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WPT, FSN launch new show

November 20th, 2014

ClubWPT.com will be another first for poker programming as it features six amateur players from around the United States and Canada competing each week for their shot at cash prizes and poker stardom. Unlike the regular WPT tournaments that get televised, these players won’t be putting up a $10,000 buy-in to get into the events. Instead they’ll earn their seat in the show by playing in specially-designated online tournaments .



Ten Reasons Why You Should Play Video Poker Online

November 19th, 2014

Video Poker is rapidly becoming one of the most popular online casino games, as technology allows players to instantly access their favourite Video Poker games online at the click of a few buttons.



Gaming Commission comes down hard on UltimateBet

November 2nd, 2014

The KGC has concluded that former WSOP Main Event winner Russell Hamilton, who was associated with UltimateBet’s affiliate program, was the main person responsible for multiple cheating incidents. The investigation started earlier this year after numerous poker players, especially those belonging to online communities like twoplustwo.com, noticed strange play on the site and started to keep track of the suspicious players. Sister site Absolute Poker was also involved in a very public scandal where the online player known as POTRIPPER was identified as a player with a super-user account



Biggest pot ever, traffic surge rule Sept.

November 1st, 2014

No question about it: After 11 years of online poker without crossing the $600k pot barrier, the game steamrolled into the future in September with not one but two $600k+ pots changing hands – including of course the biggest pot ever won online, for an awe-inspiring $610,000. Even more of a story



EPT London sold out, promises big money

October 31st, 2014

For the first time, PokerStars is anteing up to create a guaranteed £1 million first-place prize. In addition to the mad loot on the line in the Main Event, the London EPT will also include a £1 million high rollers event. “With the promise of £1,000,000 for first place and a special High Rollers event as well, London EPT is set to be one of the best EPT events of all time,” says a PokerStars representative.



Understanding Slots Tournaments

October 30th, 2014

A Slot tournament is where a collection of solitary slot machine players all work collectively to earn cash or prizes after all paying a small fee. The idea of a tournament was introduced in the land based casino to encourage more people to play the slot machines as a taster to the more serious forms of gambling.



Las Vegas Reviews – Bellagio Hotel And Casino

October 30th, 2014

The Bellagio is one of the great casino hotels of Las Vegas, and a world famous landmark in its own right. It is rightly famed for its accommodations, hospitality, and for the amenities and shopping that it provides – but what draws people here, above all, is the thrill of the gaming floor.



15 Great Ways to Save Money in Las Vegas

October 29th, 2014

Money-saving tips will help you get the most out of your trip to Las Vegas – including the casinos, shows, attractions, nightclubs, resorts, Las Vegas Strip and more.



iMEGA files appeal of UIGEA lawsuit

October 28th, 2014

The UIGEA prohibits U.S. financial institutions from processing transactions between illegal online gambling sites and U.S



UB running a Phil Hellmuth look-alike contest

October 27th, 2014

More here: UB running a Phil Hellmuth look-alike contest



Kahnawake Gaming sanctions UB, points finger at Hamilton

October 27th, 2014

In a statement released yesterday, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission laid the lion’s share of the blame for the recent cheating scandal at Ultimate Bet at the feet of Russ Hamilton, an individual often referred to as one of the original owners of UB (or one of the several associated companies), but who the KGC report describes as an “individual associated with Ultimate Bet’s affiliate program.” KGC ruled that UB has to, among other things, refund all players who were cheated, submit to heavy oversight, and pay a fine of 1.5 million. Sound familiar