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Top Gambling News: Matusow Wins WSOP Bracelet, Canes Gambling Scandal

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Sunday June 9, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/09/2013

Internet Gambling Bill: Don’t be Fooled by Reid’s Bearish Attitude

Former boxer turned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) came out swinging Friday against online gambling legislation introduced by Congressman Peter King (R-New York).

“(It) basically authorizes everything – 21, poker, everything,” Reid said of King’s bill.

“I felt for several months now that I don’t see any movement on this,” Reid said. “I don’t see anything happening.”

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/08/2013

Jason McGuigan Olympic Sports Betting Murder Profiled on HLN This Week

Spiro Athanas, who was recently indicted for his role in allegedly running Legends Sports out of Panama City, once assisted authorities in helping solve the gruesome murder of sports bettor Jason McGuigan and two other individuals. 

The triple homicide occurred in Verona, Wisconsin. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/08/2013

Harry Reid Down on Congressional Online Gambling Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid believes that a bill proposed by New York Congressman Peter King to legalize online gambling at the federal level undermines the efforts of Web poker advocates.

In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Reid says that King’s bill would authorize just about everything with little oversight.

“(It) basically authorizes everything – 21, poker, everything,” Reid said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/07/2013

Top Gambling News – Daniel Negreanu Climbs to No. 2 on Global Poker Index

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for Friday June 7 in the morning and afternoon Eastern Standard Time. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/07/2013

Top Gambling News: Nevada Will Allow Online Poker Internationa Compacts

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the overnight and am hours heading into June 7, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2013

Accused Mobster Whitey Bulger Attorneys Want Crime Reporters to Testify

BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger, the accused gangster whose story inspired the award-winning film "The Departed," are fighting to have a half-dozen veteran Boston journalists listed as potential witnesses at his murder trial, effectively barring them from covering it.

Bulger's lawyers have submitted a list of 82 people including journalists and top officials at the FBI that they may call as witnesses in the trial, which begins next week in U.S. District Court in Boston and is expected to last four months.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/06/2013

Top Gambling News: Online Gambling Film ‘Runner, Runner’ Trailer Release (Video)

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for June 6  and the overnight hours into June 7, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/06/2013

Federal Online Gambling Bill Introduced in US by Congressman Peter King

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Republican congressman on Thursday introduced legislation to allow online gambling on a federal level, which he says will give consumers more uniformity than legalizing it on a state-by-state basis.

The move by Representative Peter King of New York follows industry lobbying for federal legislation to provide a larger, more liquid market across state lines, attracting more gamblers.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/06/2013

Punta Cana Poker Classic Packages Available This Sunday at Americas Cardroom

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Vegas might be on the minds of online poker players all over the world, but this weekend the attention is shifting to Punta Cana. Americas Cardroom is holding its first big guaranteed tournament for this November's Punta Cana Poker Classic. The online poker site is holding a 10-package guarantee for the Punta Cana Poker Classic on June 9th at 6:00pm ET. The buy-in for the event is only $50+5.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/06/2013

Spintec Roulettes –A Foot Print in Macau Market

The Regional Sales Manager of Spintec, Ms. Petra Remec, together with the Managing Director of Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE), Mr. Herman Ng were happy to announce that Spintec for the first time will participate in the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia in Macau. Ms. Petra has made a presentation concerning the new product at the Show Networking Lounge on May 21.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/06/2013

Top Gambling News: Playsino Poker Launched on Facebook, Microgaming Fast Fold

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for Thursday June 6 heading into the afternoon (Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2013

Jason Mercier Hand Voted ‘Greatest Event in PokerStars History’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – A hand featuring Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier has been voted the ‘Greatest Ever Poker Hand in the History of PokerStars’ by a poll of influential poker media.

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The poll, which enlisted the help of some of the poker industry’s top media voices, was held as an alternative selection to the public vote, which is open until June 10 at the PokerStars YouTube channel.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/06/2013

Cake Poker $100,000 GTD Tournament Schedule Changes

Popular online gaming site, Cake Poker (CakePoker.eu) is updating its guaranteed tournament schedule, starting with its biggest weekly guarantee, the Sunday $100,000 event.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/05/2013

Top Gambling News: More Sentences and Pleas in Online Gambling Case

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the overnight and early morning hours of Thursday June 6, 2013 . Follow us on Twitter here.

*One Man Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Illegal Online Gambling Matter – Stanford bookmakers with ties to a Costa Rican based online gambling site appeared in a U.S. District court on Wednesday.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/05/2013

More Casinos Banning Use of Google Glass

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—(Associated Press) - Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.

Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/05/2013

Jakub Michalak Wins 2013 International Stadiums Poker Tour

Polish poker player Jakub Michalak has won the first ever 2013 International Stadiums Poker Tour and the €436,000 cash prize that comes with it.

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Heading into this event, Michalak had 8 cashes with career winnings totaling a mere $142,431.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/05/2013

Aristocrat Technologies Obtains Nevada Online Gambling License

Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd and Aristocrat Technologies Inc. have been granted an interactive gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Commission. The decision was made on the unanimous recommendation of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/05/2013

Top Gambling News: First Winner of WSOP Millionaire Maker Crowned

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the afternoon of Wednesday June 5, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

*Benny Chen Becomes Winner of First Ever WSOP Millionaire Maker - When the day began, Benny Chen of Prince Edward Island, Canada was a restaurant manager. When it ended, he was a millionaire.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/05/2013

Internet Gambling Flick ‘Runner Runner’ to Premier This September

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake will star in the September 2013 release of Runner, Runner, a film about an offshore Internet gambling operator (Affleck) and his student gambler (played by Timberlake). 

The film is directed by Brad Furman with Leonardo DiCaprio as producer.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/05/2013

Top Gambling News: Gambling Chimps Sore Losers, DOJ Can Sell UB.com Assets

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the morning hours of Wednesday June 5, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/04/2013

‘Alligator Blood’ to Detail Life of Online Poker Processor Turned Rat Daniel Tzvetkoff

A book about online poker payment processor turned US Government informant Daniel Tzvetkoff is due out soon.

The title is “Alligator Blood” and will be published by Simon and Schuster.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/04/2013

Jury Selection Underway for Whitey Bulger Trial

BOSTON (Associated Press) — As jury selection gets underway in the long-awaited trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, the biggest challenge may be finding 18 people who can spend the next four months hearing the case.

Unlike some other high-profile mob cases, jurors in the Bulger trial won't be sequestered and their identities will be made public after the verdict.

A judge told prospective jurors Tuesday that despite Bulger's notoriety, the approach to picking a jury remain the same.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/04/2013

Top Gambling News: America’s Card Room Doubles Sunday Guarantee to 100k

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for June 4 as of late morning/early afternoon. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/04/2013

Mayweather Mum on $5.9 Million Heat Bet Reports: Fertitta Doesn’t Rule it Out

Did boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. really place a $5.9 million bet on the Miami Heat to beat Indiana Monday?

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As of Tuesday morning, Mayweather, a braggart in the past, has not tweeted one way or another despite the publicity these reports have generated.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jun/04/2013

Floyd Mayweather Wins $5.4 Million With Heat Bet at Sunset Station Sportsbook

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has just won $5.4 million after betting $5.9 million on the Heat to win Monday night’s Game 7 against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jun/03/2013

Online Gambling Operators Sentenced to Prison Monday

Two operators of an online gambling website based in Costa Rica have been sentenced to prison Monday.

Thomas Uva IV, aka “Little T,” 32, was sentenced to 21 months, followed by three years of supervised release, and John Colello, 54, was sentenced to six months, followed by two years of supervised release.   Together they ran the website 44wager.com

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Top Gambling News: PokerAce Shuts Down, Zynga Lays Off 500 Plus Staff

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the late evening and overnight hours of June 3 and June 4. Follow us on Twitter here.

*PokerAce Online Poker Room Shuts Down – PokerNews.com broke the story late Monday that the online poker site PokerAce will be closing its doors. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Online Bookie Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PHILLIP JOHN BAUCO, 56, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for participating in an illegal gambling operation. Judge Covello also ordered BAUCO to pay a fine in the amount of $5000. On January 28, 2010, BAUCO pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/03/2013

World Poker Tour 2013 Schedule Announced

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has unveiled its 2013 schedule Monday.

World Poker tour’s first televised event of Season XII will take place in Los Angeles when the WPT Legends of Poker returns to the famed Bicycle Casino on August 29. Other televised Main Tour events in 2013 include:

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/03/2013

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