• Poker News

    • 13 June 2010

      MyPokerCard Mastercard Geared to Online Poker

      Mastercard has stepped into the online poker market with their new gold MyPokerCard. It is a prepaid Mastercard that does not require you to register your bank account or credit card details online. Some of the other great features are it guarantees your purchase 100% and since you do not register any account information it gives you complete privacy on your online purchases. One down fall however it is is not available to players in the United States….yet.

      Read full article
    • 04 June 2010

      Competition Set for 7th Member of Brunson 10 Poker Team

      So what do you do when you’re a successful poker player, a living legend and respected by almost everyone who plays the game? Well, in your Doyle Brunson, you pick the future legends from a stable of talented young poker players. Doyle is picking the Brunson 10 at Doylesroom.com. This will be a group of you players that Doyle believes will be legends in the making. He is handpicking this team and currently 6 positions are taken.

      Read full article
    • 18 May 2010

      New Secure Software for Online Poker Rooms

      Yesterday in a press release, Tokwiro Enterprises announced their new version of the Cereus software for Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet that uses the Open SSL encryption to secure all Client-Server communication. PokerTableRating, which brought the security issue to the attention of Tokwiro a few days ago, has also confirmed the SSL is operating as it should.

      Read full article
    • 17 May 2010

      22 Congressman Sign PPA Petition

      To a lot of online poker players, dark clouds are on the horizon as June 1st, the day the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations go into effect, is fast approaching. The Poker Players Alliance is still fighting though and has petitioned the U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Board to clarify the definition of illegal gambling so that it does not include peer to peer games based on skill like poker.

      Read full article
    • 09 May 2010

      New Security Concerns with Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet

      Just about the time that one of the biggest news stories that hit online poker concerning Absolute Poker and a few months later Ultimate Bet had about died down and concerns may have been laid to rest about software issues and cheating, there are new concerns that broke this week concerning security at these two sites. After the first scandal broke Tokwiro Enterprises, owners of this Cereus online poker network spent millions cleaning up for licensing jurisdiction fines and player compensation.

      Read full article
    • 05 May 2010

      Big Money Swing for Patrik Antonius of Full Tilt Poker

      Let’s just do the math and see where it leads us. If you were to manage to save $50,000 a year (not counting interest) and never touched it, it would take 72 years to do what Patrik Antonius did in merely 3 months. Antonius however did it in reverse. From January 1 to March 15 of 2010, the poker tables at Full Tilt were not kind to Patrik to say the least. He dropped a whopping $3.6 million! This is the largest to date drop by any online poker player. (Brain Townsend tops that list at $2.

      Read full article
    • 04 May 2010

      New Bodog Poker Female Poker Pro: Amanda Musumeci

      Bodog Poker was looking for a new female poker pro. This time however, they didn’t send out scouts to the hottest poker places on earth, they looked to their followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook. Needless to say, this worked well. Bodog said they were inundated with applications and due to the high quality of most of the applicants, ended up having to make a very tough decision.

      Read full article
    • 02 May 2010

      Annette Obrestad Signs with Full Tilt Poker

      Though it is hard to consider someone a living legend at the ripe age of 21, Annette Obrestad is just that to the online poker world. If you play online it is very likely you have heard of the poker name “Annette_15″. She is what online poker dreams are made of. Starting with nothing and playing freerolls, she eventually won one for $9 and never looked back. She moved up as her backroll grew and eventually turned that $9 into millions.

      Read full article
    • 28 April 2010

      David Williams Wins WPT World Championship

      Most of us will recall David Williams bursting on the scene in 2004 with his 2nd place win at the 35th World Series of Poker Event. He beat the likes of Josh Arieh, Dan Harrington and Marcel Luske but fell one short of eventual champion Greg Raymer.Eventually David Williams won his first WSOP bracelet in 2006. In the WPT arena his resume is just as good with two fourth place finishes and a second.

      Read full article
    • 05 April 2010

      Everest Poker To Sue Harrah’s Entertainment

      On April 1, Ultra Internet Media S.A. (UIM) filed a lawsuit against Harrah’s Entertainment Inc, in Las Vegas federal court. Harrah’s is the owner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The suit claims that UIM subsidiary Everest Poker and WSOP entered into a three year deal in 2008 making Everest Poker the on-felt sponsor for the WSOP tournament. UIM claims in the suit that the WSOP breached that contract.

      Read full article
    • 24 March 2010

      An Interview With AGA’s Frank Fahrenkopf

      Frank Fahrenkopf is an very interesting man with experience in both the political and the business worlds. After serving as the Chairman of the republican National Committee during the Reagan Administration, he accepted the job as Chief Executive of American Gaming Association in 1995. American Gaming Association was a newly formed group and he agreed to accept the job for one year in order to help the organization get off the ground.

      Read full article
    • 22 March 2010

      German Police Arrest Fifth Man in Poker Tournament Robbery

      Police in Berlin, Germany have announced the arrest of a fifth man involved in the March 6 poker tournament robbery that netted the robbers $327,300 in tournament jackpot money. Suspicions are that the man arrested is the mastermind behind the robbery. The man arrested Sunday night is a 28 year old Lebanese citizen. Authorities believe he drove the getaway car. Four men, armed with revolvers and machetes, raided the poker tournament and made off with the jackpot money.

      Read full article
    • 15 March 2010

      Poker Players Alliance Working At State Level

      With the growing success and influence of Rep. Barney Frank’s, D-MA, efforts on Capitol Hill, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is now turning it’s attention to working at the state level. PPA Executive Director John Pappas, has testified before the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee in February. While he has testified in Florida, he, and the PPA, are reluctant to put their full support behind any legislation.

      Read full article
    • 12 March 2010

      UltimateBet To Sponsor Poker Tournament

      After having to cancel this year’s Aruba Poker Classic earlier this week, UltimateBet has found a way to get back into the game. UltimateBet’s brand UB.net has been named as an official sponsor of the inaugural Four Aces Pro Canada Classic poker tournament being held April 15th through the 18th. The tournament, being held in Montreal, Canada, has a $1,650 buy-in. UB.

      Read full article
    • 08 March 2010

      Armed Robbers Storm Poker Tournament

      Police in Berlin report that armed robbers stormed into a poker tournament being held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel and left with the tournament jackpot of 800,000 euros, or approximately $1.1 million. It was a 5 day tournament with about 1,000 players. There were several injuries from the ensuing panic, though none of the injuries were reported as serious. The tournament, held by the European Poker Tour (EPT), was resumed approximately four hours after the robbery.

      Read full article
    • 04 March 2010

      The PPA is Working Hard to See that Poker is Classified as a Skill Game

      This is hot off the press from the PPA!! We all need to work as hard as they are to be able to enjoy the game we love so much, The game of Poker!! March 4, 2010 (PAP Newswire) - The PPA (Poker Players Alliance), one of the most active groups striving to get online poker legalized and regulated in the U.S., recently testified in front of the Massachusetts legislature in support of H4069, a piece of legislation that would legally classify poker as a game of skill.

      Read full article
    • 28 February 2010

      Soccer Star Totti Signs With PartyPoker

      Score one for PartyPoker.com. They have just recently announced the signing of Francesco Totti, the great Italian soccer legend, to a contract. He will represent PartyPokers brand and be their ambassador to the public. He will also play exclusively at PartyPoker.com’s virtual poker tables. Francesco Totti stated: “I have faced many challenges in my career and I always apply myself with skill, intelligence, loyalty and passion.

      Read full article
    • 17 February 2010

      Are VISA and MasterCard to be Banned from Online Poker Sites?

      A Boston area poker fan, Donny Chia, has written a story describing how Visa and MasterCard placed restrictions on their use on online gambling sites. If it turns out to be true, it would be a big blow to the online gaming world. Visa and MasterCard are two of the giants in the credit card business. If that occurred and they also restricted the use of ATM/Debit cards, it would cost the online gaming world hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

      Read full article
    • 09 February 2010

      DoylesRoom Launched a Store ONLY for Online Poker Players

      This is something new for all the poker players out there! Now you can get special items to collect. These are some never seen before items. Las Vegas, Nevada- January 25, 2010 – DoylesRoom.com has given online poker players who collect Gold Chips more spending power. The only online poker site to bear the legendary Doyle Brunson name has taken the wraps off the DoylesRoom Store, an online shop featuring a wide range of in demand products and unique-to-DoylesRoom.com items.

      Read full article
    • 21 January 2010

      Is Florida Legalizing Online Poker?

      Here is another state that is considering and probably will legalize online poker, New Jersey and California and now Florida? Here is to hoping this will set a trend all over the US!!! January 20, 2010 (CAP Newswire) – According to today’s Florida Times-Union out o0f Jacksonville, the Florida legislature is reportedly considering legalizing and regulating Internet poker with its borders, becoming the latest state to consider doing so.

      Read full article
    • 19 January 2010

      PPA is Pushing for February Markup of HR 2267

      2010 is ramping up to be a very interesting year for the gaming community. Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-MA) Internet gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act, HR2267, has picked up two more co-sponsors bringing the number up to 65. The bill was discussed on Dec. 3, 2009 in the House Financial Services Committee. This was only one week following the action delaying mandatory compliance with UIGEA, the Unlawful Internet gambling Enforcement Act.

      Read full article
    • 04 January 2010

      PokerStars Online New Pro Team

      PokerStars.com has scoured over 2000 resumes in order to field a team of online players to be called Team PokerStars online, an amateur sister team of their PokerStars Pro. They will represent the poker site at online tournaments. From the over 2000 resumes, they have culled out the final 23 names that will make up the team. They represent 18 countries from around the world. The decisions have been made as to who will be on the team. Now it is time to see if they made the right decisions.

      Read full article
    • 21 December 2009

      World Series of Poker 2010 Announced

      Ok all poker players that love tournaments, it is on!!! LAS VEGAS, Nevada — (PRESS RELEASE) — The 41st annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) — a set of poker tournaments open to anyone 21 years of age or older — returns Thursday, May 27, 2010 when live action and satellites begin.

      Read full article
    • 15 December 2009

      Poker Icon Vanessa Rousso Launches Boot Camp for Poker

      Ok all of you poker lovers out there; here are your chances to get tips and strategies from one of the best female poker players out there. Pack you bags and head off for the New Year to learn how to be a winner! (PRESS RELEASE) — Poker icon Vanessa Rousso will kick off the New Year ‘island style,’ making the Bahamas her first port of call as she launches her 2010 poker boot camp celebration.

      Read full article
    • 03 December 2009

      Hearings were Held by U.S. on Regulating Online Poker

      This is a follow up on what happened last Friday at the Committee Hearings. I think this is a good sign for all of us that want our rights to play online. Time will tell, but it looking better and better for us! December 3, 2009 (PAP Newswire) – Today, the U.S. Congress finally held a formal hearing addressing Barney Frank’s legislation to regulate and fully legalize online gambling ” particularly online poker ” in the United States.

      Read full article
    • 28 November 2009

      PPA Happy with UIGEA Delay

      Mark one up for the good guys. The compliance date for UIGEA has been extended six months, until June 1, 2010. This will give congress six more months to try to clarify problems in the act, such as what is “unlawful internet gambling”? The present bill makes no distinction between games of chance and games of skill, such as poker, a distinction that the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has been trying to get established for awhile. Rep.

      Read full article
    • 24 November 2009

      Cake Network to Sponsor Fire&Ice

      LONDON, England — (PRESS RELEASE) — The Cake Network team is proud to be sponsoring the historic Fire&Ice party for a second year in a row. This year, the rapidly expanding Cake Network has increased their presence at Fire&Ice and will help get the party started with the bevy of gorgeous Cake Girls.

      Read full article
    • 19 November 2009

      Online Qualifiers PCA Ladies Weekend Begins

      Ok all you ladies that love to play poker, here is your chance to strut your stuff!! Don’t miss out on this one! (PRESS RELEASE) PokerStars is pleased to announce the start of online qualifying tournaments for the PCA Ladies Weekend, the highlight of the Ladies poker circuit which takes place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas in January 2010.

      Read full article
    • 10 November 2009

      Joe Cada Youngest Winner in the WSOP History

      This guy is amazing; he chose playing poker over college and boy did it ever pay off!! LAS VEGAS (Nov. 10) - A 21-year-old Michigan poker professional who chose cards over college won the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas early Tuesday, winning $8.55 million and becoming the youngest player to win the tournament in its 40-year history. Joe Cada of Shelby Township, Mich.

      Read full article
    • 09 November 2009

      The Bodog IV Championship, MrElpaso Takes It!

      The online poker world crowned its newest superstar Sunday night when “MrElPaso” outlasted a field of 257 players, including a number of top online poker pros, to capture the Championship Event of the Bodog Poker Open IV. Along with his first place winnings of $36,447.50, “MrElPaso” will also be featured in a multi-page spread in an international poker magazine and receive extensive coverage on Bodog.com and the Bodog Beat. “With the Bodog Poker Open IV, Bodog.

      Read full article