Category: Industry

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.

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

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 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

Conflicting Reports on PokerStars Purchase of Full Tilt Poker

Update 7/31/12: The deal between PokerStars and the DoJ is now confirmed.…That marks about the 14,286th time this headline could have been used in the last 3 months.Yesterday saw widespread reports of a completed deal between the DoJ and PokerStars that clears the way for the purchase of Full Tilt Poker by Stars (and a

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