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What are some of the hottest headlines in the world of poker? Here you will find all the latest juicy stories along with other important news and tournament results. A must read for the poker enthusiast with articles published throughout the day.

Black Poker Pros Already Have Made Their Mark: Woo Rates Them

As someone who spent a portion of my childhood living in Africa, and as an Asian American, I like so many others in the United States feel so elated by the election of our first African American

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/11/2008

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Voted For John McCain

After playing coy all through the U.S. Presidential campaign regarding who he was supporting, poker legend Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson has finally come clean.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/11/2008

Why Has Poker Fallen On Such Hard Times?

The following is an opinion piece by Gambling911.com Publisher, Christopher Costigan.

The pundits are already suggesting that this year's World Series of Poker will witness declining television ratings just as the event has seen a drop in entries over the past two years.  ESPN will be airing the final this evening, although a winner was declared during the early morning hours.  It's the closest ESPN has ever aired the WSOP following live play.  It may all be for naught.

Poker has fallen on hard times and it has little to do with the shattered economy.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2008

Peter Eastgate Wins 2008 World Series of Poker

Denmark's Peter Eastgate has become the youngest player to ever win a World Series of Poker, breaking the record held by Phil Hellmuth, Jr. for the last 19 years.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2008

Peter Eastgate Becomes First Hundred Million Dollar Man at 2008 WSOP

Updated chip counts shortly after 3 am EST at the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) had Denmark's Peter Eastgate as the first hundred million dollar man.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2008

Poker Player Johnny Chan All-In Endorsing Sexual Stamina Drink

Just prior to Sunday night's World Series of Poker dinner break, poker pro Johnny Chan approached the mike to plug to promote his new energy drink, which among other things will help improve one's

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

David Rheem Out and Ivan Demidov Leads 2008 WSOP

One of the favorites to win the 2008 WSOP was out fast.  David Rheem busted out in 7th place around 8:30 pm EST. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/09/2008

Red States Are Now Purple Says Internet Gambling Trade Org Founder

"Those red states that are now blue are really purple," declared Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association founder, Joe Brennan, Jr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Interview With Ylon Schwartz

Continuing my interviews with the World Series of Poker final players, I had a chance to sit down with Ylon Schwartz. 

You could say that I was his cup of morning coffee as my phone call woke him up.  We got the interview started immediately and Jenny learned a thing or two about this veteran of poker in which he's been playing for the past 15 years.  However, he played professional chess for 12 years before he realized he could make more money in the poker world.  He opened up to me and told me what he does in his spare time to who he voted for in this years election.   

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final : Darus Suharto Interview

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with Darus Suharto, who will be playing 6th in chips (12,520,000) during the 2008 WSOP final table on November the 10

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table Betting Odds

The 2008 WSOP final table is about to get underway after a three month delay and you can bet which of the professional poker players are going to win the main event.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

Ivan Demidov Intimidating After Finishing 2nd at WSOPE? Think Not!

Russian Ivan Demidov managed something pretty amazing this year.  He finished 2nd at the World Series of Poker Europe final table (WSOPE) and now he's among the nine that will face off

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/08/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table: Jenny Woo Interviews The Players

With the highly anticipated 2008 World Series of Poker about to get underway Tuesday, Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down with a few of the finalists.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Dennis Phillips Interview

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with 2008 World Series of Poker chip leader who coming into this week's delayed final had $26,296,000 in chips.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/08/2008

Allinlatino.com Poker Next Lifestyle of a Winner Party

Once again, Allinlatino.com is leading with another 'Lifestyle of a Winner Party!' This fabulous event will take place on November 8th at the Majestic Casino in the MultiCentro Mall, Panama City.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/07/2008

Former GOP House Majority Leader Defends Internet Gambling

Dick Armey was the GOP house majority leader (1995-2003) and was one of the architects of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of bo

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/07/2008

First Poker Player President Since Nixon

With the election this week of Barack Obama as President of the United States, there will be a poker player in the White House for the first time since Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/07/2008

Treasury Department Finalizes Online Gambling Regulations

The Treasury Department has finalized regulations that would effectively ban online gambling in the U.S. and is trying to have them implemented in the waning days of the Bush administration.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Microgaming Online Gambling Software Website To Block All US Traffic

Gambling911.com has learned that effective Monday, Microgaming - a leading software provider for online casinos and poker sites based in South Africa and the Isle of Man - will begin blocking all U

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

2008 WSOP Loses Steam: November Nine Fail To Shine

Not even the possibility of an arrest or showdown between the USA vs. Russia has ignited enough passion as we head into the 2008 WSOP final.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Court Approves $15 Million Settlement in UltimateBet Matter

Tokwiro Claimed Damages As A Result of UltimateBet Cheating Scandal Refunds To Affected Players Completed

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Annie Duke Not Leaving UltimateBet Poker

"No...I am NOT leaving Ultimatebet!" Poker legend Annie Duke proclaimed in her blog this week.

Ms. Duke is the long time face of Ultimatebet.com.  She acts as a charitable representative of the world's 8th largest online poker room/network along side multi-bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth.  Annie Duke was responding to rumors that were spreading across the Web.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/06/2008

Patrik Antonius Wins $606K Poker Hand

Following up a week in which the largest online poker pot ever changed four times, Patrik Antonius was involved in another trademark pot.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2008

Durrrr Still Leading Cash Game Winner for 2008

With only weeks remaining on the calendar year of 2008, online poker pro Tom "durrrr" Dwan is still leading the charge with a whopping $2,262,420 in total winnings.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2008

President Barack Obama: What This Means To Online Gambling

It's finally over.  Barack Obama has been named the first Black President of the United States.

So what does this mean for online gambling?

It could be good...or maybe not.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

World Poker Tour Enterprises, Inc. Reports 3rd Quarter 2008 Financial Results

WPTE 0.39, 0.00, 0.0%) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2008. Business highlights for the quarter included the delivery of three episodes of Season Six of the World Poker Tour(R) ("WPT") television series and signing a broadcast license agreement with Fox Sports Network ("FSN") to air 26 all-new, one hour episodes of Season Seven of the WPT television series in the United States, across FSN's national sports cable network.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2008

Microgaming Website Down: A Kentucky Casualty?

On Tuesday morning, one of the online gambling industry's largest software providers, Microgaming, was not online.  The dreaded "Site Not Available" appeared when anyone tried to type in

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Online Poker Players Watch Washington State Governor Race Closely

Will she stay or will she go?  The Washington State Governor race is close as Democrat Chris Gregoire is facing a stiff challenge from Dino Rossi, a former state senator.  The two restaged their

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Poker Writer Tom Somach Upsets Another Country

First it was Denmark.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/04/2008

Alex Rodriguez - High Stakes Poker Player

Professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez is not only playing Madonna, he's got a knack for some high stakes poker as well.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/03/2008

Breaking News

Sigma2017 Malta Day 1 Agenda

Sigma2017 Malta Day 1 Agenda

For those in Malta at this year’s Sigma2017 the official full Day 1 kicks off Thursday Thanksgiving Day (for those who celebrate in the USA)

Las Vegas Shooting: Negligence Lawsuits Filed With 450 Plaintiffs

Las Vegas Shooting: Negligence Lawsuits Filed With 450 Plaintiffs

Four new negligence cases have been filed on behalf of more than 450 victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting last month.

Billionaire Could Get $5.6M in State Funds for Trump Plaza Demolition

Billionaire Could Get $5.6M in State Funds for Trump Plaza Demolition

A New Jersey redevelopment agency has given preliminary approval to a $5.6 million payment to billionaire investor Carl Icahn to help pay for the demolition of part of Atlantic City's former Trump Plaza casino.