Gambling News

RCMP Keeping Watchful Eye On Internet Gambling Sector

Gambling911.com can reveal that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), led by one Sgt.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/01/2010

Canada vs. USA Hockey Proves a Hit for Bruised Bookies

Sure the online bookmakers got clobbered Sunday with the Winter Olympics Canada vs.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/01/2010

Cheltenham Festival Odds as Bookies Make Big Gamble

A handful of UK-based bookmakers have made some unusual offerings ahead of the Tuesday 16th March Cheltenham Festival.  In addition to offering odds on the event, Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/01/2010

Australia and International Gambling News

G'day punters, and other interested parties (like casino tycoons and Australian political parties) here is the Gambling911.com Australian and International gambling news update for Monday March 1,

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/01/2010

William Hill Sees Challenging 2010

By KATHY GORDON, WSJ.com

LONDON-U.K. betting group William Hill PLC Friday posted a 7% drop in full year profit, slightly ahead of guidance provided in January, and said its 2010 expectations are unchanged as the unusually severe winter weather in the U.K. in January only pushed revenue down 0.6% in the first seven weeks of 2010.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/01/2010

Feds Investigate Naples Man With Ties to Online Poker

Allegations outlined in a 39-page complaint filed in U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

Iowa Continues to Debate Online Gambling in the State

(KWQC Iowa) - Online gambling in Iowa? Some lawmakers are looking to make that a reality. If that happens Iowa would become the first state in the country to allow in-state Internet wagering.

Right now about 50,000 Iowans already play online gambling, but they do it illegally. There are a lot of sites out there and at the click of a few buttons players can win or lose they're hard earned money. Some lawmakers say making it legal and regulating it would be safer and will also bring some extra money to the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

LVRJ: Wynn Deal Could Doom Atlantic City

Steve Wynn single-handedly saved struggling Atlantic City in the 1980s. He opened the Golden Nugget, considered at the time to be the Boardwalk's most opulent hotel-casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

Kentucky House Passes Bill to Tax Betting From Home

By Gregory A. Hall • courier-journal.com

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/27/2010

Gambling911.com Crew, Carrie Stroup Safely Out of Hawaii

The Gambling911.com crew, led by Carrie Stroup, had departed the state of Hawaii a little more than 24 hours ago.  Tsunami warnings were issued for all coastal regions of Hawaii Saturday morning f

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/27/2010

More Consolidation in Online Gambling Sector

Two more online gambling ventures have been taken over by stronger firms this past week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/27/2010

Virgin Group May Move Into US Online Gambling Market

The Virgin Group continues to expand on the online gambling front as they seek investors to help the company move into newly open markets, according to a report filed by Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/27/2010

NASCAR Betting and Danica Patrick

Both the online sportsbooks and Las Vegas establishments are counting on NASCAR betting, and to fuel those bets they are hopeful that Danica Patrick will at some point begin to make an impact.  To

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Feb/26/2010

Olympic Men’s Hockey Championship: A Bookie's Dream

Most of the online bookies have a tough time getting aroused even after overdosing on Viagra.  But this week, USA vs.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Feb/25/2010

Fifth Man Pleads Guilty in Internet Gambling Investigation

By MARK MORRIS

The Kansas City Star

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/25/2010

Rank Urges Treasury to Create Flat Gambling Tax

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/25/2010

Opposition Grows to Australia Internet Filter

Ari Sharp, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2010

New Poker Bill –Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act

After several weeks of inactivity, poker legislation officially returned to the bargaining table with the announcement of new legislation being introduced before Congress.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2010

Alabama Baptists and Casino Supporters Clash

Anti-gambling leaders had their work cut out for them to speak over an unruly crowd at a rally held Feb. 23 on the steps of the Statehouse.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/24/2010

Steve Wynn to Take Over Foxwoods Casino

PHILLY INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Las Vegas impresario Stephen A. Wynn has agreed in principal to take over the delayed Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2010

Hawaii Five Oh Yeah: Stroup Says “Heck Yes” to Gambling

Okay folks, Carrie Stroup here, and you've probably heard by now that Hawaii is seriously looking at legalizing gambling as a means of boosting their economy.  I'm here now studying why it has tak

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Feb/23/2010

New Jersey Senate Approves Sports Betting Resolution

Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, a leading voice in the State Legislature who is pursuing a legal challenge to the federal sports wagering ban as unconstitutional, issued the following statement after the Senate approved a resolution, SR19, through a voice vote, to allow the Senate President to join in that legal challenge:

     

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/23/2010

EU Court Advisers at Odds Over Gambling Restrictions

By MIKE GORDON and CAROLYN HENSON

wsj.com

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/23/2010

Online Gambling Bill Hits Senate and House

From The Quincy Cove

You know the gamers in the crowd are getting hyped up when they hear titles like, "online gambling bill hits house and senate". In recent Quincy Cove poll, respondents said that bingo is not just for retirement homes anymore. The industry has made enough waves that now it's up for decision with the big guys.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/23/2010

Probe Involving Full Tilt Poker: What a Shock!

This week a number of websites and online poker forums are reporting on a possible "FBI probe" of the world's number two Internet card room, Full Tilt Poker. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/22/2010

Sportsbook .com Moves to Merge: 6 Times Growth Expected

The Merge Poker Network just received a serious injection to help in its aggressive growth plans.   Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/22/2010

Two Chinese Football Clubs Face Relegation for Gambling

BEIJING - (AFP) ---Two top Chinese football clubs could be relegated for match-fixing and gambling, a league official said Monday, amid a major crackdown to rid the troubled sport of corruption.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/22/2010

Australian Gambling: James Packer Vows to Help Jobless

Australian casino king and major media player, James Packer, has vowed to help ease plight of Australia's jobless.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Feb/21/2010

Jon Kyl Allows Treasury Nominees to go Through

Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl has finally lifted his block of several Obama US Treasury Department appointees this past week.  Many believed his doing so was a result of online gambling prohi

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/21/2010

Visa Looks to Block Online Gambling Transactions

Following in the footsteps of Mastercard, Visa has also decided to start blocking online gambling transactions (all of them).  Many establishments have long gotten around these efforts through the

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/21/2010

Breaking News

Fitz Casino Tunica Sport Book

Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica has a total of 1134 slot machines and 20 table games for your enjoyment and there is a possibility they could be adding a sports book soon.  That's because Mississippi just legalized sports betting following a Supreme Court ruling that abolishes decades long prohibition. 

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

Roulette Dealer Fighting for Life Following Stabbing in Casino

The Mirror has posted photos of a roulette dealer who nearly lost his life after being stabbed by a gambler as others watched in horror.

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica Sports Book

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica Sports Book

1st Jackpot Casino Tunica, formerly Bally's, is a casino in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi. It is owned by Gaming & Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.  It could soon be offering a sports book.