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WSOP-Winning Child Molester Selling Photos

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A convicted child molester who won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is now shamelessly selling autographed photos of himself to make money! (more…)

Ivey Favored in WSOP

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Costa Rican online sportsbook Bet U.S. (www.betus.com) has released betting odds for next month’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas. (more…)

WSOPE Victimized Before It Begins

Monday, May 28th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The new World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is yet to begin, but already somebody slimy is attempting to cash in. (more…)

Poker Widow Charged

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A woman accused of stabbing her poker player husband to death in an exclusive Las Vegas condominium has been indicted on murder charges. (more…)

Poker Room Operator Cops Plea

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Internet gambling company Bet On Sports PLC, which operated an online poker room, online casino and online sportsbook, has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced. =A0 Her office had been pursuing a 22-count criminal indictment against the London-based firm and its top executives since July, and had settled civil charges against the company in November that permanently bars it from accepting any bets from gamblers in the U.S. (more…)

Wager on the WSOP

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

If you can’t make it to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) to gamble alongside the world’s best, you can still do the next best thing–gamble on the world’s best. (more…)

WSOP Official Quits

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Just days before the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is set to begin in Las Vegas, one of its main organizers has abruptly resigned. (more…)

Bayou State Says ‘Bye, You’ to Poker

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Louisiana residents will have to continue to patronize New Orleans casinos if they want to play poker legally in the Bayou State. (more…)

Celebs to Compete in WSOP Tourney

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

More than a dozen celebrities are scheduled to join some of poker’s greatest players to raise public awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur in a special “Ante Up For Africa” tournament at the 2007 World Series of Poker, WSOP officials announced. (more…)

Party Poker to Sponsor 2007 WSOP

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., owner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), has announced that PartyPoker.net, a play-for-fun online poker room, has renewed its product-placement agreement for the 38th annual WSOP. (more…)

Tran Wins Chan

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Henry Tran has won the main event at the first Johnny Chan Poker Classic, earning $325,000 for his efforts. (more…)

It’s Duplicate Poker, It’s Duplicate Poker

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

What do you get when you cross poker with duplicate bridge? (more…)

D.A.’s Son in Poker Bust

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

State police investigating illegal poker games in Binghamton, N.Y. were surprised by what they found–one of the poker players in the games is the son of the local district attorney! (more…)

WSOP Warns of New Scam

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Once an instituion becomes successful, and we do mean $ucce$$ful, it doesn’t take long for the con men and bunko artists to come out of the woodwork like cockroaches and attempt to get a piece of the money pie. (more…)

WSOP Shakes Up Prize Schedule

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The top prizes at the next World Series of Poker (WSOP) won’t be worth as much as last year’s top prizes, WSOP officials announced. (more…)

Poker Movie Bombs

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

“Lucky You,” the new movie about poker that opened last weekend, is a bomb at the box office and a dud in the critics’ eyes. (more…)

New Book to Study Economics of Poker

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A noted author who wrote a best-selling book about economics is writing a book that he says will be the most complete statistical analysis ever done on poker. (more…)

D’Amato Is Frank: He Likes New Bill

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

To the surprise of no one, online poker’s paid flack is giving thumbs up to a new bill in the U.S. Congress that would legalize, license and regulate online gambling. (more…)

New Poker League Offers Tourney Seats

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Until now, poker players who wanted to play in a major poker tournament had two ways to go about it: (more…)

Sen. Kyl Attacks Rep. Frank

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who sponsored anti-online gambling legislation that was approved in the U.S. last year, is attacking the effort by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to repeal that legislation. (more…)


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