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NBA Playoffs: O.K.C. Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies Game 5 Preview

Written by Thomas | Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

This series is tied as they go to Game 5 at the Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Fresh off a triple overtime game on Monday where several memorable and outstanding performances took place. Five players logged more minutes than a regulation game as Kevin Durant ... Read More

Fact or Fiction: Cereus to Give the DOJ a Royal “F**k You?”

Written by Thomas | Friday, May 6th, 2011

In more developing news about the AP/UB situation, which has officially gone into crisis mode over the past few days, a new post on 2+2 asserts that Cereus and Blanca Gaming will not be paying out USA players and will essentially be telling them to whine about it to the US Department of ... Read More

PokerStars Offices in Costa Rica Raided by Local Authorities

Written by Thomas | Friday, May 6th, 2011

It’s been an intriguing week of news for online poker. After the breaking news of Absolute Poker’s corporate offices being completely cleaned out and 95% of its staff being fired just the other day, new news about PokerStars has just broken about their very own corporate offices being ... Read More

The Hits Just Keep on Coming: BetUS the Latest Room to Cease USA Operations

Written by Thomas | Friday, May 6th, 2011

“Black Friday” has claimed yet another beloved USA room… BetUS, one of the biggest sportsbooks in the world and in the USA, announced they are leaving the USA market effective immediately.  The site, which has a popular poker skin attached to it, will be making it official over ... Read More

Merge Gaming Not Accepting New Rakeback Players After June 1st

Written by Sadonna | Friday, May 6th, 2011

Since the domain seizure of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker back in April, the Merge Gaming Network has soared to the top of the poker player rankings no doubt thanks to US players signing up. The network has such poker rooms as Carbon Poker and Lock Poker on their network and draw ... Read More

Absolute and Reportedly Filing for Bankruptcy? Employees Being Laid Off!

Written by Thomas | Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The owners of Absolute Poker and have been carefully and quietly distancing themselves from the very company that was once thought to be a powerhouse of online poker. In the days since “Black Friday,” Absolute Poker and have been scrambling to come up with a response to ... Read More

New Memo to UB Staff says to Focus on “non-US Operations”; Downsizing Imminent?

Written by Thomas | Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Rumors are running wild on 2+2’s forums and some other media outlets that are indicating Absolute Poker and are making a direct beeline to screw USA players out of their cash. Since April 15th, when “Black Friday” hit, owners have remained silent at and Absolute, ... Read More

Major Rise in Traffic for Merge Gaming

Written by Sadonna | Friday, April 29th, 2011

Since April 15th 2011, known now as Black Friday to the online poker community, the online poker landscape has seen a major dip in player traffic. With the indictments handed down to the top poker rooms in the industry, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker, players have been shut out to ... Read More

PokerStars and Full Tilt Make Deal with DOJ to Process Cashouts

Written by Sadonna | Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Since April 15th, online poker players have been worried senseless about their accounts with PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker. These online poker rooms had their top officials served with indictments on the 15th, otherwise known as Black Friday, and when this happened members of the ... Read More

Betting Odds on Upcoming UFC 129

Written by Thomas | Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

UFC 129 is expected to be the largest UFC event in history, with 55,000 fans filling up the stadium that the Toronto Blue Jays play in.  UFC 129 is headlined by Georges St-Pierre putting his welterweight title on the line against top contender Jake Shields. There are a ton of fights scheduled ... Read More & PlayersOnly Pulling Out of the USA Market on May 1st, 2011

Written by Thomas | Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The hits just keep on rolling in for online poker – and hell, internet gambling in general – lately… After the recent news of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute and being shut down in the USA by the Department of Justice, it looks like another mega brand of sites is ... Read More

ESPN and Fox cancel PokerStars TV Shows & Advertising

Written by Sadonna | Sunday, April 24th, 2011

ESPN and the Fox network have been strong supporters of poker programming as well as advertising for many years now but now in the wake of the Black Friday arrests both networks have pull PokerStars programming from their airwaves. Fox has taken both the Million Dollar Challenge and the ... Read More Announces Live Online Blackjack Guide

Written by Thomas | Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The online casino industry continues to see more sophisticated advancements in speed, graphic quality and realistic game play. As more players seek out these progressively authentic styles of gambling over the internet, is proud to assist with the introduction of a brand new, ... Read More

Poker Sites Make Deal with U.S.A. Department of Justice – Player Fears Eased

Written by Sadonna | Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Since the shutdown of three of the top online poker sites in the United States last Friday, online poker players have been worried about their poker accounts. Players have been unable to access their accounts at Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker after the federal government seized ... Read More

Rival Gaming “White Label” Casinos Closing Doors to USA Customers

Written by Sadonna | Monday, April 18th, 2011

The online gambling options in the US are starting to look to shrink more and more. After the shocking charges filed against three of the largest online poker sites this past Friday, US players have now received yet another big blow – but this time, it’s in the online casino ... Read More