Gambling News

Latest Federal Internet Gambling Bill Proposes Taxation: Reid Working on Measure

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - If Congress makes no progress on a national framework for online gambling this session, it won’t be for a lack of legislation.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/19/2013

Sounding Off Over Adelson: “Would Give Up Poker to Wipe Smile Off Snarky Ginger’s Face’

Poker players on the popular website have blasted casino magnate Sheldon Adelson regarding his stance on legalized Internet gambling in the US.  Adelson announced he will be ratcheting things up a notch by hiring lobbying groups in a feeble-minded effort to ban Web gambling

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/18/2013

Countdown to Legalized Real Money Online Gambling in New Jersey – Starts Nov

Real money online gambling is set to launch on November 26 in the state of New Jersey following an initial trial.  We can only hope this launch goes off better than what we witnessed with the much ballyhooed Affordable Healthcare website kickoff back on October 1, a site that still doesn’t quite work.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/18/2013

Full Tilt Poker Customers Expected to be Paid by March 31

Full Tilt Poker customers living in the US were expected to see their monies by March 31 (2014), nearly three years after that online poker company shut its doors to Americans.  A few million dollars is owed to former Full Tilt players.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/18/2013

Guillermo Olvero of Mexico Wins 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic: 'Bears' All

Mexican poker player Guillermo Olvero has won the coveted 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event.  He is the first poker player representing Latin America to win the Classic, now in its 4th year.  Until now, two Canadians and an American have been crowned.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/18/2013

Gambling Magnate Sheldon Adelson to Battle Online Gambling as NJ Sites Set to Launch

One of the biggest GOP donors, casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is preparing to leverage his power by approaching Congress in an effort to ban Internet gambling in the US.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/18/2013

Purple Gang Mobster Shot Dead in Bronx: Brother Killed Up to 70 People

A violent thug involved in the Harlem and Bronx trade during the 70’s and 80’s was found shot execution-style in his head late Friday night.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/18/2013

Bookies in Tears Following 'Miracle in Auburn' (Video)

With Auburn the most wagered on side in this weekend’s College Football slate, bookies were slamming their heads against the wall following an unprecedented 4th quarter come-from-behind 20 points scored by the Georgia Bulldogs that resulted in a one-point lead for Georgia.  Bookies were beginning to celebrate.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/16/2013

NJ Loses Another Battle on Sports Betting Front: Supreme Court Unlikely to Take Case

More bad news for the state of New Jersey and its efforts to legalize sports betting as a Third Circuit Court of Appeals denied a bid for a full rehearing.

The Court ruled Friday:

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/16/2013

Latest Odds: President Obama Approval Rating to Drop Below 30 Percent at 3-1 has US President Barack Obama’s approval rating odds to stay above 30 percent, at least through December 31.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/16/2013

Professional Poker Player Vadim Trincher Facing Up to 27 Months in Prison

A professional poker player has confessed to his role in running an illegal sports betting operation that catered to wealthy gamblers in the United States, Russia and the Ukraine.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/15/2013

Former Utah AG Mark Shurleff Denies Role in Online Poker Payment Scheme (Video)

In 2009, St. George-based SunFirst Bank began processing payments to online poker players to the tune of $200 million dollars, resulting in what would ultimately become known as “Black Friday”.   The US Attorneys Office in the Southern District of New York indicted a number of key executives at three big US-facing online poker rooms including the co-owner of SunFirst Bank, Jeremy Johnson.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/15/2013

Full Tilt Poker Remission Process Deadline Looms: Affiliates Welcome to File Claim

The Full Tilt Poker Claims Administration, as authorized by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is accepting Full Tilt Poker remission requests until November 16, 2013. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/15/2013

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Still Favored to Stay Put: Will be Stripped of Power (Video)

More bad news for embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he learned early Friday morning that the city council voted to strip him of some powers. has made Ford a -110 favorite to remain Mayor until the next election period approximately one year from now.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/15/2013

Some Visa and Mastercard Credit Card Issuing Banks Won’t Process for US Online Gambling Sites

American Express Co., Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), Credit card issuers, Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY)’s PayPal won't be permitting transactions for online gambling sites located in the United States, at least for now.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/15/2013

Patent Suit Against Caesars Entertainment Corp, MGM Others Dismissed

Case 3:12-cv-00741-CWR-FKB Document 76 Filed 10/23/13: A patent infringement lawsuit filed by MGT Gaming late last year against MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, and Penn National Gaming, Inc. has been dismissed in a Mississippi District Court.  

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/14/2013

Elusive Boston Crime Boss Whitey Bulger Sentenced to Life Behind Bars

BOSTON — (Associated Press) - Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was led off to prison Thursday to begin serving a life sentence at 84 for his murderous reign in the 1970s and ‘80s, accepting his punishment in stone-faced silence even as a judge castigated him for his “almost unfathomable” depravity.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/14/2013

Outstanding Advancements Facial Recognition Software and Gaming Security

Although it may seem like technology lifted straight from the silver screen, facial recognition software has become staple amongst casino security across the world.


Submitted by Payton on, Nov/14/2013

Top 50 players Will Share a 712,950 Prize Pool

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Forget the $500,000 Gtd prize pool. This year's Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event features $712,950 on the table, with $171,100 going to 1st place and the top 50 spots getting paid. After 10 levels of Day 1B action, 62 players will join the 87 from Day 1A to compete for the Main Event title and attempt to join Peter Cross, Demo Kiriopolous, and Matthew Weber in the record books.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/14/2013

Ya Poker Joins Winning Poker Network: Will Target Latin America

The seemingly ever-expanding family of Winning Poker Network sites will add another member this with week with the launch of Ya Poker (

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/14/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Latest Odds: Denies ‘Eating P****’ on Live TV (Video) still has the odds of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford resigning prior to the end of his current term (November 2014) at slightly better than EVEN.  Just when you didn’t think the situation in City Hall could get any worse it just did as Ford shocked Canadian journalists with his denial of "eating her pussy" in regard to a former staffer.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/14/2013

Helly Nahmad Admits to ‘Crossing Line’ in Russian Mob Run Sports Betting Ring

New York City art gallery owner Helly Nahmad, as reported earlier in the week, has plead guilty to a single  count of gambling in Federal court and will have to fork up $6.4 million in restitution.  That won’t be very difficult as his family is worth approximately $3 billion.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/14/2013

One Facebook Like is Worth a Share of $10,000 at BetOnline

Online poker room is harnessing the power of social media for its latest promotion – a free entry into a $10,000 Guaranteed Tournament, worth $22, with a Facebook twist.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/14/2013

Poker Pro Mike ‘Little Man’ Sica Passes Away

“Little Man” Mike Sica has passed away following a long bout with cancer. 

The retired teacher and long-time poker veteran from North Brunswick, NJ amassed over $1.2 million in tournament earnings during his playing career.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Nov/13/2013

Skrill Wins Right to Operate in New Jersey: Will be Only eWallet for Online Gambling

Leading online payments provider Skrill has been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and will be the only company to offer a digital wallet for regulated gambling in the state of New Jersey.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/13/2013

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Releases Online Gambling Guidelines

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has released policies as they apply to online gambling marketing and promotions in the Garden State.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/13/2013

Bill to Allow Gambling in PA Bars Clears House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Associated Press) — The Pennsylvania House gave approval Wednesday to a bill that could allow thousands of bars to profit from gambling contests called small games of chance while flushing some of the profits into the state's cash-strapped coffers.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/13/2013

Ultimate Gaming’s Set to Open: Now Accepting Pre-Registrations

LAS VEGAS - Ultimate Gaming encourages anyone age 21 and over to pre-register now for Ultimate Casino by visiting

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/13/2013

Armed Bandits Hold of Bookie Shop With Roll of Wall Paper

A terrified bookmaker shop manager handed over £2000 to what he thought were two armed gunmen.  Instead, it turns out the bandits held up the shop, not with a gun, but with a roll of wallpaper.  That wallpaper was concealed in a bag and made to look like a gun.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/13/2013

Notable Pros Outlast 274 Entries in Day 1A of Punta Cana Poker Classic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Busting out of a poker tournament is never fun, but when you have a spectacular beach at your doorstep, 24-hour room service, and all-you-can-handle everything, it stings a little less. That's if they decide to call it a day, players that bust on Day 1A can still play Day 1B. Also, during late registration period a player can still re-enter Day 1B after getting knocked out.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/13/2013

Breaking News

Online Casinos Now Offering Cash Back on Losses

Online Casinos Now Offering Cash Back on Losses

While common among many of the North American race books, cash back on losses is only beginning to catch on with the online casinos now. 

Vegas to Debut First Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Vegas to Debut First Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena at MGM Grand Casino

Vegas' first multi-player free-roam VR experience inside LEVEL UP gaming lounge unveiled September 8. Unveils New Website With Top Features - G911 World Exclusive

“Easier to use, faster and cleaner”, these are the words being used to describe the new Bookmaker interface scheduled to debut Wednesday