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Gambling Should be Taught in Schools Says Association

The Australian Hotels Association says lessons on gambling should be taught in schools.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2008

Sunday Bloody Sunday for Sports Bettors

Sunday was by far one of the best NFL weekends the online bookmakers have seen in quite some time while the public suffered a massacre of sorts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/19/2008

Judge Wingate Online Gambling Domain Decision Lousy

Few if anyone except perhaps Kentucky Democratic Governor Steve Beshear agreed with a Frankfort Circuit Court judge's decision to allow for forfeiture of some 141 online gambling domain names on Th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

PPA Disappointed in Ruling in KY Domain Name Seizure Case

WASHINGTON, DC. (October 16, 2008) -The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide and more than 16,000 members in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, today expressed its disappointment in the ruling by the Franklin Circuit Court that states poker is not a game of skill and maintained the Commonwealth's right to seize the domain names of Internet gambling websites if these sites do not "geo-block" access for residents of Kentucky.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/17/2008

Kentucky Today: Georgia, Texas Tomorrow

Pat O'Brien, Greenburg-Trauig attorney for i-gaming, had this to say about today's ruling by Judge Wingate, that i-gaming operators must block Kentucky traffic to avoid forfeiture of their domain n

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

New Law Opens Door for 500,000 New Italian Online Poker Players

PokerStars today announced the launch of PokerStars.it (see website here) which signals a landmark development in building an Italian only version of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

Bodog May Lose Domain Name Again

One of the big stories last year was Bodog.com losing its domain name following a much publicized trademark dispute.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/17/2008

Frank Lefty Rosenthal Dead: Suffers Heart Attack

MIAMI (AP) - Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, the sports handicapper, Las Vegas gaming executive and the inspiration for the blockbuster movie "Casino," died Monday. He was 79.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Opinion and Order in Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Case (In Its Entirety)

Edward Leyden, President of The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, on Thursday declared "We are going to fight like Hell".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Association to Challenge Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Ruling

Kentucky circuit court Judge Thomas Wingate has ordered owners of 141 domain names to appear at a November 17th forfeiture hearing, and demonstrate that they are blocking traffic from Kentucky.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Kahnawake to Show Up in Kentucky for Online Gambling Sites?

A Kentucky judge ruled Thursday that 141 online gambling domain names are to be seized on November 17 unless owners of the cited domains show up in a Frankfort, Kentucky circuit court to demonstrat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Forfeiture Hearing in Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Case

A Kentucky judge has ruled that 141 online gambling domain names will be turned over to the commonwealth on November 17.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Derby Chairman to Assist in Match Fixing Scandal

Derby chairman Adam Pearson has vowed to help the Football Association's investigation into allegations of match-fixing surrounding their game against Norwich earlier this month - but hit out at th

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

Longtime Slots Lover Doesn't Like the Action in Maryland

Slots have been very good to William "Whitey" Roberts.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

US Casino Giants Mull Online Gaming Moves

The chief executive of the American Gaming Association (AGA) now sees a majority of the world's largest casino companies moving towards a partial embrace of internet gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2008

PartyGaming, Sportingbet Coming Back to US Online Gambling Market?

An interesting report surfaced this week in the Times of London.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/16/2008

Computer Problems Lead to Kentucky Domain Case Delay

There will be no decision Wednesday to determine if some 141 online gambling domains are to be seized by the commonwealth of Kentucky.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/15/2008

Congress Has a New Ratings Guide….Put Out by Poker Community

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today announced the creation of the PPA Congressional Ratings Guide, ava

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2008

Sportingbet Not Affected by Economic Woes: Revenues Up 23 Percent

Online gambling firm, Sportingbet, has witnessed revenues increasing up to 23 percent to the end of July, up to £147 million, driven by its performance in Europe and Australia in particular.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/15/2008

Argentina Begins Cracking Down on Internet Gambling Operators

Argentina has been long considered by some Internet gambling operators, mostly US expats, as the next frontier to set up shop should the online gaming haven of Costa Rica ever decide it no longer w

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/15/2008

Vietnam Journalist Jailed for Exposing Premier League Betting Scandal

A Vietnamese court has found Nguyen Viet Chien, 56, "guilty of abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the state" while another journalist, Nguyen Van Hai, 33, was s

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/15/2008

No Casino Gambling for Miami Beach Any Time Soon

While the prospect of casino gambling at one of the city's storied hotels is far from certain, beach leaders Tuesday approved a resolution opposing casino gambling -- fearing it might turn Miami Be

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2008

Is Rough Economy Hurting Poker? Online and Brick and Mortar Evidence

Gambling911.com speaks to many online poker affiliates on a regular basis. The consensus is clear: revenues are down thus far in October, way down.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/14/2008

Portugal Latest EU Country to Take Stand Against External Online Gambling

The bitter battle between private betting companies and EU countries that operate state-owned gaming systems took a new twist on Tuesday when a senior adviser at Europe's top court said that it was

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2008

Wednesday Still Target Day for Decision in Kentucky Domain Decision

A Franklin County Circuit Judge is still on schedule to render his decision in a controversial case whereby the Kentucky commonwealth is looking to seize some 141 Internet gambling domain names.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/14/2008

Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!

October 13 was a national holiday in the United States. Banks and schools were closed. The significance of October 13? Columbus Day.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/14/2008

Aliens Will Land on Earth Tuesday: Bookies Pull Odds

British bookmaker William Hill pulled down its odds on aliens landing on Earth just one day before the dreaded October 15 US tax extension deadline.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/13/2008

Indian Nation May Take Action Against Kentucky, Governor Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear wants 141 online gambling domain names seized. He has called the businesses behind these domain names (all of which operate internationally) "leeches".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2008

More Football Match Fixing Claims Surface

The Football Association is to examine match-fixing allegations involving a Championship match sent to them by the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2008

Poker Players Alliance Claims Kentucky Has Most Poker Players in US

An effort by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to eradicate the online gambling and poker industry in his state by seizing some 141 related domain names, including most of the top Internet poker room

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2008

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