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.

Things You Need to Know About the $75 Mil UltimateBet Claim reported on Thursday that there was a $75 million claim involving, 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 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

Barney Frank Online Gambling Bill Goes to Vote Today

The latest incarnation of a bill to effectively abolish an online gambling prohibition measure, was being voted on Tuesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

The Real Deal Game Show Debuts at Venetian in October

The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino is set to debut an audience participation show called The Real Deal in the Venetian Showroom starting October 14.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2008

PartyBets and GameBookers Not Being Abolished by PartyGaming

PartyGaming has informed that it is not abolishing the Partybets and Gamebookers brands as reported here last night.  The report was filed after a handful of PartyGaming affiliat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/16/2008

Johnny Chan MIA Since Poker Room Shut Down

I was trying to redeem myself with an interview with the one and only Johnny Chan after the hateful comments that were left on my Jean-Robert interview.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/16/2008

EPT Barcelona Open Poker Winner: Sebastian Ruthenberg

German poker player Sebastian Ruthenberg has won the 2008 EPT Barcelona Open.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/15/2008 Operating Online Poker Room from US?

It is illegal to operate an online poker room in the United States under the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/15/2008

EPT Barcelona Open Poker Final Table Decided

The EPT Barcelona Open final table consisted of five poker players who were atop the leader board after Day 2.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/15/2008

Party Gaming a No Show in US Court

While unrelated to their plight in the US since UIEGA, Party Gaming (who owns Party Poker) has taken the extreme measure of refusing to show up for a court battle against a US-based slot machine ma

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/14/2008

Despite WSOPE Sponsorship, BetFair Poker Still Lags Behind Competition

With the second annual 2008 World Series of Poker Europe just days away, one has to question why BetFair Poker continues to lag so far behind the c

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/13/2008

EPT Barcelona Open Day 2 Results: Italy, Germany, USA Lead

It's Italy that led the way followed by the United States at the EPT Barcelona Open. However, there were more players from Germany among the top 10 leaders than any other nation.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/13/2008 Announces Airdate for Season Two of Best Damn Poker Show


Filming now underway at California casino for ultimate reality poker series today announced that season two of Best Damn Poker Show will air on FSN beginning October 27th, 2008. Filming of the ultimate reality poker television series is currently underway at the San Manuel Resort and Casino in California.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/13/2008

Last Chance at Aruba with UltimateBet’s 50-seat Guarantee this Saturday


Another 50 Aruba Poker Classic packages valued at $8,500 each are on the line in this Saturday's 50-seat Aruba Guaranteed Poker Tournament at UltimateBet.

With just two weeks remaining until the 2008 Aruba Poker Classic gets underway, is pulling out all the stops in hopes of sending a record number of Texas Hold'em fans to the world's hottest island poker tournament.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

UltimateBet Launches Satellites for $3 Million Online Championship Series

Online poker site releases a $3 million Main Event schedule for UBOC that includes two $1 million poker tournaments and a secondary UBOC series today released the satellite poker tournament schedule for UBOC 2009, UltimateBet's Online Championship series, and unleashed an impressive Main Event calendar that features 22 guaranteed events, two $1 million tournaments and over $3 million in guaranteed prize pool money.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

EPT Barcelona Open Breaks Records

Day 1B of the EPT Barcelona Open Poker brought in 327 players, raising the tourney's total to 619, which while we're no math majors, based on what we hear that's some kind of new record.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/12/2008

Joe Hachem World Series of Poker Televised Tirade

During the televised coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event Tuesday night Joe Hachem was, let's just say, not on his best behavior.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/11/2008

EPT Barcelona Open Poker….And Keep a Tight Grip on Your Handbags

Barcelona is hot for online poker and gaming this month with the EPT Barcelona Open and a series of Internet gaming conferences (The European i-Gaming Congress and Expo and the Casino Affiliate Pro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2008

First President of Poker Players Alliance Joins Age Verification Technology Firm

Michael Bolcerek, the former President of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots advocacy group of over 1M members, has recently joined Aristotle International as its Senior Vice President

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2008

WSOPE Cheap Seats at Bodog Poker Could Lack Cushions

Bodog Poker was offering free seats to the World Series of Poker Europe, which starts next week in London.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

Breaking News

Online Poker Could be Coming to Indiana

Online Poker Could be Coming to Indiana

Indiana state Senator Jon Ford, a Republican member from Terre Haute, has introduced a bill that would permit the expansion of online gamlbing in the Hoosier State should it pass.

Bragg Gaming Launches With Betway

Bragg Gaming Launches With Betway

ORYX Gaming, a Bragg Gaming Group company ( TSXV: BRAG, OTC:BRGGF ), announced today that its entire RGS portfolio has gone live with leading global online sports betting and casino operator Betway via their market-leading ORYX Hub platform. Betway is licensed in several key jurisdictions. 

Payments Crucial to Ongoing Growth of US Online Sports-Betting Market

Payments Crucial to Ongoing Growth of US Online Sports-Betting Market

Quickly and easily receiving payouts of winnings is the most important factor for U.S. sports bettors when selecting an online sportsbook, and prioritized by 37% of players, according to research released today by Paysafe, a leading integrated payments platform. The latest All the Ways Players Pay report also suggests that offering digital wallets and other alternative payment methods allows sportsbooks to overcome the challenge of card declines.