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High Stakes Poker Season 7 Airs In February

One of the most popular and successful poker television shows kicks off 2011 with an updated look and a veil of some secrecy.

January 25th, 2011 | Posted in Poker Lifestyle | Read More »

Legalized Gambling Possibly 18 Months Away In Texas

The great state of Texas has the same state revenue problems as any other state, they are in the red with a predicted budget deficit of $27 billion over the next two years.

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom Under Investigation by Swedish Tax Man

The now public identity of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is once again in the public eye in the form of Swedish tax officials. “Isildur1” remained anonymous during years of stunning online play where he gained millions in earnings in online poker sites.

January 14th, 2011 | Posted in Poker Lifestyle | Read More »

New Jersey Approves Bill To Regulate Online Gambling

In a bold move, the NJ state assembly approved a bill for online gambling run through casinos. The bill passed state Senate in a 63 to 11 vote this week and passes along to Governor Chris Christie to sign

January 9th, 2011 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

WA State Seizes Funds From Poker Payout Accounts

Online poker players have a new reason to be nervous in Washington State. The state has recently brought a 2006 law which prohibits online gambling under the spotlight.

January 6th, 2011 | Posted in Online Poker News,Poker Legal News | Read More »

Canadian Sorel Mizzi Voted Best Player Of 2010

The votes are in, and congratulations to Sorel Mizzi for taking the most wins in 2010 tournament play. Mizzi won more than $3,507,000 in live tournament play, with 1,895,430 in total winnings for 2010. He also has grossed $3,099,557 in online tournaments. Aside from the dollar signs, Mizzi won the esteemed BLUFF Magazine Player of […]

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Poker Lifestyle | Read More »

Annie Duke Engaged To Hollywood Producer

The UB poker star, Annie Duke, tweeted today she is now engaged to Joe Reitman. They have been dating for some time, but Annie’s cagy tweet, “I said Yes,” let the world know the news. Reitman, a Hollywood character actor, producer and director is shown smiling next to a radiant Duke, her left hand glinting. […]

December 29th, 2010 | Posted in Poker Lifestyle | Read More »

bwin And Party Gaming Plan Global Merger

Recently bwin and Party Gaming announced plans to merge their companies and create the largest online gaming group in existence. The bwin group of Austria and Party Gaming of Gibraltar present to shareholders this January. If successful, the  joint effort will be released in July under the shared brand name bwin.party Digital Entertainment plc. They […]

December 29th, 2010 | Posted in Online Poker News | Read More »

2011 42nd Annual WSOP Dates Announced

The year is almost over and for players who missed out last year, next year’s 2011 World Series of Poker is ready to deal.

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Live Poker News | Read More »

Reid’s Online Poker Legislation Killed

ESPN reported Wednesday night that the proposed legislation that was in the works by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is dead. The bill would have legalized online gaming in America and allowed players to play freely on the internet.

December 18th, 2010 | Posted in Poker Legal News | Read More »

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