Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 01, 2012 Posted in Poker Industry News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

When the Poker Maximus III tournament series got underway Thursday there were several notable absences of Merge Gaming Network skins, Black Chip Poker, Hero Poker, and RPM Poker. The three rooms had decided to withdraw from the network-wide tournament series at the last minute, a move that cameRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 06, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

There is always a few poker stories that spend most of their short lifetimes on social media or in the gossip stages, and in this column I’ll cover two such stories; one from last week and one from today. PokerStars casino rumors prove to be unfounded One ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 11, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

Trying to keep up with all of the divergent opinions, speculation, and small kernels of facts that have been presented in the wake of the DOJ agreeing to settle with PokerStars and at the same time sell the assets of Full Tilt Poker to their longtime rival. TheRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 30, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | 1 Comment »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

US players at Full Tilt Poker have not had access to their accounts since April 15, 2011. Players from around the globe have not had access to their Full Tilt Poker accounts since June 29, 2011. All of that could change in the very near future if theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 17, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

We have reached the official halfway mark of the 2012 World Series of poker and the tournaments are coming fast and furious, making it very hard to pick which stories demand the most attention. Fortunately I have the WSOP Notebook to deal with the overflow, and today thereRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 16, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

While the vast majority of the very best players in the game may be in the under 30 demographic, yesterday’s $1,000 Senior’s Tournament (Open to players aged 50 and older) showed that poker is still and always will be a very popular pastime amongst middle-aged and retired people.Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 26, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

After a flurry of activity on Tuesday, as the first whispers of a deal that would see PokerStars buy Full Tilt Poker turned into roars, poker players are once again waiting for the news that they will receive their now-frozen Full Tilt poker funds. There has been littleRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 24, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »
PokerStars versus Full Tilt

Tuesday April 23rd, 2012 will likely soon have its own catchy name if the rumors circulating throughout the poker world are correct, and Full Tilt Poker is being bought by PokerStars. According to the earliest report which appeared on 2+2 Tuesday morning (by an anonymous first-time poster): PokerStarsRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 17, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »
fulltiltpoker sold

After the most recent round of rumors that a potential sale was in the works that would see Full Tilt poker taken over by Groupe Bernard Tapie, yet another month has gone by and there is still no official progress. However, unlike previous times, when “anonymous sources” statedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 17, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Industry News | 1 Comment »

According to a report on PokerFuse.com there seems to be some grievances between the larger poker rooms on the iPoker Network and some of the smaller skins on the network. According to PokerFuse.com, the iPoker Network is considering splitting the network into two separate entities, where the flagshipRead Full Article