Gambling News

iMEGA responds to Kentucky Governor’s Appeal

Lawyers representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky filed a notice to appeal in the matter of iMEGA v. Judge Thomas D. Wingate.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/22/2009

Jon Kyl for President in 2012?

Arizona Republican Senator and former US Presidential candidate, John McCain, disclosed on Larry King Live Thursday night that he believed his colleague and "friend", fellow Arizona Senat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2009

Online Gambling Nemesis Jon Kyl Won’t Support Timothy Geithner

Some call him "Enemy Number One" to the online gambling sector.  In fact, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl probably considers that a compliment.  Kyl, who helped push through legislat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2009

PartyGaming Loses It’s Managing Director

In a blow to the struggling online poker firm, PartyGaming Managing Director, John O'Malia, has quit the job after only 8 months in the position.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2009

J. Todd Calls CAP CardSpike Relationship a “Shell Game”

In the latest APWA video report, J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2009

PokerStars Pulls Its Players From Poker After Dark: Full Tilt Rift?

Poker Stars is no longer allowing its players to participate on Poker After Dark, the NBC program that featured a one time child predator among its professional pl

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2009

Kentucky Governor Files Appeal re: Online Gambling Decision

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear and his legal counsel have filed an appeal with the state court after losing a case Tuesday to seize 141 online gambling domain names.

In a 2-to-1 majority opinion, The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled for the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) in its suit against Judge Thomas D. Wingate (No. 2008-CA-002000-OA), by blocking the seizure orders issued by the Franklin (KY) circuit court judge for the domain names, all related to Internet gambling (Commonwealth of Kentucky, Franklin Circuit Court, Division II, 08-CI-1409).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2009

Eric Holder Nomination Held Up Another Week

It was somewhat unexpected but the nomination for Attorney General, Eric Holder, will be put on hold for at least another week has learned.

Senate Republicans forced the Judiciary Committee to delay a vote on Eric Holder due to lingering doubts over Holder's role in the 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich.  There was an apparent confrontation between Holder and a Republican Senator.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2009

Supreme Court Decision on Internet Content Important to Web Gambling

The government lost its final attempt Wednesday to revive a federal law intended to protect children from sexual material and other objectionable content on the Internet.  This decision may play a

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2009

Online Gambling Still Thriving in Recession

The Isle of Man, an important online gambling center, reports that the industry is its fastest growing during these hard economic times.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/21/2009

Tropicana, Trump in Trouble

If there was any doubt the recession was hurting casinos, Tuesday's news should put those questions to rest.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/21/2009

Pennsylvania Judge Rules Poker a Game of Skill

The online poker community has long argued that poker is a game of skill and now a state judge has agreed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/20/2009

UIGEA Officially Takes Effect

If you are a customer of PokerStars, you may have noticed that you are not quite as able to deposit as easily to the site, especially if your preferred method was using their direct bank transfer m

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2009

Amsterdam Casino Affiliate Convention to be Held March 30-31

The seventh annual Casino Affiliate Convention will take place in Amsterdam on March 30-31 at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2009

CardSpike Poker Room Tries to Make Good Finally

Following two month payment delays to customers and affiliate partners and much controversy related to the possible ownership of online poker room,, that company's management on Tuesd

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/20/2009

iMEGA Deserves Tons of Credit for Successful Kentucky Outcome

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association - otherwise known as - provided the online gambling industry with its biggest win to date

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/20/2009

Internet Domain Seizures Blocked by Kentucky Appeals Court

Court rules on behalf of online trade association against forfeiture action of 141 Internet domain names sought by Gov.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2009

Breaking News: Kentucky Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Online Gambling

The online gambling industry has won a Kentucky Court of Appeals decision.   That court has ruled that the commonwealth cannot seize over 140 domain names of Internet gambling firms.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/20/2009

Professional Poker Players Make Better Lovers

A recent study shows that multi-millionaires make better lovers...and that includes all those new (and some old) professional poker players.  It seems that every week there is a new millionaire in

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jan/20/2009

No Luck With Gambling Stocks

It's the Las Vegas gambling stocks that are the real losers these days, not the actual gamblers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/20/2009

China’s Biggest Online Gambling Case on Trial

Twenty suspects in arguably the country's biggest online gambling case, involving 6.6 billion yuan ($966 million), stood trial in Shanghai yesterday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2009

Pham, Tran and Phan Top Ranked Poker Players So Far

It's sort of like a Three Musketeers act, but the Vietnamese version.  With only 20 days into the new year, David "Dragon" Pham, J.C.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/20/2009

Eric Holder Likely to be Nominated as Attorney General

Concerns of Eric Holder becoming the next Attorney General have gripped the online gambling sector over this past weekend following Holder's affirmation that he will continue to enforce prohibition

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/19/2009

Pamela Anderson Down Under to Compete in Aussie Millions

She ran her own online poker room for about a month before legislation passed that placed operating such rooms in a sort of "grey area"....dark grey area perhaps.  Pamela Anderson a Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/19/2009

Las Vegas Has Further to Fall in Struggling Economy

A report in the Economist this past week suggests that the gambling mecca of Las Vegas may experience further decline due with a recession now in full swing.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/19/2009

Attorney General Nominee Eric Holder NFL Past Comes Into Spotlight

ESPN filed a report this weekend that Attorney General nominee, Eric Holder, could come under fire due to his NFL past.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/18/2009

BetFred Sold: Done Brothers Done With Online Gambling

Fred and Peter Done are done with online gambling it seems as they have sold their online gambling operation, BetFred, netting some £27.2m from the sale.

The Internet gaming division Betfred NV, registered in the Netherlands Antilles, had been underperforming for a number of years after a belated entry to the market, and the company said the disposal made "commercial sense", reports James Chapelard of Crane's Business (Manchester Division).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2009

Super Bowl Reporter Carrie Stroup: A Day in The Life Of…

Carrie Stroup:  When it comes to the world of Super Bowl betting and odds related to the big game and those that led up to it, nobody compares.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/18/2009

WPT Southern Poker Championship Includes Swimsuit Model

An upcoming Sports Illustrated swimsuit model remains in contention at the World Poker Tour Southern Poker Championship.  Vanessa Rousso may be short stacked, but she was still alive after Day 2 o

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/17/2009

Is Poker a Sport?

One of the most popular events shown on ESPN is poker.  ESPN being a cable sports network, it is easy to see why many people would consider poker a sport.  Doyle Brunson of Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/16/2009

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House Approves Changes to Casino Gambling Compact in Connecticut

House Approves Changes to Casino Gambling Compact in Connecticut

The House of Representatives has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut’s first casino on nontribal land.

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Phil Ivey, Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ullioit Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame

Phil Ivey, Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ullioit Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame

Phil Ivey, one of the greats in the world of poker, and the late Dave “Devilfish” Ullioit have been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame over the weekend.