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Atlantic City Ghost Town as Hurricane Irene Approaches

The US second largest gambling destination, Atlantic City, has been completely evacuated in anticipation for Hurricane Irene.

The storm had weakened to a Category 1 but was expected to bring high damaging winds and a strong storm surge.  A storm of similar strength, Hurricane Belle, completely flooded neighboring Long Beach Island in 1976.  That system tracked a little further out to sea than Irene’s current forecast track, which takes her right along the New Jersey coast.

This weekend is typically among the busiest for Atlantic City.

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Mexico Casino Torched: 52 Killed

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Atlantic City Braces for Hurricane Irene as Models Shift West

Hurricane models began shifting the track of dangerous Hurricane Irene west on Thursday morning as the storm makes a beeline towards the gambling Mecca of Atlantic City.

Irene is forecast to still be a category 2 storm by the time it brushes the East Coast resort city during the early morning hours of Sunday.  While landfall could occur along the North Carolina Outer Banks, current forecast models have the storm running parallel along the East Coast of the United States during what is typically one of the busiest travel periods leading up to the Labor Day weekend.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/25/2011

Facebook Now Permitting Online Gambling Ads Targeted Outside US

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/24/2011

DoubleDown Online Casino WildTangent Partnership Means More Virtual Cash, More Players

DoubleDown Casino has just entered into an arrangement with WildTangent to become the first online casino on the social gaming network.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/24/2011

Bellagio Chip Bandit Sentenced to 3 to 11 Years

Anthony Carleo, 30, has been sentenced to 3 to 11 years for the brazen $1.5 million robbery of the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/23/2011

Lesniak Set to Reintroduce Online Gambling Bill in New Jersey: 13000 Jobs Lost

Says Measure Needed to Protect Casino, Horse-Racing Industries

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/18/2011

Stanley Ho Named in RICO Complaint

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/18/2011

Oh My God: Priest Possessed by Gambling Addiction Gets 60 Days Prison Sentence

A Catholic priest found guilty of embezzling $295,000 to fuel his gambling habit will spend 60 days in prison.  He had been facing 15 years behind bars. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/17/2011

Online Gambling News for August 17, 2011: Congress May Okay Web Gambling has your online gambling news for August 17, 2011.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2011

Rick Perry for President: Not if You’re a Gambler or Online Poker Player

Texas governor Rick Perry has thrown his (cowboy) hat into the ring, announcing that he's a candidate for President of the United States.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/17/2011

Forget Italy Cash Games: Online Casinos Generating $2.2 Billion Per Year

With Italy now the biggest online poker market in Europe thanks to 24 hour a day cash games, its online casino sector seems to be getting ignored.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/15/2011

Court Won’t Return Seized Domain Names: Says No Hardship Caused

A federal judge has refused to return the domain name of a Spanish company accused of violating copyright law.

Earlier this year US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized the domain name owned by Spanish firm Puerto 80 along with several other Web addresses.  Puerto 80 was the only defendant to file a petition in the court, claiming the action was seriously damaging its business.

The judge disagreed, claiming the seizure has caused no significant hardship.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2011

Top 10 Gambling Nations: By Gaming Losses

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/13/2011

Australian Online Gambling Affiliates Come Under Scrutiny

Paddy Power-owned Sportsbet is being accused of keeping its affiliate arrangement secret.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/12/2011

Alabama Vote Selling Gambling Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdicts

Jurors acquitted or failed to reach a verdict on all charges involving a much publicized Alabama gambling political corruption case. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/11/2011

Cleopatra Pays Over 21000 euros in Sanremo Casino

A couple from Turin hit the jackpot for 21,404 euros in Turin in Sanremo while playing the Cleopatra slots. live casino
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The bride selected Cleopatra and it was later revealed this same slot machine previously paid out another lucrative jackpot.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/06/2011

Online Gambling Approved in Greece as Part of Reform Bill

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/06/2011

Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre Mugged by Gang of Girls in Poland

A ruthless gang of girls mugged Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre while he was vacationing in Poland this past week. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/05/2011

In-Play Wagering, Mobile Gambling Helps Boost William Hill Numbers

The UK’s biggest bookmaker, William Hill, witnessed a 23 percent year-on-year increase in online net revenues, driven heavily by mobile and in-play wagering.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/05/2011

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Trump vs. Clinton in US General Election: Latest Odds as Cruz Drops Out

With Texas Senator Ted Cruz dropping out of the US Presidential race, real estate magnate turned reality star Donald Trump will most certainly become the GOP nominee and former Secretary of State Clinton pretty much has it in the bag

Former Amaya CEO David Baazov Pleads Not Guilty to Insider Trading

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Macau Sees Further Declines, Still Carries Risk

Deutsche Bank analysts released a research note today, commenting on the major Macau gaming stocks and assessing the risk factors for each.