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Full Tilt still accused of Ponzi scheme

The world of online gambling and online poker is often under debate and these days it’s Full Tilt Poker that catches a lot of attention. Full Tilt went from being one of the top online poker rooms in the world to losing their license and essentially being shut down for their inability to pay back [...]

Have you been phished?

“So I clicked the link and all hell broke loose” was a statement I heard at a party lately. The problem? Well, the speaker had been phished and took the bait. She’d received an email about her Paypal account and clicked the link in the email to go to her account and update her information. [...]

Facebook apps for a fee?

Would you pay to play Farmville on Facebook? The Zynga app and Facebook itself have become fantastically popular partly because they are free. But that may be changing. No, we’re not going to have to pay for our Facebook account. That really would be a serious mistake on Facebook’s part because Facebook really exists so [...]

Ongame poker to be used in Nevada

Here’s the thing about Nevada granting online poker licenses, many of those applying are more familiar with how to operate in Nevada than they are with online poker. Oh, their familiar with real world poker. For example, Wynn Resorts has applied for an online poker license. Now Wynn runs casinos in Las Vegas. They’re in [...]

Will Zynga plus Wynn equal a Win?

Nevada is the first state in the US to offer legal and regulated online poker within the state. This has had a number of casinos in the state excited, however they face one problem. None of them are currently in the online poker business. Offering an online poker room is significantly different than operating a [...]

Change video poker games if the odds are better

I’m a great fan of Jacks or Better video poker, and it’s probably one of the most popular games out there. But good video poker players soon learn the value of the pay table when it comes to video poker. The advice is usually to look for a 9/6 pay table. Doing this is easy. [...]

Should gambling and social media mix

Everywhere I look I see news of gambling and social media mixing. Today the news is that PartyPoker wants to invest $50 million in social media over the next couple of years. IGT has taken over the DoubleDown Casino on Facebook. And Zynga, famous for its Facebook games, is reported to be looking into real [...]

Will the Aussies get legal online poker

In many ways, the gambling laws Down Under have mirrored the gambling laws in the US. When it comes to online poker, Australian law makes it illegal to run an online poker site, but not illegal to play at one. So, from a player’s perspective, all the risk is on the online poker room’s side. [...]

Rocketfrog comes to Facebook

There’s a new online gambling application on Facebook and this one promises real prizes for playing on it. This idea sounded like it would be astounding popular with players, so I went to check it out. The application is called Rocketfrog, and will show if you use the search command on Facebook. Now, I’ve played [...]

Too small for online poker

The State of Delaware is now looking into joining the online poker world, which is a bit of  a surprise considering that Washington DC dropped its online poker efforts after determining that they just didn’t have enough potential players to keep a poker room going. Delware is among the smallest states is size and population [...]