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Minnesota Censorship Issue Is Still Active

iMEGA and state officials confirm no settlement yet It appears that the Poker Players Alliance claim to victory in short-circuiting a Minnesota enforcement department attempt to blacklist Internet gambling operations at ISP level may have been premature. In a weekend statement, iMEGA chairman Joe Brennan Jnr., said that his...

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Payment Problems Reported From Major Online Poker Sites

Fears that financial blocks may have been instituted Unconfirmed reports currently swirling around online poker message boards and some information websites suggest that major Internet poker sites servicing the US market such as and Full Tilt Poker may be experiencing money movement problems. The only official information currently availabl...

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Silver Fox Wins WSOP Event

A senior citizen heads-up! At the World Series of Poker, two seniors fought it out in the heads up of the $10 000 Seven-Card Stud World Championship when Freddie Ellis (74) and Eric Drache (66) tangled after surviving a tourney that lasted a total of 13 hours, a star-studded entry field of 142 players and a final table that included three former WSOP gold bra...

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Vitaly Lunkin The Winner In  WSOP 40Th Anniversary Event

Moscow's master of poker makes the big bucks The $40 000 buy-in World Series of Poker Fortieth Anniverary tournament that has attracted crowds of spectators and some of the top players in the world has ended with Moscow-born Vitaly Lunkin (38) taking the honours after a tough heads up with 23-year-old American player Isaac Haxt...

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Two More Wsop Events Completed

Stimulus Special and PLO events end The action continues at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, with two more events concluding. In the record-busting $ 1 000 buy-in Stimulus Special, the initial 6 012 player entry field required an extra fifth day to be completed, but ended with 24-year-old Californian pro Steve Sung declared the winner after a heads...

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Ionoco And The Poker Channel In Business

Ionoco backs Poker Channel 3D playout service Technology provider Ionoco has developed a live 3D playout system for The Poker Channel's new Casinojoy Blackjack service. Built on the Ionologic platform, Ionoco's proprietary software engine, the automated 3D Blackjack playout system takes live game data from the channel's website and plays out selected gam...

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Tom Mcevoy Is The Champion Of The Champions

1983 WSOP main event winner does it again Tom McEvoy will have seen huge changes in the game of poker and how it is perceived and presented since his World Series of Poker main event victory back in 1983, but he still has 'it' and proved that this week by winning the 40th Anniversary Champions Invitational at the 40th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. B...

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Dawn Till Dusk In Danger

Unknown if online division of endangered land poker operation will be impacted Local business media in Nottingham, England report that Rob Yong's hard-fought-for live poker room in the city "Dusk Til Dawn" is "highly likely" to be shutting its doors in two weeks' time. Yong told reporters: "It's very saddening after all the hard work that myself and my st...

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Thang Luu Takes Event 3 At WSOP

Thang Luu wins the biggest yet Omaha Hi Lo competition at World Series of Poker Another World Series of Poker event has been decided as a victory for Vegas professional poker player Thang Luu (34) after a 10 hour battle. Event 3, the $1 500 buy-in Omaha High-Low competition attracted a record 918 entries, and $263 135 of the prize pool is Luu's first placing...

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New Distribution Agreements In Europe For Poker Channel

Live horse-racing coverage added to television bouquet The Poker Channel, Europe's largest dedicated gambling television network, signed new distribution agreements this week in Germany, Portugal, Poland, Cyprus and Croatia, and launched its first ever live horse-racing coverage. From 1 June 2009 The Poker Channel is available on cable TV in Cyprus (Cabl...

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Online Poker Entrepreneurs Face Texas Criminal Charges

Failed gambling venture leads to criminal securities fraud charges Prejudiced investors in a Texas online poker enterprise have hit back at the entrepreneurs behind the failed venture, securing a grand jury indictment on securities fraud charges, alleging they misled the backers of their online poker business, reports the Brownsville Herald. Apparently 13...

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Further Potential For 'Stimulus Special'

Harrah's to consider more $1 000 buy-ins? The success of the $1 000 buy-in "Stimulus Special" tournament at this year's World Series of Poker may cause organisers Harrah's Entertainment to consider more such events in the future, according to a company spokesman. The inaugural event this year attracted 6 000 entries (of which 2 000 had already been elimin...

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Champions Gather At WSOP

Final ten players will soon decide champion of the champions Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the World Series of Poker, the organisers have this year included a special champion of champions event which carries more prestige than cold, hard cash (the winner's prize is a beautifully restored 1970 vintage Corvette and the new Jack Binyon trophy - we would w...

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Duel Of The Bartenders - Andrew Cohen Vs Paul Peterson

2009 WSOP's first event more about the bracelet than the money Event 1 of the 2009 World Series of Poker - the $500 buy-in Casino Employees competition - has passed into the history books with winner Andrew Cohen (39) appropriately commenting that it was more about the prestige of that WSOP bracelet than the money....although the latter was nice, too with the...

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WSOP Twittering

A new and interesting way to keep up with the poker aces With the 40th World Series of Poker just started in Las Vegas, a new service for poker fans is making an impression, using the trendy Twitter short-comment social network. Poker Road came up with this clever and interesting application, which carries the company's branding and aggregates...

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New Harrah's Online Gambling Vision Will Be Based In Montreal

CEO's home town chosen for headquarters Harrah's Interactive Entertainment, the new division set up by the giant US gambling group to handle its future online gambling enterprises, will be headquartered outside the United States in Montreal, according to reports this week in the Montreal Gazette. The Quebec province city in Canada is the home town of Harr...

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WSOP 2009 Launched

The 40th edition of world poker's most spectacular live event is underway in Las Vegas The planet's biggest poker tournaments launched at the Rio in Las Vegas this week as Event 1 of the 40th World Series of Poker championship was given the traditional "Shuffle Up and Deal" launch by 11 times WSOP bracelet winner Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth. Event number 1...

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Brainstorming At Pkr Poker

Hi-tech studies of cerebral activity in gamblers reveal some interesting traits InfoPowa readers may recall previous reports on the activities of Foviance, a hi-tech researcher into online user-experience that has developed specialised technology to identify subconscious decisions made by gamblers. Still working with the 3D Internet poker site, th...

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Sexy Poker

New Wii game has an adult element A new game for the Wii game-playing system will have to be handled sensitively by the company's WiiWare division but has solid adult potential. The game, developed by GameLoft is branded Sexy Poker and has been accused of using nudity as a reward. The game has already run into approval difficulties with the draconian Aust...

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Ashton Griffin Is Online Heads Up World Champ

Handsome return on the $25 000 buy-in Analogies with the fall and rise of the Phoenix are perhaps inevitable when considering Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin's huge win this week in the Full Tilt $25 000 Heads Up World Championship, playing some of the biggest names in professional poker. The young player was reported to be a million dollars in the red at t...

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