High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Now Down $6 Million Since The Fall

From Card Player Whenever it seems like maybe, just maybe Gus Hansen might be pulling out of this protracted downswing, he has yet another poor week. According to HighstakesDB, Hansen lost more than $350,000 over the past seven days, which brings his losses since Full Tilt Poker relaunched in November of last year to more…

Lesniak: PokerStars License in Hands of Gaming Officials, Not Legislature

From Poker News The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has until July 9 to decide whether PokerStars’ parent company should receive a temporary license to operate casinos in the state. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak is the one who removed a poison pill from his online gambling legislation that would have prevented the participation of…

Illinois Senate working to improve odds for gambling bill

From SJ-R Supporters of a gambling expansion proposal are making changes to the legislation in an attempt to improve its chances with the Illinois Legislature and Gov. Pat Quinn. Rikeesha Phelon is a spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton. She says Cullerton plans to strip language from the bill that would legalize Internet gaming and…

Pawn Stars get own slot machine

From USA Today The men of TV’s popular Pawn Stars series have another role: They’re the stars of the new slot machine game from Bally Technologies, and you can play it in Vegas. If you’re lucky enough to line up symbols correctly, you get to “negotiate” with Rick “The Spotter” Harrison, dad Richard “The Old…

Bitar Ordered to Forfeit Assets

From Poker Fuse The US government detailed a list of assets sought from Full Tilt Poker founder Ray Bitar in a forfeiture order filed this week. The Department of Justice also demanded the financial records of 9 companies Bitar had a stake in, including the parent company of Hold’em Manager and an investment firm he…