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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.

Dikshit is Fully Cooperating With US Authorities

The Financial Times is reporting that PartyGaming founder Anurag Dikshit has appeared in the Southern

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke Talks Darfur With Jenny Woo

Annie Duke sat down with Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, to talk about how intertwining poker and charities can be a great thing.  

The amount of money that Annie and many others in the poker community have raised is outstanding and they're not close to being done.  I've never met someone who is more passionate and dedicated about so many great causes.  She did however express to me that she would be getting back out there and "start being a poker player again."   Watch out poker world!  That's all I've got to say.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

Poker Portal Owners On US Government List?

On a recent trip back from Brussels I found myself being ushered into that dreaded "US customs interrogation room".  It goes something like this:  You hand your customs form over to a p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Somach: The Poker Players Alliance Is A Toothless Tiger

Writing in his column that appears at PokerHelper.com, San Francisco Chronicle writer and frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website, Thomas Somac

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Salvatore Bonavena is First Italian to Win EPT

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, December 15, 2008 -- The PokerStars European Poker Tour had its first ever Italian winner last night when PokerStars sponsored player Salvatore Bonavena from Cessaniti, Sout

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/16/2008

Clonie Gowen Doesn’t Need Full Tilt Poker

The poker pro and purported part-owner in the world's second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker, is winning big....but it ain't at Full Tilt.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/16/2008

Bad Beat Online Poker Jackpot Goes Over $750,000!

The Wass Poker Bad Beat Jackpot is fast closing in on the world record for the biggest in poker history.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/16/2008

PartyGaming Shares Rally Following News of Settlement

PartyGaming (UK:PRTY: news,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Anurag Dikshit Settlement to Open Up Can of Worms

The news that billionaire co-founder of online poker firm PartyGaming, Anurag Dikshit, has settled with the US Government for $300 million was bound to send shockwaves throughout the sector when th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

PartyGaming’s Anurag Dikshit to Settle With US Gov for $300 Mil

The billionaire co-founder of PartyGaming, 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

A Date With Poker Pro Doyle Brunson Will Cost $15K

Nobody said poker legend Doyle Brunson was a cheap date.  After all, this is a man whose stable of babes include the likes of Nicky Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Shannon Elizabeth and even Michael Phel

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/15/2008

Absolute Poker: Life After Cheating Scandal

In an interview with the Card Player Magazine, Absolute Poker COO Paul Liggett acknowledged he had his work cut out for him after assuming a job with the co

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Jenny Woo Interviews The Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth aka "poker brat" took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Jenny to discuss the UltimateBet scandal, his involvement with some great charities and whether he

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/14/2008

Poker Part of Illinois Governor Scandal

Once again, the game of poker has shown itself to be a vital part of American life by being connected to a big story in the news.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/14/2008

Internet Domain Seizures Challenged in Kentucky Appeals Court

The Kentucky Court of Appeals listened to oral arguments in a suit brought by the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) to block the seizure of 141 Internet domain names

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2008

State of Appeals Hears Kentucky Online Gambling Case

(Associated Press) Kentucky authorities want to seize 140 Internet domain names, saying the web sites bring illegal gambling within the borders of the commonwealth.

Attorneys for a trade association for the gambling web sites countered that Kentucky lacks the authority to make that move because the domain names aren't property and, besides, they are based offshore and beyond Kentucky's jurisdiction.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2008

Russia Recognizes Poker as a Sport

Russia Today has an interesting article that declares poker has been recognized as a sports in that country for the first time ever, and with good reason.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/12/2008

Feud Brewing Between Flack and Brunson

The battle has officially begun. In this corner, we have the living legend of poker, Doyle Brunson. His opponent, 6-time bracelet winner, Layne Flack.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Colleges Offering Poker as a Major

From the institution of higher learning that introduced card counting at blackjack tables in Las Vegas and infamy that lead to two books and one successful movie comes the latest phenomena from the

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Doyle Brunson Rode in the Stewardess’ Seat

Poker legend Doyle Brunson gives new meaning to the term "Mile High Club".  Heeeeer's Doyle...

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/10/2008

OMG Clay Aiken Sets New Table Record: Not That Clay Aiken

Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond plays in the highest 6-max games on FullTilt Poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2008

Do Poker Dealers Make Good Poker Players?

I have always wondered why most poker dealers are poor poker players. Nothing seems to make a game better than a dealer who just finished working and then hops into the game.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/08/2008

Michael Phelps Would Take Online Poker to Next Level

With Olympic swimmer and gold medal record holder Michael Phelps practicing to become a professional poker player, the idea of having someone of his stature representing online poker could prove to

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/07/2008

Bodog Poker Beat Out by DoylesRoom, Pacific

Doylesroom.com, which is currently offering a 110 percent cash bonus up to $550, continues to climb the online poker charts. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/05/2008

Not Woo! Gambling911 Reporter Denies WSOP Final 9 Fling

Contrary to reports on WickedChopsPoker.com Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, has denied she bedded one of the 2008 World Series of Pok

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/05/2008

Kahnawake Mohawks Seeing Red Over 60 Minutes Report

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), a regulatory agency made up of Canadian Indians that oversees online gambling operations run by the Kahnawake tribe, was not too happy about the report on Ame

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/05/2008

Mob Mentality as Poker Community Wants Blood

A 60 Minutes segment on an "insider poker cheating scandal" ended with one of the folks who uncovered the scam suggesting that the same thing may be happening at other online poker rooms.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/04/2008

JohnnyBax Leaves UltimateBet. What Next For Bax?

Readers on twoplustwo.com's forums were surprised to learn that on the heels of a revealing exposé aired on 60 minutes, highly ranked online poker pro, Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy posted t

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2008

Win $220,000 With CEREUS Point Race Celebration

First major promo offered through the CEREUS Poker Network invites players to compete for $220,000 in free money

The CEREUS Poker Network is taking its highly publicized bigger and better concept to an extreme. Just two months after UltimateBet and Absolute Poker each launched a $115,000 Points Race, both online poker sites today announced a $220,000 contest set to get underway on December 1st.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/03/2008

Absolute Poker, UltimateBet to Comply With Kentucky State Order

Poker players looking to access their AbsolutePoker.com and UltimateBet.com accounts from the state of Kentucky

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/03/2008

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