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01 Jul 2009
With over $40 million in funds seized from PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker by the US government players in the industry are concerned as to the reasons but as of yet the court documents remain unsealed. Sources are suggesting that it is not solely the payment processors which are the object of the governments attentions
01 Jul 2009
Thousands of casinos and gambling houses across Russia have shut down in compliance with a new law that requires gambling institutions to relocate to special Las Vegas type gambling zones. The law, proposed by Vladmir Putin is designed to not only reign in the growing Russian appetite for gambling but also bring prosperity to four
30 Jun 2009
Jason Mercier, the 22 year old tournament specialist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA is the newest recruit to the Team PokerStars Pros. Jason “treysfull21?” Mercier managed to earn over $3.3 million in tournament winnings in just one year and just a few weeks ago added to his success by  winning his first World Series of
30 Jun 2009
Dan Martin, the 22 year old poker sensation from Oregon, USA will be free to resume play at the world’s biggest online Poker sites, Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker on August 6th. Martin was banned back in April from Pokerstars after it was discovered he had been using multi accounts which is against the terms
29 Jun 2009
In April a new casino tax was introduced in the UK and was designed to align the tax charged in casino poker rooms with taxes levied on other casino games. Prior to this, a 15 per cent VAT charge was placed on revenue made from casino poker rooms but the new tax rate works on
29 Jun 2009
The hearing which was widely hoped in the Poker and online gaming community would pave the way for legalized and regulated Internet gambling in the US, has now been put back until September at the earliest. The PPA, who are working with Frank in paving the way for legalised Poker, had previously announced a rally
27 Jun 2009
The problems of Australian company Intabill with online poker companies looks set to continue with reports that Kolyma Corporation AVV has brought a lawsuit of $52 million against the company. Tzvetkoff along with co-founder Sciacca, created Intabil, an online billing, payment and fraud-detection company and has around half of its revenue coming from online gambling
27 Jun 2009
The PPA has continued to take its fight to Washington by proclaiming July 19th -25th as National Poker Week. The announcement was made from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Monday where the WSOP is taking place and included speeches from several high profile PPA personnel including Executive Director John Pappas,
27 Jun 2009
The charity fundraiser tournament known by the title ‘Ante Up for Africa’ continues to grow in size and stature and this year promises to be the biggest yet. The third annual competition is due to start on July 2, 2009 at the WSOP in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and has already attracted a