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Internet Poker Room Founder Arrested

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The founder of Internet poker room Bet On Poker and several other Internet gambling sites has been arrested in the Dominican Republic, after being on the run for almost a year. (more…)

Cops Bust North Carolina Poker Club

Friday, March 30th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Police in North Carolina raided an illegal poker club and charged 41 people with criminal offenses, state media reported. (more…)

D’Amato To Get $5 Million If He Does His Job

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Poker lobbyist Al D’Amato will be paid a whopping $5 million bonus if he succeeds in getting online poker exempted from legislation that cracks down on online gambling, www.PokerHelper.com has learned exclusively. (more…)

Another Poker Stars Bigwig Resigns

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Just days after its main marketing man announced he was quitting the company, online poker room Poker Stars has suffered another huge loss–its poker room manager, Lee Jones. (more…)

Neteller Adds Canada, Turkey To Ban List

Monday, March 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

NETeller, the Internet money-transferring service which earlier this year banned U.S. citizens from using it to send and receive funds from Internet gambling sites, has extended the ban to include Canada and Turkey. (more…)

Johnny Chan Poker Tourney Set For Canada

Monday, March 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

What’s being billed as the largest poker tournament in the history of British Columbia is scheduled to be held at a casino in Richmond, B.C., Canada, in May. (more…)

Planet Poker Pulls The Plug

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Planet Poker (www.planetpoker.com), one of the pioneers of the Internet poker industry, has announced it is getting out of the play-for-real-money business, effective at the end of this month. (more…)

Deaf Poker Players Have Own Tour

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Many people were surprised when a charity poker tournament for deaf players only was held in the Chicago area last month, as few knew such events occurred. (more…)

Cops Bust Cop For Playing Poker

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The Indianapolis Police Department raided an illegal poker club last week and among those charged with committing a crime was a trooper with the Indiana State Police, according to media reports in Indiana. (more…)

Neteller Announces Agreement To Return Funds

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

NETeller, the Internet money-transfer service that earlier this year seized $55 million of its U.S. customers’ funds, has announced for the first time definitive plans to return the money. (more…)

Will 2007 Wsop Be Bigger Than 2006?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The organizers of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) are preparing for an increase in the number of participants in this year’s event, even though many observers expect a decrease. (more…)

There’s Gold In Them Thar E-wallets

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Internet poker rooms and other online gambling sites looking for new ways to let customers fund betting accounts might want to look to…the United Arab Emirates? (more…)

Celeb Tourney Offers $60M

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A celebrity poker tournament with a possible top prize of $60 million will be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco in May to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the nearby Cannes Film Festival in France. (more…)

Poker Pros Sue WPT

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Seven top professional poker players are suing the World Poker Tour (WPT) over the WPT’s policy of requiring tour participants to relinquish all rights to their images. (more…)

Online Poker Bigwig Calls It A Day

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

One of the best known figures in the world of online poker is packing it in, www.PokerHelper.com can report exclusively. (more…)

U.S. Based Online Poker Room Zipping Along

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Having trouble sending money to your favorite online poker room so you can play? (more…)

Online Gamblers Learning To Circumvent Law, Paper Says

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

An article in Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle reports that online gamblers in the U.S. are learning how to get around anti-online gambling legislation that was passed last year by the U.S. government. (more…)

Party Poker Parent Taking Sports Wagers

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

In what looks like a desperate effort to regain some of the income it lost when it stopped servicing U.S. online poker players, the company that owns Party Poker is taking online sports wagers. (more…)

Loophole May Allow Pennsylvania Poker

Friday, March 9th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

When the State of Pennsyvlania opened its first casinos late last year, there wasn’t much to crow about. (more…)

Celeb-Filled Poker Tourney Ends

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Hundreds of celebrities from the worlds of film, television, sports and poker competed in the just-ended World Poker Tour (WPT) 5th Annual Invitational Celebrity Poker Tournament, and to no one’s surprise, a real poker player won it. (more…)

Poker Site Operator’s Profits Up, But Not Because Of Poker

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

William Hill PLC, parent company of Internet poker room William Hill Poker (www.willhill.com) and other gambling entities, announced that overall company profits were up in 2006, despite having to abandon the U.S. poker market. (more…)

PPA Makes It Official: D’Amato’s In

Monday, March 5th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), online poker’s top lobbying group, announced today what www.PokerHelper.com readers knew a month ago: Former New York senator Al D’Amato is the new face of online poker. (more…)

Tired Of Losing? Try Risk-free Poker

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Most poker websites offer two ways to play the game: for fun, where you don’t risk anything, but can’t win anything, either; and for real money, where you can win cash, but also risk losing it, too. (more…)

Party Poker Reports Huge Losses

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

PartyGaming PLC, the parent company of Internet poker room Party Poker (www.partypoker.com), has announced that its annual net profits for 2006 are down a whopping 56% from what they were in 2005. (more…)

2007 WSOP Sign-ups Begin

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The chance to be the next Chris Moneymaker or Greg “Fossilman” Raymer is officially up for grabs as pre-registration has begun for the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP). (more…)


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