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25 August 2008HR 6663: The way forward for online poker?
Peter Sessions, a US Republican Congressman recently introduced a new Bill, the HR 6663. This Bill was introduced to clarify points laid out in the UIGEA, implemented, in my opinion rashly, and without any clear guidelines, back in September 2006. HR 6663 – Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Clarification and Implementation Act of 2008 Let’s get one thing clear, we are poker players. We play online poker for the enjoyment of playing poker, in the comfort of our own homes.Read full article
18 August 2008Bad Beat Poker World Record Broken!
If you are like every other poker player in the world, you will fear the dreaded Bad Beat. It happens to us all without exception. To compensate, many poker sites have introduced a bad beat Jackpot to soften the blow. The Bad Beat Pot works like a progressive jackpot, and just gets bigger and bigger until we have a winner, or a loser, whichever way you look at it. I have been watching the Partypoker jackpot closely. The Bad Beat pot, for the very first broke the $1 million barrier.Read full article
31 July 2008Feds Has Bodog by The Tail!!
According to Forbes the US Government has seized $24 Million dollars, from bank accounts that are linked to Bodog, and Calvin Ayre. The Federal findings clearly states that a serious criminal investigation of Bodog , in it’s entirety is on the move. In the article you will find below says that the US Attorney’s Office in Baltimore filed the lawsuits to seize the money at Wachovia, Bank of America, SunTrust Banks and Regions Bank.Read full article
29 July 2008Online Poker Sites Have Checks Bouncing?
The answer to that question is YES! Several online poker sites has checks bouncing, especially ones from ZIP Payments, where most are coming from, according to Gambling911. Some online poker sites were forced to use the services from shady type processing centers after the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act) that was passed in 2006. A lot of the online poker rooms that sent these checks, unknowingly, have started sending out new checks to the customers that received the bad ones.Read full article
26 July 2008Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker Form Cereus Poker Network
You never know what will happen in this business. It is always interesting to see what comes next. With all the controversy and player decline, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet have joined to form the Cereus Poker Network! They hope to become the largest poker network by pooling together their customers, in hopes to compete with the other large poker sites, such as iPoker Network and Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker. Read it all: http://gamingintelligencegroup.Read full article
19 June 2008Bodog Announces New Software for Beta Testing
This is very exciting for all the poker lovers. We always love to see new and improved games to play, and Bodog is keeping up the excitement, with their new software. Bodog proudly announces the release of their new software. It is in beta testing so all of you can download and see all the improvements. Now you can customize your game. It has resizable tables with full screen mode. And now too it has an embedded chat and details, and on-demand player tools.Read full article
05 June 2008Poker Pros get a Full House?
The question is, just how many of our Representatives, Senators, and Congressmen play poker. A few examples: Senator Ted Stevens does in his native Alaskian’s fishing camps. Rep. Charlie Rangel plays with his buddies back in New York. Rep. Joe Barton goes to Oklahoma’s Indian Reservations. Rep. Duncan Hunter plays Nickel/ dime, and quarter games on Capital Hill. And before he even thought of running for the White House, Sen.Read full article
27 May 2008Attention Poker Players!!!!
We have found that UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are and have been cheating their players!! Please read this and the link in its entirety!! This is very important information that all Poker players need to be aware of!! This following is a summary of this thread which originally appeared in the High Stakes No Limit forum on twoplustwo.com where the story of corruption at UltimateBet originally broke.Read full article
12 May 2008Female Star Cashes in at 2nd Event Sponsored by the Purple Lounge
Michelle Orpe has shown that poker is not just a man’s game! She along with a few others has shown her talent and skill at the game of poker! Keep it up Michelle!! Purple-Lounge.com rising star and sponsored player Michelle Orpe has more than repaid her sponsor’s faith by reaching the final table and shining in only her second sponsored event.Read full article
10 May 2008Everest Poker and World Series of Poker Deal
This just may be the start of something good, with poker fans. Does it mean that poker is a game of skill? To me it has always been a skill game. Hopefully the rest of the world will too! Everest Poker and Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. have signed a multi-year agreement that includes satellite tournament rights and strategic brand placement at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.Read full article
25 April 2008No Download at SunPoker!
This is for all of you out there that loves online gaming, but don’t like to have to download anything. Now you can play online poker instantly, with NO download! SunPoker.com is proud to announce the release of its No-Download poker client. This means players can enjoy SunPoker.com on ANY computer that has Internet access. This also means players can now play on a MAC or Linux systems, in addition to Window’s based computers. Players can visit SunPoker.Read full article
23 April 200822 Year old wins the Biggest Poker Tournament in Europe
It is nice to hear of people winning these huge tournaments. It is even better to see someone so young becoming and instant millionaire. And this is what this young man did! On April 18th Glen Chorny did just that. WTG Glen!! PRNewswire, London, April 18. MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Glen Chorny, a 22-year-old business student from Ontario, Canada, won the biggest poker tournament ever held in Europe when he took down the EUR10,000 PokerStars.Read full article
08 April 2008Tusk Investment (Action Casinos) in Liquidation
Back in February we told you about Action Casinos, by Tusk Investment were folding. And that Casino Rewards were acquiring them, and will reopen for business soon as things are settled. We will let you know when they do reopen. But in the mean time the Pokers are in liquidation now. This took place not long after they lost their eCogra seal of approval. These Casinos’s are again, Music Hall Casino, Challenge Casino, Big Casino, Nostalgia Casino, Golden Reef Casino, and UK Casino Club.Read full article
29 March 2008US Poker Law, Legal? And What does it Mean for You?
Poker fans this is some good news!! It is about time we have some good news for a change. Who knows maybe this will set the trend for the coming years. Americans wants their freedom back, and slowly but surely I think it is going be here. Since the UIGEA bill was passed, no one really understood what the law was or what it meant to us in the U.S. This article will shed a little light on that for you!!Read full article
25 March 2008Psychologists Say Poker is a Game of Skill
Luck of the Draw? Michael DeDonno, who is a doctoral student from Case Western Reserve University, says NO. DeDonno’s findings from college students playing the game, have implications for the gaming industry, and possible even legal cases that challenge the theory of luck over skill. This article provides evidence that it is skill and not a game of luck!! This could have a big impact for the poker gaming industry.Read full article
18 March 2008Europe’s World Series of Poker 2008, Dates
Officially announced, by Harrah’s Entertainment, the second annual Poker World Series dates and locations is out. The dates will be from September 19th to October 1st 2008. It will be held in the same three locations as last year. The specific dates for the event are still being worked on at this time. The returning Champion Annette_15 will be there to defend her title. Winning a sum of $2,013,102 was the largest to ever be won by a woman!!Read full article
06 March 2008Ottawa and Online Gaming
The government of Canada is now trying to stop Internet Gambling on the Kahnawake Indian Reserve. They say there are over 400 or more poker and sports betting sites operating out of the Reserve near Montreal, is illegal. Looks like Canada is trying to mimic America!! The Mohawks of Kahnawake say these laws do not apply to them since they are a sovereign nation. Gaming has been the center to their culture as a means of settling deputes through competition, not violence.Read full article
26 February 2008Lobbying by Poker Groups
The Poker Players Alliance (AP)spent $900,000 in 2007 lobbying for the federal government on online- gambling legislation. This group says it represents 800,000 poker enthusiasts nationwide. They lobbied on a bill that would exempt poker from a law that restricts online gambling. Also for legislation that would regulate the Internet gaming industry. The alliance spent $780,000 lobbying on those issues in the second half of 2007.Read full article
24 February 2008Hearing Date On Internet Glambling
Washington lawyer, Lee Rousso, will have his day in court soon. He recently filed suit against the State of Washington on the grounds that the state’s online gaming laws is in violation the Commerce Clause of the US constitution. Reporting by Pokerlistings is that Rousso’s case has been assigned a court date of September 21st. Washington has arguably the strictest state laws regarding online gaming in the United States.Read full article
19 February 2008Poker Appeal Fails!
Judges from the high court ruled that poker is a game of chance, not skill. They rejected the appeal against a previous test case. Former chairman of poker club Gutshot, Derek Kelly of London had appealed the decision last year, when a jury said poker was a game that depended on luck. Kelly was found guilty on two counts of contravening the 1968 Gaming Act, for hosting poker games at the venue, in January 2007. Later he was conditionally discharged for 2 years.Read full article
15 February 2008Cake Poker New Depositor Freeroll
Come on over to Cake Poker where new players can have their cake and eat it too, with a nice 100% sign-up bonus of up to $500! But there is much more in store for the new customers at Cake, where they can also take part in their New Depositor Freeroll to grab a piece of the $500 up for grabs just for making a first-time deposit.Read full article
05 February 2008$1.4 Million Poker Jackpot Won by 18 Year Old!
20 hours agoMike McDonald, an Waterloo, Ontario Native became the youngest player to ever win a European Poker Tour. Mike is a young pro, that is still in braces and not even finished his post-secondary schooling, has played hours of poker online in two major payouts.After winning $20,000 in his forth tournament in Prague, his latest victory has brought his poker career to a new level.Read full article
30 January 2008Triple Header at Absolute Poker
Magic Number is Three at Absolute They say: Two’s company but trips always beat a pair. This is a threesome, you do not want to miss!! New Triple Header special. Triple Header is being played every Monday, at 20:30 ET. You have to win your way to these guaranteed tournaments. The $150K Weekly, the $75K Weekly, and the $100K Pro Bounty is up for grabs. Total buy-in prize value is worth more than $1650. So reserve your seat for the Monday night game for just $150.Read full article
18 December 2007Raised Stakes at 2008 World Series of Poker
Raised Stakes at 2008 World Series of Poker 12 December 2007 VEGAS (PRESS RELEASE) Harrah’s Entertainment stated today the 2008 World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light and televised exclusively on ESPN will for the first time EVER begin and end with a $10,000 buy-in World Championship events and feature a total of eight $10,000 championships.Read full article
18 October 2007DoylesRoom Now Open to U.S. Players in 39 States
DoylesRoom will open its doors to U.S. players, with the exception of 11 states, they will except players from 39 states in the U.S. America can test their skills against the poker legend Doyle Brunson at his own site. Because of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), DoylesRoom.com stopped accepting U.S. poker players in February of this year. Shortly thereafter, DoylesRoom.com left Tribeca Tables and instead became a part of the Microgaming network. The site’s U.S.Read full article
25 September 2007DreamPoker is now part of GNUF
Keep on dreaming, but now together with Gnuf.com! As of now, DreamPoker will join Gnuf and we would like to invite you to become a Gnuf partner. Go to www.gnuf.biz and register your new account, make sure you type in firstname.lastname@example.org as your referral email when registering. Today, Gnuf is the fastest growing gaming site in the industry and it is time for you to be a part of our success. If you already have a Gnuf.biz account please continue to promote Gnuf as usual. Important Information:Read full article
05 September 2007PokerRoom.com GOING DANISH and TOURNAMENTS
PokerRoom.com GOING DANISH PokerRoom.com is pleased to announce a successful release of both their website and client in the Danish language. German, Spanish, and English are already available on PokerRoom.com. Miami Time Tournament On the 10th of September PokerAffiliate.com will have a new tournament campaign called Miami Styles. Qualifiers will run on PokerRoom.com daily with both freeroll and $5+1 qualification available.Read full article
06 August 2007888 Joins ETHOCA to prevent Internet Gambling Fraud
Internet gambling 888.com has joined with fraud-management organization Ethoca Limited to share data to wipe out customer scams online. 888.Com already has a state of the art fraud prevention system. As always they are taking care of their customers. The operator – which runs the Web site Pacific Poker, among others – is one of several companies to provide Ethoca with data-sharing information.Read full article
18 July 2007WSOP 2007 Main Event Winner: Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang, an amateur poker player wins the 2007 WSOP Main Event. Jerry Yang is a 39 year old father of six children. A well known Psychologist in California, that truly believes in Miracles, as he says “My Prayers were answered”. Yang went to the final table with the second shortest stack of chips and ended up winning the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event. Yang dominated the final table, which eliminated seven of his eight opponents. Winning Jerry Yang a total of $8.Read full article