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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.

New Law Opens Door for 500,000 New Italian Online Poker Players

PokerStars today announced the launch of PokerStars.it (see website here) which signals a landmark development in building an Italian only version of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

North American Poker Championship Winner Is....

The 2008 North American Poker Championship winner has been announced and it's a name few of the Gambling911.com readers would know.

Glen Witmer has beaten poker pro Gavin Smith.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2008

2008 North American Poker Championship- Glen Witmer or Gavin Smith?

It was down to the wire Thursday night with two players left out of 454 players competing in this year's World Poker Tour (WPT) North American Poker Championship.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2008

Don’t Write Checks You Can’t Cash

The old saying still holds true today but unlike the "old" days where an unpaid debt may have meant imminent bodily harm, Sean Ahn was served with court papers asking him to pay up on a $

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Opinion and Order in Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Case (In Its Entirety)

Edward Leyden, President of The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, on Thursday declared "We are going to fight like Hell".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Association to Challenge Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Ruling

Kentucky circuit court Judge Thomas Wingate has ordered owners of 141 domain names to appear at a November 17th forfeiture hearing, and demonstrate that they are blocking traffic from Kentucky.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Kahnawake to Show Up in Kentucky for Online Gambling Sites?

A Kentucky judge ruled Thursday that 141 online gambling domain names are to be seized on November 17 unless owners of the cited domains show up in a Frankfort, Kentucky circuit court to demonstrat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Forfeiture Hearing in Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Case

A Kentucky judge has ruled that 141 online gambling domain names will be turned over to the commonwealth on November 17.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

PartyGaming, Sportingbet Coming Back to US Online Gambling Market?

An interesting report surfaced this week in the Times of London.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Kathy Liebert Looking to Finish Strong at WPT Canada

With only 11 players left out of 454, one of the more recognizable names in poker, Kathy Liebert, was still among the top 10 chip leaders by Wednesday night.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/15/2008

Wall Street Bailout a “Farce” Says Poker Legend Doyle Brunson

This 700 billion dollar bailout doesn't seem to be changing anything. The stock market keeps going down and banks keep going under. The culprits are being rewarded at the taxpayer's expense.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2008

Computer Problems Lead to Kentucky Domain Case Delay

There will be no decision Wednesday to determine if some 141 online gambling domains are to be seized by the commonwealth of Kentucky.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/15/2008

Congress Has a New Ratings Guide….Put Out by Poker Community

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today announced the creation of the PPA Congressional Ratings Guide, ava

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2008

WPT: North American Poker Championship Day 2 Chip Leaders

The prize pool for the WPT: North American Poker Championship has finally been announced.

$1,250,352 CAD

$612,427 CAD

$319,337 CAD

$262,469 CAD

$196,851 CAD

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/14/2008

Is Rough Economy Hurting Poker? Online and Brick and Mortar Evidence

Gambling911.com speaks to many online poker affiliates on a regular basis. The consensus is clear: revenues are down thus far in October, way down.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/14/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Chip Leader Plays for Multiple Sclerosis

Stakes at the Final Table of the 2008 World Series of Poker® just got a little higher.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2008

Wednesday Still Target Day for Decision in Kentucky Domain Decision

A Franklin County Circuit Judge is still on schedule to render his decision in a controversial case whereby the Kentucky commonwealth is looking to seize some 141 Internet gambling domain names.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/14/2008

Wass Poker - Online Forum Challenge Features Great Cash Prizes

Wass Poker is proud to be hosting Events #42 & #43 of the Online Forum Challenge and this up-coming event is one of the biggest OFC events ever!

Follow the Wass Poker simple step-by-step guide to be part of the No-Deposit $1,000 Freeroll or the Main Tournament by clicking on the This Link.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2008

Poker After Dark to Feature High Rollers Cash Game

The popular late night television show Poker after Dark will feature a lineup of poker superstars when it airs a high rollers c

Indian Nation May Take Action Against Kentucky, Governor Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear wants 141 online gambling domain names seized. He has called the businesses behind these domain names (all of which operate internationally) "leeches".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2008

Poker Players Alliance Claims Kentucky Has Most Poker Players in US

An effort by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to eradicate the online gambling and poker industry in his state by seizing some 141 related domain names, including most of the top Internet poker room

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2008

All Eyes on Kentucky as Internet Gambling Domain Decision Nears

Larry Dale Keeling, Lexington Herald-leader columnist, offered his own opinion on what will likely transpire this week in his home state of Kentucky where a Franklin Circuit Court judge is set to m

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2008

UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic Winner Matt Brady Goes on Shopping Spree

Having just won a cool $1 million at this year's Ultimate Bet Aruba Poker Classic (see UltimateBet website for more), Matt Brady has gone MIA.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/12/2008

Interview with a Blind Poker Player

Just last month, Full Tilt Poker signed poker pro Hal Lubarsky to their roster of Full Tilt pros.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/10/2008

Truly Bizarre Kentucky Court Did Not Reject Domain Case in the First Place

Last month, a Kentucky circuit court judge granted a request by the governor to have 141 Web site names used by online gaming operations transferred to the state's control.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/10/2008

Go Daddy Responds to Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Order

In response to the concerns over registrar Go Daddy turning over the certificate for a number of online poker sites to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, that company has issued a press release.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2008

Jimmy McSweeney Record Win at Ladbrokes.com Irish Poker Festival

Capacity-busting 832 entrants create a prize pool of €416,000 at Killarney, Ireland tournament - the largest European ranking event ever.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2008

Affiliate Poker News: Million Dollar Poker Club Controversy

Playsafe raised more than a few eyebrows at CAP Europe recently.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2008

Kentucky Cannot Go After Registrars In Foreign Countries

In regard to the heavily covered Kentucky Internet gambling domain seizure case whereby the commonwealth's governor, Steve Beshear, wants to block 141 gambling websites, a Gambling911.com reader wi

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Seizure Case: Predicted Outcome

Gambling911.com had the opportunity to sit in on Tuesday's very high profile online gambling domain seizure case in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2008

Breaking News

5Dimes Owner Found Dead

The body of Sean "Tony" Creighton has been found by law enforcement in Costa Rica.  Creighton was the founder and owner of the popular sportsbook 5Dimes. Details are murky at this time.

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

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