Ray Bitar had Numerous Bank Accounts and Companies

Ray Bitar became the classic fall guy when Full Tilt Poker collapsed in 2011 and millions of dollars in player deposits were stuck on the site. Did Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer and Rafe Furst all play a part in this? Yeah it’s a good bet that they at least had some role to play. But […]

Ivey Poker Suspended – But It’s Not a Bad Thing

The Ivey Poker Facebook app was starting to develop a following on Facebook. And why wouldn’t it since the app bears the name of 10-time WSOP champ and cash-game crusher Phil Ivey. But those who follow news from Ivey Poker were greeted with a surprising message – the app has been taken out of circulation! […]

Do Poker Players need to put the Alcohol Down?

For years, one marketing tool that online poker sites used was this image that the game is full of wealthy, partying playboys. Take a look inside the home of the average online pro on a Friday night – where you’ll likely find them alone multi-tabling 8-12 tables – and you’ll know that this image is […]

Gus Hansen’s Poker Career not Over – But Live Appearances may be

Just the other day, we reported that Full Tilt dropped Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom as sponsored players. The move wasn’t a total surprise, given both of their struggles on the virtual felt. But could one grim byproduct of this be a huge downgrade in Hansen’s poker appearances? Gus is a guy who built […]

Lock Poker Scam continues: Players owed $3.1m

Lock Poker continues sinking further into the abyss as their player traffic decreases and their debt to players keeps mounting. Thanks to information by both TwoPlusTwo poster ‘IHasTehNutz’ and EverythingPokerNJ, it’s been confirmed that Lock players are owed over $3.1 million. Currently, 394 players are awaiting a combined $941,000 in withdrawals – money that hasn’t […]

Viktor Blom and Gus Hansen out at Full Tilt

Before Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker laid claim to a massive roster of over 160 signed pros. Fast-forward to now, and they are officially without any signed pros after dropping Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom and Gus Hansen. As Full Tilt explained to PokerFuse, they are moving away from “Pro-centric advertising” and on towards marketing that falls […]

UK Poker Pro Darren Woods facing Online Poker Fraud Charges

Just three years ago, Darren Woods was a respected poker pro coming off a victory in a 2011 WSOP $2,500 Six-Max NL Hold’em tournament ($213,431). Now he’s facing criminal charges dealing with online poker fraud. The 29-year-old rounder was in Sheffield Crown Court this past week after being accused of committing 12 acts of online […]

Daniel Negreanu: Defender of PokerStars Spin & Gos

What seemed like a harmless and fun invention by PokerStars has turned into a hotly debated topic in online poker. The site’s new “Spin & Gos,” which are regular sit and gos that give out lottery-style prizes, are said to be cutting into the earning power of pro players. Moreover, many PokerStars players, such as […]

“Wife Swap” comes calling, Phil Hellmuth’s Wife Declines

There’s a chance that you’ve caught an episode or two of ABC’s Wife Swap; the show that attempts to create utter chaos by switching wives from two completely different families. Of course, chaos wouldn’t be hard to create if you dropped a random woman into Phil Hellmuth’s household. The 13-time WSOP champion is well known […]

Party Poker splits with Former No. 1 Marvin Rettenmaier

Former GPI #1 player Marvin Rettenmaier had spent the past couple of years representing Party Poker. But now it looks like the union is over since Rettenmaier has parted with his former sponsor. Luckily, it doesn’t look like there are any hard feelings because the German had only good words for Party Poker. Here’s a […]