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Chino Rheem Wins Another Million at Poker Classic

It's been a great year for poker player David "Chino" Rheem.  Having finished 7th at this year's World Series of Poker and cashing out with $1.8 million, the 28-year old poker

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2008

Record Number of Bets Taken on UK White Christmas

The bookies should make out rather well this coming Christmas Day as a record number of bets were taken on whether there would be a white Christmas.

Don't count on it now.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/19/2008

Why an Online Card Room Folds

Internet poker room Zosoz (www.zosoz.com), which went out of business this week just two months after going online, most likely had cash flow problems that caused it to fold.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/19/2008

Leyden, Fleischaker Lauded for Kentucky Gambling Fight

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association has taken center stage in the fight to ensure online poker and sports betting become one's legal right.  Juggling a federal and state a

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/19/2008

Former Socceroos Captains Sanctioned for Game Bets

(Bloomberg) -- Former Socceroos captains Craig Moore and Kevin Muscat were among three A-League players sanctioned by Football Federation Australia for betting on games.

Queensland Roar skipper Moore and Melbourne Victory captain Muscat, who both had playing stints in Europe, were fined A$3,000 ($2,050) and a further A$2,000 suspended for betting on matches not involving their teams, the federation said.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/19/2008

Judge Jed Rackoff Presiding Over A. Dikshit Plea

We now know the name of the judge presiding over PartyGaming co-owner Anurag Dikshit's settlement with the US Government.  It's the honorable Judge Jed Rackoff.  For the 95 percent of Gambling911

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/18/2008

Annie Duke Stands By UltimateBet Poker In Wake of Scandal

Despite numerous rumors to the contrary, poker pro Annie Duke revealed to Gambling911.com's own Jenny Woo this week that she is willing to continue to put her name behind Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/18/2008

Gambling911's Jenny Woo Voted Sexiest By GPWA and Hee Haw

GPWA Times Magazine has awarded our very own Jenny Woo an award for "Sexiest in the Online Gambling Industry".  She just barely nudged out Gambling911.com reporters Carrie Stroup and Spa

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/18/2008

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at Odds With Attn. General Over Seminoles

Florida Governor Charlie Crist was working feverishly this week to have lawmakers approve an invalidated gambling deal with the Seminoles but Attorney General Bill McCollum says "Not so fast&q

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/18/2008

Billion Dollar Wakeup Call For Las Vegas

Glenn Haussman of Hotel Interactive spells it out:

"For the first time ever, the casino gaming industry is discovering they're subject to the same immutable laws as the rest of the hotel business. In what was widely proclaimed to be a recession-proof industry, casino gaming executives are suffering through a wake-up call of billion dollar proportions."

The numbers are staggering.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2008

Another Online Poker Room Bites The Dust

Online poker room Zosoz (www.zosoz.com) has abruptly shut down, just two months after it opened.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/18/2008

Tel Aviv Online Gambling Firms Thrive During Economic Woes

Casino Affiliate Convention organizer, Marc Lesnick, says the Tel Aviv online gambling scene is thriving despite a troubled economy.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/18/2008

Rare Snowstorm Cripples Las Vegas

3.6 inches of snow.  May not seem like a whole lot to those diehards living in Buffalo or Cleveland where this amount is considered a mere dusting.  But in Las Vegas 3.6 inches of snow has proven

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2008

Blagojevich Once Worked as a Bookie Claims Informant

Did disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich really work as a bookie?  That's what one informant is telling authorities.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke: Jon Kyl Could Have Become Attorney General

In Part Two of Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo's sit down interview with Annie Duke, the poker pro reveals why she feels it was so important for the industry to elect Barack Obama in

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

PartyGaming Founder Denies Owning Suitcase Scandal Jet

Representatives speaking on behalf of PartyGaming co-founder, Ruth Parasol, have flatly denied that Great Britain's 79th richest woman had any ownership in a plane used to transport US$8

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Grand Prive Casinos – Bella Vegas Cannot Escape Bad PR

The Grand Prive Online Casino group, which consists of its flagship brand, Bella Vegas, recently cut off their advertising affiliates in a move that has stunned industry diehards.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke Talks Darfur With Jenny Woo

Annie Duke sat down with Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, to talk about how intertwining poker and charities can be a great thing.  

The amount of money that Annie and many others in the poker community have raised is outstanding and they're not close to being done.  I've never met someone who is more passionate and dedicated about so many great causes.  She did however express to me that she would be getting back out there and "start being a poker player again."   Watch out poker world!  That's all I've got to say.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

Poker Portal Owners On US Government List?

On a recent trip back from Brussels I found myself being ushered into that dreaded "US customs interrogation room".  It goes something like this:  You hand your customs form over to a p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Somach: The Poker Players Alliance Is A Toothless Tiger

Writing in his column that appears at PokerHelper.com, San Francisco Chronicle writer and frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website, Thomas Somac

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Clonie Gowen Doesn’t Need Full Tilt Poker

The poker pro and purported part-owner in the world's second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker, is winning big....but it ain't at Full Tilt.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/16/2008

Anurag Dikshit Settlement to Open Up Can of Worms

The news that billionaire co-founder of online poker firm PartyGaming, Anurag Dikshit, has settled with the US Government for $300 million was bound to send shockwaves throughout the sector when th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

PartyGaming’s Anurag Dikshit to Settle With US Gov for $300 Mil

The billionaire co-founder of PartyGaming, Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Jamie Burnett Denies Wrongdoing in Gambling Scandal

(Press Association) Jamie Burnett has denied any wrongdoing after being placed at the centre of a betting scandal at the UK Championship in Telford on Monday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, bookmakers suspended activity on Burnett's first-round match against Stephen Maguire after a flurry of bets were placed on a 9-3 scoreline in the latter's favour. That proved the final score after Burnett missed a black in the 12th frame which would have pulled it back to 8-4.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2008

Iron Maiden Plays Costa Rica March 3

The offshore sportsbook, casino and online poker sector will have something to celebrate come March 3 as Iron Maiden arrives in Costa Rica for what is being billed as a "monster concert".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

No Way Norway: Country Bans Online Gambling

The European Union in Brussels this week strongly condemned Norway's decision to make online gambling illegal in that Scandinavian nation.

The Norwegian parliament last week passed a proposal to ban financial transactions between Norweigan residents and online poker and Internet gambling sites, just as the US had done in October 2006.  And like in the United States, Norway's Financial Services Association and its banking sector insists they are ill equipped to monitor such transactions. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2008

Absolute Poker: Life After Cheating Scandal

In an interview with the Card Player Magazine, Absolute Poker COO Paul Liggett acknowledged he had his work cut out for him after assuming a job with the co

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Grand Prive Bella Casino Group Allowed Underage Gamblers

Following J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Breaking News

Bet on Next to Go in Trump Administration: Gorka, Pense Among Favorites

Bet on Next to Go in Trump Administration: Gorka, Pense Favorites

Oddsmakers are now licking their chops to offer odds on who will be next to go in the Trump administration.....but can't seem to keep up

Deputy Gets 15 Months for Extortion in Illegal Gambling Case

A former sheriff’s deputy in West Texas must serve 15 months in prison for extorting money from illegal gambling operations and tipping the businesses off to investigations.

Doyle Brunson ‘Always Thought of Robert E. Lee as My Hero’

Doyle Brunson ‘Always Thought of Robert E. Lee as My Hero’

The controversy over whether Confederate statues should be toppled may be spilling over into the poker community.