Posted by Carolyn on Aug 23, 2017 Posted in Legal Poker News, Poker Player News, Poker Players, US Poker News | No Comments »

Players who lost money after the closure of online poker sites Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet may finally be able to recover their funds – atleast to some extent.  According to absolutepokerclaims.com, the first round of payments has been approved by the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery SectionRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 11, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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There are quite a few stories lingering just beneath the surface of the poker world this week, and in this column you’ll find out about four different stories that you may have overlooked. Tony G decides to stake Jungleman According to a report on PokerNews.com, Tony G willRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 20, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

There is quite a bit of news on the Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Poker front, and I’m not even referring to the liquidation of the sites in order to repay their players a small percentage of what they are owed by the sites after Black Friday. No,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 18, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | 2 Comments »

As Nevada draws nearer to being the first locale in the United States with legalized online poker, and other states move forward with their own online poker legislation, it’s important to not overlook the recent “problems” the world of online poker has gone through in order to insureRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 04, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

While the poker world was busy piecing together the in’s and the out’s of the announced PokerStars/Full Tilt Poker/DOJ deal on Tuesday there were a few other Black Friday headlines that were pushed to the back pages thanks to the groundbreaking headlines. One of those stories was theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 01, 2012 Posted in Interviews, Online Poker News | 4 Comments »

During the 2012 World Series of Poker, Scott Bell appeared on the QuadJacks.com podcast to discuss a full-length, documentary film he is working on detailing the Ultimate Bet Super-User scandal. The film has a working title of UltimateBeat: Too Much to Lose. Scott Bell, better known by hisRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 27, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

The cavalcade of Black Friday sentences began with a three-month slap on the wrist for Sun First Bank President John Campos, followed by the heftier 14 months Absolute Poker payment processor chief, and owner, Brent Beckley received earlier this week, and now the trend of increased sentences hasRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 10, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

Sunday is shaping up to be a big day, as both Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth are flirting with another final table, and another WSOP bracelet, which you can read about here, but this column is supposed to bring you the side-stories at the WSOP and today’s installmentRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 16, 2012 Posted in Interviews, Poker Player News, Poker Site News | 1 Comment »

Todd Witteles is perhaps best known for his World Series of Poker appearances where he, and his bottle Head & Shoulders shampoo used as a card-protector, became a prominent part of ESPN’s coverage. Witteles’ poker acumen speaks for itself; “Dan Druff” as he is more readily known inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 27, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Apparently the recent turning over of some 90,000 documents by former online poker payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff was enough to make Chad Elie rethink his plea and change it from innocent to guilty. Elie is one of two men indicted on Black Friday who was set to standRead Full Article