Bitcoin & Poker News

Bitcoin ATMs – Are They Even Legal?

When the violently fluctuating price of bitcoin hit the mainstream media earlier this year entrepreneurs spotted an opportunity. Some set up casinos, others set up exchanges and two brothers – Mark and John Russel, set up a bitcoin ATM. The duo wanted to take the virtual currency into the real world, and actually distribute cash […]

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Online Poker Resurrected in Nevada

According to the US Department of Justice, online poker was never legal in the United States. But it is now, at least in Nevada. Online poker has been officially banned since 2011, but Nevada has become the first US state to legalise it. Earlier this month, a resident of Las Vegas won the first legal […]

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Viktor Blom Continues Online Success

Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom is famous on the online poker circuit. The 22-year-old Swede participated in the ten largest online pots of all time in 2009. A year later, he joined Team PokerStars Pro and competed at the Caribbean Adventure. After parting company with PokerStars in 2012, Blom was signed by Full Tilt Poker. And the […]

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Infiniti Poker Launch Date Pushed Back to August 2013

Players across the world who have been holding their breath for the Infiniti Poker launch will be disappointed today as news has been released by the US-friendly poker site stating that their launch date has been delayed. A press release posted to their website announced “We are very pleased to update to all of our […]

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Organisers Announce 2013 WSOP Europe Schedule

High rollers take note: organisers have announced the schedule for this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe. The prestigious event is scheduled to run from October 12-25 at Casino Barriire Enghien-les-Bains in France. Taking place for the seventh time, the annual WSOP Europe is one of the highlights of the year for European poker […]

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BitVegas: Minecraft Bitcoin Casino

BitVegas is a newly launched bitcoin casino that has been built entirely inside the world of Minecraft. The virtual casino allows users connected to the server to to place bets entirely in bitcoin and it’s to be taken seriously; various real money games are available with stakes going as high as 25BTC and games ranging […]

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US Department of Treasury Targets Bitcoin Poker Sites

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury, has taken aim at bitcoin poker sites. In March, FinCEN exercised its power under the Bank Secrecy Act to clarify its position on convertible virtual currencies. The Final Rule amendment defines a person as an “exchanger” and “money transmitter” if […]

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Hellmuth and Duke Respond to ‘God Program’ Audio Tapes

2007 was a dark year for online poker. The cheating scandals that signalled the end for Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker shook the online community, revealing a depth of corruption that stunned even the most experienced of professionals, including Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke. In 2008, Russ Hamilton, a co-founder of Ultimate Bet, released an […]

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Gold to Auction 2006 WSOP Main Event Bracelet

Jamie Gold, the Main Event champion at the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP), has elected to sell his winner’s bracelet at auction. The bracelet will be auctioned by the self-proclaimed “largest collectibles auctioneer” in the world, Heritage Auctions. Gold joins a handful of professional poker players who have auctioned their WSOP bracelets. Paul ‘Eskimo’ […]

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Movie Trailer: “The Rise and Rise Of Bitcoin”

A new documentary that follows the journey of bitcoin and its global adoption has had its first trailer released. “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” follows a computer programmer that becomes obsessed with the ‘crypto currency’ and interviews founders, early adopters and expert economists along the way. This documentary is pro-bitcoin and we love it. […]

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