News tagged with poker

Caesars CEO: Poker indictments present opportunity

(AP) -- Federal indictments targeting the three largest online poker companies present an opportunity for the United States to fully legalize and regulate the $6 billion industry, the chief executive of the world's largest ...

dateApr 26, 2011 in Internet
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Poker domain names unfrozen to allow refunds

US authorities said Wednesday they were unfreezing the domain names of two online poker companies targeted in a crackdown on Internet gambling so US players could withdraw their money.

dateApr 20, 2011 in Internet
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11 charged in US crackdown on online poker

Eleven people have been charged with bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling and other offenses in a crackdown on the three largest online poker companies operating in the United States.

dateApr 15, 2011 in Internet
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Wanna make a bet that women gamble?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Typical Australian gamblers are no longer just men playing poker, with more women becoming addicted, isolated and even suicidal, a researcher from The University of Queensland has warned.

dateFeb 18, 2010 in Social Sciences
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No limit to pokies problem

Problem gamblers are being created at a rate of almost one for every new poker machine introduced, new research has found.

dateJan 08, 2010 in Other
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Group says poker winnings are frozen

(AP) -- An advocacy group for online poker said Tuesday that the federal government has frozen more than $30 million in the accounts of payment processors that handle the winnings of thousands of online poker players.

dateJun 10, 2009 in Internet
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Going for broke

(PhysOrg.com) -- Natasha Schull recalls how in the late 1990s she began observing people in Las Vegas transfixed for hours at video poker and slot machines. What, she wondered, kept them glued to machines ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Social Sciences
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