UB/Absolute Pull the Plug on US Gaming?

A lot of this is still in the rumor phase but this blog isn’t exactly the New York Times or anything and some supposedly official statements confirm what is being discussed on 2+2 and elsewhere. According to Gambling911, UB/Absolute have released the following statement via their Public Relations Department: Absolute Poker and UB ceased their […]

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Wakeup Call for UB/Absolute Players and Affiliates

A very interesting article in the St. Petersburg Times detailing some of what has gone on behind the scenes at Absolute and UB. Tales of frustrated investors and suspicions about why the company founders were living luxurious lifestyles while profits are declining. It also should serve as a warning to players and affiliates that announcements […]

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Full Tilt and PokerStars Allowing Cashouts . . . Soon?

Several sources seem to be reporting that Full Tilt and PokerStars have come to a legal agreement with the DOJ that gives the poker rooms back the use of their .com domains. They will only be able to use the .com addresses in conjunction with allowing US players to seek cashouts. They will not be […]

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Barclay’s on DOJ’s Actions’ Impact on European Gaming Sector

I tweeted this really interesting read from Barclay’s on the investment and business impact of the DOJ’s actions on European operators but thought I would share it here too. Hat tip to Pokerati’s Scarlet and Dan Michalski for finding it. Like Dan points out, there’s an interesting angle on the confidence factor that could see […]

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I Don’t Get the PPA

Here is the email that the PPA sent out to members late yesterday. I sort of mulled it over a bit to give it time to sink in but I still don’t get it. Now Is the Time We Fight Back! Dear William, April 15, 2011 will forever be a dark day for the online […]

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And The Numbers Are In – A Look at the Carnage

Poker Scout has done their weekly report and there are no real surprises. I like the fact that Scout decided to compare the post Friday period so we can get an early look at how the market shakeup is hitting everyone. Overall, the market shrank 23% last week. That’s pretty huge. The numbers since Friday […]

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Why Bodog Wasn’t Kicked Out of the US

I was listening to the QuadJacks stream earlier today and they kept bringing up this question and I have received a few emails asking the same thing. I don’t have any contacts at the DOJ but as far as I can tell it has to do with the fact that the indictment and banning from […]

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The Vultures Are Circling

I just got this email from Chili Poker today: MALTA, 17/04/2011 – Beat the Black Friday with the Chilipoker.com Purple Day In response to the Black Friday of the online poker, Chilipoker.com decided to announce its ‘Purple Day’. More than ever, Chilipoker is a European safe and secure poker environment as the company never took […]

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The Fallout From The Full Tilt / PokerStars Pullout

I said I was going to cover what this all means on a few topics when I got home and as I start to write this it’s 6:07am and I’ve just spent a sleepless night on the bus from Phetchabun so I’ll probably just do a quick draft and finish up after I get a […]

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Online Poker Industry Black Friday

I have to apologize for being quiet lately. I’ve been in the backwaters of Thailand and the best I can get up here is GPRS which is about as slow as dialup so I’ve only been checking emails. However I received an email from a friend telling me about the US taking aim at Tilt, […]

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