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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.

WSOP 2011 News: Who Is Poker Player Brian Rast?

Learn the name.  Outside of Phil Hellmuth, Brian Rast has been making waves at this year’s World Series of Poker, winning – not one – but two bracelets. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/08/2011

2011 World Series of Poker Main Event Attendance Likely Close to Last Year’s Numbers

Day 1A of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event has drawn 897 people.  Last year’s first day attendance number was not that much higher at 1125.

Organizers of the WSOP expect more than last year’s mark of 7319 despite the events of April 15 Black Friday indictments against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker.  The later two are yet to pay back US players. 

The first day’s attendance is typically the lowest.  Last year’s number jumped up around 400 but the final two days drew approximately 1000 more.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2011

Report: Full Tilt Poker Deal Could be “On the Table” by End of Next Week

eGaming Review is reporting that a deal could be “on the table” to purchase Full Tilt Poker by late next week. 

“On the table” and “Sealed” are two completely different things.  Full Tilt Poker, as we already know, comes with plenty of baggage.  This is a company that hasn’t paid US players in close to three months now and the European players are currently experiencing delays after FTP’s licensing arm shut them down last week. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2011

What You May Have Missed at This Year’s World Series of Poker

Forget about what YOU might have missed at this year’s World Series of Poker, what about Phil Hellmuth MISSING three times to capture three new bracelets. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2011

Wynn Takes Bets on the World Series of Poker

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2011

California Poker Players Will Have Homes Seized Playing on Unlicensed Sites

The California bill to legalize online poker is not exactly looking “player-friendly”.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2011

Jenny Woo: “Doyle Brunson Play the WSOP Main Event for Me Sweetie”

Voted Sexiest Poker Player of the Year three years going by Gambling911.com’s Jenny Woo, Doyle Brunson appears unmotivated to enter the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/07/2011

Phil Hellmuth After $1 Million Win: “Drinking Macallan 25 and Louis XIII – Sigh”

Most people who win $1 million will be in a celebratory mood, singing and tweeting away how happy they are – Not poker pro Phil Hellmuth.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2011

PokerStars Lands Former Disney Exec

Mickey Mouse’ old boss, Eric Hollreiser, is now working for the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars.

The company made the announcement on Thursday that it had hired Hollreiser as Head of Corporate Communications.  Hollreiser comes to PokerStars after holding executive positions at Disney and Microsoft.  He joins the firm at a time of transition following the indictment of two PokerStars executives by US authorities on April 15.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/07/2011

European Online Poker Sites Quick to Roll Out Huge Bonuses in Face of Full Tilt “Demise”

With the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) suspending Full Tilt Poker’s license last week, European online poker sites have not hesitated to raise their bonus offerings.

“Not only are they rushing to grab hold of Full Tilt Poker’s customers, these sites are also in competition with one another to provide new signups with the very best bonuses out there,” noted Payton O’Brien, Gambling911.com Senior Editor.  

Operators have made no qualms about capitalizing on Full Tilt’s plight.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2011

Phil Hellmuth 12th WSOP Bracelet? Denied Again!

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2011

QuickTender UseMyWallet Payouts Now Available but No More After 15 August

Good news for some of online gamblers and affiliates utilizing the services of payment solutions company QuickTender / UseMyWallet. 

The company has sent out a notice that it intends to pay all monies owed to these individuals, but with one caveat.  Any funds requested during a two week period in early May that were subsequently frozen by US authorities while in transit will not be available to players or affiliates. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/06/2011

US Poker Online For Free: Sites Cropping Up Left and Right

The US poker websites promising online free play are cropping up all over the place these days in preparation of legalized “real cash” play in the States.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2011

Ray Bitar Rumored to be Out at Full Tilt Poker

Indicted by the US Justice Department for money laundering and bank fraud, Full Tilt Poker head Ray Bitar was reportedly voted out as CEO of the troubled online poker firm. 

Last week, The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) essentially shut down Full Tilt Poker by suspending its license and cutting off the website.  Players have been unable to access the site for real money play. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/06/2011

Online Poker Bonus: New €1250 Signup at William Hill

William Hill, part of the iPoker Network, has gotten especially aggressive with its bonus offering in the wake of Full Tilt Poker exiting the competitive landscape.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2011

Online Poker Traffic: PartyPoker Pulls Away from iPoker

With Full Tilt Poker shut down and PartyPoker eliminating tournament fees, the online poker traffic landscape has changed drastically in the past week.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2011

Doyle Brunson Not Boycotting World Series of Poker

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/05/2011

Merge Gaming Receives Letter of Intent from Malta to License Online Poker Rooms

Merge Gaming’s couple dozen strong online poker skins will soon have the opportunity to obtain a license from the i-Gaming friendly jurisdiction of Malta in the near future.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

Report: Full Tilt Poker Site Now Running Through Guernsey

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

French Regulators Cut Off Full Tilt Poker: Company Unable to Prove it Can Pay Players

Just days after the Alderney Gaming Commission suspended Full Tilt Poker’s license in the UK and elsewhere throughout Europe, French authorities have done the same.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

PKR Poker “Lite” Site Sees Dramatic Traffic Gain

Just days after PKR Poker launched its “lite” site, traffic was up 32 percent.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/05/2011

Breaking News

Ex-Dean Foods Chairman With Ties to Billy Walters Gets 2 Years in Prison in Fraud Case

Ex-Dean Foods Chairman With Ties to Billy Walters Gets 2 Years in Prison in Fraud Case

A former Dean Foods chairman who admitted feeding inside information to an influential Las Vegas gambler has been sentenced in New York to two years in prison.

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