Below we've summarized the most important poker news stories of 2007. All news items are available through the monthly news archives.
January 17, 2007 - Due to recent US legislative changes and events, effective immediately, US members are no longer able to transfer funds to or from any online gambling sites using Neteller.
January 16, 2007 - Online money transfer firm NETeller said on Tuesday two of its founding shareholders - Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre - had been detained by U.S. authorities on Monday, and that at the company's request trading in its shares has been suspended. The official complaint
January 10, 2007 - Some welcome tweaks to the 2006 World Series of Poker schedule were apparent when the official program for the 2007 event was released this week by Harrah's Entertainment, along with the anticipated wide selection of games in 55 major events over 7 weeks, and a useful range of buy-ins.
January 3, 2007 - For the past two weeks online poker message boards like Winneronline, 2 + 2 and Poker Room's own message board facility have been clouded by growing condemnation of an online poker tournament that appears to have gone horribly wrong.
January 2, 2007 - The news that Party Gaming is to acquire Empire Online and Intercontinental Online Gaming - subject to shareholder approval - has been followed with a statement from online casino and poker software developer Playtech that it has concluded a long term agreement with Party for the continued use of its software to run the newly acquired gaming websites.