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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.

Michael Phelps Could Face Charges for Bong Pipe Incident

14-time gold medal Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is facing charges following a much publicized incident this past weekend.  Phelps admitte

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Feb/03/2009

Phil Ivey Takes $670K from Tom “Durr” Dwan in One Session

It is no secret to anyone who railbirds the high stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker that Tom "Durrrr" Dwan and Phil Ivey hav

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/03/2009

Poker Players Alliance Party: A Perfect Economic Stimulus

Imagine if you will only 5 percent of the Poker Player Alliance million plus members descending upon Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Feb/03/2009

Cake Poker Network Sweet Success for Doyle’s Room

Having finally made the transition to the popular Cake Poker Network last week, representatives from Doylesroom.com acknowledg

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

Barney Frank Agenda Includes Online Gambling

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat and head of the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

BetFair Head: Another 5 Years for Legalized Online Gambling in U.S.

In an interview with realbusiness.co.uk, BetFair co-founder Edward Wray said he believed the United States would not legalize online gambling for at lea

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/03/2009

Pennsylvania Court Now Rules Poker Illegal

Just weeks after Pennsylvania Judge Thomas A.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/03/2009

Bluff Poker Announces Online Poker Tournament

ATLANTA, Georgia - BLUFF Magazine, the poker industry's leading publication, announced Monday details of the 2009 BLUFF Online Poker Challenge.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/02/2009

Rising Poker Star Joins LA Times Business Staff

He finished in 60th place at the World Series of Poker last summer and came in 4th place in September's California State Poker Championship.  Stuart Pfeifer may not be a big

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/02/2009

Poker Player Alliance’s Alfonse D'Amato in Gillibrand Controversy

It's the buzz throughout New York State this past weekend.  New York's newly appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was introduced Friday and by her side, none other than former New York Senator and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

Poker Pro Harassed by Feds: Suspected of Being Drug Dealer

Professional poker player David Peat says he was rousted at an airport by Federal agents who thought he was a drug dealer because he was carrying a lot of cash.

Peat, of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, earlier this week relayed the harrowing tale at the poker-themed posting forum, www.twoplustwo.com

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/02/2009

Poker is a Game of Skill Say States

Two states this past month have ruled that poker is a game of skill, not chance.

"It is apparent that skill predominates over chance in Texas Hold'em poker," echoed Pennsylvania Judge Thomas A. James Jr.   That decision essentially dismissed cases against a defendant jailed after hosting a poker game.  The game in question allegedly involved no rake but encouraged tipping of dealers.

"Simply, if chance predominates, Texas Hold'em is gambling. If skill predominates, it is not gambling." The Honorable Judge James Jr. decreed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/02/2009

More Than 50 Poker Machines Seized in Multi-Cities Raids

Police in both Chicago and New York raided two illegal gambling venues, seizing over 50 poker machines over the weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/01/2009

Michael Phelps Caught With Bong? From Poker to Pot?

The News of the World Sunday featured a photograph allegedly of 14-time Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps, smoking a cannabis (marijuana) bong.  The headline and caption of the photo read, cle

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/01/2009

Super Bowl Playing Steelers Involved in Poker Lawsuit

The owners of the Super Bowl-playing Pittsburgh Steelers are involved in a controversial lawsuit about, of all things, poker.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/01/2009

Cuban Transgender Reporter Sparky Collins Brushes Up on English

Everybody's favorite transgender reporter, Sparky Collins, is back after a 6 month hiatus.  Reporting on the world of entertainment and poker, Sparky has spent his time wisely, studying to take th

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/31/2009

Novotel Hotel Hell: Security Beats Up On Gambling Exec’s Son

Those staying at the posh Novotel London West Hotel continued questioning Saturday how security of the chain establishment could bet permitted to allegedly assault the son of an online gambling exe

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2009

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu Loves His Caddy

Today, Gambling911.com transgender reporter, the lovable Sparky Collins, looks at poker pro Daniel Negreanu's very special relationship to his golf caddy.

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Submitted by Sparky Collins on, Jan/31/2009

Lou Loses it at CAP Online Gambling Affiliate Event

Eyewitnesses claim that Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) co-organizer, Lou Fabiano, approached the head of APCW, J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/30/2009

Poker Mayhem in London as Affiliates Involved in Brawl

The award-winning Novotel London West in Hammersmith, West London, was the scene of a massive brawl late Friday involving members of two different online poker affiliate groups.   Police were cal

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/30/2009

Super Bowl Betting, Online Poker Illegal in Washington State

It's that time of year again when everyone will be betting on the Super Bowl.....Everyone except those poor souls living up in Washington State.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/29/2009

Poker Bloodbath: Gus Hansen vs. Theo Jorgensen Boxing Match

We were IMing with our Danish friend Jonas Hüttel of Ekstra Bladet last night and he shared this video he did of Danish

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/29/2009

Is Poker Pro Beth Shak The Next Thomas Alva Edison?

Thomas Alva Edison invented - among other things - the light bulb, the phonograph and the two-way telegraph.  Inventors are brilliant, creative minds...sort of like the folks here at Gambling911.c

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/28/2009

Losing Poker Player Wins Big: $173,000!

An online poker player who signed up for a free UltimateBet account just nine days ago in hopes of winning big like 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth has discovered that losing is just as

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/28/2009

PokerListings.com Takes Top Spot in 2009 Super Bowl Contest

Miami, FL (PRWeb) January Miami, FL (PRWeb) January 27, 2009 - Chipleader, the award winning affiliate program for Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, today announced

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/28/2009

PokerStars Qualifier Moritz Kranich Wins EPT Deauville

DEAUVILLE, France, January 26, 2009: The PokerStars European Poker Tour celebrated a spectacular return to France this week with PokerStars qualifier Moritz Kranich winning €851,400 against a r

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/27/2009

Scott Ian to Play in Ollie Pop POW Charity Poker Event

One of UltimateBet's hottest poker pros is stacking his chips to help cool the earth.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/27/2009

Financial Crisis Hits Todd Brunson Investments Hard

It never seems to end and some of us here at Gambling911.com have concerns this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Financial problems have reportedly hit the son of poker legend Doyle Brunson.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/27/2009

Cake Poker Welcomes Doyles Room On Board

Gambling911.com has published the DoylesRoom announcement, now let's get a perspective from the Cake Poker Network, which is among the fastest growing of the poker networks out there - already powe

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/27/2009

Breaking News

140 Industry Leaders Join SBC Digital Summit Speaker line-up

The SBC Digital Summit is to feature a line-up of 140 big names from the global betting and gaming sector, with speakers including Carsten Koerl (CEO & Founder, Sportradar), Jesper Svensson (CEO, Betsson Group) and Paris Smith (CEO, Pinnacle).

Becoming a Bookie During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Becoming a Bookie During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With millions of people out of work and the anticipated slowdown in some sectors that will follow the coronavirus pandemic, opportunities are still plentiful for independent contractors and those with business smarts.  There may never be a greater time to become a bookie

Bet on Who Will Play Joe Exotic in the Tiger King Movie

Bet on Who Will Play Joe Exotic in the Tiger King Movie

Outside of the coronavirus pandemic, the next hot topic of discussion has been the Netflix docuseries Tiger King, which follows the life and alleged crimes of big cat enthusiast Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic aka Tiger King.