Mar 23, 2014 |

BLUFF Stat Pack: Doubles for Mike Leah, James Carroll and JC Tran

BLUFF presents the Stat Pack, looking back at the past two weeks in tournament poker for some interesting statistics behind the results. Featured are a pair of players scoring multiple victories, a WSOP Main Event winner winning on the tournament circuit, and an Italian pro who loves when the World Poker Tour comes to Venice. […]

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Feb 22, 2013 |

THE FIGHT: Nevada Lines Up for Interstate Poker

It was a week of expected developments in THE FIGHT to legalize online poker, with one unexpected development thrown into the mix. Let’s start with the expected. Yesterday, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an amendment to Nevada’s intrastate online poker law that allows Nevada to enter into online poker agreements with other states without waiting […]

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Feb 19, 2013 |

Chris Ferguson Submits Civil Forfeiture Settlement to DOJ

Chris Ferguson went from an icon of the game to a pariah overnight in the aftermath of Black Friday Nearly two years after Black Friday shook the poker industry to its core, Chris Ferguson is finally set to see his legal issues come to an end. Ferguson submitted a settlement offer to the DOJ for […]

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Jan 1, 2013 |

The Year That Was: December 2012

December 2012 Cover It was an interesting year for the poker industry. While the United States moved slowly towards legalized online poker and continued to feel the aftershocks of Black Friday, the live tournament circuit continued to grow here and abroad. Despite the disappearance of much of the televised poker programming that the ousted online […]

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Dec 31, 2012 |

The Year That Was: November 2012

BLUFF Cover November 2012 It was an interesting year for the poker industry. While the United States moved slowly towards legalized online poker and continued to feel the aftershocks of Black Friday, the live tournament circuit continued to grow here and abroad. Despite the disappearance of much of the televised poker programming that the ousted […]

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Dec 19, 2012 |

Lederer Settles Black Friday Civil Case

Howard Lederer’s settlement leaves Chris Ferguson and Ray Bitar as the only Black Friday defendants who have yet to settle. Former Full Tilt Poker President, Manager, Director and owner Howard Lederer settled the Black Friday civil suit brought against him by the U.S. government, agreeing to penalties and asset forfeitures totaling more than $2.5 million. […]

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Nov 29, 2012 |

Rafe Furst Agrees to Settlement with DOJ on Black Friday Charges

Rafe Furst settled the civil charges filed against him by the DOJ on Black Friday, but admitted no wrongdoing. Rafe Furst became the first of the four ownership figures associated with Tiltware to reach a settlement with the Department of Justice on Black Friday-related charges. In documents filed Wednesday with the United States District Court […]

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Nov 27, 2012 |

2013 BLUFF Reader’s Choice: Top Off the Felt Moment

The poker landscape has seen a litany of changes in 2012, and as the year winds toward a close it’s once again time for the BLUFF Reader’s Choice Awards. Your votes will decide the winners in 14 unique categories covering all of the players, personalities, locations and content the poker world has to offer. This is […]

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Sep 11, 2012 |

DOJ Alleges Lederer/Bitar Funded Assets with Illegal Funds in Complaint

The U.S. DOJ seeks $42.5 million in forfeitures from Howard Lederer. The United States Department of Justice has filed a second amended civil complaint involving the Black Friday case dating back to April 15, 2011. The amended complaint targets assets that were allegedly purchased with illegal proceeds, and they include homes and/or cars purchased by […]

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