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SunFirst Bank Under Watchful Eye of US Authorities

John W. Campos
The tiny St. George, Utah bank, SunFirst Bank, came under scrutiny on Friday after the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York announced its connection to the closure of three massive online poker rooms.

Hustler Online Casino Launches Same Day As Online Poker Crackdown

Hustler Online Casino
With the indictment and subsequent shutdown of three major online poker rooms on Friday, a new Internet casino has already emerged to fill the void.  Welcome The Hustler Online Casino.

Wynn Terminates Alliance With PokerStars Following Indictments

Wynn Terminates Alliance With PokerStars
Wynn Resorts announced it has terminated a planned alliance with the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars. 

PPA Issues Statement Condemning Shutdown of Online Poker Rooms: Statement Coming

“On behalf of the millions of poker players across the country, we are shocked at the action taken by the U.S. Department of Justice today against online poker companies

Prosecutors Felt Compelled to Act Following Publication of Courier-News Article

Online Poker Indictments
The US Attorney’s Office knew they had to act decisively following publication of an article detailing online poker payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff’s cooperation with federal authorities. 

Vancouver Sun Reporter, Bodog Founder: Both Subject of “Stalkers”

It seems after a series of scathing attacks against one another, long-time Vancouver Sun reporter, David Baines, and Internet gambling mogul, Calvin Ayre, have something very much in common.

In Another Era, Daniel Tzvetkoff Would Have Been Whacked, Shot or Garroted

Daniel Tzvetkoff
Paul Toohey of the Courier Mail’s New York bureau suggests that Australian payment processor Daniel Tzvetkoff is lucky to still be alive. 

Iowa Cans Internet Poker Plans for Now

Iowa Internet Poker
Iowa has become the latest state to back away from legalizing Internet poker this week.

Washington, DC Online Poker Would be Set up in Hot Spots

Washington, DC Online Poker
Washington, DC became the first US jurisdiction to legalize online poker Tuesday and other states are likely to follow, although plans to offer the activity in Florida fell through one day later.

No Internet Poker in Florida

There will not be any legalized online poker in Florida any time soon.

Online Sports Bettors Freaked Out Over Pinnacle Sports Going Down

Pinnacle Sports
The popular online sports betting website,, has been out of commission over the last 12 hours, but have no fear.

State of Nevada Approved Amended Online Gambling Bill: Must Get Justice Dept Approval

A Nevada legislative panel approved amendments to a bill that would make Nevada the first state in the US to legalize online poker.

Bill Maher on Internet Gambling Zealot Jon Kyl: “In a World of Political Liars, Kyl Takes the Crown”

Jon Kyl
Appearing on Tuesday night’s Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, comedian Bill Maher blasted online gambling’s biggest opponent, the outgoing Republican Senator from Arizona, Jon Kyl.

Online Gambling Becomes Legalized in United States Thanks to Washington DC

Online Gambling Washington DC
Washington, D.C., with its under 1 million population, has become the first jurisdiction in the United States to legalize online gambling.

Gambling Stash Found in South Korea Garlic Field

South Korean police have dug up a stash of 11bn won ($10m, £6.2m), most of it buried in a garlic field, reports say.

Un-Australian Gambling Reforms

Australian pokies reform continues to dominate Australian news headlines.

Legalization of Online Gambling “Increasingly Likely” Says Ratings Agency

online gambling
Fitch Ratings on Monday released its report labeling the likelihood of online gambling becoming legalized in the US as “increasingly likely”.

Australian Pokies: Lovers VS Haters

Australian pokies reform is dominating Australian news headlines, and insiders say the right has only just began, with both the supporter and detractor sides ready for one hell of a war.

World Exclusive: Shrink “Double Suicide” Mansion Sold to Defense Contractor

A man who services battleships has bought a battleship-sized home!

Woman Who Stole $500K From Inlaws Makes $13 Million Gambling…Then Loses It All

Jennifer Dennison
A Florida woman is accused of stealing some $500,000 from her in-laws.  Jennifter Dennison, 42, is said to have gambled all the money away, but not before winning an amazing $13 million.

Gambling Crime: Mafia Gambling Ring Busted, Poker Playing Scammer Sentenced

Gambling Crime
A Mafia-linked gambling ring with ties to the offshore gambling sector has been busted up by authorities in Queens, New York.

Somach: The Shrink was Like an Annoying, Buzzing Mosquito

Where were you the day "The Shrink" died?

Nevada Bill Would Expand Gambling to Hotel Rooms

Gamblers could take the games back to their hotel rooms if a new bill passes.
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