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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.

David Rheem SCUM Scandal May Give Epic Poker League Black Eye

News that poker pro David Rheem became the Epic Poker League’s first ever Main Event winner might not have been the type of press the fledgling tournament was looking for.

After Russ Hamilton, Jose “Girah” Macedo and Howard Lederer, Rheem might just be the most hated poker player out there right now.  In fact, Rheem is making a run to top last week’s most hated, Macedo.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/14/2011

Online Poker $25,000 Points Race Continues at DoylesRoom

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/14/2011

Top 10 Gambling Nations: By Gaming Losses

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/13/2011

Chino Rheem Wins First Ever Epic Poker League Tournament After Welching Controversy

Chino Rheem, who made it to the 2009 World Series of Poker final table, has won the inaugural Epic Poker League Main Event.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/13/2011

Jenny Woo Talks 2011 WSOP Final Table Odds With DonBest TV

The World Series of Poker 2011 Final Table will take place November 8 through the 13th and our Jenny Woo has details along with the latest odds.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/12/2011

Leo Margets Joins the Lock Poker Team

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/12/2011

Zynga Poker Makes its Google+ Debut in Battle With Facebook Over Online Gaming

The biggest free poker site online for Texas Hold’em fans, Zynga, has made its Google+ debut along with Angry Birds. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/11/2011

Daniel Negreanu: Epic Poker League Will be Epic Failure

Never afraid to speak his mind, poker pro Daniel Negreanu has spoken out against the newly formed “pro-only invitational” Epic Poker League.

Negreanu has decided to sit out the newborn event and it is no secret that he and Epic Commissioner Annie Duke have little love for one another.  A few months back, he referred to Duke as a “f***ing c***”. 

Negreanu wrote on his blog:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2011

Online Poker News – August 11

Here is the latest online poker news for August 11, 2011, everything in briefs.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2011

Haseeb Qureshi Responds Following Cheating Scandal

After CardRunners.com released talented poker coach Haseeb Qureshi from his duties this week, Qureshi took to his blog to explain his transgressions.

The poker instructor was found to be using the account of a notorious cheat, Jose “Girah” Macedo as was pro Daniel “jungleman12” Cates.  Macedo admitted to cheating players out of a five-figure amount from his Lock Poker account (Lock has since locked it and booted Macedo). 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/11/2011

Online Poker Ban: Where The Pros Are Heading Now

With Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com out of the US market, hundreds – perhaps thousands – of poker pros have been left homeless. 

What to do?

Pack up and move elsewhere, whether it be Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or Europe, just as long as it’s not the USA.  The online poker sites left catering to US players are almost entirely recreational-based (DoylesRoom, Cake Poker, BetOnline, Bodog, Everleaf, and, it appears, Merge is re-entering the fray). 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2011

CardRunners Gives Haseeb Qureshi The Boot

CardRunners.com, the popular poker training website, has decided to give instructor Haseeb Qureshi his walking papers.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/10/2011

MLB to Meet With A-Rod Over Poker Allegations

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Aug/10/2011

Is The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2011

iPoker Overtakes PartyPoker in World Traffic Rankings: First Time in Second Place

For the first time in its history, the iPoker Network has landed in the second place spot of the world’s most trafficked online poker rooms.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/08/2011

Booze Binges Out, Poker Nights in for Scottish Football Association

The Scottish Football Association believes that its poker nights at the Mar Hall hotel have contributed to an increased morale amongst the team. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/08/2011

Poker Player, Coach Jade Lane Talks War and Black Friday

Jenny Woo had the opportunity to interview an American hero and poker player and coach, Jade Lane.

Backstory

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/08/2011

Fall Deficit Deal Could Provide Forum for Internet Poker Advocates in US

Supporters of legalizing Internet poker are hopeful that a fall deficit deal could provide the perfect forum for their efforts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/08/2011

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth Listed Among “Most Punchable” Athletes

The Bleacher Report has listed poker pro Phil Hellmuth (aka “The Poker Brat”) among its list of “Most Punchable” Athletes. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/08/2011

Breaking News

The Death of The Bookie!

Are you ready for the future of gambling in America? If you’re wondering how you can prepare for the upcoming flood of competitors trying to steal your lunch, this is going to be the most important message you’ll ever read!

League Blocking of Sports Gambling Cost Racetrack $139 Million

League Blocking of Sports Gambling Cost Racetrack $139 Million

A New Jersey horse racing association has sued the four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA over what it says is more than $130 million in lost sports betting revenue.

Online Bookies Need To Use 3 Privacy Tools to Keep Their Business Safe

Pay per head agents should understand the importance of privacy tools. Understanding how online bookie agents can protect themselves and keep their players anonymous will continue to grow. Check out the 3 tools to have at your disposable right here.