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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.

Online Poker Traffic up Nearly 3 Percent: PokerStars, Full Tilt see First Declines Ever

online poker
Growth in the online poker sector continued this week, having grown an impressive 3 percent in just 14 days according to

Ernie Scherer III Testifies That he Tried to Assist Investigators re: Parents Murder

Ernie Scherer Murder Trial
Poker player Ernie Scherer III concluded an intensive 6 days of testimony in his own murder trial exactly three years to the day his parents were likely bludgeoned and stabbed to death.

XWINK Loses Big but Wins Even Bigger

Over the weekend, a high stakes player has been riding some pretty large waves over at Full Tilt Poker.

Joran van der Sloot to Plead Temporary Insanity

Joran van der Sloot
Dutchman Joran van der Sloot plans to plead temporary insanity according to his lawyer.

Florida Next to Legalize Online Poker

Florida Online Gambling
Following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a bill that would have legalized Internet gambling in his state, others are hoping to become the first to do so, including Florida.

Erik Seidel Tops Daniel Negreanu as Winningest Poker Player of All Time

Erik Seidel
By winning the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship Sunday at Caesars Palace, Erik Seidel surpasses Daniel Negreanu as poker’s top earner of all time (in live tournaments).

Ernie Scherer Craigslist Ads for Women After Murder of Parents Referred to as “Cheat Sheet”

Poker player Ernie Scherer III’s philandering was discussed during a third day of cross-examination of the defendant.

Wall Street Journal: 78 Percent Say Internet Gambling Should be Legalized

The Wall Street Journal, which has done an admirable job of covering the recent flurry of activity in the world of online gambling at both the state and federal level, asked on Sunday whether the activity should be legalized.

Definition of “Absolute Veto” Makes Passing Internet Gambling Bill in NJ Nearly Impossible

There has been a whole lot of controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “absolute veto” of an Internet gambling bill introduced by State Senator Raymond Lesniak.

Online Poker: One Star Rises While Another One Crashes

The bigger they are, the harder they fall…the cream rises to the top…The rich get richer.  All three of these statements are pretty common figures of speech.

Barney Frank Pushes for new Federal Law for Internet Gambling

Barney Frank
With individual states looking to start offering legalized Internet gambling to their residents, Congressman Barney Frank, now a minority leader, has drafted yet another bill, this time with full support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Dead on Arrival: New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill Will Require Override

New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued an “absolute veto” in regard to legalized Internet gambling in the state.  An official government press release was issued later in the afternoon Wednesday.  So what does it all mean? Pays Online Poker Players Just to Show Up in Vegas for Main Event
There’s nothing bigger in the world of Texas Hold ‘em than the World Series of Poker* (“WSOP”), and the easiest way for players to make their way to Vegas to be part of that tournament rush is to win a seat online.

Break out the Belgian Waffles: Belgium as a Winner at Celebrity Poker Tournament

Davidi Kitai has won the 2011 Los Angeles Poker Classic Celebrity Invitational Tournament

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Veto of Internet Gambling in State is “Conditional”: Still in Play

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Veto of Internet Gambling
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has not written off legalized Internet gambling in his state just yet. 

Steve Gross Looks to Become First Team Brunson Poker Player to win WPT Title

Steve Gross
All is on the line for Team Doyle Brunson player Steve Gross who is looking to become the first member of the elite “Brunson 10” to win a World Poker Tour (WPT) title.

Assemblyman Hopes to Work With NJ Governor on New Internet Gambling Measure

Internet Gambling New Jersey
Following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to veto a bill that would make NJ the first state to legalize Internet gambling, state democrats spoke out about the decision.

Chris Christie Still Undecided on Internet Gambling in State: Has Until Midnight

Chris Christie Press Conference
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said during an 11 am press conference (delayed for approximately 10 minutes) that he still has not decided on whether to veto or sign a bill related to legalized Internet gambling in the state.

Chris Christie Press Conference On Internet Gambling Delayed

An 11 am New Jersey Governor Chris Christie scheduled press conference where he was set to discuss his decision related to legalized Internet gambling in the state has been delayed for reasons that are yet to be disclosed.

Revenues Way Up At PartyGaming

PartyGaming has reported a huge rise in revenues for the year 2010.

Poker Player Accused of Killing Parents: “Being Deceptive is Part of My Job Description”

Ernie Scherer III
Throughout the murder trial of poker player Ernest Scherer III, witnesses testified regarding his “odd” behavior following the brutal bludgeoning and stabbing murders of his parents in their home near San Jose, California.

PokerStars Abruptly Pulls Branding from North American Poker Tour LA Stop

North American Poker Tour PokerStars
The world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars, has pulled its branding from the North American Poker Tour (NAPT) Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Press Conference on Internet Gambling (Live)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Press Conference on Internet Gambling
For those of you looking to watch New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s 11 am ET scheduled press conference on his decision to either sign or veto a bill that would legalize Internet gambling

Press of Atlantic City Confirms NJ Governor Chris Christie to Take Action on Internet Gambling Bill

Chris Christie Internet Gambling
New Jersey’s Governor will either veto or sign a bill that would make the state the first to legalize Internet gambling.

New York Man Hits Biggest Bad Beat Jackpot Ever

Online poker playerODESSA99 fromNew York has over 340,000 reasons to be thankful for his losing hand at
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