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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.

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…

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 PokerNews.com the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia has… 2012 Aussie Millions poker series underway The 2012 Aussie Millions tournament series kicked-off Thursday with a…

European Poker Tour founder steps down as CEO

When we first heard the news earlier this week that John Duthie would no longer be a member of Team PokerStars Pro, we wondered aloud what implications this might have for his relationship with the PokerStars controlled European Poker Tour (EPT) where Duthie –the founder of the EPT—still acted as the CEO.

UK poker stars turn out for Inaugural WPT Ireland

The first stop on the 2012 World Poker Tour (WPT) schedule marks the tour’s first foray into the Emerald Isle, as the inaugural WPT Ireland Main Event began on Thursday.

PokerStars 10th Anniversary Sunday Million sets record

One of the first promotions PokerStars started hyping for its 10th Anniversary was the Sunday Million tournament scheduled for December 18th, 2011. Yesterday’s tournament touted an impressive $10 million guarantee as well as a $2 million guaranteed prize for the winner of the historic event

AP co-founder pleads guilty to Black Friday charges

While it’s not the first domino to fall in the Black Friday scandal, the recent guilty plea by Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley could very well prove to be one of the most important.

2012 US online poker legislation forecast

Online poker players might be a little disheartened heading into 2012, considering that after three separate hearings in Congress (granted they all occurred in subcommittees) there has been nigh a whisper of actual online poker legislation in the United States.

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.

3 women reach final table of IFP World Championship

When a single female participant makes the final table of a major tournament it’s usually enough of a story to receive a mention in the wrap-ups, so when three females landed at the final table of the International Poker Federations World Championship, unless President Obama was the winner you knew it would be the headline! The three women who navigated the tough field to Read Full Article Related posts: Kelopuro and Sointula reach EPT Tallinn final table Final table of $50k Players Championship set EPT Barcelona final table features eclectic mix

Zimnan Ziyard wins inaugural EPT Loutraki

When the 335th player was eliminated from the PokerStars EPT Loutraki tournament only one man remained, the UK’s Zimnan Ziyard. Ziyard entered the final day of the tournament with a solid chip-lead over the rest of the field, and the young UK poker pro managed to use his extra firepower to batter his opponents and capture his first EPT title.