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PokerStars Site Shuts Down
Written by B. Stevens | Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Have you visited pokerstars.com recently, only to find an FBI warning in place of poker content? Have you logged into the PokerStars client, only to find that you can’t sit down at real money tables? If so, you’re not alone. The Pokerstars.com website... 

Poker Sites Shut Down
Written by B. Solomon | Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Notice: View Poker Sites Still Accepting USA Players Following the culmination of a year long grand jury probe, PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker have now been forced to block access to their sites for all US players. US Congress introduced the UIGEA... 

Full Tilt Poker Shut Down
Written by B. Stevens | Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Update 25th April 2012 Hopes of an imminent resolution have been dashed after it was announced the Department of Justice (DoJ) and GBT have failed to agree.. Update 18th April 2012 Rumours are beginning to abound that Full Tilt Poker may be readying soon for a... 

Online Poker Sites Shut Down
Written by B. Stevens | Friday, April 15th, 2011

Update – Check this page for up to date list of online poker sites accepting US players. As of April 15th, 2011, American poker players can no longer play at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, or Ultimate Bet. The online poker sites shut down service... 

Ladbrokes Profit Up 1.9% In Q1 2011 As 888 Talks Founder
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 15th, 2011

Ladbrokes has just released their financial figures for the first 3 months of 2011 showing a 2.3% rise in revenue and a 1.9% rise in operating profit, excluding High Rollers. As well as being the biggest retail bookmaker in the world with around 2,400 betting shops,... 

Jason Mercier Wins NAPT Mohegan Sun Bounty Shootout 2011
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, April 15th, 2011

The PokerStars pros are really cleaning up in Connecticut lately, after Jason Mercier managed to emulate this week’s success of Vanessa Selbst and also win one of the events for the second year in a row. Jason Mercier own success came in the NAPT Mohegan... 

Vanessa Selbst Critic Draws Ridicule From Poker Fans
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Vanessa Selbst has just won the NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event for the second year in a row and now lies in second spot on the ‘Woman’s All Time Money List,’ with $4,562,979 in live tournament winnings. On the other hand, Michael Bernstein has made $318,652... 

WPT Hollywood 2011 Won By Mike Scarborough
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Mike Scarborough has just triumphed at the WPT Hollywood Poker Open, after overcoming a field of 92 players over four days to lift the prestigious title, as well as collect the $273,664 first place prize. Prior to his recent victory in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Mike... 

NAPT Mohegan Sun 2011 Won By Vanessa Selbst
Written by S. Taylor | Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Vanessa Selbst has just triumphed at the NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event, and what makes her latest victory so stunning is the fact she won the exact same event only a year earlier. This time around Vanessa Selbst had to overcome a field of 387 players over five days... 

Atlantic City Casino Revenue Falls 6.7% To  $280.5 Million In March 2011
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Atlantic City’s casino revenue for March has just been released revealing a 6.7% drop in revenue to $280.5 million. Despite experiencing thirty-one months of declining revenue dating back to September 2008, analyst have been keen to stress an optimistic side...