Former online poker payment processor to testify

In 2010 the Department of Justice made an arrest in Las Vegas that would prove to be instrumental in bringing down the online poker industry in the United States. Payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff was arrested in Sin City for violation of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and the 29-year-old Australian was quick to cooperate with law enforcement, thus avoiding a sentence Read Full Article Related posts: Ilari Sahamies is biggest online poker winner in 2011 With the assault on the online poker industry from the..

Utah bans online poker opts-out of federal legislation

In a preemptive strike against the possibility of a federal online poker bill the state of Utah has passed into law a bill that bans online poker in the state, as well as opting-out of any federal online poker legislation that could be passed in the future.

Anonymous source says Full Tilt sale a “Done Deal”

A fourth poker news outlet has come forward to say the Full Tilt Poker sale to Groupe Bernard Tapie is virtually a “done deal”.

Monday Headlines: More on Full Tilt sale, Utah opts-out and more

What started off as a fairly slow weekend in the world of poker really picked up steam Sunday and into early Monday as news story after news story came to light. By the end of the weekend the poker world was not only talking about the MicroMillions on PokerStars and the Poker Maximus tournament series on Lock Poker, but also new rumors that the Read Full Article Related posts: Utah bans online poker opts-out of federal legislation In a preemptive strike against the possibility of a federal..

Black Friday defendant Chad Elie enters guilty plea

Apparently the recent turning over of some 90,000 documents by former online poker payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff was enough to make Chad Elie rethink his plea and change it from innocent to guilty.

PokerStars preliminary 2012 SCOOP schedule available

On Monday, just a day after the conclusion of the site’s MicroMillions tournament series PokerStars announced the preliminary schedule for the 2012 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The schedule is not finalized according to the PokerStars blog, with PokerStars looking for feedback from players before they announce the final schedule.

Melbourne man wins the 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event

In the run-up to the 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event final table most of the talk centered around Phil Ivey (who eventually finished in 12th place) with any remaining scraps of coverage going to 2006 Aussie Millions Champion Lee Nelson (who finished in 9th place). Not to toot my own horn, but I also mentioned that Aussie poker pro Oliver Speidel was a player Read Full Article Related posts: Poker veteran wins APPT Melbourne Main Event Leo “The Mechanic” Boxell has been grinding poker tournaments in…

Phil Ivey wins $250k Challenge at Aussie Millions

Phil Ivey is back! Since last April the world’s best poker player in many people’s minds has been MIA in the poker world, but after being spotted at the APT Macau tournament he showed up for the 2012 Aussie Millions , and it’s safe to say that he made his return to poker a very memorable one! Ivey nearly made the final table of Read Full Article Related posts: Aussie Millions down to 12: Phil Ivey still alive After four full days of play the 2012 Aussie Millions…

Tournament poker week in review: Aussies and the WSOPC

The Aussie Millions is officially over, and the big winners were Dan Smith (who captured the $100k Challenge title, Phil Ivey (who not only won the $250k Challenge tournament but also finished 12th in the Aussie Millions main Event), and Australian poker pro Oliver Speidel (who captured the Aussie Millions Main Event crown). Ivey won the biggest prize of the tournament series in an Read Full Article Related posts: Tournament Poker week in review: Pros keep winning There is a lot going on in the world of.. analyzes current legality of online poker

In one of the most in-depth articles available on the subject, has broken down the current state of online poker in the United Sates, as well as offering up a detailed forecast for what poker players can expect on the legislative front in the coming months and years.

Poker news and notes: Isildur1, Poker Bots and more

A lot of stories can fall through the cracks over the course of a week, and this past week was no exception.

Breaking News: Full Tilt Poker forfeits assets to DOJ

Earlier this week it was reported, originally by Subject: Poker, that Chris Ferguson could have been single-handedly responsible for holding up the forfeiture of Full Tilt Poker’s assets to the US Department of Justice (and therefore holding up the eventual sale of the company’s assets by the DOJ to Groupe Bernard Tapie) but on Tuesday we learned that the Full Tilt forfeiture to the Read Full Article Related posts: BREAKING NEWS: Full Tilt Poker Sold? Tony G’s opinions of the French when it comes to..

Week in tournament poker: Deeb wins and Aussie Millions

The past week’s headlines have been dominated by the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) but there were plenty of other tournaments taking place around the globe, including the inaugural stop at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California for the World Series of Poker Circuit Series, as well as the vaunted Aussie Millions tournament series getting underway at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia Read Full Article Related posts: $250k tourney green-lighted for 2012 Aussie Millions According to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia has… 2012 Aussie Millions poker series underway The 2012 Aussie Millions tournament series kicked-off Thursday with a…

Martin Finger and Jonathan Duhamel fight at PCA party

I suppose if I was beaten and tied-up in my house, and over the course of the next few weeks won over $1.2 million I might go out looking for trouble –trying to replicate my beat-down run-good—which is precisely what Jonathan Duhamel seems to have done after a second place finish in the PCA High-Roller tournament – although we still haven’t gotten Duhamel’s version Read Full Article Related posts: Germany’s Finger takes down EPT Prague Main Event Chalk up yet another tournament victory for the German’s, as… Martin Staszko joins Team PokerStars Pro Martin Staszko’s life has changed a great deal over the…

Players finally strike back at UB Poker

Three years after the doors were completely blown off the Super-User scandals taking place at Ultimate Bet Poker a group of eight players has decided to file RICO charges against the site’s parent company Exscapa Software. The eight players were some of the biggest players at the site during the Super-User days, including well known UB players like Brad Booth, Tom Koral, Dustin Woolf, Read Full Article Related posts: DogisHead and jungleman FINALLY come clean Sometimes you forget that the principles involved in this case…