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NETeller strikes deal; will return U.S. moneyNETeller strikes deal; will return U.S. money
Financial payment processor NETeller will pay $136 million to the U.S. government and admit criminal wrongdoing in the processing of American gambling transactions as part of a deal reached with U.S. prosecutors, the company announced Wednesday.

The company will also begin the process of returning money to U.S. customers no later than July 30. All U.S. accounts were frozen in January following the arrests of NETeller co-founders John Lefebvre and Stephen Lawrence.  read more
Nguyen wins Casino City WSOP honors "baby!"Nguyen wins Casino City WSOP honors "baby!"
While Jerry Yang won the most money at the 2007 World Series of Poker ($8.25 million for winning the Main Event), Scotty Nguyen was the best overall player in the 55 tournaments that made up the Series, according to the Casino City WSOP Player of the Year leader board.

Nguyen, who entered the Main Event ranked third on our leader board, leapfrogged over Michael Binger and Thor Hansen with his 11th-place finish to claim the title with 373.1 points.  read more
Can Yang save poker's face?Can Yang save poker's face?
It seemed odd when Jerry Yang started praying aloud at the final table of the World Series of Poker's Main Event. Poker players don't normally ask for divine intervention while playing a game often associated with the devil.

Casino City's Ryan McLane was incredulous, and even found himself cheering against Yang, until he heard his post-tournament interview.  read more

ESPN's pay-per-view coverage of WSOP was like a blast from the past

I watched ESPN's live pay-per-view coverage of the final table of the World Series of Poker, and it's the first time I've been entertained by the Main Event since Chris Moneymaker won in 2003.  read more



The Reel Life

The Deal or No Deal banker has been taking a beating at Jackpotjoy, with two recent jackpots awarded at the online casino, including one for £168,111 won by a woman who had just lost her job.  read more

Slotland launches survey recently launched an online slot machine player survey to find out what's on the minds of online slots players. One lucky survey respondent will win $500.  read more

Internet Gambling Laws and Regulations

Internet Gambling Laws and Regulations

Online gaming in the shadows

The speedy passage last fall of legislation making it more difficult for Americans to gamble online has led to three bills that take aim at lifting, or at least reevaluating, the restrictions.  read more

Caribbean countries join together against online ban

Last week, the Conference of the Caribbean Community expressed its appreciation and pledged its support for the efforts of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and his legislation to regulate Internet gambling in the United States.  read more



"Unlucky" Absolute Poker player wins $162,628.21 bad beat jackpot

"Calvinhobbes" has never been so happy to lose to a one-outer. His opponent hit a Royal Flush on the river on a $15/$30 Limit Texas Hold'em table to beat his quad aces. But even though he lost the hand, Calvinhobbes ended up being the big winner, claiming $162,628.21 in Absolute Poker's biggest bad beat jackpot payout to date.  read more

UltimateBet launches Heads-Up Smackdown

UltimateBet this week announced the launch of Heads-Up Smackdown, a 64-player one-on-one tournament that's turning the popular online poker site into a true heads-up headquarters.  read more

Yang wins 2007 WSOP Main Event

Jerry Yang, a 39-year-old former Laos refugee who came to America, graduated from college, and fathered six children, prayed every time his chips went into then pot. And after more than 15 hours of play, his prayers were finally answered.  read more

Main Event final table running diary

The Casino City Editorial Team gathered in Boston to watch the WSOP Main Event final table broadcast and was in good spirits despite the 15-hour epic battle that ensued. They even managed to keep a running diary of their thoughts and actions during the all-night affair.  read more
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The final nine players in the 2007 WSOP Main Event hailed from eight different countries: the United States, Canada, Russia, England, South Africa, Laos, Vietnam and Denmark.

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Inside straight draw; four cards to a straight, where the missing card is in the middle of the straight. Earlier this week, Jerry Yang hit an inside straight to win the WSOP Main Event.  learn more

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