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What are some of the hottest headlines in the world of poker? Here you will find all the latest juicy stories along with other important news and tournament results. A must read for the poker enthusiast with articles published throughout the day.

2011 WSOP Updates

2011 WSOP Updates
Here are your latest WSOP updates for June 18, 2011. Bid to Buy Comes in at $3,950 is being auctioned this week on eBay and the highest bid so far:  $3,950.

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Many Operators Have Doubts Full Tilt Poker Funds Actually Frozen

Full Tilt Poker
Were Full Tilt Poker, Absolute and PokerStars funds really froze by the US Government?  Inquiring minds suggest this might not be the case.

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 Already Exceeded Expectations

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011
The Punta Cana Poker Classic 2011 is already drawing major interest and could prove to be one of the most successful tournaments of the year. 

Joran van der Sloot Gets Girlfriend Pregnant While Behind Bars

Joran van der Sloot
Accused killer Joran van der Sloot has reportedly gotten his girlfriend pregnant while he awaits trial at the notorious Castro Castro prison in Lima, Peru.

Online Poker News: DOJ Actions Result in €765m Worldwide Market Devaluation

online poker
In some rather grim online poker news, the sector has suffered a meltdown on a global scale since the events of April 15, 2011, otherwise known as “Black Friday”.

Player Claims Bellagio is “Robbing Him”: Won't Return Cash for $25,000 Chips

Bellagio $25000 Chip
A long time Bellagio poker player claims the casino resort took $50,000 of his money, exchanged the cash for (2) chips, then discontinued the chips and won't return the cash.

Ms. (Mr.?) Michele Claybourne Goes MIA Following FTPDoug Flap

Jenny Woo here, your workhorse Senior International Correspondent reporting to you from the island of Costa Rica this week.

All Bets May be Off for BitCoin Revolutionizing Online Poker After $450,000 Cyber Theft

BitCoin Cybertheft
A BitCoin cyber thief stole $450,000 from an unsuspecting online customer, thus making one second guess if the virtual currency can help revolutionize online poker.

Marked Cards at World Series of Poker Gave Players Tremendous Advantage

Marked Cards at World Series of Poker
Printing errors on cards customized for the 2011 World Series of Poker allowed some players to identify low spade cards that were lying face down

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With the 2011 World Series of Poker main event to kick off in early July, there were a number of online poker rooms operating across the Internet that allow customers the ability to play online poker for free.

Merge Poker Payouts Begin Hitting After Serious Logjam

Merge Poker Payouts
Following weeks of backed up payment processing that forced Merge Poker to temporarily halt accepting new clients from the US, the online poker network this week appears to be catching up.

Free Online Poker: Hone Your Skills Then Play For Real Cash

Free Online Poker
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Federated Sports + Gaming Acquires Heartland Poker Tour

Federated Sports + Gaming Acquires Heartland Poker Tour
Federated Sports + Gaming (FS+G) on Tuesday announced its acquisition of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT). Website Up For Sale Website Up For Sale
The poker news website has been put up for sale.

Full Tilt Poker Traffic Levels Off

Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker seems to be leveling off around 8800 average cash players per week.

Philanthropist Jeremy Johnson Arrested for Mail Fraud: Lost $1.5 Mil at Full Tilt Poker

Jeremy Johnson
A well known Utah philanthropist, Jeremy Johnson, has been arrested while attempting to fly from Phoenix to Costa Rica, a popular hub for online gambling websites.

The Best Cake Poker Skins

The Best Cake Poker Skins
A lot of’s US readers are looking for a place to play online poker and one of the options is Cake Poker.

Judge Screws Up on Clonie Gowen Ruling vs. Full Tilt Poker

Clonie Gowen Lawsuit
Clonie Gowen’s lawsuit claiming Full Tilt Poker owes money to her for promoting the firm could move forward after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a U.S. District Judge erred by dismissing her case.

Patrik Antonius vs. Brandon Adams Tennis Match for $300K While Rome Burns

Patrik Antonius vs. Brandon Adams Tennis Match
The much anticipated Patrik Antonius vs. Brandon Adams tennis match took place this week with a $300,000 bet.

Unlike Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Other FTP Pros at WSOP

Phil Ivey
Much has been made of the fact that neither Phil "Poison" Ivey, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson nor Howard "The Professor" Lederer has been seen at the World Series of Poker

2011 WSOP Updates: Aaron Steury Wins $1,500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Aaron Steury
Fort Wayne, Indiana resident Aaron Steury has won the 2011 WSOP $1,500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E Championship.

Questionable Online Gambling Firm Signs Poker Pro Jeffrey "Iceman" Lisandro Poker
An online gambling company with close ties to the disgraced sports betting venture World Sports Exchange has signed on poker pro Jeffrey “Iceman” Lisandro as its “world ambassador”.
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