Rep. Joe Barton Wants To Legalize Online Poker

Online poker where real money is at stake is in a legal gray zone in the U.S. It was banned in 2006, but the Justice Department allowed states to determine their own online gambling laws in 2011. Now one lawmaker…

UltimatePoker.com Launched As First Legal Online Poker Site In Nevada

The state of Nevada now has its first legal online poker site since its legalization in February. Online residents of the state (21 and over) may partake. The site is UltimatePoker.com, and is run by “online poker specialists” with over…

Full Tilt Poker Gets License Revoked, Players Still Left Without Refunds

Unfortunately, if you still have money tied up in Full Tilt Poker, the chances of you seeing it any time soon are worse than pulling that case Ace on the river. Three months after their gambling license was suspended, Full…

Full Tilt Poker: A Massive Ponzi Scheme Says U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Preet Bharara didn’t mince words yesterday when he called out former online poker giant Full Tilt Poker. In a statement, Bharara said that “Full Tilt was not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme.…

Analyst Weighs in on New Online Poker Bill, Expresses Optimism

A new Internet gaming bill was recently introduced to the U.S. House that focuses specifically on poker. The Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2011, or H.R.2366, would regulate online poker and would create an interstate licensing program for Internet poker websites.

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…

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…

Online Poker Site DoylesRoom, Others Seized

If you visit popular online poker site DoylesRoom.com, you will see a graphic not unlike the ones we saw on Black Friday, when PokerStars, Full Tilt, and Absolute Poker were taken down by the federal government. The site has been…

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…

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…