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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 Gambling Sector Awaits Kentucky Decision

A group of lawyers have descended upon the commonwealth of Kentucky Thursday morning to block efforts by that state's Governor, Governor Steve Beshear, in seizing up to 141 domain names.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Vice Shares Like Gambling Help to Stimulate the Economy

The portfolio of "unethical" shares which we picked on this week last year has unsurprisingly lost value in the past 12 months, but has beaten the general market, as well as the FTSE For

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

What Happened to Phil Hellmuth at the WSOPE?

He was looking to make quite the splash in Europe.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/24/2008

Poker Players Alliance Turns Down Invitation to Work With iMEGA

The powerful million plus member Poker Players Alliance has turned down an invite to work with The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming AssociationSubmitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2008

State Relies on Fear Factor But Industry: Online Gambling Fights Back

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be holding a hearing on Thursday to determine if it can seize up to 141 online gambling related domain names.

Gov. Steve Beshear said his administration has asked a Franklin County Circuit Court judge to give the state control of 141 gambling Web site domain names. Beshear said he's looking to restrict Kentuckians' access to Web sites with names that include some of the most popular gambling sites for U.S. players: bodoglife.com, doylesroom.com and fulltiltpoker.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2008

PokerStars Ad Banned for Implying Gambling Makes a Person Confident

The world's largest online poker room has been busted by the Advertising Standards Authority out of Great Britain.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2008

Poker Players Alliance Issues Statement Regarding Kentucky Domain Seizures

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nation-wide and more than 13,000 members in the C

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2008

Phil Hellmuth’s 12th WSOP Bracelet and his Long Lost Twin

There is only one 11-time WSOP bracelet winner, but world-record holder Phil Hellmuth will have poker fans seeing double next week in London when the UltimateBet pro will come to the WSOPE

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2008

Steve Beshear Seizes Website: NightMARE for Horse Gambling, Poker

Even before Thursday's hearing to determine whether 141 online gambling would be seized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Governor Steve Beshear apparently has wasted little time.

Gambling911.com broke the story Tuesday that LuckyPyramidCasino.com is now in the control of one Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice Cabinet Eric Lycan. LuckyPyramid registrar name was transferred this week to the state. The online casino was part of the popular Real Time Gaming software platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Poker Players Alliance May Not Have Legal Standing in Kentucky

John Pappas, executive director of the Washington D.C.-based Poker Players Alliance, said in a statement that the move by Kentucky's Democrat Governor Steve Beshear to seize 141 online gambling dom

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Potential Abuse of Power in Domain Issue

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA.org) suggested Tuesday that Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's attempt to seize 141 Internet domain names from online gambling web

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Phil Ivey Wins Second Million

It's been reported that at the conclusion of the Full Tilt Poker "Million Dollar Cash Game", Phil Ivey has walked away

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2008

WSOPE Event #1 Winner Jesper Hougaard of Denmark

Denmark was the first country representative to win this year's World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) event with more to come.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Governor Calls Online Gambling Websites Leeches

FRANKFORT, Ky.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/22/2008

Million Dollar Poker Club is Looking for 50 Stars for WSOP 2009

The Million Dollar Poker Club is taking a radical step in its search for 50 players to represent them at the WSOP.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/22/2008

Online Gambling Domain Name Seizures Has Internet on Edge

News that the state of Kentucky was looking to seize 141 online gambling related domain names had everyone across the Internet wondering "Who's going to be next?".

Kentucky's pro-gambling governor is looking to make sure all bets are off for these Web sites that operate in the state that's home to the world's biggest horse race, that being the Kentucky Derby. That race is the single most bet on event after the Super Bowl and nearly rivals it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2008

2008 WSOPE Event #1 Final Table Set

The 2008 WSOPE Event #1 final includes a woman, Linda Lee. The final 9 were as follows (in order):

Chip Leader: Adam Junglen, 795,000

Second in Chips: John Dwyer, 511,000

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/22/2008

Poker Player Faces 82 Charges Including Home Invasion

An accused poker bandit, who was facing 52 criminal charges for a poker game robbery earlier this year, has now been hit with 30 more criminal charges, bringing the total number of criminal charges

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/21/2008

WSOPE Day 1B Top 10 Chip Leaders

With the end of Day 1B of the World Series of Poker Europe, 48 players were left standing (or sitting perhaps).

The top ten chip stacks looked like this as of Saturday night:

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/21/2008

John McCain’s Long Lost Brazilian Love Lost it All Playing Poker

A report filed by the Earth Times claims that the 77-year-

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/20/2008

Bodog Online Poker Room Continues to Take Hit

Bodog Poker, once among the more prominent of the online poker rooms, continues to struggle during the month of September.

The site had been hovering around the number 10 spot prior to this summer but is now barely clinging on to the number 14 position of top online poker rooms (see PokerSiteScout.com). The Entraction Network is likely to take over the 14th spot by October according to Gambling911.com analysts.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2008

Big Name Poker Pros Kick Off World Series of Poker Europe

The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) kicked off Friday with a star-studded showing of some of the world's leading poker players.

Among them:

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2008

WSOPE Event #1 Day 1A Chip Count Leaders

Daniel Negreanu ended Day 1A of WSOPE Event #1 (£1,500 No Limit Hold'em) as the chip leader, stacked at 74,900. He's followed by Jason Gray with 72,800.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2008

Chili Poker Becomes First Online Poker Room to Offer UKashOut

Ukash, the online cash payment solution, has launched UkashOut, a MasterCard-endorsed prepaid card which makes the process of paying out to online players easier and top gaming site

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/20/2008

Online Poker Players Spend More Money in Troubled Economy

Against the tide of cost-cutting measures and reduced travel due to rising gasoline costs, many online poker players are bucking the money saving trend.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/19/2008

Things You Need to Know About the $75 Mil UltimateBet Claim

MSNBC.com reported on Thursday that there was a $75 million claim involving UltimateBet.com, a leading online poker room.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/19/2008

Full Tilt Poker Signs Blind Man as Red Pro

Hal Lubarsky isn't a household name in the poker world. If you blinked you may have missed his 15 minutes of fame on the ESPN WSOP broadcast. So here's the short version - He's blind.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/19/2008

Phil Hellmuth Stands by UltimateBet: $75 Mil Claim Made By Poker Company

Phil Hellmuth, who holds the record for most World Series of Poker bracelets won, insists that online poker room UltimateBet is doing everything possible to clean up the mess left by a few bad appl

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/18/2008

Poker Cougar Jennifer Tilly Turns 50

Happy birthday to Jennifer Tilly.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/18/2008

WSOPE - London is the Center of the Poker Universe

It's happening in London - the World Series of Poker Europe (better known just as WSOPE).

London is the centre of the poker universe, writes Timothy Barber of Citi. The four events making up the WSOPE will be followed at the start of October by the London leg of the European Poker Tour, with Virgin's Poker Festival at the City's own Loose Cannon club wedged in between.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/18/2008

Breaking News

Rush on For Casinos to Start Sports Bets Before Football Season in NJ

Rush on For Casinos to Start Sports Bets Before Football Season in NJ

New Jersey gambling regulators are warning casinos to submit their plans for sports betting by Monday or risk not being approved in time for the start of football season.

John Cynn Wins $8.8 Million at 2018 WSOP Main Event

John Cynn Wins $8.8 Million at 2018 WSOP Main Event

Indiana resident is this 2018 World Series of Poker champion.

Bitcoin Betting for Dummies ....and Five-Year-Olds

What's often lost in the discussion is that bitcoin is really no different than PayPal, the intermediate payment platform that is now commonplace among nearly anyone who conducts financial transactions online.