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Online Gambling Sites Won’t Touch Timothy Geithner Exit Bets

The online gambling industry is doing everything possible to avoid any missteps with the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/20/2009

Sport Betting Acquisition Gives Playtech a Strong Hand

By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent

The Financial Times UKPublished: March 20 2009

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/20/2009

Layne Flack: I Enjoy Driving Fast and Will Never Take a Breathalyzer

Arrested for DUI just two weeks ago which prompted poker pro Layne Flack to miss his appearance on NBC's National Head's Up Poker Championship, he's now playing in the World Poker Tour Bay 101.  T

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Betfair Banned: CEO Outraged

Following leakage of an Australian "Ban List", Betfair CEO Andrew Twaits expressed outraged with government officials.  Twaits was unaware that his company's website had been blacklisted

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/19/2009

Mixed Bag For March Madness Bettors

There were mixed results for sports bettors at the start of the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, but the gambling public in general was dealt a serious blow by one of the day's most bet on te

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Mar/19/2009

Australia Banning Online Poker Sites

In a leaked report obtained by the website WikiLeaks.com, it was revealed that Australia's list of 2395 "banned website" stretched well beyond the realm of child pornography and "how

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/19/2009

Jenny Woo Versus President Obama’s Final Four Picks Challenge

It's Jenny Woo versus President Barack Obama in the Final Four.  Whose Final Four picks will reign supreme?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Could Full Tilt Poker Buy a Vegas Casino?

Much of the talk over the past few years has related to a Las Vegas casino property such as MGM or Harrah's purchasing an already established online poker firm the likes of Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

World Series of Poker Sponsor Harrah's Cash Flow a Problem

Earlier in the week, Gambling911.com reported on how MGM was in serious financial peril.  Now comes word that World Series of Poker sponsor, Harrah's, may not be able to fund its debt. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/19/2009

March Madness Betting Shatters All Records

The first three days of the 2009 March Madness betting season has  broken all traffic records for Gambling911.com, with each day an improvement in the numbers.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Online Gambling Sector Questions John McCain Basketball Bracket

He tried to outlaw betting on College Basketball, which would ultimately have affected the popularity of NCAA tournament brackets and office pools,  now Arizona Senator and the former GOP candidat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Station Casinos Filing For Bankruptcy

Station Casinos Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/18/2009

Italy Will Not Extradite Wife and Murderer of Adam Anhang

In a shocking new development, Italy has refused to extradite the wife of murdered online gambling executive, Adam Anhang.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Vegas Looks to Compete With Online Gambling Sites: American Idol, Oscars

The state of Nevada has come to the realization that they are missing out on some of the biggest betting events of the year.  While Las Vegas sportsbooks capitalize on the Super Bowl and the curre

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/18/2009

Online Gambling Empire of Gibraltar in Hot Seat Over Bernie Madoff

It's home to some of the biggest online gambling companies in the world, including PartyGaming.  Now Gibraltar is being reviewed for its apparent connection to swindler Bernie Madoff.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/17/2009

Paroled Murderer Kills Again After Blowing Money Gambling

A paroled murderer in Australia killed again, this time a 78-year old woman.   The motive:  He blew his grocery money on the pokies, court documents heard.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/16/2009

Gambling News: Atlantic City Hit Hard By Recession, Sands Exec Quits

Gambling news is not good for Atlantic City.  Once considered "recession proof", this latest bust to the national economy has proven that not to be the case.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2009

Poker Pro Annie Duke Discusses Celebrity Apprentice, Joan Rivers With Woo

Gambling911.com's own Jenny Woo sat down to speak with this season's Celebrity Apprentice star, Annie Duke, regarding her experience with the show and how she really feels about Joan Rivers. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/16/2009

Leaked Documents Reveal Dire Plight of Intralot's Lotto Agents

Hundreds of documents show that between the end of September last and January, 204 of the company's 769 agents - who each paid between $8000 and $10,000 for their licences - lost money each week se

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2009

Early Bird Gets The Worm Where March Madness Is Concerned

The vast numbers of people - a captive audience carried over from the Selection Show some would say - provided ample opportunity for online bookmakers to capitalize Sunday night.  Instead, most of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/16/2009

2009 March Madness Kicks Off With a Bang

The 2009 March Madness betting season officially got underway just after the Selection Sunday show with preliminary traffic numbers suggesting records may once again be broken.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/15/2009

Australia Gambling News: Reports on Playtech, Tabcorp, Bodog

Our man on the scene in Australia reports that business is booming and everyone wants in on the burgeoning online gambling industry.  Even with news that certain politicians are trying to block th

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/15/2009

PartyGaming Returning to the U.S. Market?

News that PartyGaming, the once largest online poker firm, looks to final settle with the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/14/2009

2009 March Madness Will Test Vegas Economy, Online Websites

While online sports betting seems to be up over last year, the Las Vegas economy has been hard hit.  Vegas like many event-oriented cities is counting on the 2009 March Madness to help give a much

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/14/2009

Switzerland and Other Tax Havens Under Intense Scrutiny

(Reuters) - Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg all sought ways on Friday to fend off a global crackdown on tax evasion by making concessions on bank secrecy.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/13/2009

Lou Fabiano Interviewed by Gaming Portal Webmasters Association

Gambling911.com readers know all too well the public feud that has transpired between one time partners in Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) - Lou Fabiano and Warren Jolly.

The folks at the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association recently interviewed both men to get to the bottom of the accusations that have been surfacing  these last several weeks (some of which were lodged by each other)

The following is an interview with Lou Fabiano.
 

When did you form CAP?

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/13/2009

Friday The 13th: Don’t Believe The Hype

Today is Friday The 13th, in case you forgot to mark it down on your calendar.  It's also a day leading into one of the most bet on events of the year, the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournam

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Mar/13/2009

James Packer Scraps Cannery Casino Resorts Crown Casino Deal

Australian billionaire James Packer has a $1.75 billion takeover of Cannery Casino Resorts LLC and sold his Australian cattle ranches to Guy Hands U.K. buyout company, Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd.  Packer's Crown Casino enterprise, Australia's biggest, rose 13.5 percent on the news.  Had the deal gone through, Packer would have obtained three Nevada casinos and a racetrack near Pittsburgh.

The 41 year old Packer's fortune shrank to half this past year according to Forbes Magazine.  Crown lost 56 percent of its value and the Las Vegas casinos are not faring that much better.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/13/2009

How Much Is That Hooker In The Window

We're booked for Amsterdam.  Of course in an effort for Gambling911.com to save money, they stuck Yours Truly on about four connecting flight from Miami to the Netherlands.  Whatever!  Hey, once

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/12/2009

The Tom Durr Dwan Phenomenon

Aside from the fact that poker pro Tom "Durr" Dwan is from Gambling911.com Publisher Chris Costigan's home town of Edison, New Jersey...really - I wouldn't know who he is if I bumped into

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/12/2009

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