Poker Rumours

August 7th, 2012 by Renee K

A UK based gambling company has been given the green light by social network site Facebook to develop the first real money gambling app. While Facebook has stressed that this is in no way a joint venture between Facebook and the London headquartered Gamesys, it did say that it felt that the UK gambling industry […]

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August 4th, 2012 by Maria T

While online poker site, Full Tilt Poker’s assets have been acquired by Poker Stars, following a multi million dollar settlement with the Department of Justice, the company has confirmed that it will remain in its Cherrywood, Dublin headquarters. The Ireland based publication, the Irish Examiner, confirmed that the jobs of 200 local workers have been […]

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August 4th, 2012 by Tom L

After having reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice, Poker Stars is now preparing a return to the US online gambling market, with the first signs of acceptance originating from the Silver State. Rep. Jon Porter, a former US Representative who resigned in 2009, said that the settlement reached between Poker Stars and […]

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August 2nd, 2012 by Maria T

Michael Mizrachi, the World Series of Poker pro, was stiffed out of a $100,000 prop bet made by fellow poker player, Giorgio Medici during the tournament. Mizrachi took to Twitter to vent his frustration after Medici failed to back out the bet, claiming that he has gone bankrupt. Medici reportedly offered Mizrachi a $20,000 wager […]

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August 2nd, 2012 by Tom L

Former players at Full Tilt Poker have been following the news with satisfaction that they will soon be able to start claiming back their funds which have been tied up at the site for so long, thanks to a purchase deal signed between FTP and Poker Stars. Many have already started bombarding poker forums and […]

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July 31st, 2012 by Renee K

After rumours were swirling all weekend that a deal between Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker was drawing to a close, it was confirmed today that the parties had reached an agreement worth $730 million. The deal was part of a three way agreement reached between the two online poker sites and the US Department […]

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July 30th, 2012 by Maria T

Martin O’Malley, Governor for the State of Maryland, called for a special session on gambling, which will be held on August 9th. The objective of the session is to discuss the expansion of gambling in the state in a bid to create new jobs and economic opportunities, and also to settle budgetary issues which came […]

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July 28th, 2012 by Tom L

Ira Rubin, the payment processor who was charged with illegally servicing online poker rooms such as Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars and Absolute Poker, was sentenced to three years in prison by a New York court this week. He was also ordered to forfeit $5 million. Rubin pleasded guilty in January this year and his […]

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