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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.

Phil Hellmuth’s 12th WSOP Bracelet and his Long Lost Twin

There is only one 11-time WSOP bracelet winner, but world-record holder Phil Hellmuth will have poker fans seeing double next week in London when the UltimateBet pro will come to the WSOPE

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2008

Steve Beshear Seizes Website: NightMARE for Horse Gambling, Poker

Even before Thursday's hearing to determine whether 141 online gambling would be seized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Governor Steve Beshear apparently has wasted little time.

Gambling911.com broke the story Tuesday that LuckyPyramidCasino.com is now in the control of one Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice Cabinet Eric Lycan. LuckyPyramid registrar name was transferred this week to the state. The online casino was part of the popular Real Time Gaming software platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Poker Players Alliance May Not Have Legal Standing in Kentucky

John Pappas, executive director of the Washington D.C.-based Poker Players Alliance, said in a statement that the move by Kentucky's Democrat Governor Steve Beshear to seize 141 online gambling dom

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Potential Abuse of Power in Domain Issue

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA.org) suggested Tuesday that Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's attempt to seize 141 Internet domain names from online gambling web

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Phil Ivey Wins Second Million

It's been reported that at the conclusion of the Full Tilt Poker "Million Dollar Cash Game", Phil Ivey has walked away

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2008

WSOPE Event #1 Winner Jesper Hougaard of Denmark

Denmark was the first country representative to win this year's World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) event with more to come.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Governor Calls Online Gambling Websites Leeches

FRANKFORT, Ky.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/22/2008

Million Dollar Poker Club is Looking for 50 Stars for WSOP 2009

The Million Dollar Poker Club is taking a radical step in its search for 50 players to represent them at the WSOP.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/22/2008

Online Gambling Domain Name Seizures Has Internet on Edge

News that the state of Kentucky was looking to seize 141 online gambling related domain names had everyone across the Internet wondering "Who's going to be next?".

Kentucky's pro-gambling governor is looking to make sure all bets are off for these Web sites that operate in the state that's home to the world's biggest horse race, that being the Kentucky Derby. That race is the single most bet on event after the Super Bowl and nearly rivals it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2008

2008 WSOPE Event #1 Final Table Set

The 2008 WSOPE Event #1 final includes a woman, Linda Lee. The final 9 were as follows (in order):

Chip Leader: Adam Junglen, 795,000

Second in Chips: John Dwyer, 511,000

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/22/2008

Poker Player Faces 82 Charges Including Home Invasion

An accused poker bandit, who was facing 52 criminal charges for a poker game robbery earlier this year, has now been hit with 30 more criminal charges, bringing the total number of criminal charges

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/21/2008

WSOPE Day 1B Top 10 Chip Leaders

With the end of Day 1B of the World Series of Poker Europe, 48 players were left standing (or sitting perhaps).

The top ten chip stacks looked like this as of Saturday night:

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/21/2008

John McCain’s Long Lost Brazilian Love Lost it All Playing Poker

A report filed by the Earth Times claims that the 77-year-

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/20/2008

Bodog Online Poker Room Continues to Take Hit

Bodog Poker, once among the more prominent of the online poker rooms, continues to struggle during the month of September.

The site had been hovering around the number 10 spot prior to this summer but is now barely clinging on to the number 14 position of top online poker rooms (see PokerSiteScout.com). The Entraction Network is likely to take over the 14th spot by October according to Gambling911.com analysts.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2008

Big Name Poker Pros Kick Off World Series of Poker Europe

The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) kicked off Friday with a star-studded showing of some of the world's leading poker players.

Among them:

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2008

WSOPE Event #1 Day 1A Chip Count Leaders

Daniel Negreanu ended Day 1A of WSOPE Event #1 (£1,500 No Limit Hold'em) as the chip leader, stacked at 74,900. He's followed by Jason Gray with 72,800.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/20/2008

Chili Poker Becomes First Online Poker Room to Offer UKashOut

Ukash, the online cash payment solution, has launched UkashOut, a MasterCard-endorsed prepaid card which makes the process of paying out to online players easier and top gaming site

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/20/2008

Online Poker Players Spend More Money in Troubled Economy

Against the tide of cost-cutting measures and reduced travel due to rising gasoline costs, many online poker players are bucking the money saving trend.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/19/2008

Things You Need to Know About the $75 Mil UltimateBet Claim

MSNBC.com reported on Thursday that there was a $75 million claim involving UltimateBet.com, a leading online poker room.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/19/2008

Full Tilt Poker Signs Blind Man as Red Pro

Hal Lubarsky isn't a household name in the poker world. If you blinked you may have missed his 15 minutes of fame on the ESPN WSOP broadcast. So here's the short version - He's blind.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/19/2008

Phil Hellmuth Stands by UltimateBet: $75 Mil Claim Made By Poker Company

Phil Hellmuth, who holds the record for most World Series of Poker bracelets won, insists that online poker room UltimateBet is doing everything possible to clean up the mess left by a few bad appl

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/18/2008

Poker Cougar Jennifer Tilly Turns 50

Happy birthday to Jennifer Tilly.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/18/2008

WSOPE - London is the Center of the Poker Universe

It's happening in London - the World Series of Poker Europe (better known just as WSOPE).

London is the centre of the poker universe, writes Timothy Barber of Citi. The four events making up the WSOPE will be followed at the start of October by the London leg of the European Poker Tour, with Virgin's Poker Festival at the City's own Loose Cannon club wedged in between.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/18/2008

The A.I.G. of Poker: Some Sub-Prime Bets were 20-1 Long Shots

With the recent $85 BILLION (with a B folks!) dollar tax bailout of insurance giant AIG, one has to wonder why the citizens of the US are being forced to bankroll a degenerate poker player like the

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/18/2008

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Appears to be Leaning Towards John McCain

Just when it seemed Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama appeared to be getting up from two weeks of knock downs from Republican tag team John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin, one

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2008

UltimateBet Lets Players Live out their Wildest Dreams in Aruba

Players in the island poker tournament can use their UltimatePoints to buy food, upgrade their hotel room, hang out with celebrities and take part in several unbelievable Aruba experiences.

Poker players should get ready to feel like a kid in a candy store. UltimateBet today announced that players at the 2008 Aruba Poker Classic will gain exclusive access to a host of sweet merchandise, experiences and adventures while at the Aruba Poker Classic: all it takes is a few UltimatePoints.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/17/2008

Barney Frank a Busy Man Amidst Wall Street Turmoil, Online Gambling Bill

Chairman of House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, has been a busy man these days.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2008

Statement by PPA Chairman D’Amato on Passage of H.R. 68

Former Senator Alfonse D'Amato, chairman of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today issued the following s

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2008

Las Vegas Begs Poker Players to Start Playing “regular” games

Forbes.com announced last week that Vegas gambling revenue declined 14 percent in the month of July. Shortly following that announcement it was leaked that leaders from the large casinos such as The Bellagio and The Wynn have asked big poker players like Doyle Brunson and Phil Ivey to start playing "regular" games like Craps and Blackjack so that they have a shot at their money too.

When reached for comment, Phil just stared down the camera.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2008

PartyGaming Added to Prestigious FTSE4Good UK 50 Index

Fifteen UK companies, including online gambling firm PartyGaming, have been added to the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index of companies striving for good corpor

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/16/2008

Breaking News

Hard Rock, Seminole Gaming Win Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Hard Rock, Seminole Gaming Win Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming have won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).  The award recognizes the PlayersEdge casino team member training program, which was introduced in December, 2019.  The award was presented at the recent NCPG Digital Symposium and National Awards Ceremony.  In 2014, Seminole Gaming also received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from NCPG.

Wargames, similarities, and differences

Wargames, similarities, and differences

Modern military games came to us from the West. The English word "wargame" has already firmly established in Russian, denoting a whole direction of popular male hobby.

Should I teach my child to play poker?

Should I teach my child to play poker?

Each of us was once a child. In most cases, it is challenging to teach children discipline – they prefer to live without any restrictions. Children love games, entertainment, and fun.