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Gambling News: Headlines for February 16, 2011 – 9 PM ET Update

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Jersey Won’t Allow Internet Gambling

Jersey has halted plans to allow for Internet gambling.

All Bets Off On Oprah Interview With Michael Vick: He Cancels

Michael Vick Oprah Winfrey Interview
Michael Vick’s agent had agreed to allow Oprah Winfrey a sit down interview with the disgraced NFL quarterback now on the “road to redemption” only if she agreed to cancel a bet with CNN’s Piers Morgan.  He has since cancelled.

Pokies Limits Likely to Cost Australian Hotels Up To $4B

Pokies Limits Australia
The Hotels Association says it would cost the industry up to $4 billion to comply with proposed new laws for pokies.

iPhone 5 Odds Posted

iPhone 5
Bookmaker.com, the oldest established North American online gambling website, has released odds on the soon-to-be-released iPhone 5

Ho No! The Stanley Ho Family Saga Continues

Stanley Ho
89-year-old Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho filed a new lawsuit against various family members on Wednesday in an effort to keep control of his vast business empire.

75 Percent of Brits are Gambling Degenerates: Credit Cards Could Soon be Banned

Gambling UK
Just shy of 75 percent of the United Kingdom’s population has dabbled in gambling this past year while 59 percent of the population gambled on the national lottery.

Internet Gambling in New Jersey Could Become Legal by Next Week

Internet Gambling in New Jersey
February 24 is the date that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has to sign a bill that would legalize Internet gambling in that state.

Magazine Publisher Charged With Internet Gambling Money Laundering, Fraud

Don Hellinger Nylon Magazine Internet Gambling
Magazine publisher Don Hellinger has been charged – along with six others - with illegally distributed over $40 million in Internet gambling winnings

PartyGaming, PartyCasino, Bwin Do Deal With Las Vegas Land Based Casinos

PartyGaming, the Gibraltar based iGaming powerhouse, is understood to have signed at least two major agreements to supply a gaming platform for online poker

Art Schlichter Charged With Stealing More Than $1M to Fuel Gambling Addiction

Art Schlichter
A prosecutor has charged a former Ohio State quarterback whose NFL career was derailed by a gambling addiction with stealing more than $1 million from a Columbus area woman.

Last Chance Sports Book at Border Closes Down

Caliente’s so-called Last Chance Sports Book, next to the Yellow Cab lot and across the street from the entrance to Plaza Viva Tijuana, was done away with on or around February 12.

Las Vegas Sands Corp’s Sheldon Adelson Focus of Affidavit

John L. Smith of the Las Vegas Review Journal on Sunday discusses the potentially embarrassing email of Sands executives about company founder Sheldon Adelson as well as an affidavit from former company president Steve Jacobs

Australian Sports Want And Need National Gaming - Gambling Regulations

Australian Sports Want And Need National Gaming - Gambling Regulations...

Aussie James Packer Riding Wave Of Success

James Packer
Packer's Burswood Raisers Big Bucks with Perry's Rockpool; Western Australia Shows The World...

Australian Gambling and Politics: Cat And Mouse Games

James Packer Asked To Pay For Perth Sports Stadium...

Craigslist Ex-Congressman Was in Favor of Legalized Internet Gambling in Some Forms

Craigslist Congressman
Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) resigned Wednesday after being caught up in a Craigslist ad scandal.  Gawker.com posted the married Congressman’s ad proclaiming him to be a “fit and fun 6 ft. blonde with blue eyes”.

Mafia Cash Cows: Craigslist Sex Trafficking, Offshore Internet Gambling, and Wind Energy

Following the high profile arrest of 125 alleged Mafia associates, many of you were probably left wondering how the Mob makes money these days.

Gambling Crime and Punishment: Star Quarterback Art Schlichter in Trouble Again

Gambling Crime
Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter is being investigated for a scheme involving the brokering and selling of tickets to Ohio State football games to fuel his gambling habit.

New Jersey Loses Out On $87.5 Million

New Jersey
Sitting on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s desk right now is a bill to legalize sports betting in the state. It's still just sitting there collecting dust.

Sportsbook.com Pays Out Both Sides On Christina Aguilera National Anthem Bet

Christina Aguilera National Anthem Bet
Sportsbook.com, in an interview with CNBC, said it was too close to call and that Aguilera’s screwing up of the lyrics made grading the National Anthem bet close to impossible.

Australian Gambling And Politics: Fun And Games

Biometrics Via Pubs And Clubs Predicted To Have Have Failure Rate

Bellagio Chip Bandit a Real “Bozo”: Appears in Court

Accused Bellagio chip bandit, Anthony Michael Carleo, was nothing more than an amateur who seemingly did everything possible to get caught.

Some Vegas Sportsbooks Saved by Last Minute Steelers Surge

Super Bowl 2011 Vegas
Some Las Vegas sportsbooks like The M, The Venetian, Hard Rock and Tropicana made out well this Super Bowl.

Steve Wynn Macau Junket Spooks Investors

Macau's booming gaming enclave, heavily reliant on the high-rolling VIP sector, is likely to lose favour with some investors on concern over liquidity, which sparked a sell-off in shares of Wynn Macau Ltd on Monday.
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