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.

Doyles Room Poker Joins the Cake Network Today today announced the worldwide launch of their online poker room on the Cake Poker Network.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/27/2009

Montel Williams to Launch Brand New Poker TV Format

The world of televised poker looks set to be revolutionized in 2009 with a new format TV show, "International Team Poker League", devised by EMMY Award winning TV supremo and poker buff M

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/26/2009

Gus Hansen Takes Down Largest Pot at Full Tilt

Gus Hansen is no stranger to the high stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker as this is primarily where he makes his mone

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/26/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Stimulus Package

The World Series of Poker and Harrah's, which runs the event, is offering an economic stimulus package of its own. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/26/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Schedule Announced

The 2009 World Series of Poker schedule has been announced.   Following magnificent ratings on ESPN for the delayed final table, the 2009 WSOP will once again feature the "November Nine&quot

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/26/2009

Seinfeld Star Now Shill for Online Poker Room

George Costanza, poker shill?

Whatever floats your (full) boat!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/25/2009

Introducing Jim Jones Jolly… Minus the Poison Cool Aid

In today's installment of the "CAP Follies" (CAP is short for Casino Affiliate Programs) we learn that co-organizer, Warren Jolly, has stepped up to the pulpit and ordered his minions to

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/25/2009

Playboy Problems Not Stopping With Online Poker Room

The closure of Playboy's online poker room last week appears to be just the tip of the iceberg.

The famed company warned investors that it will take a write-down of goodwill and other charges amounting to more than $100 million, resulting in a net loss for Q4. The magazine publisher also expects a $4 million charge on cost-reduction initiatives, which will include an unspecified number of job cuts.  The company will also fold its New York office according to reports.

"Who knew sex was a bad business to be in?" asks Belinda Luscombe of Time Magazine.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/25/2009

CAP Online Gambling Affiliate Group Accused of Hacking

The never ending saga of Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) is just that - NEVER ENDING - and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it just did.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/25/2009

Fabian Ortiz First Latin American Winner of LAPT

Viña Del Mar, Chile - January 23, 2009: 39-year-old Fabian Ortiz, from Argentina, has become the first ever Latin American poker player to win a

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2009

Poker Pro Amarillo Slim Beaten and Robbed

News broke Thursday night that 80-year old poker legend Amarillo Slim was robbed and assaulted in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas.  

Allegedly, the former World Series of Poker Champion was attempting to obtain collateral on a debt owed to him.  The debt he was owed was $3,000 and he was merely trying to collect some kind of down payment on the amount.  According to Amarillo Police Lieutenant Jim McKenny, Slim met his assailant at an agreed to location, an open field where he thought he would be picking up some type of 4-wheeler as the collateral.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2009

CasinoMeister Bryan Bailey Boycotts CAP Over CardSpike Flap

Just when you think things couldn't get any worse regarding the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP)/ flap, they just did.

The most prominent of the online casino watchdogs, Bryan Bailey, also known as the CasinoMeister, has opted not to attend this year's CAP event in London, England.  The CAP affiliate festivities were slated to take place the same week as the Internet Gaming Expo Show (better known as ICE).

Casinomeister posted a YouTube video entitled "Chillin' with the Meister" on Friday, January 23, 2009.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/24/2009

Stewart Scott Wins 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event

Just like that an unknown on the poker tournament circuit is suddenly $1.3 million richer as Stewart Scott wins the 2009 Aussie Millions main event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/24/2009

Bodog Poker Falls to 19th Spot for Real Cash Players

Bodog Poker's luck continues to wane.  A check of Saturday morning's real cash poker activity showed that the once prominent online gambling firm was 19

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/24/2009

Porn Poker Room: Latest Casualty of Struggling Economy

Apparently, porn can be sustained, but poker can not.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/24/2009

2009 Aussie Millions Final Table Announced

The final tablists of the 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event, are as follows:

Stewart Scott 4,520,000

Peter Rho 2,420,000

Rajkumar Ramakrishnan 2,050,000

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/23/2009

Doyle Brunson 16th Most Likely to Kick the Bucket in 2009?

Poker pro Doyle Brunson is not all that thrilled to have learned he made the list of the "100 most likely celebs to die in 2009".  You read that right, there is actually a "Blend Ce

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/23/2009

2009 Aussie Millions Down to 28 Players

As the 2009 Aussie Millions was beginning to wind down, 28 players remained, among them, wunderkind Annette Obrestad, who

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/22/2009

PartyGaming Loses It’s Managing Director

In a blow to the struggling online poker firm, PartyGaming Managing Director, John O'Malia, has quit the job after only 8 months in the position.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2009

Annette Obrestad The Big News at 2009 Aussie Millions

Following Wednesday's play at the 2009 Aussie Millions, wunderkind and 2007 World Series of Poker Europe winner, Annette Obrestad, was making all the headlines even though she finished 2nd

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/22/2009

Poker Leaderboard Competition Winners Announced

Leading online poker sites Absolute Poker and UltimateBet today revealed the top winners of their yearly leaderboard competitions for 2008 and announced the date of each site's $20,000 freeroll for

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2009

J. Todd Calls CAP CardSpike Relationship a “Shell Game”

In the latest APWA video report, J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2009

PokerStars Pulls Its Players From Poker After Dark: Full Tilt Rift?

Poker Stars is no longer allowing its players to participate on Poker After Dark, the NBC program that featured a one time child predator among its professional pl

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2009

Kentucky Governor Files Appeal re: Online Gambling Decision

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear and his legal counsel have filed an appeal with the state court after losing a case Tuesday to seize 141 online gambling domain names.

In a 2-to-1 majority opinion, The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled for the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) in its suit against Judge Thomas D. Wingate (No. 2008-CA-002000-OA), by blocking the seizure orders issued by the Franklin (KY) circuit court judge for the domain names, all related to Internet gambling (Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin Circuit Court, Division II, 08-CI-1409).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2009

Keeley Hazell Gets You in the Wicked Chops Poker Freeroll

As promised, here are the details for the First Annual* Wicked Chops Poker Reader Appreciation Freeroll:

Through the good people at the Borgata, WCP is giving away one free seat into the Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event (value = $3,200). Also included in the package are three free nights in a Classic room at the Borg. If you advance in the tourney, the room will of course be extended.  Also you get a date with Keeley Hazell.  Oh wait, get a date with Snake from WCP.  Our bad!

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2009

Shane Warne Out of Aussie Millions celebrity poker player, Shane Warne, made an early exit at this year's Aussie Millions.  Warne was booted after only two hours of play.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/21/2009

Pennsylvania Judge Rules Poker a Game of Skill

The online poker community has long argued that poker is a game of skill and now a state judge has agreed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/20/2009

Tom "Durrr" Dwan Makes Questionable Poker Fold

Patrik Antonius is already known as one of the biggest stakes top game pros in the world.  Incredibly, already in 2009, Antonius is up close to $3 million on

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2009

UIGEA Officially Takes Effect

If you are a customer of PokerStars, you may have noticed that you are not quite as able to deposit as easily to the site, especially if your preferred method was using their direct bank transfer m

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2009

CardSpike Poker Room Tries to Make Good Finally

Following two month payment delays to customers and affiliate partners and much controversy related to the possible ownership of online poker room,, that company's management on Tuesd

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/20/2009

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