Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 20, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

The headlines may not be huge this week but there is a lot going on in the poker world as summer comes to a close (so expect another Hidden Headlines column in the next day or two as well). Here is a look at some of the storiesRead 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 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 Jul 31, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

Monday came and went with no inkling of the rumored, expected, announcement regarding the PokerStars purchase of Full Tilt Poker, but even with the poker community once again left disappointed, a day later the rumors have not died down in the least. Not only are we now dealingRead 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 Mar 30, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

In place of our usual Friday Wrap weekly column I’ve decided to run a Black Friday Wrap, detailing some of the recent developments in the still-ongoing Black Friday saga that began nearly a year ago on April 15,2011. There have been a number of developments on the BlackRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 28, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Just a day after Chad Elie changed his plea from Innocent to Guilty, on one-count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud in a deal with prosecutors, his co-defendant, John Campos, did likewise. The former bank Vice President who was one of 11 individuals indicted last April plead guiltyRead 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

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 22, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

In 2010 the Department of Justice made an arrest in Las Vegas that would prove to be instrumental in bringing down the online poker industry in the United States. Payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff was arrested in Sin City for violation of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement ActRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 25, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Since deciding to leave the US market after their main payment processor ran afoul of the US Government, the Everleaf Poker Network has issued their first public statement on the matter, clarifying precisely what occurred, and why US players have yet to receive their account balances. In October,Read Full Article