Gambling News

Don Johnson $11 Million Atlantic City Blackjack Wins a “Streak of Good Luck”

The man who took Atlantic City casinos for $11 million in blackjack wins called it “an incredible streak of good luck.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/26/2011

BetED.com Players May be Waiting Some Time to Claim Funds

It is still unclear as to how much money the US Feds seized from BetED.com as part of an elaborate sting operation.

BetED.com closed its doors this week after their domain name was taken over by the US Justice Department.  The online betting company reportedly told Covers.com that the Feds have all of their money.  Most gamblers do not believe this and there are reports that BetED.com’s two founders (both of whom are named in Monday’s indictments) cleaned out their Costa Rican offices and fled.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2011

Quick Tender Shutdown: Players Likely to be Stiffed

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2011

BetED.com Shuts Down, Claims US Government has all Players Funds

BetED.com has confirmed to Covers.com that they have shut down their business. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2011

Online Poker Bill Approved in Nevada

(Associated Press) - Lawmakers on the Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee have approved Internet poker bill AB258, sending it to a floor vote.

Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2011

Quick Tender Online Gambling Payment Solutions Shuts Down

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2011

Pay Per Head Business BetJerrys.com has Domain Seized

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2011

New Zealand SkyCity Casino Staff Forced to Wear Flea Collars

Employees of New Zealand’s SkyCity Casino in Auckland are being forced to wear flea collars in recent days to ward off the nasty critters.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/24/2011

Fake Online Gambling Payment Processing Company Shuts Down

A company set up for the primary purpose of going after online gambling websites for violating US law has now shut its doors, but not before leaving a message on its website.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2011

Authorities in Philadelphia Charge 13 Mobsters

Submitted by Guest on, May/24/2011

Bodog, Bookmaker Initiate Domain Change Strategy

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2011

Bookmaker.com Vows to Stay in US Market

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/23/2011

More Headaches for PokerStars as Company Faces Australia Action

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker room, could be fined in Australia. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/23/2011

More Online Gambling Indictments Inevitable

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/22/2011

Lottery Millionaire Kills Landlord Over Eviction

A Michigan lottery millionaire killed his daughter's landlord over her eviction, Detroit police say. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2011

Sky City Group Plans To Build Casino In Darwin; Aussie Casino Wars May Escalate

Sky City Casino has released previously top secret plans for a 50 million dollar resort - casino featuring villas which could cost as much as two thousand dollars a night.

The flashy integrated resort is to be built next to the current land based casino site, at Little Mindil, with the company also looking at the operation of a corporate jet to shuttle VIP whales between Asian cities and Darwin.

The Chief Minister Paul Henderson says it's fantastic news for the Territory.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, May/20/2011

Nevada Online Poker Bill Unanimously Approved

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/20/2011

Fallout From Costa Rica Raids Continues

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/19/2011

Casinos Reopening in Tunica Following Record Floods

The Gold Strike Casino was among three properties that began opening for business this week following two weeks of record flooding from a swollen Mississippi River

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/19/2011

Gold Strike Casino Reopens in Tunica

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2011

Howard Lederer Vegas Home Worth $2.9 Million

The mansion purchased by Full Tilt Poker bigwig pro rep Howard Lederer is a rare commodity in Las Vegas these days.  It actually went up in value since being purchased last year. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/17/2011

Gambling911.com Removes Absolute Poker, UB.com Ad Banners

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/17/2011

Breaking News

Nevada Sportsbooks Could Soon Take Bets From All 50 States

Nevada Sportsbooks Could Soon Take Bets From All 50 States

Proposed legislation in the Silver State seeks to allow those living in other states to open real money wagering accounts with legalized Nevada-based sportsbooks using smart phone apps. 

Tim Donaghy Shock Claim: ‘All NBA Refs Gamble’

Tim Donaghy Shock Claim: ‘All NBA Refs Gamble’

Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy speaking to Colin Cowherd Wednesday afternoon made a shocking claim that all refs gamble.

Paddy Power, Betfair Online Revenue Grew 17 Percent But Shares Fall in Early Trading

Online revenue grew 17 percent year-on-year in the first quarter with sports-specific revenue growing by the same percentage amount.