The Colorful Cast of Characters Part I: Ira Rubin

August 24, 2011 - 11:28 PM EDT
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The Colorful Cast of Characters Part I: Ira Rubin

Who are the real people indicted by the DOJ on Black Friday? Subject: Poker asked this question and found some interesting answers. This is the first in a series giving readers some insight into the who's who of those in the DOJ's crosshairs. What's it like to be on the run from the law for years? Are you constantly looking over your shoulder to see who's following? Can you really always stay one step ahead or is it destined to end some day? Can it be fun? Ira Rubin, one of the eleven men indicted on Black Friday and the first subject of our series, has those answers. ...

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Interview with Jungleman about Girah

August 12, 2011 - 2:45 PM EDT
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Interview with Jungleman about Girah

Daniel "Jungleman" Cates is famous in the poker world for playing high stakes and taking the Durrrr Challenge. Recently, he became involved in a controversy with José "Girah" Macedo. Macedo became famous in the poker world in January when a new account on the Two Plus Two Poker forums posted that an anonymous Portuguese "poker prodigy" had won 2.5 million euros in a year. Both Cates and his friend, Haseeb "DOG IS HEAD" Qureshi, posted...

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KGC Upholds FTP’s Authorization

August 1, 2011 - 7:04 PM EDT
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KGC Upholds FTP’s Authorization

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission announced Friday that it has agreed to renew Full Tilt Poker's Secondary Client Provider Authorization. The KGC offers Secondary CPAs to sites that already hold "a valid license to operate interactive gaming issued by a comparable jurisdiction." Holders of Secondary CPAs have many of the same rights as those directly licensed by the KGC, including the ability to use Mohawk Internet Technology's servers, which...

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FTP’s Financial Relationship with Two Pros

July 29, 2011 - 3:36 PM EDT
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FTP’s Financial Relationship with Two Pros

From June 2009 until April 2011, Phil Ivey borrowed money from Full Tilt Poker at least eighteen times, totalling at least $10,715,000, repaid loaned money to the poker site at least five times, totalling at least $5 million, and was paid at least $1.2 million by the site in various marketing payments and perks. Over a non-contiguous eighteen-month period from 2008, 2010, and 2011, David Benyamine earned at least $800,000 from the poker site...

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UMW/QT Begin Repayment

July 21, 2011 - 7:01 PM EDT
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UMW/QT Begin Repayment

Updated 7/22/2011 4:00 EDT. Subject: Poker has received several confirmed reports that the UseMyWallet implementation QuickTender has begun paying out some customer balances. Numerous users with bank accounts in the United Kingdom and Canada have reported receiving their funds recently. The recipients reported waiting approximately two weeks for the funds to arrive. However, we have not heard any reports of customers receiving payments to bank accounts in the United States. (This is no longer the case. See...

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Interview with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson – Part II

July 19, 2011 - 4:11 PM EDT
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Interview with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson – Part II

Gary Johnson is the former Governor of New Mexico. He served in that role from 1995 to 2003, making him the first Governor of New Mexico to serve two full four-year terms after the term limit was increased from one to two in 1991. He is now running for President of the United States as a Republican. His political views are essentially libertarian, stressing small government. As Governor of New Mexico, he vetoed a record...

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Interview with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson – Part I

July 18, 2011 - 3:12 PM EDT
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Interview with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson – Part I

Gary Johnson is the former Governor of New Mexico. He served in that role from 1995 to 2003, making him the first Governor of New Mexico to serve two full four-year terms after the term limit was increased from one to two in 1991. He is now running for President of the United States as a Republican. His political views are essentially libertarian, stressing small government. As Governor of New Mexico, he vetoed a...

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