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The poker world is still buzzing over the prospects that the Reid/Kyl bill could create a federal online poker program in the US. We have an FAQ to answer some of your questions and we take a look at the political forces that may impact its passage. The biggest news this week was the release of The Lederer Files. By tomorrow all seven episodes will be publicly available. Check in the coming days for news, comments and analysis on the interview that attempts to provide a behind the scenes look at Full Tilt Poker from its early days through Black Friday and the forfeiture of all its assets.

Reid/Kyl, Online Poker and The Political Reality

IMEGA's Joe Brennan Jr. provides a behind the scenes look at the politics affecting online poker legislation in the US.

Joe Brennan Jr., director of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (IMEGA), has led IMEGA’s betting and i-gaming legalization efforts in the US since 2006, including the successful legalization of sports betting in New Jersey.

The clock is ticking down on 2012, a year that many people in the poker world had hoped would bring wide sweeping change to the US legislative landscape. Pokerfuse sat down with Joe Brennan Jr. to find out what he thinks we can expect in regards to regulated online poker.

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Reid/Kyl Federal Online Poker Bill: Players’ FAQ

Following the leak of Harry Reid and Jon Kyl's proposed UIGEA strengthening act, with specific carve-out for internet poker, we answer players' common questions.

Curious about what’s inside the summary of the Reid/Kyl online poker bill that was recently leaked to the public, and what it means for players?

Although the actual act is still kept closely under wraps, pokerfuse has sifted through the summary to answer the questions players have been asking.

Will the “bad actor” clause affect PokerStars and Full Tilt? I thought the DOJ specifically said PokerStars could apply for a license when federal law changes?

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All Final Tables for WSOPE Bracelet Events to be Streamed Live

ESPN3 will broadcast the WSOPE Main Event final table with hole cards on a 15 minute delay.

Each of the seven WSOP Europe bracelet events will feature live coverage and commentary, with WSOP vice president of communications Seth Palansky promised the “most robust video coverage of the event ever.”

The series starts next week and runs through October 4 at Hôtel Majestic Barrière/Le Croisette Casino Barrière.

Play-by-play man David Tuchman will be joined by a rotating group of analysts, while Nicolas Chai will perform French commentary with analysts at

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Online Poker Traffic: Bwin Gains on iPoker, Bodog Edges Ahead of Merge

Rooms jostle for position, but the introduction of fast-fold poker clouds the year-on-year comparisons.

The latest online poker site traffic report from PokerScout shows PartyPoker recovering lost ground and Bodog overtaking Merge to become the number two network still open to US players.

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Amaya Gaming Poised to Purchase Ongame Network

Montreal-based gaming provider tipped as front-runner for's surplus asset.

Amaya Gaming Group Inc. is poised to purchase the Ongame Poker Network, just months after a deal with Shuffle Master fell through, according to a source familiar with negotiations.

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Commentary on The Lederer Files and Great Interviews: This Week in Poker Podcasts

After taking last week off, I have come back to find so much goodness in the Poker Podcast Directory. The selection of interesting audio content about poker is so vast; it’s hard to decide where to start listening first.

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More Headlines

Nevada Gaming Board OKs More Online Poker Licenses Nevada Gaming Control Board Chair to Step Down BetVictor Will Move from Entraction to Microgaming this Month iGame Malta Takes its Sites to the Microgaming Poker Network Former Full Tilt Payment Director Pleads Guilty to Deceiving Banks Left Off the List? Who Could and Should Have Been on the Poker Hall of Fame Ballot Ambitions Fade for ISPT 2013 DOJ: $66m in Frozen Assets Held Against Disputed Claims Lederer to Do Interviews for Selected Poker Media Outlets Purple Lounge Demise: New Directors Break Silence, Players Consider Legal Options Elky, Katchalov Make Physical and Mental Prop Bets on WCOOP
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