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New Poker Product by PKR.com and Fox Poker Club

3D online replica of Fox for users of PKR.com As of recent, customers at PKR.com will be able to benefit from its partnership with London's only dedicated live poker venue, the Fox Poker Club, which has been transformed into a real-life 3D replica for online users of PKR.com. This has been the first time that a real environment has been used like this, as...

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Monte Carlo Poker Tournament Goes to Kabitzke

German pro takes home EUR300 000 The past week has been extremely exciting in the small state of Monaco, where 221 international players, including some big names like Markus Lehmann, Kevin MacPhee, Isabelle Mercier, Tobias Reinkemeier and Fabrice Soulier, gathered to play in the inaugural Everest Poker One main event held at the prestigious Salle des Palmier...

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Update: Nevada Bill Faces Deadline

Procedural deadline for online poker bill in Assembly The latest news from the Nevada involves a procedural deadline for the online poker legalization initiative in the Assembly. This refers to the first house passage limit, which means that if a bill started in the Assembly, the deadline is the time until which it has to pass a vote there, otherwise it will...

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WTP Cancels Championship

Is this another victim claimed by Black Friday? The latest announcement coming from World Team Poker over the weekend informed interested parties that its championship event, which should have been held from May 24 to 26 at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, will be rescheduled for later this summer. According to WTP CEO Michael A. Christian, 'The re...

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Update: Absolute Poker Finally Issues Statement

Company stops activity in the US, but retains legal counsel After other operators indicted in the US federal action a week ago, Absolute Poker has finally decided to make its position public and issue a statement regarding the recent developments. It was specified in the statement that Blank Rome LLP has been retained as United States counsel to provide l...

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More Poker Opportunities for Players from the United States

Merge Poker Network new home to AWH Poker In the middle of the drama over US indictments against online poker sites, there is one operator that has acknowledged the move to the US friendly Merge Poker Network. It's AWH Poker.com that has departed from the GTechG2-Boss Media's no-US players International Poker Network, and will now join Merge, which includes 70...

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Update: Online Poker Study Approved in Iowa

Legalization initiative finally sees some movement It seems like there is light at the end of a tunnel for the online poker legalization proposal in the state of Iowa, which finally made some progress in the state Senate, after it had been stripped out of more general gambling legislation. It was explained that the Ways and Means Committee didn't pass the...

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Update: Domain Seizures Temporarily Withdrawn

US players to get their funds paid out thanks to the agreement between DoJ and operators The latest news about the indictments raised by the US Department of Justice against online poker executives include reports about a temporary 'use of domains,' the agreement on which has been closed by DoJ officials and Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker. The news wa...

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Real Money Players from US Not Accepted At UB.com

Federal indictments result in the ban A new announcement came this week about another effect of the federal indictments against major online poker companies operating in the US market - this time a novelty is introduced at UB.com, which no longer accepts real-money players from the US. The notice to players was shared in form of a pop-up message of the...

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Update: WSOP to Be Aired on ESPN

Show must go on Despite the announcement that it will stop broadcasting several online poker show thanks to the recent US federal indictments against major online poker companies Pokerstars, Full Tilt and UB.com, ESPN today announced that it will continue to screen the World Series of Poker live championships, owned by Las Vegas land gambling group Caesars En...

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New Side Effects of US Federal Crackdown on Online Poker

More and more companies and individuals affected As if the indictments themselves weren't enough, the side effects of the US federal action seem to be bigger than anticipates. The latest ones to be revealed include a report that two popular poker television shows, the 'PokerStars Big Game' and the 'PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge,' have both been...

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Update: More Reactions To Federal Indictments

Experts, opponents and advocates of online poker issue statements It seems that the current situation with online poker in the US touches everyone, with a number of new reactions to the federal indictments against major online poker companies and their processors being issued by experts, opponents and advocates of online poker in the lucrative US market....

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The Gus Hansen Scores Over $700,000 Last Weekend

Gus Hansen makes great profit After the Department of Justice actions last Friday, Full Tilt Poker has moderated the high stakes on the company's website during the weekend, but the one who made a record profit regardless of the situation is Gus 'The Great Dane' Hansen. Hansen made over $700 000 in profit after some 5 000 hands taking on top players li...

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Update: Beneficiaries of 'Black Friday'

Bwin and Playtech profit What is now called 'Black Friday', which occurred on Apr. 15, resulted in a positive effect for certain gaming operators, especially the European gaming operators such as Bwin.party and Playtech, as anticipated by industry experts. This is due to the fact that players are looking for alternative venues to play poker, and...

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Update: PPA Claims 'Poker Players Are Outraged'

The indictment is a 'declaration of war' On Apr. 17, the executive director of the 1 million-strong Poker Players Alliance, John Pappas, issued a statement regarding the recent federal actions against online poker sites and their owners, characterizing them as a 'declaration of war on poker players and poker players' freedoms." He also stated: 'Millions...

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Hustler Launches Online Poker Club

Coincidence with the federal indictment, says the publisher At the same time when major online poker companies found themselves indicted by the federal authorities in the U.S., the adult publishing company Hustler announced the launch of its free-to-play online poker club, and the timing it claims is a mere coincidence. 'It's just one of those phenomena...

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Update: US Federal Strike At Online Poker Sites

Has Rival given up the US market? The Friday's indictments of major online poker companies issued by the US federal authorities are still in the main news around the world. New developments after the US federal crackdown of the biggest online poker sites included official comments from Pokerstars and Full Tilt, even though Blanca Games, who own UB.com and Abso...

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Reaction to Online Poker Scandal

Consequences can be felt... already After the indictments of the Internet's biggest online poker operators, one of the federal initiatives that followed this development immediately was a civil lawsuit seeking $3 billion in money laundering penalties claiming that the online poker companies disguised the money they had received from U.S. players as payments to...

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Founders of Top Online Poker Companies Indicted by Authorities in New York

The companies face accusations of money laundering, bank fraud and other illegal gambling felonies This Friday, when an indictment was unsealed, it was acknowledged that the federal authorities in New York have charged eleven defendants with bank fraud, money laundering and other illegal gambling offences. It was stated that, 'The defendants', Isai Scheinb...

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What's Up With US Online Poker?

Federals' crackdown on the favorite pastime It seems that there are two sides colliding in the US online poker market these days - one that pushes both federal and state-level initiatives for legalization of the pastime, and the other which strives to hit the industry as hard as it can. The latter seems to be in the lead since Friday, Apr. 15, when the feder...

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