Gambling News

  • 25 April 2011

    Will Absolute Poker Use WTO to Fight U.S.?

    If the aftermath of the FBI indictments of the 4 major U.S. facing online poker sites there have been progress made in how the sites will return monies owed to the U.S. poker players who have withdrawals due to them. Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars have already made agreements with the U.S. Government to have their domains returned to process withdrawal claims.Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet however are looking into taking a harder stance against the U.S.

    Read full article
  • 20 April 2011

    Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars Reaches Domain Name Use Agreement

    In a press release today the U.S. government stated it has reached a domain name use agreement with Full Tilt poker and PokerStars for the returning of U.S. poker players deposited money.

    Read full article
  • 20 April 2011

    Full Tilt Poker Responds to FBI Indictment

    Though most of the poker sites that have been effected by the latest FBI indictment have remained quiet, Full Tilt Poker has released this press release in regards to their CEO being one of the 11 charged: Full Tilt Poker is saddened by today’s charges against its CEO Raymond Bitar and offers its full support to Mr. Bitar and Nelson Burtnick. Online poker is a game of skill enjoyed by tens of millions of people in the United States and across the world.

    Read full article
  • 18 April 2011

    Update on F.B.I. Online Poker Crack Down

    Today if you go to, absolute or and you will find a page from the FBI that says: “This domain name has been seized be the F.B.I pursuant to an Arrest Warrant in Rem obtained by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Read full article
  • 15 April 2011

    U.S. Goverment Seizes Three Major Online Poker Domains

    News in just now being broke that the FBI and the New York US Attorney’s office has unsealed an indictment today charging eleven defendants and seizing the domains of three major online poker sites including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker. According to some poker forums, people see a page that reports that the sites hace been confiscated by the FBI and arrest warrants are in place. Some say they see no such message and the site is working just fine.

    Read full article
  • 13 April 2011

    Florida and Hawaii Fail to Pass Online Poker Bill

    At least they are trying…maybe that’s is how we should look at all the attempts by state lawmakers to get online gambling legalized within their state borders. At least the attempt is being made and online gambling is being considered, but being considered is about as far as Florida and Hawaii got. In Florida yesterday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee killed a bill that would regulate online poker within the state when their vote ended in a 2-2 tie. The Sen.

    Read full article
  • 11 April 2011

    Online Poker in Washington D.C.

    It seems like every month another state takes a run at online gambling regulation. Lately it seems online poker had been the main subject of talks. Washington DC is now looking for a way to legalize online poker within its district borders. The D.C. Council already passed a proposal last December that allows the D.C. Lottery to offer “games of skill and games of chance” online. So now we are looking at Thursday as the next big date for this proposal to take effect.

    Read full article
  • 06 April 2011

    Iowa Online Gambling Bill Stalls

    It now looks like the Iowa online gambling bill has stalled out before it will even go to a vote. Much like the federal attempt to get a bill passed the Iowa legislation got through committee but will not make it to the floor for a vote. Many legislators are in support of the bill saying it would give the state a chance to bring regulation to what is now an unregulated industry and also bring money currently going to foreign companies back into the state.

    Read full article
  • 04 April 2011

    Hawaii Looking at Online Poker Tournaments

    There is another state now looking at a possible online poker bill, Hawaii. This bill is different than others making the rounds in California, Florida, Iowa and New Jersey, this bill will include Texas Hold ‘em and Omaha varieties of poker only in tournament style. This is not an attempt to open casinos or start a lottery and it gets around the states anti-gambling law by defining poker as a game of skill.

    Read full article
  • 01 April 2011

    Russia Raids Online Casino

    Russia seems to be taking the hard line with its new anti-online gambling law. The Russian Interior Ministry Police has been cranking down on all gambling but recently raided one of the prolific online gambling operations running within the country. Though no specific name has officially been released, all information coming from the raid seems to point to the Goldfishka Casino powered by Microgaming.

    Read full article