Online Poker News

Bodog founder Calvin Ayre Reckons Black Friday Was a Necessary Evil

Bodog founder Calvin Ayre Reckons Black Friday Was a Necessary Evil

Bodog founder Ayre reckons PokerStars and Full Tilt were closed down by the DoJ as the government attempts to move towards the legalisation of online poker.

Poker Is a game of Skill, Rules French Court

Poker Is a game of Skill, Rules French Court

A French court has ruled that poker should not be considered a game of chance, although the country’s government has appealed against that decision.

New Online Poker Legislation Petition

New Online Poker Legislation Petition

Join the petition for online poker players in the USA in calling on the congress to pass federal legislation to provide a strictly regulated, safe industry.

Full Tilt Poker Customers Facing Months of Uncertainty Over Funds

Full Tilt Poker Customers Facing Months of Uncertainty Over Funds

The bad news just keeps coming for Full Tilt Poker customers with the website informing players that they won’t receive any funds they have in the poker room before September – at the earliest!

American Poker Pros Move to Canada

American Poker Pros Move to Canada

Several pros, including Olivier Busquet and four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu, have travelled north following the US Department of Justice (DoJ) decision to shut down more than a few online poker websites

PokerStars WCOOP Offers $30 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

PokerStars WCOOP Offers $30 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

The final schedule for this year’s PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has been announced, leaving Team Poker Stars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier eager to get started and “take a shot at my third WCOOP bracelet”.

Epic Poker League to be Aired in the USA

Epic Poker League to be Aired in the USA

The Epic Poker League (EPL) – which begins next month – will be given 20 hours of coverage on television in the USA, with television network CBS and Discovery Communications’ new HD cable network Velocity broadcasting the event.

Kiwi Player Lifts $68,420 for Winning PokerStars’ 65 Billionth Hand

Kiwi Player Lifts $68,420 for Winning PokerStars’ 65 Billionth Hand

Last weekend witnessed the 65 billionth hand played at PokerStars as part of their ‘Road to 100 Billion’ promotion, with New Zealand’s Christopher ‘yllams’ Small pocketing $68,420 (approximately £42,000/€48,000) for winning that monumental hand.

Italian License Granted to 888 Casino

Italian License Granted to 888 Casino

Once again, the 888 Group is in the news as the large online casino and gaming company has just opened its virtual doors in Italy with their 888 casino.

888 and Caesars a Perfect Match

888 and Caesars a Perfect Match

Just after the announcement that revenues of 888 Poker where showing massive growth Bloomberg News reported that 888 is in negotiations with Caesars Entertainment Group, the biggest gambling concern in the world. The talks, which were reported to be going well, focused on 888 signing a deal with Caesars to offer online poker in the U.S. market if and when the law is changed.

Status on Online Poker in the U.S.

Status on Online Poker in the U.S.

Status on Online Poker in the U.S.

Full Tilt Poker Players left Fuming at Alderney Gaming Commission Circus

Full Tilt Poker Players left Fuming at Alderney Gaming Commission Circus

Poker players from all over the world swamped poker forums this evening with condemnation for the Alderney Gaming Control Commission (AGCC) and the way in which it had been given the run-around by representatives of Full Tilt Poker at a hearing scheduled to resolve issues connected with the suspension of Full Tilt Poker´s operating licence on June 29th.