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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.

CardSpike Controversy Has Poker Affiliates up in Arms

Last week, Gambling911.com reported on how a relatively new online poker room - CardSpike.com - was stalling payments to its affiliate partners.  Ironically, some of those affiliates have claimed

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/04/2009

Doyle Brunson Reaches Out to Girl With Terminal Cancer

I hope this football season gets through soon.  I only leave my desk and TV to go play poker when there is a game.  I thought I had the football needle out of my arm but it's so much fun to bet a

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/04/2009

North Dakota Texas Hold 'Em Poker Championship Final Nears

Over 1300 players took part in the North Dakota Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Championship including many individuals from Canada, which borders the state to the north.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/03/2009

Michael Phelps Parties in Vegas With Phil Ivey

All right. Ok. Now we get it. Poker player/swimmer Michael Phelps probably wasn't a stud growing up. As in, if it wasn't for that swimming hobby of his, he might not of been the coolest guy.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/03/2009

Dikshit Among Forbes Biggest Billionaire Blowups

March net worth: $1.6 billion 
Current net worth: $1 billion.  PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit could lose his billionaire status in 2009, according to Forbes Magazine.

Dikshit designed the software for PartyGaming's successful PartyPoker game, which allowed live gambling over the Web. He left the company and sold a chunk of shares in 2006, the year the U.S. government drafted the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, forcing Party out of the US market where the firm lost 80 percent of its customer base.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/01/2009

CardSpike Poker Affiliates Want Answers From CAP

Online poker affiliates claim a relatively new room has been stiffing them.  That room is CardSpike.com, launched last this past summer.  A number of its affiliates and some industry observers ha

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/01/2009

Top 10 Most Fascinating Poker Players of 2008

Who were the top 10 most fascinating poker players of 2008? (emphasis on the word "fascinating", as this does not necessarily mean "the best").

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/31/2008

World Poker Tour to Air on Fox Sports Net

(PRESS RELEASE) -- WPT Enterprises and Fox Sports Net (FSN) announced today the World Poker Tour® (WPT) Season VII television schedule, debuting the first of 26 action-packed episodes on January 4

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/31/2008

10 Most Influential in Online Gambling (2008)

Gambling911.com yesterday looked at 10 of the most influential events involving the online gambling sector yes

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/30/2008

Top 10 Biggest Impacts on Internet Gambling in 2008

Here we are heading into 2009 and it is time to reflect upon 2008 and what were the biggest impacts affecting the online gambling industry.  Unfortunately, this was a pretty easy list to create.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/30/2008

Phil Hellmuth Speaks Out on Bad Poker Hand Payout Scandal

Some of you may have been away for the holidays and off line a bit, which is good for Phil Hellmuth and the folks at Cereus, which is the new software platform for

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/29/2008

Durrr Aces Twice En Route to $1.3 Million Day

For the highest stakes online poker cash game players, it is common to have big winning and losing sessions.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/29/2008

Sahara Casino Armed Robbery Suspect Mug Caught on Tape

Las Vegas police have released stills of a man caught on video who is believed to have taken part in a robbery at the Sahara Casino two weeks ago.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/29/2008

PartyGaming is a Scary One-Eyed Monster With Little Bite

PartyGaming, once the world's largest online poker firm with more than half the market and a darling of the London Stock Exchange, has gone into free fall in recent years.  Amazingly, despite losi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/29/2008

Doyle Brunson: Anurag Dikshit is Appropriately Named

In his latest blog, the man behind one of online poker's fastest growing rooms, Doylesroom.com, speaks candidly about Anurag D

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2008

PokerStars Largest Online Poker Tournament Ever

PokerStars will end 2008 with a massive 'World Record Week' - giving players the chance to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records when PokerStars try and break their second Guinness World Re

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/26/2008

LarsLuzak Earns His Largest Online Poker Pot Ever

Last night, FullTilt Poker was the scene of yet another personal record setting hand.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/24/2008

UltimateBet Cereus Poker Respond to Hellmuth Payout Error

Tokwiro Enterprises ("Tokwiro") issued the following statement today, concerning the correction of a winning hand played on the CEREUS Poker Network on Saturday, December 20, 2008.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/23/2008

PokerStars Will Not Be Affected By PartyGaming Settlements

PokerStars lawyers told a local newspaper that it is "business as usual" for the world's largest online poker room.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/23/2008

Johnny Phan Named Poker Player of the Year 2008

John Phan clinched the 2008 Card Player Player of the Year title last week after an amzing year of poker success.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/23/2008

Poker Players Alliance Lashes Out At PartyGaming Exec

The Poker Players Alliance has finally spoken out about Anurag Dikshit, founder and shareholder in PartyGaming, and his deci

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/22/2008

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth in Online Poker Hand Scandal

The popular TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum has been screaming for the head of UltimateBet.com celebrity spokesperson, Phil Hellmuth. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/22/2008

Dennis Phillips: Life After The 2008 WSOP Final

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with 3rd place finisher at this year's World Series of Poker final, Dennis Phillips, to discuss what he's

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/22/2008

PartyGaming Founder May Not Be Out Of Woods Yet

The online gambling sector was a little stunned last week when news first broke on sites such as Gambling911.com that PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit, pled guilty to illegal Internet gamblin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/22/2008

Dikshit Prison Term Like Time At Resort Compared to India Jails

Anurag Dikshit, a co-founder of PartyGaming, pled guilty last week to illegal Internet gambling and agreed to cooperate with the U.S.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/22/2008

Merge Poker Network Likely to Pass Bodog Poker

The Merge Poker Network, which includes its flagship brand Wass Poker could be on its way to surpassing Bodog Pok

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/21/2008

Doyle Compliments Chino Rheem on Poker Classic Win

Another one of my longtime friends passed a few days ago.  Sammy Baugh, arguably the greatest quarterback in football history, died at age 94.  Baugh was the last surviving member of the inaugura

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/21/2008

Armed Robbery at the Sahara Hotel Poker Room in Vegas

Las Vegas police were investigating an armed robbery at the Sahara Hotel that took place just before 6 pm Friday evening.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/20/2008

Redsfest XI Raises Over $100K in Poker Charity

CINCINNATI (Dec.18, 2008) -- Kahn's Redsfest XI raised a record total of more than $100,000 for the Reds Community Fund.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/20/2008

Chino Rheem Wins Another Million at Poker Classic

It's been a great year for poker player David "Chino" Rheem.  Having finished 7th at this year's World Series of Poker and cashing out with $1.8 million, the 28-year old poker

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2008

Breaking News

SC Prosecutors: Deputy Took Bribes to Protect Gamblers

SC Prosecutors: Deputy Took Bribes to Protect Gamblers

A deputy in South Carolina took money from illegal gamblers for five years to protect them from the law and kept feeding them information after the payments stopped, authorities said.

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