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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.

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Interview With Ylon Schwartz

Continuing my interviews with the World Series of Poker final players, I had a chance to sit down with Ylon Schwartz. 

You could say that I was his cup of morning coffee as my phone call woke him up.  We got the interview started immediately and Jenny learned a thing or two about this veteran of poker in which he's been playing for the past 15 years.  However, he played professional chess for 12 years before he realized he could make more money in the poker world.  He opened up to me and told me what he does in his spare time to who he voted for in this years election.   

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final : Darus Suharto Interview

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with Darus Suharto, who will be playing 6th in chips (12,520,000) during the 2008 WSOP final table on November the 10

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table Betting Odds

The 2008 WSOP final table is about to get underway after a three month delay and you can bet which of the professional poker players are going to win the main event.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

Ivan Demidov Intimidating After Finishing 2nd at WSOPE? Think Not!

Russian Ivan Demidov managed something pretty amazing this year.  He finished 2nd at the World Series of Poker Europe final table (WSOPE) and now he's among the nine that will face off

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/08/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table: Jenny Woo Interviews The Players

With the highly anticipated 2008 World Series of Poker about to get underway Tuesday, Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down with a few of the finalists.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Dennis Phillips Interview

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with 2008 World Series of Poker chip leader who coming into this week's delayed final had $26,296,000 in chips.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/08/2008

Allinlatino.com Poker Next Lifestyle of a Winner Party

Once again, Allinlatino.com is leading with another 'Lifestyle of a Winner Party!' This fabulous event will take place on November 8th at the Majestic Casino in the MultiCentro Mall, Panama City.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/07/2008

Former GOP House Majority Leader Defends Internet Gambling

Dick Armey was the GOP house majority leader (1995-2003) and was one of the architects of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of bo

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/07/2008

First Poker Player President Since Nixon

With the election this week of Barack Obama as President of the United States, there will be a poker player in the White House for the first time since Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/07/2008

Treasury Department Finalizes Online Gambling Regulations

The Treasury Department has finalized regulations that would effectively ban online gambling in the U.S. and is trying to have them implemented in the waning days of the Bush administration.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Microgaming Online Gambling Software Website To Block All US Traffic

Gambling911.com has learned that effective Monday, Microgaming - a leading software provider for online casinos and poker sites based in South Africa and the Isle of Man - will begin blocking all U

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

2008 WSOP Loses Steam: November Nine Fail To Shine

Not even the possibility of an arrest or showdown between the USA vs. Russia has ignited enough passion as we head into the 2008 WSOP final.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Court Approves $15 Million Settlement in UltimateBet Matter

Tokwiro Claimed Damages As A Result of UltimateBet Cheating Scandal Refunds To Affected Players Completed

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Annie Duke Not Leaving UltimateBet Poker

"No...I am NOT leaving Ultimatebet!" Poker legend Annie Duke proclaimed in her blog this week.

Ms. Duke is the long time face of Ultimatebet.com.  She acts as a charitable representative of the world's 8th largest online poker room/network along side multi-bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth.  Annie Duke was responding to rumors that were spreading across the Web.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/06/2008

Patrik Antonius Wins $606K Poker Hand

Following up a week in which the largest online poker pot ever changed four times, Patrik Antonius was involved in another trademark pot.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2008

Durrrr Still Leading Cash Game Winner for 2008

With only weeks remaining on the calendar year of 2008, online poker pro Tom "durrrr" Dwan is still leading the charge with a whopping $2,262,420 in total winnings.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2008

President Barack Obama: What This Means To Online Gambling

It's finally over.  Barack Obama has been named the first Black President of the United States.

So what does this mean for online gambling?

It could be good...or maybe not.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

World Poker Tour Enterprises, Inc. Reports 3rd Quarter 2008 Financial Results

WPTE 0.39, 0.00, 0.0%) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2008. Business highlights for the quarter included the delivery of three episodes of Season Six of the World Poker Tour(R) ("WPT") television series and signing a broadcast license agreement with Fox Sports Network ("FSN") to air 26 all-new, one hour episodes of Season Seven of the WPT television series in the United States, across FSN's national sports cable network.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2008

Microgaming Website Down: A Kentucky Casualty?

On Tuesday morning, one of the online gambling industry's largest software providers, Microgaming, was not online.  The dreaded "Site Not Available" appeared when anyone tried to type in

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Online Poker Players Watch Washington State Governor Race Closely

Will she stay or will she go?  The Washington State Governor race is close as Democrat Chris Gregoire is facing a stiff challenge from Dino Rossi, a former state senator.  The two restaged their

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Poker Writer Tom Somach Upsets Another Country

First it was Denmark.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/04/2008

Alex Rodriguez - High Stakes Poker Player

Professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez is not only playing Madonna, he's got a knack for some high stakes poker as well.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/03/2008

Boycott Papa John’s, Pizza Hut? Is Kentucky Really The Pizza Capital?

One interesting "fact" that has come out of the debacle involving Kentucky's decision to seize 141 online gambling domains, we have discovered that the Kentucky - of all places - is the p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/03/2008

Legal Documents Obtained Related to ZIP Payment Online Gambling Solutions

Gambling911.com has obtained legal documents filed by the US Government in cases against ZIP Payment Solutions founders, Edward Courdy and Michael Gardone.  Both operated a payment processing comp

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/02/2008

Jenny Woo Talks To Barney Frank: Online Gambling Not Bad for Economy

As one of the key allies for the online gambling industry, Democratic Congressman Barney Frank has been working diligently to have the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) repealed.  A

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/02/2008

Two New Poker Hall of Fame Inductees Two New Poker Hall of Fame Inductees

As part of the ceremonies for the final table of the main event of the World Series of Poker held on November 9th, Dewey Tomko and Henry Orenstein will be inducted to the Poker Hall of fame.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/02/2008

Boycott Kentucky: Internet Community Expresses Outrage

A website calling itself www.boycottkentucky.com orchestrated a campaign Friday to have angry Web users call Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's office e

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/01/2008

Online Poker Nearly Destroyed Strictly Come Dancing Star

Austin Healey lost nearly £15,000 playing online poker. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Oct/31/2008

Wass Poker Forum $6000 Challenge

WassPoker is warming up for its second set of Online Forum Events this weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/31/2008

It’s a Halloween $200,000 Treat At UltimateBet Poker

Forget the candy!  Want the chance for a cool $200,000 this Halloween?  Take part in UltimateBet.com's Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament TONIGHT (Submitted by Payton on, Oct/31/2008

Breaking News

Unibet Enters the US Online Gambling Market

Unibet Enters the US Online Gambling Market

While its parent company entered the New Jersey online gambling market last June, Unibet will be making its debut shortly.

Revenues Dip at Massachusetts and Connecticut Casinos

Gambling revenues have dipped at Massachusetts' casinos for another month.

Bettor Loses $569K on Seahawks

Bettor Loses $569K on Seahawks

Seahawks had won ten straight against San Francisco prior to Sunday's shock loss