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Barney Frank On Jay Leno Tuesday Night

Barney Frank
Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and advocate of legalized online poker, is slated to appear on the Jay Leno Show Tuesday night (August 31, 2010) on NBC (11:35 pm local time).

Australian Cricket Players approached by Illegal Bookie in England

Australian cricketers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin have claimed they were approached by an illegal Indian bookmaker during last year's Ashes tour of England.

Australia Asia Pacific Gambling News (August 31, 2010)

Australia Gambling News
Australian and Asia Pacific gambling, gaming, casino and political news remains all the rage. Aussie James Packer with his Crown, Burswood and City of Dreams Macau remains king of the castle, but what is news is that another couple of Australian politicians have jumped on the anti gambling - anti pokie bandwagon, but it's pretty much a case of a very small but vocal minority.  

Fired Las Vegas Sportsbook Boss Now A Tout

A bookmaker who operated a prestigious Las Vegas sportsbook and lost his job for letting Charles Barkley make an unauthorized Super Bowl wager has resurfaced as a tout!

Betfair Comes To New Jersey: Wants Piece of Online Gambling Market

Betfair
With New Jersey looking to legalize online gambling, including sports betting, powerful European-based companies are working on getting a piece of the pie. 

Power Back On In Antigua: Online Gambling Sites Back Up

Antigua
Hurricane Earl dropped some 5 inches of rain upon the online gambling hub of Antigua overnight Sunday and into Monday morning.

CA: Senate Supports PASPA Challenge Regarding Sports Betting

California
The state Senate on Friday weighed in to support New Jersey in its effort to overturn a federal ban on sports betting in most states, but Californians should not count on being able to wager on their favorite team anytime soon.

Hurricane Earl Takes Down Online Gambling Websites, Intertops.com

Hurricane Earl
A major power outage on the island of Antigua has resulted in some online gambling websites experiencing service interruptions.

Couple Jailed For Leaving Newborn in Casino Parking Lot While They Gambled

Arrests Come In Wake of Cricket Match Fixing Allegations

Cricket Match Fixing
Four members of the Pakistani national cricket team were questioned and another man arrested on Sunday in connection to an alleged cricket match fixing scandal.

Las Vegas Casino Fined Over Gambler's Card Table Dance

A Las Vegas casino is to pay a $250,000 (£162,127) fine for allowing a gambler to dance on a card table during a game.

Earl A Major Hurricane: Bears Down On Internet Gambling Hub Antigua

Hurricane Earl

Earl is expected to be nearing a Category 3 hurricane by the time it sweeps past the Caribbean island of Antigua some time early Monday.  Antigua is home to a number of online gambling companies, most of which maintain secondary offices in other i-Gaming jurisdictions like Costa Rica.

Google Games Could Benefit From Online Poker Law: Pays $100 Mil to Zynga

Google Games
Google is reportedly going to launch an online gaming site, likely to be called “Google Games” according to a report at Technorati.

Cricket Match Fixing Rigged Lord’s Test Between England and Pakistan

Cricket Match Fixing
In a shock report filed by the News of the World Sunday, it is revealed that the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan had been rigged in a Cricket match fixing scandal that London tabloid is calling the “most sensational sporting scandal ever”.

Australia Casino, Gaming and Media Wars

The Australian casino and gaming wars are taking on a new angle, with marketing and legal eagle X factors playing a bigger role in both the high end of town and at the coal face. 

National Journal: Upping The Ante For Online Gambling

Momentum Builds In Congress For Measures That Would License -- And Tax -- The Lucrative Business Of Internet Gaming

South Australian Govt Missing Millions Thanks To Online Gambling

online gambling
Online gambling is clearly understood to be diverting tax money from state coffers as punters go colder on poker machines and give online pokies from the likes of PartyGaming, Centrebet, PKR, Virgin, Roxy Palace, Captain Cooks Casino and Media Man white label type deals a go.

Poker Conspiracy Theorists: UB.com New Owner Stuart Gordon From Mars?

The biggest news in the online poker sector Friday morning was that the world’s 6th largest network (3rd largest catering to the North American poker player), Cereus (home to the popular UB.com) had been acquired by Internet gambling pioneer Stuart Gordon.

California Senator Rod Wright Crafts Sports Betting Bill

sports betting California
Gambling911.com has obtained a copy of the bill proposed by California Senator Rod Wright (D-25thDistrict) that would essentially legalize sports betting in the state.  It appears he has been studying similar efforts in the state of New Jersey.

Cereus Poker Network Acquired by Blanca Games

Cereus Poker
The Cereus Poker Network, which owns both UB.com and Absolute Poker, has been acquired by Blanca Games, Inc. (Blanc), led by e-gaming entrepreneur Stuart Gordon.  The terms of the transaction were not immediately disclosed to Gambling911.com.

Two Men Charged in Football-Fixing Fraud

German prosecutors in Bochum yesterday charged two people with fraud after claims they were part of a Europe-wide conspiracy to pay referees and players €350,000 to fix 24 football matches.

Australian Gambling, Casino and Political News For August 26, 2010

Nevada Officials Worried Over Harry Reid’s Support of Online Gambling

Harry Reid
Some Nevada gaming officials have expressed concern over Senate Leader Harry Reid’s support of online gambling legislation.

Another Online Gambling Icon Passes Away: Lou “The Professor” Fabiano

Lou Fabiano
Known for his former partnership role at Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP), Lou “The Professor” Fabiano has passed away.  Gambling911.com has enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship with “The Professor”.  Fabiano passed away from heart failure.

California Bill on Exchange Wagering, Takeout Increase Progresses

A bill that would allow exchange wagering in California continues to progress through the state’s general assembly.
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