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Liquidator Appointed for Purple Lounge Online Poker Room, Casino

Liquidator Appointed for Purple Lounge Online Poker Room, Casino
The parent company of shuttered online poker and casino site Purple Lounge has appointed a liquidator, the UK firm of Chartered Accountants, Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery LLP.
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Facebook Introduces New Game ‘Hotel Casino’

Facebook Introduces New Game ‘Hotel Casino’
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MGM Resorts Asks Mass. Casino Panel to Reconsider 2-step Bidding Process

MGM Resorts has asked the state's new gambling commission to reconsider its proposal to prequalify potential bidders for casino licenses in Massachusetts.
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DOJ Asks for Leniency for Absolute Poker Executive

DOJ Asks for Leniency for Absolute Poker Executive
The US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York have requested a reduced sentenced for an executive of Absolute Poker.
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Howard Lederer, PokerStars File For Motion to Dismiss in Online Poker Complaint

Howard Lederer, PokerStars File For Motion to Dismiss in Online Poker Complaint
The US Government contends the man most associated with disgraced Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, had been involved in an elaborate ponzi scheme.
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Revel Ranks 8th of 12 Atlantic City Casinos 3rd Month in a Row

Revel Ranks 8th of 12 Atlantic City Casinos 3rd Month in a Row
Three 8s is a lousy poker hand, and it's an equally inauspicious way to launch a casino.
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Gambling Company News and Tweets – July 10, 2012 (3 pm EST)

Gambling Company News and Tweets – July 10, 2012 (3 pm EST)
Here is all the latest Twitter chatter related to the gambling sector – poker, sports betting, financials, entertainment, politics and more.
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So Just Who Are The 5 Supporting Ray Bitar: Poker Boss Backers Should be Exposed

So Just Who Are The 5 Supporting Ray Bitar:  Poker Boss Backers Should be Expose
It came to light Monday night that Full Tilt Poker disgraced CEO Raymond Bitar was released after posting $2 million in cash and property to secure his $2.5 million bond.
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Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Released From Prison

Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Released From Prison
The disgraced CEO of shuttered online poker company Full Tilt Poker has been released from prison after surrendering to law enforcement in the US last week.
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Betable Wants to Revolutionize Online Gambling Industry, Bring Real Money to Social Gaming

Betable Wants to Revolutionize Online Gambling Industry, Bring Real Money to Soc
Betable introduced the world's first real-money gaming platform and announced its private beta developer program on Monday with Founder and CEO Christopher Griffin slated to appear on a panel Tuesday
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Federal Online Poker Measure Could be Voted on This Month

Federal Online Poker Measure Could be Voted on This Month
It’s not dead yet, so says Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton.  A measure to legalize online poker federally in the US could be voted on this month (July 2012).
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Macau Gambling Junkets Risk Losing Their Game

Macau Gambling Junkets Risk Losing Their Game
The shadowy companies that bring China's millionaires to the gambling tables of Macau are facing their toughest time since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, and some of the smaller players may soon drop out of the game for good.
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Ghost Wager Will Pay £101,840 With Roger Federer Wimbledon Win

Ghost Wager Will Pay £101,840 With Roger Federer Wimbledon Win
A wager made nine years ago by a man who has since passed away is set to pay out £101,840 should Roger Federer win the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday.
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Macau's Melco in $1B Philippine Casino Project

Macau's Melco in $1B Philippine Casino Project
Macau gambling company Melco Crown Entertainment is teaming up with the Philippines' richest man to develop a $1 billion casino resort in Manila in a sign of the industry's plans for rapid expansion in Asia.
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5050 Poker Players to Just Get 15 Percent Back, If That

5050 Poker Players to Just Get 15 Percent Back, If That
Following the abrupt closure of 5050Poker last month, the shuttered online poker company has revealed that affected customers will only be entitled to 15 percent of their funds back,
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Gambling Company News and Tweets – July 5, 2012 (Overnight/Morning Edition)

Gambling Company News and Tweets – July 5, 2012 (Overnight/Morning Edition)
Here is all the latest Twitter chatter related to the gambling sector – poker, sports betting, financials, entertainment, politics and more.
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Congressman John Tierney Vows to Stay in Race Following Gambling Allegations

Congressman John Tierney Vows to Stay in Race Following Gambling Allegations
Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney has said he will stay in the race to hold his House seat despite allegations he knew of an “illegal” offshore wagering site that employed his wife Patrice.
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Convicted Gambling NBA Ref Now Working for Convicted PA Sports Handicapper

Convicted Gambling NBA Ref Now Working for Convicted PA Sports Handicapper
As part of his probation, gambling ref Tim Donaghy is prohibited from associating with known felons.  But that’s exactly what Donaghy was caught doing however. 
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Visa Restrictions on Gambling Blamed for Macau Slow Down in Growth

Visa Restrictions on Gambling Blamed for Macau Slow Down in Growth
After years of accelerated growth, the world’s biggest gambling destination, Macau, witnessed an abrupt slowdown in May.
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Ray Bitar Remains Detained After US Magistrate Agrees to $2.5 Mil Bond

Ray Bitar Remains Detained After US Magistrate Agrees to $2.5 Mil Bond
The disgraced former CEO of now shuttered Full Tilt Poker, Ray Bitar, remained behind bars on Tuesday, failing to make his $2.5 million bond thus far. 
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Darren Rovell Out at CNBC, Returning to ESPN

Darren Rovell Out at CNBC, Returning to ESPN
Darren Rovell, who has regularly covered the sports and online gambling sector for CNBC during a 6-year stint, will be returning back to his roots at ESPN.
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PaddyPower.com Taken Down

PaddyPower.com Taken Down
The UK’s third biggest bookmaker and one of the world’s most popular online poker sites was taken down a good 5 hours Tuesday afternoon.  The site was back up by late Tuesday evening. 
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Gambling Company News and Tweets – July 3, 2012 (11 am EST)

Gambling Company News and Tweets – July 3, 2012 (11 am EST)
Here is all the latest Twitter chatter related to the gambling sector – poker, sports betting, financials, entertainment, politics and more.
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New Jersey Sports Betting Proposal Released a Week Ahead of Time

New Jersey Sports Betting Proposal Released a Week Ahead of Time
New Jersey is looking to legalize sports betting with the support of Governor Chris Christie.  Proposed sports betting rules were released one week in advance and appear below.
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US Prosecutors Still Allege Full Tilt Poker, Ray Bitar Engaged in Ponzi Scheme

US Prosecutors Still Allege Full Tilt Poker, Ray Bitar Engaged in Ponzi Scheme
An additional indictment was filed against Raymond Bitar, CEO of now defunct Full Tilt Poker, on Monday July 2, 2012 after he voluntarily turned himself in to US authorities.
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