Status on Online Poker in the U.S.
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”.
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.
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.
Former Microsoft and Disney executive Hollreiser has joined PokerStars and will lead the company’s integrated communications efforts.
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.
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.
PokerStars brings 2 new shows, Big Game II and Poker’s Million Dollar Girl, a Liv Boeree Biography.
Famous people like Tobey Maguire, Matt Damon, Gabe Kaplan and Leonardo DiCaprio involved in a lawsuit for winnings in high stakes poker games.
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.