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Poker News | The Inside Shuffle

Poker and gambling news slides off the daily edge of news reporting so fast that the key reports are sometimes lost before they are read. The Inside Shuffle provides the opportunity to look back over a day or a week's news and also discover current news without searching for it.

Justin Bonomo EPT Super High RollerThe Inside Shuffle – PokerStars Buys Full Tilt, 2+2 Hacked, Bonomo Wins EPT High Roller and More

This week the poker community was stunned by the news that PokerStars had made a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase former rival poker site Full Tilt Poker (FTP) for $750 million. According to reports, $330 million will be used...

media reportingThe Inside Shuffle – PokerStars Buys Full Tilt? ElkY Wins EPT Berlin High Roller, and More

This just came in and we are still searching for more news – various sources reported on Tuesday, April 24th, that PokerStars bought Full Tilt Poker for an estimated $750 million. According to the reports, PokerStars had also reached an...

Barney FrankThe Inside Shuffle – Campos' Guilty Plea, PokerStars Wins Against PTR, Orinic's AGCC License Hearing and More

Barney Frank says it's highly unlikely that the Federal Government is going to pass online poker legislation in 2012, although some hope can be put into the lame-duck session this November. Massachusetts joins the list of states considering...

poker cards and chipsThe Inside Shuffle – Black Friday Anniversary, New Jersey Online Poker Legislation, FT Owners Face New Lawsuit and More

Last Sunday, April 15th, marked the one-year anniversary of Black Friday – the day when the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) shut down the three biggest online poker sites – PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker. Not a joyous...

Phil Laak - Party Poker Big GameThe Inside Shuffle – Big Game, Big One, Bovada out of Washington and More

This past week was rich in poker happenings – PartyPoker's Big Game VI was running non-stop for 48-hours straight, streamed online, gathering thousands of poker fans to their PC screens watching the biggest names in the poker world play live. At...

2012 PartyPoker Premier LeagueThe Inside Shuffle – Poker Resides in Vienna, Students Playing Poker, Seidel's a Walking Dead and More!

Austrian capital Vienna also became the capital of poker for a short while as there are two PartyPoker events currently taking place there – the Premier League V and The big Game while WPT Vienna takes off today, April 10th, and runs up until...

Tony G - Animal instinctsThe Inside Shuffle – Premier League V Action, New Jersey Online Gaming Bill, Ayre's Lawyers and More

This week's news from the poker world? We give you some of the high spots – the PartyPoker Premier League V Main Event is already underway in the Austrian capital Vienna, with Phil Laak, Patrik Antonius, and Tony G winning the first three heats...

Michael Thoms PartyPoker QualifierThe Inside Shuffle – Campos' Plea Denied, Tony G Finds Jesus, Premier League Kicks-Off and More

This week it's all about the Premier League, well not ALL all, but most of it anyway. PartyPoker's Premier League V took off Sunday and the first qualifier for the $125,000 Main Event has already been determined – it's Mathew Frankland. During...

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If you haven't found the great games and action in the world of online poker at Poker770 yet, you can get $50 absolutely free - no deposit required! Join Poker770 through PokerWorks and get started with a ready-made bankroll. To be on the...

Scott SeiverThe Inside Shuffle – Elie and Campos Avoid Trial, Kentucky Seizes Poker Domains, Seiver Joins Premier League and More

Chad Elie and John Campos avoid trial, reverend James B. Butler says legalized online poker will summon hell on earth, Kentucky court seizes 132 online gaming domains and Norwegians occupy Ireland – these are the headlines of the latest Inside...

ElkYThe Inside Shuffle – AGC's Milestone License, Tzvetkoff to Testify in Black Friday Case, Negreanu Goes Nguyen and More

No Full Tilt or Epic Poker news doesn't mean no news. This week didn’t appear to bring more legal troubles to any more poker sites or live series, so even Daniel Negreanu decided to blow off steam and do something fun instead of sending Ray...

Frederik Jensen EPT MadridThe Inside Shuffle – NJ Online Poker Postponed, Jensen Wins EPT Madrid, Epic Poker Dead or Alive?

Last week saw a number of big heads-up matches both at the live and online tables while Epic Poker encountered CardPlayer. Denmark's Frederik Jansen finally scored a big title winning the EPT Madrid Main Event and taking home half a million in...

Pocket AcesThe Inside Shuffle – Iowa Poker Bill, GBT & FTP Deal, Online Gambling Fraud in Georgia and More

Online poker legislation is making is beginning in the United States with the Iowa Senate passing the bill which would allow casinos and race tracks to run their own online poker sites. The bill still has some obstacles to overcome but the first...

Moon Kim Bay 101 Shooting StarThe Inside Shuffle – FS+G Owes $5 Million, Kim Wins WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, bwin.Party Wants Nevada License and More

The Epic Poker League going on suspension continues making poker headlines as new facts come to light. The latest news about EPL's parent company Federated Sports + Gaming is the $5 million debt to its creditors which caused FS+G to file for...

Ray BitarThe Inside Shuffle – Bitar's Apology, Lindgren's Debts, PokerStars' Zoom and More

He's been dead silent for almost a year, but not anymore – Full Tilt's Ray Bitar has finally made a statement and apologized to all of those affected by Full Tilt's misfortunes. Not that the apology actually made things better, but it may be...

Royal Flush SpadesThe Inside Shuffle – Poker Community Reacts to EPL's Bankruptcy, Poker Pro Accused of Murder, and More

We're starting the new week with the poker community's reaction to Epic Poker's mother company Federated Sports + Gaming filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, National Conference of State Legislatures addressing Senate and Congress with requests not...

Calvin Ayre courtesy of CBSnews.comThe Inside Shuffle – Bodog Founder Indicted, FS+G Files Bankruptcy, RI Casino Gambling and More

It's been a tough week for poker. Federated Sports + Gaming, a company running the Epic Poker League announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Although this doesn't mean the end of Epic Poker, going bankrupt is not something a successful...

Vanessa Selbst L.A. Poker ClassicThe Inside Shuffle – Full Tilt Tapie Deal Off? MS Online Poker Bill, Ivey Returns to L.A. Poker Classic and More!

Starting the final week of winter 2012, once again it is news from the Full Tilt front line and again it's not good. Matt Glantz had some private conversations with FT bosses and found out that the deal between the site, U.S. Department of Justice...

A poker gameThe Inside Shuffle – Jeremy Johnson Charged, Atlantis Launches Online Poker Network, Negreanu Rants and More

Charges, Debts, and Accusations – these are today's poker headlines. Businessman and a high-stakes poker player Jeremy Johnson, who was arrested back in June 2011, for mail fraud is once again in trouble with the legal authorities for processing...

Daniel Negreanu courtesy PokerNewsThe Inside Shuffle – 2012 No Online Poker, Negreanu Rags Full Tilt, Duhamel's Bracelet Found and More

Today in The Inside Shuffle – Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that hopes of federal online poker legislation being passed in 2012 were shattered since internet poker was not included in the payroll tax cut extension; Daniel Negreanu posted a...

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