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2012 Poker Highlights and Twilights

Poker went through a "rip" that pulled it out to sea and left it stranded when the United States government failed to acknowledge the value of online poker and left "Internet gambling" to the discretion of individual states. There were other...

New Jersey Senate Passes Internet Gambling Bill

New Jersey's Internet gambling bill made it through the State Senate on Thursday, December 21st, 2012, after clearing the State Assembly on Monday, December 17th, 2012. The vote passed through the Senate with 33-3 and sends the bill back to the...

Breaking NewsOnline Gambling Bill passed by New Jersey State Assembly

New Jersey will be the first state in the United States to approve online poker if the Senate passes the bill known as A2578, on Thursday and sends the legislation right back to the desk of Gov. Christ Christie where the same legislation was...

Black FridayPokerStars Shows Interest in Purchasing Atlantic City Casino to Reenter U.S.

PokerStars was forced out of the United States' market by the Department of Justice almost two years ago. The report from the Wall Street Journal on Thursday brought news that the world's leading online poker site is planning to purchase the...

Breaking NewsZynga Heads for Real-Money Gambling in Nevada

Zynga Poker and Farmville creator, Zynga, is opting to make a move past the popular social gaming hits with an announcement this week that it is in the process of offering real-money gambling in the U.S. PokerNews.com received a statement from...

Jim RyanJim Ryan Plans to Retire as bwin.party Co-CEO

The news broke in a press release today from bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc to the London Stock Exchange that the group's co-CEO, Jim Ryan, is set to retire from his position on January 15th, 2013. The press release had a statement from...

Theo Jorgensen courtesy of PokerNews.comPokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen Shot During Home Robbery

Danish Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen is in the hospital recovering from an attack by three robbers who invaded his Greve home and shot him three times. Reports are in that three masked men forced their way into the Jorgensen home and...

Four Kings CharityFour Kings and an Ace Celebrity Poker Tournament and Event

Mending Kids International (MKI)* is bringing a star-studded fundraising Celebrity Poker tournament - "Four Kings and An Ace" - to The London West Hollywood on Saturday, December 1st. The event is hosted by "Four Kings" of entertainment with...

World Series of PokerWorld Series of Poker Sets Dates for 44th Annual WSOP

Get out your calendar and mark the dates. The 44th Annual World Series of Poker is set to start on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in news released today by WSOP.com. The schedule of events is yet to be...

PokerStars - Full Tilt PokerPPA Reports FTP U.S. Players Repayment is a "Long Way Away"

The Poker Players Alliance met with the U.S. Department of Justice on November 13, 2012, and came away with the report that little progress has been made for repayment of the more than $200 million that is owed to Full Tilt Poker's USA...

Breaking NewsBwin.party co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger Arrested in Brussels

Online gambling giant bwin.party's co-CEO, Norbert Teufelberger, was arrested in the Belgian capital today while attending the Responsible Gaming Day conference. Although the full details of the arrest have not been made public yet, the reason...

World Poker TourSeason XI 2013 Schedule Announced for World Poker Tour

The World Poker Tour (WPT) announced the remainder of the Season XI tournament schedule on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. The WPT has laid out plans to visit nine of the most prestigious venues in the United States and Europe in 2013 and end at...

ISPT AmbassadorsThe International Stadiums Poker Tour Shines at Wembley Stadium

The International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) is going to change the way the world views poker as it establishes the first poker event that utilizes both an online and live poker tournament in one. The inaugural ISPT debuts on May 31 through June 6...

Sailor Roberts in the middlePoker Hall of Fame new Inductees: Brian "Sailor" Roberts and Eric Drache

The Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2012's new inductees have been announced by the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council, they are: Eric Drache and Brian "Sailor" Roberts. Nominated by the public, the two were voted in by a 36-person panel that...

Breaking NewsFull Tilt Poker Relaunch Set After Receiving Isle of Man Operating License

Full Tilt Poker has been granted a license by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) according to an announcement made by the Rational Group. The license will allow the company to provide online poker services from the Isle of Man...

Gus HansenGus Hansen First Brand Ambassador at Full Tilt Poker

Gus Hansen is back at Full Tilt Poker as the first ambassador of the new site. Hansen was a former Full Tilt Pro and has returned to represent the brand. Full Tilt Poker's assets were purchased by PokerStars in July and a relaunch of the site is...

PokerStars - Full Tilt PokerFull Tilt Poker Relaunch and ROW Players Payment Plan Announced by PokerStars

PokerStars' plan to repay $184 million to Full Tilt Poker's former players living outside the United States (rest of the world players - ROW) was announced on Monday, September 24th, 2012. The plan to relaunch FullTiltPoker.com during the first...

The Lederer Files - Part 7The Lederer Files Part 7 - PokerStars Saves the Day, Apology to Full Tilt Poker's Customers

The PokerNews.com interview series with Howard Lederer continues with Part 7 as Howard talks about the closing deal between PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and the Department of Justice. The deal was finalized on July 31st, 2012 and according to...

The Lederer Files - Part 6The Lederer Files Part 6 - Outstanding member Loans; Groupe Bernard Tapie Complications

The ongoing, exclusive interview with PokerNews.com and Howard Lederer on the fall of Full Tilt Poker continues with the outstanding loans of some of the owners of Full Tilt Poker and a mistake by the company's finance department which...

The Lederer Files - Part 5The Lederer Files Part 5 - The Phil Ivey Lawsuit, Transition 2.0

Part 5 of the PokerNews.com interview with Howard Lederer continues as Lederer talks in detail about Phil Ivey's $150 million lawsuit that was filed against the company on June 1st, 2011. Lederer says that Ivey was only trying to look out for...

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