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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.

Scotty Nguyen, Poker and Booze a Lethal Combination

During the televised WSOP Horse 50K event dedicated to the memory of Chip Reese, poker pro Scotty Nguyen demonstrated an embarrassing lack of sportsmanship.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/25/2008

Why HR 6663 is a Joke, Won’t Pass, and The Poker Community Needs to Wake Up

For anyone in the poker community who believes that HR 6663 - a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Pete Sessions - is good for the online gambling industry, it's worth noting one of the main

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/25/2008

Bodog Fears Mount as Payment Processing Issues Worse Than First Thought

BodogLife.com (formerly Bodog.com), the beleaguered online gambling and poker website, has been having payment processing woes that go beyond what unfortunately has become routine in the industry f

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/24/2008

Poker Players Alliance Announces More Celebrities for Charity Event

Newly announced celebrities for PPA Celebrity Poker Charity Event include Sarah Silverman and will be joining the likes of Ben Affleck and professional poker player Erik Seidel

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2008

Bodog Troubles Loom for Online Gambling, Poker Affiliates

With talks all week that Bodog (www.bodoglife.com) has cut its staff and may possibly be leaving the US market, online gambling affi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Gambling911.com Retains Law Firm to Take on Absolute Poker

In anticipation of a legal threat from Absolute Poker, Gambling911.com has retained the legal services of a powerful Washington, DC firm, one that represents publishers and freelance writers before

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Bodog Lays Off Hundreds of Employees: Claims Not to be Leaving US

BodogLife.com, under intense scrutiny by the US Government, has laid off hundreds of its employees this week, leading to speculation that the online gambling firm will be leaving the US market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Stupid Man on Probation Skips Town and Plays in World Series of Poker

And Scott Henry was told by Recorder Frank Abbot yesterday: "If there was a sentence for stupidity you would be serving life imprisonment."

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/22/2008

Absolute Poker Threatens Legal Action Against Gambling911.com

Gambling911.com, whose founder Christopher Costigan won a landmark case against an online gambling establishment in 2002, disclosed on Wednesday that his website has been threatened with legal acti

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/21/2008

Online Poker Community Sees Some Justice With Indictments

News that an investor in AbsolutePoker.com has been under a sealed indictment in the United States may offer some solace to those demanding indivi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

Costa Rica Sportsbooks Not Helping to Fund iMEGA Efforts

In a disappointing revelation, Gambling911.com has learned that iMEGA (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association) in its legal challenge against the United States and the Unlawfu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

World Poker Tour Could Soon be Delisted From Nasdaq

WPT Enterprises, the parent company of the World Poker Tour, could soon be delisted from Nasdaq.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

Johnny Chan's Poker Room Shuts Down

Johnny Chan's signature poker site, Chan Poker, is no more.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2008

Mike Matusow Blasts Fellow Player During Poker Tournament

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, who is featured in a Globe Magazine article this month by Gambling911.com contributor Thomas Somach related to his past run-in with law enforcement and jail time

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/20/2008

Poker Cheater Found: Just Bought Yacht, Brand New SUV, Mansion

AJ Green (also known as Allan Grimard) has been located in Costa Rica. You might recall that Grimard was implicated in the notorious "Absolute Poker In-House Cheating Scandal".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

Boss Media Assets to be Frozen: Loses Litigation Matter

One of online gambling's most established software providers, Boss Media, has had its assets seized in Malta.

PokerTrillion have been successful in its application to enforce the seizure of the servers from their previous network providers, Boss Media. According to a press release from Poker Trillion, Boss Media will not be able to continue commercial activity or appeal as of September 18th.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

John McCain’s 14 Hour Impulsive Casino Craps Play

The Huffington Post on Monday featured an article on US Republican Presidential candidate John McCain and what they allege is an "impulsive&

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/18/2008

German Player Slays Field to Win Bodog Poker's $250,000 Guaranteed Tournament

History was made on Sunday night at Bodoglife.com when the online poker powerhouse hosted its $250,000 Guaranteed Online Po

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/18/2008

Michael Phelps an Online Poker Player

He broke the record for most gold medals won during a single Olympics, but how good is medalist swimmer Michael Phelps when it comes to online poker?

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/17/2008

Murders Within the Online Gambling Community Especially Brutal

Whether good or bad, individuals associated with the world of online gambling have met some of the most brutal of deaths.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2008

The PPA Will Host Poker Tournament at Democratic Convention

The powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance (PPA) will be hosting a Ben Affleck charity poker tournament during the Democratic Convention according to the website Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/17/2008

The Ultimate Famous Charity Weekend

Join the world's biggest celebrities, rock stars and pros to help end the crisis in Darfur

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2008

More Aruba Poker Classic Prize Packages to be Awarded This Weekend

Our next 50-seat guaranteed tourney on August 16th pays out 50 Aruba Poker Classic prize packages, or more...

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2008

Bad Poker/Porn Dad Pleads Guilty to Felony

Las Vegas poker pro Scott Obst, who was arrested this year for failing to pay more than $150,000 in child support despite banking $400k a year from playing cards and some porn distribution biz he o

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2008

Poker Players Comment on GOP Platform: Demand Protection of Individual Rights

Over 160 poker players from across the nation have posted comments urging the Republican Party to protect individuals' freedom to play poker online. Members of the Poker Players Alliance, the leading poker grassroots advocacy group of over one million members, believe any language in the Republican Platform restricting an individual's right to play poker online violates these principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility - long held tenets of the Republican Party.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/13/2008

Playtech Wins Contract for Italy Online Poker Room: Snai What??

Online gambling software provider Playtech has agreed a licensing deal with Snai, which manages a network of 6,000 betting shops in Italy.

Maurizio Ughi, chairman of Snai, said: 'Having chosen Playtech's portfolio, we are able to offer our customers two poker games, Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha. Our aim is to be the leading player in the Italian market for skill games, as we are for horse racing and sports betting.'

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/13/2008

Everest Poker Revenues Way Up for Parent Company

Everest Poker's parent company GigaMedia's second-quarter results revealed revenues were up 31% on same period last year to US$52.5m, with operating income growing 18% to US$11.9m.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/13/2008

Player Withdraws $1.2 Million Complaint Against PokerStars

A poker player who claimed she was owed $1.2 mil from the world's largest online poker room, PokerStars.com, has withdrawn her complaint this week in an Isle of Man court.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/12/2008

Breaking News

Tobey Maguire a ‘Royal Jerk at Poker Table’, Told Hostess to ‘Bark Like a Seal’

“Molly’s Game”, the new memoire from the so-called “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom, arrived in bookstores Thursday (June 12, 2014) and it’s not without its juicy tidbits blasting the likes of “Spider-Man” actor Tobey Maguire. 

What You Need In Your Home Office For Successful Bookie Business

Bookmaking is a  profession. It is a work just like any other. You need to take it seriously. If you want real benefits, you need to give it credit. This is even if you are working from home.

Bitcoin: The Basics for Online Poker Affiliates

Bitcoin: The Basics for Online Poker Affiliates

Americas Cardroom answers all the important questions concerning the crypto-currency Bitcoin like What is Bitcoin?, Why use Bitcoin? And How does it work?  All this in an effort to encourage online poker affiliates to use Bitcoin for all their transactions with the long established Internet card room.