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Zynga & Bwin.Party to Offer Real Money Online Gambling in the UK

Just minutes ahead of its Q3 earnings call, Zynga dropped a bit of a bombshell: The company has signed a deal with that will see the companies partner on real-money gambling in the UK via poker and casino games.Here’s how the partnership will apparently work: Zynga will operate real-money gaming in the UK under

Reid / Kyl Bill Draft Drops

An apparently credible draft of the much-anticipated federal bill to regulate online poker has found its way into the media.The draft was first published by Ian Imrich at You can read the full text of the draft at that link, along with some highlights & analysis from Imrich.As I noted yesterday on PokerFuse, the

Why Pincus Won’t Provide a Real-Money Gambling Plan for Zynga

This Oct. 24th, during Zynga’s quarterly earnings call, disgruntled investors will wait expectantly for CEO Mark Pincus to finally unveil Zynga’s plan to expand into real-money online gambling.They’ll be disappointed when Pincus fails to do anything of the sort.Don’t get me wrong – there is enormous potential in the online gambling market, and Zynga is

PokerStars Shuts Out Former Full Tilt Poker Affiliates

It’s not a surprising move in the least, but questions still remain after PokerStars’ announcement that the company will not be paying out affiliate debts related to the “old” Full Tilt Poker.The announcement was made via email to affiliates. The gist: If you were an FTP affiliate and FTP owed you money, PokerStars is not

Why Isn’t PokerStars Hurtling People Through (Near) Space?

At some point in the near future, Felix Baumgartner plans to step into the abyss and plummet something like two dozen miles to the ground from his starting point in near space.He will do this on behalf of humanity’s innate desire to conquer the unconquerable. And also, Red Bull.Baumgartner’s jump is officially known as “Red

Tens of Thousands in Player Funds Vanish

That’s the apparent takeaway from the recent closure of little-known poker site source close to the room estimates that roughly $50,000 in player deposits held at KingdomOfPoker (KOP) have yet to be returned to players. The room itself is closed and players have no formal mechanism to request or track withdrawals.The website now

Major PokerStars Software Update in the Works

While details are still scarce, it appears that PokerStars is in the advanced stages of a software overhaul that will aim to completely change the way that players interact with the world’s largest poker site.Details of the impending upgrade emerged from players who attended the recent PokerStars VIP party in London; part of the party

Cake Poker Migrating US Players to Juicy Stakes

All US players at Cake Poker will reportedly be forced to migrate to fellow Revolution Gaming skin Juicy Stakes Poker on September 27th, 2012.The news was first reported by, who cited an “announcement” from Cake that we weren’t able to track down at the time of this article. Cake support provided the following reply

Phil Galfond Files Suit Against Bluefire Poker Partner

Well-known poker pro Phil Galfond filed suit against William Murphy, a partner in poker training site Bluefire Poker, earlier this week.The suit, which you can read in full here, was filed in the District Court of Travis County, Texas on 9/12/12. Some highlights: Galfond earned over $400,000 for his role in Bluefire Poker from 2009-2010.

Howard Lederer Speaks!

On the heels of DiamondFlush’s excellent interview with Andy Bloch comes news of another Full Tilt principal ready to make (some) information public: Howard Lederer.Looks like there will be two separate upcoming opportunities for those interested to get a peek inside the mind of “The Professor.”1) The LVRJ reported this weekend that Lederer has already