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Las Vegas Goes Gay

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/21/2014

Michael Mizrachi Leads at EPT 11 Barcelona Main Event

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is leading the 270 players remaining at the end of Day 1a of the EPT 11 Barcelona Main Event. The 2010 WSOP finalist has 186,600.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/21/2014

Upstate New York Bookies In the Line of Fire: Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany

If you are a bookie doing business in upstate New York, better be careful.  Local law enforcement in that region from Rochester to Albany have been quite aggressive in recent years when it comes to quashing what it deems to be illegal sports betting rings.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/21/2014

Matias Ruzzi Wins #EPT100 Estrellas Barcelona Main Event for €198,55

Argentina’s Matias Ruzzi has beaten a staggering 2,560-strong field to take down the €1,100 Estrellas Main Event for €198,550. The event was the largest live freeze-out tournament in PokerStars history with a prize pool of €2,483,200 and 383 players paid.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/21/2014

Even God May Not Be Able to Save Atlantic City: Employees Offer Prayers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say could be their last, best chance.

"We're praying for God to open new doors to them," said the Rev. Eric McCoy, president of the Atlantic City Fellowship of Churches.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/21/2014

Co-Founder of Pinnacle Sports George Molsbarger Charges Dismissed

The District Attorney's Office for Queens County, New York, dismissed all criminal charges today in its $50 million Internet sports betting and enterprise corruption case against prominent Southern California philanthropist George Molsbarger. Mr. Molsbarger, 68 years old, of Santa Monica, Calif., heads the Squid and Squash Foundation, a leading and innovative foundation that has given millions of dollars to improving education and the lives of underserved children.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/21/2014

Two Men Who Ran Online Gambling Biz With Ties to NHL Players Appear in Court

Two individuals accused of running a local Rochester, New York gambling ring appeared in court on Wednesday.

The case made national headlines as three NHL players, including Sabres former captain Thomas Vanek, questioned in connection with the probe.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/20/2014

’Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend’ Dispels Rumors, Confirms Others‬

Author Christian Cipollini has a new book out that Dan Willis of the Pittsburgh City Paper says is “devoted to its objectivity” in telling a story about the Mob, with the primary focus being on Charles “Lucky” Luciano, one of the most notorious mobsters.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/20/2014

November Nine Member Martin Jacobson Likes his Chances to Win WSOP Main Event

This is the first in a series of interviews with the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table members--the so-called "November Nine." Interviews with other "November Nine" members will run periodically until the WSOP Main Event resumes in three months.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/20/2014

Was Benny Binion an FBI Snitch?

Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review Journal has written a piece this week that Las Vegas gaming legend Benny Binion became an FBI informant shortly after leaving prison and retaking control of the Horseshoe casino. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/20/2014

Cleveland Man Charged With Cheating Over 100 Times at Horseshoe Casino

Cleveland Man Charged With Cheating Over 100 Times at Horseshoe Casino

Vaughn Perry, 40, of Cleveland, Ohio, has been indicted for cheating over 100 times at the popular Horseshoe Casino.  The charges include grand theft and 139 charges of illegal gambling. 

The grand theft charge alleges Perry had illegal winnings of $8,240.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/20/2014

Plans for New Jersey Gambling Unveiled

(Associated Press) - Developments about the future of gambling in New Jersey came out of Atlantic City, Trenton and the Meadowlands on Tuesday.


Business leaders laid out plans to transform the Meadowlands into a multi-venue entertainment district, with casinos, hotels, a convention center and even a monorail. Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, said the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City. He and others say the upside is huge, given the millions of people within a short drive.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/19/2014

Taj Mahal, Ultimate Poker Rake in Just $26K for Month of July

Harsh reality is setting in for some online gambling firms currently operating out of New Jersey.

Sites overall accounted for $10.07 million during July with  $7.92 million going towards casino games such as blackjack and slots and the rest towards online poker.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/19/2014

New York City Bookies – Manhattan Bookies – Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and the Mob

New York City is the biggest city in the USA and one of the most visited in the world.  It shouldn’t surprise anyone that bookies thrive here. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/19/2014

GBGA Takes Legal Action to Challenge 'Illegal' British Gambling Law

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association {GBGA) has filed a legal challenge against a law introducing a new gambling licensing regime in the UK.

The GBGA argues that the new regime, introduced through the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and also the guidance and policies of the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, is “unlawful, because it is an illegitimate, disproportionate and discriminatory interference with the right to free movement of services guaranteed by Article 56 TFEU, and is irrational.”

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/19/2014

€1,016,700 Will Go to Winner of #EPT100 €50K Super High Roller

The winner of the #EPT100 €50k Super High Roller stands to receive €1,016,700 from the €3,697,155 prize pool. Eleven players will get paid. The event attracted a total of 77 entries - 58 unique players with 19 re-entries.

There were 53 players at the start of Day 2 include two brand new entries from Pratyush Buddiga and Alec Torelli.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/19/2014

China Declares War on Decadence, Drugs, Gambling

The Chinese Government is set to launch a major crackdown on drugs, prostitution, gambling and overall decadence.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/19/2014

Revel Not Dead Yet: Still Seeks Sale While Losing $1 Mil a Week

CAMDEN, N.J. – (Associated Press) - The troubled Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City still hopes to auction off its property but needs to close to stop big losses, a lawyer for it said.

Attorney John Cunningham said in bankruptcy court Monday that the casino is losing more than $1 million every week, The Press of Atlantic City reported.

“Our earnest hope is that we will have a successful auction,” Cunningham said. “But it takes two to tango. … It may be [that] some of the dust has to settle from the shutdown.”

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/18/2014

Americas Cardroom Expands Satellite Schedule for Winning Millions

It turns out there are a million ways to get into Winning Millions – at least it’s starting to look like it.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/18/2014

What’s a Good Place to Bet the NFL Online?

You can bet the NFL online at and get every imaginable wagering option including most futures here. is a fabulous online sportsbook that will be celebrating its second NFL betting season with

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/18/2014

Wife of Oman Foreign Minister Must Pay Casino £1m

The wife of Oman’s foreign minister is being ordered to pay £1m lost at the Ritz Casino in London.  She has already paid back the initial £2m lost in April of 2012.

Noora Abdullah Mahawish Al-Daher, who is married to the foreign minister of Oman, signed checks in exchange for gambling chips.  Those checks were later dishonored, according to court documents.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/18/2014

Sport Stars’ Crazy Gambling Stories

What’s the most you’ve won on a bet? 15 bucks? Maybe 100? Imagine winning over $1 million on a single bet! That’s what happened to undefeated pro-boxer, Floyd “Money” Mayweather when won $1.1 million betting on a college football game between Oregon and Arizona in 2012. Apparently, the boxing champion has quite a talent for sports betting and frequently tweets pictures of himself winning well over $100,000. They don’t call him “Money” for nothing!


Submitted by Payton on, Aug/18/2014

Revel Casino Wanted to Close Today (June 18)

ATLANTIC CITY (Associated Press) — If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would have been shut down on Monday.

Revel Entertainment had asked New Jersey casino regulators for permission to close down on Aug. 18. But the state Division of Gaming Enforcement denied the request, eventually prevailing upon Revel to remain open until Labor Day weekend.

Revel’s hotel will close at 11 a.m. Sept. 1, and the casino will shut down at 5 a.m. the next morning.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/18/2014

What is a Good Site to Bet Football Online? would like to welcome into the fold as one of the premiere places to bet football online in 2014.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2014

MO Gov at Center of Ferguson Shooting Incident was First Online Gambling Zealot

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has come under heavy criticism for his handling of the Ferguson, Missouri police fatal shooting of an unarmed Black teenager and its subsequent protests.

Following the shooting, it took a number of days for Nixon to make an appearance in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.  He eventually had to call a state of emergency after some of the protests turned violent.

Our own Thomas Somach notes that Nixon’s past history as it relates to the world of online gambling is not a pretty one.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/17/2014

Reuters: Chips Are Down for Atlantic City's Hard-Luck Revel Casino

(Reuters) - When the $2.4 billion Revel Casino opened its doors in 2012, the curvy blue-glass tower was hailed as the wave of the future for Atlantic City, New Jersey.

But only two years later, with the announcement that it will close next month while in bankruptcy for the second time, the gleaming, 52-story gambling palace is looking very much like a white elephant stranded on Atlantic City's beachfront.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/16/2014

New Jersey Bookies Look for Bountiful Year Due to Offshore Exit

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/16/2014

One Less Presidential Hopeful Backing Adelson Online Gambling Agenda: Rick Perry Indicted

AUSTIN, Texas (Associated Press) - A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/16/2014

Whitey Bulger Attorneys File Appeal

BOSTON – (Associated Press) - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is appealing the federal conviction that sent him to prison for life last year, arguing that he was unable to fully present his defence.

Bulger, who's 84, was convicted and sentenced on racketeering charges that tied him to 11 murders and other gangland crimes from the 1970s and '80s.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/15/2014

Amaya Gaming Releases 2nd Q Financial Results on Heels of PokerStars Acquisition

Amaya Gaming on Friday released their 2nd quarter results following the company’s acquisition of the world’s largest real money online poker company,


Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/15/2014

Breaking News

Canada Tech Entrepreneur Bashes Bitcoin Cash Before Committee, Reddit Community Furious

Speaking before Canada’s House of Commons Standard Committee on Finance Tuesday, Canadian entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel warned: “Pay close attention, other cryptocurrencies are downright scams, like BCash [Bitcoin Cash (BCH)].”

Dota 2 Leaderboards: Racing to the Top

Dota 2 Leaderboards: Racing to the Top

Dota 2 is one of the top esports games, and everyone involved is doing their best to make it to the top of the leaderboards.

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 Announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as Sponsors

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 Announces PLANZER LAW and BtoBet as Sponsors

The team at European Gaming are honored to announce the support of PLANZER LAW as Networking Break & Lunch Sponsor and the support of BtoBet as Digital Sponsor for the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit which will be held at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague on the 29th of March.

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