Online Poker News

Barney Frank Announces Retirement

Barney Frank Announces Retirement

One of online poker’s staunchest supporters, Barney Frank, has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012 and will retire at the end of this current term in office.

Online Poker and Gaming Lobbyists Spending Millions

Online Poker and Gaming Lobbyists Spending Millions

Almost $33 million has been spent, but the lobbying groups are in disagreement over whether online poker should be regulated at the state or federal level.

Aviation Club de France to Host European Poker Awards

Aviation Club de France to Host European Poker Awards

The stars of European poker will be rewarded for their efforts throughout this year come January, when the European Poker Awards arrives for an 11th successive year.

DoJ May Testify at Next Online Poker Hearing

DoJ May Testify at Next Online Poker Hearing

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), a ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, sent a letter to the Chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), urging her to invite authorities from various federal agencies, including the Department of Justice (DoJ), to testify at the next online poker hearing since several of those agencies are expected to oversee regulations of online gaming and poker if legislation is to be enacted at the federal level.

Full Tilt’s Rush Poker Patentability Challenged by InstaDeal

Full Tilt’s Rush Poker Patentability Challenged by InstaDeal

Full Tilt Poker’s unique “Rush Poker” innovation, which allows a pool of players to play quickly and to continuously be rushed to a new table upon folding their cards at their previous table, is a concept that is neither exclusive nor patentable, according to Per Hildebrand, chairman and vice president of sales at InstaDeal Poker Network.

PokerStars Announces Bjorn Schneider as New Online Pro

PokerStars Announces Bjorn Schneider as New Online Pro

Bjorn “Bjoerni89″ Schneider has been announced as the newest member of Team PokerStars Online.

PokerStars Cash Leaderboard has New Top Dog

PokerStars Cash Leaderboard has New Top Dog

Ilari Sahamies has overtaken Rafi “refaelamit” Amit as PokerStars cash leader with a profit of $2,241,134 so far in 2011 with about 5 weeks left to go.

Sam Trickett Breaks Into Global Poker Index Top 10

Sam Trickett Breaks Into Global Poker Index Top 10

Sam Trickett jumped six places into the Global Poker Index (GPI) top 10 this week following his Partouche Poker Tour (PPT) main event victory that earned the Englishman €1million.

Online Poker Traffic Report

Online Poker Traffic Report

Seven of the world’s top 10 online poker websites have shown a decrease in traffic during the past week, according to PokerScout.com.

Full Tilt Attorney Believes Players may be Afraid to File Claims

Full Tilt Attorney Believes Players may be Afraid to File Claims

An attorney representing Full Tilt Poker has said that some players with large sums of money in their players’ accounts at Full Tilt may be hesitant to file claims for their money from the Department of Justice (DoJ) for fear of government action in relation to the funds.

Online Poker Opponents in the Minority

Online Poker Opponents in the Minority

The recent Congressional hearings that have debated the issues of online gaming and poker legislation have shown that the voices opposing the regulation of online poker in the U.S. are few, and that many lawmakers are seeking ways to legalize the game of poker on the internet.

PokerStars Mobile Poker Introduced in Italy

PokerStars Mobile Poker Introduced in Italy

PokerStars has inaugurated a poker app in Italy that is available for free in the Italian market by downloading it on iTunes.

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