Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 31, 2010 Posted in Legal Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »
gambling in Massachusetts

A sweeping expansion of gambling in Massachusetts seemed like a foregone conclusion just a few months ago, but now appears to have hit a roadblock as Gov. Deval Patrick has threatened to veto the bill in its current form. Patrick, one of the initiators of adding casinos inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 31, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
WSOP-TV

A stacked final table with a brother vs. brother confrontation was the likely catalyst for the 15% ratings boost ESPN’s 2010 World Series of Poker coverage garnered for the season’s opening episode. The action revolved around the $50k buy-in Players Championship, one of the most coveted tournament titlesRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 30, 2010 Posted in High Stakes Poker News | No Comments »
Isildur1 v Brian Townsend

Now that the World Series of Poker has come to a close, the online poker tables are once again the place to find the biggest names in poker. Even without the ultra-high-stakes pots generated by Isildur1 in 2009, 2010 has seen 10 players cross the $1,000,000 mark inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 30, 2010 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »
Pokerstars logo

It’s sort of a double-edged sword for both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars when it comes to legalizing online poker in the United States. On the one hand the sites would see an increase in traffic and the chance to move out of the legal “Gray-Zone” they nowRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 30, 2010 Posted in Poker Player News | No Comments »
James Dempsey

Full Tilt Poker may not have declared who their three sponsored players at the 2010 World Series of Poker final table will be, but they have decided to sign James Dempsey as the newest member of Team Full Tilt. Dempsey had a coming out party at the 2010Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 29, 2010 Posted in Poker Site News | No Comments »
Party-Poker-Bwin-Merger

Overshadowed by online poker legislation passing a House Financial Services Committee vote yesterday was the news of a mega-merger in online gaming: Party Gaming and bWin –OnGame– announced they will be joining forces, forming the largest online gaming business in the world. Party Poker is the best knownRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Jul 29, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
november_9_2010

The 2010 November Nine have been chosen. This year’s table has quite a large range of skill sets from complete newbie’s to day in day out poker professionals. Only one can walk away and make poker history by becoming the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event championRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 28, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »
HR 2267

The House Financial Services Committee easily passed HR 2267, a bill that would legalize and regulate certain forms of online gambling, including online poker. With 41 yea’s, 22 nay’s, and one congressman choosing to vote “Present”, the bill will now be sent to the House floor for furtherRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 28, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »
cakepoker

As we previously reported, PokerTableRatings.com recently uncovered a security issue involving the encryption used at Cake Poker. The issue in question is almost a mirror image of the same vulnerability found by PTR at Cereus Poker sites, UB Poker and Absolute Poker, back in May. The Card-Room ManagerRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 28, 2010 Posted in Poker Player News | No Comments »
Jason Young Event 17 Winner GV

We are all used to the “Online Poker is Rigged” threads that pop-up daily on the online poker forums, or in the comment sections of articles and poker blogs, but rarely is it from someone of the stature of Jason Young, who won a World Series of PokerRead Full Article