All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Poker’

New Online Poker Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives

Are the wheels in motion for a federal overhaul of the online poker business? According to a release from the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative, some members of the house are looking to regulate the game. Today, “influential member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce” Joe Barton introduced the Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening …

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Tobey Maguire, Poker Star, Sued Over Illegal Game

It seems as though there may be two morals to this story: First, when you play for high stakes, make sure you know where your play-partners got their “stakes.” And secondly, just don’t play poker with Tobey Maguire – he’s a shark. According to RadarOnline, Maguire is just one of many Hollywood elite being sued in connection with a extremely …

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Phil Ivey Sues Full Tilt Poker, Sitting Out WSOP

In a move that is bound to loft him even higher in the eyes of his many fans, poker pro Phil Ivey has announced that he is not playing in the World Series of Poker until Full Tilt Poker resolves pay outs to its customers. Ivey, one of poker’s biggest stars and a long time member of “Team Full Tilt,” …

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PokerStars Processing Cashouts, Slowly

Since Black Friday, the online poker world has had two basic concerns – one short term and one long term. The long term concern is about the uncertain future of the game in the United States.  Will online poker ever get the national go-ahead along with federal regulation?  Will state governments butt heads with the federal government on the legality …

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Online Poker Update: Arraignments, Downsizing and Alternatives

Well, it’s been a little over a week since the DOJ brought the hammer down on popular online poker sites PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Full Tilt Poker.  The last 10 days have been filled with concern from amateur and professional players alike, as everyone wonders what the landscape of internet poker in the U.S will look like in the upcoming …

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ESPN Drops Poker Programming

It looks as though the strike against online poker is now beginning to affect professional televised poker as well. According to Bloomberg, the unchallenged American sports authority ESPN is going to remove poker content from its networks. The network, based in Bristol, Connecticut, said this to Bloomberg in an email: “We are aware of the indictment only through what has …

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Playdom (Fresh off Disney Acquisition News) Launches World Series of Poker Facebook App

Playdom has been in the news a lot over the week as Disney announced its agreement to acquire the social gaming company. Today, Playdom announced a partnership with Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment to launch the Official World Series of Poker game on Facebook and other social networks.

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November Nine Set for World Series of Poker

The world of poker is creating a lot of buzz on the Internet with sites like, and hundreds of professional poker players using Twitter almost in real time as they play. For those of you who are poker fans here is a WebProNews poker update:

The World Series of Poker final table in Las Vegas has been set and poker superstar Phil Ivey is still in it..

The final table is as follows:

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Poker Celebrity Phil Hellmuth Takes Down His Drunk Tweets!

Poker superstar Phil (Poker Brat) Hellmuth, who first started twittering December 18th last year has taken to Twitter like it’s his personal diary. Hellmuth is using Twitter as a live outlet to express his frustrations after a losing hand during online poker play so the rail birds at UltimateBet can experience the full flavor of a Hellmuth outburst, just like on ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker. (Follow Phil Hellmuth on Twitter)

Note: Since this article was originally published Wednesday, April 15th, many blogs and news sites were inspired to also run stories on Hellmouth’s drunk tweets. Hellmuth has since taken down his twitter posts, but you can still read them on WebProNews.

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