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888poker Earns Italian License

According to a recent press release, 888poker has earned an operating license from the Italian government. This will allow the Israeli-based company to accept online wagers from residents of their Mediterranean neighbor, on both the casino and poker ends. The efforts...

The 2011 WSOP Cards Are In The Air!

Starting today is the 2011 World Series of Poker, the world’s richest poker tournament, hosted this year at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The 2011 WSOP features 58 events, the biggest poker stars in the world, and millions of dollars to be...

Andy Frankenberger WPT Player of the Year

The WPT brings in a lot of players trying their hardest to earn money along the way to the title of WPT Player of the Year. Of course, in the end and much like a tournament, only one person will be left standing. In 2011 it’s Andy Frankenberger. Andy...

PokerHeaven Offers Summer Promos

As the weather turns warm, PokerHeaven is rolling out an impressive array of unique promotions. With more than a dozen separate offers on the board, there is a competition to suit every sort of player. One of the most exciting of these is the Summer Gifts 2011 promo....

Drunk and Winning at the Tables

The 2008 HORSE final table played host to a now-infamous meltdown. Scotty Nguyen, known as the Prince of Poker in some circles and the Ambassador of Poker in others, gave one of the worst performances of his life. In short, he had a drink-inspired melt down. Nguyen is...

Bodog Announces 2011 WSOP Sports Betting

Bodog is always thinking of new ways to gain the attention of their current customers as well as new prospects. While their poker client is very popular, Bodog also contains a casino and different betting sections for either sports or horses. The sports betting has a...

Nevada Passes Online Poker Bill

There is finally some good news in terms of the legal status of online poker. The Nevada State Assembly has passed a bill that would create a system of licensure for any online poker business in the state. Of course, this is a small step, but it is at least a step in...

Best Poker People On Twitter

In the second decade of the 21st Century, your heroes need not be unreachable demi-gods waving from ivory towers. It turns out that most of them are just ordinary people, who are more than happy to connect with the fans. Twitter has brought plenty of previously aloof...

Ferguson, Lederer Out at PPA

According to a recent announcement on the TwoPlusTwo forums, both Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson have stepped down from their positions on the Poker Players Alliance’s Board of Directors. While there is a great deal of online conjecture as to the exact...

WPT Extends Contract with Bellagio

The World Poker Tour has announced a contract extension with the Bellagio Resort and Casino, ensuring their collaboration through the next two seasons. According to a recent press release, “The deal ensures Bellagio will continue to be the exclusive home of the...

WSOP Expands Live Tournament Coverage

The World Series of Poker has announced an expansion of their live coverage plans for their upcoming season. Their schedule now lists 55 separate gold-bracelet events, each of which will feature two-camera coverage. Viewers will also be treated to the sounds of the...

Iowa Gaming Bill with Governor

After passing through the Iowa House of Representatives by a vote of 72-21, a bill which would allow legal intrastate poker is on the desk of Governor Terry Branstad. Known as SF458, this particular piece of legislation is the latest in a long line of such...