction with three online poker rooms indicted April 15, has plead guilty on Monday.

Lock Poker Rakeback

Lock Poker Rakeback
Like with most of the Merge Poker network rooms, Lock Poker offers a generous 35 percent rakeback.  Lock Poker does welcome players from within the US.

Congressman Joe Barton to Participate in Poker Players Alliance Rally

Poker Players Alliance Rally
Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) will participate in the Poker Players Alliance’s (www.theppa.org) Rally for Internet Poker tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24th

Patrik Antonius 2011 Wild Rollercoaster Ride Continues With $792K Win

Patrik Antonius 2011
At least one person is benefitting from the online poker indictments handed down against three of the world’s largest card rooms on April 15.

PKR Poker Rakeback

PKR Poker Rakeback
PKR Poker offers 30 percent rakeback (for life), which is certainly generous and falls between the 25 percent to 35 percent one would expect. 

Cake Poker Rakeback

Cake Poker Rakeback
Cake Poker rakeback is 33 percent, however, it appears to be policy that rakeback can only be used on one of the Cake skins or the Cake Poker site itself.

Lock Poker Signs Another Brilliant Mind - Online Pro Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek

Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek
Lock is thrilled to announce the new addition to their LockPRO ELITE team. Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek.

Poker Pro Ernie Scherer III Sentenced to Life for Murder of Parents

Ernie Scherer III Sentenced
Poker pro Ernie Scherer III has received a life sentence for the murder of his parents, 60-year-old Ernest Scherer Jr. and 57-year-old Charlene Abendroth.

Las Vegas Poker Rooms Reviews by Daniel Negreanu

Las Vegas Poker Rooms Reviews
With online poker suffering a pretty serious blow last month, pro Daniel Negreanu has offered Las Vegas poker room reviews in this week’s blog.

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 Online Satellites Announced at DoylesRoom.com

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011
Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 online satellites have been announced at DoylesRoom.com with your chance to win a seat at the second annual event in the beautiful Dominican Republic.

Hopeful Signs from Full Tilt Poker: Rakeback Begins Hitting US Player Accounts

Full Tilt Poker
In some good news, rakeback began showing up in the accounts of Full Tilt Poker US customers Friday morning.

Bellagio World Poker Tour World Championship Final Table (2010)

Bellagio World Poker Tour World Championship Final Table (2010)
Bellagio World Poker Tour World Championship final table (2010) has two familiar names leading, Galen Hall and Scott Seiver. 

Non US Poker Players at Full Tilt Poker Now Having Trouble Cashing Out

Full Tilt Poker
Unfortunately Full Tilt Poker international players are complaining to Gambling911.com that they are having great difficulties withdrawing funds.

Daniel Negreanu Goes Off on Another Player: Cheaters Beware

Daniel Negreanu
There’s little doubt that poker pro Daniel Negreanu provides us here at Gambling911.com with plenty of great material.

Lock Poker Signs on Two New Pros

Bryan Pellegrino
Lock Poker has signed on two new pros and four more are expected to come on board next week.

QuickTender / UseMyWallet Funds Not Going Through in US

QuickTender / UseMyWallet Funds
QuickTender / UseMyWallet has stopped sending funds to US players.

California Wants Online Poker Legalized Now

California Wants Online Poker
California Senator Lou Correa has amended his California bill SB40 in an effort to legalize online poker in the state before federal legislation is passed.

Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen Losing Big as of Late

Patrik Antonius
European poker pros Patrik Antonius and Gus Hansen have run out of luck in recent days.

Skype Advocacy Group: Fight for Poker Rights

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Richard Muny, board member of the Poker Players Alliance and Director of Kentucky’s PPA arm, has begun a Skype Advocacy Group dedicated to the fight for poker player’s rights.

Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson Step Down from PPA Board

Howard Lederer
News broke this afternoon that Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson have stepped down from the Poker Player Alliance board.

Poker Cheater Ali Tekintamgac Allowed at WPT Championship: Threatens Players

Poker Cheater Ali Tekintamgac
German poker player Ali Tekintamgac was permitted to play at this year’s WPT Championship despite an outcry from fellow players like Daniel Negreanu

High Stakes Poker Season 7: Daniel Negreanu Joins the Lineup

High Stakes Poker Season 7:
High Stakes Poker Season 7 continues to chug along despite the indictments of three giants in the online poker sector April 15.
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