Gambling News

Zynga Shares Soar Thursday on News of Real Money Online Poker Move

The world’s largest free-to-play online poker company announced in after hours Wednesday that it had applied for a license to operate real money online poker with the state of Nevada.

Thursday, stocks shot up to 5 percent by mid afternoon Thursday.

Analysts remained cautious regarding the news nonetheless.  

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/06/2012

Bally Technology Looks to Acquire Online Poker Game Developer 3G Studios

(Reuters) - Slot-machine maker Bally Technologies is exploring a bid for online poker game developer 3G Studios, in what would be the latest deal to combine online gambling and casino gaming on social media, said two sources with knowledge of the talks.

One source said several Bally Technologies executives were scheduled to visit 3G's offices in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday to determine whether to make a formal bid.

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/06/2012

Replacement Checks for Customers Now Arriving

Good news for customers as some have reported the receipt of new replacement checks following a series of payouts that resulted in “insufficient funds” (i.e. checks bouncing).

betdsi-2500A.jpg reported earlier in the week that had lost one of its processors, a common industry problem facing US-based players.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/05/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Expected to Sign Online Gambling Bill

A bill to legalize online gambling in the state of New Jersey is scheduled for full Assembly vote on December 17 and in the Senate on December 20. 

The measure is widely anticipated to pass in both the Assembly and state Senate as a similar bill did so last year.

Governor Chris Christie had reservations about signing last year’s bill and instead opted to pull out his veto pen in the waning hours before a looming deadline. 

This year should be different according to sources close to

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/05/2012

Zynga Applies for Nevada Online Poker License

The world’s largest free-to-play online poker site, Zynga, has applied for a Nevada online poker site that the company said could take up to a year before they are up and running to accept real money from US customers, or at least those in the state of Nevada.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/05/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 6 Recap

Three more great Poker Maximus III events took place on Day 6 as over $47,500 in guaranteed prize money was up for grabs.  Join Carbon Poker here and receive up to $600 in FREE CASH

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/05/2012

Carbon Poker New Monthly VIP Freerolls Kick Off

Starting this month (December 2012), Carbon Poker will offer a $10,000 VIP Freeroll that issues Tournament Coupon on the last Saturday of each month at 15:00 lobby time.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/05/2012

2013 Irish Poker Open Satellites Now Going at Cake

Cake Poker is proud to serve up a sixth round of Irish Poker Open satellites to the 2013 Main Event. As Europe’s longest running tournament, it’s become an Easter weekend event that’s not to be missed offering a €2,250 Main Event Seat, plenty of side action and of course, loads of Irish hospitality. This year’s Main Event plays March 29th through April 1st, in Dublin, Ireland.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/05/2012

Danish Poker Pro Theo Jorgensen Shot and Left for Dead

One of Denmark’s most recognizable names in the world of poker, Theo Jorgensen, was shot earlier in the week during a robbery at his home.


The 36-year-old Jorgensen, who has amassed nearly $3 million in live tournament play during his career, was shot in the leg during the breakin late Sunday night. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/05/2012 Head Jim Ryan Steps Down CEO Jim Ryan announced he will be resigning from the world’s largest online gambling firm in January.  Norbert Teufelberger, who acted joint CEO, will assume sole responsibilities for that position.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/05/2012 Massive Free Cash Promos Through New Year’s Day 2013

Beginning December 5, 2012 through New Year’s Day (2013) all new clients will qualify for an amazing 150 percent bankroll enhancement when depositing a minimum of $300 into their accounts (a deposit is post up money that is used for wagering and is not the property of until bets are actually lost). 

Your bankroll enhancement breaks down as follows:

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/05/2012

Poker Tournament News: 2012 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City Updates

In Tuesday’s poker tournament news, the 2012 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City Event #5, a $580 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, drew more than 30 percent more players than the previous $580 No-Limit Hold’em event held at Harrah’s Resort. In all, 260 players registered creating a prizepool of $129, 675. The top 27 spots will pay with a min cash worth $1,048. The champion will pocket $31,770.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/04/2012

Tulsa Fires Athletic Director Over Gambling Probe

TULSA, Okla.— (Associated Press) - Tulsa athletic director Ross Parmley was fired Tuesday, a week after he was named in a federal investigation of a man accused of running a gambling operation in Oklahoma City.

Tulsa President Steadman Upham released a letter to students and faculty of the private university Tuesday night, saying Parmley "admitted he had not been truthful" about his role in the mess when he told him in October 2011 that he was cooperating in an FBI investigation.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/04/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 5 Recap

The Poker Maximus III Tournament series is just about halfway over now as Monday’s action saw Events 14 through 16 crown winners. This is the final week of events leading up to Sunday’s big finales; try to get in on a piece of the action sometime this week. On Monday we saw our first Stud tournament be played as the other forms of poker continue to thrive at Carbon.  Join Carbon here today and start making top $$$$.

Event #14: $30,000 Guaranteed NLH turbo – ($200+15 buy-in)

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/04/2012

UK Putting Restraints on Internet Gambling Firms

The United Kingdom, long a hotbed for Internet gambling firms, has drafted a gambling bill that would tighten current regulation.

The bill would require overseas operators to inform the Government about suspicious betting patterns. 

A 2005 bill enabled companies operating in Gibraltar and the Isle of Man to obtain a gambling license from the UK as well as advertise there.  

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/04/2012

Wynn, Sands Fears as China Begins Crackdown on Macau

Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands witnessed a decline in early trading Tuesday as China continues its crackdown on the gambling Mecca of Macau.


In recent months, Chinese authorities have conducted a series of raids aimed at curbing money laundering in the former Portuguese colony.

From Rueters:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/04/2012

Poker Tournament News: 2012 WPT Prague, WSOP Circuit Harrah’s AC and More has your latest poker tournament news with the 2012 WPT Prague Day 1a now in the books.

115 players put up €3,300 for the first of three entry days. 

Pasi Heinanen led the pack.  Heinanen has 22 lifetime cashes and has won close to a half million dollars in live tournaments to date.  His biggest win was a 2nd place finish in 2007 at the Helsinki Freezout where he took home $121,888. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/04/2012

PokerStars New Reward Level Announced

The world’s largest real money online poker room, PokerStars, has announced a new reward level for 2013.  Unfortunately players in the USA will be unable to take advantage of this reward program as PokerStars does not accept customers from the States (for those looking to play on an American-friendly online poker room go here)

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/03/2012

3D Online Slots: Gold Raider Now Available at Camasino (Video)

With introducing its real money Web casino last month, a suite of new online slots games were also released including Gold Raider slots

What are Gold Raider online slots?

Gold Raider is a non-progressive 5 reel, 20-payline, Sheriff-gaming-casinos 3D Slot with a theme similar to that of the “Indiana Jones” and “Tomb Raider” adventure films with a rain forest army chasing after our hero.   The maximum jackpot win is $40,000. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/03/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 4 Recap

In the first full Sunday of two 10 day Poker Maximus III event, four great tournaments went off, including the first HORSE event of Poker Maximus III. The other three tournaments were all No Limit Hold’em, but with Event #11 having $125K guaranteed and a $500 buy-in, we saw our first huge score of the series.  Join Carbon Poker here to take part in Poker Maximus III and have your show at a piece of the $125k!!!

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/03/2012

Sportsbook Live Traders Needed for Immediate Hire

An online sportsbook with explosive growth is looking to hire between 7-10 more live remote traders immediately. 

These positions are ideal for individual with linesmaking experience.

Here is the ad: 

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/03/2012

Casino Kingpin Sheldon Adelson Spent $150 Million on US Presidential Election

One of the GOP’s biggest donors, Sheldon Adelson, reportedly spent $150 million in an effort to try and get Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney elected, it was revealed on Monday.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/03/2012

Black Chip Poker Now on Winning Poker Network

The migration from Merge Gaming to the Winning Poker Network is now complete for Black Chip Poker

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/03/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 3 Recap

The first Saturday of Poker Maximus III saw quite a bit of action as three different Hold’em tournaments were the story of the day. Poker Maximus III saw its first Limit Hold’em event in Event #8 and 89 players decided to try their hand at it. We also had our first big NL Hold’em event with a $200+15 buy-in tournament that zackbaker was lucky enough to take down.  Join Carbon Poker here to take part in Poker Maximus III

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/02/2012

Top Bet Checks Bouncing Following Loss of Payment Processor

Concerned sports bettors have taken to the message boards complaining of checks issued by online sportsbook Top Bet bouncing (insufficient funds). 

The culprit is a loss of their payment processor, which has also prevented most new depositors from coming on board as well. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/02/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of Poker Maximus III saw three more great events take place as the tournament series really starts to gather momentum.  Join Carbon Poker here to take part in Poker Maximus III.

Event #4: $7,500 Guaranteed PLO8 – ($30+3 buy-in)

429 players entered the first Omaha tournament of Poker Maximus III and with all those participants the final prize pool increased to just under $13,000.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/02/2012

Montreal Poker Hits The Big Time, WPT Event Breaks Record

Last week’s WPT Montreal demonstrated that there is definitely a demand for big time poker events in Canada, home to  

ESPN’s Andrew Feldman noted that there wasn’t a whole lot of optimism heading into the 2012 WPT Montreal, mainly because a number of other major poker events had flopped throughout the country even after Canadian Jonathan Duhamel won the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event. 

The 2012 WPT Montreal was anything but a flop!

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/02/2012

WSOP Circuit 2012 Harrah’s Atlantic City Event 2 Will Pay Top 90 Finishers

The WSOP Circuit 2012 Harrah’s Atlantic City Event 2 is down to the final 90 and each player is now guaranteed $589.

This event was scheduled to play to a winner Sunday night and will award $50,000 to first.

Caufman Talley, who already has two WSOP Circuit rings, had the second largest number of chips behind Charles Moore as of early Sunday evening.

Yossi Azulay, who has 15 cashes in live tournaments to date, was among the top 10 chip leaders.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/02/2012

WSOP Circuit 2013 Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Giveaways at Camasino

All Year around, Camasino / Snake's Poker Club will be hosting a League where five lucky poker players can win a package to play in the WSOP* Circuit at Caesar's Palace during the month of February.  Camasino Poker Club is located outside of Montreal, but if you can’t make it there, visit them online and play via your webcam at  Now offering a new real money suite of casino games.  LIGUE WSOP Circuit Las Vegas au

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/01/2012

WSOP Circuit 2012 – Harrah’s Atlantic City (Updates)

The WSOP Circuit Harrah's Atlantic City 2012 Event #2A kicked off Friday with 326 registrants.  Another 400 players entered in Day 1B of this event, thus creating a hefty prizepool and top ROI for the champion of this $365 event.  Players eliminated during the first day of play were permitted to re-enter in Day 1B.  Late registration remains open through five levels, or roughly until 2:45 p.m.

The two starting fields combine Sunday to play to a winner.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/01/2012

Breaking News

Nevada Gambling Revenue Down 2 Percent in April

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year, in part due to a quirk in how the state counts slot revenue.

PaySafe Shareholder Revolt Over Executive Pay Surfaces

Shareholders at alternative online payment provider, Paysafe Group Plc, have revolted against the company’s current executive payment structure.

Root on ‘Bill Maher’: Illegal Mexicans are ‘Pouring Over the Border’

Vegas sports handicapper and one time Libertarian Vice Presidential running mate Wayne Allyn Root got into a testy debate with fellow guests of the HBO show live broadcast of “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night.  The show’s host, Maher himself, didn’t let Root off easy either.