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Armed Bandits Hold of Bookie Shop With Roll of Wall Paper

A terrified bookmaker shop manager handed over £2000 to what he thought were two armed gunmen.  Instead, it turns out the bandits held up the shop, not with a gun, but with a roll of wallpaper.  That wallpaper was concealed in a bag and made to look like a gun.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/13/2013

Notable Pros Outlast 274 Entries in Day 1A of Punta Cana Poker Classic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Busting out of a poker tournament is never fun, but when you have a spectacular beach at your doorstep, 24-hour room service, and all-you-can-handle everything, it stings a little less. That's if they decide to call it a day, players that bust on Day 1A can still play Day 1B. Also, during late registration period a player can still re-enter Day 1B after getting knocked out.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/13/2013

Bookie Refuses to Pay Out £11k winnings

UK bookie Coral in Kilmarnock is refusing to pay out on a £11k bet, claiming there was a flaw in the betting slip.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Nov/13/2013

How The Mighty Have Fallen in the World of Poker

4Flush this week has a good piece about how the mighty have fallen in the world of poker since the days of the mid-2000’s poker boom.  Some are obvious like Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and Russ Hamilton.  Another big name, Annie Duke, seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth after being propelled to stardom as a finalist on Donald Trump’s “Apprentice” (Joan Rivers, who some would say saw right through Ms. Duke, ended up being hired in the end).

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/13/2013

Wynn Drops Plans for Philadelphia Casino: Now Looking at New York

(Associated Press) - Las Vegas entrepreneur Steve Wynn will no longer seek a casino license in Philadelphia, now that gambling is on its way to New York.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/13/2013

Bwin.Party Q3 Revenues Fall 21 Percent: Hit by Greek Blackout

(Reuters) - Online gambling company said a block on access to its products in Greece would dent revenue and profit this year.

Submitted by Reuters on, Nov/13/2013

Professional Footballers’ Association to Institute Blanket Ban on Gambling by Employees

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) will no longer permit its employees to gamble following the embarrassment that came about with revelations that union chief executive Gordon Taylor placed more than £4million on 2,000 bets.  He’s also is reported to owe at least one bookmaker over £100,000.

The action is being implemented for the ‘integrity of the union’.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Nov/12/2013

2013 WSOP Runner Up Jay Farber to Purchase Ferrari, Aston Martin (Video)

What to do when you’ve just won a whopping $5 million and change?  Buy a Ferrari and an Aston Martin.  That’s what 2013 World Series of Poker runner up Jay Farber is about to do…in addition to a new house.

And to think, Farber was actually the loser

He’s also one of the more riveting figures to come out of this year’s WSOP Main Event, considering nobody had heard of him prior to this year. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/12/2013

Punta Cana Poker Classic Gets Underway – Day 1 2013

Playing poker has never been hotter—literally. The temperature in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is 86 F, but it feels like 109 F with the humidex. And is if that weren't warm enough, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the hottest place to be from now through November 17th as the Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event has the entire country gripped.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/12/2013

Casino to Open Soon in Martha’s Vineyard

BOSTON (CBS/Associated Press) — A Martha’s Vineyard-based Indian tribe is claiming to have won federal approval to open a gambling facility on the island.

The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, a federally-recognized tribe, issued a statement on Tuesday saying it planned to move ahead with plans to convert an unfinished community center on tribal lands into a temporary Class II gambling facility.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/12/2013

Gallery Owner Hillel Nahmad to Plead Guilty in Russian Mob-Linked Gambling Case

Overnight, brought you the story of how “Donovan” producer Bryan Zuriff was begging for leniency as he is due to be sentenced for his role in a Russian mob-tied online sports betting and poker ring. Today we are learning that one of the alleged key figures in the ring, art gallery owner Hillel Nahmad, is set to plead guilty later today (Tuesday, November 12, 2013).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2013

Ari Engel Scores Biggest Career Win on HPT

St. Louis, MO Las Vegas-based poker pro Ari Engel has made a name for himself in poker with 91 career cashes totaling over $1.16 million since 2006. His enviable live tournament resume includes 39 Final Tables and a dozen wins.  He’s got more World Series of Poker Circuit rings than he could wear on one hand. The 30-year-old has traveled the world collecting paychecks in London, Prague, and Manila, but it was a stop in America’s Heartland that earned him his biggest payday to date. Engel took down a record field at River City Casino and Hotel in St.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/12/2013

Calvin Ayre Foundation to Match Donations for Philippines Relief Up to $1 million

When disaster struck the Caribbean island of Haiti Calvin Ayre challenged the iGaming industry to reach into their pockets for Haiti with a pledge to match any donations. The grand total, including The Calvin Ayre Foundation match, was £155,316.

Now the world is coming together to help the Philippine Central Islands that were devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst storms ever to make landfall.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/12/2013

‘Donovan’ Producer Tied to Russian Mob Run Gambling Ring Begs Judge for Mercy

“Ray Donovan” star John Voight along with Hollywood film directors Judd Apatow and Peter Berg have penned a letter asking a judge for leniency when sentencing former “Ray Donovan” producer Bryan Zuriff. 

Mr. Zuriff has also begged for mercy from Los ANgeles Judge Jesse Furman. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/11/2013

New Jersey Allowing Individuals to Ban Themselves From Online Gambling

(Associated Press) - ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey is extending its self-exclusion list to allow people to ban themselves from online betting.

The action comes with Internet gambling set to begin in just over two weeks, and some advocates worry about a spike in compulsive gambling.

New Jersey, like many other states, allows people who feel they have a gambling problem to place their names on a list of those who are not allowed to enter any of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/11/2013

Formal Complaints Issued With Curacao Licensing Authority re: Ugly Revolution Split

Today, is learning that Lock Poker has officially submitted a series of complaints to the Curacao Licensing Authority related to its breakup with the Revolution Poker Network, operating under the license of IAA Services, Ltd.  Lock Poker has since developed its own online poker site, based on software used by the former Partouche Poker Network out of France and incorporates the one time Partouche skin Mypok.FR.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2013

Matt Damon Slated to Play Notorious Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger in Afleck Film

Ben Afleck has announced plans to direct a film about convicted Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger for Warner Bros studios and rumors are swirling that Matt Damon will play the lead role.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/10/2013

Lipparelli Talks Legalized Web Gambling in US, Sheldon Adelson and Colbert Probe

Former chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board (GCB) Mark Lipparelli sat down with our own Jenny Woo for a world exclusive to discuss, among other things, what he sees as the future for legalized online gambling in the US.  Hint:  These won’t be anything happening at the federal level.  “The opportunity to act has passed,” Lipparelli tells G911.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/10/2013

Massachusetts Stringent Gambling Rules Shrink Casino Company Hopefuls

BOSTON (Associated Press) - When Massachusetts lawmakers legalized casino gambling, they took pains to ensure that casinos would not be built in places where they weren't wanted or operated by the ethically challenged.

Two years later, those basic tenets of the law appear to be holding - so much so that only a handful of casino hopefuls remain standing with a key Dec. 31 deadline approaching for final applications.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/09/2013

Man Charged in ‘Urban Terrorist’ Attack on Detroit Barbershop, Gambling Den

Detroit police have charged Larry Walker Jr. with assault against a federal officer following a mass shooting at a barbershop that left three dead and six others wounded.

Prosecutors filed the criminal complaint Friday afternoon alleging that Walker Jr. had attempted to ram the officer’s vehicle with his own car.

The FBI says Walker yelled, "No one chases my mamma," referring to a female. Walker was wearing body armor.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/08/2013

Bwin.Party Given Waiver to Operate in Atlantic City

European online gambling firm Bwin.Party has been given the green light to begin offering Web poker and casino games for real money to New Jersey residents and visitors by month’s end via a partnership with the Borgata Hotel and Casino.

The state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement awarded the firm a waiver to begin operating.

As noted by the Wall Street Journal:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/08/2013

Heritage Sports Joins the Equity Poker Network

San Jose, Costa Rica, – The (“EPN”) announced today that the new Cooperative poker network has inked an agreement with the premier online Sportsbook and gaming destination, Heritage Sports. The deal has seen expand its gaming portfolio to offer poker to their community of sports bettors and casino players in soft launch mode since September 27th, and will join the EPN as of November 8th, 2013.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/08/2013

Chicago Area Man Charged After Tasering Wife to Settle Bears-Packers Bet

A Chicago-area man, John Grant, 42, has been charged with the use of an electric weapon after tasering his wife three times at a bar. 


The man told police his wife had lost a Monday Night Football bet between the Bears and Packers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/08/2013

Bitcoin Currency Hits All Time High of $309: Silk Road Resurfaces

The anonymous digital currency known as Bitcoin hit an all time high of $309 Thursday (November 7, 2013).

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/07/2013

Person of Interest Arrested in Barbershop, Gambling Den Slayings

(Associated Press) - A convicted felon who was wearing body armor when police arrested him in a Detroit suburb will be questioned in an investigation into the fatal shooting of three men in a back gambling room of an east side barbershop.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig described the man as a person of interest in Wednesday evening's shooting at Al's Barber Shop that left six other people wounded. Speaking at a Thursday news conference at police headquarters, Craig said the bloodshed may have stemmed from an ongoing feud.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/07/2013

Online Gambling Sites Based in Philippines Could See Affects From Monster Typhoon

In case you were wondering, there are a few dozen Filipino sites that offer online gambling in some form or another.  All are going to be affected by what many are saying is the most powerful storm ever seen on earth, Super Typhoon Haiyan.  She is packing wind gusts up to – get this – 235 mph.  Sustained winds were being clocked at 195 mph.

Intermittent power outages were not completely out of the question at sites such as, TopBet, and Mansion88 all of which operate in the Philippines most populous city of Manila. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/07/2013

Equity Poker Network Signs

San Jose, Costa Rica - The (“EPN”) announced today that it has signed the online card room, (“PokerHiro”) to the innovative Cooperative poker network. The launch of PokerHiro at EPN brings the first Asian-facing Operator into the mix, giving the ‘non-profit’ Network access to the growing and relatively untapped Asian online poker market.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/07/2013

Americas Cardroom 2nd Progressive Points race for Sit and Go Grinders

Americas Cardroom announced today they will be hosting a new monthly progressive points race for Sit & Go players starting December 1st. The new promotion will reward players cash prizes and tournament entries based upon volume of Sit & Goes. The US-friendly site will be redistributing tournament fees to fuel a monthly leaderboard.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/07/2013

Oregon vs. Stanford Prediction: Thursday Night Football (Video)

Host and Barstool “Big Game Hunter” Randy Mann gives his prediction for the big Oregon vs. Stanford game Thursday night.  When all is said and done, this could be among the most wagered on game of the College Football season at, where you can bet LIVE with the best IN-PLAY WAGERING online right up to the final second

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Nov/07/2013

Win Cake Launches Fast Fold Poker: Announces 100 Percent Reload Bonus

November 7th, 2013 – Popular online gaming site Win Cake ( has joined the speed poker revolution with the launch of Fast Fold Poker.  It is Win Cake’s quickest way to play poker ring game tables, eliminating wait times and giving players what they crave – more hands and more action. To celebrate, Win Cake is offering a special reload bonus of up to $1,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/07/2013

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