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Expect 2011 WSOP Main Event Numbers to Fall

2011 WSOP Main Event
The World Series of Poker begins later this month, and it couldn't come at a worse time.

Celebrity Apprentice Finalist Annie Duke Trashes Donald Trump

Annie Duke Donald Trump
Second season Celebrity Apprentice finalist Annie Duke, who lost out to comedian Joan Rivers, expressed her disgust with Donald Trump

2009 WSOP Main Event Winner Joe Cada 5th Place at EPT San Remo

Joe Cada EPT San Remo
Joe Cada continues to play strong at this year’s PokerStars sponsored EPT San Remo where he finishes Day 5 in 5th place among the chip leaders.

EPT San Remo 2011 – Day 3 Chip Counts and Joe Cada Still Strong

EPT San Remo 2011
The EPT San Remo 2011 Day 3 chip counts are in with 60 out of 987 players remaining at the sponsored event.

Full Tilt Poker Payouts to Begin Next Week

Full Tilt Poker Payouts
According to the popular podcast website, Full Tilt Poker is to begin making payouts to US customer beginning some time next week.

Loving Lock Poker: Jenny Speak to Another Bluff/Lock Challenger

Lock Poker:
The Bluff Poker Challenge, sponsored by Lock Poker, allowed online poker players to win a seat at this year’s World Series of Poker by simply becoming the most profitable player on the site.

Dateline NBC Could be in Process of Covering Poker Killer Ernie Scherer III

Ernie Scherer III
Sentenced for the brutal murder of both his parents, it now appears that Dateline NBC is in the very early planning stages of covering the story of Ernie Scherer III.

DOJ Oversight Committee May 3: Online Poker Indictments to be Addressed

DOJ Oversight Hearing
There will be a DOJ Oversight Committee Hearing May 3 where the PPA will pose questions about crackdown on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and

Merge Poker Shoots Up Into Top 10 But With One Important Caveat

Merge Poker
After the April 15 indictments of the three largest US-facing online poker rooms on charges of money laundering and bank fraud, one of the biggest beneficiaries appears to be Merge Poker.

Senator Jon Kyl May Support Legalized Online Poker?

Senator Jon Kyl Online Poker
The very man who co-authored legislation prohibiting most forms of Internet gambling, outgoing Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl, may consider a measure that would exempt online poker.

World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Demonstrates Impact of Poker on Economy

World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock
Indictments handed down against three of the world’s largest online poker rooms in the US on April 15 has nearly crippled the industry.

Online Poker Promotions for May 2011

Online Poker Promotions for May 2011
Cake Poker has released its online poker promotions for May 2011. 

Special Needs Poker Players Hurt by “Black Friday” Fallout: 50,000 Enter Jobs Market featured an article late Wednesday on the professional poker players impacted by “Black Friday” where indictments were handed down against Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and in the US.

Online Poker Player Ziigmund Loses Nearly $300K

Online Poker Player Ziigmund
The Finnish online poker sensation Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies was on an impressive upswing when he saw his whole world crash and burn to the tune of $275,000.

2011 SCOOP Schedule Changed: Prize Money Slashed Nearly in Half

2011 SCOOP
The 2011 SCOOP schedule sponsored by has been changed.  SCOOP is short for Spring Championship of Online Poker. 

2011 SCOOP Schedule Changed: Prize Money Slashed Nearly in Half

2011 SCOOP
The 2011 SCOOP schedule sponsored by has been changed.  SCOOP is short for Spring Championship of Online Poker. 

Isildur1 SuperStar Showdown Record at 7-2

Isildur1 SuperStar Showdown Record
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.

PokerStars US Payouts Now Available

PokerStars US Payouts
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.

Brunson 10 Poker Player Alex Kamberis Sits Down With Woo

Alex Kamberis
Adding to the list of the Brunson 10 elite Alex Kamberis. At age 24, Alex has brought in almost $5 million in winnings and has admitted to me that he had lost his motivation for the game last year but is now back on track.

Online Poker Sites That Still Take US Customers Surge

Online Poker Sites That Still Take US Customers
Three online poker websites that are still accepting customers from the US showed dramatic growth in the last 12 days since the April 15 indictments of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and

Poker Programs on TV: Here’s the Big Picture

Poker TV Programs
The busts of three online poker rooms (Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker) by the Feds earlier this month isn't just affecting those in the U.S. who like to play poker online.

Level Media Grabs Account

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

2011 Irish Open Won by Native Niall Smyth

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

Clonie Gowen Lawsuit Sheds Some Light on Full Tilt Poker Corporate Structure

Clonie Gowen
A high profile but perhaps recently forgotten case against Full Tilt Poker by a pro claiming to have been shut out of ownership equity has been brought up on the Two Plus Two forums.

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

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