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Shares of Amaya Gaming Group Up 6% on New Jersey Rumors
Unconfirmed rumors have both Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker entering the New Jersey online gaming market in the fall of this year, and this was enough to send shares of Amaya ...
Final Day Approaching For People To File Full Tilt Poker Petitions for Remission
The Garden City Group, Inc. ("GCG") announced via FullTiltPokerClaims.com this week that September 3rd, 2014 will be the last day for all people (regular Full Tilt Poker custo...
"Professional Players" of Full Tilt Poker Given OK To Submit Petitions for Remission By US Government
Earlier this week, the Garden City Group, Inc., which is the company retained by the US government to serve as the Claims Administrator for Full Tilt Poker's forfeited funds, ...
Amaya Shareholders Approve Purchase of Rational Group
Earlier this week, shareholders of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (AYA on the Toronto Stock Exchange) overwhelmingly approved all of the resolutions needed to complete their planned ...
Shares of Amaya Gaming Group Up 14% Following Regulatory Approval
Shares of Amaya Gaming (AYA on the Toronto Stock Exchange) traded up over 14% on Tuesday to close at $29.61 following news that the company had successfully navigated all of t...
Nevada Posts $1 Million+ in Online Poker Revenues in June
Earlier this week, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board Gaming Commission released their Gaming Revenue Report for the month of June.
According to the report,...
Borgata Edges Out Caesars Interactive Entertainment In Slow June For Online Poker in New Jersey
The monthly Internet gross revenue report from New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement was released earlier this week.
The numbers for all of the major pla...
WCOOP Challenge Series Coming To Pokerstars in Early August
Pokerstars revealed earlier today that the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) Challenge Series will be running from August 1st to August 3rd.
888Poker "Reviewing Relationship" With Luis Suarez Following Alleged Bite
888Poker's sponsorship deal with Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could end up being one of the shortest on record following an incident that took place at the World ...
Report: Amaya Gaming Reactivates Talks With New Jersey
According to New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement director David Rebuck, Amaya Gaming and the state have started talks regarding Pokerstars' suspended application to en...
Shares of Bwin.Party Near All-Time Low Following Amaya/Pokerstars Merger
The Amaya Gaming/Pokerstars merger, according to analysts, is likely to be very bad news for the likes of Bwin.Party and others such as 888 Holdings PLC. This likely reality h...
Shares of Amaya Gaming Up 42% Following Purchase of Pokerstars/Full Tilt Poker
Shares of Amaya Gaming Group Inc (traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada) soared on Friday after their deal to purchase the parent company of Rational Group Ltd. (Oldf...
Amaya Gaming To Buy Pokerstars/Full Tilt Poker For $4.9 Billion
It is a momentous day in the online gambling world as Amaya Gaming Group Inc. (AYA on the Toronto Stock Exchange) has inked a deal to acquire Oldford Group Limited, which is t...
Borgata/Partypoker Takes 38.4% Market Share of New Jersey Online Gaming Market in May
The monthly Internet gross revenue report from New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement was released earlier today.
According to the report, the Borgata/Par...
Full Tilt Poker's Traffic Has Fallen Off Sharply Since Relaunch
If you look up the global online poker traffic report on Pokerscout.com (link below), you will see that the top five online poker rooms in the world (by cash game traffic) loo...
SCOOP Kicks Off on Pokerstars on Sunday
The 2014 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) officially gets underway on Pokerstars on Sunday afternoon.
SCOOP 2014 will run from May 4th to May 18th a...
Rational Group Inks Crucial California Deal
In a press release that was circulated earlier today via email, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, along with the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle ...
Pokerstars Releases SCOOP 2014 Schedule
Pokerstars released the schedule for the 2014 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) earlier today.
The tournament series, which will run from May 4-18, w...
Oops! Technical Glitch Creates Massive Overlay in Pokerstars' Sunday Warm-Up
Christmas came early for the 1,204 players in this week's Sunday Warm-Up on Pokerstars, as "technical problems" resulted in a massive overlay of $260,000.
Nevada's Three Online Poker Sites Brought In $824,000 in Revenues in February
Earlier this week, Nevada's State Gaming Control Board released their “Gaming Revenue Report” for the month of February.
For the very first time, Nevada’s Stat...
WSOP.com Partners With The NHL's New York Rangers
A few months after Partypoker inked deals with the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers, WSOP.com has signed a deal of their own with the NHL's New York Rangers.
Full Tilt Poker Reveals Three FTOPS XXV "Mystery Events"
FTOPS XXV (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) is set to run from March 30th to April 13th. Full Tilt Poker will be guaranteeing over $6 million over the course of the 31 event sch...
Full Tilt Poker Introduces "Flipout Tournaments"
Earlier today, Full Tilt Poker formally introduced their "revolutionary Flipout Poker Tournaments". To coincide with the launch, FTP also unveiled details on their upcoming "F...
Delaware's Poker Rake Dips in February
Earlier this week, the Delaware Lottery published their Igaming Net Proceeds report for the month of February.
Delaware's newly opened online gaming market has...
New Jersey Championship of Online Poker Coming in April
According to NorthJersey.com (link below), the "New Jersey Championship of Online Poker" (Aka the NJCOP) will be coming to New Jersey in the second half of April. The series, ...
$10.3 Million in Gross Revenues Generated From New Jersey's Online Gaming Market in February
The February numbers for New Jersey's newly opened online gaming market were released earlier today.
In total, $10,307,086 in Internet gross revenues were repo...
WCOOP Challenge Series Returns to Pokerstars Later This Month
Pokerstars revealed earlier today that they will be hosting their second WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) Challenge Series later this month.
A total ...
Pokerstars Unveils MicroMillions 7 Schedule
Pokerstars revealed the schedule for MicroMillions 7 earlier today.
MicroMillions 7 is going to feature a total guaranteed prize pool of $5 million spread over...
Pokerstars' Sunday Million To Guarantee $8 Million on March 2nd
Pokerstars revealed earlier today that the Sunday Million on March 2nd will have a guaranteed prize pool of $8 million, with the eventual lucky winner of the tournament being ...
RealGaming.com Begins Soft Launch in Nevada
RealGaming.com, which is owned by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, started its soft launch in Nevada earlier this week.
With its launch, RealGaming.com b...
First Online Tournament Series in New Jersey Starts Today
The first online tournament series in the history of online gaming in New Jersey launched today on NJ.Partypoker.com.
The "Pokerfest: Micro Turbo" tournament s...
Party Borgata Continues To Lead New Jersey Market
According to Pokerscout.com (link below), Party Borgata continues to be the clear market share leader of the New Jersey online gaming market, which officially opened for busin...
Full Tilt Poker and Tom Dwan Part Ways
Full Tilt Poker's team of A-list poker players, "The Professionals", is now down to just two people, as Tom Dwan and Full Tilt Poker have parted ways.
Golden Nugget Finally Gets OK To Start Online Gaming Operations in New Jersey
It took a few weeks longer than they initially expected, but Golden Nugget Atlantic City finally received approval to begin their full launch of GoldenNuggetCasino.com in New ...
New Jersey Suspends Review of Pokerstars' Online Gambling License Application For Two Years
Earlier today, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement revealed that they have suspended the review of Pokerstars' online gambling license application for two years.
Report: Party Borgata, WSOP Off To Strong Starts in NJ Market
If you've been around the online poker world for a number of years, you'll know that there was a time when Party Poker was the #1 online poker site in the world.
"Mikey Casino" Wins First Major Sunday Tournament on Borgata/Party Poker
Early last week, New Jersey officially began the "full launch" of legalized and regulated online gaming in their state.
There were a number of "major" tourname...
$10 Million WCOOP Challenge Series Coming to Pokerstars in December
Earlier this week, Pokerstars revealed details of their "December Festival".
The "Pokerstars December Festival", which officially kicks off on December 1st, fe...
FTOPS XXIV Kicks Off on Full Tilt Poker
FTOPS XXIV kicked off on Full Tilt Poker earlier today with two events - Event #1 ($200 + $15 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry) and Event #2 ($1,000 + $50 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max).
Sheldon Adelson: Online Gambling "Suicidal" For US Casino Industry
The Washington Post revealed earlier this week that Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands and one of the world's richest men, was going to be spearheading a...
New Jersey Soft Launch To Begin on Thursday
On Thursday morning, the "soft launch" of the New Jersey online gaming market is officially set to begin.
Select patrons have been invited to participate in so...
Another Week Passes, Still No Transactional Waiver for Pokerstars in New Jersey Market
Another week has passed and Pokerstars still has not received a transactional waiver to enter the opening New Jersey online gaming market.
The New Jersey Divis...
Important Deadline for Former US Full Tilt Poker Customers Approaches
Former customers of Full Tilt Poker who still reside in the United States should take note - the deadline to submit a Petition for Remission to recover your trapped balance is...
Pokerstars Has Not Received New Jersey Gaming Approval - Yet
Earlier today, the state of New Jersey released a list of "Internet gaming" companies who have acquired transactional waivers. According to New Jersey officials, companies who...
MicroMillions 6 Schedule Released By Pokerstars
Earlier this week, Pokerstars released the schedule for the sixth edition of the MicroMillions tournament series.
MicroMillions 6 will run from November 14-24 ...
Online Gaming To Officially Launch in New Jersey on November 26th
It's official - online gaming will officially launch in New Jersey on November 26th at 9 am.
According to reports, a letter has been sent out to Atlantic City c...
Pokerstars: Big Plans For New Jersey - If We Get a License
Earlier this week, Pokerstars revealed some of the initiatives that they are planning for the New Jersey market, should they receive a license to operate within the state.
2,133 Players Turn Out For WCOOP 2013 Main Event
The 2013 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) main event got underway on Pokerstars earlier today.
The event featured a total buy-in of $5,200 and a guar...
$10 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool for 2014 PCA Main Event
Pokerstars revealed earlier today that the 2014 PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) main event will have a total guaranteed prize pool of $10 million.
WSOP.com To Officially Launch Their Real Money Poker Offering in Nevada on Thursday
WSOP.com will be officially launching their real money online poker offering to residents of Nevada, as well as visitors to the state, on Thursday, September 19th.
"Itahaschi" Takes Down FTOPS XXIII Main Event
The 23rd edition of the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) wrapped up on Full Tilt Poker yesterday, with "Itahaschi" taking down the main event for over $270k.
Full Tilt Poker Claims Process To Start September 16th
The Garden City Group, Inc. ("GCG") announced earlier this week that the Full Tilt Poker claims process will officially begin on September 16th, 2013.
Official WCOOP 2013 Schedule Released
Earlier this week, Pokerstars released the finalized version of the 2013 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) schedule.
This year's WCOOP will feature a ...
Station Casinos: Ultimate Poker Has "Exceeded" Expectations So Far
Station Casinos LLC, owner of such casinos as the Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino and Boulder Station, reported their Q2 earnings earlier today.
The company, wh...
FTOPS XXIII Kicks Off on Full Tilt Poker
The thirteenth edition of the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) kicked off on FTP yesterday. The series, which runs through August 18th, will feature a total of 39 events,...
Garden City Group Updates The State of Full Tilt Poker Claims Process
US-based customers of Full Tilt Poker have been waiting to receive their balances from the company since April 15th, 2011. Finally, after over two years of waiting, there appe...
Full Tilt Poker Signs More Players, "durrrr Challenge" Set To Resume and More
1. Full Tilt Poker Signs More "Tour Ambassadors".
Last week, Full Tilt Poker announced the signing of four players (Martins Adeniya, Dermot Blain, Ben Jenkins ...
59,123 Players Turn Out For MicroMillions 5 Main Event on Pokerstars
MicroMillions 5, which Pokerstars bills as "low-stakes poker's biggest tournament festival", is set to wrap up later today.
A total of 100 low buy-in events co...
Zynga Ditches Plans For Real Money Gaming in the United States
Zynga, operator of social games such as Farmville, Words with Friends and Zynga Poker, announced in their second quarter earnings report that they will no longer be pursuing a...
Full Tilt Poker Inks Four Players To Sponsorship Deals
According to Pokernews.com (link below), Full Tilt Poker has signed sponsorship deals with four new players.
Martins Adeniya, Dermot Blain, Ben Jenkins and Sin...
Pokerstars Inks Deal With Resorts Casino Hotel To Gain Entry Into New Jersey's Online Gaming Market
Pokerstars announced details of their Plan B to gain entrance in New Jersey's opening online gaming market on Wednesday, as the world's largest online poker site revealed that...
Pokerstars Reveals Details of MicroMillions 5
Details of Pokerstars' MicroMillion 5 "festival" were revealed by the world's largest online poker site earlier today.
The tournament series, which will run fr...
Pokerstars Breaks Record For Largest Ever Poker Tournament - Again
Pokerstars has done it again - they've broken their own world record for hosting the largest ever poker tournament.
A total of 225,000 players from all over th...
100 Billionth Hand Dealt on Pokerstars
Nearly 12 years after the company was launched in 2001, Pokerstars has dealt its 100 billionth hand.
Over the past 12 years, Pokerstars has endured its share o...
Pokerstars is Looking To Break Their Own World Record on June 16th
As part of their 100 Billion Hands celebration, Pokerstars is hosting yet another "World Record Tournament" on June 16th.
Pokerstars currently holds the record...
SCOOP 2013 Finishes With Total Prize Pool of Over $75 Million
The final numbers are in, and the 2013 edition of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has officially finished with a total prize pool of $75,585,305.05, making it ...
SCOOP Main Event Set To Take Place Later Today
The 2013 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) is set to take place on Pokerstars later today.
The event, which officially gets underway at 14:30 ET, is ...
Ultimate Poker Becomes First Company To Offer Real Money Online Poker in the State of Nevada
Ultimate Poker (www.ultimatepoker.com) officially became the first site to offer real money online gaming to people in the state of Nevada earlier today. The site, which offic...
888 CEO: We Should Be Live in Nevada By This Summer
According to 888 Holdings Plc CEO Brian Mattingley, the company is expecting to launch their online poker product in Nevada by this summer.
According to Mattin...
MiniFTOPS XXII Gets Underway on Full Tilt Poker
The MiniFTOPS XXII, which features more than $4 million in total guaranteed prize money, got underway on Full Tilt Poker earlier today.
The MiniFTOPS features ...
Pokerstars Releases Final SCOOP 2013 Schedule
The final version of the SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) 2013 schedule was released by Pokerstars earlier this week.
Pokerstars is guaranteeing a t...
Zynga Shares Rally Following Launch of Real Money Gaming Sites
Shares of Zynga jumped nearly 15% on Wednesday after it was revealed that the company will be launching ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino later in the week.
Preliminary 2013 SCOOP Schedule Released by Pokerstars
Pokerstars has released their "first draft" of the schedule for the 2013 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker).
This year's edition of the SCOOP will run...
Pokerstars Launching Two New Games This Week
As part of their Omaha Week (March 25-31) promotion, Pokerstars has revealed that they will soon be introducing two new Omaha variations to their list of game offerings.
"Team Pokerstars" Easily Beats "The Professionals" in Heads-Up Challenge
A little bit of playful needling between Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu turned into a heads-up showdown that involved six of the top poker players in the world.
49,287 Players Turn Out For 7th Anniversary of Sunday Million
49,287 players ended up turning out for the 7th Anniversary of the Sunday Million on Pokerstars, making it one of the largest Sunday Million fields in the history of the site....
FTOPS XXII Schedule Released
Full Tilt Poker released the schedules for FTOPS XXII and MiniFTOPS XXII earlier this week.
FTOPS XXII, which will be the second FTOPS held since Pokerstars pu...
Patrik Antonius Makes His Return To Full Tilt Poker
Former "Team Full Tilt" member Patrik Antonius returned to Full Tilt Poker earlier this week, marking the first time that Antonius has made an appearance on the site since Ful...
Yann "yadio1111" Dion Wins FTOPS XXI Main Event
Yann "yadio1111" Dion took down the FTOPS XXI main event on Full Tilt Poker earlier this morning, taking home $453,229.40 after cutting a deal with "CSWAMI".
"Durrrr" Loses, 500+ Entries For Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic and More
1. "Durrrr" Loses.
According to HighStakesDB.com (link below), Tom "durrrr" Dwan managed to lose nearly $800k on Full Tilt Poker in the first three days of Dec...
Full Tilt Poker Traffic Down 40% Since Relaunch
According to Pokerscout.com (link below), Full Tilt Poker's traffic is down over 40% since the company relaunched on November 6th.
Given the hype surrounding F...
DoJ Provides Update Re: Repayment of US Full Tilt Players
Full Tilt Poker's US players have been waiting for some kind of news regarding their player balances for months now.
As part of their settlement deal with the ...
"The Professionals" Have All Lost Money on Full Tilt Poker 2.0
Gus Hansen. Tom "durrrr" Dwan. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.
These are the three men that were chosen to represent Full Tilt Poker 2.0. Hansen, Dwan and Blom are col...
Strong Turnout For First Major Sunday Tournament on Full Tilt Poker 2.0
Full Tilt Poker 2.0 capped off a solid first week with a strong showing for its first major Sunday tournament.
Full Tilt Poker officially relaunched on Novembe...
Full Tilt Poker: The Second Largest Online Poker Room Once Again
That didn't take long.
According to Pokerscout.com (link below), Full Tilt Poker is once again the second largest online poker room in the world.
Full Tilt Poker Releases FTOPS XXI Schedule
Earlier today, Full Tilt Poker released the schedules for both FTOPS XXI and MiniFTOPS XXI. FTOPS XXI will run from December 2nd to December 16th, while MiniFTOPS XXI will run...
Real Money Games Now Live on Full Tilt Poker
Real money games went live on Full Tilt Poker earlier today, officially marking the beginning of Full Tilt Poker 2.0.
With the official launch of Full Tilt Pok...
Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates Wins All-Star Showdown on Pokerstars
Daniel "wooki3z." Cates beat Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky earlier today to take down the first ever All-Star Showdown on Pokerstars. Cates took home $550,000 for his victory, while "...
Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky Earns Spot in All-Star Showdown Final
Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky defeated Isaac Haxton earlier this morning to earn himself a spot in the "All-Star Showdown" final on Pokerstars. "Sauce123" will face the winner of Phil...
Play Money Games Now Running on Full Tilt Poker
In June of 2011, the AGCC pulled the plug (literally) on Full Tilt Poker.
Over the next 14 months, the poker world closely followed the unfolding saga while wo...
Full Tilt Poker Update: Play Money Games Open Next Week, Asset Conversion Emails Being Sent Out
The countdown clock on FullTiltPoker.com now reads "10 Days to Launch". In less than two weeks, Full Tilt Poker 2.0 will re-open to most of the world.
Zynga Inks Deal with PartyGaming, Full Tilt Poker Ads Hitting TV and More
1. Zynga Inks Deal With PartyGaming.
Zynga, the much-maligned social gaming company that has basically gone straight into the toilet since going public, is up ...
Full Tilt Poker Signs Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom
Full Tilt Poker revealed earlier today that they have signed Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom to deals. Dwan and Blom will join Gus Hansen as Full Tilt Poker ambas...
New Rewards Program Coming To Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker's poker room manager, Shyam Markus, revealed earlier today that a new unified rewards program will be introduced on Full Tilt Poker when the site relaunched in...
FTOPS To Return on December 2nd
According to Full Tilt Poker's recently updated web site, there are just 29 days until the site relaunches.
Early last week, Full Tilt Poker revealed that Gus ...
Full Tilt Poker's Relaunch Less Than One Month Away
Less than one month from today, Full Tilt Poker (now owned by Pokerstars) will re-open its doors to the public. Cards will be dealt within the next month, and people outside o...
Gus Hansen: The New Face of Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker 2.0 revealed earlier today that the new "face of Full Tilt Poker" will be none other than Gus Hansen.
A press release was circulated earlier to...
Repayment Plans for Full Tilt Poker's RoW Players Revealed
Earlier today, Pokerstars circulated a press release in which they outlined their plans for the repayment of Full Tilt Poker's RoW ("Rest of World") players.
Pokerstars Starts Collecting, Last Lederer Video and More
1. Collection Time. Part of Pokerstars' deal with the US Department of Justice called for the transferring of Full Tilt Poker's assets to Pokerstars.
Lederer Files: Howard Blasts Ivey, Lindgren, Juanda, Gordon and Others
Pokernews.com continues to release half hour snippets of the interview that they conducted with Howard Lederer. Lederer and Pokernews.com sat down for a lengthy (seven hours) ...
Full Tilt Poker Continues to Prepare For Relaunch
Earlier today, a number of people reported on 2+2 (link below) and Twitter that they had been contacted by Full Tilt Poker for the purposes of verifying their accounts.
Full Tilt Poker is Hiring
Rational FT Services (Ireland) Ltd., which "provides comprehensive services for the Full Tilt Poker gaming platform and its operations", is currently looking to fill a number ...
Full Tilt Poker Within Two Months of Relaunch
It's been relatively quiet on the Full Tilt Poker front over the past few weeks as the company prepares for their relaunch this fall.
Many details about the co...
First Five WCOOP Events Easily Surpass Their Guarantees
The first five events of this year's WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) have gotten underway, with all five events easily surpassing their guarantees.
2012 WCOOP Gets Underway This Sunday
The 2012 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) officially kicks off this Sunday on Pokerstars.
This year's WCOOP will feature a total of 65 events and a g...
South Point Poker, Two Others Approved For Nevada Online Poker Licenses
Earlier today, the Nevada Gaming Commission gave its approval to three companies for real-money online poker licenses.
South Point Poker LLC received the first...
The Final "Superstar Showdown" Numbers
Now that Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Pokerstars have officially parted ways, the "Superstar Showdown" has come to an end.
Shortly after inking a sponsorship dea...
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Pokerstars Part Ways
According to Pokernews.com (link below), Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is no longer a member of "Team Pokerstars Pro".
According to the article, Pokerstars has confir...
Ferguson, Lederer Finally Removed From Full Tilt Poker Web Site
Earlier this month, Pokerstars shipped the US government $225 million as part of their settlement deal.
With that payment, the settlement between the two sides...
Pokerstars Officially Closes Deal With US Department of Justice
After months and months of waiting, the countdown to the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker is officially on.
Earlier today, Lee Jones of Pokerstars took to the TwoPl...
Real Money Online Poker in Nevada By October?
Real money online poker in Nevada moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday after South Point Poker (South Poker Point LLC) received tentative approval for an operator's l...
PS/FTP: If You're Banned Or Self-Excluded On One Site, You Will Probably Be Banned Or Excluded On The Other As Well
Lee Jones of Pokerstars has been slowly adding to a FAQ on TwoPlusTwo.com (link below) since Pokerstars announced their settlement with the US Department of Justice last week....
Bwin.Party Slides Following PS/FTP Settlement
Nearly six years ago, Bwin.Party (formerly PartyGaming) pulled out of the United States shortly after the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006) was signed...
Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker Enter Into Settlement With US Government
"Black Friday". June 29th. The Phil Ivey lawsuit. The Groupe Bernard Tapie deal.
All of that is behind the poker community now, as Pokerstars and Full Tilt Pok...
The Wait Continues
Monday came and went without an announcement regarding the fate of the rumored Pokerstars/Full Tilt Poker/Department of Justice deal.
US players have been wait...
Pokerstars/Full Tilt Poker Announcement This Monday?
Is the Full Tilt Poker saga finally about to end?
It appeared earlier today that another Friday would pass without any news regarding the rumored Pokerstars/Ful...
News: WCOOP 2012 Schedule Released and WSOP Main Event Final Table Betting Odds Now Available
1. Pokerstars releases 2012 WCOOP Schedule.
Earlier today, Pokerstars announced via their blog that they have released their "working schedule" for the 2012 WC...
PS/FTP: Rumors Circulated, Rumors Dispelled
On April 24th, Groupe Bernard Tapie pulled out of their proposed deal to purchase Full Tilt Poker, citing "legal complications" and a "surprise demand made in the 11th hour" b...
Ray Bitar Arrested By US Authorities
Ray Bitar, CEO of Full Tilt Poker, has been arrested by US law enforcement agents.
Bitar travelled to New York to voluntarily surrender and was reportedly arre...
Pokerstars Inks Rafa Nadal To Deal
Earlier today, Pokerstars formally announced that Rafael "Rafa" Nadal has officially signed on to become the newest member of "Team Pokerstars SportStars".
Weekend Update: Antonius Signs New Deal, Seidel in Contention For Ninth Bracelet and More
1. Patrik Antonius Signs Deal with iGame.com.
Patrik Antonius is the new face of the recently launched iGame.com, as the former "Team Full Tilt" member has sig...
Spanish Poker Rooms Now Online, High Stakes Results Since FTP Went Offline and More
1. Spanish Online Poker Rooms Go Live.
Regulated online gaming in Spain is finally here.
Earlier today, Pokerstars.es, PartyPoker.es and others...
Over $65 Million Dished Out at SCOOP 2012
The final numbers for SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) 2012 are in.
According to Pokerstars, $65,332,179 in total prize money was paid out in this y...
Zoom Poker: 300 Million Hands and Counting
Earlier today it was revealed that Pokerstars has officially taken the beta tag off of their "Zoom Poker" product after months of beta testing.
Shaun Deeb Wins His Second SCOOP Bracelet of 2012
The 2012 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) has already produced two multiple bracelet winners despite the fact that the series is only about halfway to completion. <...
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Wins Two SCOOP Bracelets
A very big year for Viktor "Isildur1" Blom has gotten even bigger after the Swedish phenom took down two SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) events - one yesterday, an...
2012 SCOOP Off To Strong Start on Pokerstars
The 2012 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars is off to a strong start, with all 15 of the tournaments that have gotten underway so far easily besting the...
Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu vs "rUaBot" Kicks Off "Limit Hold'em Challenge" on Pokerstars This Weekend
Pokerstars' "Superstar Showdown" (which features Viktor "Isildur1" Blom) has been a big hit on Pokerstars, drawing tens of thousands of eyeballs from all across the world when...
Leaked Tapie Email Reveals Last Minute Attempt to Salvage His Online Poker Dream
A recently leaked email from Laurent Tapie (courtesy of DiamondFlushPoker.com, link below) reveals his last minute attempts to salvage his dream of running an online poker roo...
Is Buying Full Tilt Poker a "Bad Deal" for Pokerstars?
As you have almost surely heard by now, Pokerstars is rumored to be in negotiations with the US Department of Justice to both purchase Full Tilt Poker and settle with the US g...
Groupe Bernard Tapie Withdraws AGCC License Application
Earlier today, the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) announced that the Category 2 eGambling license application for Orinic Limited has been officially withdrawn.
Full Tilt Poker: Tapie Out, Pokerstars To Buy?
There has not been any official confirmation as of yet, but the rumor mill says that Pokerstars is set to buy rival Full Tilt Poker in a shocking turn of events.
Weekend News Update: "ElkY" Wins, "Jungleman" on Full Tilt Poker and More
1. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Wins Fourth High Roller Event.
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier won the fourth "High Roller" event of his career this weekend after t...
AGCC To Hold Public Hearing Re: Full Tilt Poker License
Earlier today, the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) published a public notice regarding the license application of Orinic Limited.
It's important to...
Pokerstars Profiles Removed From PokerTableRatings
If you head over to PokerTableRatings.com and try to access a Pokerstars player profile (such as "Ilari FIN", for instance), you will be greeted with this message:
Plenty of New Full Tilt Poker Developments
There have been plenty of new developments on the Full Tilt Poker front over the past couple of days, including:
1) Signs of life on Fulltiltpoker.com. Many peo...
Pokerstars Continues to Dominate One Year After "Black Friday"
It's hard to believe that it's been one full year since the US Department of Justice brought the hammer down on Full Tilt Poker, Pokerstars and UB/AP.
GSP Signs With 888 Poker, More FTP Job Openings, Draftday and More
1. GSP Signs With 888 Poker.
Current UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (aka "GSP") has reportedly inked a one year contract with 888.
Pokerstars Releases Finalized 2012 SCOOP Schedule
Pokerstars released the finalized version of the 2012 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) schedule earlier today.
This year's SCOOP will have a total o...
Pocket Kings Ltd is Apparently Hiring
Pocket Kings Ltd, which "provides Technology and Marketing consulting services to the online poker industry and one of the fast growing online poker sites, Full Tilt Poker" (t...
"Isildur1" Finishes Haxton, Wins $500,000
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom finally exacted his revenge on Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton earlier today after winning the "Superstar Showdown" for a total of $500,000.
Sportingbet Looking to Re-Enter the US Market
Add Sportingbet to the growing list of companies that are interested in servicing an opening US market (if only one state for now).
According to the London Eve...
Full Tilt Poker: Chatter Turns Very Positive, Still No Official Word On a Deal
Full Tilt Poker has now been closed for nearly nine months. On June 29th, 2011, the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) pulled the plug on Full Tilt Poker (the world's...
Preliminary 2012 SCOOP Schedule Released by Pokerstars
Earlier today, Pokerstars released the preliminary schedule for the 2012 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker). The schedule may still be tinkered with a bit, as Pokerst...
More Networks Jumping on the "Fast Deal" Bandwagon
With Full Tilt Poker and their "Rush Poker" product continuing to languish on the sidelines, other poker networks are rushing to introduce their own "fast deal" poker products...
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Beats Andrew "Kanu7" Millar in "Superstar Showdown"
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom bested Andrew "Kanu7" Millar in the "Superstar Showdown" earlier today after posting a profit of over $37,000.
Blom's win runs his lifet...
Weekend Update: Full Tilt Poker, Superstar Showdown and More
1. Full Tilt Poker.
There was another round of hopeful articles published earlier this week regarding the Full Tilt Poker situation.
Pokerstars: "Zoom" Poker Real-Money Public Beta Expected This Week
Earlier this week, during a "Pokerstars Roundtable" on 2+2 (link below), Pokerstars Rep Lee Jones revealed that the site is expected to launch a "real-money beta to the public...
Isaac Haxton Wins "Superstar Showdown" Match Against "Isildur1"
Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton dug out of a $100k+ hole to win his "Superstar Showdown" rematch against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom earlier today.
The match between Ha...
"Isildur1" vs Isaac Haxton "Superstar Showdown" Match Suspended Due to Weather
After a lengthy hiatus (the last match was played in July of 2011), the "Superstar Showdown" returned to Pokerstars yesterday with a match between Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and I...
Bwin.Party Applies For Nevada Internet Gaming License
On October 2nd, 2006, PartyGaming (now known as Bwin.Party) announced that they would be suspending “all real money gaming business with US customers” following the passage of...
"Superstar Showdown" Returns To Pokerstars This Sunday
After a long hiatus, the "Superstar Showdown" will be returning to Pokerstars this weekend.
In case you don't remember, the "Superstar Showdown" pits Viktor "I...
Fast-Paced Poker: Coming Everywhere
According to PokerUpdate.com (link below), “huge brands” in the online poker industry are set to launch their own versions of “Rush Poker” in the coming weeks and months.
Yet Another Full Tilt Poker Update
For those of you who still care, Groupe Bernard Tapie lawyer Behnam Dayanim provided another "update" to the Full Tilt Poker situation earlier today via PokerStrategy.com (lin...
"Zoom Poker" - Coming Soon to Pokerstars
"Rush Poker" was a wildly successful innovation that generated mountains of rake for Full Tilt Poker.
When Full Tilt Poker shut its doors in June of 2011, many...
Pokerstars Launches Pokerstars.EU
Last week, the world's largest online poker room, Pokerstars, was approved for a Malta Remote Gaming License.
Earlier today, Pokerstars announced that they were...
Lawrence Tapie Confirms $16.5 Million in Pro Player Debts to Full Tilt Poker
In an interview with IgamingFrance.com (link below) released yesterday, Lawrence Tapie of Groupe Bernard Tapie confirmed the existence of $16.5 million in outstanding professi...
Groupe Bernard Tapie Lawyer: Outstanding Player Debts To FTP Need to Be Paid Back
Groupe Bernard Tapie went on the offensive earlier today, informing a number of major poker media sites (Pokerlistings, etc) that outstanding debts to Full Tilt Poker, from th...
Pokerstars Scores Big With Inaugural TCOOP
The inaugural TCOOP (Turbo Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars came to a close yesterday, with big turnouts helping to propel the tournament prize pool to nearly doubl...
Around the Web: Full Tilt Poker News
Plenty of interesting Full Tilt Poker related articles have been published today, including:
1. "Tapie edges closer to Full Tilt completion".
First Pokerstars TCOOP Event Kicks Off Later Today
First it was the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker). Then it was the SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker). Now it's the TCOOP (Turbo Championship of Online Poke...
PCA Main Event Update, Connecticut Governor on Online Poker and More
1. PCA Main Event Update.
Three full days of the PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) main event have now been completed, with 64 of the original 1,072 entrant...
New Year's News Update: The Latest on Full Tilt, Traffic Winners/Losers and More
2011 was the most chaotic year in the online poker industry since the UIGEA was passed into law in the fall of 2006. 2012 is set to be another interesting year, with Full Tilt...
Bwin.Party Soars After DoJ's Wire Act Revelation
It was a very good day for Bwin.Party (parent company of Party Poker) today, as shares of the company soared nearly 23% on the London Stock Exchange.
Pokerstars 10th Anniversary Sunday Million Field Easily Surpasses 50,000 Players
Was there ever any doubt?
Pokerstars is holding their 10th Anniversary Sunday Million tournament today, and the turnout so far has been MASSIVE.
Joe Hachem No Longer With Pokerstars
Pokerstars revealed earlier this morning that they have agreed to part ways with Joe Hachem.
According to a press release that was circulated by the site, Hach...
Full Tilt Poker and Groupe Bernard Tapie Reach Deal
According to Subject: Poker (link below), Full Tilt Poker and Groupe Bernard Tapie have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of the poker site's assets to the US Depart...
Bodog Rebrands As Bovada For US Players
According to Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, Bodog is not an online poker room or an online casino - instead, Bodog is a brand.
Earlier today, the Bodog brand pulle...
Pokerstars World Record Tournament: 177,000 Entrants and Counting
If you were thinking about playing in the $250,000 Guaranteed World Record tournament on Pokerstars tomorrow, you might want to enter the event right now.
Groupe Bernard Tapie and Full Tilt Poker Meet To Talk Deal
Groupe Bernard Tapie and Full Tilt Poker are currently meeting to discuss the details of a potential deal.
After the two sides have agreed to the framework of ...
Phil Ivey Resurfaces at the APPT Macau Main Event
The 2011 Pokerstars.net APPT Macau Main Event got underway earlier today.
A total of 269 players turned out for Day 1a of the event, including one very notable ...
Report: GBT/DoJ Deal Allows for the Possibility of Full Tilt Poker Re-Entry into US Marketplace If Legalization/Regulation Occurs
According to a report posted on ESPN.com titled "Lawyers: FTP deal nearly done", Full Tilt Poker will be able to apply for a license when and if online poker is legalized and ...
What's Next for Groupe Bernard Tapie and Full Tilt Poker?
A deal between Groupe Bernard Tapie and the Department of Justice has been finalized and agreed to by both parties, but a great deal of work remains to be done before Full Til...
Done Deal - GBT Buys Full Tilt Poker
According to Yahoo! Finance (Via CNNMoney.com), Groupe Bernard Tapie has signed a deal to purchase Full Tilt Poker.
According to the article, "GBT has agreed t...
Will Groupe Bernard Tapie Sign "Final Agreement" This Week?
In early November, Laurent Tapie confirmed that a "tentative agreement" between Groupe Bernard Tapie and the US Department of Justice had been reached.
At the ...
WSJ: Groupe Bernard Tapie Agreement with DoJ Close, Issues Remain
According to an article just posted on the Wall Street Journal's website, Groupe Bernard Tapie and the US Department of Justice have not yet completed a deal, but a settlement...
Laurent Tapie: Final Agreement Should Be Signed by Mid-November
In an interview with Igamingfrance.com (link below), Laurent Tapie confirmed that a "tentative agreement" between Groupe Bernard Tapie and the US Department of Justice had bee...
Groupe Bernard Tapie and DoJ Reportedly Reach Deal
According to a report from Subject: Poker (link below), Groupe Bernard Tapie and the US DoJ (Department of Justice) have reportedly "reached a deal in principle" regarding Ful...
Bwin.Party Inks Deal with MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming
MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming announced earlier today that they are joining Bwin.party (home of Party Poker) to create a company should online gambling legislation...
Absolute Poker/UB To Liquidate?
The KGC (Kahnawake Gaming Commission) issued a press release earlier today titled "Absolute Poker/UB.com".
According to the press release, Blanca Games Inc., op...
Pocket Kings Lays Off 180 Workers
According to Irishtimes.com, up to 180 workers at Pocket Kings (subsidiary of Full Tilt Poker) are in the process of being let go from the company.
Report: Groupe Bernard Tapie Hires Lawyer Who Negotiated Party Poker, Neteller Settlements With DoJ
According to a recently released report on Gaming Intelligence (link below), Groupe Bernard Tapie has hired the same lawyer who negotiated the Party Poker/DoJ and Neteller/DoJ...
What's Next in the Full Tilt Poker Saga?
Just a day after the AGCC revealed that they were terminating three of Full Tilt Poker's licenses, Groupe Bernard Tapie and Full Tilt announced that they had signed an acquisi...
Full Tilt Poker and Groupe Bernard Tapie Sign Acquisition Agreement
The rollercoaster ride continues.
Just one day after the AGCC announced the termination of three Full Tilt Poker licenses, the besieged online poker company an...
AGCC Revokes Three Full Tilt Poker Licenses
The last minute plea by Jeff Ifrah didn't work.
Earlier today, the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) released a press statement in which they announc...
Full Tilt Rumor Mill Continue To Churn
The Twitterverse exploded on Monday when Adam Schwartz, host of PokerCast on TwoPlusTwo, posted this on Twitter:
"Heard a rumor the the FTP sale to the French ...
Your Daily Full Tilt Poker Update
It's now been over a week since Full Tilt Poker's hearing officially got underway in London, and we still have not heard from the AGCC.
Full Tilt Poker attorne...
1,627 Players Turn Out for WCOOP Main Event
The final event of the 2011 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) got underway on Pokerstars earlier today.
A total of 1,627 players ended up turning out ...
The Full Tilt Poker Hearing Rolls On
It now appears that the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) won't be rendering their decision re: Full Tilt Poker until early next week (at the earliest).
Poker World Awaits AGCC Decision
It's currently 8:10 pm in London.
Many people (including myself) thought that the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) would have rendered their decisio...
Full Tilt Deal in the Works?
Is a miracle about to take place, or is this just going to be more disappointment for Full Tilt Poker's customers?
This story has been rapidly evolving througho...
Full Tilt Poker Hearing Concludes; Company Awaiting Decision from AGCC
The two day Full Tilt Poker hearing in London has reportedly come to an end. The company is now awaiting a decision from the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission).
DoJ Alleges That Full Tilt Poker Was a Massive Ponzi Scheme
Earlier today, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) released an amended "Black Friday" civil complaint. Howard Lederer, Rafe Furst and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson were all added to t...
Full Tilt Poker Hearing Set To Continue on Tuesday
It's now a little after 7:30 pm in London, which means that the first day of the Full Tilt Poker hearing has now drawn to a close.
Today's hearing was held "in...
Resumption of Full Tilt Poker Hearing Just Hours Away
The AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) is set to resume the Full Tilt Poker hearing in just a few hours (9 am London time).
The hearing is set to be h...
"Team Pokerstars Pro" Continues To Change Post-"Black Friday"
After "Black Friday" took place, the demand for sponsorship deals for US-based players fell through the floor. People rightly figured that sites such as Pokerstars and Full Ti...
New Statements Released By Full Tilt Poker, AGCC
Earlier this morning, new statements were released by both Full Tilt Poker and the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission). Here they are:
First, the Full T...
Full Tilt Poker Hearing Set to Resume on September 19th
According to the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission), the Full Tilt Poker hearing is set to resume on Monday, September 19th.
The hearing will take pla...
WCOOP Gets Off To a Strong Start
The 2011 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) kicked off on Pokerstars earlier today.
The first day of the 2011 WCOOP featured a total of three events, a...
2011 WCOOP Gets Underway on Sunday
The 2011 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) is set to get underway on Pokerstars in just over 30 hours.
The first event, which is a $215 NL Hold'em (6-...
Bwin.Party Shares Up Over 7% After Earnings Report
Shares of Bwin.Party closed the day up 7.41% after the online gaming company reported their first half earnings.
Shares rose after Bwin.Party reported first hal...
Full Tilt Poker Releases Statement
Here is the latest statement from Full Tilt Poker, released earlier tonight:
"As is obvious from the events that have transpired since April 15th, Full Tilt Pok...
Poker World Awaiting Expected Statements from Full Tilt Poker
With the resumption of the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) set for no later than September 15th, and with no company-saving investor having been secured as of yet,...
Daniel Negreanu Returns to Online Action
After "Black Friday" took place back in April, many poker players found that their ability to make money online (and make their livings online) had suddenly been taken away fr...
Full Tilt Poker Situation Looking Very Bleak
It's looking pretty grim for Full Tilt Poker.
Late last night, Pocket Kings Ltd. circulated a press release in which they revealed that their search for an inv...
Full Tilt Poker Releases Statement
Just a few moments ago, Full Tilt Poker released an "exclusive" statement to Pokernews.com. Here it is:
"Dublin, Ireland (August 22, 2011) - On August 16, Irish...
Bwin.party Rumors, Gabe Kaplan Gives Some Back and More
1. Wynn / Bwin.party Rumors.
Rumors circulated earlier this week that Bwin.party might get purchased and that Wynn Resorts could be a "potential aggressor".
Rumored Layoffs at Full Tilt Poker
Multiple reports have surfaced over the past couple of days that claim that Full Tilt Poker has laid off a number of their workers.
Wicked Chops (link below) c...
Full Tilt Poker Pays Overdue License Fees to the AGCC
At the Full Tilt Poker hearing that was held by the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) last week in London, it was revealed that FTP owed the AGCC around 250k pounds ...
Bwin.party Shares Reach New Lows Despite "Black Friday"
It's now been over 3 1/2 months since "Black Friday".
During that time, the online poker industry has undergone a seismic shift. Full Tilt Poker is currently c...
Mike Matusow Talks Full Tilt Poker on Quadjacks
Over the past few days, Mike Matusow has logged a large number of hours being interviewed by the people behind Quadjacks.com.
Matusow conducted a lengthy inter...
Friday Night News: Ivey/Benyamine Revelations, Poker After Dark and More
1. Ivey/Benyamine Revelations.
Subject: Poker (link below) published a very interesting article earlier today titled "FTP's Financial Relationship with Two Pros...
Full Tilt Poker Meeting Adjourned until "No Later" Than September 15th
Surprise! Players with funds locked up on Full Tilt Poker are going to have to wait even longer to find out whether or not they will ever be able to retrieve their money from ...
Full Tilt Poker Hearing Set For Tuesday
Full Tilt Poker's operations came to a crashing halt on June 29th after the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) chose to suspend the online poker site's various licens...
Friday Night News: Full Tilt Poker, WSOP Sponsorship $ and More
1. Full Tilt Poker.
Earlier today, EGR Magazine released an article titled "FTP Bidder looks to buy UK and Irish assets only."
According to an ...
Life Without Full Tilt Poker: Pokerstars, Party Poker Surge
On June 29th, the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) suspended Full Tilt Poker's licenses. The plug was pulled on Full Tilt Poker a short time later, and the site has...
Full Tilt Poker News: Update From the AGCC, French License Suspended
It's been almost a week since the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission) suspended Full Tilt Poker's licenses. Full Tilt was shut down almost immediately after the AGCC m...
Report: Phil Ivey Officially Drops Lawsuit Against Full Tilt Poker
According to Subject: Poker (link below), Phil Ivey has now officially dropped his lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker.
According to the report, Ivey's lawsuit was...
More on the Full Tilt Poker Situation
Last evening, Nathaniel Popper of the Los Angeles Times reported that a "group of European investors" were set to buy Full Tilt Poker.
The deal would reportedl...
Report: Full Tilt Poker To Be Sold
According to the Los Angeles Times, a deal was reached on Thursday to sell Full Tilt Poker to European investors.
According to the article, "attorneys associat...
Pokerstars News: 2011 WCOOP Schedule Released, New Reload Bonus
Still waiting for an update on the Full Tilt Poker situation - there are all sorts of rumors swirling today. In the meantime, let's drop some news from Pokerstars on you.
Full Tilt Poker To Re-Open With a License From The KGC?
Earlier today, a bomb was dropped on Full Tilt Poker and its customers after the Alderney Gambling Control Commission announced that they were suspending the licenses of vario...
Alderney Gambling Control Commission Suspends Full Tilt Poker's Licenses
According to a media release that was issued by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission earlier today:
"Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has today i...
Big News Coming Soon From Full Tilt Poker?
I'm not a big fan of writing sensationalistic headlines, but it certainly seems as though there is something big brewing at Full Tilt Poker. After weeks of silence from the co...
Bwin.party Shares Back Down to Pre-"Black Friday" Levels
In the hours and days after "Black Friday", many people agreed that Bwin.party (Bwin and PartyGaming) would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of a crippled Pokerstars and Fu...
Full Tilt Poker's Traffic Down 52% Since "Black Friday"
Pokerscout.com released the latest edition of their "Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update" yesterday.
Many people were keeping a close eye on Full Tilt's traffic...
eGaming Review: Full Tilt Poker Account WAS Unfrozen, But It Wasn't a Seized DoJ Account
Last week, a "Full Tilt source" revealed to eGaming Review Magazine that one of their Irish bank accounts had been unfrozen.
The article opened with this line:...
Tiltware Responds to Phil Ivey Lawsuit
Phil Ivey sent shockwaves through the poker world on Tuesday after it was revealed that he was launching a lawsuit against Tiltware LLC, which is the software and marketing co...
Phil Ivey Releases Statement, Announces That He is Suing Tiltware
Earlier today, eyebrows were raised when Phil Ivey elected to skip the $25k Heads-up No Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker.
A few hours after the...
Full Tilt Poker's Latest Update to US Players
Many people were expecting that Full Tilt Poker was going to drop some positive news this week regarding the status of payouts to US players. There were rumors of upcoming pos...
Report: Department of Justice Unfreezes Single Full Tilt Poker Bank Account
Earlier today, Tony G had this to say on Twitter:
"Huge news on the FTP bank account in Ireland today. I rate 99.5% for USA players to be paid out. Some news mu...
"A $60 Million Shortfall"
Earlier this week Bradley Franzen, who was one of the 11 people to be named in the "Black Friday" indictments, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom and pled guilty to a number of...
A Cereus Wasteland
According to the most recent "Weekly Online Poker Traffic Update" from Pokerscout.com, traffic on the Cereus network (UB/AP) had fallen 83% from "Black Friday" through to May ...
More From Tony G Re: Full Tilt Poker
Tony G - one day he seems very confident that Full Tilt Poker is close to releasing good news regarding payouts to US players, and the next day he seems downright depressed ab...
Pokerstars: We've Returned $100 Million+ To US Players So Far
Pokerstars circulated a press release earlier today in which they revealed that they have returned over $100 million to their US customers over the past couple of weeks.
UB/AP Cuts Ties With Sponsored Pros
Blanca Games announced earlier today that they were cutting ties with their US-based sponsored pros.
All of the 11 players listed below have now had their spon...
Love Letters to Joe
In September of 2009, Joe Sebok raised eyebrows when he inked a sponsorship deal with Ultimatebet (UB).
At the time, Sebok pledged that he was going to be work...
Offices of UB/AP, Pokerstars Raided in Costa Rica
Earlier today, the OIJ (Organismo de Investigación Judicial) raided the offices of both Pokerstars and AP/UB in Costa Rica.
According to Pauly at Tao of Poker,...
More Waiting Lies Ahead for US Players on Full Tilt Poker
Nearly three weeks have passed since "Black Friday".
Pokerstars allowed their US players to start withdrawing their funds last week, and it seems as though thi...
A Cereus Freefall
According to Pokerscout.com, the Cereus Network has lost an incredible 76% of their traffic since "Black Friday".
The three networks/sites that were negatively...
FTOPS XX Main Event, "Ingenious89" Dominates in April and More
1. FTOPS XX Main Event.
With all of the craziness of the last two weeks, you might have forgotten that the FTOPS XX main event is taking place on Full Tilt Pok...
Cashouts Start Rolling in for US-Based Players on Pokerstars
Earlier this week, a representative from Pokerstars appeared on TwoPlusTwo's "PokerCast" to announce that the site would begin processing cashouts for US-based players "very, ...