Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 24, 2013 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
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The rumors have been circling for quite some time now, and Carbon Poker users have now received confirmation via E-Mail that their rakeback deals will be coming to an end, and all players will be switched to the site’s VIP Rewards Program. Furthermore, according to PokerFuse.com the switchRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 07, 2013 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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Every day the poker world is inundated with more news, reports, and gossip, than any of us can read. At PokerNewsBoy.com we understand that there are only so many hours in the day, and only so much time you can set aside to follow all of the storiesRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 30, 2012 Posted in Epic Poker League News, Op-Ed | No Comments »

There were a number of highlights (as well as a few lowlights) in the poker world this past year, but let’s face it, events like Greg Merson’s WSOP win, the emergence of poker in Asia, the hacking and subsequent lengthy hiatus for the 2+2 poker forum, or GregRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 27, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »

Last year I made some very bold predictions, and all-in-all I have to say I did pretty well. However, we are all poker players here, and we all know this could easily just be a case of the Jason Mercier “run-good”, so with that in mind, I’m backRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 20, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »
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In the aftermath of Black Friday the Merge Gaming network emerged from the ashes of the US online poker industry as the preeminent online poker network for US players. However, throughout 2012 the network has seen its player pool devastated, and its collection of poker skins decimated asRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 20, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »

On Tuesday a settlement was reached between Howard Lederer and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) stemming from the amended civil charges Lederer faced for his role as an owner and executive at Full Tilt Poker. The amended civil complaints against Lederer, Rafe Furst and Chris FergusonRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 08, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

With their Black Friday issues firmly behind them, it appears that PokerStars is positioning itself for a return to the US market. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the world’s largest online poker room (which also owns the second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker, viaRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 11, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Full Tilt Poker is back online, relaunching their real-money games on November 6th, and seeing over 15,000 players flock to their tables. Soon we’ll find out if the tournament players return to the site as Full Tilt Poker has announced the return of the Full Tilt Online PokerRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 25, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »

A pair of op-eds that I’ve read today has given me pause to think about the current online poker economy, and what can be done to strengthen it in the future. Jeff Hwang started the conversation at The Motley Fool, where he wrote a lengthy piece about onlineRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 19, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »

Over the past few days PokerStars has been running an interesting contest for its players, asking them to guess the identity of the newest member of PokerStars Team Online. PokerStars players were given several clues by various Team PokerStars Pros, and on Thursday the site announced that wellRead Full Article