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California Senator Rod Wright Crafts Sports Betting Bill

sports betting California 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 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

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. 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.

Sportsbook News: What’s Next For Kenny White

Kenny White
One of Las Vegas’ most well known oddsmakers, Kenny White, was let go from his position earlier this month.  His future remains in limbo with the new football season just days away.

An IRS “Sweep Up” Of Online Gambling Operators Forthcoming?

IRS Online Gambling
The following article from Tax Analysts’ “Tax Notes Today” provides a follow-up to an issue that was discussed back in 2008 regarding so-called “John Doe” summonses that the government had issued to Paypal.  

Online Sportsbooks: Heroes Shuts Down, WSEX Might As Well Too

An obscure little “fly by night” online sportsbook called Heroes, supposedly operating out of the Dutch Antilles island of Curacao, has shut down leaving a number of players stiffed.

Holland Commission Says Legalize Online Poker

A justice ministry commission in Holland on Tuesday issued an opinion that the country should follow France’s lead and open up its market to license a “small number” of online poker companies. 

Michael Jordan Sons Have Gambling Bug Too

Michael Jordan
NBA great Michael Jordan was known for his high rolling ways while in Vegas.  Now his two sons are taking after him it appears….or at least one of them.

Costa Rica Announces Online Gambling Tax Plans

Costa Rica Online Gambling Tax
As widely reported here on, the Central American online gambling haven of Costa Rica has once again decided it would like to tax such enterprises.  Similar attempts in the past have failed.

Australia Casino, Gambling, and Political News With Greg Tingle

Australia Casino, Gambling, and Political News
Australia continues to pump out some of the world's most interesting and unique casino, gambling, and political news this week. Melbourne remains on real life Underbelly alert, Mildura may start a pro casino political party, Aussie casino wars and more.

New Jersey Is Letting Gambling Dollars Get Away

Ray Lesniak serves in the New Jersey State Senate and is behind a lawsuit that would help bring billions of dollars to the state through legalized online sports betting.

B.C. Relaunches Gambling Website

The B.C. Lottery Corporation was set to re-open its online gaming website Thursday evening after a security glitch prompted officials to shut the site down just hours after it was launched in mid-July.

Reuters: Sportingbet, 888 Must Settle With U.S. Justice Department

Matt Scuffham of Reuters on Thursday writes that the powerful online gambling firms of Sportingbet and 888, both publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, must settle with U.S. law enforcement if they wish to enter the lucrative Stateside market should legislation pass this year allowing for Internet poker.

Israeli Aggressive Assault on Internet Worse Than China

Israel may be the most Democratic, liberal, free thinking nation in the Middle East.  One would hardly know this by the country’s latest assault on Internet Service Providers (or ISPs).  Injunctions have been signed by Israel Police, the country’s Tax Authority and State Prosecutor’s Office to block access to online gambling sites

Online Poker Processor Did Not Stand a Chance Says Industry Expert

online poker
Allied Wallet, Inc. and Allied Systems, Inc. online poker payment processors, both owned by one Ahmad Khawaja, entered into a settlement agreement with the US Attorney’s Office out of New York whereby they will forfeit$13,335,248.91 to resolve civil forfeiture claims alleging that the funds are property involved in money laundering.

Craigslist Killer Used Primitive Scalpel To Kill Himself In Prison

Craigslist Killer
The so-called Craigslist Killer, Philip Markoff, used a “primitive scalpel” to kill himself in a Massachusetts prison over the weekend.  Markoff was awaiting trial in the murder of a 25-year-old New York masseuse Julissa Brisman.

Australian, Asian Gambling and Political News August 18, 2010

Australian, Asian Gambling News
Australia remains home to some of the world's most interesting and unique casino, gambling, poker and political news. We're got casino - movie news, political odds, pro and anti casino advocates, real life Underbelly and the continuation of the famed Aussie Casino Wars. Media Man and Gambling911 continue to bring you the best down under.. Let's go punters... Tiny Kangaroo Down Sport, Tiny Kangaroo Down...

PokerStars Online Poker Payment Processor Nailed: Will Forfeit $13 Mil has learned that a payment processor for the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars, has settled with the US Attorney’s Office out of New York.

Card Player Poker Mag Blasts Monogamy: Encourages Sexual Deviance

If there is one thing readers can expect from the popular Card Player magazine, it is non-confrontational, straight-to-the-point focus on the poker world without the smut, scantily clad exploited female poker players and tabloid antics often found with related sites such as Wicked Chops Poker.  Oh this is really really really bad. 

Jagajeet Chiba: Betfair Marketing Campaign Would be a Tough Sell in States

While Betfair has some presence in the United States through its horse racing arm (this form of online betting is deemed “legal” under the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act), much of its betting exchange remains off limits to U.S. residents. That is the least of their worries.

Jim Fassel Confessional: “I Have Always Looked At The Spread”

Jim Fassel Confession
It is indeed rare to see a football coach, whether it be in the NFL or college, discuss sports betting spreads.  Jim Fassel took his New York Giants to the 2000 Super Bowl and, based on his shock admission, probably knew how big an underdog the bookies had made that team. 
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