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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.

Bodog Lays Off Hundreds of Employees: Claims Not to be Leaving US

BodogLife.com, under intense scrutiny by the US Government, has laid off hundreds of its employees this week, leading to speculation that the online gambling firm will be leaving the US market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Stupid Man on Probation Skips Town and Plays in World Series of Poker

And Scott Henry was told by Recorder Frank Abbot yesterday: "If there was a sentence for stupidity you would be serving life imprisonment."

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/22/2008

Absolute Poker Threatens Legal Action Against Gambling911.com

Gambling911.com, whose founder Christopher Costigan won a landmark case against an online gambling establishment in 2002, disclosed on Wednesday that his website has been threatened with legal acti

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/21/2008

Online Poker Community Sees Some Justice With Indictments

News that an investor in AbsolutePoker.com has been under a sealed indictment in the United States may offer some solace to those demanding indivi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

Costa Rica Sportsbooks Not Helping to Fund iMEGA Efforts

In a disappointing revelation, Gambling911.com has learned that iMEGA (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association) in its legal challenge against the United States and the Unlawfu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

World Poker Tour Could Soon be Delisted From Nasdaq

WPT Enterprises, the parent company of the World Poker Tour, could soon be delisted from Nasdaq.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

Johnny Chan's Poker Room Shuts Down

Johnny Chan's signature poker site, Chan Poker, is no more.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2008

Mike Matusow Blasts Fellow Player During Poker Tournament

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, who is featured in a Globe Magazine article this month by Gambling911.com contributor Thomas Somach related to his past run-in with law enforcement and jail time

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/20/2008

Poker Cheater Found: Just Bought Yacht, Brand New SUV, Mansion

AJ Green (also known as Allan Grimard) has been located in Costa Rica. You might recall that Grimard was implicated in the notorious "Absolute Poker In-House Cheating Scandal".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

Boss Media Assets to be Frozen: Loses Litigation Matter

One of online gambling's most established software providers, Boss Media, has had its assets seized in Malta.

PokerTrillion have been successful in its application to enforce the seizure of the servers from their previous network providers, Boss Media. According to a press release from Poker Trillion, Boss Media will not be able to continue commercial activity or appeal as of September 18th.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

John McCain’s 14 Hour Impulsive Casino Craps Play

The Huffington Post on Monday featured an article on US Republican Presidential candidate John McCain and what they allege is an "impulsive&

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/18/2008

German Player Slays Field to Win Bodog Poker's $250,000 Guaranteed Tournament

History was made on Sunday night at Bodoglife.com when the online poker powerhouse hosted its $250,000 Guaranteed Online Po

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/18/2008

Michael Phelps an Online Poker Player

He broke the record for most gold medals won during a single Olympics, but how good is medalist swimmer Michael Phelps when it comes to online poker?

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/17/2008

Murders Within the Online Gambling Community Especially Brutal

Whether good or bad, individuals associated with the world of online gambling have met some of the most brutal of deaths.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2008

The PPA Will Host Poker Tournament at Democratic Convention

The powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance (PPA) will be hosting a Ben Affleck charity poker tournament during the Democratic Convention according to the website Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/17/2008

The Ultimate Famous Charity Weekend

Join the world's biggest celebrities, rock stars and pros to help end the crisis in Darfur

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2008

More Aruba Poker Classic Prize Packages to be Awarded This Weekend

Our next 50-seat guaranteed tourney on August 16th pays out 50 Aruba Poker Classic prize packages, or more...

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2008

Bad Poker/Porn Dad Pleads Guilty to Felony

Las Vegas poker pro Scott Obst, who was arrested this year for failing to pay more than $150,000 in child support despite banking $400k a year from playing cards and some porn distribution biz he o

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2008

Poker Players Comment on GOP Platform: Demand Protection of Individual Rights

Over 160 poker players from across the nation have posted comments urging the Republican Party to protect individuals' freedom to play poker online. Members of the Poker Players Alliance, the leading poker grassroots advocacy group of over one million members, believe any language in the Republican Platform restricting an individual's right to play poker online violates these principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility - long held tenets of the Republican Party.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2008

Playtech Wins Contract for Italy Online Poker Room: Snai What??

Online gambling software provider Playtech has agreed a licensing deal with Snai, which manages a network of 6,000 betting shops in Italy.

Maurizio Ughi, chairman of Snai, said: 'Having chosen Playtech's portfolio, we are able to offer our customers two poker games, Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha. Our aim is to be the leading player in the Italian market for skill games, as we are for horse racing and sports betting.'

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/13/2008

Everest Poker Revenues Way Up for Parent Company

Everest Poker's parent company GigaMedia's second-quarter results revealed revenues were up 31% on same period last year to US$52.5m, with operating income growing 18% to US$11.9m.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Player Withdraws $1.2 Million Complaint Against PokerStars

A poker player who claimed she was owed $1.2 mil from the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars.com, has withdrawn her complaint this week in an Isle of Man court.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/12/2008

Full Tilt Poker Down Again: Second Time in Two Weeks

Online poker players were freaking out on Tuesday as the world's second largest poker room went down for a second time this month, this time for just over 2 hours during the peak afternoon time.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

Online Gambling Zealot Republican Jim Leach Endorses Obama

ABC News is reporting that Iowa former Republican Representative Jim Leach has endorsed Democratic US Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

How to Become an Online Poker Pro: It’s Easy!

So you think you got what it takes to become an online poker pro.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/11/2008

Remote Gaming Association Explains Why They Support HR 6663

HR 6663 or the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Clarification and Implementation Act of 2008 is purposed to clarify what constitutes what as legal and illegal under the UIGEA.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/11/2008

The Remote Gambling Association Likes Bill Targeting Sports Betting

What are they thinking?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2008

Poker Bots: The Future of Online Poker is Doomed!

Online poker sites are doomed by the onset of the so-called "poker bots". Why?

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/10/2008

How to Play Holdem - Where to Play Holdem

Want to learn how to play Holdem (Texas Holdem, Texas Hold Em)? Look no further than this page presented to you by your friends at Gambling911.com.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/10/2008

Breaking News

New $100m Resort in Antigua to be Paid for With Bitcoin Cash

New $100m Resort in Antigua to be Paid for With Bitcoin Cash

The Caribbean island nation of Antigua, long known for being among the pioneers in the world of online gambling jurisdictions, is about to embark on a new endeavor in the world of cryptocurrencies thanks to Chairman of The Ayre Group, Calvin Ayre.

Women's Team Pursuit in Olympic Speed Skating Betting Odds - Winter Olympics

Women's Team Pursuit in Olympic Speed Skating Betting Odds - Winter Olympics

Gambling911.com has your Women's Team Pursuit in Olympic Speed Skating betting odds with Japan the EVEN odds favorite and Netherlands coming in at 10/11.

Paddy Power Ad Fail: Scooping Up Poor Africans From Their Huts and......

Paddy Power Ad Fail: Scooping Up Poor Africans From Their Huts and......

Paddy Power is at it again.  The online bookmaker is creating plenty of controversy this week with what some of call a "black exploitation" advertisement promoting their new faster app.