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Online Poker News Archives - July 2009

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UIGEA Regulations Won’t Change Online Poker Industry

Coming out of National Poker Week, an effort orchestrated by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) to legalize and regulate the online game in the United States, many wondered what the future of the industry would be once the regulations of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) are fully enforced in December...

July 29, 2009

Online Poker Funds Seized by NY District Court

It started with the usual rumblings. Several players wrote on poker forums that their withdrawal payments from Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars were invalid. Checks were bouncing and funds transfers were not completing. But the number of complaints grew at an unusually rapid pace until it became a full-blown concern. Then the truth came out: More than $30 million in funds were seized from major U.S. banks, all of which pertained to online poker companies, and it was ordered by the Southern District of New York...

July 25, 2009

ESPN Will Begin Their Coverage of 2009 World Series of Poker Next Week

On August 4th, ESPN will switch things up by airing coverage of the WSOP Champions Cup Invitational event. On August 11th, ESPN will show another non-bracelet event, this time the "Ante Up For Africa Charity" tournament...

July 23, 2009

A Pro in Prime Position. WSOP: Day 6 of the Main Event

Somewhere in Vegas, 64 poker players are having a lot more fun than you. To live with this unnerving reality, take solace in the fact that they’re probably feeling the pressure too. As the Main Event draws closer to closing time, some of the remaining players cling tightly to their chips, just hoping for a higher money finish. Others are playing fast and loose, hoping to cover ground before the table count decreases. And then there’s Phil Ivey...

July 16, 2009

Online Casino Operator bwin Considers Buying World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour officials have confirmed that they have provided company data to unnamed parties interested in acquiring the brand and the accompanying series of televised poker showdowns. While neither side would comment, whispers in the online casino community is that bwin, the Internet gambling operator, may be at the top of the list of interested bidders...

July 15, 2009

Poker Account Freezing Continues, Details Kept Obfuscated

Not even a month ago, over $30 million dollars in disbursal accounts had been frozen. These funds were to be processed and sent to online poker players that had fairly won the money. According to reports uncovered by, another set of accounts has been frozen...

July 11, 2009

Day 2 of the World Series of Poker main event

The tournament director at the World Series of Poker said its no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event will likely last a few hours longer than in previous years as players begin the tournament with more chips. Jack Effel said Saturday that the series added chips to players' starting stacks this year to give them more time to size up the tables and maneuver during the tournament...

July 4, 2009

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