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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.

2008 WSOPE Final Table Decided: Three Multiple Bracelet Winners Make Cut

With 363 entrants - the exact same number as last year - the second ever World Series of Poker Europe was about to conclude. By Thursday evening the 2008 WSOPE final 9 table was determined.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/01/2008

Daniel Negreanu Tries for First World Series of Poker Main Event Win

It's hard to imagine that one of the poker world's most recognizable faces, Daniel Negreanu, has yet to actually win a World Series of Poker main event.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/01/2008

Poker Players Alliance Praises Robert Menendez Bill

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nation-wide, today commended Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing S.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/01/2008

Legalized Online Poker Will Most Certainly Boost US Economy

The numbers are staggering: Poker pro John Juanda has $7,100,000 in total career total winnings to date.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2008

New Online Poker Bill to be Introduced by Controversial Senator

New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez intends to introduce a new bill that would regulate online poker and other "games of skill".

The Senate bill's introduction follows a 30-16 vote on Sept. 16 by the House Financial Services Committee that would require federal agencies to define unlawful Internet gambling before completing regulations to enforce a current ban on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2008

Annette Obrestad Won't Repeat 2007 WSOPE Win

The second annual World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event will not have a repeat winner.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/01/2008

WSOPE Update Has Daniel Negreanu, Johnson Juanda Among Chip Leaders

The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) was down to 26 players from 363 entries with some familiar names among the big chip leaders.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/30/2008

BodogLife.com Complaints Mount: Slow Pays Continue

Customers are getting paid albeit slowly....very slowly.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/30/2008

Youth in Spain Apparently Yawn at Prospect of More

In Barcelona Spain a group that tracks social trends has released a statement that over the last two years, the popularity of poker with younger adults is waning.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/30/2008

WSOPE Main Event Cut Down to 179 from 362

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu was enjoying early success at this year's World Series of Poker European main event. Negreanu was the second biggest chip leader heading into Day 2.

The Canadian - voted one of Gambling911.com Jenny Woo's Top 10 Sexiest Poker Players of 2008 - has total live tournament winnings exceeding $10,400,000, behind Jamie Gold, Joseph Hachem, and Phil Hellmuth and has the most tournament earnings of any individual who has not won the WSOP Main Event.

Jamie Rosen has career winnings of $131,428 in live tournaments.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/29/2008

World Series of Poker Winner Russ Hamilton UltimateBet Poker Cheat

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission today released its findings into a very high profile cheating scandal involving Absolute Poker and, later, the company's sister site, UltimateBet.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/29/2008

AllinLatino.com Launches for Latino Poker Community

Like Gambling911.com, only with Latin spice and a little less Investigador Nacional, introducing AllinLatino.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2008

2008 WSOPE Day 1a Chip Leaders

Everyone is so excited about the 2008 WSOPE main event in London, England. It's the second year this event has taken place.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/28/2008

UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic Gets Into Full Swing

If you thought the world's best vacation spot was already enticing enough, wait until you see the $4 million we've stacked under a palm tree.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/28/2008

NHL Players for Luc Robitaille/Shelter for Serenity Celebrity Poker Tournament

Saturday night, the Avalanche and Kings played a pre-season game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It's the annual game in Las Vegas and the Avs won the game 4-3 in a shootout.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/28/2008

Bodog WSOP Winner Jamie Gold Just Can’t Win: Barcelona Poker Raid

2006 World Series of Poker winner and one time Bodog representative, Jamie Gold, was scheduled to be the key speaker at this week's Casino Affiliate Poker conference and Affiliate Poker World Serie

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

CAP Poker Tournament Raided by Police in Barcelona

According to numerous reports, an online gambling affiliate convention poker tournament has been shut down by Barcelona police.

Police raided the Hotel Princesa in Barcelona Spain this weekend where the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) poker tournament was taking place.  (see news here)

All gambling equipment was confiscated.  Gambling911.com was also being told that the organizers were detained. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

John McCain’s Gambling Problem: Team May Have Ties to Gambling Industry

As the online gambling industry fights to gain its legal stature in the United States through a challenge waged by the The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, the New York Tim

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

Theo Jorgensen Wins Event #3 of 2008 WSOPE

Danish poker player, Theo Jorgensen, walked away with his WSOP first bracelet and GBP 218,626 ($400,000 USD). Jorgensen's total career tournament winnings so far amount to just under $1.2 million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/27/2008

Irish Poker Masters, Winter Festival 2008 Poker Tournament

Citywest Hotel, Dublin, is where players have a chance to take part in the Irish Winter Festival of Poker 2008 via the Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/27/2008

Doyle Brunson Shows Whose Boss Against Youngster Poker Prodigy

Poker legend Doyle Brunson went up against the youngest World Series of Poker bracelet winner and proved he still has his A Game.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/27/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Hearing Reconvenes October 7

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be in court again October 7 to face off against the online gambling industry.

Kentucky received court permission to seize 141 gambling Web sites' domain names as it tries to put them out of business there. Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said at a press conference that the gambling-friendly state is taking "unprecedented action" against sites that "siphon off money from regulated and legal games," such as the state lottery and thoroughbred racing. Kentucky has lost "tens of millions" to unlicensed gambling, he said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

Poker Players Alliance Submits Amicus Brief in Kentucky Domain Case

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today submitted an amicus brief to the Franklin Circuit Court in Kentuck

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2008

Cake Poker Explodes in Growth Thanks to Sportsbook

For anyone who thinks an Internet sports book can't help to boost players at an online poker room, look no further than Cake Poker. It's relationship with Gambling911.com heavy hitter Sportsbook.com has witnessed this online poker network climb into the Top 10 in just a matter of weeks.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/26/2008

Online Gambling Websites React to Kentucky Action: Change Domain Names

A number of online gambling websites have obtained brand new domain names in the event that the commonwealth of Kentucky gets away with seizing up to 141 such URLs named in a complaint.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

Doyle Brunson vs. Annette Obrestad: T Rex vs. Teenage Prodigy

In one corner is one of the oldest living professional poker players and a true legend, Doyle Brunson.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/26/2008

Bodog Poker Open II Starts Sunday as Customers Wait Months to be Paid

Go to most online poker and sports betting forums, chances are you will find tons of threads discussing how people have been waiting months to get paid by Bodog.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/25/2008

Afghanistan Wins….In World Series of Poker Europe

The second bracelet of the WSOPE was awarded to Sherkhan Farnood Wednesday night, after beating out a bunch of big name pros the likes of Phil Ivey, Jeff Lisandro and chipleader Howard Lederer.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/25/2008

Poker Players Alliance Spends Large Sums on Lobbying Efforts

(Associated Press) The Poker Players Alliance spent $283,000 in the second quarter to lobby in favor of licensed and regulated Internet poker in the U.S., according to a disclosure report filed Jul

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/25/2008

CEO of So-Called Legal Online Poker Room Operating in US Speaks

Jason Kellerman, chief executive officer of Pure Play, a so-called "legal" online poker room based in the USA, will be a featured speaker at

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/25/2008

Breaking News

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

CNBC: No sex, No gambling as China Tightens Rules on Foreign Investment

New rules from Beijing prohibit investments in core military technology and anything that endangers national security, according to a report filed by CNBC Monday.

Nobody Hits Powerball: Now at $650 Million

Nobody Hits Powerball: Now $650 Mil

Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.

Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu Go at it Over Confederate Statutes

Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu Go at it Over Confederate Statutes

Negreanu: "The beliefs that Jews should be killed. Robert E. Lee believed blacks needed to be slaves. Both are vile and evil"