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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..

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”.

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.

Is Chris Ferguson Holding Up Bernard Tapie/Full Tilt Deal?

According to a report from one of the most reliable sources of information regarding the ongoing Full Tilt Poker fiasco, poker professional Chris “Jesus” Ferguson could potentially be holding up the deal between the site and Groupe Bernard Tapie , a deal that may bring the beleaguered online site back online. Subject: Poker , who has provided many of the details regarding the GBT/FTP deal, reports that Ferguson is allegedly holding up any further movement over the deal because of money that he put towards the site following “ Black Friday .” According to S:P, the former World Champion accepted just under $60 million from Full Tilt since 2007, which he put into different bank accounts under the Pocket Kings, Ltd

New York Federal Judge Drops RICO Claims Against Former Team Full Tilt Pros

A New York federal judge has dismissed the RICO class action suit against the members of Team Full Tilt. The complaint, which was filed last June, alleged that the defendants, …

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..

Is Phil Ivey playing on PokerStars?

After a return to the online poker tables following a significant absence, the identity of a particular online poker player at PokerStars is coming under scrutiny, with many people believing it is Phil Ivey.

Introducing Alternative Poker Leagues

Recently there have been new live poker leagues announced, including the Native American Poker League.  While these leagues will be well received by the influx of new live poker players, perhaps it is time to make a few original poker leagues to give poker fans alternative options.  Below are some new alternative poker leagues.

CNN looks at online poker from players’ perspective

Even as poker, and online poker in particular, has garnered a lot of mainstream media attention since Black Friday, for the first time (to my knowledge) a major network has decided to look at the fallout from the US shutdown of online poker sites and the subsequent problems created at Full Tilt Poker from the players’ perspective. In a 4-minute segment on Monday titled, Read Full Article Related posts: New players emerging in US online poker industry PocketFives assisting wayward online poker players Potheads Still More Motivated than Online Poker Players

The next step in online poker High Pulse Poker

High Pulse Poker is a new player on the poker scene, the site launched its real-money version on the 15th of November, but unlike other online poker startups that mimic what the current crop of online poker rooms are doing, High Pulse Poker has decided to do things their own way and the result is a fun, player-friendly, place to play online poker. High Read Full Article Related posts: Gruissem wins second straight EPT High-Roller tournament WCOOP High-Roller tournament blasts through guarantee

Ziyard leads PokerStars EPT Loutraki final table

The PokerStars European Poker Tour’s first stop in Greece will not end with the tour crowning its first repeat champion as the final table features a number of anonymous poker players. There is no telling what an EPT title could do for any of the remaining eight players’ careers which should add some major drama during the final table

Phil Ivey’s ex-wife files Judicial Bias petition

It looks like Phil Ivey’s divorce is about to get as messy as his contentious relationship with Full Tilt Poker. Carri Geer Thevenot of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that Ivey’s ex-wife (the couple was officially divorced in late 2009) has filed a petition to the court over concerns of Judicial Bias stemming from campaign contributions made to Family Court Judge Bill Gonzalez Read Full Article Related posts: Phil Ivey borrowed $11 million from Full Tilt Poker Full Tilt Poker fires back at Phil Ivey Phil Ivey suing Full Tilt, boycotts 2011 WSOP

Betfair appoints new CEO and adds new poker pro

On November 10th Betfair announced it had finished its search for the company’s next CEO, and the group has decided on Breon Corcoran.

Suggestions for the 2012 World Series of Poker

The 2011 Worlds Series of Poker concluded last week with Pius Heinz taking down the Main Event crown.  Now, everyone is beginning to look forward to the 2012 WSOP.  Jack Effel recently announced on twitter that the schedule was in the works, but would not be ready before the end of the year.  Thinking ahead to next year, here are a few changes I Read Full Article Related posts: Suggestions for Future WSOP Events 2011 World Series of Poker inside the numbers World Poker Tour adds PA stop for 2012

PKR Poker announces new Team PKR Pro

After a week of build-up PKR Poker has finally let the cat out of the bag as to the identity of their newest Team PKR Poker Pro: Jake Cody. With the signing of the youngest Triple Crown winner in poker history (Cody is all of 23 years old) PKR Poker was not simply overstating that their new Team PKR Pro member was one of Read Full Article Related posts: A look at poker’s Triple Crown winners: Jake Cody Jake Cody wins WSOP $25k Heads-Up and Triple Crown Woods Makes It Bracelet Number Three For Team GB