Poker Rumours

July 18th, 2012 by Tom L

Yesterday saw the final nine players of the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event left standing. Out of the nine finalists, eight are from the United States, with only Andras Koroknai from Hungary. The nine will meet on October 28th, when play will resume to determine the winner of the Main Event. Top prize [...]

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July 17th, 2012 by Tom L

Owners of the famous Kentucky racetrack, Churchill Downs Inc. have become one of several dozen gambling operators seeking a license from the Nevada gambling authorities. Churchill Downs is seeking to expand its products to offer online poker in Nevada if its application is successful. While horseracing may be Churchill Downs’ flagship product, the group is [...]

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July 17th, 2012 by Renee K

A district judge in Alabama sentenced three men to prison terms in the case involving attempts to bribe legislators to vote for pro-gambling laws. Judge Myron Thompson sentenced bingo developer Ronnie Gilley to seven years in prison, while his one-time lobbyist, Jarrod Massey was sentenced to five years. Joining them for five years will be [...]

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July 14th, 2012 by Maria T

The Attorney General of the state of Ohio, Mike DeWine spoke this week regarding his concern about the growing numbers of internet cafes, which have nearly tripled in number since March this year. The internet cafes, also called electronic sweepstake parlors, grew in number from 280 to nearly 670 over the course of several months [...]

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July 14th, 2012 by Tom L

A recent survey carried out in California shows that the Golden State is divided almost down the middle when it comes to support for online poker. A Field Poll asked around 500 Californians how they felt about the legalization of online poker in the state, and the results were interesting. Forty nine percent said that [...]

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July 13th, 2012 by Renee K

Only two weeks after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge, the former Iowa Senate President, Jeff Lamberti was voted in as the new chairman of the Iowa Racing and Gambling Commisison. Members at the commission meeting, held at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, voted unanimously to make Lamberti the new chairman, with [...]

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July 10th, 2012 by Renee K

The governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn said that he was not partial to signing the expansion of state gambling laws in exchange for a promise from lawmakers that they sign a tougher ethics law in the fall. Governor Quinn said that he would only sign an ‘all-or-nothing’ bill which incorporated tough regulations on expanded gambling [...]

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July 10th, 2012 by Tom L

In the latest developments in the Full Tilt Poker case, it was reported today that the site’s founder, Raymond Bitar has posted bail in a Manhattan court. Earlier this week, we reported that Bitar was forced to spend the weekend in jail after the judge ruled at the last minute to deny his bail request, [...]

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