Ushering Out the Year 2011 with Poker News

There never seems to be any end to the flurry of excitement that emits from the Poker industry. Though many are unable to get their adrenalin fix playing poker online, they can still get excited by keeping up with the latest poker news.
A prediction for the Poker Future?
Phil Hellmuth 2011 Poker Prediction

Phil Hellmuth Prediction

Phil Hellmuth is a poker force to be reckoned with, if you listen to him, and he has an interesting take on the future of online poker. Phil may have had something up his sleeve when he indicated in a recent interview that he would consider signing with a new online poker venue, one that has not become known yet. Phil is showing his optimism for the future of online gambling at least for poker, as he prepares for the day that online poker will be back in full force. Phil is reported as saying that he wouldn’t be surprised to see favorable legislation in place as early as February 2012. Now that would be a belated Christmas present that many US poker enthusiasts would be pleased to receive. How excited you get about this news will depend on how much credence you put on the words of Mr. Hellmuth.

What say the people about the Bodog move to a new site Bovada?
Bodog Changes to Bovada

Bodog is now Bovada

For US poker players that learned that they would be welcomed at Bovada, that was all they needed to hear to put their fears to rest that they were going to be banned yet again from another online site. For most, it would seem like a good move on the part of Bodog to go the route of implementing the new name/new site Bovada. They could have simply walked away from the US sector and concentrated on their UK ventures but they chose to stay in the legislative battle. A wise business move if online poker is legalized in the U.S. The site will have a strong core membership in place and will be able to fling the doors wide open for new members.


Is the acquisition of Full Tilt Poker the end of the woes for this venue?
If it is a fact that a deal has been reached between Full Tilt Poker for Groupe Benard Tapie to purchase this poker room, does it mean an end to the trials and tribulations for Full Tilt? In a word, maybe. Such news would mark a good close to a very precarious year for this gaming venue. Unfortunately, these are department of justice seized assets and provide no financial gain for the owners of Full Tilt. It is good news for those non US players who, in total, are owed about $150 million. This would be covered by Groupe Benard Tapie, while the Department of Justice will cover the same amount owing to the US players.
2011 saw much buzz in the world of online Poker. No doubt, 2012 will see even more with the possible return of legal U.S. play.

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