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Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Indicted On US Gambling Charges
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

On Monday, the news broke that domain name Bodog.com had been seized by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DoJ). Following that story, the U.S. Attorneys Office in Baltimore, Maryland, has now announced the indictments of... 

WPT LA Poker Classic Final Table Underway Today
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

After five gruelling days of action at the Commerce Casino, the $10,000 buy-in WPT Main Event final table has been set, consisting of some of the best young pros in the game. The concluding day of the $1,370,240 top prize tournament gets underway at 4:00 pm PT... 

Jim Harnden Wins 2012 WSOPC Palm Beach Kennel Club
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Canada’s Jim Harnden, 58, has won the 2012 WSOPC Palm Beach Kennel Club, after defeating a field of 778 players over three days to lift the title, and collect the $226,395 first place prize. It took four hours on Day 3 of the $1,600 Main Event to reduce the... 

U.S. Government Seizes Bodog.com
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Black Friday saw online poker websites PokerStars.com, FullTiltPoker.com, and AbsolutePoker.com seized by the US Government, followed a month later by other poker rooms, including TruePoker.com and DoylesRoom.com. The new Bodog domain name can be found here at... 

WPT LA Poker Classic Down To 18; Schwartz Leads
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

On Day 4 of the WPT LA Poker Classic, the 54 hopefuls still remaining in the tournament battled down to just 18 players, who are all now guaranteed at least $39,530 each. However, all eyes will instead be on taking home the $1,370,240 first place prize, and so... 

Record Breaking Poker Cup Draws To A Close In Macau
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, February 27th, 2012

The PokerStars sponsored ‘Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon’ drew to a close  Sunday after yet another highly successful tournament series. In total, nine official events were played at the Casino Grand Lisboa between February 18th and February 26th, with... 

US Marine Wins $2.9 Million Las Vegas Slots Jackpot
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, February 27th, 2012

A 26 year-old US Marine woke up Monday morning in a euphoric state of disbelief, after scooping a massive $2,882,808 progressive slots jackpot while playing at the Bellagio Las Vegas on Sunday. Usually stationed in  Washington D.C., Cpl. Alexander Degenhardt’s... 

WPT LA Poker Classic Down To 54; Ivey The Bubble Boy
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, February 27th, 2012

In total, the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic attracted a top flight field of 549 players to the prestigious tournament, all hoping to walk away with the $1,370,240 first place prize. By the end of end of Day 3, however, the 54 place money bubble burst bringing... 

Online Prodigy Mickey Petersen Wins 2012 EPT Copenhagen
Written by A. Mitchell | Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Danish pro Mickey Petersen has won the 2012 EPT Copenhagen, after overcoming a field of 299 players over five days to claim the title, and collect the €338,133 ($455,000) first place prize. The young internet sensation known as “mementmori” has already... 

William Hill Profits Fall 11% To £115 Million In 2011
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 24th, 2012

UK bookmaker William Hill released its financial figures today, revealing an 11% fall in net profit to £115 million ($182 million) for the whole of 2011, compared to £130 million in 2010. William Hill owns around 2,370 betting shops in the UK, to go with its...