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W.V. Poker Posts 1st Profits

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Legal poker rooms in the State of West Virginia earned a combined profit in excess of a million dollars in their first month of operation.

The state opened its first two legal poker rooms last month in existing “racinos”–race tracks that also have slot machines. (more…)

Cops Bust Arkansas Club

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Police in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, raided an illegal poker club last week and arrested five people on gambling charges.

According to media reports, police raided the club, located in a shopping center, on Nov. 18 and confiscated poker tables, poker chips and playing cards. (more…)

Poker Not in Top 10

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Just how popular is poker really? (more…)

Poker Perv Reprieve

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

A professional poker player who was facing deportation from the U.S. has won a temporary reprieve. (more…)

Poker Bandit Gives Up

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

A third suspect in the robbery of a Chicago-area poker game last month that left a man dead has turned himself in to police. (more…)

Pure Play Purely Tops

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Legal and U.S.-based online poker site Pure Play (www.pureplay.com) announced last week that the site now has over 700,000 players and is growing steadily, adding 50,000 new players every month. (more…)

‘Brat’ Helping Cops

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Poker pro Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth Jr. is to host a charity poker tournament in Las Vegas next month to raise money for the families of slain police officers. (more…)

Cheater Caught

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

A poker player from New York City was arrested Thursday after he was caught cheating in the poker room of an Indian casino in Connecticut. (more…)

Poker Bookies Busted

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

An illegal sports betting operation that was run from the poker room of an Atlantic City casino was busted Wednesday, with 18 people getting arrested, including four with mob ties. (more…)

Arrest in Poker Slaying

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

An arrest has been made in connection with the robbery of a New York City underground poker club earlier this month that left one poker patron dead. (more…)

Canada Continues Crackdown

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

In what’s being called one of the largest poker raids in the history of the province, authorities in Ontario, Canada, Thursday night raided an illegal poker operation in Toronto and arrested 61 people for playing Texas hold ‘em. (more…)

More N.Y. Busts

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Law enforcement authorities in New York state Wednesday night raided and broke up eight illegal high-stakes poker operations in Suffolk County on Long Island and arrested a total of nine people who were running the games. (more…)

Scam Room Continues Damage Control

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Scandal-plagued Internet poker room Absolute Poker (www.absolutepoker.com) has issued another statement updating gamblers about the status of the investigation into cheating at the room. (more…)

Hah-vud Poker Confab

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Students and professors at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, are hosting an academic conference today which examines the educational possibilities of using poker as a teaching tool. (more…)

Cage to Play Poker Perv

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage is slated to star in a new movie about the life of poker champ-turned-pervert “Amarillo Slim.” (more…)

Deadly Poker Chips?

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

It’s not just Chinese toy makers who are putting deadly lead in their products. (more…)

Bodog: 1B Poker Hands

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Internet poker room Bodog Poker (www.bodoglife.com) says it expects to deal its one billionth hand of poker some time this month, and in conjunction with the event, the room is holding a slew of promotions. (more…)

2nd WSOP Champ Busted

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

Another poker raid, another World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion busted. (more…)

CEO Extradited, Blasts France

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

An Internet gambling executive who was arrested last month in the Netherlands has been extradited to France to face the charges. (more…)

Poker Player Killed

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

BY TOM SOMACH

A poker player was shot and died Friday night in New York City when gunmen robbed an underground poker club. (more…)


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