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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.

Did Congress Just Legalize Online Gambling?

Did Congress just legalize online gambling?  That's what one columnist for the Kansas City Star Gaming Blog believes

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/13/2008

UIGEA Regulations Issued: Still Vague and Problematic

Nov. 12, 2008 - The US Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System today released the final regulations for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA). Volumes of testimony about the law's vagueness and practical unworkability from both within and without the administration, most notably from the US banking sector, upon which the burden for enforcing UIGEA will fall, appears not have swayed regulators, as the published regulations differed little from the draft version that had been the subject of debate for more than a year.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/12/2008

Online Gambling Bank Regulations Would Not Apply to Payouts

The US Treasury Department on Wednesday published regulations pertaining to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  It does not stipulate which online gambling transactions are "le

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2008

Lifestyle Poker Tournament - Two days left

Allinlatino.com wants to remind you to sign up today, before the "Lifestyle Poker Tournament" begins this coming Friday November 14th, 2008 at 7:30pm.  The three day $15,000+ guarantee

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/12/2008

Regulations Published By Treasury Department Related to UIGEA

On Wednesday, the US Treasury Department published regulations for policy enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2008

CBC Interviews Paul Leggett, COO of Absolute Poker and UltimateBet

Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Poker COO Paul Leggett sat down to speak with the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company) to discuss his company's trying times over the past 10 months.  In a candid inte

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2008

100 Percent Rakeback To Players Via Paynorake.com Poker

Rakeback poker offering can save players $400 to $500 per month

Shaun O'Neill, the Director of Affiliate Marketing for PayNoRake.com, stated in regard to the 100 percent rakeback paid daily to poker players: "We are looking forward to the industry's reaction. We know that players and affiliates will be happy as no other poker site in the industry is offering the rakeback levels and the earning potential that PayNoRake is offering.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/12/2008

Bush Administration Finalizing Internet Gambling Regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is moving in its last weeks to finalize regulations to enforce a controversial law that seeks to block Internet gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/11/2008

Black Poker Pros Already Have Made Their Mark: Woo Rates Them

As someone who spent a portion of my childhood living in Africa, and as an Asian American, I like so many others in the United States feel so elated by the election of our first African American

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/11/2008

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Voted For John McCain

After playing coy all through the U.S. Presidential campaign regarding who he was supporting, poker legend Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson has finally come clean.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/11/2008

Why Has Poker Fallen On Such Hard Times?

The following is an opinion piece by Gambling911.com Publisher, Christopher Costigan.

The pundits are already suggesting that this year's World Series of Poker will witness declining television ratings just as the event has seen a drop in entries over the past two years.  ESPN will be airing the final this evening, although a winner was declared during the early morning hours.  It's the closest ESPN has ever aired the WSOP following live play.  It may all be for naught.

Poker has fallen on hard times and it has little to do with the shattered economy.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2008

Peter Eastgate Wins 2008 World Series of Poker

Denmark's Peter Eastgate has become the youngest player to ever win a World Series of Poker, breaking the record held by Phil Hellmuth, Jr. for the last 19 years.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2008

Peter Eastgate Becomes First Hundred Million Dollar Man at 2008 WSOP

Updated chip counts shortly after 3 am EST at the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) had Denmark's Peter Eastgate as the first hundred million dollar man.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2008

Poker Player Johnny Chan All-In Endorsing Sexual Stamina Drink

Just prior to Sunday night's World Series of Poker dinner break, poker pro Johnny Chan approached the mike to plug to promote his new energy drink, which among other things will help improve one's

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

David Rheem Out and Ivan Demidov Leads 2008 WSOP

One of the favorites to win the 2008 WSOP was out fast.  David Rheem busted out in 7th place around 8:30 pm EST. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/09/2008

Red States Are Now Purple Says Internet Gambling Trade Org Founder

"Those red states that are now blue are really purple," declared Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association founder, Joe Brennan, Jr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Interview With Ylon Schwartz

Continuing my interviews with the World Series of Poker final players, I had a chance to sit down with Ylon Schwartz. 

You could say that I was his cup of morning coffee as my phone call woke him up.  We got the interview started immediately and Jenny learned a thing or two about this veteran of poker in which he's been playing for the past 15 years.  However, he played professional chess for 12 years before he realized he could make more money in the poker world.  He opened up to me and told me what he does in his spare time to who he voted for in this years election.   

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final : Darus Suharto Interview

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with Darus Suharto, who will be playing 6th in chips (12,520,000) during the 2008 WSOP final table on November the 10

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table Betting Odds

The 2008 WSOP final table is about to get underway after a three month delay and you can bet which of the professional poker players are going to win the main event.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

Ivan Demidov Intimidating After Finishing 2nd at WSOPE? Think Not!

Russian Ivan Demidov managed something pretty amazing this year.  He finished 2nd at the World Series of Poker Europe final table (WSOPE) and now he's among the nine that will face off

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/08/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table: Jenny Woo Interviews The Players

With the highly anticipated 2008 World Series of Poker about to get underway Tuesday, Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down with a few of the finalists.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Dennis Phillips Interview

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with 2008 World Series of Poker chip leader who coming into this week's delayed final had $26,296,000 in chips.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/08/2008

Allinlatino.com Poker Next Lifestyle of a Winner Party

Once again, Allinlatino.com is leading with another 'Lifestyle of a Winner Party!' This fabulous event will take place on November 8th at the Majestic Casino in the MultiCentro Mall, Panama City.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/07/2008

Former GOP House Majority Leader Defends Internet Gambling

Dick Armey was the GOP house majority leader (1995-2003) and was one of the architects of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of bo

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/07/2008

First Poker Player President Since Nixon

With the election this week of Barack Obama as President of the United States, there will be a poker player in the White House for the first time since Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/07/2008

Treasury Department Finalizes Online Gambling Regulations

The Treasury Department has finalized regulations that would effectively ban online gambling in the U.S. and is trying to have them implemented in the waning days of the Bush administration.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Microgaming Online Gambling Software Website To Block All US Traffic

Gambling911.com has learned that effective Monday, Microgaming - a leading software provider for online casinos and poker sites based in South Africa and the Isle of Man - will begin blocking all U

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

2008 WSOP Loses Steam: November Nine Fail To Shine

Not even the possibility of an arrest or showdown between the USA vs. Russia has ignited enough passion as we head into the 2008 WSOP final.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Court Approves $15 Million Settlement in UltimateBet Matter

Tokwiro Claimed Damages As A Result of UltimateBet Cheating Scandal Refunds To Affected Players Completed

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Annie Duke Not Leaving UltimateBet Poker

"No...I am NOT leaving Ultimatebet!" Poker legend Annie Duke proclaimed in her blog this week.

Ms. Duke is the long time face of Ultimatebet.com.  She acts as a charitable representative of the world's 8th largest online poker room/network along side multi-bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth.  Annie Duke was responding to rumors that were spreading across the Web.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/06/2008

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Is it possible to make money on gambling websites?

Many gamblers think about whether it is possible to earn money by playing on the best gambling websites. Moreover, this is not about a modest gain, but about full-fledged earnings, which should be enough for a living.

Best Website to Start a Sportsbook

Best Website to Start a Sportsbook

If you are looking to start a sportsbook then the best thing to do is get set up with a pay per head site. These sites cater to people that are looking to book action on a sportsbook website.

BetIndiana.com Obtains Sports Betting License in Indiana

BetIndiana.com Obtains Sports Betting License in Indiana

BetIndiana.com, teaming up with the Majestic Star Casino, has announced it obtained a temporary license to operate in the state of Indiana.  It looks to become the "home town sportsbook" and one of the few US-born sports wagering brands.