Gambling News

European Union to Meet With US Congress Regarding Internet Gambling

Congress and members of the executive branch will be visited by a team of European Union investigators this week, headed by senior E.U. trade official M.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2008

Sportsbooks Get Some Money Back With Cleveland Browns Cover

The Cleveland Browns head into Week 3 with a 0-2 record after being listed as a favorite to win the AFC North over the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the 2008 regular NFL season.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/15/2008

OJ Simpson Trial Promises New Spectacle in Las Vegas

While OJ Simpson's latest trial - related to a Las Vegas hotel armed robbery - is less likely to draw the national attention his first murder trial did in 1995, Sin City will still be taking center

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/14/2008

Third Party Running Mate Wayne Root on Internet Gambling Prohibition

Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo recently sat down with Libertarian Bob Barr's running mate, Wayne Root, and discussed his opinion on the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act and what he would do ab

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/14/2008

Party Gaming a No Show in US Court

While unrelated to their plight in the US since UIEGA, Party Gaming (who owns Party Poker) has taken the extreme measure of refusing to show up for a court battle against a US-based slot machine ma

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/14/2008

Online Bookies Can Now Advertise in Australia

INTERSTATE corporate bookmakers have been given the nod to sponsor NSW sporting teams and advertise according to the Submitted by Guest on, Sep/14/2008

Proposed new FBI rules draw civil liberties worries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

Internet Gambling Firm BWIN Loses Case in Germany

(Reuters) - Internet bookmaker bwin.com has lost a regional court case in the aftermath of Germany's crackdown on online betting, Germany's state lottery said on Thursday, sending bwin shares down

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/12/2008

Barney Frank Introduces New Online Gambling Bill

House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Thursday proposed yet another measure that would look to repeal a law making most forms of online gambling illegal.

The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) requires that financial institutions monitor transactions related to online gambling, however, not all forms of the activity are illegal and the UIGEA is quite ambiguous when it comes to defining what is and what is not legal.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/12/2008

EPT Barcelona Open Poker….And Keep a Tight Grip on Your Handbags

Barcelona is hot for online poker and gaming this month with the EPT Barcelona Open and a series of Internet gaming conferences (The European i-Gaming Congress and Expo and the Casino Affiliate Pro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2008

First President of Poker Players Alliance Joins Age Verification Technology Firm

Michael Bolcerek, the former President of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots advocacy group of over 1M members, has recently joined Aristotle International as its Senior Vice President

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2008

Bodog Continues to Pay Customers, Vendors With Bounced Checks

Be careful when depositing one of those Bodog (BodogLife.com) checks. They could be rubber and bounce like an NBA basketball.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

Absolute Poker Quick to Refund Money to Victims of “Identity Theft”

A North Carolina man filed a complaint that he had been a victim of an email fraud this week involving an online poker room.

The victim told Officer Sowers of the Greeneville police on Tuesday that he had received an e-mail message that supposedly had been sent to him from absolutepoker.com (but actually had not), saying his account had been "deactivated."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2008

Costa Rica Oceans, Beaches Safe Again? Tamarindo Beach Passes Test

Costa Rica - the leading world center for online sports betting and casinos - came under fire recently for its "dangerous" beaches. We're talking about unsafe bacteria levels here folks.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2008

Doyle Brunson’s Heart Is Good… So Is His Stamina

Doyle Brunson's heart is in better condition than our own Jenny Woo's....who celebrates a birthday today... 

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/09/2008

US Justice Department to go After Google Regarding Advertising

The US Justice Department, which has aggressively gone after online gambling establishments over the past two years, has yet another big target in mind....the biggest of all perhaps - Google!

The Wall Street Journal reports that The Justice Department has quietly hired one of the nation's best-known litigators, former Walt Disney Co. vice chairman Sanford Litvack, for a possible antitrust challenge to Google Inc.'s growing power in advertising.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2008

Another British Bookmaker Target of Robbery

An attempted robbery at a Ladbrokes bookmaking shop in Glasgow, Scotland, is just the latest in a spate of robberies at various bookmakers throughout the United Kingdom.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/08/2008

Ike Means Spike in Online Poker All This Week

South Florida managed to dodge a bullet with Hurricane Ike but they are not completely out of the woods. Most of Tuesday was forecast to be windy, rainy and not a day to be venturing outside.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/08/2008

bwin Takes Massive Hit Following Licensing Snafu

Austrian Internet bookmaker bwin Interactive Entertainment (BWIN.VI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said it took a 2.25 million euro ($3.22 million) hit after a project to obtain a sports be

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2008

Online Gambling Addiction Hurting Women

The Independent on Monday features a lurid tale of how women of Ireland are being drawn into the dark netherworld of online gambling.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/08/2008

Michael Phelps Will Help Propel Doyles Room Online Poker to New Levels

With news Sunday that 14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps could be joining the Doyles Room team of celebrity players, the online poker is abuzz with the prospects of notoriety that comes w

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/07/2008

Second Indictment Against BetonSports, Founder, CEO

The US Government issued a second superseding indictment against BetonSports founder Gary Kaplan on Thursday.

The founder of BetonSports.com, Kaplan, now 49, was charged in July of 2006 with 20 felony violations of federal laws including: the Wire Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Conspiracy, interstate transportation of gambling paraphernalia, interference with the administration of Internal Revenue laws and tax evasion.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joins iMEGA.org

Stephen A.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/05/2008

PartyGaming Latest to Cut Jobs in Online Gambling Sector

PartyGaming, once the largest online poker firm, has announced it will be laying off more than 100 employees in its Gibraltar office.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

John McCain Still Just Shy of 40 Percent Chance to Win Says Prediction Market

By most accounts, the Republican Senator out of Arizona, John McCain, delivered an inspiring speech at Thursday night's closing of the Republican Convention in Minneapolis.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2008

Bookies Get Clobbered by New York Giants Win

The New York Giants won the first game of the 2008 NFL season and the online bookmakers lost. More than 85 percent of the betting action had been on the early Giants line and 72 percent or more on the closing line of -4 ½ at gambling websites like Super Book.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/04/2008

PartyGaming Indian Co-Founder Appears on Forbes 15 Asian Billionaire List

Anurag Dikshit, with net worth of $1.6 billion, spearheaded the development of technology that helped in the launch of the online poker boom.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/04/2008

Jack Abramoff Awaits Sentencing Wednesday

Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff awaited sentencing on Thursday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/04/2008

Online Poker in California Won’t Happen This Year

Next year maybe - that's when online poker could become legal in the state of California.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/04/2008

Breaking News

New Casino Opening Causes Mayhem, Mass Traffic Jams

New Casino Opening Causes Mayhem, Mass Traffic Jams

Lack of parking spaces resulted in logjam that nearly crippled two cities Monday morning

How PPH Online Betting Software Helped A Bookie Achieve His Dream

How PPH Online Betting Software Helped A Bookie Achieve His Dream

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Pay Per Head Bookie Outsourcing in Cleveland

Pay Per Head Bookie Outsourcing in Cleveland

It is easy to find a Pay Per Head bookie outsourcing company willing to support the Cleveland area bookie.