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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.

UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic Gets Into Full Swing

If you thought the world's best vacation spot was already enticing enough, wait until you see the $4 million we've stacked under a palm tree.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/28/2008

NHL Players for Luc Robitaille/Shelter for Serenity Celebrity Poker Tournament

Saturday night, the Avalanche and Kings played a pre-season game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It's the annual game in Las Vegas and the Avs won the game 4-3 in a shootout.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/28/2008

Bodog WSOP Winner Jamie Gold Just Can’t Win: Barcelona Poker Raid

2006 World Series of Poker winner and one time Bodog representative, Jamie Gold, was scheduled to be the key speaker at this week's Casino Affiliate Poker conference and Affiliate Poker World Serie

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

CAP Poker Tournament Raided by Police in Barcelona

According to numerous reports, an online gambling affiliate convention poker tournament has been shut down by Barcelona police.

Police raided the Hotel Princesa in Barcelona Spain this weekend where the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) poker tournament was taking place.  (see news here)

All gambling equipment was confiscated.  Gambling911.com was also being told that the organizers were detained. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

John McCain’s Gambling Problem: Team May Have Ties to Gambling Industry

As the online gambling industry fights to gain its legal stature in the United States through a challenge waged by the The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, the New York Tim

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

Theo Jorgensen Wins Event #3 of 2008 WSOPE

Danish poker player, Theo Jorgensen, walked away with his WSOP first bracelet and GBP 218,626 ($400,000 USD). Jorgensen's total career tournament winnings so far amount to just under $1.2 million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/27/2008

Irish Poker Masters, Winter Festival 2008 Poker Tournament

Citywest Hotel, Dublin, is where players have a chance to take part in the Irish Winter Festival of Poker 2008 via the Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/27/2008

Doyle Brunson Shows Whose Boss Against Youngster Poker Prodigy

Poker legend Doyle Brunson went up against the youngest World Series of Poker bracelet winner and proved he still has his A Game.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/27/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Hearing Reconvenes October 7

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be in court again October 7 to face off against the online gambling industry.

Kentucky received court permission to seize 141 gambling Web sites' domain names as it tries to put them out of business there. Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said at a press conference that the gambling-friendly state is taking "unprecedented action" against sites that "siphon off money from regulated and legal games," such as the state lottery and thoroughbred racing. Kentucky has lost "tens of millions" to unlicensed gambling, he said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

Poker Players Alliance Submits Amicus Brief in Kentucky Domain Case

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today submitted an amicus brief to the Franklin Circuit Court in Kentuck

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2008

Cake Poker Explodes in Growth Thanks to Sportsbook

For anyone who thinks an Internet sports book can't help to boost players at an online poker room, look no further than Cake Poker. It's relationship with Gambling911.com heavy hitter Sportsbook.com has witnessed this online poker network climb into the Top 10 in just a matter of weeks.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/26/2008

Online Gambling Websites React to Kentucky Action: Change Domain Names

A number of online gambling websites have obtained brand new domain names in the event that the commonwealth of Kentucky gets away with seizing up to 141 such URLs named in a complaint.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

Doyle Brunson vs. Annette Obrestad: T Rex vs. Teenage Prodigy

In one corner is one of the oldest living professional poker players and a true legend, Doyle Brunson.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/26/2008

Bodog Poker Open II Starts Sunday as Customers Wait Months to be Paid

Go to most online poker and sports betting forums, chances are you will find tons of threads discussing how people have been waiting months to get paid by Bodog.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/25/2008

Afghanistan Wins….In World Series of Poker Europe

The second bracelet of the WSOPE was awarded to Sherkhan Farnood Wednesday night, after beating out a bunch of big name pros the likes of Phil Ivey, Jeff Lisandro and chipleader Howard Lederer.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/25/2008

Poker Players Alliance Spends Large Sums on Lobbying Efforts

(Associated Press) The Poker Players Alliance spent $283,000 in the second quarter to lobby in favor of licensed and regulated Internet poker in the U.S., according to a disclosure report filed Jul

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/25/2008

CEO of So-Called Legal Online Poker Room Operating in US Speaks

Jason Kellerman, chief executive officer of Pure Play, a so-called "legal" online poker room based in the USA, will be a featured speaker at

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/25/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Dispute Postponed One Day

A hearing to determine whether the commonwealth of Kentucky will be able to seize up to 141 online gambling domains has been put off until Friday at 3:30 pm, Gambling911.com has learned.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Poker Babe Christina Lindley to Appear on Cover of Bluff Magazine

Poker hottie Christina Lindley just posted some preview pics on her blog from the latest Bluff Magazine cover shoot. Joining her is the hottest girl in poker, Lacey Jones.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/25/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Matter Was Secretly Filed and Sealed

Gambling911.com has learned that an attempt to seize 141 online gambling related domain names by the Commonwealth of Kentucky was done in secrecy and that a hearing to take place on Thursday was or

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

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

Breaking News

Maria Konnikova Profiled in New York Times Piece:  'I Have Zero Interest in Gambling'

Maria Konnikova Profiled in New York Times Piece: 'I Have Zero Interest in Gambling'

The science writer for the New Yorker went from amateur to sponsored pro in under a year

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