Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

In a recent interview with a Danish Newspaper, 2008 World Series of poker Champion Peter Eastgate told the newspaper Politiken that he has lost in the neighborhood of $1.7 million betting on sports, mostly at last year’s World Cup in South Africa –which Eastgate even skipped the WSOPRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

One $10 big blind. That was the margin of Victory for Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in his latest Superstar Showdown challenge match at PokerStars that saw the Swedish phenom take-on online qualifier “DodgyFish72” in a pared down version of the match. The Superstar Showdown is played across four tablesRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 27, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Over the past year or so a number of Swedish poker players have been popping up on the high-stakes tables at both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, and because of the Swedish gaming laws that require players participating in online poker games on a site outside of theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 27, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

This past week the Poker Voters of America announced they had a new sponsor for their proposed legislation that would legalize and regulate intra-state online poker in California. It’s still unclear which State Senator will take up the cause now that pro-online poker Senator Rod Wright is embroiledRead Full Article

Posted by Adam Grunwerg on Feb 25, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »

While online poker growth has actually sinked below 0% for the first time in the last 10 years world wide, the UK poker market is experiencing one of the highest growth rates out of any country. Erika Poole, the marketing manage at PKR, explained in a recent newsRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Feb 25, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

On Sunday, March 6, 2011 the largest weekly online poker tournament will celebrate its fifth birthday as the PokerStars Sunday Million hosts a special tournament in honor of its 5-year anniversary. To celebrate the achievement PokerStars will more than triple the usual guaranteed prize-pool of $1.5 million, offeringRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 25, 2011 Posted in World Poker News | No Comments »

Known as the “Bellagio Biker Bandit” Anthony Michael Carleo was in court this past Wednesday for a preliminary hearing in the case. A number of witnesses entered their testimony during the preliminary hearing, and according to Forbes Magazine, Carleo could face as much as 35 years in prisonRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 24, 2011 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

The full roster for the upcoming NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship was released today, and now that the entire 64 player field is known I thought I would take a look at some of the favorites amongst the field. First, here is a look at the complete 64Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 23, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

The PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) has come a long in its short history. What began as a three tournament series played in the previously untapped markets of Central and South America, has blossomed into six stops for Season 4, with buy-ins that have doubled from theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 23, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, Tournament News | No Comments »

Now that more details have emerged regarding the professional-only poker league formed by Annie Duke and Jeffrey Pollack that is being backed by Federated Sports and Gaming my concerns about a stale production trying to one-up the now defunct Professional Poker Tour have been put at ease, butRead Full Article