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Poker Movie Opens This Week

Monday, April 30th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A new movie about poker opens in theaters across North America and elsewhere on Friday, May 4, 2007. (more…)

Yahoo! Joins Poker Fray

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Yahoo! has landed a seat at the table. (more…)

U.S. May Reverse Course on Internet Gambling

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The Associated Press has reported that the ban on Internet gambling enacted last fall would be overturned under legislation proposed today by a senior House Democrat. (more…)

Korean Gunman Wrote Poker Play

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The Korean lunatic who gunned down dozens of people at Virginia Tech last week once wrote a violent play about video poker. (more…)

Triplejack Poker Boss Responds to Story

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

From time to time, www.PokerHelper.com will print e-mails sent in by readers. (more…)

Battle Continues over WSOP Website

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

As the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) approaches, a battle over a key web address continues. (more…)

State Legalizes Poker, Sort of

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The land of the Pennsylvania polka will now also be the land of Pennsylvania poker. (more…)

Kirk Morrison Wins WSOP Seat

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A celebrity poker tournament held by professional poker player Jennifer Harman April 20 in Las Vegas, to raise money for the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), raised approximately $125,000, according to event organizers. (more…)

Poker Stars not at Fault for Bounced Checks

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Online poker players whose checks from online poker room Poker Stars bounced can blame it on their bank, not the poker room. (more…)

Friday the 13th Really Unlucky for Poker Player

Friday, April 20th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

In a profession where luck is often a major factor, Friday the 13th proved more than unlucky for a professional poker player from Las Vegas. (more…)

Thwart Poker Removes Element of Chance

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

There’s long been a debate in poker circles whether the game is mostly one of luck or skill. (more…)

Congressman Seeks to Repeal Anti-Poker Law

Monday, April 16th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

First online poker boomed. (more…)

Charity Poker Tourney Offers Chance at WSOP

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Professional poker player Jennifer Harman is scheduled to host a celebrity poker tournament on April 20 in Las Vegas to raise money for charity. (more…)

Judge Busted for Playing Poker

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Just weeks after an off-duty policeman was caught playing poker at an illegal poker club in Indiana, an off-duty judge has been caught playing poker at an illegal poker club in Georgia. (more…)

Sun Poker Bans U.S. Customers

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Sun Poker is the latest Internet poker room to pull the plug on the U.S. market. (more…)

WPT Changes Channels

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The World Poker Tour (WPT), which has been televised by the Travel Channel for the last five years, has a new TV home–the Game Show Network (GSN). (more…)

Another WSOP Champ is Victimized

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Joe Hachem, winner of the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, has received death threats since the win and was forced to move to secure his family’s safety, he says. (more…)

State’s Illegal Video Poker Trade is Threatened

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Pennsyvlania recently opened its first casinos, and it has caused concern in some quarters about the financial future of the state’s 3,100 private clubs, many of which have long relied on revenue from illegal video poker machines. (more…)

D’Amato to Face the Public in PPA Webcast

Friday, April 6th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Poker lobbying group the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) will put its new hire–Al D’Amato–on public display for the first time next week when it holds a Webcast featuring the former senator-turned-poker flack. (more…)

Don’t Confuse Triplejack Poker With Roulette

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

As more and more real-money Internet poker rooms either limit their customers bases to certain countries or shut down completely–because of legal pressures–another type of Internet poker room is becoming more and more popular. (more…)

Celeb Poker Adds e-Wallets

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Internet poker room Celeb Poker (www.celebpoker.com) has announced that it is adding two new payment methods for its players. (more…)

Backgammon Site Adds Poker

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

One of the most popular Internet backgammon sites in the world is adding the most popular card game in the world. (more…)

British Court Rules Poker A Game Of Luck, Not Skill

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The former co-owner of a private poker club in London, England was fined 10,000 pounds ($19,500) last week after a jury found him guilty of profiting from a game of chance, in violation of British gambling laws. (more…)


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