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Real Gaming Makes Play for Ultimate Customers

Real Gaming Makes Play for Ultimate Customers

Philip Conneller - November 25th, 2014

Real Gaming is hoping to vacuum up recent Nevada departee Ultimate Poker’s customers with a bold promotional gambit. The online poker site, launched by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, which only recently left soft-testing phase after eight months under the cosh from Nevada regulators, is offering to match the balances of Ultimate Poker’s […]

Poker Scandal Nuclear Commander Had DNA Link to Fake Chips

Poker Scandal Nuclear Commander Had DNA Link to Fake Chips

Philip Conneller - November 25th, 2014

Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina, who was fired from his position as number-two commander of US nuclear forces after he became embroiled in a poker cheating scandal, may have constructed the offending counterfeit chips, according to new revelations. Giardina, as we reported at the time, was sacked in October 2013 for his questionable gambling habits, although […]

Phil Ivey Nets Big Wins During Recent Online Sessions

Phil Ivey Nets Big Wins During Recent Online Sessions

Sean Gibson - November 23rd, 2014

Phil Ivey, who now plays under the screen name “Polarizing” has had a rough 2014 off the tables, but a hot streak at Full Tilt saw him win more than $690,000 in just a week’s time. While he might have lost out on millions thanks to a lost court case in the United Kingdom, Ivey’s […]

Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger

Jose Canseco Gives Poker Tournament the Finger

Philip Conneller - November 17th, 2014

For Jose Canseco, it was probably as bad a hand as he’s ever had at a poker table this week, considering it cost him a finger. No, he didn’t renege on a mob loan; Canseco had reportedly blown the offending digit off last month when his handgun accidentally discharged as he was cleaning it at his […]

Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking

Biggest Loser Archie Karas Lands Probation for Card Marking

Devin O'Connor - November 16th, 2014

Archie Karas, one of Las Vegas’ most legendary winners and losers, has beaten the system yet again. Card Marking Scandal Back in July 2013, the 63-year-old who 20+ years ago beat Sin City out of millions only to quickly lose it all back again sat down at a blackjack table at the Barona Casino in […]

Ultimate Poker Shuts Down Online Poker Site in Nevada

Ultimate Poker Shuts Down Online Poker Site in Nevada

Ed Scimia - November 14th, 2014

Ultimate Gaming has decided to leave the Nevada online poker market, a move some saw coming, but which the company had earlier denied was in the offing. The move must cast a kind of foreboding over US online poker operations, given that Ultimate was the very first to jump on board the regulated Internet bandwagon. […]

Paul Phua Caesars Villa Not Illegal Wire Room, Says Defense Counsel

Paul Phua Caesars Villa Not Illegal Wire Room, Says Defense Counsel

Philip Conneller - November 4th, 2014

Poker player Paul Phua’s dramatic court evidence in the alleged illegal Caesars sports betting case took another twist this week. Documents submitted to the court revealed that Phua’s luxury rented villa at the casino was not being used as a wire room to process illegal World Cup wagers, as was previously alleged by investigators. The […]

September Nevada Gaming Revenues Continue to Fall

September Nevada Gaming Revenues Continue to Fall

Sean Gibson - November 2nd, 2014

September Nevada gaming revenues continued the Silver State’s financial decline for the second month in a row. The gambling state represents a large portion of the small online gaming market in the United States right now. For players who get their fix at land-based casinos, Las Vegas is seen as one of the world’s gambling […]

PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal

PokerStars Cancels France Poker Series in Paris Amid Scandal

Philip Conneller - October 30th, 2014

PokerStars shut down the Paris leg of the France Poker Series, due to the closure by French police of the prominent Cercle Cadet poker club. The club was stormed by police two weeks ago, following a 14-month investigation into alleged extortion, embezzlement, money laundering and criminal conspiracy. Fourteen people were arrested, including a former police […]

Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team

Paul Phua Sports Betting Raid FBI Tactics Questioned by Legal Team

Ed Scimia - October 29th, 2014

Lawyers for defendants in the Paul Phua sports betting case say that federal agents impersonated repair technicians after turning off Internet access to three Caesars Palace villas in order to collect evidence. The legal team for four of the eight defendants have filed a motion in federal court to dismiss evidence by challenging that practice. […]

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room

Sean Gibson - October 22nd, 2014

The Philadelphia SugarHouse Casino is about to become the premium destination for poker players in the City of Brotherly Love. While many states in the US are focused on bringing poker and other casino games online, brick-and-mortar locations scattered throughout the country are expanding their business in the hunt to draw in players. Pennsylvania is […]