Poker Rumours

March 26th, 2012 by Tom L

Utah has earned the title as the first state in history to pass laws which makes it illegal for residents to play poker online. The bill, which is titled HB108, was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert after it passed through the House by an overwhelming vote in its favor. Utah’s dubious claim to [...]

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March 23rd, 2012 by Renee K

Poker pro, Victoria Coren, who became the first woman to win the European Poker Tour, is tying the knot with her beau David Mitchell, an actor. The engagement was announced in a rather traditional manner in the Birth, Marriages and Death column of The Times and read: “MR D.J.S. MITCHELL AND MISS V.E. COREN. The [...]

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March 23rd, 2012 by Maria T

It was revealed this week that Daniel Tzvetkoff, the Australian owner of payment processor, Intabill who was nabbed by the US Department of Justice, will testify on behalf of the prosecution in the trial against two men charged with counts of violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The trial against John Campos, executive of [...]

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March 20th, 2012 by Tom L

Hopes of seeing any signs of movement towards legalized online poker and gambling in Hawaii were dashed with week, after Rep. Angus LK McKelvey confirmed that all current measures relating to the game were “dead”. Earlier this year, following the Department of Justice’s change of opinion that the Wire Act does not incorporate casino and [...]

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March 19th, 2012 by Renee K

Poker Stars has been rushing to fill the niche left by Full Tilt Poker when the latter’s popular Rush Poker was taken down together with the site following Black Friday in April last year. Poker Stars announced the introduction of the real money version of Zoom Poker this week, which will essentially see players whisked [...]

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March 19th, 2012 by Maria T

Poker pro Daniel Negreanu is convinced that Full Tilt Poker players will never see their money again and that the deal with Groupe Bernard Tapie will never go through. Speaking in an interview last week, the Canadian player said that he did not for a moment believe that the two sides were near the finalization [...]

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March 18th, 2012 by Tom L

The constant battle for the rights to online poker ‘territory’ continues as the US government is pushing offshore gambling sites further and further away. This week Bovada, an American sister site of Bodog decided to stop accepting residents from Washington, New York, Maryland and Utah. Alternative: Betonline.com – This site accepts ALL USA States and [...]

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March 17th, 2012 by Tom L

Changes in New York’s gambling laws, in response to competition from neighboring states such as New Jersey and Connecticut, could positively impact the commercial real estate industry, say experts. Recently, the New York State Legislature set the wheels in motion to change the Empire State’s constitution, which would allow legal casino gambling for the first [...]

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