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Duhamel Suspects Appear in Court

We originally reported that there were 4 suspects, and there are, but only 3 of them appeared in court yesterday. They appeared in bail court in Longueuil, Quebec and Bianca Rojas Latraverse, ...  Read more...

Belgium Allows Regulated Poker

When you hear the words “government regulated poker”, most people immediately think of the post Black Friday situation that is going on in the United States. Little do they know that Belgium is ...  Read more...

Celeb Poker Gives You Extra Cash

This Sit n Go promotion is giving away $75 in cash daily to the player who wins the most Sit n Gos over the course of the day. These tournaments are required to have at least 6 players in them ...  Read more...

John Duthie Leaves PokerStars

John Duthie Leaves PokerStars

January 3, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The founder of the European Poker Tour, and a man who has major influence on the poker industry, John Duthie announced on Monday that his stint as a PokerStars pro is over. The speculation began ...  Read more...

Phil Iveys Divorce Turns Sour

Phil Iveys Divorce Turns Sour

January 2, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

As divorces go, it is hard to say that any have ever been pleasant or not a big deal. Phil Ivey and his wife Luciaetta broke up in 2009 and at the time everyone seemed to be in an understanding ...  Read more...

Most Shocking Poker News of 2011

As the calendar turns to a new year it is important that we look back on all that happened in the world of poker over the last 365 days.The biggest story, by far, was the United States’ ...  Read more...

California Poker Legislation

California Poker Legislation

December 31, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

California is yet another state that has elected to vigorously pursue online poker for its residents. Being as liberal as they are, it is really no surprise that California is moving forward with ...  Read more...

Four Arrested in Duhamel Robbery

Four Arrested in Duhamel Robbery

December 30, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

The Montreal Gazette has reported that not two, but 4 men were arrested for the robbery and assault of Jonathan Duhamel. The robbery happened last week in broad daylight and to me it comes as no ...  Read more...

PokerStars To Grow Advertising

PokerStars To Grow Advertising

December 29, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

PokerStars has been the largest online poker provider for a very long time now, and they are doing everything in their power to keep it that way. The company that has a strangle-hold on the ...  Read more...

Ben Lamb is Best Player in 2011

Ben Lamb is Best Player in 2011

December 28, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

Ben Lamb, who made a very impressive run this past summer earning just under $5.5 million in about a month, has received two awards that make him part of elite company. Lamb stormed through the ...  Read more...

Delayed Payouts From Carbon Poker

Breeze Zuckerman, who is an up and coming female poker player  claims that Carbon Poker has yet to pay her prize money from an event in November. Zuckerman is well-known for being the top placing ...  Read more...

888 Expecting Major Revenue

888 Expecting Major Revenue

December 26, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

888 is flying high with the news that their expected profits are going to be above and beyond market expectations this year. The news was released from their home camp which is located in ...  Read more...

Jonathan Duhamel Victim of Home Invasion

Once, the world champion of poker, now he is recovering from minor injuries after his home was invaded. Jonathan Duhamel, who makes his home in Montreal, Canada was at the wrong end of a house ...  Read more...

Wire Act Does Not Apply to Poker

Wire Act Does Not Apply to Poker

December 24, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

The Federal Wire Act, which was established in the US all the way back in 1961 has long been considered a roadblock in online poker’s path. The Department of Justice released a memo that stated ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Making Christmas Special

Once Lock Poker got wind of a small annually played Christmas poker tournament in Omagh, Northern Ireland, they decided to make it an event. For the 18 players who each paid a buy-in of 100 GBP, ...  Read more...

Rake Free Tournaments at Party Poker

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Party Poker will be offering rake-free multi table tournaments. This is not a random endeavor either because Party Poker had a very similar type of perk ...  Read more...

Bodog and PokerScout Feuding

Bodog and PokerScout Feuding

December 21, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

To most people in the industry, it is no secret that Bodog and PokerScout have not historically seen eye to eye. More recently the distaste has grown a bit stronger for a number of reasons. Bodog ...  Read more...

Holiday Season Wrap Up

Holiday Season Wrap Up

December 20, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

There has been a lot of interesting news stories in the past few weeks, and it is only right that we recap some of what is going on in the poker world.  For one, Full Tilt looks like it may be ...  Read more...

Turbo Championships at PokerStars

There is a new type of poker tournament at PokerStars which is gaining a lot of attention. It’s called the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) and will host 50 events taking place from ...  Read more...

Christmas Promotions at Guru Play Poker

We have been going on a bit of a theme as far as promotions go, and we are sticking with that same holiday theme here too. Where most sites offer 1 Christmas promotion, Guru Play Poker is ...  Read more...

PokerStars, Hachem Go Separate Ways

PokerStars released a public statement concerning their relationship with pro Joe Hachem. Hachem, who won the 2005 World Series of Poker, has been with the biggest site in the industry for about ...  Read more...

This Full Tilt story has been going on for quite some time now, and finally it is looking like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. The remaining shareholders from Full Tilt took ...  Read more...

Bodog Brand Shifts in US

Bodog Brand Shifts in US

December 15, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

Many people in the US have feared that Bodog will follow through on its promise to evacuate the US poker market by the end of the year. And unfortunately that fear is becoming a reality, but it ...  Read more...

Victor Blom Returns to PokerStars

When most people think of young, rising stars in the poker industry they cannot refrain from mentioning Victor Blom, better known as “Isildur1“. But recently Blom has been absent from PokerStars ...  Read more...

French Citizen Sues Over Online Poker

In a very interesting story out of France, a citizen there is suing the government for not restricting him from playing online poker. The unnamed subject is suing for about $132,000 and as crazy ...  Read more...

LG Giveaway at 888

LG Giveaway at 888

December 12, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

As we are all we aware of, it is now the holiday season. That means that everyone will be journeying to local stores in search of the newest and most sought after gifts for their loved ones. 888 ...  Read more...

Celeb Poker Introduces Back Bet Tables

Poker sites are always looking for ways to step up the ante when it comes to attracting and retaining players, and Celeb Poker has made the most recent move. They are introducing something called ...  Read more...

888 Wins Operator of the Year

888 Wins Operator of the Year

December 10, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

As we all know, 888 is one of the best places to play online poker real money games for a number of reasons. A little bit ago they gave us yet another reason to play on their site. At the eGaming ...  Read more...

Bodog Anonymous Tables Fixed

Bodog Anonymous Tables Fixed

December 9, 2011  /   Mario Alfonsi

Recently, it was reported that Bodog’s anonymous tables were not operating as they should. In fact, this little mishap made all the information that was supposed to be private, very public. But ...  Read more...

Celeb Poker Offers Improvements

The poker industry is always changing and that means that the poker sites in the industry have to change as well. In an effort to make the overall experience on Celeb Poker more enjoyable for ...  Read more...