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Internet Censorship in Australia: Senate Transcript

For those of you who have been following the exploits of Australia Communications Director Stephen Conroy and his attempts to censor the Internet here at, we have obtained a copy of the Senate transcript as it relates to Google in Australian Parliament

Brrrr...New York to Host SuperBowl 2014

The NFL today decided to award the 2014 edition of the Super Bowl to the New York area, making it the first cold-weather city to host the February title game outdoors.

PartyGaming Snafu Leaves Many Readers Confused

In a rare gaffe made by the website, readers were provided with news related to PartyGaming that happened in 2006.

Australian Casino, Gaming and Sports Betting Trends

It's a red hot week, month in fact, for the Australian and Asia Pacific gaming and igaming sector. Following the public release of the Aussie government Australian Productivity Report. Media Man and Gambling911 continue to dissect the report, and what it means to both casual and hardcore gamblers, gamers, punters et al...

Online Gambling Boss Jailed 14 Years for Murder of Wife

The boss of an online gaming company who stabbed his wife to death as she slept in their bedroom was jailed for at least 14 years at the Old Bailey today.

Missouri Man Charged in Online Gambling Scheme

A Missouri man has been charged with money laundering related to online gambling.

Australian Gambling Report Asks Federal Government to Control

The Australian Productivity report on gaming and gambling has come out, but relax - it's not all bad news.

Neteller Scam: Former Customers Being Called

Neteller Scam is warning its readers to be very cautious should they receive a phone call or email that claims to be from Neteller, the once prominent online gambling payment processing company that catered heavily to the North American market but was forced to pull out following a high profile arrest of both founders in early 2007.

Australian Sports Form Anti-Corruption Alliance

John Higgins Scandal Bribe
A sports betting fix and salary cap rorting re Melbourne Storm was the recent trigger, but most insiders agree there's been issues with the integrity of Australia sports for decades, and we're not just talking about Aussie Olympic team and management stuff ups. Media Man and Gambling911 go crash tackling, body slamming and Hills Hoist clotheslining with this report...

Man Acquitted of Killing Binion's Casino Executive Released

A man who was convicted then acquitted of killing a well-known Binion's casino executive has been released on parole.

Congressman Josephn Abruzzo to Speak at Online Gambling Show

Everybody is heading to Prague this week for the big online gambling affiliate super show known as the i-Gaming Super Show and of course will be there as well. Over 2000 industry people are expected to be in attendance. And show organizers have just announced a new addition: The keynote speaker will be none other than Congressman Josephn Abruzzo.

Arrest Made in Burswood Casino Firearms Case

Loyal readers, Americans, Australians, Canadians, Asians... the world over... it didn't take long for Burswood Casino aka Burswood Entertainment Complex, to make the news again (for the wrong reasons).

July Markup on Internet Gambling Scheduled

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House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank has announced intentions to mark up HR 2267 in July.

New Australian Mildura Casino Tourism On Cards?

Casino talk, mergers, take over et al, continue to be all the rage down under in Australia, and land based casinos, online enterprises, and now even airports are buying into the excitement. Media Man and Gambling911 jet down to Victoria, in regional Mildura to catch the chit chat at the airport lounge...

Weitzner Owed Large Sums of Money Before Suicide Pact

Ken Weitzner
Officials at the website have finally come forward to confirm that the website’s late founder did owe significant gambling debts prior to taking his own life last month. Weitzner and his wife both inhaled lethal amounts of poisonous carbon dioxide and pills in their Chesapeake, Virginia home.

Florida State Lottery Being Sued for Refusing to Pay Prize

A Florida woman is suing the State of Florida for $500,000 after she claims she won the lottery but the state refuses to pay her.

Richard Branson Expanding Virgin Gaming iGaming Empire

Richard Branson
Gaming, gambling and iGaming fans, have we got some news hot of the press for you. Our bat phone has been running hot hot hot!

Sports Off Shore Agent Charges Predates Online Gambling Law

Online Gambling
In one of the more laughable news stories in recent weeks, we learn that a Beverly, Massachusetts man is being hailed as "the first person in Massachusetts charged with violating a 2006 federal law that restricts Internet gambling". The law in question is the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Accused Criminal Daniel Tzvetkoff: Poker is Not Gambling

Daniel Tzvetkoff
In a New York District Court this week, Australian online poker payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff has plead not guilty to processing millions of dollars in transactions for the Internet gambling sector.

Lawmakers Push to Regulate, Tax Online Gambling

Prohibition didn't work with alcohol and it's not working with Internet gambling now, say lawmakers pushing Congress to approve long-shot legislation that would legalize and tax online wagering.

Gambling Execs Encouraged to Invest in Domains

The world is considered a pretty small place these days, largely thanks to the internet aka WWW, and of course airlines and Lear Jets, operated by our "partners in crime", Crown Casino king James Packer and Virgin king of the world, Sir Richard Branson.

Paddy Power Launches Iceland Volcano Betting Site

bet on the volcano erupting
While most are fed up with the volcano ash cloud being spewed by Eyjafjallajökull, some creative minds are benefitting in the most enterprising ways.

Eliot Spitzer to Replace Campbell Brown on CNN?

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A one time ferocious opponent of the online gambling industry, Eliot Spitzer, is being considered as host of a new debate show like "Crossfire” to replace anchor Campbell Brown’s 8 pm EST time slot.

PokerStars Acquisitions a Death Knell to Affiliates?

Neil Mitchell of eGaming Review Online this week wrote an interesting piece regarding the number one online poker room, PokerStars, recent purchase of various poker news portals.

Hearings on Internet Gambling Tax Enforcement Conclude

John Pappas, Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group, with more than one million members nationwide, today released the following statement on the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on HR 4976, the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2010.
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