Gambling News

Lizzzz Hurley Comatose at Shane Warne Poker Tournament

Liz Hurley was photographed falling asleep at her hubby Shane Warne’s poker tournament.

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Warne’s event was full of celebrities (none of whom were seen snoozing), all playing for a good cause. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/21/2013

UK is Looking at Requiring Ring Fencing of Funds by Online Poker Operators

UK regulators may require online poker operators to ring fence funds in light of the April 2011 debacles involving Full Tilt Poker and UB.com, not to mention a handful of European-based Web poker rooms that have gone under since.

From LegalPokerSites.com:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/21/2013

6 Deck Blackjack Online - Mobile Casino

6 Deck Blackjack online is now available at the BetDSI.com new mobile casino where you get instant games, cash back rewards and no house advantage on live Blackjack tournaments.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/21/2013

Manti Te'o to Appear on Katie Couric Thursday (Latest Odds)

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o will be making his first on air appearance in an interview with Katie Couric this coming Thursday.

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Te'o and his parents will appear on Couric's syndicated talk show.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/21/2013

Indiana Casinos on Decline: Lawmakers Look for Remedies

INDIANAPOLIS — (Associated Press) - Indiana lawmakers are proposing to cut riverboat casino taxes and allow the floating gambling halls to move onto land to help them face growing competition from neighboring states.



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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/21/2013

BitCoin Poker Coming: Reddit Reactions

Gambling911.com on Sunday featured an article in regard to the slated premier of new Bitcoin friendly online poker room Infiniti Poker.  The readers of social media behemoth Reddit.com picked up on the story and offered their reactions…

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Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/21/2013

Live Dealer Casino Online: Vera&John Adds Bodog Gaming Supplied Platform

Online casino and slots specialist Vera&John are adding a Live Dealer Casino to their huge range of table games and slots, supplied by Bodog Gaming, which includes Baccarat, Sic Bo, Roulette and Dragon Tiger.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/21/2013

PokerStars TCOOP 2013 Daily Round-Up - Jan 21

This is your PokerStars TCOOP 2013 daily round-up for January 21 courtesy of PokerStars.com

- Paul ‘padjes’ Berende wins his second ‘COOP’ title with victory in event 17

- Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder goes close with third place in event 11

- Last year’s TCOOP Player of the Series finishes third in event 18

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/21/2013

IGT CEO Patti Hart Fighting to Stay in Control

Will Patty Hart Lose Her Ability To Serve on IGT’s Board?

In further news about the International Game Technology (IGT) proxy fight which was initiated by the New York based Ader investment group, Gambling911 has exclusively learned that IGT CEO Patti Hart may lose her ability to serve on the board of a publicly traded gaming company due to statements she swore to be accurate on gaming applications that have now come into question.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/20/2013

Alicia Keys 2013 Super Bowl National Anthem Odds

Alicia Keys 2013 Super Bowl National Anthem odds will be available at Bookmaker.eu  where new customers qualify to receive up to $2500 in FREE BONUS MONEY based on your initial deposit (*a deposit is what you open your wagering account with initially in order to place bets).   Bookmaker will be offering hundreds of other Super Bowl 2013 betting props the week prior to the big game. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/20/2013

Infiniti Poker Set to Go Live in February: Will Use Bitcoins for Americans

A new online poker room is set to go live next month (February 2013).  Infiniti Poker began beta testing in November and will open to the public, becoming the first Web card room offering both Bitcoins and other currencies.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/20/2013

Yoshitaka Okawa Wins the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon 2013

Yoshitaka Okawa of Japan is the winner of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon 2013.

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Starting a final day with two tables, as opposed to just the final table, is always a daunting task. It's a simple equation of having to bust twice as many players to make it through the day. Well, to say that today went twice as quick as expected is an understatement.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/20/2013

Manti Te'o on ESPN: Denies Being Part of Hoax

Manti Te’o sat down with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap and denied being part of a hoax involving a relationship with a person online whom he considered his girlfriend.  Watch the interview here

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jan/19/2013

Interstate Online Poker in the US: Nevada Governor Sandoval’s Plea

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval wants to pass legislation that would permit Interstate online poker through the formation of compacts. 

He insisted Nevada lawmakers should move forward quickly and that the Nevada Gaming Control Board create a measure eliminating Nevada's statutory barriers to interstate online poker.

"Other states are moving quickly on this issue, and I ask you to pass a bill within 30 days," he said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/19/2013

Sunday's $150,000 Guaranteed Tournament Heats Up at Americas Cardroom

San Jose, Costa Rica – Americas Cardroom's second Online Super Series is proving to be an incredibly lucrative tournament series for US poker players. After just five days of nightly tournaments, the online poker site has paid out $430,370 in tournament prize pools, eclipsing the $312,000 that was guaranteed over the last five days by over $118,000. On Sunday the US-friendly site will host a $150k GTD tournament at 7:00pm ET.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/18/2013

Sunday Big Ticket is Even Bigger for January at Carbon Poker

Carbon Poker’s “Big Ticket” Sunday tournament has always attracted plenty of interest and positive feedback from players and Carbon has been listening. For the rest of January, these tournaments will have a $215 buy-in with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. Last week was the first go around for this tournament at the new $215 structure and it was an overwhelming success.   Learn More Here

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Jan/18/2013

Manti Te’o Should be ‘First Round Pick’ Predicts Oddsmaker

BetOnline Head Linesmaker Dave Mason advised Gambling911.com that Manti Te’o 2013 NFL Draft odds were getting decent action on both sides.  He was still a -200 favorite to be selected first and would pay closer to 2/1 odds if he is not

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/18/2013

IGT CEO Patti Hart Under Intense Fire in Proxy Fight

Vince Martin of CalvinAyre.com on Friday published a report detailing the many concerns over IGT CEO Patti Hart and the proxy fight initiated by Ader Investment Management last week.   A proxy fight is a means of removing and installing new directors.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/18/2013

Lock Poker Signs on Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi as Newest Elite Pro

London, UK – Lock Poker Signs Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi! LockPRO ELITE Army stands tall and mighty!

 Lock is extremely excited to announce the new addition to their LockPRO Family, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/18/2013

M88 Site Named in Gambling Bust

Seven individuals have been arrested for their connection to a Vietnamese sports betting ring said to have taken in US$48 million.

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Those arrested early January 17, 2012 include Nguyen Le Sang, 37; Nguyen Le Giang, 50; Le Van Hai, 25; Nguyen Thai Ngan, 22; Pham Thi Kim Loan, 41; Cu Huy Giap and Nguyen Anh Thai. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2013

BTCSportsBet.com: The Future of BitCoin Sports Betting is Now

BitCoin, the anonymous online payment solution, is starting to make waves with the recent $510k investment into payment solutions company BitPay.  This is likely to further drive business towards BTCSportsBet.com, one of the few online sportsbooks currently accepting BitCoins.   They have nearly 8000 followers on Twitter.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/17/2013

BitPay the New PayPal and a Potential Boost for Internet Gambling

With the news that BitPay, a payment solutions company, announced a large investment by a group of well-known tech investors, the online currency BitCoins are looking more and more like an attractive option for depositing and withdrawing funds onto Internet gambling sites in the very near future.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/17/2013

Changes to ‘Time to Act’ in Ring Games at PokerStars

Changes to “Time to Act’ in ring games will occur over the coming weeks (January thru February 2013) at PokerStars.com

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Table Speeds will now be based on game format rather than potentially having “Fast” and “Normal” tables of a single game.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/17/2013

Poker Maximus IV Satellites Running Now at Carbon Poker

A few days ago I mentioned that Carbon Poker was bringing back its popular Poker Maximus Tournament series for a fourth installment in February and as in the past players can qualify for these events by playing in satellites.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Jan/17/2013

Mobile Online Casino Opens at BetDSI.com With Cash Back Bonus

BetDSI.com has announced the opening of its new mobile online casino.  To celebrate, they are offering great new promos for January 2013.

Games range from Blackjack and Baccarat to Slots and Video Poker you can now enjoy the thrill of casino play direct from your tablet or smartphone.  

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/17/2013

Ravens Patriots Point Spread - 2013 AFC Championship: Moneyline Pays $325

The Ravens Patriots point spread for the 2013 AFC Championship game had New England as a -8.5 home favorite.  This one opened at -9.5.  You can bet this game at BetOnline and receive up to $900 in FREE Bets.  The 2013 AFC Championship game can be wagered on right up to the final play with LIVE IN-PROGRESS betting. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/17/2013

Turbo Championship of Online Poker TCOOP 2013 Gets Underway Today

The Turbo Championship of Online Poker 2013 gets under way today, with $15 million guaranteed across 50 events, including a $2 million guaranteed Main Event that takes place on January 27.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/17/2013

Poker Player Known as ‘The Don’ Convicted for $1.2 Billion UK Property Fraud

A Greek businessman, known as ‘The Don’ on the international poker circuit, has been convicted for a $1.2 billion United Kingdom property fraud.  Those convictions include two counts of conspiracy to defraud. 

Achilleas Kallakis, 44, and co-conspirator Alexander M. Williams, also 44, defrauded banks to borrow 740 million pounds ($1.18 billion) and acquire 16 properties, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office said in a statement.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/17/2013

Rafi Ashkenazi Appointed CEO of PokerStars Parent Company The Rational Group

ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN –Rational Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Scheinberg today announced that Rafi Ashkenazi has joined the Group as Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Group and its brands, including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the two largest online poker sites in the world.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/17/2013

Website Claims GTech, Lottomatica Group Caught ‘Rigging’ Online Casino Games

GTech, a subsidiary of Lottomatica Group, was reportedly caught rigging two online casino games, according to the website 4Flush.com.  GTech’s Lottomatica last week received a recommendation for approval for an online gambling license in the state of Nevada. 

The alleged rigged games were Real Deal and Hi/Lo Gambler, utilizing coding created by Realistic Games then recoded by GTech.

From the 4Flush.com report:

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/17/2013

Breaking News

Quebec’s Controversial Online Gambling Website Blocking Law Challenged

A Quebec law that would likely have blocked most online gambling sites (and presumably those that even promote the activity) has now been challenged by The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

Coco Poker Open at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – Sept 21 – Oct 2

The Coco Poker Open will feature $1 million guaranteed event – September 23-26

The online ode to gambling in the UK

The online ode to gambling in the UK

Gambling has long been popular in the UK since it was legalized in the 60s. Visiting a casino, bingo hall or bookie is one of Britain’s favorite pastimes.