Poker Rumours

May 20th, 2013 by Maria T

This week saw the who’s who of the poker celebrity world descend on the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the 2013 Tiger Woods charity poker tournament. The event was MC’d by poker pro Phil Hellmuth, and the participants list included Chris Paul, Kidd Rock, Mehki Phifer, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and Daniel […]

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May 18th, 2013 by Renee K

An Atlantic County Superior Court  judge ruled on Friday that Poker Stars cannot keep its claim on the Atlantic City Casino hotel and resort which it is seeking to purchase.  The $15 million deal has now been terminated and the owners of the hotel, Colony Capital LLC, are free to seek another buyer. Spokespeople for both […]

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May 18th, 2013 by Tom L

A key lobbyist for several tribes pushing online poker legislation in the state of California believes that there is a 50-50 chance of a successful bill turning into law this year.  David Quintana said that while in previous years he gave odds of zero that an online poker bill would become a reality in California, this […]

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May 15th, 2013 by Renee K

After online poker pro Phil Ivey filed papers in London’s High Court that Crockfords Casino owes him GBP 7.8 million ($11.9 million) in winnings on an August 2012 baccarat session at the establishment, the casino has claimed in papers that Ivey and his accomplice cheated and is therefore refusing to pay out. The Malysian group, Genting, owners […]

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May 15th, 2013 by Maria T

Following complaints by players regarding the use of iovation for player identification on the new Ultimate Poker platform, the online poker room decided to immediately to discontinue iovation’s services.  Now, it has been revealed that the Nevada Gaming Board will start investigating iovation in connection to Ultimate Poker and its initial involvement with the site. The issue […]

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May 14th, 2013 by Tom L

Online poker pro, Phil Hellmuth has been doing everything in his power this week to distance himself from the UltimateBet Poker cheating scandal that gripped the industry several years ago.  The issue came to the surface again on Friday after audio tapes about the scandal were made public.  The three hour tapes are secret recordings […]

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May 12th, 2013 by Maria T

The UK gambling group, William Hill, has signed a deal with the New Jersey racetrack, Monmouth Park ahead of potential changes to the sportsbetting laws in the state.   Should the New Jersey government win its case against major sports leagues and be allowed to enact new sports betting legislation, William Hill will be the first […]

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May 9th, 2013 by Matt W

For years, many Native American tribes in California have fought tooth and nail against the legalization of online poker, fearful that allowing internet gambling would affect their own gambling revenues.  However, major breakthroughs on the legal landscape in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have seen Indian tribes joining forces to discuss how to make online poker […]

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