What Does the New Online Poker Bill Mean for US Poker Players?

This post is brought to you by James Moore To outsiders, the long and slow progress of online gambling regulation in the USA must seem difficult to understand. After all, America has one of the world’s largest gambling industries as…

Poker Tournament Refund Announced By Borgata Casino

Here’s a piece of common sense advice for anyone trying to hide evidence, don’t flush anything down the toilet that will cause a clog. Christian Lusardi was charged with theft and rigging a public contest when the poker player from…

Ryan Riess, MSU Grad, Wins Poker Championship

Ryan Riess, a professional from Las Vegas, has just won the world championship of poker. He won a total of $8.4 million in the main event. The match lasted over 3.5 hours, and he defeated Jay Farber, who was his…

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…

Zynga Launches Real-Money Online Gambling In The UK

Zynga Poker is one of the game developers’ most popular titles, but it still doesn’t provide players with the ability to play with real money. That won’t change for players in the U.S., as online gambling is illegal, but it…

Poker Champ Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Poker player Greg Raymer may have used all of his luck up at the tables. The 48-year-old was caught this week during a prostitution sting in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Raleigh news outlet WRAL is reporting that Raymer was one…

Say, You’re Pretty Good with a Deck of Cards [VIDEO]

I can’t do this, therefore it interests me. Dexterity, concentration, and hand to eye coordination are on full display in this promo video for a speciality deck of “flourishing” cards. Three guys who have clearly mastered the art of card…

The Authentic Poker Experience Comes To iOS

Zynga has become somewhat of a leader in the virtual Poker world with Zynga Poker for iOS. It’s still their most popular game on mobile devices so it makes sense that developers would want to replicate that success. They all…

Real Online Gambling for Zynga Games?

According to Business Insider, Mark Pincus, CEO of social gaming company Zynga, said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom conference, that online gambling and Zynga’s games are a “natural fit.” “I think it’s a good natural fit. I…

Epic Poker League Launching On The Poker Channel

Fans in Europe will soon be able to watch the best Poker players in the world duke it out. Epic Poker League, the new professional poker league that hosted its third Inaugural Season Main Event in Las Vegas last month,…

Online Poker Community Speaks Out Via Social Media, Hopes Lawmakers Will Hear

It’s an interesting time for the poker industry in the U.S. as multiple laws have been introduced to Congress regarding the legalization of the online game. The poker community has been pushing for such legislation for years and is optimistic that some type of action will happen soon.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.