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Harrah’s Builds Lobbying Effort For Online Gambling

Harrah's Entertainment
Harrah’s Entertainment knows the value in legalized online gambling and they so desperately want to be a part of it. The Vegas-based casino company is building a roster of firms to lobby on proposals to legalize online gambling.

World Cup, World Series of Poker: Two Big Sports

The Washington Post this past weekend reported on how the FIFA World Cup and World Series of Poker will be running simultaneously throughout most of June and part of the month of July.

Granny Goes On €2 Million Gambling Spree

Eileen Evis, 61, from Colaton Raleigh, Devon, was jailed in March last year for stealing £140,000 from building firm TAG in Sidmouth, the BBC reported Tuesday. Evis worked as a bookkeeper for the company.

France Issues Eleven Online Betting Licenses

Eleven companies have been licensed and registered by the French government to conduct online betting on sports and horse races, as well as poker, the local regulatory authority said on Tuesday.

Some NJ Lawmakers Betting on the Internet

Blackjack, baccarat, craps and other casino games featured in Atlantic City could become available on the Internet.

Australian Political Casino Wars

Australian casino "wars" continue, as a new political element enter the arena. Media Man and Gambling911 had recently covered the "friendly" casino wars between James Packer's Melbourne based Crown Casino and Tabcorp owned Star City Sydney, but now it seems the unfriendly fire is coming from the New South Wales government. By default, Melbourne wins another round against Sydney as the casino 'State Of Origin' continues

Famed Pro Sports Bettor Lem Banker Gets Swindled

Lem Banker
Lem Banker is considered one of the most famous sports betting touts in the world. This weekend he claims that thieves made off with more than $3 million worth of coins, cash and jewelry from his safety deposit boxes.

Gambling Giants Hold Macau Get-Together

Asia's leading gambling trade show and conference, Global Gaming Expo Asia, kicks off on Tuesday in Macau, the world's largest gambling center and the only place where casino gambling is legal in China.

ECJ Out of Touch With Modern Consumer Says Right2Bet

RIGHT2BET has condemned yesterday’s ECJ ruling in the Ladbrokes and Betfair cases against the Dutch Government and the country’s monopoly operator, De Lotto.

Internet Gambling: Indiana Attorney General Not On Board

Internet Gambling
Indiana’s Attorney General is steadfastly opposed to Internet gambling becoming legalized in his state.

EU Court Says Countries Can Ban Online Gambling

EU countries can ban online gambling if their aim is to combat fraud, Europe's highest court said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the multi-billion euro online betting industry seeking to break domestic monopolies.

Sportingbet Looks to Settle With US by Year’s End

BRITISH online gaming firm Sportingbet is hoping to agree a settlement with US authorities before the end of the year to protect it from the threat of prosecution, said chief executive Andrew McIver.

Gambling and Porn Addiction Caused by Drug: Lawsuit

Gambling, Porn Addiction
Readers, what's your vice or addiction? You may not necessarily have one, but countless research papers suggest many people are hooked on something...or super passionate about X... its just a matter of what X is. It could be gambling, porn - sex, or just a favorite hobby or sport

Senate Committee Approves New Jersey Online Gambling

State senators took the first step toward allowingInternet-based gaming in New Jersey today, releasing a bill fromcommittee that would allow casinos to build online portals forpoker, blackjack and many other games.

Joran van der Sloot Captured

Joran Van Der Sloot Captured
Joran van der Sloot, the man wanted in connection for the murder of a Peruvian woman, has been captured in Santiago, Chili.

Best Online Sports Betting Bonus Award Goes To…

SBG Global
The constant search for preeminence and perfection to serve the client has paid off for SBG Global. This well known and trusted company has been awarded with the 2010 Award of Excellence for Best Bonus Program in the industry of sports gaming and entertainment.

2014 Super Bowl in NJ Won’t Derail Sports Betting Efforts

New Jersey Sports Betting
New Jersey state lawmakers insist that the successful bid to land the 2014 Super Bowl in the state will not derail their efforts to bring legalized sports betting to NJ citizens.

Van der Sloot Attorney Claims Inconsistencies

Joran Van Der Sloot
Joran van der Sloot remained on the lam Thursday following news that a woman had been stabbed to death in his Lima, Peru hotel room Sunday. The body was found three days later.

European Court Rules on Dutch Gambling Policy

Dutch Gambling
Today, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered two preliminary rulings (1) addressing key questions relating to the compliance of the Dutch legislation with the EU Treaty. The cases (C-203/08 and C-258/08) at stake originate in national proceedings involving Ladbrokes and Betfair, two companies, established in the UK.

Australia Gets New Gambling Watchdog in Town: Woof!

Australian gambling remains politically red hot. With the changes in town comes a new watchdog... yep, a man of a different breed who appears to be a shoot straight, and takes a balanced view of the industry. Media Man, Gambling911 and our pack of sniffer dogs pound the pavement and sniff out the story... Ruff

Steve Wynn Sues Joe Francis for Slander

Steve Wynn Joe Francis
TMZ.com is reporting that Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has sued "Girls Gone Wild" producer Joe Francis for slander.

Gambling News: Antoine Walker Vegas Debts, 888.com

Gambling News
Former NBA star Antoine Walker will appear in court to face felony charges for writing a bad check and failing to pay $900,000 in gambling debts to three Las Vegas casinos.

Slots.com Purchased for $5.5 Mil by Calvin Ayre

Slots.com
One of the most recognized domain names on the Net today, Slots.com, has been purchased by Calvin Ayre. The founder of Bodog.com acquired the name for $4 million.

What Is An Online Affiliate Program

Australia Media Man, Greg Tingle, offers up a self-promotion piece and answers, among many other questions, What is an online affiliate program? He also explores the latest happenings down under.

eCredit Daily: Card Networks Must Now Detect Betting

Beginning June 1, credit and debit card processors must have "reasonably designed policies and procedures" in place to detect if U.S. transactions are tied to bets placed with Internet gambling sites, according to a finalized rule by the Federal Reserve.
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