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LCB Network Triple Threat

Latest Poker Bonuses (LPB) is part of the big picture for the LCB Network making the iGB Affiliate Awards 2016 Shortlist for 'Best Website'. Sister brands Latest Casino Bonuses (LCB) and Latest Bingo Bonuses (LBB) are also in the running. Making this shortlist is an honor itself and is considered the Holy Grail of Awards, holding the highest prestige for the...

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Police Cancel "Gaymazing Poker Race" in Beijing

Beijing media have reported that local police have stepped in forcing the cancellation of a gay poker race. The "Gaymazing Poker Race" was to involve teams of four racing to play a full hand of poker at six bars on Saturday to raise money for Beijing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Centre, a non-profit, organization. Police visited the centre and...

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Another Federal Draft Bill to Ban US Online Gambling

Washington DC has yet another draft of a bill to federally ban online gambling making its way around to the hands of politicians, according to a report from journalist Jon Ralston on his Ralston Reports website. The draft is available here: http://www.ralstonreports.com/blog/new-poker-only-web-gaming-bill-hits-dc#.U4aNmvkmYeQ The draft is being called the...

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Phil Ivey Accused of Cheating at Borgata

Poker pro Phil Ivey is yet another legal situation with a land based casino. This time it involves Atlantic City's Borgata. Ivey and his associate are being accused of taking advantage of a flaw in the cards at a Baccarat table and taking the casino for $9.6 million with $25,000 to $100,000 bets per hand. Ivey faced something similar in 2012 when he was acc...

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Online Gambling to Become a Misdemeanor in Pennsylvania?

Last week Pennsylvanian state Representative Mario Scavello revealed plans to introduce a state law that would classify online poker and casino players as criminals; however he may be rethinking such a law after the results of a Google Poll of 500 adults from the state. The poll was conducted by Online Poker Report and asked: "PA State Rep. Mario Scavello w...

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Documentary on UltimateBet Scandal to Air

Doublehead Pictures will release its documentary on the UltimateBet cheating scandal on Tuesday October 22 in Video on Demand format. Director Scott Bell is promoting production via Youtube and social and poker channels. "After successfully launching a popular [online poker] site, a group of insiders used software access to defraud players over a period of...

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Licensing Extensions Granted by Nevada Gaming Control Board

On Wednesday the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved three companies for six month extensions. These companies were previously granted preliminary approval for online poker licensing. The extensions were given to ACEP Interactive at the Stratosphere, South Point Poker and Monarch Interactive at the Atlantis hotel-casino in Reno to give the companies additiona...

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Online Gambling Banned from Lebanon

In order to support the gambling monopoly awarded to Lebanese land Casino du Liban in 1995, the country's authorities this week introduced an ISP block of access to online gambling operators. Reportedly, the block has been quietly authorized by the country's Justice Minister, and Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui apparently claimed that the ban had...

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Update: 'BOOM!' Poker Documentary Changes Name to 'Bet Raise Fold'

The upcoming documentary on poker originally titled BOOM! has seen its producers rename it into Bet Raise Fold: The Story of Online Poker. The documentary should be released in mid-2013 and it discusses the evolution of online poker through the eyes of three well-known players; Danielle Moon, Tony Dunst and Martin Bradstreet. Other famous players have joine...

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Big Joint Venture deal with Global Investment Firm Scored by 888

An announcement was made this week by the Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888 Holdings that in pursuing its strategy for the United States it has closed a new joint venture deal with the major global investment firm Avenue Capital Group to launch and operate a comprehensive B2C gaming offering in the US market upon regulation. It has been specified that...

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Pokerleaders and Winga Fall Victim to French Market's Stringent Conditions

Another two operators requested and received revocation of their French license from the French regulator ARJEL. The latest companies to give in to the harsh conditions of the market are Pokerleaders and Buongiorno's eGaming Service Winga. Winga has been in the market since early 2011, while Poker Leaders, which received authorisation earlier this year, has no...

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Sam Trickett Takes Three Trophies in 2012 British Poker Awards

Sam Trickett was quite the popular man at the 2012 British Poker Awards. The British poker pro was honored with three trophies throughout the ceremonies. The British poker community assembled for the 2012 awards and Trickett, who has been successful over the past year on the international poker circuit, was nominated for two awards in which the community voted...

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Is Democratic Party's Manifesto Encouraging for Online Gambling Lobbyists?

While the US Republican Party explicitly expressed its opposition to the possibility of legalized online gambling, the US Democratic Party's manifesto released this week is different - it appears to neglect or ignore the issue. Now, whether this means the party is pro or neutral about the issue, is at present not known, but this silence is widely interpreted...

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Latest Bwin.Party Poker Launched

Online poker division in 'all about us' Youtube video Chris Welch casting a spotlight on the internet gambling group's poker operations is the latest Bwin.Party chief to feature in the 'get to know us' videos. The latest video launched Thursday on Youtube, is the third in the series of presentations which attracted a lot of interest.

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Former Bank Chairman Sentenced for Processing Illegal Online Poker Transactions

Sentencing for the former vice chairman of SunFirst Bank in St. George, Utah took place on Wednesday. John Campos was sentenced to 3 months in jail and was stripped of the right to work in the banking industry as a result of the illegal processing of $200 million in online poker transactions. In March, Campos, 58, entered a guilty plea in response to charges b...

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Update: Three-Month Imprisonment for Former Utah Banker

Black Friday indictee, John Campos, received 'extremely lenient' sentence US District Judge Lewis Kaplan sentenced on Wednesday John Campos, the former Utah banker named in the Black Friday indictments against US online poker sites, to a 3-month imprisonment, adding that the sentence was "extremely lenient". The former banker entered a guilty plea on a...

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Purple Lounge in Deal with Devilfish Gaming?

Mystery email indicates the potential new development A potential new development has been reported in the saga of the failed Purple Lounge Poker, as a blank email was apparently sent by Devilfish Gaming to registered users of Devilfish Gaming plc with the following subject: "Devilfish Welcomes Purple Lounge Players". This instantly triggered speculation th...

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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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Online Poker Regulation Necessary, States Police Association

Another body expresses support to the popular pastime An interesting report came this week from the pro-legalisation action body FairplayUSA that the legalization of online poker in the US now has another supporter - the Fraternal Order of Police in the United States which sent a note to a number of senior US congressmen and women that includes Senator Harry R...

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Judge Wingate in Another Anti-Online Gambling Initiative

Forfeiture order issued for seized domains A report arrived this week that Kentucky Judge Thomas Wingate, who is known for claiming jurisdiction and seizing 141 internet gambling domains some four years ago, has issued a forfeiture order on 132 of those assets, not including Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, Doylesroom, True Poker, B...

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