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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.

Anurag Dikshit Settlement to Open Up Can of Worms

The news that billionaire co-founder of online poker firm PartyGaming, Anurag Dikshit, has settled with the US Government for $300 million was bound to send shockwaves throughout the sector when th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

PartyGaming’s Anurag Dikshit to Settle With US Gov for $300 Mil

The billionaire co-founder of PartyGaming, 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

A Date With Poker Pro Doyle Brunson Will Cost $15K

Nobody said poker legend Doyle Brunson was a cheap date.  After all, this is a man whose stable of babes include the likes of Nicky Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Shannon Elizabeth and even Michael Phel

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/15/2008

Absolute Poker: Life After Cheating Scandal

In an interview with the Card Player Magazine, Absolute Poker COO Paul Liggett acknowledged he had his work cut out for him after assuming a job with the co

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Jenny Woo Interviews The Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth aka "poker brat" took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Jenny to discuss the UltimateBet scandal, his involvement with some great charities and whether he

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/14/2008

Poker Part of Illinois Governor Scandal

Once again, the game of poker has shown itself to be a vital part of American life by being connected to a big story in the news.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/14/2008

Internet Domain Seizures Challenged in Kentucky Appeals Court

The Kentucky Court of Appeals listened to oral arguments in a suit brought by the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) to block the seizure of 141 Internet domain names

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2008

State of Appeals Hears Kentucky Online Gambling Case

(Associated Press) Kentucky authorities want to seize 140 Internet domain names, saying the web sites bring illegal gambling within the borders of the commonwealth.

Attorneys for a trade association for the gambling web sites countered that Kentucky lacks the authority to make that move because the domain names aren't property and, besides, they are based offshore and beyond Kentucky's jurisdiction.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2008

Russia Recognizes Poker as a Sport

Russia Today has an interesting article that declares poker has been recognized as a sports in that country for the first time ever, and with good reason.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/12/2008

Feud Brewing Between Flack and Brunson

The battle has officially begun. In this corner, we have the living legend of poker, Doyle Brunson. His opponent, 6-time bracelet winner, Layne Flack.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Colleges Offering Poker as a Major

From the institution of higher learning that introduced card counting at blackjack tables in Las Vegas and infamy that lead to two books and one successful movie comes the latest phenomena from the

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Doyle Brunson Rode in the Stewardess’ Seat

Poker legend Doyle Brunson gives new meaning to the term "Mile High Club".  Heeeeer's Doyle...

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/10/2008

OMG Clay Aiken Sets New Table Record: Not That Clay Aiken

Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond plays in the highest 6-max games on FullTilt Poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2008

Do Poker Dealers Make Good Poker Players?

I have always wondered why most poker dealers are poor poker players. Nothing seems to make a game better than a dealer who just finished working and then hops into the game.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2008

Michael Phelps Would Take Online Poker to Next Level

With Olympic swimmer and gold medal record holder Michael Phelps practicing to become a professional poker player, the idea of having someone of his stature representing online poker could prove to

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/07/2008

Bodog Poker Beat Out by DoylesRoom, Pacific

Doylesroom.com, which is currently offering a 110 percent cash bonus up to $550, continues to climb the online poker charts. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/05/2008

Not Woo! Gambling911 Reporter Denies WSOP Final 9 Fling

Contrary to reports on WickedChopsPoker.com Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, has denied she bedded one of the 2008 World Series of Pok

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2008

Kahnawake Mohawks Seeing Red Over 60 Minutes Report

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), a regulatory agency made up of Canadian Indians that oversees online gambling operations run by the Kahnawake tribe, was not too happy about the report on Ame

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/05/2008

Mob Mentality as Poker Community Wants Blood

A 60 Minutes segment on an "insider poker cheating scandal" ended with one of the folks who uncovered the scam suggesting that the same thing may be happening at other online poker rooms.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/04/2008

JohnnyBax Leaves UltimateBet. What Next For Bax?

Readers on twoplustwo.com's forums were surprised to learn that on the heels of a revealing exposé aired on 60 minutes, highly ranked online poker pro, Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy posted t

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2008

Win $220,000 With CEREUS Point Race Celebration

First major promo offered through the CEREUS Poker Network invites players to compete for $220,000 in free money

The CEREUS Poker Network is taking its highly publicized bigger and better concept to an extreme. Just two months after UltimateBet and Absolute Poker each launched a $115,000 Points Race, both online poker sites today announced a $220,000 contest set to get underway on December 1st.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2008

Absolute Poker, UltimateBet to Comply With Kentucky State Order

Poker players looking to access their AbsolutePoker.com and UltimateBet.com accounts from the state of Kentucky

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/03/2008

Did 60 Minutes Story Help Absolute Poker, Online Poker Rooms?

Maybe websites like Gambling911.com are all too caught up in the online poker scene to really understand the true impact of Sunday evening's 60 Minutes segment pertaining to the much talked about A

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/02/2008

Poker Cheating Scandal Raises Questions Regarding Big Name Pros

In a very well written report from our friends at AintLuck.com, the spotlight shines on today's big name poker pros - specifically Phil Ivey.

The question:  Is it a conflict of interest for a part-owner in an online poker room the likes of Full Tilt Poker to rack up over $8 million in cash games over an 18 month span there?

AintLuck attempts to answer that question.

 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2008

Caroline Caz Pal: Michael Phelps New Girlfriend

It's good to be Michael Phelps these days.  Aside from getting to swim with the likes of Anderson Cooper as part of a 60 Minutes segment on his post Olympics life, the gold medal record holder has

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/01/2008

2008 WSOP Winner Taxing Issue

Poker's newest champ needs a good tax attorney.

Fast.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/01/2008

CBS Was Once Involved In Online Gambling

The following is an editorial piece related to this past weekend's 60 Minutes segment on an Internet poker cheating scandal.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/01/2008

Poker Community Reacts to 60 Minutes Story

The folks at Two Plus Two, a popular posting forum community covering the game of poker, offered their reaction to the 60 Minutes piece that aired Sunday ni

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/01/2008

Poker Cheaters Story Airs on 60 Minutes

The much anticipated poker cheaters story aired Sunday night on the most watched news magazine, 60 Minutes.  The story was heavily promoted throughout Sunday's NFL games including two marquee late

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/30/2008

Industry Disputes 60 Minutes Claim That Online Poker Is Illegal

The much anticipated 60 Minutes segment on a highly publicized "insider cheating scandal" (a la a "super user account") already has the online poker community up in arms before

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/28/2008

Breaking News

Sportsbook Solution Catering to the Boise Market

Sportsbook Solution Catering to the Boise Market

It's one thing to have access to an online sportsbook solution that generates fresh lines and allows players to seamlessly place bets, it's another to have a solution that caters specifically to the Boise, Idaho market.

Encore Casino Report in Boston Set to Open June 23

Encore Casino Report in Boston Set to Open June 23

A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night.

Big Papi Had Ties to Accused Gambler, Still Recovering in Boston Hospital Following DR Shooting

Big Papi Had Ties to Accused Gambler, Still Recovering in Boston Hospital Following DR Shooting

43-year-old former Red Sox slugger recovering in Boston hospital following apparent failed hit on his life