Denies Deal With Tapie

It just keeps getting odder.Word leaked today that GBT apparently attempted to poach some top talent at FTP once it was clear the deal with the DOJ to purchase was off.The plan, pitched to said Full Tilt employees as the DOJ deal was falling apart last week: To take a dozen or two of the

PokerStars Buys Full Tilt Poker … Say What?

UPDATE 4:30 EST: Full Tilt Poker’s legal counsel has released a statement that echoes the Stars statement copied further down.From 4pm EST: Stars releases statement saying nothing. From Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars:—–That’s the word from reputable sources this afternoon.The tl;dr: GBT didn’t have enough money to take on Full Tilt,

PokerStars Purchase of Full Tilt Confirmed By Multiple Sources

WickedChops rarely goes with something definitive unless it’s definitive:Link.Same goes for PokerFuse, who were pretty definitive yesterday when they broke the story:DiamondFlush won’t confirm that the new buyer is PokerStars or that the deal is done but it’s not too hard to read between the lines:Also, while less formal than the above sources, Shaun Deeb

Campos Plea Accepted Avoiding Poker Trial of the Century

When news broke a few weeks ago that a judge had rejected the plea deal struck between prosecutors and Black Friday defendant John Campos, it seemed as if there might be a jury trial for online poker after all.Not so fast, now says the judge. Apparently whatever prosecutors provided in response to US District Judge

Wynn + Zynga = Online Poker Powerhouse?

Steve Wynn doesn’t seem to do many things on a small scale.That’s why it’s especially interesting to read reports that the casino mogul is in talks with social gaming kingpin Zynga. From Forbes:This isn’t the first time Steve Wynn has had an online poker room on his dance card. Before a little thing called Black

Frank: Kyl and Tribes Biggest Obstacles to Online Poker Regs

In an exclusive interview with PokerNews, longtime online poker advocate Barney Frank expressed an opinion that’s not likely to sit well with US online poker players: He doesn’t see regulation happening in 2012.From the interview:Source: Barney Frank Talks to PokerNews

Bovada Out of Washington State

Washington State online poker players are down another option today, as Bovada has reportedly closed their doors to residents of the state.The news was delivered via email to players, with payment processing cited as the primary motivation for the decision. Excerpt:Source: PokerAddict.

Timeline: Full Tilt Poker Post-Black Friday

On April 14th, few could have imagined the extended soap opera that Full Tilt Poker would become. Below is an evolving timeline of relevant events that make up what is without a doubt the online poker story of the decade to date.April 20114/15 – Following the seizure of its domain name by the US Department

Bluff Media Acquired By Churchill Downs

Major online poker media company Bluff Media has a new owner.The operator of Bluff Magazine and the PokerDB is now a part of Churchill Downs – the same Churchill Downs that owns and operates, among other things, the Kentucky Derby.In a press release, an unspecified rep from Churchill offered the following explanation for the purchase:Guess

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