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Expect to see Phil Ivey in the hunt for a 2012 WSOP bracelet.

Phil Ivey to Play 2012 World Series of Poker

The 2012 WSOP is just a few days away. Last year, the WSOP started off with a bang. On the first day of pro play, Phil Ivey issued a statement saying that due…

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The Latest on the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Acquisition

We’re two weeks out from when news originally broke about PokerStars acquiring Full Tilt Poker. While no officially announcement has come from either PokerStars or Full Tilt regarding the progress of the deal…

This could leave a mark...

Will The Palms Have to Honor Epic Poker’s $1M Freeroll?

Well this is interesting. While we can’t get any official word yet, we are hearing significant chatter among players and local Vegas gaming sources that the Palms casino may end up having to…

Full Tilt Poker offices have been teaming with activity the past few weeks.

Full Tilt Poker Near Relaunching, Latest Developments

All systems point to “go” for the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker. On February 14th last month in Dublin, Ireland, the company incorporated itself as “New Full Tilt Limited” with Laurent Tapie listed…

Seat open.

An Oral History of Black Friday

The following is a collective oral history told by people in the poker industry about the events of April 15th, 2011–otherwise known as Black FridayTM.  The mood in the industry was optimistic leading…

Still crushing.

Confirmed: RaiseOnce on PokerStars is Phil Ivey

File this under “unshocking” but we’ve confirmed through sources that RaiseOnce on PokerStars is in fact Phil Ivey. Back in 2010 when Full Tilt Poker was still actually in business, RaiseOnce won a…

GBT is still slowly walking towards completing the Full Tilt acquisition, even if they're still keeping shareholders in the dark.

Groupe Bernard Tapie Meets in Dublin, Deal Getting Closer

Well, it’s the end of March. And despite Groupe Bernard Tapie‘s public proclamations about completing the Full Tilt Poker acquisition and relaunching the site in March clearly not coming to fruition (something we said…

Groupe Bernard Tapie might really pull this off after-all...

Full Tilt Poker Gearing Up For Relaunch; European Balances Honored, U.S. in Question

For the past few months, we’ve been fairly out-spoken in our belief that the Groupe Bernard Tapie – Full Tilt Poker acquisition was going to fall through. Recent developments, from GBT outing of Tilt debtors…

Michael Brodsky (far back left) has left Federated Sports+Gaming.

Brodsky, Pritzker Gone: Federated Sports+Gaming Lose Key Board Members

In the wake of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Federated Sports+Gaming, parent company to the Epic Poker League, has lost two of its most influential Board members. Two weeks ago, Chicago billionaire J.B….

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GBT “Reasonably Confident” and “Focused Exclusively” on Completing Tilt Acquisition

As we’ve recently written, we’re hearing major conflicting reports as to whether or not Groupe Bernard Tapie (GBT) actually completes their acquisition of Full Tilt Poker. One very well-placed source we spoke with…

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