Nevada State Assembly Gives the OK to Internet Gaming Bill

May 21, 2011

Two days ago Nevada’s state assembly gave the go-ahead to an Internet gambling bill that calls for the state to develop licensing procedures for online poker businesses. That’s the good news.  The bad news is that even if this pending legislation is approved, it would take effect only if the federal government were to legalize […]

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Costa Rican Police Searching for Scott Tom and Other Black Friday Fugitives

May 9, 2011

A May 8 story in the Tico Times, an English-language newspaper published in Costa Rica, reports that the nation’s Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) conducted a May 6 raid on offices and residential locations in hopes of capturing three suspects connected to Absolute Poker, UB, and PokerStars. The OIJ was looking for Absolute Poker executive Scott […]

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2011 Survey Shows Stable Casino Industry Following Three Challenging Years

May 4, 2011

Following three challenging years of economic instability, the U.S. commercial casino industry showed stable industry revenues in 2010—a significant improvement over figures from the past two years. According to a report  by the American Gaming Association (AGA), gross gaming revenues totaled $34.6 billion last year, a nearly 1 percent increase compared to 2009 figures. “There’s […]

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If You Still Wanna Play Online Poker From the US…

April 30, 2011

Although Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars have left the US following legal actions filed against them by the US Department of Justice, some sites are still doing business with US-based players. These sites include some rooms located on the Merge Network, the Cake Network, the Atlantis Network, and a few others. This is a […]

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April 29, 2011

Canceled!  That’s right.  I’ve been canceled.  But it wasn’t just me; it was the entire radio station.  For some time now I’ve had a weekly online radio show called Keep Flopping Aces that could be heard on  The show aired aired every Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern Time (6 p.m. Pacific) and co-host […]

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“Mastering Omaha/8 Poker” Now Available as an E-Book Too

April 26, 2011

My newest book, Mastering Omaha/8 Poker,  cover pic–front and back cover which was jointly written with Omaha/8 expert Mark Tenner, has been just been published to Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.   So now it’s available as an e-book, as well as in a traditional paper-back format. You can get it at, and the other usual […]

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Will the US Face World Trade Organization Sanctions Over “Black Friday?”

April 23, 2011

According to a recent Reuters piece, the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda—you can feel free to refer to it as Antigua and pronounce it “An-tee-ga,” everyone does—is prepared to take the United States to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over their actions on Black Friday. Antigua believes that the Black Friday indictments that lead […]

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41 Percent Support Online Poker; 42 Percent Opposed in Recent Poll

April 21, 2011

Despite all the publicity surrounding the DOJ’s seizure of online poker sites and the indictments issued against many of their principals, a released independent public opinion poll on in-home and online gambling by Rasmussen Reports LLC finds that 41 percent support online poker, while 42 percent oppose it.  That’s neck-and-neck. Highlights from the survey of […]

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Feds Restore PokerStars and Full Tilt Domain Names to Facilitate Return of US Player Funds

April 20, 2011

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that the United States entered into an agreement with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to restore their domain names.  This was done so that players can register their refund requests directly with Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker. According to the DOJ, […]

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Nolan Dalla to Talk WSOP and “Black Friday” Scandal on My Radio Show This Thursday

April 19, 2011

Poker insider Nolan Dalla, who heads up the World Series of Poker’s media relations and public information efforts, will be our guest this Thursday at 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. Eastern Time) on Keep Flopping Aces.  With the WSOP just around the corner and the arrests and indictments issued by the Department of Justice that […]

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