Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 10, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

After surrendering last Monday to US authorities Ray Bitar thought he had lined-up the necessary assets to cover his bail (initially set at $250,000), but when the prosecution appealed the $250k bail, telling the court that Bitar was a flight risk, things got a bit dicey for theRead 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 Oct 21, 2011 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Room News | No Comments »

In 2006 Party Poker was the largest online poker room in the world, but after UIGEA legislation was passed the publicly traded company was forced to leave the US market, as well as facing the US Department of Justice in court –Party Poker would eventually strike a dealRead Full Article