Gambling News

Full Tilt Poker Affiliates Out of Luck With PokerStars Takeover

For previous Full Tilt Poker affiliates hopeful they might win out from the recent takeover by PokerStars, that won’t be happening.  Stars has decided it will no longer honor existing FTP affiliate agreements

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2012

William Hill and Sportingbet Agree to Takeover Terms

The United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, is one step closer to taking over rival Sportingbet, one of the first successful online bookmakers.

William Hill and takeover partner GVC Holdings said that any deal is contingent upon certain detailed terms and conditions. 

The proposed offer is about 20 percent higher than a previous one made last month.  This takeover proposal would beworth 61.1p per share to Sportingbet's shareholders, compared with the previous one worth 52.2p a share.

A formal offer would be recommended to Sportingbet’s shareholders. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/16/2012

Crazed California Berkley Law Students Behead Exotic Bird at Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel

California Berkley law students Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira, both 24, have been charged with beheading an exotic bird at the famed Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. 

Video surveillance captured the two crazed individuals cornering then decapitating the rare helmeted guinea fowl at the Casino’s wildlife habitat on the Strip.  It was not immediately clear if the men were under the influence of any substances such as alcohol or bath salts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/15/2012

Casino Table Games Up 15 Percent in PA

PHILADELPHIA — (Associated Press) - Gross revenue from table games rose 15.4 percent last month compared to the same period a year ago, state gambling regulators reported today.

The state's 11 casinos generated $59.3 million in gross revenue from table games in September, an increase from $51.4 million during the same period a year ago, according to Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revenue figures. Last month's numbers include $2.9 million generated at Valley Forge Casino Resort, the state's newest casino, which opened in March.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/15/2012

New Jersey to Begin Issuing Sports Betting Licenses in January

Despite legal opposition from four professional sports associations, including the National Football Association (NFL), New Jersey is forging ahead with licensing of sports betting operations beginning January, it was revealed on Monday.


Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/15/2012

1st Anonymous Juror Chosen for Philadelphia Mob Trial

(Associated Press) - The first juror selected for a Philadelphia mob trial is a former Teamsters member who was a crime victim in her teens.

The FBI investigation involves alleged mob activity since about 1999, when former boss Joey Merlino went to prison.

Prosecutors say acting boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi has led Philadelphia's La Cosa Nostra since then.

The case mostly involves illegal gambling and loansharking in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and there's little violence alleged.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/15/2012

Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan, Vikton ‘Isildur1’ Blom Signed to the New Full Tilt Poker

Two of the biggest names in the modern day of poker, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1”, have been announced as the latest signings for the reincarnated Full Tilt Poker.

FTP is scheduled to come back online the first week in November.  Dwan had represented the company previously while Blom was signed on with PokerStars, which is currently the world’s largest real money poker site and new parent company of Full Tilt Poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/15/2012

Coral Poker Moves to iPoker Network, to Utilize Bodog Poker

Gala Coral, one of the UK’s largest gaming operators, announced plans to move over to the popular iPoker Network following word that it’s previous network, Ongame, will no longer service the European market.

Incentive points offered by Coral Poker will still be honored as part of the move to the world’s second largest poker network.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/15/2012

Sportingbet Rejects Second William Hill Bid

A second bid made by the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, to acquire Sportingbet has been rejected as a deadline looms this week.

City A.M. reported that William Hill and its partner, GVC Holdings, had made an informal bid last week at over 55p a share, an improvement over the previous 52.5p per share offer rejected by Sportingbet last month.

“They are holding out for an increased offer, they have made some headway but it’s not enough,” one person close to discussions between the companies told City A.M.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/15/2012

Daniel Negreanu: ‘Justice Will be Served if Howard Lederer Goes to Jail’

Disgraced former Full Tilt Poker part owner Howard Lederer has until November 16 to file a Motion to Dismiss a civil action whereby the US Governor claims he was perpetrating an elaborate ponzi scheme. 

Ask outspoken poker pro Daniel Negreanu and he’ll make it clear, Lederer deserves prison time.

In a recent tweet, Negreanu writes: 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/14/2012

Pro-Gambling Governor Doesn't Ensure New Hampshire Will Get Casino

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Public policy experts estimate that New Hampshire could net more than $50 million a year if it builds a casino in the southern part of the state. Tim Moore puts his share at about $1,500.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/14/2012

Obama Odds of Winning Arizona Improve

It hasn’t exactly been acknowledged across the board as a so-called “Swing State” but Arizona is now becoming more competitive in the upcoming US Presidential elections. 


A Democrat has only won the state once in the past 60 years, that being Bill Clinton.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/14/2012

2012 APPT Macau: ACOP - Schedule Unveiled

Taking place from October 26th – November 11th, at the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex, the APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker will feature 18 championship events, ranging from the HKD$4,000 (Approx. US$500) Ladies Asia Championship to theHK$250,000 (Approx. US$30,000) High Rollers Event.

Of course it is the HK$25,000 (approx. US$3,100) HK$5 Million Guaranteed ACOP Warm-Up and the HKD$100,000 (approx. US$13,000) HK$10 Million Guaranteed ACOP Main Event that will have players filing into Macau from all around the world.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/14/2012

Online Gambling Western Union Scam Alert

The Off Shore Gambling Association this week posted a warning about a Western Union scam the online gambling community needs to be aware of.


Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2012

PokerStars Patent for Rush Poker May Force Out Competitors

Full Tilt Poker owned the patent for a high speed online poker variant it branded as Rush Poker.  Following the shutdown of Full Tilt poker last year, a handful of other networks decided to launch their own version of the platform, one that moves players quickly from table to table upon folding a hand rather than wait for that hand to finish.

FTP looked like toast earlier this year, emboldening the competition, including the world’s largest real money online poker firm, PokerStars, to jump into the speed poker race without much concern over patent infringements. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2012

$500,000 Guarantee likely at This Year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic

If the airport in Punta Cana feels a little crowded this week, blame the Punta Cana Poker Classic. The online poker site has confirmed that a total of 82 online poker players have secured packages worth $5,000 apiece through qualifiers online. The Caribbean tournament gets underway on Saturday, October 13th at 3pm local time.


Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/12/2012

Redskins Players Now Voice Support for Gambling Expansion in Maryland

As reported by last week, the Washington Redskins have endorsed a plan that would see gambling expansion in the state of Maryland in the form of a new casino Prince George's County.  This support comes despite the fact that the National Football League (NFL) expressly condemns any form of gambling promotion associated with the league. 


Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2012

Calling Their Bluff: Enet Won’t Honor Bluff Gaming Accounts for Now

Poker players owed monies from defunct Bluff Gaming are growing increasingly frustrated after Enet Poker pulled the plug on a deal to assume payouts, at least for the time being.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2012

Ludovic Lacay Wins EPT9 Sanremo

Ludovic Lacay has won EPT9 Sanremo – and his first major title - for €744,910.

The 27-year-old French pro’s full house ended Canadian Jason Lavallee’s hopes of victory after a brief heads up battle. Lavallee, 26, from Quebec, had been the narrow chip leader at the start of the final, which took place in Casino Sanremo’s elegant theatre.

A total of 797 players from 52 countries entered the €5,300 Main Event, creating a total prize pool of €3,865,450.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/12/2012

Dean Heller: ‘Absolutely’ Can Work With Harry Reid on Internet Poker Bill

Nevada Senator Dean Heller told the Las Vegas Review Journal on Thursday that he was optimistic legislation to allow real money online poker at the federal level can be passed.

First Heller must win back his seat as he is currently in a neck-and-neck battle with Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, one of the most outspoken voices in favor of legalized Web gambling.

"Absolutely, absolutely," Heller insisted when asked about his ability to work with Reid on the matter.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/11/2012

Paddy Power to Create 600 New Jobs in Dublin

Ireland’s biggest bookmaker, Paddy Power, is expanding and creating 600 new jobs along the way.

The posts are in areas such as e-commerce, technology, social media, research, risk management and online marketing, according to a report filed by Thursday.    

The company currently employs over 2100 people and has added 190 new jobs already since the start of the year.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/11/2012

Sports Bettor Turns $80 Into $10,000 With 8 Team Parlay at

For all of us who love and bet on sports and parlays, you always have that feeling that you are always just one play away from a nice payday.  We have all hit the 3 and 4 teamers, but as you turn the corner for home on the 6 and up team parlays they start to become a bit more elusive.  Even the best handicappers like to throw a large parlay in the mix just for the heck of it from time to time.  Winning one of these big parlays can be a life enhancing event to say the least, and the driving force behind hitting the submit button versus the longer odds.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/11/2012

Punta Cana Poker Classic 2012 Kicks Off This Weekend

If the airport in Punta Cana feels a little crowded this week, blame the Punta Cana Poker Classic. The online poker site has confirmed that a total of 82 online poker players have secured packages worth $5,000 apiece through qualifiers online. The Caribbean tournament gets underway on Saturday, October 13 at 3 p.m. local time.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/11/2012

Massive $1 Billion Gambling Ring Busted in Israeli

Israeli police on Thursday announced the arrests of 44 people in connection with a $1 billion gambling and crime ring. 

Predawn raids commenced in the cities of Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Holon, Rishon, LeZion and other cities across the Middle Eastern nation. 

From Yeshiva World

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/11/2012

Actor, NFL lineman Once at Center of Gambling Probe Dead

DETROIT (Associated Press) — Alex Karras was a man of many roles.


Fearsome NFL defensive lineman. Lovable TV dad. Hilarious big-screen cowboy.

And in the end, a dementia victim who blamed the NFL for his illness along with thousands of former players in lawsuits accusing the league of not doing enough to protect them from the long-term effects of head injuries.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/10/2012

South Point Poker Gears Up for Real Money Gambling This Fall: Now Hiring

South Point Poker is hoping to become the first real money online poker site based in the United States to begin taking bets. noted Wednesday that the company was actively seeking out software developers, graphic artists and customer service reps and supervisors via its website’s “Job Openings” section. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/10/2012

Atlantic City Gambling Revenue Dips

ATLANTIC CITY (Associated Press) — Revenue figures due to be released Wednesday afternoon will show how Atlantic City’s newest casino is faring six months since it opened.

The $2.4 billion Revel casino resort is off to a slow start, mired in 8th place out of the city’s 12 casinos in terms of money won from gamblers. But Revel insists its business model is less dependent on casino winnings than its competition and that it’s doing well in terms of non-gambling revenue.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/10/2012

Obama Online Odds Now at 1-2 at Sportsbook

In a sign that the US Presidential race is starting to shift in favor of the GOP, has released odds on President Barack Obama that have him about to fall below 1/2 for the first time in the past three months.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/10/2012

2012 EPT Sanremo Main Event Final Table Determined

Canadian Jason Lavallee is just ahead of French pro Ludovic Lacay as the EPT Sanremo Main Event goes into its final day. Play resumes at 3pm with an "as live" web broadcast on from 4pm. See the PokerStars blog wrap for full report.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/10/2012

Help Wanted: Online Gambling Live Betting Traders Needed

Live Betting Traders

A leading online sportsbook is looking to fill several part and full-time Live Trader positions. Both remote (from home) and in-office (Central America) positions are immediately available.

Job description:

Live Traders manage the live in-game odds of various sporting events, while balancing the monetary win/loss exposure.

Necessary skills:

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/10/2012

Breaking News

Americas Cardroom’s $6 Million Venom Sets Record as Biggest Poker Tournament in Site History

San Jose, Costa Rica –  Another one for the record books.

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Best Online Blackjack Strategies to Help You Beat the Dealer

Best Online Blackjack Strategies to Help You Beat the Dealer

Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games for a good reason. It’s fun, dynamic, and easy to learn. Blackjack also has the lowest house edge of all casino games out there, which is another factor that increases its popularity.