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Ken Weitzner Double Suicide 6 Month Anniversary

Ken Weitzner
October 10, 2010 will be the sixth-month anniversary of the shocking death by suicide of one of the online gambling world's most controversial figures, Ken "The Shrink" Weitzner.
Oct 6 2010 - 8:39pm

Parker Spitzer Ratings Bomb: Online Gambling Industry No Pity

Parker Spitzer
The heavily touted new CNN program Parker Spitzer completely bombed in the ratings with its Monday night premiere, something many long time online gambling aficionados were quietly hoping for (nothing against Kathleen Parker). 

Candidates Talk Alabama Bingo Indictments With WTOK, AL.com

Alabama Bingo Indictments
It’s the talk of Alabama over the past two days, two major casino operators and four state Senators indicted in a scheme to “buy and sell votes” on legislation related to electronic bingo.

Online Affiliate Programs Pyramid Schemes Affect Casino Affiliates

Online Affiliate Programs
The online affiliate sector continues to maintain its mixed reputation. Media Man and Gambling911 explore the good, the bad, the ugly and the evil of both regular online affiliate programs and casino affiliate programs, gaming schemes and the like.

Brick and Mortar Casinos May Welcome Online Gambling

Online Gambling
Things continue to slowly evolve as it pertains to the future of online gambling and online poker in the United States.

SBG Global Scam: The Untold Truth!

SBG Global scam? I don’t think so! As an expert in the field of sportsbetting and also as a bettor myself, I find it truly irritating that situations between clients of SBG Global and the company

Alabama Casino Operators, Senators Indicted

Alabama Casino Indictments
11 people have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy, bribery and honest services fraud including the owners of two of Alabama's largest casinos, four state senators and lobbyists.  They are charged with trying to “buy and sell” votes on a bill to legalize electronic bingo.

iMEGA Contests DOJ Motion in Sports Betting Challenge

Attorneys for iMEGA  are contesting a motion made by the US Department of Justice that seeks to dismiss iMEGA’s challenge to the Federal law prohibiting the expansion of state-regulated sports betting.

Ernie Scherer III Murder Trial To Begin This Week

Ernie Scherer III Murder Trial
It was a case that shocked the poker community.  Poker pro Ernie Scherer Jr. and his wife, Charlene Abendroth, were found brutally murdered in their Castlewood Country Club home in 2008.  Both had been beaten and stabbed. 

Australian Casinos And Gambling Landscape Red Hot

Australian land based casinos and the gambling sector as a whole remains one of the world's most healthy, profitable and political, as we learn in this weeks special Aussie news round up. Media Man and Gambling911 continue to bring you the best from down under...

Guy W. Farmer: Internet Gambling: A Bad Bet for Nevada

I was surprised to learn that Congress is considering a bill that would legalize gambling on Internet poker. I think it's a terrible idea, and I'll tell you why.

Bookmaker Traffic Down Online

Bookmaker
Traffic trended down at seven of the Top 10 Global bookmaker sites last week according to BetRanking.com.
Oct 2 2010 - 8:28am

Montreal Mafia Sports Betting Ring Guilty Pleas

Montreal Mafia Sports Betting
10 men have plead guilty in a Montreal mafia sports betting case Friday.  They will face sentencing in January.

PokerStars Pulls Out of Washington State, Sportingbet Won’t Do France

Washington State
Two online gambling firms in the news a lot last week, PokerStars and Sportingbet, announced they are pulling out of or otherewise not returning to certain markets. 

Paddy Power Must Remove Hollywood-Like Sign From Ryder Cup

Paddy Power Ryder Cup
One can never accuse Ireland power house bookmaker Paddy Power of not knowing how to market.  Seems they erected a Hollywood-like sign at this year’s Ryder Cup that has now been ordered down by the Courts.  The sign has seemingly paid off thanks to the publicity generated.

Sports Betting Profit Before Placing The Bet

Sports betting can certainly prove profitable through careful review of stats and regularly avoiding “public” traps.  While some public plays will come through, most will not, hence, the reason why the house always wins, at least in theory. 

Poker Players Fear New International Electronic Funds Transfer Policy Proposal

money laundering
A new proposal by the Obama administration to have all international electronic funds transfers recorded has poker players on edge.  The online poker playing community fears that such a policy would make it even more difficult to transfer funds to and from their favorite card rooms.

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Best College Football Week Ever

College Football
The Las Vegas sportsbooks are celebrating this week following what they are calling their “best College Football weekend ever” in terms of overall betting and results.

Backed by Reid, Lesniak Hits Back at Harrah's

State Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) sent out an email blast today declaring victory in his standoff with Harrah's.

Online Gambling Processor Daniel Tzvetkoff Likely To Get Reduced Sentence

Daniel Tzvetkoff
Citing a recent case against Canadian online gambling payment processor Douglas Rennick, The Australian newspaper suggested that Aussie Daniel Tzvetkoff could be looking at a similar sentence in the U.S. since both men are essentially charged with the same crime, money laundering and fraud.

Delaware Casinos Now Have NFL Capping Contests

Casinos in the State of Delaware are offering a new type of football wager this NFL season--handicapping con

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Betfair Clients Targeted in Inland Revenue Investigation

The taxman is understood to be investigating the use of the exchange by licensed bookmakers and in particular whether they are using it for personal bets or as part of their business – by "laying off" bets to balance their books.

Australian Casino, Gambling And Political News, September 26, 2010

Jenny Woo Speaks Sportingbet Settlement With Legal Counsel Stuart Slotnick

Sportingbet
Gambling911.com was the first to bring you the news of Sportingbet’s settlement with the US Government for $33 million.  Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo, who is in Manhattan for a speaking engagement, recently had the chance to sit down with  Sportingbet’s attorney who made it all happen. Stuart Slotnick
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