Paul Weller

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”.

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.

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.