Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 26, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

My poker library became slightly larger recently when I received a copy of Reading Poker Tells, by Zachary Elwood. Elwood is relatively unknown commodity in the poker world, but after reading through his contribution to the ever-growing library of poker books one thing is for certain; the manRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 10, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

If a report at PokerFuse.com is correct, it seems the US government is not done harassing online poker sites just yet. According to an unnamed source at the Everleaf Poker Network skin Minted Poker, the network (one of the few remaining in the US market) will be announcingRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 04, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

After a return to the online poker tables following a significant absence, the identity of a particular online poker player at PokerStars is coming under scrutiny, with many people believing it is Phil Ivey. The 2+2 Poker Forum has long held the belief that the anonymous high-stakes player onRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Sep 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

This past Thursday, the website Subject:Poker put out a piece on where they claim that the US Department of Justice will take action against the Merge Gaming Network sometime during September.  I would like to take a few moments to address the assumptions made in the article andRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on May 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Blanca Games –the parent company of the Cereus Poker Network—issued its second statement in as many days, this time responding to the news that their Costa Rican offices were raided by The Organismo de Investigaciones Judiciales (OIJ), the Costa Rican equivalent of the FBI. The raid comes onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The statements have been coming out of the online poker sites fast and furious over the past couple of days, and not long after Full Tilt Poker eased their customers’ concerns regarding the safety of their account balances, PokerStars, another of the online poker room that was caughtRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

After this past Friday’s news that the DOJ and FBI would crackdown on online poker in the US, leading to the eventual outcome of a Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars shut down from the US market, there are still a lot of unanswered questions even after a fullRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

On Thursday we finally heard from Absolute Poker, which was the only poker room yet to respond to the seizures and indictments handed down this past Friday by the DOJ and FBI. The statement from Absolute Poker shows them moving in a slightly different direction than PokerStars andRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 16, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

As the fallout from Friday’s news that the DOJ and FBI had shutdown and seized the domain names of the four largest online poker rooms in the United States continued to roll throughout the night, both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars both made the decision to leave theRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Apr 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

The online poker forums are blowing up as word is trickling in that the FBI has seized the domain names of the four largest online poker rooms operating in the US: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB Poker all appear with an FBI seizure notice inRead Full Article