Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 23, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »

Along with Haley Hintze, perhaps no name is more synonymous with the Ultimate Bet Super User scandal than ElevenGrover (the 2+2 poker forum screen-name of Scott Bell). The two have been the most ardent investigators of the Super-User scandals that rocked the online poker from about 2006 throughRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 10, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

Sunday is shaping up to be a big day, as both Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth are flirting with another final table, and another WSOP bracelet, which you can read about here, but this column is supposed to bring you the side-stories at the WSOP and today’s installmentRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 27, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, WSOP News | No Comments »

With the 2012 World Series of Poker kicking-off today the poker world is about to undergo its annual Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year celebration all rolled into one. But this time around (actually for the second straight year) the cloud of Black Friday is hanging over the six-weekRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 05, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »

This weekend UB and Absolute Poker likely committed their final atrocity on the online poker world as an anonymous poster on the 2+2 poker forums created a thread with a link to a website that had player information on over 3 million users from the Cereus Poker NetworkRead Full Article

Posted by James Guill on Nov 03, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »

Last week, Congress conducted a hearing regarding online poker.  One of the main concerns brought up repeatedly in the hearing was consumer protection.  It was agreed by everyone that consumer protection needed to be one of the top priorities of any bill passed by Congress.  With that inRead Full Article

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

Despite the fact that Full Tilt Poker has not accepted deposits or withdrawals for over a month, or even games for that matter, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has decided to renew the troubled site’s secondary gaming license –which shouldn’t be too surprising considering the KGC licensed UBRead Full Article

Posted by James Guill on May 16, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The 2011 World Series of Poker is just 2 weeks away.  The number of players at this year’s WSOP is going to be impacted in part by the online poker situation in the United States.  The fallout from poker’s Black Friday is going to force many players toRead Full Article

Posted by James Guill on May 10, 2011 Posted in Op-Ed, Poker Gossip, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

When the April 15th indictments hit, many in the poker world agreed that PokerStars and Full Tilt would honor their commitments and return player’s bankrolls. However, just as many felt that player could kiss their money on Absolute Poker and UB goodbye. In recent weeks, a combination ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 22, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News | 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 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