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New Credit Card Merchant Number May Boost State Online Gambling Acceptance

New Credit Card Merchant Number May Boost State Online Gambling Acceptance

Since New Jersey legalized online gambling in the Garden State over a year ago, one of the biggest obstacles has been the low acceptance rate of credit cards.

Evidence Ordered Thrown Out in Phua FBI Ruse Case

Evidence Ordered Thrown Out in Phua FBI Ruse Case

A federal judge has ordered most of the evidence against poker pro Paul Phua thrown out as part of an FBI probe that apparently went a little too far. 

Jon Stewart Blasts Christie for Pot Stance While Endorsing Online Gambling

Jon Stewart Blasts Christie for Pot Stance While Endorsing Online Gambling

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart took New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to task over his anti-marijuana stance while simultaneously endorsing legalized online gambling in the state.

Sportech Shares Rise on News of US Entry

Sportech Shares Rise on News of US Entry

Gambling group Sportech (SPO) gained 2.3% to 66.25p Tuesday on news its US racing subsidiary has been awarded a gaming licence in New Jersey.

Iowa Halfway Home in Legalizing Fantasy Sports, State Senator Tells G911

In 2006, the U.S. Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), crippling online wagering by making it illegal to use financial instruments such as credit cards to fund Internet betting.

Mobster Tried to Sell Art from 1990 Museum Heist

Mobster Tried to Sell Art from 1990 Museum Heist

A reputed mobster told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two of the long-sought paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and could negotiate a sale of each for $500,000

Adam Silver on Gambling and the NBA: ‘Good for Business’

Adam Silver on Gambling and the NBA: ‘Good for Business’

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has doubled down on his initial stance that sports betting should be legalized in the U.S.

100,000 Officials Reprimanded as Part of Chinese Corruption, Gambling Crackdown

100,000 Officials Reprimanded as Part of Chinese Corruption, Gambling Crackdown

The top anti-graft body of China's Communist Party says more than 100,000 officials have been reprimanded since late 2012 for violating policies mandating more austere working practices.

TopBet Slow Payouts Complaints Blamed on Processing Issues

TopBet Slow Payouts Complaints Blamed on Processing Issues

A series of slow payouts complaints related to three-year-old Manila-based online sportsbook TopBet.eu have begun filing in to the industry monitoring site SportsBookReview.com

Harry Reid Vows to Help Adelson With Internet Gambling Prohibition Bill

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has said he will assist in any way possible to push through legislation banning most forms of Internet gambling, including poker.

NatWest Manager Jailed for Stealing £185,000 to Fund Online Gambling Habit

NatWest Manager Jailed for Stealing £185,000 to Fund Online Gambling Habit

A former NetWest manager, Glenn Mason, 56, has been jailed for plundering the accounts of nine pensioners including an 83 year-old woman and a 92 year-old man, all to the tune of £185,000.

PokerStars Parent Company Rational Group Appoints Zynga Exec

The parent company of the world’s largest real money online poker room has hired an executive of the world’s largest free-to-play online poker site.

Trial of Legendz Sports Founder Bartice “Luke” King Gets Underway

Trial of Legendz Sports Founder Bartice “Luke” King Gets Underway

The trial of Legendz Sports founder Bartice King (better known as “Luke” among his peers) got underway Thursday in an Oklahoma City courtroom following two days of jury selection. 

Global Sports Betting Worth $3 Trillion, Most of it Illegal

Global Sports Betting Worth $3 Trillion, Most of it Illegal

The global sports betting market is worth up to $3-trillion, the vast majority of that generated by illegal gambling, a United Nations conference on crime being held in Doha heard on Wednesday.

Magnus Hedman the New Man Behind the Curtain at Pinnacle Sports

Magnus Hedman the New Man Behind the Curtain at Pinnacle Sports

SBC News has revealed that Touchbet ltd and Sporting Index owner Magnus Hedman is the new majority shareholder in Pinnacle Sports, once among the biggest online sportsbooks catering to North America.

Guilty Pleas Entered in Illegal Vegas Sports Betting Case: $4.3 Mil to be Forfeited

Guilty Pleas Entered in Illegal Vegas Sports Betting Case: $4.3 Mil to be Forfei

Four individuals have struck deals with the U.S. Government to plead guilty in a long running investigation into a multi-million dollar sports betting business. 

World Exclusive: Live In-Game Wagering Comes to Daily Fantasy Sports

World Exclusive: Live In-Game Wagering Comes to Daily Fantasy Sports

The inventor of the world's first live in-game sports betting system for Las Vegas casinos has now invented the world's first live in-game system for sports fantasy, Gambling 911 can reveal in a world exclusive report.

Real Money English Premier League Fantasy Contests Debut With FantasyGol

Real Money English Premier League Fantasy Contests Debut With FantasyGol

Gauatemala City-based FantasyGol announced on Wednesday the launch of its new pay-to-play real money English Premier League fantasy contests platform they hope will take the industry by storm.

666Bet.com Back Peddling on Payout Promise: ‘We Can Only Pay When Back Online’

666Bet.com Back Peddling on Payout Promise: ‘We Can Only Pay When Back Online’

Beleaguered 666Bet.com issued a statement on Tuesday informing its customers they can only pay if back up and running online. 

Bookie Forced Man to Rob Churches

Bookie Forced Man to Rob Churches

Attorneys representing Joseph Grieco have notified a judge about the possible defense for their client, accused of scamming several area churches out of cash and gift cards.  His bookie made him do it!

Motorcycle Shooting of Sportsbook Operator Outside CR Bakery Was Failed Hit

Motorcycle Shooting of Sportsbook Operator Outside CR Bakery Was Failed Hit

A man shot four times outside an Escazu, Costa Rica bakery last month was the target of a failed hit, Gambling911.com can now confirm. 

Atlantic City Finally Sees Revenue Increase

Atlantic City's eight casinos saw their revenue increase by 2.3 percent in March, compared to a year ago.

Vulcan eSports Daily Fantasy Site Raises $12 Million

Vulcan eSports Daily Fantasy Site Raises $12 Million

Daily fantasy sports for video games, also known as eSports, is increasing in popularity even more so than the traditional (if you can call it that) daily fantasy sports sector. 

Suspected ‘Juice Bar Burglar’ Arrested in Underground Gambling Den

Suspected ‘Juice Bar Burglar’ Arrested in Underground Gambling Den

A man suspected in a San Fernando Valley, California crime spree was taken into custody over the weekend inside a local gambling den. 

Bookmaker Ordered to Serve an Additional Four Month Sentence

Bookmaker Ordered to Serve an Additional Four Month Sentence

A judge says a 69-year-old man convicted of running an illegal bookmaking operation in North Dakota must serve an additional four months in prison on top of a current sentence he is serving in Minnesota.

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