Dec 11, 2013 |

New Jersey Division of Gaming Suspends PokerStars Application

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has suspended the application from PokerStars for online gaming for two years. The decision stems from the unresolved issues surrounding the federal indictment against PokerStars head Isai Scheinberg. The decision will block the online giant from entering New Jersey as an online operator but does leave the door […]

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Oct 25, 2013 |

Top Ten Non-Player Candidates for the Poker Hall of Fame

There is a lot of discussion being thrown around about qualifications for the Poker Hall of Fame. It seems that everyone has their own opinion of what would make for the best criteria for players to be voted in the HOF. While players, fans, and industry personalities are sounding off, BLUFF takes a look at […]

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Feb 21, 2013 |

2013 BLUFF Power 20: Scheinbergs Reign Supreme

The BLUFF Power 20 appears in the March issue of BLUFF available for download now in the iTunes Store and Google Play. The full list will be revealed throughout the day Thursday via @bluffmagazine and updates to this story. Each year BLUFF polls a select group of people from across the poker industry on who […]

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Jul 24, 2012 |

Absolute Poker’s Brent Beckley Sentenced to 14 Months in Jail

While Ray Bitar awaits his fate after turning himself in to the FBI earlier this month, another of the eleven figures indicted on Black Friday learned his fate Monday Afternoon. Brent Beckley, who became the head of payment processing for Absolute Poker in 2003, was sentenced to 14 months in jail for charges related to […]

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Mar 29, 2012 |

Judge Refuses Plea Deal in Campos Case

There is a new wrinkle in the Black Friday case of John Campos. The Vice Chair of SunFirst Bank in Utah reached a plea agreement for a single misdemeanor conspiracy charge earlier this week, but now the judge presiding over the case is refusing to immediately accept the plea. According to the Associated Press, US […]

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Mar 27, 2012 |

Banker John Campos Also Reaches Black Friday Plea Deal

Just one day after payment processor Chad Elie reached a plea agreement for one count of conspiracy in his Black Friday-related charges, banker John Campos reached a similar deal withthe US Attorney’s Office. The Vice Chairman of the SunFirst Bank agreed to plea to one count of misdemeanor conspiracy according to Forbes. The count is […]

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Mar 1, 2012 |

The 2012 BLUFF Power 20: Poker’s Most Influential People

The full BLUFF Power 20 article appears in the March issue of BLUFF. The full list will be revealed throughout the day Thursday via @bluffmagazine and updates to this story. The last year has seen the poker industry undergo a massive shift. When the United States government stepped in and shut down the three largest […]

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Dec 23, 2011 |

The Year That Was: February

When the poker world looks back on 2011, the year will likely be defined by Black Friday and its subsequent consequences. That doesn’t mean there weren’t highlights from this past year though. As 2011 winds down, we’ll take a look back at all the big stories of 2011, the good, the bad, and the ones […]

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Apr 15, 2011 |

DOJ Charges Three Major Online Poker Sites with Fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged the founders of online poker sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker with fraud and conspiracy in an idictment unsealed Friday morning. The indictment includes Isai Scheinberg and Paul Tate from PokerStars, Ray Bitar and Nelson Burtnick from Full Tilt, Scott Tom and Brent Beckley of AbsolutePoker. […]

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