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Annie Duke: ‘Poker Like Bridge’

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Professional poker player Annie Duke, one of the top, if not the top female poker player in the world, has weighed in on the recent effort by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) to lobby the U.S. Congress to legalize online poker. (more…)

Woe, Canada! Says Poker ‘Negative’

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Do those who play poker have a “negative” lifestyle? (more…)

Poker 17 Ways

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A new online casino says it has the largest variety of video poker games on the Internet. (more…)

Poker Profit$ Down

Monday, October 29th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Further evidence that America’s poker craze is subsiding was revealed last week when the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which oversees Nevada’s casinos, reported that revenues from the state’s poker rooms were down 6% in July and August of this year, compared with the same period a year ago. (more…)

PPA Crowing

Monday, October 29th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the country’s largest lobbying group to legalize online poker, has issued a full report on the PPA’s visit last week to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress. (more…)

Cops Raid Vid Poker Dens

Monday, October 29th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Illegal video poker machines continue to draw the ire of law enforcement officials throughout the U.S. (more…)

New Room Allows USA

Friday, October 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A new Internet poker room that will allow U.S. customers to play for real money will soon open online at www.wasspoker.com. (more…)

Poker Boss Gets Bail

Friday, October 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

An Internet gambling executive who was arrested this week in the Netherlands is to be extradited to France to face charges against him. (more…)

Cincy Wins Bowl

Friday, October 26th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The first match of new professional team poker league the U.S. Poker League (USPL) was won by Cincinnati. (more…)

Oh, Canada! Cops Bust Card Players

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

It’s not just in the U.S. that innocent people are getting busted merely for playing their favorite card game.

Poker players in Canada are also in the gunsights of authorities run amok. (more…)

PPA Blitz

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), online poker’s main lobbying group, descended on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. this week for a three-day blitz, hoping to convince legislators to legalize online poker. (more…)

Poker Room Boss Busted

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The chief executive officer of online gambling company Unibet (www.unibet.com) was arrested Monday by authorities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in connection with allegations the company violated French gambling laws. (more…)

Names Changed

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The new United States Poker League (USPL) has changed the names of four of its teams, after www.PokerHelper.com pointed out possible trademark violations of pro leagues’ team names. (more…)

Cheating Addressed

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The owner of online poker room Absolute Poker (www.absolutepoker.com) has responded to allegations that cheating has occurred in the room. (more…)

Poker Room Closes

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Has the poker boom finally busted? (more…)

Poker Heaven

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Almost heaven, West Virginia? (more…)

Cheating Probed

Friday, October 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has begun a probe into allegations of cheating at online poker room Absolute Poker (www.absolutepoker.com.) (more…)

Poker Pro’s Plea

Friday, October 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A professional poker player in San Antonio, Texas, USA, who was arrested for running an illegal online sports betting operation, has struck a plea deal in the case and will forfeit more than $2.2 million, the Houston Post reported. (more…)

Brunson Back, Online

Friday, October 19th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Online poker room Doyle’s Room (www.doylesroom.com) is returning to the United States. (more…)

‘Prof’ Visits Hah-vud

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

There used to be a time when gamblers were lumped in with pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers as the dregs of society, existing on the fringe of humanity, scorned by most and loved by few. (more…)

50K for ‘Brat’

Monday, October 15th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Poker champ Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth Jr. may make millions of dollars playing poker and endorsing products, but he’s always up to making an additional buck or two whenever possible. (more…)

Poker P.O. Busted

Monday, October 15th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A New Jersey probation officer has pleaded guilty to running an illegal poker gambling operation in Gloucester County, N.J. (more…)

These Cops Back Poker

Friday, October 12th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Some cops arrest poker players and some cops embrace poker players. (more…)

New Poker League Snafu

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

The new United States Poker League (USPL) may have to fold even before it has dealt a hand. (more…)

2008 WSOP Set

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., owner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), has announced the dates for the 2008 WSOP. (more…)

Gerber Wins, Baby!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Adam Gerber is the winner of the 2007 U.S. Poker Championship. (more…)

Poker by the Book

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A Texan who came in sixth at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in 2006 and earned almost $3 million has been charged by police in San Antonio, Texas, with gambling promotion, in connection with the operation of an online sports betting site. (more…)

Rock ‘n Roll Poker

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A celebrity poker tournament for charity is scheduled to be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 3, 2007. (more…)

Liar’s Poker

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Another new free online poker room has debuted. (more…)

New Poker League

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A professional poker league, something akin to the National Football League or the National Basketball Association, will begin play later this month with teams representing 25 U.S. cities. (more…)


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