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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.

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

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 Gambling911.com 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

DuplicatePoker.com 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

UltimateBet.net Announces Airdate for Season Two of Best Damn Poker Show

 

Filming now underway at California casino for ultimate reality poker series

www.ultimatebet.net 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, http://www.ultimatebet.com/ 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

www.ultimatebet.com 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

Bodog Continues to Pay Customers, Vendors With Bounced Checks

Be careful when depositing one of those Bodog (BodogLife.com) checks. They could be rubber and bounce like an NBA basketball.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

Absolute Poker Quick to Refund Money to Victims of “Identity Theft”

A North Carolina man filed a complaint that he had been a victim of an email fraud this week involving an online poker room.

The victim told Officer Sowers of the Greeneville police on Tuesday that he had received an e-mail message that supposedly had been sent to him from absolutepoker.com (but actually had not), saying his account had been "deactivated."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

12 Average Guys Will Become Poker Millionaires

Up to 50 players will be selected to by the new Million Dollar Poker Club  to be

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/10/2008

$250K Main Poker Tournament Event 50 Seat Guarantee this Weekend

Super Saturday $250K Main Event 50 Seat Guarantee this Weekend at DoylesRoom.

As the much anticipated football season gets underway, poker fans know that the gridiron won't be the only place to experience blitzes, drives, and tackles firsthand.  This month, everyone can get set to skirmish at the poker tables as DoylesRoom kicks off its most rewarding events of the season.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2008

How to Become a Poker Millionaire: New Reality Show to Debut

If you are lucky enough to live in Wales, you can watch How to Become a Poker Millionaire with poker pro Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/09/2008

Doyle Brunson’s Heart Is Good… So Is His Stamina

Doyle Brunson's heart is in better condition than our own Jenny Woo's....who celebrates a birthday today... 

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/09/2008

Ben Affleck dropped $7 Million playing poker

A recent article on Gawker.com claims the following:

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2008

Breaking News

Delaware-Towson Basketball Game Suspended Due to Players Slipping on the Floor?

Delaware-Towson Basketball Game Suspended Due to Players Slipping on the Floor?

The Delaware vs. Towson Men's Basketball game was suspended Thursday night due to 'unsafe conditions' at Towson.  Those who had gambled on this game were wondering what might happen to their bets.

MaxBet TV Selects Setplex for First Ever Gambling Television Network

MaxBet TV Selects Setplex for First Ever Gambling Television Network

Partnership Enables MaxBet TV to Stream a Broad Range of Content at High Speeds to Anywhere in the World Leveraging Setplex’s Globally Redundant Infrastructure.

USMNT a Near Lock to Qualify for World Cup

USMNT a Near Lock to Qualify for World Cup

USMNT takes on El Salvador tonight, which kicks off a string of three World Cup qualifiers over the next week.