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Ukrainian Network Nearly Took Control of Bitcoin Last Week

As Bitcoin, the alternative anonymous digital currency, becomes more widely accepted within the online gambling community (Americas Cardroom became the first major poker network to implement the option last week), operators remain skeptical….and perhaps with good reason.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/15/2014

‘Operation Pork Chop” Gambling Defendants Arraigned

The last of 16 individuals indicted for running an illegal gambling operation last September were arraigned this Tuesday in Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Common Pleas Court.  All but two of the individuals are charged with conspiracy.  Some face other charges such as illegal gambling.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/15/2014

Courtside Betting Crackdown at Australian Open: Arrest Made

Police have arrested a British man and are seeking a “series of individuals” suspected to be ‘courtsiding’, or placing bets illegally on spot events to corrupt gambling markets, on tennis matches at the Australian Open.

A 22-year-old was arrested during a game at Melbourne Park on Tuesday and charged with one count of “engaging in conduct that would corrupt a betting outcome,” deputy commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jan/15/2014

Robert Gustafsson the Bodog Raid Instigator: Hungry Tigers, Smashed Penises, Oh My

The murky drama surrounding the November raids on Bodog Asia's Manila offices got a little clearer last week after CalvinAyre.com posted a copy of the affidavit that led to the raid. Turns out the affidavit was signed by former Bodog Asia CEO Robert Gustafsson.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/14/2014

British Bookies Lose $30 Million With Top 7 Premier League Club Wins

(Reuters) - Britain's bookmakers were left nursing losses totalling up to 30 million pounds ($49 million) on Tuesday after the top seven teams in English soccer's Premier League all won their latest round of matches.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jan/14/2014

Breaking News: Online Gambling in New Jersey Sees $8.4 Million Gambled

$8.4 million has been gambled online in New Jersey since the Garden State launched real money online gambling in late November, according to figures released Tuesday afternoon. 

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa far outpaced the other six Atlantic City properties in online gaming revenue, bringing in $3.7 million, nearly half of the total. Ceasars Interactive Entertainment, which operates online gambling through the Bally’s and Caesars properties in Atlantic City, came in next at $2.4 million.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/14/2014

Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson Keeps Getting Richer: Adds $14.4 Bil to Net Worth

Sands of Las Vegas Chairperson Sheldon Adelson has just added $14.4 billion to his net worth.  He was already among America’s richest billionaires.

He’s now the richest casino billionaire according to Forbes.

No.1 Sheldon Adelson, $39 billion

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/14/2014

Fixed Odds Gamblers Just Stepped Over Murdered Ladbrokes Manager to Play

A Ladbrokes manager lay dead on the floor after being struck with a hammer yet patrons continued to gamble away as if nothing had happened, authorities say.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/14/2014

Law Firms, Lobbyists Score Big Payoffs With New Jersey Online Gambling

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has disclosed that lawyers, lobbyists and other professional organizations have generated a $50.3 million payoff since mid-2009 pushing for legalized online gambling in the Garden State.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/14/2014

Dominik Panka Wins PCA Main Event 2014 for Over $1.4 Million

The European Poker Tour got its first-ever Polish champion today when PokerStars online qualifier Dominik Panka defeated Mike McDonald heads-up to take down the $10,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. Panka, who received a life-changing $1,423,096 for his win, was the ninth Pole to make an EPT final table.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/14/2014

Jake Schindler Wins $25k PCA 2014 High Roller: Selbst Comes in 3rd

American pro Jake Schindler has won the $25k PCA High Roller for $1,192,624 after cutting a heads-up deal with 2012 world champion Greg Merson. Merson received $948,996 for his runner-up finish. As well as the huge cash prize, Schindler also received a prestigious trophy and Steel and Rose Gold watch worth €12,800, courtesy of SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor of PCA 2014.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/14/2014

Adelson Draft Legislation to Stop Online Gambling: He’s Not Even in Congress

There are two things we can be assured of in this life:  Death and that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson will not go away quietly.  He is the gift that keeps on giving.  The relentless billionaire continues to push his agenda against legalizing Web gambling in the US, but this time he may have gone way over the line (so to speak).   

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/13/2014

Cantor Gaming to Pay Largest Fine in Nevada State History

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - CG Technology, formerly Cantor Gaming, has agreed to pay Nevada gambling regulators $5.5 million to settle a complaint regarding illegal sports betting.

The settlement announced Monday will be the largest in state history.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/13/2014

Ronaldo Wins Player of the Year: 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Odds Favored Winger

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Player of the Year Monday.

BetOnline

The Real Madrid forward was the odds-on favorite ahead of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jan/13/2014

NJ's Atlantic Club Casino Hotel Now Closed

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. --  (Associated Press) - The embattled Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closed early Monday, a victim of the casino saturation taking place in the Northeast.

About 1,600 people lost their jobs at 12:01 a.m. as the 33-year-old casino shut its doors. Tearful employees embraced one another and exchanged goodbyes.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/13/2014

People Are Talking: 49ers, Bodog, Bitcoin and More

Gambling911.com has your latest live comments from real readers of the G911 website.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/13/2014

Dan Bilzerian Backed ‘Lone Survivor’ Wins at Box Office

After a limited theatrical opening, “Lone Survivor” began showing nationwide throughout North America and the results outperformed expectations.  

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/13/2014

Former Boxer Mike Tyson Becomes the Face of Online Casino 7Red.com

The former boxer Mike Tyson has just been named “Brand Ambassador” for the online casino company 7Red.com.

Mike Tyson has personally signed 7Red boxing gloves, 7Red caps and 7Red T-shirts that can be won via 7Red.com daily raffles.

7Red.com, one of Europe’s biggest online casinos, utilizes the BetSoft platform and is owned by RedCorp SA. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/13/2014

European Poker Tour to Host Europe’s Largest-Ever Poker Festival

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The European Poker Tour (EPT) today announced that it will stage Europe’s largest-ever poker festival in Barcelona this August to celebrate its 100th event.

Poker players and fans will not want to miss this historic celebration which will likely set European prize and attendance records from August 16 – 27, 2014 at the Casino Barcelona.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/13/2014

Poker Tournament Photographer Outfoxed at Foxwoods: Charged With Larceny

A well-liked poker tournament photographer, Jay “WhoJedi” Newnum has been charged with larceny in the state of Connecticut for allegedly stealing dealer tips at the Foxwoods Casino.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/13/2014

Blast in Illegal Chinese Gambling Hall Leaves 14 Dead

BEIJING (Associated Press) -- An explosion Monday at an illegal gambling hall in a village in southern China killed 14 people and injured seven others, state media report.

The blast struck at around 2:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) outside the city of Kaili in the poor southern province of Guizhou, the official People's Daily newspaper and Xinhua News Agency said. While the cause of the explosion officially remains under investigation, police believe it was set deliberately and are treating the incident as a crime, People's Daily said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/13/2014

PCA 2014 Final Table Determined

Estonian pro Madis Muur has done it again, and is narrowly ahead of would-be two-time EPT champion Mike McDonald for the overnight chip lead - going in to the final of the of the $10k PCA 2014 Main Even with 6,205,000.

All eight players in tomorrow's final are guaranteed at least $173,220, but a life-changing prize $1,820,420 first prize awaits the winner, along with the title of PCA 2014 champion, a trophy and stunning “Steel and Black” design watch worth €5,550 from SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2014.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/12/2014

Fox TV Show ‘Rake’ About Hard Edge Attorney With Gambling Addiction (Video)

Fox is set to debut “Rake”, starring Greg Kinnear as a brilliant but self-destructive attorney with a gambling problem.  He is always owing money to his bookie.

The show is based on an Australian television series of the same name and is being billed as a legal comedy-drama.  It debuts Thursday January 23 at 9 pm EST.

Kinnear stars as Keegan Deane who, in the Australian version, defends cases involving cannibals, polygamists and a doctor who has sex with his dog.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/12/2014

Nevada Casinos Lose $1.3 Billion in 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — Nevada’s largest casinos suffered a combined net loss of $1.35 billion in 2013, marking the fifth year of losses since the onset of the Great Recession.

The annual “Gaming Abstract” released Friday by the state Gaming Control Board looks at the total revenues of casinos that gross more than $1 million in gambling revenue.

While total revenues of $23 billion were up slightly from 2012, so were the losses.

Total revenue is the money spent by patrons on gambling, rooms, food, beverage and entertainment.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2014

Colorado Man Indicted for Running Online Gambling Site

BOULDER, Colo. (Associated Press) -- A 62-year-old Boulder County man accused of running an online gambling website for at least three years has been arrested.

The Daily Camera reports ( http://bit.ly/1m0dvb0 ) Larry Kyle Richardson was arrested Friday after a grand jury indicted him on one charge of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. He is suspected of running an online gambling website from Jan. 1, 2010, through Jan. 8, 2013, "in, or triable in, Boulder County."

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2014

Madis Muur Leads at PCA 2014 Main Event

The prospect of a $1,820,420 first prize and the title of PCA 2014 champion is looming ever closer for 20 players here at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/11/2014

British Poker Pro Max Silver Leads at PCA 2014 Main Event

British pro Max Silver is leading the last 72 players in the $10k PCA 2014 Main Event bagging up 1,453,000 for Day 4. The 23-year-old former Full Tilt Poker employee, here at the PCA with fiancee Lisa, has been on a tear in the last few months, ending 2013 with a sixth place finish for €160,200 at EPT Prague - which pushed his lifetime tournament winnings to more than $1 million.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/11/2014

20 LSOP Millions Packages on the Line in Two Separate Tournaments

San Jose, Costa Rica – If there was any indication that online poker in the US is shaping up to be double rewarding in 2014, this is it. Popular online poker site Americas Cardroom is hosting two separate tournaments that guarantee 10 packages each for the $1 million guaranteed LSOP Millions, a land-based poker tournament set to get underway this March in Panama.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/10/2014

Poker Pro Justin Smith Sentenced for Role in Russian Mob Run Gambling Ring

Kissimmee, Florida resident Justin “BoostedJ” Smith has been sentenced to probation for his involvement in an illegal gambling ring with ties to the Russian Mob.  The poker pro, who has won over $2.1 million in live tournaments to date, was sentenced to three months of home confinement and 200 hours of community service.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/10/2014

Devils, Sixers Boss Not Worried Over Online Poker Sponsorship

NEWARK, N.J. — (Associated Press) - The chief executive of the NHL's New Jersey Devils and NBA's Philadelphia 76ers doesn't believe the teams will be cast in a bad light by agreeing to a multiyear sponsorship deal with one of the world's leading online poker companies.

Scott O'Neil, who runs the teams and the Prudential Center for groups led by leverage buyout specialist Josh Harris, and Norbert Teufelberger, the chief executive of bwin.party digital entertainment that operates partypoker, announced the historic deal Thursday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/10/2014

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