Business & Financial

PokerStars Lands Former Disney Exec

Mickey Mouse’ old boss, Eric Hollreiser, is now working for the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars.

The company made the announcement on Thursday that it had hired Hollreiser as Head of Corporate Communications.  Hollreiser comes to PokerStars after holding executive positions at Disney and Microsoft.  He joins the firm at a time of transition following the indictment of two PokerStars executives by US authorities on April 15.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/07/2011

European Online Poker Sites Quick to Roll Out Huge Bonuses in Face of Full Tilt “Demise”

With the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) suspending Full Tilt Poker’s license last week, European online poker sites have not hesitated to raise their bonus offerings.

“Not only are they rushing to grab hold of Full Tilt Poker’s customers, these sites are also in competition with one another to provide new signups with the very best bonuses out there,” noted Payton O’Brien, Gambling911.com Senior Editor.  

Operators have made no qualms about capitalizing on Full Tilt’s plight.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2011

QuickTender UseMyWallet Payouts Now Available but No More After 15 August

Good news for some of online gamblers and affiliates utilizing the services of payment solutions company QuickTender / UseMyWallet. 

The company has sent out a notice that it intends to pay all monies owed to these individuals, but with one caveat.  Any funds requested during a two week period in early May that were subsequently frozen by US authorities while in transit will not be available to players or affiliates. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/06/2011

US Poker Online For Free: Sites Cropping Up Left and Right

The US poker websites promising online free play are cropping up all over the place these days in preparation of legalized “real cash” play in the States.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2011

Ray Bitar Rumored to be Out at Full Tilt Poker

Indicted by the US Justice Department for money laundering and bank fraud, Full Tilt Poker head Ray Bitar was reportedly voted out as CEO of the troubled online poker firm. 

Last week, The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) essentially shut down Full Tilt Poker by suspending its license and cutting off the website.  Players have been unable to access the site for real money play. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/06/2011

Online Poker Traffic: PartyPoker Pulls Away from iPoker

With Full Tilt Poker shut down and PartyPoker eliminating tournament fees, the online poker traffic landscape has changed drastically in the past week.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2011

Merge Gaming Receives Letter of Intent from Malta to License Online Poker Rooms

Merge Gaming’s couple dozen strong online poker skins will soon have the opportunity to obtain a license from the i-Gaming friendly jurisdiction of Malta in the near future.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

BetUS.com Ends Its Online Gambling Affiliate Program

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

Report: Full Tilt Poker Site Now Running Through Guernsey

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2011

PKR Poker “Lite” Site Sees Dramatic Traffic Gain

Just days after PKR Poker launched its “lite” site, traffic was up 32 percent.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jul/05/2011

William Hill US Presidential Bets in Vegas? Online Poker Too

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/04/2011

First Class Action Suit Filed Against Full Tilt Poker

Gambling911.com has obtained the first class action lawsuit filed against Full Tilt Poker.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/01/2011

William Hill Wimbledon Bet Biggest Ever

The United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker is reporting the largest bet it has ever taken on a tennis tournament, in this case the 2011 Wimbledon.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jul/01/2011

Who Owns Full Tilt Poker Now?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/01/2011

Full Tilt Poker has Been Sold

A group of European investors have purchased Full Tilt Poker in a deal that could see US players recover up to $150 million.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/30/2011

PPN Online Poker Network and Jamie Gold Decide to Part Ways

Call it the Parting Poker Network, Jamie Gold and the PPN Online Poker Network's relationship has gone cold.

Exactly one day after PPN Online Poker Network CEO Chuck Kidd declared on Quadjacks.com that player representative Jamie Gold was not in any trouble with the Borgata Casino for reportedly “bouncing a check”, Kidd announced on Thursday the two would be parting ways.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/30/2011

888: Everything is Great

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/30/2011

Full Tilt Poker Now Being Routed Through Kahnawake

One day after the Alderney Gambling Control Commission pulled Full Tilt Poker’s license, it appears they may have an alternative plan.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/30/2011

Full Tilt Poker Most Wanted

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/30/2011

Full Tilt Poker Email to Customers re: License Suspension: Dear XYZ, You’re F***ed

What’s more shocking, Full Tilt Poker having their license suspended on Wednesday or Full Tilt Poker actually communicating with their customers?

We’ll take the later.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/29/2011

Players Around The World Lost When it Comes to Full Tilt Poker

The searches were endless on Wednesday coming into the Gambling911.com website, all from countries outside the US, all trying to find information on Full Tilt Poker:

 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/29/2011

Is PokerStars Safe? European Players Concerned

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/29/2011

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