Poker Merger Rumors AboundMonday, November 6th, 2006
The poker world has been buzzing with rumors that Absolute Poker and UltimateBet will announce a merger in the very near future. The two sites, who are both still taking bets from US residents, will reportedly continue to operate as separate brands if the merger takes place.
There are also rumors that UK bookmaker Ladbrokes […]
Pub Poker League Names First of PlayersFriday, October 27th, 2006
LITTLETON, Colorado — (PRESS RELEASE) — The National Pub Poker League (NPPL), announced today its first player who qualified for the $1 Million Mansion Poker Dome Challenge in Las Vegas.
This weekend, Jerry Schrader, 36, a locksmith from Woodbridge, Va., won the second round of the Challenge and took home $50,000, bringing his total winnings to […]
The Government is Missing out on Big BucksSunday, October 8th, 2006
Sometimes they ask if I’m a girl, and I almost always say yes, because, well, the best poker bluffs are not played at the table but in the minds of my opponents.
I guess I can understand why they wonder.
My family and friends know me as Dave, the always-in-need-of-a-haircut newspaper reporter, but in the PokerStars online […]
Most Online Gaming Companies Report Business as UsualWednesday, October 4th, 2006
Despite the fact that the United States is about to outlaw online gaming, most companies report business as usual.
Some have reassured players that their doors remain open, for example INetBet which advised enquirers: “We have no intention of stopping any of our US customers. The bill passed does not make it illegal for you to […]
WCOOP Surpases $10 Million MarkFriday, September 29th, 2006
The PokerStars.com World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP) cash prizes exceeded the guaranteed prize of $10 million with four tournaments remaining, putting the online poker room on pace to hand out nearly $20 million.
More than 23,000 players have competed in the series so far, making it the largest online tournament series ever.
The series has also […]
Poker is Big Business for Duke University StudentFriday, September 29th, 2006
Poker is big business, and for one Duke University student, it’s very lucrative. Jason Strasser, 21, is making a name for himself in the booming world of online poker.
The Duke University senior is at the online tables on average about three hours a day. Strasser has been playing for three years, and he said it’s […]
William Hill No Longer Accepting U.S. PlayersThursday, September 28th, 2006
British bookmaker William Hill said today it had stopped taking casino and poker bets from US customers amid confusion over internet gambling laws there. Online sports betting contravenes the 1961 Wire Act in America, which bans the placing of bets on sporting events via the telephone line in the states.
But the firm said it was […]
A College Student’s Look at PokerSunday, September 24th, 2006
I woke up at 1:30 p.m. My mouth was dry, my room was a mess, and my head was pounding. When I looked into my wallet, I noticed there was significantly less money in it than I’d had the night before. As I stumbled over to the computer to browse the Internet, I couldn’t help […]
Poker Players Protest Night Before HearingThursday, August 31st, 2006
As Republicans prepare to meet to discuss the upcoming vote on the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, online poker players are having a meeting of their own.� Poker Players from all over the United States are preparing to protest a bill that many are calling unconstitutional.� The Poker Player’s Alliance is one such organization.
The bill, which […]
Vote for Bluff Magazine’s Choice AwardsFriday, August 25th, 2006
Bluff Magazine, America�s leading poker magazine, announced today that they will begin taking online voting for the first ever Bluff Magazine�s Annual Readers Choice Awards.
Categories for the 2006 Bluff Reader�s Choice Awards include: Most Entertaining Player to Watch, Best All-Around Online Poker Room, Best Online Customer Service, Best Live Poker Tournaments and Best Poker Commentary.