He’s back! Howard Lederer knows that the poker world just isn’t the same without him. Perhaps it’s time for the return of Annie Duke, Russ Hamilton, and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson as well.
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. […]
Our hosts wrestle with the idea of Howard Lederer being banned from WSOP. One Drop participants are announced. Guests Mike Leah and Matt Savage. Download
Howard Lederer seemingly opens up to Matthew Parvis and admits that he doesn’t care about the players, only about partying.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Howard Lederer broke his media silence and discussed the downfall of Full Tilt Poker. The biggest story to break this past week was reaction from the poker community to the “Lederer Files” videos. Howard Lederer broke his silence on the events that led to the downfall of Full Tilt Poker after Black Friday. The lengthy […]
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 […]
Players with money stuck on Full Tilt are celebrating Tuesday’s news. The long-rumored deal between PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and the U.S. Department of Justice is now complete and players with balances stuck on Full Tilt Poker since Black Friday now have something to look forward to – the return of their funds. Under the […]