Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 30, 2010 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »
poker legal in florida

Florida residents have always been able to play poker –the state has some 23 poker rooms— just with a few stipulations: The maximum bet amount was $5, and the Maximum buy-in was $100. So, maybe it’s a bit more genuine to say that Florida poker players were allowedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 30, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
Tournament of Champions

The 27 player Tournament of Champions was designed for a number of reasons, and one of the major issues was how to run the tournament without interfering with the rest of the World Series of Poker schedule. The idea tournament officials settled upon was to have two 4-hourRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 29, 2010 Posted in Poker Player News | No Comments »
Gavin smith at WSOP

The Season 4 World Poker Tour Player of the Year is widely considered one of the best poker players to have never won a World Series of Poker tournament – along with players like Andy Bloch and Gus Hansen—which is of course a dubious distinction that nobody reallyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 29, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
Mike Swick wins wsop

Many people would have a hard time finding comparisons between Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and poker, but the two endeavors do share some similarities: Both require strategy, game-planning, confidence in your ability, and lightning-quick decisions, which just might explain how UFC star Mike Swick finished 10th place inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 29, 2010 Posted in Aussie Poker News | No Comments »
australian poker

After the findings of the Productivity Commission, an independent research group in the Australian government, it seemed that there may just be an amendment to the Interactive Gambling Act of 2003, which would strike online poker from the list of prohibited Internet games. Even though the Law disallowsRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 29, 2010 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »
French PokerStars

We can now place France in the same category as Italy when it comes to boneheaded decisions in how to deal with online poker. France now only allows its residents to participate in online poker games from companies within French borders, and only against other French players; effectivelyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 24, 2010 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »
New Zealand

In a groundbreaking ruling a New Zealand court has delivered a huge blow to opponents of online poker, and poker in general. The ruling comes on the heels of charges being filed that claimed .net poker site domains violated the Gambling Act of 2003. Judge David J HarveyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 24, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »
BlondePoker

Over the years there have been a few incidents of people building up a solid reputation through poker forums and then subsequently making off with thousands of dollars from the people that have grown to trust them.  However, the latest scam perpetrated by Neil Blatchly on the BlondeRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 24, 2010 Posted in Poker Player News, WSOP News | No Comments »
phil-hellmuth

Just days after Phil Ivey closed the gap on Phil Hellmuth by winning his 8th World Series of Poker bracelet; the Poker Brat is looking to once again push the margin back up to four. Hellmuth finds himself in 4th place amongst the remaining 14 players in theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 23, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
hungary

Coming into the 2010 World Series of Poker Hungarian players had a total of 1 WSOP win to their credit –Peter Trapley won the $5,000 No Limit Holdem Shootout in 2009—a total the Hungarians have already surpassed in 2010! One win will usually produce a quaint story inRead Full Article