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Online Poker News

Status on Online Poker in the U.S.

Status on Online Poker in the U.S.

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Online Poker News

Breaking News – Poker Site Security Breach at Bet24

Online sportsbook and poker site, Bet24, has just revealed that personal customer information was hacked from their site during a security breach in December 2009. The news comes after police informed Bet 24 that they had arrested individuals “who were in possession of unauthorised copies of personal customer information relating to various companies including BET24”.

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Poker Tournaments

Poker in the Pub Winner Revels in Amazing Experience

Craig Thompson enjoyed an “amazing experience” when winning the Poker in the Pub Season V title following a stunning display in front of the ESPN cameras.

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Online Poker News

Canadian Poker Players Hit by Damaging Double Whammy

All is not well for poker players in Canada following a double whammy of issues that raised questions surrounding participation in live and online poker events.

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Online Poker News

Eric Hollreiser Joins PokerStars as Head of Corporate Communications

Former Microsoft and Disney executive Hollreiser has joined PokerStars and will lead the company’s integrated communications efforts.

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Online Poker News

PokerStars Statement On Suspended Full Tilt Poker License

PokerStars did send us the following press release as a followup on the earlier provided news that the Alderney Gambling Control Commission has suspended Full Tilt Poker’s license.

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Online Poker News

Barton Bill on Online Poker Legislation is Praised and Criticized

With the unveiling of the Barton Bill, HR 2366 The Online Poker Act of 20111, many advocates of online gambling are asking the basic question, “Is it enough?”. The good news is that it does legalize online poker in the United States. But that’s it. No other forms of online gambling are addressed. There is an irony to the bill since technically online poker is not illegal but funding accounts using US financial institutions is.

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Poker on TV

PokerStars Brings 2 New TV Shows

PokerStars brings 2 new shows, Big Game II and Poker’s Million Dollar Girl, a Liv Boeree Biography.

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Online Poker News

Ponzi Scheme Victims Sue for Hold’em Poker Pots

Famous people like Tobey Maguire, Matt Damon, Gabe Kaplan and Leonardo DiCaprio involved in a lawsuit for winnings in high stakes poker games.

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WSOP News

2011 WSOP Rising and Falling Stars

There are names in poker and then there are BIG names in poker. If you don’t know who Stu Ungar is in the world of poker, then you don’t know poker. I bring Ungar up not because he is making news, but because he made so much news when he was alive. He’s a great example of the ultimate rising star, burning bright and brilliant, and of the penultimate falling star, cutting through the atmosphere and burning and crashing into one big ball of fire.