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Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom is Back with a Bang

Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom is Back with a Bang

Online poker star Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom has emerged from what appears to have been a self-imposed 3 month exile from the game to add about $620,000 to his bank balance.

Online Poker Lawmakers Still Unclear on Best Legislative Approach

Online Poker Lawmakers Still Unclear on Best Legislative Approach

While legalization of online poker in the U.S. has seen progress, lawmakers are still not in full agreement on which type of legislation will be in the best interests of everybody.

Barton Reiterates Need to Pass Online Poker Bill This Term

Barton Reiterates Need to Pass Online Poker Bill This Term

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), the sponsor of a proposed bill aimed at legalizing online poker, was a keynote speaker at the two-day Digital Gaming and Lottery Policy Summit held in the nation’s capital this week and again espoused the need to pass online poker legislation during the current Congressional term.

Bertrand Grospellier Back on Top of Global Poker Index 300

Bertrand Grospellier Back on Top of Global Poker Index 300

Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier has returned to the head of the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings of the top 300 players in the world after a fourth-month gap.

888 Poker Adding Many New Players Thanks to Increased Social Interaction

888 Poker Adding Many New Players Thanks to Increased Social Interaction

Player traffic at 888 Poker has seen a tremendous upswing in the past year, more than doubling in size, which the poker site attributes to its concept of embracing the social facet of the game and encouraging greater personalization and interaction among players.

Online Poker Not a Threat to State Lotteries

Online Poker Not a Threat to State Lotteries

A study conducted by FairPlayUSA determined that federal regulation of online poker would not threaten the income generated by state lotteries.

Online Poker Opposed by Top Casino Executive

Online Poker Opposed by Top Casino Executive

Sheldon Adelson, the CEO of Las Vegas Sands and the world’s wealthiest casino executive, voiced his opposition to the legalization of online poker, believing that current technology is not adequate enough to prohibit minors from getting access to and wagering online.

Full Tilt Poker Decision Taken to Independent Review by AGCC

Full Tilt Poker Decision Taken to Independent Review by AGCC

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has commissioned an independent review committee to assess their actions that saw Full Tilt Poker’s licences revoked and suspended back in September.

Bodog Poker’s Anonymous Software Breached and Fixed

Bodog Poker’s Anonymous Software Breached and Fixed

Bodog Poker’s new software that removed screen names of players was breached by a hacker from a site that sells hand histories, and eventually corrected by Bodog.

PokerStars Statement Explains Segregation of Player Funds

PokerStars Statement Explains Segregation of Player Funds

The world’s leading online poker site issued a statement via its corporate blog detailing company practices regarding segregation of player funds from funds required for operational expenses.

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Everleaf Bans Winning Poker Players from Certain Poker Tables

Everleaf Bans Winning Poker Players from Certain Poker Tables

Everleaf Gaming, the online poker network made up of approximately 125 individual poker rooms, has begun restricting winning poker players by disallowing access to particular tables populated with an abundance of poorly-rated players.