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Readers React to Costa Rica Hotel Del Rey Crime Story

Costa Rica
One of the hottest stories on the website Friday was Jagajeet Chiba’s look at escalating crime in Costa Rica, highlighted by a multiple shooting spree in front of the infamous Hotel Del Rey, which is a favorite stomping ground for online gambling operators and employees. 

Friday The 13th: Gamble, Play Poker, Be Merry

Friday The 13th
Some of you readers will opt not to gamble this Friday The 13th (August 13, 2010).  It’s understandable.  Friday The 13th is supposed to bring bad luck.  Do not walk under ladders.  Do not cross before a black cat. 

Shooting at Online Gambling Hotbed Highlights Costa Rica Crime Escalation

Hotel Del Rey Costa Rica
News on Wednesday that there was a shooting outside the popular San Jose, Costa Rica online gambling hangout of the infamous Hotel Del Rey has sent shockwaves through the sector.

Alberta Now Wants Online Gambling

online gambling
The Canadian province of Alberta, which is also headquarters to the news and information website (a la the glorious city of Lloydminster), is now looking to legalize online gambling.

State of Kentucky Crashes Party For PartyGaming

PartyGaming wants so desperately to enter the U.S. market once federal online poker legislation passes.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky was probably not in the cards when it came to those grandiose plans however.

Beating the Australian Censors: Publishers Fight Back Against Big Brother

Australia media, new media, gaming media and political media continues to have fun and games with the Aussie Government and election coverage.  Online and offline censorship, and Australia's telecommunications sector including broadband, publishing and freedom of the press are enjoying solid coverage.

Online Gambling Hotspot Hotel Del Rey Shot At

Hotel Del Rey Costa Rica
It is the hangout of every online gambling operator and their employees in Costa Rica….the infamous Hotel Del Rey.

Breaking News: PartyGaming Named in Kentucky Lawsuit

The Commonwealth of Kentucky on Wednesday has named PartyGaming along with Pocket Kings, software provider for Full Tilt Poker, in its suit against the online gambling sector.  This is the first time that PartyGaming has specifically been named in a lawsuit filed by a U.S. government branch since leaving the market in October 2006. 

Major Obstacle to Online Poker Legislation Removed: NFL Backs Down

The National Football League (NFL), online gambling’s most hardened opponent for more than a decade, has announced its intentions not to oppose HR 2267, a measure that seeks to legalize Internet poker. 

Gunned Down Casino Model Holly Graham Finally Faces Crazed Ex In Court

Holly Graham
Australian casino news remains all the rage, with crime, revamps and politics dominating the news. Today we update you on Australia's Star City Casino gunman and the ex casino model who is moving forward with her life, beating the odds. Media Man and Gambling911 give you a front row seat at the courtroom.

American Gaming Association Spends More Than $360K On Lobbying

  The American Gaming Association spent more than $360,000 in the second quarter lobbying federal officials about Internet poker and other forms of gambling, among other matters, according to a recent disclosure report.

Facebook’s Zynga Poker Would Benefit Most From Online Poker Law

Facebook’s Zynga Poker
While there has been so much talk about the Las Vegas casinos and European online gambling companies jumping into the U.S. online poker market assuming legislation passes in the next few months to legalize the activity, the real winner may be Facebook.

Betting on College Grades: 34 Campuses Support Concept

Think you're going to ace freshman year? Want to put money on that?

Online Gaming Could Mean $500 Million Jackpot for Ontario Coffers

Legalized online gambling in Ontario could mean a $500 million annual windfall to the cash-strapped provincial government, Liberal sources say.

Alabama’s Victoryland Casino Closes With Raid Looming

Alabama Victoryland Casino
Alabama’s biggest casino, Victoryland, closed down voluntarily as a court ruling loomed that would likely result in a raid of the state’s largest electronic bingo operation.  Victoryland is the last of the non-Indian casinos doing business in Alabama.

Crown Casino Ferrari Thief Gets Jail

Crown Casino Ferrari
Australian casino news keeps coming thick and fast. Crown Casino, the crown in the jewel of Aussie casino king James Packer, experienced a dash of The Fast And The Furious a few months back in a rare Ferrari theft incident that attracted worldwide headlines. Media Man and Gambling911 put you in the drivers seat with this Pink Panther meets Naked Gun and Heist calamity, which has finally seen the daring thief behind bars...

U.S. Navy Joins Forces With Marines In Online Gambling Haven Costa Rica

Navy Costa Rica
First the online gambling Mecca of Costa Rica announced grandiose plans to have some 7000 U.S. Marines occupy that Central American nation, now comes word that the Legislative Assembly has granted docking permission to the 800-meter navy ship USS Iwo Jima, scheduled to arrive in the Caribbean port of Limón in late August.

More Deals For PartyGaming?

PartyGaming has said it plans on playing an active role in the consolidation process in online gambling over the next year following its planned merger with Austrian sports betting power house bwin and the opportunity for entry into the lucrative U.S. market. 

Will Harry Reid Support Online Poker Legislation? Reps Confident

The three Nevadans in the House of Representatives are rallying to support the legalization of Internet gaming.

Australian Casino And Political News August 8, 2010

Australia shows no sign of loosing its top spot as both a casino, online casino and political hotbed. The upcoming federal election, anti Internet filter forum, sweet casino deals and revamp to many of Australia's land based casinos adds further fuel to the fire. Media Man and Gambling911 follows the campaign trail, dodging and weaving around the Aussie casino wars with another jam packed report for your culinary delight...

Parasol, De Leon Won’t Be Party Poopers

PartyGaming is ready to enter the U.S. market assuming legislation is passed that would allow for online poker companies to be licensed in the States.

A Victory For Internet Censorship In Australia

Australia Internet Filter
There will not be any Web filtering in Australia, at least not in the foreseeable future.

Australian Casino Wars: Causalities Upcoming?

The famed Australian casino wars continue to evolved with Tabcorp's Star City Casino in 'Sin City' spending an additional $285 million in upgrades including Lear jets, answering James Packer's Crown Limited (Crown Casino and Burswood Entertainment Complex) who are also upgrading with Crown focusing on a full entertainment and lifestyle experience. Star City (Tabcorp) remaining the main players on the giant casino chess board down under.

Barney Frank: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Could Still Get Licensed in U.S.

Full Tilt Poker
Following passage of a measure to legalize online gambling in the United States in a House Subcommittee last week, there was much concern over an amendment that seemingly would prevent online poker powerhouses PokerStars and Full Tilt from obtaining licenses in the States.  

Congressman Barney Frank Talks Online Poker Measure With Gambling911

Barney Frank
This week Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo sat down with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass) to discuss HR 2267, a measure he sponsored that would ultimately legalize online poker. 
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