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Poker News - Archive 2011-05
2011 World Series of Poker Underway

The wait is finally over! The 2011 World Series of Poker has now begun and players are trying their hardest to win a coveted gold bracelet. The first of fifty eight WSOP events kicked off today with thousands of players vying for a cash prize. (31/05)

Full Tilt Poker offering players Fantasy WSOP contest

For those who still have access to Full Tilt Poker, there is a special contest taking place that gives players a chance to live vicariously through the pros in the upcoming World Series of Poker. The Fantasy WSOP contest is offering players the chance to choose a team of fifteen players for each of the events of the WSOP. Each event held at Full Tilt will see the top winner earning FTP gear. (26/05)

Department of Justice Seizes more Online Gambling Domains

After Black Friday, it seemed as though the online poker industry could not get any worse but apparently that is not the case. The FBI seized the domain names as well as accounts of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Ultimate Bet last month and now they are continuing to shut down online gambling sites in the US. (24/05)

Two Pros resign from Poker Players Alliance

The Poker Players Alliance, known as the PPA, is a nonprofit group that works to ensure poker is available in all forms in the United States. The PPA has thousands of members created of players who play online as well as offline. There are many big name poker players that are associated with the PPA, some of which are even on the board of the PPA. It was recently announced that two pros who are board members have now resigned. (19/05)

Doyle Brunson leaves Doyles Room

Black Friday has affected online gambling in many ways not just the poker rooms affected. Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker were directly affected on Black Friday but after the incident, the entire gambling industry was affected. (17/05)

Absolute Poker reaches an agreement with US government

Absolute Poker has been holding out on paying their customers after the recent shutdown on Black Friday back in April. Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars were part of the US shutdown as well and they reacted fast to pay back players while Absolute held out. Now the US Attorney has announced that an agreement has been made with Absolute Poker and players will now have their money returned. (12/05)

Top Poker Rooms let go of sponsored pros

A surprising turn of events has taken place in the poker industry. Absolute Poker and UB have announced they have canceled sponsorships they have with poker players. A total of ten poker players have been cut from Team UB and Absolute Poker. (10/05)

Titan Poker offering players discounted buy-ins to tournaments

Poker players looking to get a good deal on tournament buy-ins should look no further than Titan Poker. The online poker room is currently offering players discounted buy-ins to several large guaranteed tournaments during the current month as well as June. (05/05)

Black Friday causes Wynn Resorts to abandon PokerStars

After Black Friday, many things changed in the poker world, most of which were not in favor of the online poker rooms involved. PokerStars, one company affected lost access to many players, all in the US, as well as having to deal with indictments from the Department of Justice. Now the online poker room has to deal with sponsors and company’s pulling away from the poker giant. Wynn Resorts is the latest group to abandon the online poker room. (03/05)

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