The Sun reports that a heartless fraudster, Maria Blacklock, is accused of impersonating her dead mum in an effort to steal £66,000from her pension that she later lost at the casinos.
(Reuters) - William Hill is to pay 424 million pounds ($643 million) for full control of its online business, marking an acceleration of the expansion of Britain's largest bookmaker.
The deal to buy out the 29 percent stake in William Hill Online held by software company Playtech was the company's second major deal in the past three months.
It has already agreed to pay 460 million pounds for the Australian and Spanish operations of online gambling company Sportingbet, deal set to complete on March 19.
Dublin, Ireland – What started as a light-hearted twitter rant between long-term rivals Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu has escalated into a full-blown $300,000 heads-up battle between Full Tilt Poker‘s “The Professionals” and members of PokerStars elite “Team Pros” - to be played out live during EPT London next weekend.
(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week finally approved online gaming in the Garden State. Now comes the hard part: banding together with other states to attract more gamblers, drive up jackpots and lure players away from offshore websites.
The company that produces racy videos of half naked women dancing and drinking has filed for bankruptcy. “Girls Gone Wild” filed for bankruptcy protection citing $16 million in debts, according to court papers obtained by Reuters on Thursday.
The franchise’s founder, Joe Francis, owes a $10.3 million debt to Las Vegas gambling magnate Steve Wynn according to papers filed in U.S. federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Jim Erwood has joined the Lock Poker family after leaving Poker Royalty.
Lima, Peru - Americas Cardroom released today the online satellite schedule for the 2nd annual $500k Guaranteed Latin Series of Poker (LSOP) no Limit holdem tournament. The LSOP Lima is celebrating its second annual tournament with another $1,500+$150 No Limit Texas Holdem event scheduled May 20th to 25th at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima.
When several prominent poker players lose their lives, the CSI team is called to investigate before more victims surface.
The “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” episode aired Wednesday night but you can still watch online here.
Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson and Italy’s Cardinal Angelo Scola were both listed as 3/1 favorites to become the next Pope as the selection nears. (Pope betting odds available at BetDSI.com here)
Joseph Stauff of Susquehanna Financial Group believes the “sky is the limit for Zynga” in the wake of a third state this week legalizing “real money” online gambling.
That state is New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie signed a measure legalizing Web gambling for those logging on within the state. Because New Jersey is within an easy reach of two major metropolitan centers, the industry could potentially tap into a market that nearly doubles the Garden State’s population of 9 million.
Fourth installment of low stakes series guarantees $5 million across 100 event
Law enforcement in North Jakarta have detained Mickey Mouse…well, sort of…
That’s the nic they gave to gambling boss Hady Soemantri a.k.a Bong Can a.k.a Acan.
The raid comes at a time when Indonesia is in the midst of cracking down on illegal Internet café’s used for gambling purposes. The businesses are often run from 8 am to 1 am.
Social gaming, this is not. Angry customers have taken to the posting forums to cut and paste online chats with reps from various online gambling sites. Some of the best cut and pasted chats are courtesy of 5Dimes.com customer as the owner of that long-established company loves to “engage” with his clientele on occasion.
Outspoken poker pro has issued a challenge to Denmark player Gus Hansen for the upcoming EPT London. Negreanu, a PokerStars team player, wants a heads up “battleship style” match against Hansen and other Full Tilt Poker pros that include the likes of Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan.
Poker pro Marvin Rettenmaier has topped the Global Poker Index (GPI) for the last week of February 2013, knocking Dan Smith out of the number one spot.
The German poker player, who currently resides in London, England, finished in 1st place at the EPT Prague tournament held this past December. He walked away with a cool €365,300.
Last week, Rettenmaier finished 5th at the 2013 Austrian Poker Festival - WPT & GSOP Live No Limit Hold'em - WPT Main Event QE, leaving with €44,790.
(Reuters) - The legalization of online gambling in New Jersey gave a boost to shares of Caesars Entertainment Corp and Boyd Gaming Corp, on expectations that this will revive business in Atlantic City, the second-biggest U.S. gaming destination.
The companies, which together account for more than 60 percent of Atlantic City's gaming revenue, would benefit from new gaming rules that give preference to existing New Jersey casino operators in issuing online gaming licenses.
Popular online gaming site, Cake Poker (CakePoker.eu) is matching into March with the launch of a $20,000 Match & Win Gold Card promotion, Cee lo Dice Point Board, and a 50% Reload Bonus.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signing a bill that would legalize online gambling in the state gave publicly traded casino and bookmakers a much needed boost.
Zynga, which plans to offer “real money” Web poker by year’s end or early 2014, witnessed a 3 percent rise on top of a 15 percent increase witnessed over the past week. The world’s largest free-to-play online poker company has been on a roll ever since Nevada legalized interstate Web gambling last week.
All eyes have been on New Jersey this week as Governor Chris Christie signed a measure into law that would allow online gambling within the Garden State.
Perhaps this will serve as a positive harbinger as a judge is set to rule on whether New Jersey is permitted to introduce legalized sports betting.
Speaking to John Brennan of NorthJersey.com Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had this to say regarding his decision to legalize Web gamblnig in the Garden State: “This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly."
Christie, who had sat on previous bills up to the final hours, signed this third reincarnation within minutes of it hitting his desk.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill authorizing Internet gambling in the state following swift passage by lawmakers Tuesday.
The State Assembly and Senate both overwhelming passed the bill, AB 2578, this afternoon and Governor Christie immediately signed it into law.
Last week, Gambling911.com and other media outlets reported on how IGT continued to lose some of its best talent over the past year. On March 5, shareholders will determine whether new members join the board as part of a nasty proxy fight brought on by investor Jason Ader.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus insists that Zynga will help bring the online gambling industry to the next level. His company’s share price has seen a 15 percent jump in the past couple of days, fuelled, at least in part, by news that the state of Nevada will now allow interstate Web gambling.
All eyes will be on New Jersey Tuesday as that state’s Governor Chris Christie may sign a bill legalizing online gambling. The Governor has already said he intends to sign the bill within 48 hours of it arriving on his desk.
New Jersey mobster Louis “Big Lou” Fazzini has been sentenced to 55 months behind bars after pleading guilty this past October to racketeering and conspiracy connected to a Mob-controlled gambling operation.
Fazzini had previously served four years prison time after being convicted of similar charges in 1999.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said he will sign a bill into law legalizing online gambling once it hits his desk either Wednesday or Thursday of this week, and all eyes will be on the world’s largest free-to-play Internet poker site Zynga.
That company’s shares rose 15 percent to $3.67 Monday morning, representing the single biggest intraday gain since February 8. Zynga’s shares were already up 35 percent on the year.
Why the surge?
LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — The search has widened to the southeastern U.S. for a 26-year-old man who police call the prime suspect in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three last week on the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas police Capt. Chris Jones said Monday that investigators were tracing places where Ammar Harris lived and worked in the past.
Public records show Harris lived in South Carolina and Georgia; was convicted in Atlanta in 2005 of marijuana possession; and was arrested in Miami in December on a reckless driving charge.
Dejan Divkovic of Bosnia has won the PokerStars 2013 ANZPT Season 5 Perth. As a result he goes home with $114,000.
Divkovic enjoyed a 6th place finish at the ANZPT just a few days ago playing in the No Limit Hold’em Event 6.
The Bosnian poker player is enjoying newfound success.
Below are the Season 5 ANZPT Perth results:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Associated Press) -- The state attorney general's office used a century-old gambling case to get a rare, but not unprecedented, search warrant to raid VictoryLand casino in Shorter.
Macon County Circuit Judge Tom Young initially refused to give the attorney general a search warrant. Attorney General Luther Strange appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court. He cited an 1899 case where a justice of the peace denied an arrest warrant based on an incorrect interpretation of the law, and the Supreme Court ordered it issued.
(Associated Press) - Police are seeking a 26-year-old man as the prime suspect in last week's pre-dawn shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three people and injured several others
The 80.5 million number, spread across 12 channels, had not yet counted PBS or CSPN ratings, which were expected to be nominal.
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