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10 Aug 2009
Filming of the new poker movie, ‘Poker King’, will be taking place on the sidelines of this year’s APT Festival Macau at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino. Chan had a special cameo role in the hugely popular 1998 film “Rounders”, which starred Matt Damon and Edward Norton, and said:  “I also played myself in
07 Aug 2009
Prosecutors in New York yesterday charged Canadian citizen, Douglas Rennick, with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling “stemming from his role in processing more than $350 million for Internet gambling companies.” This case, which is linked to the $30 million fund seizure from Account Services Corporation by the Southern District of New York, claims
07 Aug 2009
Dusty Schmidt,the amateur golfer and online poker pro who sought to sue the United States Golf Association after they stripped him of his amateur status, has decided to drop the case conceding that he now didn’t believe his case was strong enough. Schmidt was a professional golfer who started playing poker while recuperating from a
06 Aug 2009
Although the deal is yet to be approved by the bankruptcy judge, things are looking promising for Donald Trump after Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc accepted his $100 million cash offer on Monday. The outcome would mean Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc becoming a private company in the hands of Donald, his daughter Ivanka, and  Andy Beal,
06 Aug 2009
In what could be a complete u-turn in the US government’s poker policy, Senator Robert Menendez is believed to be introducing today legislation that will help overturn the online ban and seek to regulate and tax the online poker industry instead. Initially, there was expectation that Menendez would introduce legislation at the end of July,
05 Aug 2009
WPT Enterprises has announced it is selling all its poker brands and most other assets to Gamynia Limited pending approval by a majority of the company’s shareholders. The deal is likely to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2009 without any hitches, especially as 39% of the WPT shareholders have already indicated their approval.
05 Aug 2009
‘ESPN Inside Deal’ can be viewed online starting noon August 4th and will feature news and advice from professionals and some of the biggest winners from the world of poker. The show, which is presented by PokerStars.net, will be hosted by poker professional Bernard Lee, no stranger to high stakes poker having won $1.35 million so far
04 Aug 2009
As the Final of the 2009 WSOP draws ever closer, attention lately has been on some of the action taking place on the sideline to the Main Event. The finalists, or November Nine as they are known, will all have their sights set on the title and $8.5 million first prize, but for one of
04 Aug 2009
Danny Frishman, the head of poker at Playtech, has said that Playtech’s decision to ban rakeback from its site has been a major reason for the growth of the company’s iPoker network. Frishman explained that many other sites opposed to rakeback had settled on capping and policing ‘linear percentages’ but Playtech had instead recognised the
03 Aug 2009
888 Holding plc has posted a $60.9 million total operating income for its 2nd quarter, which represents a drop of 12% on the 2008 figure, but an increase of 7% on its first quarter results. The CEO of 888, Gigi Levy, (pictured right) remained upbeat and said: “We are extremely pleased to report very good sequential
03 Aug 2009
The British government’s decision to increase the tax rate for Internet gambling operations seems to be rebounding as more internet betting businesses are starting to turn their attention offshore. William Hill and other online betting companies are becoming dissatisfied with the 15% tax rates which are levied on them, particularly as a move offshore could
31 Jul 2009
Everest has joined Full Tilt Poker in now enjoying five years in the business. During that time Everest has become a well established poker site with a broad base of members and is perhaps most famous for being the official sponsor of the WSOP. Everest first hit the poker scene back in 2004, and by March 4th, 2005 celebrated
31 Jul 2009
Thursday saw a double treat for Full Tilt Poker players, with a $100 free bonus  being offered as an introduction to their new interactive poker software. The ‘Biggest Bonus Ever’ allows players to take advantage of the $100 bonus with no deposit needed and the only requirement is that each player has had to have earnt
31 Jul 2009
This year’s Irish Poker Classic tournament is scheduled to take place between August 10th and16th at the Macau Sporting Club in Cork, Ireland. The €1,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event has a guaranteed prize pool of €100,000 and has always been a popular venue with the players. Qualifiers to the tournament are now underway with Ladbrokes Poker and PaddyPowerPoker
30 Jul 2009
Station Casinos Inc has joined Trump Entertainment, Las Vegas Tropicana and others as the latest to file for chapter 11 after talks between them and their creditors failed to yield any outcome. Station was started back in 1976 by the Fertittas family, who opened the one casino and soon expanded their Western style businesses which
30 Jul 2009
Justin Smith a.k.a “Boosted J”,  has just signed with Full Tilt Poker to become one of their sponsored professionals. The 21 year old Smith is an online player who started playing poker at 17 after a motorbike accident confined him to a wheelchair. Poker thus became a way he could pass the time during his