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Paddy Power Falls; Forecast Cut on Smaller Web Bets

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

GOP Meanies Ensure Online Gambling Back on Platform

The GOP takest away than they giveth right back, in the form of an amendment prohibiting online gambling as a key platform issue.  Go figure!

Yesterday, Gambling911.com reported on how the powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as part of an effort to appeal to the broadest possible constituency.

That lasted all but 8 hours. By nightfall an amendment had ensured the prohibition was back on the GOP platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Joe Brennan, Jr. of iMEGA is a Total Mensch

GypsyBandito says that Joe Brennan, Jr., the outspoken founder of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, Submitted by Payton on, Aug/27/2008

PartyGaming Half Yearly Results Scoured on Friday

PartyGaming's half-yearly results will be scoured on Friday for comment regarding retrospective legal action by the US Department of Justice in relation to prohibitions on internet gaming introduce

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Revenge on Gambler Results in Blast Deaths of 19 People

THE deaths of 19 people in an explosion in Wenzhou City, in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on May 17, was partly due to the flourishing local gambling industry, according to prosecutors probing

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Bodog CEO Says “Company Doing Fine” But Website Doesn’t Buy Assertion

Alwyn Morris, the new CEO of BodogLife.com (or simply Bodog), insisted that his company is doing fine on Tuesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Online Gambling Prohibition Dropped from GOP Platform...for 8 Hours

The powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful Tuesday in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as pa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

Online Sports Books for Canadians - Online Poker Rooms

What's the latest greatest hottest trend in the world of online gambling? Websites now focused on the Canadian market. Yes Canada! And why not?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

American Airlines Opens Online Gambling Website? Guess Again!

Say it isn't so.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/25/2008

Internet Safety Awareness Day at Shea Stadium Coming Soon

The New York Mets along with Time Warner/Road Runner and the Project Safe Childhood Task Force in the Eastern District of New York, are hosting an Internet Safety Awareness Day at Shea Stadium on S

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/25/2008

Why HR 6663 is a Joke, Won’t Pass, and The Poker Community Needs to Wake Up

For anyone in the poker community who believes that HR 6663 - a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Pete Sessions - is good for the online gambling industry, it's worth noting one of the main

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/25/2008

Bodog Fears Mount as Payment Processing Issues Worse Than First Thought

BodogLife.com (formerly Bodog.com), the beleaguered online gambling and poker website, has been having payment processing woes that go beyond what unfortunately has become routine in the industry f

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/24/2008

Bodog Troubles Loom for Online Gambling, Poker Affiliates

With talks all week that Bodog (www.bodoglife.com) has cut its staff and may possibly be leaving the US market, online gambling affi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Internet Gambling Scam Murder Hunt Continues With Little Clues

The much publicized brutal torture murders of two Chinese grad students England has touched off a major investigation spanning all the way back to China.

Xi Zhou and her boyfriend Zhen Xing Yang, both 25, suffered horrific head injuries in their flat in Newcastle's West End earlier this month. Both are alleged to have bee part of a racket that relied on the results of live Premier League football games being shown a couple of minutes later in China to beat the bookmakers.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/22/2008

Gambling911.com Retains Law Firm to Take on Absolute Poker

In anticipation of a legal threat from Absolute Poker, Gambling911.com has retained the legal services of a powerful Washington, DC firm, one that represents publishers and freelance writers before

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Bodog Lays Off Hundreds of Employees: Claims Not to be Leaving US

BodogLife.com, under intense scrutiny by the US Government, has laid off hundreds of its employees this week, leading to speculation that the online gambling firm will be leaving the US market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Brennan Jr.: We Have Money Coming in From Many Sportsbooks

IMEGA.org founder, Joe Brennan, Jr., adamantly denied on Friday that other Costa Rican sports books have not helped to fund their efforts to challenge the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act i

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/22/2008

MacBook® Computers Offered in Bodog Casino

Starting today and running until Oct. 1, Bodog Casino will be awarding 10 lucky Blackjack players a $100 bonus each week for a total of $1,000 in weekly bonuses.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/21/2008

Sportsbook.com Still Recovering Following Industry Processor Loss

One of the online gambling industry's most successful sports betting enterprises, Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/21/2008

Absolute Poker Threatens Legal Action Against Gambling911.com

Gambling911.com, whose founder Christopher Costigan won a landmark case against an online gambling establishment in 2002, disclosed on Wednesday that his website has been threatened with legal acti

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/21/2008

Costa Rica Sportsbooks Not Helping to Fund iMEGA Efforts

In a disappointing revelation, Gambling911.com has learned that iMEGA (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association) in its legal challenge against the United States and the Unlawfu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

DoylesRoom Unleashes World Class Casino & Record-Breaking Jackpots

Players who crave exhilarating casino action no longer need to contact their travel agents for sizzling weekend escapes to Las Vegas, Monaco, or Atlantic City.  With the arrival of the hottest onl

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/20/2008

Being a Brad Pitt Lookalike is Sometimes Hard...In More Ways Than One

If you are going to have a roommate, it doesn't matter how good looking you are, never ever shack up with someone who looks like Brad Pitt.

This is advise relayed to Gambling911.com by a one time online gambling guru who soon discovered he had an enormous superiority complex once moving in with fellow Nine.com employee, Chris, affectionately known in the industry as "Brad Pitt".

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/20/2008

Gambling Nurse Ignores Woman in Labor Ad Banned By Brits

The Advertising Standards Authority banned an advertisement put out by Wink Bingo Wednesday on the grounds that it encouraged gambling while at work.

Spacebar Media produced the ad that features a scantily clad nurse celebrating her big bingo win next to a trolley holding surgical equipment and a laptop, which read ‘Wink Bingo Winner' while a woman was presumably giving birth and being ignored by the nurse.

The ad's catch line read: "Find the appropriate moment..."

The ad itself was deemed "inappropriate" and promptly yanked.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2008

Poker Cheater Found: Just Bought Yacht, Brand New SUV, Mansion

AJ Green (also known as Allan Grimard) has been located in Costa Rica. You might recall that Grimard was implicated in the notorious "Absolute Poker In-House Cheating Scandal".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

Boss Media Assets to be Frozen: Loses Litigation Matter

One of online gambling's most established software providers, Boss Media, has had its assets seized in Malta.

PokerTrillion have been successful in its application to enforce the seizure of the servers from their previous network providers, Boss Media. According to a press release from Poker Trillion, Boss Media will not be able to continue commercial activity or appeal as of September 18th.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

BetonSports Founder Could be Close to Settling with US Government

Gary Kaplan, the captured founder of online gambling's once largest sports betting outfit BetonSports, could be settling with US authorities for an untold amount of money according to various sourc

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2008

Bingo Deal Reached in California

SACRAMENTO -- California's gaming tribes and the Catholic Church have struck a compromise on a bill that would allow simulcasts of conventional bingo while outlawing bingo machines almost everywher

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/19/2008

Cash Crash: The Most Unluckiest Online Gambling Affiliate on Earth

Michael "Uncle Fester" Cash, proprietor of the online gambling portal TheSpread.com just can't seem to cut a break. Just last year on route to a Bodog.com the world's most unluckiest online gambling affiliate arrived in Vancouver Canada and was promptly deported back to his home state of Michigan the next day. Seems he had an arrest warrant from several years back for knocking out someone at a Windsor, Ontario casino who....as fait would have it, was a police officer.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/18/2008

John McCain’s 14 Hour Impulsive Casino Craps Play

The Huffington Post on Monday featured an article on US Republican Presidential candidate John McCain and what they allege is an "impulsive&

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/18/2008

Breaking News

Atlantic City 1st Quarter Profits Up 30 Percent

Atlantic City 1st Quarter Profits Up 30 Percent

After months of good news from Atlantic City's recently struggling casinos, a top New Jersey gambling regulator made a bold proclamation Monday: Atlantic City's casinos are healthy once again.

Portland Meadows Accused of Operating Illegal Poker Room, Could Lose License

Portland Meadows Accused of Operating Illegal Poker Room, Could Lose License

Several violations of state and local laws governing poker were observed by an undercover Oregon State Police detective who had visited the track April 20.

No Deposit Slots Bonus Offers All The Rage in Cut Throat Online Casino Biz

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The online casino sector is becoming more competitive thanks to advances in technology.