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Media and Racism Watchdogs Must Stop Racist Witch-Hunt!

"If the media and oversensitive racism watchdogs continue this witch-hunt for racists, they are doing more to slow relations between races than to improve them."

So writes Ricky Bauer of Gambling Review, one of many online gambling and poker information websites commenting on this week's controversy suggesting that poker pro Daniel Negreanu might be a "racist".

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/14/2009

Daniel Negreanu Responds to Shock Racism Claims

It is the hottest story of the week in the poker world.  Gambling911.com Special Contributor Thomas Somach questi

Readers Fired Up Over Root, Negreanu Racism Allegations

Gambling911.com readers are all fired up over recent articles appearing on the website related to former Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate, Wayne Root, and poker pro, Daniel Negreanu.  Both

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2009

Black: Daniel Negreanu Probably Not Racist

Gambling911.com's Tyrone Black has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Daniel Negreanu's comments about Black Entertainment Television (BET) and the Submitted by Payton on, Aug/12/2009

Tom McEvoy Interview With Woo

I had the chance to sit down with a man that some consider a legend in the game of poker.  Tom McEvoy's start in poker happened shortly after guys like Doyle Brunson and "Amarillo Slim"

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/11/2009

Liv Boeree Moves Over to UltimateBet's Team UB


 

From casual poker-playing astrophysics student to a respected member of UltimateBet's world renowned team of pros, Liv Boeree has rocketed herself to the top of the poker world in just a f

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/11/2009

David Benyamine Pockets Over $1 Million

There are good days, bad days, and then there are the kinds of Fridays that online poker pro David Benyamine experienced on Friday.  Widely regarded as one of the best Pot Limit Omaha poker player

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2009

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu a Racist?

Professional poker player Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu is a genius when it comes to playing poker.

But when it comes to coherent social commentary, not so genius.

Writing on his blog this month at website Full Contact Poker (www.fullcontactpoker.com), Negreanu made some outrageous comments about the sensitive subject of race, comments that would have created a firestorm if Negreanu had any relevance outside the poker world but which have been generally ignored because he is, after all, just a poker player.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/11/2009

Online Poker: Matt Adz124 Marafioti Making Waves

He's a consistent winner of high-stakes online poker games who has won $650k in online tournaments and millions in cash games.  His name is Matt ‘Adz124' Marafioti, a Canadian poker player often

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/10/2009

Tony Hachem Crowned PokerStars.net ANZPT Champion

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 9, 2009 - This weekend at the Gold Coast's Conrad Jupiter's casino two people walked away as champions.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/10/2009

Eric Buchman Interview With Jenny Woo

Continuing my run with the WSOP Final 9 players - I had the chance to interview Eric Buchman.  This New Yorker will be playing at the WSOP final table in November with 34.8 million in chips - 2Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/10/2009

Face The Ace is a Flop: Time to Face Reality

Face The Ace, the first ever prime time poker show, may have had some potential.  It just will never be realized.  The show is a complete and utter flop.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/09/2009

Phil Ivey Public Relations a Total Trainwreck

While a number of 2009 World Series of Poker November Nine finalists have found their respective ways to Gambling911.com's Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo (Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/09/2009

Sports and Poker Meet for Ultimate Atlantis Challenge

The ultimate sports and poker fantasy could come true.  Our friends at VegasInsider.com and UltimateBet.net have teamed up to prese

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/06/2009

Chris Moneymaker Interview With Jenny Woo

I had the chance to sit down with Chris Moneymaker who is known by many as a player that started a phenomenon - also known as the "Moneymaker Effect".  He made average Joes young and old

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/04/2009

Nicky Hilton and Doyle Brunson: Poker's Super Couple

American fashion model, socialite, celebutante and heiress, Nicky Hilton, has been seen around town with the likes of none other than Jenny Woo's 2009 Sexiest Poker Player, iconic Doyle Brunson. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/04/2009

Daniel Negreanu to Appear on MTV’s Real World Cancun

First it was Annie Duke duking it out with comedian Joan Rivers on Celebrity Apprentice.  Then we learn that Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle will be appearing on CBS' Amazing Race this upcoming seas

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/04/2009

PokerStars weekly roundup 3rd August 2009

WCOOP seats the extreme way

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2009

Hellmuth: Micheal Phelps No Complaints About Souped Up Suits

On his Twitter page, UltimateBet.com poker pro Phil Hellmuth claims that he met up with Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps and ranted on about the re

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/02/2009

Andy Bloch to Pay Phil Ivey $2 Mil?

This is just sick.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2009

Savvas Zenonos a Poker Thief?

The Pokerati website is claiming foul when it comes to Queensland, Australia poker player Savvas Zenonos. 

"Big congratulations to Savvas Zenonos for successfully stealing $2,400 from the prize pool in a 2009 WSOP main event mega-satellite that was supposed to be shared in a 22-player chop," the website quipped.

Pokerati claims that five poker players were robbed of $300-$500 each "without (Zenonos) having to reach in their pockets!"

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/02/2009

Gus Hansen Fights to Rebound from Extended Struggles

For much of the first half of 2009, poker pro Gus Hansen was one of the most consistent and largest winner in online poker.  However, somewhere along the way this summer, that all changed.  Wheth

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2009

Doyle Brunson to Attend Budapest Affiliate Conference

DoylesRoomAffiliates.com, the online poker affiliate program for DoylesRoom.com and DoylesCasino.com, announced that its team w

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/30/2009

2009 WSOP Finalist Kevin Schaffel Interview With Woo

I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the Final 9 of this year's WSOP - Kevin Schaffel.  We kept everything short and sweet but to the point.  I look forward to sitting down with this pla

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/30/2009

Doyle Brunson: Phil Ivey Too Young for Poker Hall of Fame

When I played poker every day for seven straight weeks, I felt strong as a lion.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Jul/29/2009

Danny Chevalier crowned PokerStars ANZPT Queenstown Champion

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand, JULY 27 2009 - Danny Chevalier out lasted 134 poker hopefuls to become the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) Queenstown Champion winning an impressive

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

Jenny Woo Interviews Poker Pro Steve Paul-Ambrose

Jenny Woo here to talk more poker after this year's WSOP has come to an end - until November that is.  Steve Paul-Ambrose sat down with me the other day to discuss his experience at this year's WS

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/26/2009

Gambling Ban Will Hurt Emerging Russian Poker Scene

In recent years, Russians have made an impact on the world of poker.  In particular there is Ivan Demidov, who made the final table of both the World Series of Poker and its European cousin the sa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2009

Annette Obrestad Can Now Drink and Play US Poker Tournaments

The first ever World Series of Poker Europe winner, Annette Obrestad, is about to turn 21.  For many a youngster, turning 21 means being able to drink legally in bars and finally being able to hav

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/26/2009

Poker Babe Christina Lindley on 2009 WSOP and Jewelry

I had the chance to sit down again with a girlfriend of mine - Christina Lindley.  We sat down last year for our first interview and have stayed in contact since then.  The last time I was able t

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/26/2009

Breaking News

Online Poker Pro Jason Mercier Loses $200K This Year

Legalizing online gambling in Pennsylvania will boost crime and gambling addictions, according to Northampton County's district attorney. 

Man Loses Wife as Part of Bizarre Bet

A man bet away his wife as part of an Indian Premier League (IPL) wager with another man.

Québec Begins to Enforce Blacklist of 2,200 Online Gambling Websites

Less than three months after buying bwin.party, GVC has signed a 10-year deal with UK operator Betfred which involves “the full migration of Betfred’s online business