Archive | November, 2011

November 30th, 2011 by Roger

This week, one of the US poker industries strongest allies in Congress, Rep. Barney Frank, announced that he is set to retire in 2012. Frank announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election next year, after serving in politics since 1981. While Frank has been ranked as one of the most liberal members of [...]

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November 30th, 2011 by Matt W

Tobey Maguire, the Hollywood star who played Spiderman in the latest film version, has settled a poker lawsuit brought against him. According to court documents, Maguire paid $80,000 to the estate of Bradley Ruderman, a fraudster who is currently serving a ten year prison sentence for running a Ponzi scheme by luring investors into dud [...]

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November 30th, 2011 by Renee K

John Palmieri, the new man at the head of New Jersey’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, is gambling on a change around in the state’s fortunes. Palmieri, who has three decades of experience in the casino industry, took over the reins of the powerful state agency, which aims to revive the struggling New Jersey gambling industry [...]

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November 27th, 2011 by Renee K

With pressure on the Minnesota government mounting to construct a one billion dollar Vikings football stadium, it seems more likely that there will be more support for the expansion of gambling in the state to fund the massive project, if the only other option is a tax hike. A stadium funding bill is set to [...]

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November 27th, 2011 by Roger S

One of the attorneys acting for Full Tilt Poker, Jeff Ifrah, has said that American players who still need to be paid out by the poker room may resist making a claim for their cash because of fears that they will be taxed. Ifrah called on the US authorities to be lenient with these players [...]

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November 24th, 2011 by Maria T

As pro-gambling groups try and push their message to introduce luxury resort casino in Florida, it has been reported that literally millions of dollars have been spend on lobbying since July this year. Gambling supporters are paying lobbyists ahead of a legislative session that will discuss the option of introducing luxury resort casinos in Florida [...]

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November 24th, 2011 by Renee K

Governor Deval Patrick has finally signed new legislation that will bring about the expansion of gambling in Massachusetts. The bill, which was finalized on Tuesday, will see the building of a resort style casino, as well as a slots parlor in three designated areas across the state and is expected to create thousands of new [...]

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November 17th, 2011 by Renee K

Poker champ and well-known poker celeb Phil Ivey’s ex-wife has dropped a bombshell. She claims that a major impropriety exists between Ivey and the judge in the couple’s Nevada divorce case. Ivey’s ex-wife, Luciaetta Ivey, is taking her claim all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court. Famous poker champ Phil Ivey, who has won [...]

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