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Las Vegas Casino Bomb Threat A Hoax

A man claiming to have a bomb around his chest prompted an evacuation of a Las Vegas casino for several hours.

India May Legalize Sports Gambling After Cricket Scandal

  The Indian government is considering whether to legalise the county’s multi-million dollar black market in gambling in order to tackle corruption in cricket, a leading newspaper reported on Sunday.

Australian Casino, Betting And Political News September 6, 2010

The Australian and Asia Pacific casino, gambling and political scene has never been hotter. We've got Aussie casino king James Packer doing deals with Shane Warne, Crown Casino and other Packer interests on fire (in a good way

Bookies Score Somewhat With Tar Heels Cover

Bookies Tar Heels
Despite any losses during the rest of Saturday, the online bookies managed to save face with a North Carolina Tar Heels cover, though it wasn’t necessarily a cover for those who bet LSU at -6 or less.

Rupert Murdoch News Corp Paper Might Be Banned in Australia As “Porn”

Rupert Murdoch News Corp Porn
Continued efforts to filter – and dare we say ultimately ban – websites that contain adult and gambling-related content in Australia could result in the ban of Rupert Murdoch’s prized News Corp vehicle, News.com.au.

Greg Tingle: Australian Pokies Reform Won't Work

Australia Pokies
Australia is tipped to get a massive pokie forum, initially starting at pubs, clubs and hotels... so pokies palaces, then onto land based casinos, but insiders in the think of the action say the plan won't actually work and go onto explain why? FUD (fear, uncertainly and doubt), spin, or just the hard facts Jack?

Internal Strife Threatens Future of Online Gambling Legislation

One thing is for certain in the political landscape of HR 2267 — there's a lot of potential money to be made, and the infighting within the gambling industry may destroy any and all support for it.

No More Bets: Washington State Shuts Down Betcha.com

All bets are off at Betcha.com, a Seattle-based online bookmaker that couldn't skirt the state's gambling laws by making it optional for losing bettors to pay off wagers.

Australian Paki Cricket Scandal: Warne, Ponting Speak Out

Shane Warne
The Sydney, Australia leg of the Pakistan cricket scandal has become the talk of the town. Discussed by what has happened to their game at the hands of the Pakistan cricket team, Aussie legends Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne speak out.

Online Gambling In The US: Ladbrokes, William Hill Likely To Lose Out

online gambling
With the very real possibility that Congressman Barney Frank could lose his chairmanship position should the Republicans take over the House come November, online poker federal legislation must pass prior to Election Day or else there will likely be no “start over” time come 2011.

Australian Gambling, Casino, Politics For September 2, 2010

Australia Gambling
Australia remains one of the world's hotbeds of unique casino, gambling, and political news

European Bookies Take No Suspicious Bets On Test

The body that monitors betting patterns in Europe says that none of the bookmakers it regulates reported suspicious activity around the Pakistan-England test match in which deliberate no-balls were allegedly bowled.

Paris Hilton Faces Las Vegas Club Ban

Paris Hilton
Following an arrest this past weekend in Las Vegas, socialite Paris Hilton is expected to be banned from all club appearances in that gambling Mecca.

Barney Frank Talks Online Poker Legislation With Jay Leno

Barney Frank on Jay Leno
The poker industry wondered whether an appearance by chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank on the Jay Leno Show Tuesday night would provide an opportunity for him to discuss the legalization of online poker.

Online Sportsbook Traffic: Betfair Remains On Top

online sportsbook
Despite a downward traffic trend across multiple Web rankings services, #1 Betfair held on to the top spot. #2 Bet365 and #4 Bwin were the only sites in the top six trending upward when compared with their previous week’s results.

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.
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