Gambling News

NFL Says Sports Betting is a Game of Skill

Much as the Poker Players Alliance has argued that poker is a game of skill, now the NFL has suggested that sports betting is as well.

From the News Journal:

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Bill Passes

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would authorize Delaware to become the only state east of the Mississippi River to offer sports betting, sending it to Gov.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2009

Online Poker Key Issue White House Citizen’s Briefing Book

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today praised the release of the White House Citizen's Briefing Book, a

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Delaware Hot Button Issue in Sports Betting

The local Delaware media has been following recent developments in legislative agendas surrounding the legalizing of sports betting.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Online Gambling at a Crossroads in Australia

Australia's wagering industry is at the crossroads, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/12/2009

Mafia Princess Victoria Gatti Being Evicted From Mansion?

The New York Daily News declared her "Evict-Oria", reporting that Mafia princess, Victoria Gotti's palatial Long Island estate is currently under foreclosure. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Tread Cautiously When it Comes to Online Gambling Bill

The UK press is warning publicly traded UK betting firms that the latest bill introduced by Congressman Barney Frank last week is anything but a sure bet.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/12/2009

Michael Phelps a Sex and Online Poker Addict

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps should "get another gold medal for love making" says stripper, Theresa White, in her tell all for the London tabloid Submitted by C Costigan on, May/11/2009

Unibet Positive Financial Results Announced

Swedish Internet gambling giant, Unibet, announced positive financial results Monday for the first quarter of 2009 in the midst of a worldwide recession.

Highlights included gross winnings revenue amounting to $31.3 million for the first quarter of 2009, profit of $10.9 mil for this same period and operating cash flow before movements in working capital amounting to $13.5 million.  Active customers totaled 314,977.   

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2009 Online Gambling Top 5 Most Wanted – May 11, 2009

Jenny Woo here with a new feature we'll be offering up on  It's the Top 5 Most Wanted in the world of online gambling. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/11/2009

Vegas Hotel Room Rates Will Increase

With signs that hotel occupancies are going up, MGM Mirage executives said demand for the company's hotel rooms is high enough to warrant an increase in room rates, which have plummeted during the

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2009

Barney Frank: No One Will Be Betting On Sports Matchups

At the behest of professional sports leagues, Congressman  Barney Frank said his legislation announced last week would exempt online wagering on sports matches, even though they have long been a f

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/11/2009

Poker Pro Maria Ho Sober Sats: Drinks LIke a Fish Sun - Fri

Poker pro Maria Ho will cut down on her drinking from 7 days a week to 6.  She announced Saturday as a "sobriety day" (one would think Monday is better for that). 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/10/2009

Annie Duke vs. Joan Rivers Celebrity Apprentice Showdown

It's being billed as the "Reality Television Battle of the Century" - Well, at least is calling it that.  But when you really get down to it, the bitter feud between come

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/09/2009

Clonie Gowen Lawsuit Against Full Tilt Poker Losing Steam

While the Clonie Gowen lawsuit against Tiltware, parent company of FullTilt, is not yet dismissed, the case appears to be losing steam.  Gowen claims she is deserving of a percentage of FullTilt P

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/08/2009

Rugby League Captain Sentenced for Role in Pokie Scam

Former New Zealand rugby league captain Hugh McGahan has been sentenced in an Auckland District Court this week for his role in a $NZ2 million ($A1.56 million) pokie scam.

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2009

Betfair Initiates Legal Action Against Dutch Government

Betfair, one of the world's leading online betting companies, has started legal action against the Dutch government in a court case which could result in a cla

Submitted by Guest on, May/08/2009

European Union to Probe Dutch Online Gambling Ban

The Netherlands has been fertile ground for hosting a series of affiliate conferences geared towards the online gambling community.  But the Dutch Government over the past year has begun cracking

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/08/2009

Mine That Bird Payout: 200 Plus Winning Bets for Kentucky Derby

As previously reported, had offered 2009 Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird, at significantly higher odds than that of Churchill Dow

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/08/2009

Iowa Latest State to Want Sports Betting Legalized

The Des Moines Register reports that one of the most progressive states in the Union, Iowa, may now be looking

Barney Frank Makes the Television Rounds Talking Online Gambling

Barney Frank's proposed legislation to overturn a 2006 ban on Internet gambling was the talk of the airways Wednesday.  Frank is in high demand to appear on television news programs as he has thru

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/07/2009

Minnesota Web Site “Black List” Challenged in Federal Court

iMEGA today asked the US District Court in Minneapolis to prevent the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) from enforcing an order it issued to 11 Internet service providers (ISPs), to block

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

ISPs Not Inclined to Comply With Minnesota Online Gambling Order

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association ( has heard back from some of the Internet Service Providers ordered by the state of Minne

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/06/2009

Las Vegas Sands Losses Mount

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

Barney Frank Unveils Online Gambling Bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation aimed at reversing a three-year-old ban on Americans placing online bets was introduced on Wednesday by U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

New Online Gambling Legislation Could be Hampered by GOP Plan

Massachusetts Democrat and Financial Services Committee chairman, Barney Frank, prepared to announce a new bill that would overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), drawn up

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/06/2009

Harrah's Supports Online Gambling Legislation

(Bloomberg) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Inc. have joined professional poker players in helping support legislation to be introduced today to legalize online gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

Police Conference on Outlaw Bikers at Casino Attended by Outlaw Bikers

"Yesterday the Hells Angel's met up with some law enforcements top brass at Darwin SkyCity Hotel and Casino in the most unusual of circumstances.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/05/2009

Jim Rome's Annual Smack-Off Competition Odds Published

Jim Rome's annual Smack-Off competition is heating up and slated to take up an entire day's worth of air-time. Listeners are amped to participate and speculation is growing as to who will win.

Submitted by Guest on, May/05/2009

Doyle Brunson: A Real Man of Online Gambling

When the going got tough, the tough didn't get going.  Doyle Brunson, the fierce Texas Dolly whose escaped the clutches of death several times throughout his long lifetime, has stood pat for the i

Submitted by Guest on, May/05/2009

Breaking News

Poker Night In America to Debut Live TV Series

The hit TV series Poker Night in America (PNIA), produced by Rush Street Productions, is excited to announce the launch of a new live celebrity version of its TV series. 

Free Bitcoins? Cryptocurrency Exchange Lands in Hot Water Again

A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free - though none were able to profit from the mistake.

Mistrial Declared in Philly Mob Case

Mistrial Declared in Philly Mob Case

A mistrial was declared on Tuesday in the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss who had insisted he quit his life of crime after a lengthy prison term.