Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 02, 2013 Posted in Online Poker News | 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 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 Oct 13, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

As the relaunch date of November 6th approaches the announcements from Full Tilt Poker have been coming fast and furious. In addition to mass E-Mails sent to both US and Rest of World players, Full Tilt Poker’s PR guru Shyam Markus has been busy updating the official threadRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 12, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News | 1 Comment »

On Thursday myself and hundreds of thousands of US poker players with Full Tilt Poker accounts found out that we would soon be able to access our Full Tilt accounts. Unfortunately this access only gives us the chance to view our accounts (which will let players see andRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 09, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Tournament News | No Comments »

With less than a month to go before the scheduled relaunch of Full Tilt Poker, the new owners of the site, longtime FTP rival PokerStars, has ramped-up their marketing efforts in an effort to get people excited about the return of the online poker giant after over aRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 29, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

The pieces are starting to fall into place for the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker, as PokerStars has been busy getting all of their ducks in a row for an impending November 6th relaunch date. Last week PokerStars announced they are shooting for a relaunch during the firstRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 11, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

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 27, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

Every week we try to bring you some of the stories you may have missed in the poker world, and this week there is enough fodder for two columns (so keep an eye peeled for another Hidden Headlines column in the coming days) with rumors, updates, and newsRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 19, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

Overall it was a pretty slow in the world of poker, but there were still plenty of interesting side-stories unraveling. Here is a look at some of the bigger moments and more interesting stories over the past week or so. Isildur1 and PokerStars call it a day It’sRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 10, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

On Thursday PokerStars sent the US Department of Justice (DOJ) the first payment of their $547 million settlement agreement that saw the civil charges dismissed against the site and also lead to PokerStars acquiring the assets of Full Tilt poker, allowing them to repay non-US players while theRead Full Article