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Tag: Absolute Poker

Where Are They Now: Poker's Good Guy, a Survivor, and a Rogue

These players made the news in the past and are now mysteriously absent.

U.S. Department of Justice Announces Absolute Poker Repayment Plan

Full Tilt victims to date have received over $118 million. Now it's Absolute Poker's turn.

Top Absolute Poker Exec Back in U.S. to Face Charges

Absolute Poker co-founder Scott Tom is looking for a plea deal after returning to the U.S.

Inside Gaming: New CFO for Wynn Resorts, Macau Rebound Slows

An executive-level change for Wynn, while Macau's six-month positive run may be ending soon.

Former PokerStars Employee Paul Tate Avoids Prison in Black Friday Case

Former PokerStars employee Paul Tate forfeit $119,000 to avoid prison after pleading guilty in April 2011 for helping to operate an illegal gambling business in the U.S.

Black Friday: Reliving Poker’s Darkest Day Five Years Later

On April 15, 2011, the poker world was rocked by Black Friday. Read all about the day that changed online poker forever on PokerNews.

German State Presidents Discuss Liberalizing the Country's Online Gaming Laws

The presidents of the 16 German states gathered yesterday to discuss liberalizing the country's online gaming laws.

Top 10 Stories of 2015, #9: PokerStars Approved to Operate in New Jersey

PokerStars receiving approval to operate in New Jersey ranked as PokerNews' No. 9 story from 2015.

Report: Lock Poker Rumored to Be Closed

Lock Poker players have been unable to access the online poker room since April 17.

Jesse and Mickey May Tell Devilfish's Story: "A Friend with a Heart of Gold"

Mickey May and Jesse May decided to put together some meaningful images and use them to share with some amazing Devilfish moments with PokerNews.

Everleaf Director Jean Pavili Arrested on Charges of Misappropriating Funds

Jean Pavili is the second Everleaf director arrested by Maltese police on charges of misappropriating €800,000 from players and not paying €100,000 in licenses and fines.

Black Friday Informant Daniel Tzvetkoff Avoids Prison Time

Daniel Tzvetkoff, the man who provided inside information to the FBI about major online poker sites, avoided prison time on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Ben Mezrich Discusses Straight Flush, Truth About Absolute Poker, and More

In this exclusive interview, Ben Mezrich talks openly about his new book, defends his chapters of Straight Flush about the Absolute Poker cheating scandal, and discusses whether or not he thought the subjects were lying. Ben, talk us through...

Busting Vegas Author Ben Mezrich's New Book to Tell Story of UB/Absolute Poker Founding

Ben Mezrich's new project focuses on the founding of UB and Absolute Poker.

Kahnawake Gaming Commission Addresses Absolute Poker & Ultimate Bet Settlement

On Tuesday, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), a sovereign jurisdiction established in 1996 just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, released an Advisory Notice addressing the Absolute Poker & Ultimate Bet settlement.

Five Thoughts: A Greenstein Always Pays his Debts

Barry Greenstein plans to pay back the $400,000 he owes to Full Tilt. Will anybody else pay their debts?

The Weekly Turbo: PokerStars Acquires Full Tilt Poker, Ryan Young Passes Away, and More

A look at the week's top poker news stories including PokerStars' acquisition of Full Tilt Poker, the shocking death of poker pro Ryan Young, and more.

U.S. Department of Justice Requests Settlement Agreement with Absolute Poker/Ultimate Bet

On Tuesday, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York struck a deal with Absolute Poker and its parties, including Ultimate Bet.

Absolute Poker's Brent Beckley Gets 14-Month Prison Sentence in Black Friday Indictments

Absolute Poker co-founder Brent Beckley was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

The Nightly Turbo: Black Friday Processor Forfeits $6M, MicroMillions II Begins, and More

A Black Friday payment processing company settled with the U.S. government for $6 million, and the PokerStars MicroMillions II series is underway.