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Golf and Poker Legends for Charity

Tiger Woods charity drive includes legendary poker players Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth, legendary poker players, will participate next week in a ch...

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Pilots Use Poker for Their Charity Initiative

American Cancer Society to benefit from this poker-related action A special navigation exercise was held this weekend by 21 pilots at the Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport in Columbia with an aim to help the American Cancer Society. The exercise saw the pilots spend the day flying around the state, landing at set points to pick up the components of a model ai...

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EPT Berlin Goes to Belgian Pro

Davidi Kitai takes home his biggest career win yet This weekend saw the end of the new European Poker Tour Berlin, where the triumph was scooped by 32-year-old Davidi Kitai of Belgium, who beat 745 entry field to the Euro 712,000 main prize, achieving his biggest career win yet. Apart from the money, he won a seat at the season-ending Euro 100,000 free-roll Ch...

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Update: Manila Millions Super High Roller Tournament Decided

Allan Le takes the honors The Asian Poker Tour Manila Millions Super High Roller saw its grand finale this week, with lots of big names remaining in the game until the very end when the big main prize went to a Californian pro Allan Le, who scored his biggest win yet. The prize he took home was also the biggest one in the region yet, and amounted to HKD $13...

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Update: Another Client to Go Live with Relax Gaming’s Fast Poker

iGame joins the speed poker trend An announcement came this week that Malta and Denmark-licensed online gambling company iGame has closed a deal for Relax Gaming's offering, Fast Poker, which is also the choice o...

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New FTP Licence - Public Hearing Planned

Orinic application to be opened the public Last year mistake with closing the public out of a hearing in which embattled Full Tilt Poker was arguing against its suspension, obviously made the Alderney Gaming Control Commission hold a public hearing next month on an application made by Full Tilt Poker subsidiary Orinic Limited for a new licence. The FTP subs...

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Update: Campos Enters Guilty Plea

To be sentenced on June 27 After a senior judge Lewis A. Caplan accepted prosecution’s explanation why Black Friday defendant John Campos was allowed to plead guilty to misdemeanor, the indictee has finally entered his guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of “...causing a bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to pr...

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Veteran Poker Pro Gives Advice to Younger Colleagues

Mike Sexton advocates a more professional image for poker This week, veteran broadcaster and poker pro Mike Sexton decided to give a piece of advice to his poker colleagues, telling them to smarten up and fly right. Namely, on his blog, Sexton said the scruffy appearance and unprofessional conduct of so many poker pros is no good. “I feel many have no vi...

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Update: Campos’ Guilty Plea to be Accepted

US District court to accept plea to Black Friday misdemeanor This week, the US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan has given his persmission for a guilty plea from a Black Friday defendant payment processor John Campos to be entered. As for another defendant from the same action, Brent Beckley (31), he is to be sentenced this week after pleading guilty in Decemb...

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Update: PokerStars Legal Threats Makes PTR Back Off

Poker Table Rankings issues an announcement on its move regarding PokerStars After online poker giant Pokerstars threatened to initiate legal action, the data mining and selling site Poker Table Rankings (PTR) decided to withdraw and remove Pokerstars player profiles from its database. In a statement issued this week, PTR noted: "Whether we are providing re...

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Congressman Frank Not Optimistic On Internet Poker Federal Legalization

Veteran politician does not see legalisation in the US happening this year Congressman Barney Frank, who retires next January after 32 years of service as a Democrat politician in both Massachusetts and Washington DC, has done more than most to create a better political and legal climate for online gambling in the United States. But this week even Congressm...

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Police Raid Gets Tough

Chattanooga caterer that got shot was a poker player Investigating an illegal Chattanooga poker game, during the police raid an alleged caterer pulled a gun and was shot by police. A surveillance video showed that Clifford Billups, buying-in to the game and receiving chips, headed for the back door, pulled a gun and pointed it at a member of the raiding party....

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PartyPoker Pokerfest II Kicks Off Sunday

Last year PartyPoker launched the first ever Pokerfest which was a great success and received rave reviews. This weekend marks year two of Pokerfest and the festivities begin this Sunday, April 22, 2012. Pokerfest II will be jam packed with 47 exciting tournaments offering a $3.5 million total guaranteed prize pool. The event begins with four No-Limit Hold’em...

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Poker Film to Hit Theaters in 2013: Runner, Runner

The online poker industry continues to grow in popularity so it comes as no surprise that it will hit the silver screen in 2013. Singer turned actor, Justin Timberlake and acting veteran and Oscar winner, Ben Affleck, have been chosen to star in the new poker movie entitled “Runner, Runner”. The poker drama, written by screenwriters Brian Koppelmann and David...

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Update: Manila Millions Attract a Slew of Poker Aces

25 players so far It appears that the $129,000 buy-in is one of the most attractive features of the Asian Poker Tour’s Manila Millions Super High Roller tourney, as it will create a prize pool worth $3 million. This is also the biggest buy-in yet for an Asian live tournament, and it has already attracted 25 players, a number of big names incl...

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What’s Cooking at Betonline Poker?

Confusion arises over conflicting company information, a number of complaints and a possible network change What’s going to happen with Betonline’s online poker room? This seems to be a question that’s been bothering players of this Panama-based online sportsbook and poker operator for a while now, especially in light of conflicting company information, many c...

Full Tilt Poker Rise?

Groupe Bernard Tapie starts a new Full Tilt company investing Euro 1 million A new company with a brand name New Full Tilt Limited has been registered in Ireland with starting capital of Euro 1 million invested by Groupe Bernard Tapie. The company itself is described as a “software consultancy and supply” firm with a Dublin address. Laurent, the GBT fou...

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PTR Faces Litigation Initiated by PokerStars

Property rights infringement alleged A new litigation has emerged at the online gambling market this week when the Isle of Man-based online poker giant Pokerstars has launched litigation against statistical data supplier Poker Table Rating. In its claim, the company alleged that by selling data concerning PokerStars action PTR is infringing its intellectual...

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UKIPT Title Goes to Sixty-Year-Old Landlord

GBP 210,400 main prize the biggest one at the UKIPT Apart from the record-setting main prize, this season’s Pokerstars UK and Ireland Poker Tournament held in Nottingham, England saw another remarkable number – 1,625 players who entered the competition. The record paycheck went to a 60-year-old landlord from Leicestershire, Robert Baguely, who took home the...

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FTP Going Live Again?

The dormant FTP site may have had a test run This week a report came that Full Tilt Poker’s year-long-dormant website has become temporarily active. This, of course, arose speculation about the meaning of the move. The topic, namely, became hot after a player reported that up to 411 players appeared to be active on the website. Not long afterwards, many oth...

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