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This week we introduced our first article in a series about security for the online poker player. The interaction with our readers continued to grow as evidenced by some of the insightful comments. We also welcomed a couple of new contributors to the site. Stop by to see their work and become an active part in the community.

What Poker Regulators and Players Must Learn About Computer Security

The majority of online poker players are familiar with security issues that have plagued the industry, such as the cheating scandal at Ultimate Bet/Absolute Poker (UB/AP) and the SSL encryption problems that UB/AP and the Cake Network faced. It was hard to ignore these problems with the amount of coverage they received from the poker media and on poker forums. Players were worried about these problems and rightfully so.

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Cheater Goes Undetected by PartyPoker: Nets 17k+ Over 5 Months

Are poker sites relying too much on the online poker community policing itself?

Last week the online poker community exposed another cheater that the poker sites failed to detect. This time it was happening on PartyPoker. An account with the name “Farafon111” was discovered to have a 67% Return on Investment (ROI) over 800+ games where highly skilled players normally hope for a high single-digit ROI.

Over the course of several months the cheater was able to operate undetected by PartyPoker’s own Investigation Department. Even after the community alerted Party Poker to this activity the account in question was allowed to continue stealing from players on the site for more than five days.

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Online Gambling Seizures Result in Big Pay Day for Local Authorities

South Carolina County Sheriff's Office was awarded $707,093.64 for their role in the investigation.

Online gambling payment processors are proving to be profitable targets for Law Enforcements agencies in the US. On Thursday, US Attorney Bill Nettles announced that his office in conjunction with the US Secret Service and Greenville County Sheriff’s Office seized over $2m from companies processing payments related to online gambling.

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Looking to Blame Full Tilt’s Regulators? Save Some Ire for ARJEL

ARJEL's failure to regulate Full Tilt Poker in France is a telling example that government regulation does not equal player protection.

The Alderney Gaming Control Commission has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the Full Tilt fiasco, and justifiably so.

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How Do You Like to Consume Your Poker Media?

By podcast, newsletter, video, twitter, RSS Feed, forum, magazine, or via a poker news website, how do you like to consume your poker media?

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Poker Rooms Look to Fill the Void in the MTT Schedule

One of the reasons Full Tilt Poker established a strong reputation in the online Multi-Table Tournament (MTT) community was its quarterly series of tournaments, the FTOPS. Consisting of middle and high stakes tournaments held in a wide variety of poker formats with stellar guarantees and side promotions, Full Tilt set high standards for poker tournament series.

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More Headlines

AGCC Retracts Full Tilt Seizure Number PokerStars Implements Time Tournament Format Merge Recaptures Top Spot for US Facing Poker Rooms Pokerfuse Unveils Threat-Level Warning System for News Articles PartyPoker Releases Client for Mac
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