Gambling News

Game of Skill Good for Poker, Bad for Football

They want lawmakers to know that poker is a "game of skill".  Poker players are now getting away from the whole gambling label in an effort to build momentum around the concept that poke

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/25/2009

Unemployment Rate: You Can Bet On It

The unemployment rate throughout the world is skyrocketing.  And while online gambling websites based out of the United Kingdom have long been offering unemployment betting, Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/25/2009

Opposition to Sports Betting in Delaware About Money, Not Ethics

What a shocker, a columnist for the Prescott Daily Courier is calling out those who oppose legalized sports betting in Delaware, suggesting its all about money and nothing to do with ethics as thes

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/23/2009

Harrah’s to Enter European Online Gambling Market

As first reported on the website Friday afternoon, Harrah's will be expanding its presence in the European market as it launches an aggressive campaign to move online and compete wi

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/22/2009

Harrah’s Forms Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment to go Online

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (Harrah's) announced today that it has established a new subsidiary, Harrah's Interactive Entertainment, Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, May/22/2009

Oklahoma Next Battleground State for Online Gambling

Mark Schlachtenhaufen of the Edmond Sun warns that Oklahoma may be gearing up to stop online gambling in that state, following similar attempts by Kentucky and Minnesota.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/22/2009

No Twitter at the World Series of Poker Tables

The World Series of Poker has enacted new stricter "sportsmanship" rules whereby players will not be able to verbally abuse an opponent.  Last year, as an example, Phil Hellmuth called h

Submitted by Ace King on, May/22/2009

Texas Proves Poker is Far from Accepted in US

Although some steps have been made as of late towards the legalization of online poker and online gambling in general, yesterday, the Texas Legislature remind

Submitted by Guest on, May/21/2009

Court Weighs in on Delaware Sports Betting Legislation


Submitted by Guest on, May/21/2009

American Idol Finale Helps Bring Record Traffic

So far the month of May has been a banner period for the website, which kicked off with its biggest day since coming online in September 2000.  The Kentucky Derby resulted in just

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/21/2009

Kentucky Governor Wants Expanded Casino Gambling at Tracks

Officials from Churchill, Keeneland, Turfway Park and three smaller Kentucky tracks joined forces Wednesday in an effort to get state lawmakers support for approving expanded gambling. 

"For a $4 billion industry and 100,000 jobs on the line, the Kentucky legislature has got to step up and find a way to make this work for us and give us a chance to be competitive," Ellis Park owner Ron Geary said.  

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/21/2009

Atlantic City Profits Way Down: Sports Betting a Must

It's more bad news for Atlantic City as the East Coast casino empire witnessed gross operating profits decline by more than 38 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/21/2009

Judge Might Dismiss Case Regarding Donald Trump’s Net Worth

CAMDEN, N.J. (Associated Press) - Donald Trump is known for putting a positive spin even on news that doesn't seem positive. But there is one way to get him down: Call him a millionaire.

Trump, who says he's a billionaire, is suing the author of a book in which three unnamed sources said Trump's net worth is between $150 million and $250 million. The Donald claims it was malicious, and it hurt his business.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2009

Tax, Don’t Limit Internet Gambling

In a piece for, Kay Bell explores the opportunities for taxing Internet gambling as opposed to prohibiting it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/20/2009

The Bellagio, MGM Grand to be Developed in Dubai

The Middle Eastern nation of Dubai will get its own Bellagio and MGM Grand Hotels, two iconic staples of Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/20/2009

Delaware Governor Speaks About Sports Betting

Delaware Governor Jack Markell spoke on a Sports Illustrated web telecast Tuesday regarding his decision to support legalized sports betting in his state.

Delaware becomes the only state east of the Mississippi River to allow betting on sports after the governor signed the legislation with Markell signing the bill into law this past Thursday. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2009

Australia High Roller Sues Casino

MELBOURNE (AFP) - A compulsive Australian gambler banned from Sydney's casino blew more than two million dollars (1.5 million US) on the card tables in a neighbouring state in just 43 minutes, a co

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2009

Cereus Poker Network Holds Off Microgaming

Holding pat in the number 7 position of top online poker networks, Cereus and its Absolute/UltimateBet brands ( - Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2009

Obama Refuses to Meet With Nevada Governor

President Barack Obama has refused to meet with Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and other key business leaders in the state according to news reports.

Governor Gibbons requested the meeting in a letter to President Obama so the President could address statements he made that were critical to Nevada and have caused economic damage to convention business and tourism business, according to Action News 13 out of Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/18/2009 Most Wanted for Week Ending May 18, 2009

Who or what company made the headlines this past week on the pages of as it relates to the gambling industry?  Find out as we break down the most popular industry-related stories.<

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

Doyle Brunson Dog Mangled Gas Station Attendant

Poker pro Doyle Brunson's toy poodle was involved in a vicious attack over the weekend.  The victim:  A 20-something gas station attendant who reached in to play with the incensed beast.

Submitted by Payton on, May/18/2009

Russ Hamilton Coming to the World Series of Poker

Russ Hamilton is reportedly going to take part in the 2009 World Series of Poker event called "Table of Champions".   Hamilton is one of two controversial players scheduled to take part

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

New Jersey Governor John Corzine Could Jump on Sports Betting Wagon

As reported last week, New Jersey Governor John Corzine appears to be more "over the fence" than "on the fence" when it comes to legalized online sports betting

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

2009 Preakness Stakes Betting, Traffic Up

Despite lower attendance at Pimlico Race Course, betting on the 2009 Preakness Stakes was way up.

More than $59 million was bet, compared with $45 million last year, John B. Franzone, head of the Maryland Racing Commission, stated.  Attendance was cut by 30 percent compared to last year, down to 77,850.  Much of this was attributed to a ban on spectators bringing their own beverages.

State racing officials deemed the race a financial success for the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

New Jersey vs. Delaware in Race for Sports Betting

Neighboring states New Jersey and Delaware are racing to legalize sports betting with New Jersey focusing more on the Web element, enhanced through its teaming up with the powerful trade organizati

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/15/2009

Bingo Australia May Confiscate Your Winnings

Play with Bingo Australia and you might not get paid, at least that's the warning being issued by some online casino players.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/14/2009

Paddy Power Moves Into Australian Market

Paddy Power has begun its expansion into the Australian gaming market with its acquisition of a major stake in one of Australia's largest corporate bookmakers.

The company invested €27.2 million in a 51 per cent stake in Sportsbet as part of development strategy to expand into international markets. 

The acquisition, if approved by regulatory authorities, will be completed at the beginning of July. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/14/2009

Crown Casino Expansion Will Be Massive

Thanks to the Victorian Government allowing Crown Casino to grow in exchange for an estimated $60 million in extra tax revenue over four years came on the day of the Federal Budget

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/13/2009

Breaking News

Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

An anti-Mafia investigation in Palermo uncovered “advanced plans” by Mafia clans to relocate their underground activities through online gaming companies in Malta, the Times of Malta is informed.

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Once a big supporter of US President Donald Trump, poker legend Doyle Brunson has made it clear he’s not exactly thrilled with Trump since he’s been in office.  This sentiment was relayed in a tweet Thursday, making reference to this past Tuesday’s Alabama Senate race.

Caesars Bans Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

Caesars Bans Poker Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

A player suing Caesars Casino for allegedly banning him had previously worked for the now-defunct Legendz Sports, a company the US Government forced to close in 2013.