Online Poker still Illegal in Washington State

May 16, 2008

Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts of King County in Washington state, dealt a huge blow to online poker fans yesterday. Roberts upheld a 2006 law passed in Washington State, that made playing Internet poker a felony. Roberts announced her decision Read more

Absolute Poker’s Liv Boeree Wins Ladbroke’s Ladies Championship

May 15, 2008

Liv BoereeOne of Absolute Poker’s premiere female poker pros, Olivia “Liv” Boeree, won the Ladbroke’s European Ladies Championship this past weekend in London. This land based tournament featured some of the top women poker players in the world including Read more

Alexander Jung wins Party Poker Million VI

May 14, 2008

Alexander Jung, a 25 year old university math student from Berlin, won the Party Poker Million VI tournament late last week. Alexander used his analytic math skills (and bluffing abilities) to take home a nice $358,280 in tournament winnings.

Jung beat a filed of 171 participants in the $8,000 no limit Texas Hold’em event. At the final table, Jung went heads up Read more

$25K Heads-Up World Championship at Full Tilt

May 13, 2008

Full Tilt Poker has announced the largest buy-in for a live or online heads-up event in the history of poker. Your $25,000 will get you into the $25K Heads-Up World Championship, played online, on May 24 and May 25, 2008 hosted by Full Tilt Poker Pro, Chris Ferguson. Read more

Netherlands cracking down on Online Poker

May 12, 2008

The Dutch Ministry of Justice has asked banking institutions to cease providing financial transactions to online gaming sites, including a number of online poker sites. According to the report from Reuters, banks in the Netherlands were given a report listing 30-50 online gaming with a request to stop banking services to these companies.

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Asian Poker Tour Manila - APT

May 8, 2008

Poker pros are gearing up for the Asian Poker Tour coming to Manila, Philippines for the first leg from May 27th, 2008 to June 1st, 2008. The Asian Poker Tour held a press conference with APT director, Chris Parker, laying out the details of the event such as the structure of the tournament.

Parker is expecting Read more

PokerStars announces return of Turbo Takedown

May 7, 2008

PokerStars announced today they will be bringing back the monthly Turbo Takedown tournament at their poker room. After the success of the February tournament, Pokerstars will offer the Turbo Takedown as a regular monthly fixture of their already impressive tournament offerings. Read more

PartyGaming revenues increase 21% in Q1 2008

May 6, 2008

PartyGaming, the parent company of Party Poker, announced that their 1st quarter revenues for 2008 were up 21% over Q4 of 2007. This was driven primarily from a large increase in their online casino business, which grew 45% from the previous quarter.

Overall this looks good for Party Poker fans as Read more

Poker Pro “ZeeJustin” Joins BoDog Poker

May 5, 2008

Bluff Magazine reported that Poker Pro Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo was signed to Bodog Poker, to represent them at poker tournaments and in various marketing campaigns. ZeeJustin is one of the most successful poker players around the world and Read more

Actress Cheryl Hines seen at Poker Tournament

May 5, 2008

Cheryl Hines, who stars as Larry David’s wife on the hit HBO comedy series Curb Your Entusiasm, took a break from shooting a new film in Connecticut to play a poker tournament at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read more

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