Television Betting Odds and News

WSOP Champ Jamie Gold Reveals Ghost Fetish (Video)

Jamie Gold's greatest fear is that his dead grandmother's ghost will see him naked!

Gold, winner of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event, has stared down some of the toughest card sharks in the world, and gone all-in with the best of them.

He's endured the pressure that comes with the WSOP Main Event televised final table, earning pro poker's largest-ever cash prize--$12 million.

But when it comes to spooks, spirits, ghosts, ghouls or poltergeists, he's ready to fold every time.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/30/2012

‘Deal or No Deal’ Dealt Lifeline From Gambling Ban

Regulators have saved one of Great Britain’s beloved quiz shows “Deal or No Deal” by backing off of imposing gambling restrictions on it and other similar shows. 


Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/14/2012

Couric vs. Palin Morning News Ratings Odds Give Former Alaska Governor Edge has released its own odds of a Couric vs. Palin morning news show showdown with NBC’s “Today” a 1/3 odds favorite to beat out ABC’s “Good Morning America”. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/02/2012

Live Betting on Poker Tournaments to Become a Reality: Bettors Will See Hole Cards

Paddy Power, Ireland’s largest bookmaker, is set to begin offering live in-progress betting on a new poker tournament series, iSeriesLive, next month (April 2012). 


Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/20/2012

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 14 Betting Odds Up Now

The 14th season of “Dancing With The Stars” kicks off tonight (March 19, 2012) and has your latest odds to win.  This is Carrie Stroup reporting for 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Mar/19/2012

Jennifer Tilly to Appear on “The Simpsons” in Episode About Online Poker

Jennifer Tilly, star of the enormously successful slasher film “Bride of Chucky” and an avid poker player, will be appearing in an episode of “The Simpsons” next season.  That episode will involve Lisa discovering that her dad, Homer Simpson, has stashed her college money away in an online poker site (hopefully it wasn’t Full Tilt Poker).  Lisa must then learn how to play the game.

Tilly, who currently provides the voice for Bonnie Swanson on the animated series “The Family Guy”, will play herself.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/16/2012

Ernie Scherer III Poker Murders Gets Heavy Traction With ’48 Hours Mysteries’

Saturday night turned out to be a banner night for with mega traffic following the ’48 Hours Mysteries” segment on Ernie Scherer III, the man sentenced for the bludgeoning of both his parents in 2008. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/04/2012

Poker After Dark Returning March 5

“Poker After Dark” is set to return March 5 with 24 previously unaired episodes.   

Four weeks of episodes that were taped primarily in December 2010 will be shown on the new NBC Sports Network (currently Versus). 

“Poker After Dark” was previously sponsored by the now defunct Full Tilt Poker. 

The shows were produced by Poker PROductions, which sent out the following tweet on Monday: 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/27/2012

Vegas Stripped: South Point Casino Reality TV Show Debuts on Travel Channel (Video)

Vegas Stripped debuted on the Travel Channel last night (February 8, 2012) at 10 pm PST.  It is a reality show that looks behind the scenes of the inner workings of Las Vegas’ South Point Casino.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/09/2012

Odds to Win The Voice of Ireland Released

Ireland’s largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, has released odds on The Voice of Ireland, a blind audition reality singing competition that has the like of Sharon Corr and Kian Egan on board as judges. has all the latest odds appearing below. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/08/2012

Fox News’ Bob Beckel Admits Big Super Bowl Win

Unlucky in politics, lucky in gambling?

Fox News Channel commentator Bob Beckel, who once ran a presidential campaign that lost in a 49-state landslide, is apparently better at sports betting than presidential politics.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/07/2012

Pawn Star Cast Furious Over Cajun Pawn Stars Spinoff reported on Wednesday that the cast members of the History Channel’s mega hit ‘Pawn Stars’ are furious over the show’s spinoff ‘Cajun Pawn Stars’.

The spinoff, which was reviewed by’s own Thomas Somach, garnered substantial ratings for the cable network. 


Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/11/2012

Andrew Stone Favorite to go on Celebrity Big Brother is Shown Door: Latest Outright Winner Odds

With Andrew Stone the first eviction, British bookmakers updated their outright winner odds to win Celebrity Big Brother 2012. 

One of the most heavily wagered on events this week in the United Kingdom was not Premier League football but rather if Andrew Stone would be the next eviction from this season’s installment of Celebrity Big Brother. 

Most of the British bookmakers had Stone as the favorite and, indeed, he was given the boot on Wednesday.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jan/11/2012

Professional Poker Player Who Killed Parents Profiled in Dateline NBC

As first broke by, Dateline NBC produced a segment on professional poker player Ernie Scherer III who was sentenced for the double homicide of his parents, Ernest Scherer Jr., 60, and Charlene Abendroth, 57, in their Castlewood Country Club, California home.  The showed aired this past Friday.

The couple was found brutally beaten and stabbed to death in their Pleasanton home in March 2008.   Scherer III had attempted to make the crime scene appear as if it were a home invasion. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/30/2011

Sopranos Actor Arrested as Part of New York Sports Betting Sting

John Marinacci, 56, was one of the individuals caught up in a New York State sports betting sting alleged to have ties with the Gambino crime family.  Marinacci appeared in two episodes of the popular HBO series “The Sopranos”.  He has also appeared on another HBO series “Boardwalk Empire”. 

Marinacci was charged this week with enterprise corruption for taking bets and collecting monies for "the Gambino Bookmaking Enterprise," court papers revealed.

The complaint alleges that the New York sports betting ring utilized an offshore wagering call center.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2011

2011 Emmys Odds: Jenny Woo and Pat Williams Picks (Video)

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/17/2011

Miss Universe 2011 Odds Available From Bookmaker

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/11/2011

Poker Pro John Racener Makes Cameo on Entourage

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/29/2011

Poker After Dark 2011 Schedule Revealed: Show Won’t Go Dark For Now

The Full Tilt Poker backing multi-million dollar backing may be gone but Poker After Dark won’t be going black in 2011

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/29/2011

Epic Poker League Makes Epic Deal With CBS Sports, Discovery Channel

The newly formed Epic Poker League has scored an amazing feat, joining forces with CBS Television and the Discovery Channel.  The announcement was made earl Wednesday morning.

The first airing will take place on The Velocity Network, described as an “upscale male lifestyle network” that is slated to take over Discovery’s HD Theatre on October 4, 2011.  13 hours of original Epic Poker League programming will be aired on that cable outlet while an additional seven hours of more riveting re-aired episodes will appear on CBS Sports. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/27/2011

Ashton Kutcher Replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men sources have confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will be joining the cast of Two and a Half Men, presumably replacing Charlie Sheen. had been offering odds on who Sheen’s replacement would be for the past several weeks with Rob Lowe the odds-on favorite.  Odds were not offered on Kutcher. 

As reported yesterday, Hugh Grant apparently passed on a deal that would have brought him to CBS television’s highest rated show.

- Staff

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2011

Hugh Grant Almost Replaced Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/11/2011

Poker is Key in “Justice for Natalee Holloway” TV Movie

A new TV movie about the Natalee Holloway case doesn't wait long to feature gambling--the second scene of the film takes place in a South American casino.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/09/2011

Celebrity Apprentice Finalist Annie Duke Trashes Donald Trump

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/01/2011

Poker Programs on TV: Here’s the Big Picture

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/26/2011

Breaking News

Robbery Suspect Shot to Death Outside Notorious Poker Room

Robbery Suspect Shot to Death Outside Notorious Poker Room

This is hardly the first time Legends Poker Room has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Early Spreads on the 2022 College Football Season Weeks 0 and 1

Early Spreads on the 2022 College Football Season Weeks 0 and 1

We are exactly three months and eight days away from the kickoff of the 2022 college football season as of May 19.

Man in Japan gambles COVID Town Funds Mistakenly Sent to Him

The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said.