Poker Rumours

April 28th, 2012 by Tom L

The sudden news that Full Tilt Poker may be acquired by its arch rival, Poker Stars, certainly took everyone in the online poker industry by surprise. Most wanted to know why on earth Poker Stars would be interested in purchasing a practically defunct online poker room with a sorry reputation in the industry and why [...]

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April 25th, 2012 by RogerCP

Tapie, the French investor who recently backed out of a Full Tilt Poker purchase referred to rumors currently doing the rounds on poker forums that Poker Stars struck a last minute deal with the Department of Justice, where the iconic poker room committed to paying players back immediately, in a deal worth $750 million. “If [...]

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April 25th, 2012 by Renee K

Poker Table Ratings, which regularly mines millions of hand histories from sites such as 888 Poker, Party Poker and Poker Stars, has found itself in hot water after Poker Stars threatened to pursue a case against the group for infringement of intellectual property. Poker Stars has repeatedly been involved in disputes with PTR and other [...]

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April 25th, 2012 by Maria T

Annette Obrestad, one of the most talented female poker players in the industry, has signed on with a poker management company, Poker Royalty, to represent her as she seeks lucrative licensing deals. The young pro has been sponsored by some big names in the past, including Betfair Poker and Full Tilt Poker, but has now [...]

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April 22nd, 2012 by Renee K

Maryland is one of the top 50 states that really does not like gambling, or should we say the state politicians don’t. It is in fact one of the more popular poker playing states despite a small state of only about 3 million people. Below we discuss Maryland poker sites and the situation with the [...]

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April 20th, 2012 by Matt W

With news that Toronto’s city council is debating the construction of a new casino its downtown area, two US gambling giants have upped the stakes by showing interest in the new project. MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment are said to be eyeing the plans for the new complex which will include entertainment venues, casinos, [...]

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April 20th, 2012 by Renee K

The bits and pieces of news we’ve been hearing about the resurrection of Full Tilt Poker finally saw some concrete evidence, with the report that a new company has been formed by Groupe Tapie in Ireland, called New Full Tilt Ltd. The company was incorporated in Dublin in February and Laurent Tapie, son of the [...]

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April 17th, 2012 by Matt W

Betonline has temporarily shut down their online poker client. Luckily this is due to maintenance and will hopefully only last a few days, although support will not give a timeframe (very odd). Anyway, here are a couple alternatives I would recommend at the moment. Update 1: Betonline expects a minimum of 3 days downtime. Update [...]

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