Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 09, 2012 Posted in Poker Site News, PR | No Comments »

Poker has seen a number of “Ironman” records broken at the tables in the past few years, most notably Phil Laak’s consecutive-hour streak (which was recently broken yet again), but this time around it will be a poker podcast that goes for the record. Hosts of the FilthyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 01, 2011 Posted in Poker Gossip | No Comments »

According to unverified reports swirling around the Internet, a group of Chinese businessmen is looking to put together a small poker tournament in the gambling capital of the East, Macau. The tournament would have up to 500 entrants according an American businessman who spoke with GamingToday Magazine, WilliamRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 15, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

On November 10th Betfair announced it had finished its search for the company’s next CEO, and the group has decided on Breon Corcoran. Corcoran, the former Paddy Power COO and long-time board member is considered one of the rising stars in the industry, and at just 40 years-oldRead Full Article

Posted by James Guill on Oct 17, 2011 Posted in Interviews, Legal Poker News | No Comments »

Yesterday, I spoke with legal expert and poker writer Shari Gellar regarding the chances of poker getting legalized this year.  In addition, I spoke with her regarding the recent Full Tilt Poker acquisition agreement with Group Bernard Tapie. JG: In your opinion, what is the best chance forRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 03, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

Two of the 11 people named in the Department of Justice’s criminal complaint filed on April 15th, 2011, after the crackdown on online poker sites operating in the United States, were in court Monday. The duo is apparently pinning their hopes on the defense that poker is notRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 05, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

There was a good news/bad news ruling handed down by a French judge in Toulous this week concerning whether poker is a game of skill or of luck. The outcome saw defendant Jean-Pierre Gleizes, manager of St. Tropez and Les Coulisses convince the court that poker was indeedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 26, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

With poker players and members of the media left scratching their heads at what took place in the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel in London earlier today, the only definitive thing we learned from the proceedings, which were touted as a public hearing regarding the state of Full TiltRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 26, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | No Comments »

Over the past few years we have had a number of pieces of legislation proposed at both the state and federal level, some of which were not too bad, and some of which were not too good. However, the bill laid-out by Rep Joe Barton (R-TX) today isRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Apr 15, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | 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