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NBC Opening Online Poker Room
--Poker has long been associated with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) with its Poker After Dark late night show and its Heads Up Poker championship, so it seems very fitting that it will open an online poker room. has chosen Zen Gaming to provide software for its new site, which will open this Sunday, May 3, 2009.
Annie Duke AndJoan Rivers Going Heads Up
--Following last week's tirade by the fired Melissa Rivers and mother Joan in NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, many doubted if the elder Rivers would return.

But return Joan Rivers did, with her sights set on avenging her daughter, who was allegedly thrown under the bus by poker player Annie Duke and Playboy playmate Brande Roderick.
Harrah's Supports Online Gambling Legislation
--As reported by Bloomberg: "Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Inc. have joined professional poker players in helping support legislation to be introduced today to legalize online gambling.
WSOP Offering Cash Game Academy
--While winning is how poker players earn their fame, it is cash game play where they earn their living, and beginning in 2009, the World Series of Poker Academy, poker's premier series of instructional camps, will provide poker players of all skill levels with the foundation and tools needed to become a consistent winning cash game player with the launch of its new Cash Game Academy, a two-day, intensive poker school dedicated exclusively to No Limit Hold'em cash game play.
Treasure Island To Be Sold
--MGM Mirage said this morning that its Treasure Island property will be sold to former Frontier hotel owner Phil Ruffin.
Regulators, Legislators And Courts
--The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued the latest, but undoubtedly not the last, decision in the fight over the Emerald Casino license.
Wait Over For WSOP Main Event Final Table
--Poker saw an innovation with the introduction of the camera that captures “hole cards” and that was crucial for television poker and now one of the world’s premier poker tournaments is evolving as well.
Poker Hall of Fame Announces 2008 Inductees
--The Poker Hall of Fame has announced its 2008 Class, and what a class it is.
Antigua Added To UK "White-List"
--In the UK, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Andy Burnham, has announced that the small Caribbean island nation of Antigua And Barbuda has been added to the advertising ‘white-list’.
Viejas Casino Player Wins Big Treat for Halloween
--A San Diego area woman won a big treat just before Halloween when she hit the October “GonnaHit!” Jackpot at Viejas Casino. The winner, Pearl Adams, recently won over $49,000.
Slight Growth For UK Online Gambling
--With the aid of independent omnibus data collected by ICM Research, the UK's Gambling Commission released numbers for interactive TV, mobile and online gambling—or remote gambling as it was referred—for the period between December 2007 to September 2008.
Day 1 of the 2008 Borgata Poker Open Draws Record-Breaking Registration
--The sixth annual Borgata Poker Open announces a record-breaking first day of registration as 1,192 players turned out for the start of the tournament, which boasts a $5 million guaranteed prize pool, the largest casino guarantee ever.
No Withholding Taxes on Poker Tourneys
--The IRS has decided that every poker operator in the United States will have to report anyone who wins more than $5,000 in a poker tournament.
Poker Pros Prepare For APT
--The list of renowned poker pros participating in the Macau leg of this year's Asian Poker Tour (APT) has just gotten longer.
Tokwiro Concludes Its Investigation Into Unfair Play At UltimateBet
--Tokwiro Enterprises, proprietors of, one of the ten largest on-line poker cardrooms, today announced that it has concluded the investigation into allegations of unfair play on UB's web site.
G2E Asia Twice As Big
--At over 8,300 sq. m. of sold-out exhibition space showcasing 180 top-notch exhibitors and some 5,154 delegates, G2E Asia 2008 was over double the size from the previous year!
Fox Sports Net and World Poker Tour® Ink Broadcast License for Season VII
--WPT Enterprises, Inc. and Fox Sports Network announced today a partnership and broadcast license for Season VII of the World Poker Tour® (WPT) television series. FSN, the nation’s leading provider of local sports, received exclusive rights to air 26 all-new one hour WPT episodes in the United States across its national sports cable network.
Poker Tournaments in Bars -- The New Prohibition?
--While the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) has devastated internet poker, separate, quiet battles are being fought, and won, to make poker legal in bars under state laws.
WPT Enterprises Opens Discussions for Season VII Television Broadcast Rights
--GSN Renewal Option Lapsed on June 7
TripAdvisor Releases Gambling Survey
--TripAdvisor(R), the world's largest travel community, has announced its gambling survey of more than 1,600 travelers worldwide and the lucky seven gambling destinations, according to TripAdvisor travelers and editors.
France Looking To Legalize Online Gambling?
--Much like Italy, France seems to be pulling an about face with its attitudes towards online gambling.
Harraha's To Be Renamed Caesars Entertainment
--Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. said its board of directors has approved a plan to change the company’s name to Caesars Entertainment Corporation, pending regulatory approvals.
Harrah's And Everest Poker Sign WSOP Deal
--Everest Poker has signed a major agreement with Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. that includes satellite rights and brand placement on all of the table-top felts at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and for the first time, the inner rung of the WSOP feature table.

Team CardRunners Joins Full Tilt Poker
--Team CardRunners who, collectively, have earned a reputation as the hottest young players and instructors in online poker now play exclusively at Full Tilt Poker.
Phil Ivey Wins L.A. Poker Classic
--One of Phil Ivey's claims to fame was the fact that he had the most World Poker Tour(R) (WPT) final table appearances without a win.

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