Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 01, 2012 Posted in Poker Industry News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
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When the Poker Maximus III tournament series got underway Thursday there were several notable absences of Merge Gaming Network skins, Black Chip Poker, Hero Poker, and RPM Poker. The three rooms had decided to withdraw from the network-wide tournament series at the last minute, a move that cameRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 07, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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Phil Hellmuth won his 13th World Series of poker Bracelet this week and in the process became the first person to win both the WSOP Main Event and the WSOPE Main Event, not to mention sewing up the 2012 WSOP Player of the Year award. But believe itRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 08, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
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Reports of Bodog pulling out of 20 Eastern European and Asian markets hit the Internet this week, and while some saw the move as a harbinger of trouble for the prominent online sportsbook and poker room, Bodog itself is calling these rumors “funny” according to an article thatRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 18, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
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Party Poker has made a stunning move this week, eliminating all high-stakes games from the site. Without warning the site simply eliminated all stakes above $5/$10 No Limit and $30/$60 Limit games. While the move is sure to draw the ire of the sites high-stakes/high-volume players, in theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 25, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
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After having their now-defunct Bodog.com domain name seized and seeing their founder indicted in the state of Maryland, Bovada.lv (the brand Bodog switched a few months back) made the not-so-surprising choice to leave the Maryland market a few weeks back. A little more surprising, but still seen asRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 16, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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It was another busy week of headlines across the poker world, and in addition to the EPT Madrid tournament taking place in Europe, there was plenty of poker news coming in away from the tables. Here is a look at the top stories over the past week fromRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 28, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | 2 Comments »
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Early Tuesday morning I happened across an article on CalvinAyre.com stating that Bodog.com had been seized by the Department of Homeland Security. While I was initially intrigued that there might be a story lurking, my initial thought proved correct: “Isn’t Bodog.com a dormant domain name?” The Bodog.com domainRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 23, 2012 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | 1 Comment »
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One of the most respected and talented poker players has just spoken out on his blog regarding the current state of online poker, and the changes he feels are long overdue and necessary. As Galfond expected the Twitterverse and poker blogosphere has blown-up in response, with people fallingRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 20, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »
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Maybe only Alabama vs. Auburn or Ohio State vs. Michigan in College Football Betting, the Boston Red Sox vs. the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball, or the Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association can rival the budding rivalry that isRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 16, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
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One of the biggest questions Bodog faced when it announced it would be switching all of its poker tables to Anonymous Tables (where players are identified only by a random ID) was how the site would police colluders. In an earlier post I stated that for Bodog (orRead Full Article