A hedge-fund tycoon lost more than £850,000 in a poker game at the weekend, it has been reported.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Sunday 14 April 2013
World View: Any source is a good source when desperate journalists can't dig up the most basic of facts
Monday 11 March 2013
Online gambling group 888 has set up a joint venture with the $12 billion (£8 billion) Avenue Capital investment group to launch online gambling in the United States.
Monday 04 February 2013
The boom in poker and other gambling games shows no sign of letting up, at least for 888, one of the most popular online gaming groups.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Outlook Coming soon to a home cinema system near you: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) presents "The Online Poker Punch-Up" produced and directed by the Government of Antigua. Copyright? There is no copyright any more! Available for $1 at www.get-hollywood-for-nearly-nothing.com.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Simon Lane was one of those writers whose published oeuvre is only matched by the supreme fiction of their own existence, the mythic resonance of their travels and tribulations, those who boldly spin the text of their own legend daily, or more likely nightly. He was the absolute embodiment of the English gentleman-novelist in permanent exile, a self-described "drinker with a writing problem"; it was reassuring to know that in the most distant exotic corners of the world Lane would always be there, in an impeccably stained handmade suit, propping up some impossibly dangerous bar dispensing outrageous wit and wisdom.
Monday 08 October 2012
Britain's oldest casino has refused to pay out £7.3m to a world-beating poker star and has launched a probe into how he took on the house at a skill-free game of chance, and won.
Friday 06 July 2012
Such purity of aspiration at the election is replaced with crude calculation
Thursday 05 July 2012
One reason Mr Entwistle got the nod is that he offers continuity, along with dependability
Saturday 23 June 2012
It is all about the dude within.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
He retains his gift, as in the election that never was, for plucking defeat from the oesophagus of victory
Monday 28 May 2012
Nottingham fighter can gain wider recognition after his superb title triumph over highly rated Bute
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Online gaming company Bwin.party has signed a deal with a native American tribe to offer online poker services in California ahead of an expected relaxation of internet gambling laws.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Outlook Short-stacked in poker terminology is when a player is close to busting out, with only a small pile of chips to play with. In such a position you're reduced to hoping that the cards will deliver something playable so that you can push all those chips in.
Friday 04 May 2012
Jackpot. Betfair was celebrating a big win yesterday after the betting firm was awarded one of the first licences for online gambling in Germany. With Europe increasingly regulating internet gambling, fears that it may struggle to win licences have weighed on the stock and, as a result, the sense of relief was palpable as Betfair jumped 45p to 839.5p.
- 1 What, let gays get married? We must be bonkers
- 2 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 3 Rocky Horror star Tim Curry 'suffers major stroke'
- 4 Exclusive: How MI5 blackmails British Muslims
- 5 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.