Is PokerStars Still Buying Full Tilt?

By Wednesday, this had already been a busy week with regard to the presumably impending deal between PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.  Early in the week, three members of FTR’s board of directors, Rafe Furst, Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer, filed motions to...

Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Surrenders

Ray Bitar, the chief executive officer of Full Tilt Poker (FTP), surrendered to U.S. authorities in New York today. The California native had stayed in Ireland since his indictment following the April 15, 2011 (Black Friday) crackdown on illegal gambling operations by...

Daniel goes off on FTP

In the latest step in the Full Tilt Poker drama, Daniel Negreanu, who has never been afraid to speak his mind or call out unscrupulous activity, has made a wild and angry vlog pertaining to his opinions on the former owners and operators of Full Tilt Poker. Daniel had...

Full Tilt Reapplying for AGCC License?

With new ownership waiting in the wings, it appears as though Full Tilt Poker may be gearing up to re-apply for their license with the Alderney Gaming Control Commission. Group Bernard Tapie, the main suitor involved with the beleaguered gaming giant, has high hopes regarding a potential reinstatement.

Epic Poker League TV Debut, Complete Schedule

The Epic Poker League (EPL) is working hard to become a powerful brand in the poker world for years to come. Each EPL event so far has been successful and generated wide media coverage. Unfortunately, so have the actions of some of its members, such as Chino Rheem...

Huck Seed Crowned Champion of Champions

A star-studded line-up squared off on the felt over the past several days as the fourth ever Tournament of Champions took place at the World Series of Poker, leaving Huck Seed standing proud as the 2010 Champion of Champions. The original Tournament of Champions was...

Ante up for Africa Event a Great Success

The World Series of Poker was abuzz today as 81 celebrities and poker professionals sat down together at the tables for an event not designed to award wealth or glory, but rather to support an excellent cause. This was the fourth annual Ante up for Africa tournament...

Tournament of Champions Returns at 2010 WSOP

The World Series of Poker is always coming up with new ideas and formats to keep the yearly poker mecca fresh and exciting. Alongside a raft of new features for the 2010 WSOP, an old favorite is set to re-take the stage. The WSOP Tournament of Champions will have it’s...

Strike Three for Clonie Gowen: Full Tilt Lawsuit Denied

Clonie Gowen has been denied for the third and final time, effectively ending her bid to capture a 1% stake in Full Tilt Poker and its partner companies. U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones ruled last week that, no matter what may have taken place at the now-infamous Golden Nugget meeting between Gowen and the members of the Full Tilt brass, the company owes no additional compensation to the plaintiff.

Full Tilt Fires Back at Gowen

Chapter Two of the Clonie Gowen vs. Full Tilt saga could be even uglier than the first. The online poker giant has launched a return volley straight for the heart of their former representative. Gowen, who filed suit in November of 2008 after she was released from her contract, claims that she was offered a 1% stake in the company. If this were true, she would be entitled to a return of approximately $40 million. Full Tilt has added a lawsuit of their own to the mix, requesting that Gowen make a statement in which she disavows her claim of owning any stake in the company.

Poker After Dark 2010 Schedule

Those staying up late during the week will be treated to a few new episodes of Poker After Dark starting this month. Poker After Dark began as a $20,000 buy-in winner-take-all shout out paying $120,000 to the last man (or woman) standing. In the beginning players like...

MiniFTOPS XIV Off to a Strong Start

Mini FTOPS XIV kicked off last week and has been rolling along nicely. This “mini” tournament series mirrors FTOPS but with much more manageable buy-ins for players with smaller bankrolls. The series will culminate this weekend with the $50+$5 $600k...

The Corporation

A team of top-class poker players who joined together to raise the cash to play billionaire businessman Andy Beal in an ultra-high-stakes cash game. The group included Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Todd Brunson, Ted Forrest, Jennifer Harman, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey,...

Team Full Tilt

The team of players sponsored by Full Tilt online poker site. The squad contains many of the game’s most popular and skillful players. Phil Ivey, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, and Howard Lederer are all members of Team Full Tilt.

J.P. Kelly Wins WSOPE Event #1

The first World Series of Poker Europe event recently concluded at the Empire Casino in Leicester Square, London. The 3rd annual WSOP jaunt across the Atlantic began in a record breaking way. Although still minute compared to the many thousands who descend on the Las...

National Poker Week Draws to a Close

Over the past week a collection of poker advocates from all walks of life gathered in Washington D.C. to lobby for the legalization and regulation of online gambling. Spearheading the assault was the Poker Player’s Alliance, a million strong advocacy group who has...

Poker Hall of Fame Shortlist Announced

Over the past 5 weeks, visitors to the official World Series of Poker website have been encouraged to nominate players they feel deserve to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. From May 26th to July 2nd, WSOP.com guests have been asked to submit their nominations...

Full-Tilt Now Has Its Own Academy!

Lately, teaching poker seems to be the new black. So it should come really as no surprise that online site Full Tilt Poker decided to open up its own Academy of Poker, predictably named Full Tilt Poker Academy. If you are a member at Bovada Poker, then you should have...

WSOPE Event #2: £2,500 H.O.R.S.E

With the obligatory opening hold ’em event out of the way it was time for the big guns to make their way to the Empire Casino in Leicester Square for the WSOPE £2,500 H.O.R.S.E tournament. The ultimate mixed game format is well known for attracting the best of...

WSOPE Event #1: £1,500 No Limit Hold ’em

The second annual World Series of Poker Europe began on Monday with the start of the £1,500 No Limit Hold ’em event. A total of 410 players contributed to the £615,000 prize pool, including many of the poker worlds brightest stars. Those famous faces gracing the...

WSOPE Event #1: £1,500 No Limit Hold 'em

The second annual World Series of Poker Europe began on Monday with the start of the £1,500 No Limit Hold ’em event. A total of 410 players contributed to the £615,000 prize pool, including many of the poker worlds brightest stars. Those famous faces gracing the...

2nd Annual Ante Up For Africa

The 2008 World Series of Poker will be hosting the 2nd annual Ante Up for Africa tournament to help raise funds and awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. The tournament begins at 2:00 pm on July 2nd in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Last year,...

NBC Heads-Up Championship: Day 1

One of the most interesting and unique tournaments in the world is well underway. That tournament being the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship. This event is an invitation only event, with a Poker Stars qualifier also being in the sixty-four-player field. Unfortunately,...

FullTilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-11

FTOPS Event 11 was a $216 Buy-In Limit Omaha H/L tournament.  The guaranteed prize pool was $200,000, and as with every other FTOPS event, the pool was exceeded.  In the end there were 1,333 entrants for prize money totaling $266,600 with 135 places paid.  The event...

Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society

Poker enthusiastic students at universities such as Yale, Harvard, USC and UCLA have been given the chance to join a chapter of a new poker society: the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society. The goal of this society is to bring to the academic environment poker as...

Poker Hottie of the Week – Clonie-Gowen

The FTOPS VII are coming soon, and the FTOPS VII are played on Full Tilt. Clonie Gowen plays on Full Tilt, even hosts an FTOPS VII event, and Clonie Gowen is hot, really hot. The logic behind this week’s choice for Hottie of the Week is simple enough. Gowen was...

The PPA fly-in to Washington

Some encouraging news for online poker players, on October 22nd – 24th, around 100 members of the Poker Player Alliance met up at Capitol Hill with lawmakers in their bid to defend poker player’s rights to play online in the US.  With Howard Lederer, Professor...