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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

Key Points of the PokerStars / DoJ Deal + What’s Next for Full Tilt

Ok, this time it seems like there’s actually a bit of meat on the bone. Both PokerStars and the DoJ have confirmed that a deal has been reached that will settle the charges against PokerStars (the company) and allow Stars to purchase Full Tilt and repay players.You can read the full text of the settlement

Maryland in the Online Gambling Mix?

Update August 8th: Online gambling will not be a part of the special session in Maryland. Update August 5th: Speaker Busch is now downplaying the role online gambling might play in the session and Maryland Senate is also sending negative signals. No one has yet rung the death knell, however, so we’ll continue to keep

Full Tilt Poker Back on Twitter, FTP Doug Revealed!

One of the first concrete manifestations of Full Tilt’s relaunch occurred yesterday when the company introduced (via 2p2 and Twitter) the new room manager for FTP.Say goodbye to FTP Doug and hello to … FTP Markus. Shyam Markus, that is. The first tweet from the new public face of Full Tilt Poker: Ok, a little

US FTP Players to DoJ: Pay Me Maybe?

“Here’s my balance … so pay me maybe.”While things seem to be going fairly smoothly for non-US players at Full Tilt Poker, the picture for US customers of the once-mighty, soon to be resurrected online poker giant remains … cloudy.In the wake of the news that PokerStars and the DoJ had reached a deal allowing

Facebook’s Foray Into Real Money Gambling: What Does it Mean?

In five years or so, gambling analysts may well look back at August 7th, 2012 as a watershed moment for the industry. That is, of course, the date that the first real money gambling app for Facebook – Bingo & Slots Friendzy by Gamesys – began trialing for users in the UK.Some will argue, of

Who Are CC-1 and CC-2 in the Superseding Bitar Indictment?

As most know by now, Full Tilt Poker head Ray Bitar reportedly turned himself in to US authorities earlier today despite apparently not having any sort of deal in place. Hope he’s saved his “one time.”More or less simultaneously, a superseding indictment was filed against Bitar that dropped more than a few bombshells about FTP’s

Zynga to Buy the Ongame Poker Network?

That’s what EGaming Review is reporting this morning (paywall). Zynga is apparently the current favorite among a handful of suitors for the Ongame Network.Background: The Ongame Poker network became a “surplus asset” after Party Poker and bWin merged in 2011 and was subsequently made available for sale.At first it appeared as if US gaming company

Full Tilt Poker Head Ray Bitar Surrenders to US Authorities

Full Tilt Poker head Ray Bitar, one of the individuals named in the Black Friday indictments, has surrendered himself to US authorities.Update: 10:30 AM EST July 3rd PokerFuse cites an AP report claiming Bitar’s surrender may not have been entirely voluntary, writing that:Update: 7:30 PM EST There is apparently no deal between the DOJ and

Mitt Would Pass on Online Poker

If elected president, Mitt Romney would “not touch” online gambling, signaling a potential death knell for any federal solution to the issue of online poker (or online gambling regulation at large) under a Romney administration.That’s the word from well-regarded industry publication Gambling Compliance via Twitter:Not necessarily a surprise, but certainly applies a touch more pressure