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Zynga Adds Real Money Gambling: Spends $75k on Lobbying Efforts

Zynga Adds Real Money Gambling:  Spends $75k on Lobbying Efforts
The Wall Street Journal late Wednesday reported that Zynga, the publicly traded social gaming behemoth, has spent upwards of $75,000 lobbying in the United States to legalize online gambling.

Bwin Signs Three-Year Deal With Football Club Manchester United

Bwin Signs Three-Year Deal With Football Club Manchester United
Bwin confirmed on Thursday that it has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with England Premier League football club Manchester United.

Facebook Insider Lockup Ending, Share Impact to be Seen Thursday

Facebook Insider Lockup Ending, Share Impact to be Seen Thursday
On Thursday (August 16, 2012) we will get to see how Wall Street reacts to a deluge of Facebook shares hitting the market following the end of a so-called “lockup period”.

Book on Absolute Poker to be Written by Ben Mezrich (Video)

Book on Absolute Poker to be Written by Ben Mezrich (Video)
Ben Mezrich revealed he is writing a book about Absolute Poker, an online poker site caught up in a series of indictments last year.

Online Poker CAP Tables Expanded to Include All Limits at Americas Cardroom

Online Poker CAP Tables Expanded to Include All Limits at Americas Cardroom
Just one week after introducing CAP tables at low stakes tables in its latest software update, Americas Cardroom has expanded CAP tables to include all limits.

Cantor Gaming Combines Fantasy Football and Gambling

Cantor Gaming Combines Fantasy Football and Gambling
Cantor Gaming will be offering its own Fantasy Football variant, this with a real gambling platform. 

Poker Phenom Viktor Blom Ends Sponsorship Deal With PokerStars

Poker Phenom Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom Ends Sponsorship Deal With PokerStars
Famed Swedish online poker player Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has ended his representation of the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars, after nearly a two-year relationship.

Record Bad Beat Jackpot Paid Out by Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City

Record Bad Beat Jackpot Paid Out by Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City
A bad beat jackpot spread out across five different Atlantic City casinos paid out around $800,000 to 411 poker players Monday.

Vice Presidential Hopeful Paul Ryan Meets With Republican Donors at Adelson Property

Vice Presidential Hopeful Paul Ryan Meets With Republican Donors at Adelson Prop
US Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan has scheduled to meet with deep-pocketed Republican donors at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

SkyCity Profits Up Nearly 13 Percent on Year

SkyCity Profits Up Nearly 13 Percent on Year
New Zealand gaming company SkyCity Entertainment Group on Wednesday said its profits for the year rose almost 13 percent on improving revenue.

Jerry’s Nugget Casino Files for Bankruptcy

Jerry’s Nugget Casino Files for Bankruptcy
A casino that's been a fixture in North Las Vegas since it opened in 1964 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Record Breaking £80-100 Million Bet on London Olympics

Record Breaking £80-100 Million Bet on London Olympics
The final tallies are out and the big winners at this year’s London Olympics was not the athletes but rather the online bookmakers.

Chuck Blount on Legalized Internet Poker in the US: ‘Reason For Hope’

Chuck Blount on Legalized Internet Poker in the US: ‘Reason For Hope’
The San Antonio Express columnist Chuck Blount has expressed optimism after reading the settlement language between PokerStars and the US Government. 

Nevada Regulators Investigating Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Corp re Bribery Charges

Nevada Regulators Investigating Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Corp re Bribery Charges
Nevada gaming regulators are reportedly looking into whether Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp broke stringent bribery laws through its dealings in the Asian gambling Mecca of Macau.

Former Full Tilt Poker Patsy Michele Clayborne Says She’s No ‘Sybil’

Former Full Tilt Poker Patsy Michele Clayborne Says She’s No ‘Sybil’
One time lackey for Full Tilt Poker, Michele Clayborne, insists she never posted on public message boards as a man in an effort to cover up the mess transpiring at her former employer.

PartyPoker Launches FastForward Fast Fold Poker Game Platform

PartyPoker Launches FastForward Fast Fold Poker Game Platform
PartyPoker, the world’s third largest online poker room, is the latest to offer its very own fast fold poker game, FastForward.

Maryland Senate Gives Preliminary OK to Gambling Bill

Maryland Senate Gives Preliminary OK to Gambling Bill
The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval to expanding gambling to allow table games like blackjack and a new casino near the nation's capital.

PokerStrategy Sues Full Tilt Poker, Pocket Kings for $1.2 Million

PokerStrategy Sues Full Tilt Poker, Pocket Kings for $1.2 Million
eGaming Review Magazine this week revealed that the online poker portal, PokerStrategy.com, has sued Full Tilt Poker for $1.2 million claiming unpaid ad revenue.

MGM Posts 2nd Quarter Loss, but Revenue Surges 29 Percent

MGM Posts 2nd Quarter Loss, but Revenue Surges 29 Percent
MGM Resorts International on Tuesday posted a second-quarter loss double what Wall Street was expecting, but revenue surged 29 percent on gambling and hotel room gains.

Foxwoods CEO Sees Business Shift

Foxwoods CEO Sees Business Shift
Increased gambling competition is forcing the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere to shift its business to include more non-gambling enterprises.

Record $1.13 Billion Bet at Aqueduct Racetrack in July

Record $1.13 Billion Bet at Aqueduct Racetrack in July
More than a billion dollars bet by nearly a million customers last month is the latest evidence that the “racino” at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City is capitalizing on its prime location.

Absolute Poker Liquidation Confirmed by Kahnawake

Absolute Poker Liquidation Confirmed by Kahnawake
Claims of ownership interest in Absolute Poker parent company Blanca need to be settled prior to the distribution of liquidated assets....

Moody’s Investment Service Backs Mohegan Sun Purchase of Resorts Casino Hotel

Moody’s Investment Service Backs Mohegan Sun Purchase of Resorts Casino Hotel
Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday that to the extent the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority can improve the performance at Resorts and develop a successful track record in Atlantic City's challenging market,

South Point Casino Receives Tentative Approval for ‘Real Money’ Internet Poker

South Point Casino Receives Tentative Approval for ‘Real Money’ Internet Poker
Nevada state gambling regulators have given tentative approval for a casino's plan to operate an Internet poker website accessible only within Nevada boundaries.

Mobile Gambling Comes to Atlantic City

Mobile Gambling Comes to Atlantic City
Adults who patronize Atlantic City’s casinos will soon be able to gamble at the pool, in their hotel rooms or while waiting in line at the buffet.
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