Gambling News

Men Arrested at Heathrow Airport for Blackmailing Online Casino, DDOS Attacks

Two Polish men were arrested at Heathrow Airport last week, suspected of blackmailing the Club World Casino website and forcing it offline August 2 via a Denial of Service attack.  Such attacks result in massive pockets of worthless traffic directed at a target website, causing said site to be knocked offline. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/12/2013

German Banker Stole €8.4 million From Clients to Feed Online Gambling Habit

A 39-year-old banker is accused of taking approximately €8.4 million from clients while working at the in Buxtehude near Hamburg.

The unidentified individual appeared in a Stade District Court on Monday.  He is alleged to have forged signatures along with stealing funds during a period from 2007 to 2010.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/12/2013

Greece Completes Privatization of Gambling Monopoly

(Reuters) - Greece on Monday completed the sale of a major stake in state-controlled gambling firm OPAP (OPAr.AT) to Greek-Czech fund Emma Delta, a condition of the country's ambitious asset sales program under its multi-billion international bailout.

Athens sealed a deal to sell its 33 percent stake in OPAP to Emma Delta for 652 million euros ($870.52 million) in May but rows among opposing investors over the fees OPAP would pay its partners for technology and printing services delayed the deal.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/12/2013

Co-Defendants in Adam Anhang Murder-for-Hire Case Plead Not Guilty

Marcia Rijos Iris Vazquez and her boyfriend, Jose Rafael Ferrer Sosa, have plead “not guilty” in the murder-for-hire of Adam Anhang.  Marcia is the sister of Aurea Vazquez Rijos’ sister, Anhang’s estranged wife, who is alleged to have orchestrated Anhang’s brutal broad daylight murder on a busy intersection of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2013

Casino Blunder at Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Results in Two Million Dollar Payouts

Talk about a costly mistake.

The newly opened Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati inadvertently rewarded two lucky individuals $1 million. There was only supposed to be one winner.

Kevin Lewis collected his prize and met with the media after participating in the $3 Million Summer Giveaway promotion. 

One small problem, wrong Kevin Lewis.

It turns out there were two Kevin Lewises taking part in the promotion.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2013

Hackers Switch to Digital Currency Perfect Money After Liberty Reserve Demise

(Reuters) - Three months after a team of international law enforcement officials raided the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve, cyber experts say criminals are increasingly turning to another online currency called Perfect Money.

Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division, said that some online scam artists and thieves are using Perfect Money's digital currency to launder money and conceal profits in much the same way they allegedly did with Liberty Reserve's currency.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/11/2013

Bookie Outsourcing Hits Fever Pitch in Time for 2013 Football Season

Never before have we seen so many bookie outsourcing companies on the Web.  This is due heavily to the online sports betting sector’s difficulty in sending funds from offshore.



Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/11/2013

Aaron Hernandez’ Mom Arrested: Helped Run Illegal Sports Betting Business

The former New England Patriot charged with murder, Aaron Hernandez, has a mom who was once charged for her involvement in an illegal sports betting ring.

It was revealed this weekend that Terri Hernandez worked for an illegal bookie and was arrested on gambling charges in 2001.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/11/2013

Sheldon Adelson Now Supports Legalized Online Poker in US: Will Fight Efforts in CA

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is reportedly about to introduce a bill to legalize online poker in the US with a keen focus on both Nevada and New Jersey, and now he has an unlikely supporter.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/11/2013

Free Pay Per Head – Up to Four Weeks at WagerHome.com

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2013

Poker Dolly Doyle Brunson Turns 80

The legendary Doyle Brunson has just hit the big 80.  Happy birthday to the Texas Dolly who celebrated this happy event in beautiful Montana on Flathead Lake.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Aug/10/2013

No Verdict Reached in Whitey Bulger Trial as Jurors Sent Home for Weekend

BOSTON –  (Associated Press) - Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger were sent home for the weekend after a fourth day of deliberations ended with no verdict.

The day was highlighted by an angry spat between prosecution and defense lawyers over a comment prosecutors said showed a defense lawyer is trying to influence jurors.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/10/2013

$10 Pay Per Head at WagerHome.com

WagerHome.com, Gambling911.com’s newest sponsor, is offering a $10 pay per head.

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2013

Harry Reid Prepared to Introduce New Online Poker Legislation: Has Needed Votes

Las Vegas Advisory has revealed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is preparing to unveil new federal legislation to make real money online poker legalized in the US.

From Las Vegas Advisory:

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2013

The Mirror: ‘Full Tilt Phantom Accounts May Result in Funds Shortfall’

The London Mirror featured a piece on Full Tilt Poker Friday, raising troublesome concerns over whether all players will see their funds.

 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/09/2013

Poker Pro Gus Hansen: ‘I Can’t Remember My Last Winning Session (Online)’

PokerListings.com recently sat down with Danish poker pro Gus Hansen, who has managed to lose a few million dollars this year alone.

The last time he won?

"Unfortunately lately I am mostly losing as I can’t remember my last winning session," he noted.

And he says, he is asking himself questions that keep him up all night

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/09/2013

New Jersey Casino Revenue Down 3.6 Percent: Revel Sees Improvements

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — (Associated Press) - An aggressive slot refund promotion helped Atlantic City's newest casino to a banner month in July, but most of the rest of the casinos got off to a cool start as summer heated up.

The casinos won $297.2 million from gamblers in July, down 3.6 percent from $308.2 million last July.

They won $215.5 million from slot machines, and an additional $81.7 million from table games last month.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/09/2013

Poker Pro Antonio Esfandiari Bets on Abstinence: Won’t Have Sex for a Year

Poker pros love their prop bets and the game’s biggest money earner of all time, Antonio Esfandiari, sure has plenty of cash to burn.

The question is: Can he hold out for a 12 month period?

That was the bet placed among three poker pros while in Stockholm, Sweden this week, according to fellow poker pro Bill Perkins.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/09/2013

William Hill Acquires Australian Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse

(Reuters) - British betting giant William Hill Plc (WWHL) has agreed to buy Australian online betting firm Tom Waterhouse NT for up to A$110 million ($100 million) including debt, looking to become Australia's biggest online bookmaker.

William Hill, the world's largest betting agency by market value, has agreed to pay A$34 million up front and assume A$6 million in debt for tomwaterhouse.com, in a country that has the world's biggest gambling habit per capita.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/09/2013

Whitey Bulger Jury Deliberations Enter 4th Day

BOSTON — (Associated Press) - Jurors in the Boston racketeering trial of reputed mobster James “Whitey” Bulger deliberated for a third day Thursday without reaching a verdict.

The 12-member federal jury will return to the jury room Friday morning.

Bulger, 83, is accused of playing a role in 19 killings during the 1970s and ‘80s as leader of the Winter Hill Gang, Boston’s murderous Irish mob. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011 after 16 years as one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

Pay Per Head Services – 2013 Football Season

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Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/08/2013

Hacked PokerStars Account Gets $35K Returned

The PokerStars account of Doug “WCGRider” Polk was compromised this past spring, it was revealed by Polk himself on the TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum. 

After Stars concluded an investigation, $35,000 was returned to Polk late in June.

PokerNews.com recounted what happened:

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/08/2013

Maryland Casino Revenue up 27.6 Percent With Opening of New Casino

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) — The opening of Maryland's largest casino went a long way to helping the state net nearly $830 million more in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year — a 27.6 percent increase from the previous one.

The increase came despite a drop in traditional lottery revenue for the state from $556 million to $545 million. That money goes to the state's general fund.

 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

Tropicana Casino Teams Up with Jackpotjoy.com Creator for Online Gambling in NJ

ATLANTIC CITY — The Tropicana is the latest Atlantic City casino to line up an online partner to help it offer Internet gambling later this year.

The Trop has joined with Gamesys Limited, which runs the jackpotjoy.com website.

“Gamesys has a proven track record in the UK of providing excellent products and customer service and we look forward to launching Tropicana’s Internet gaming business with them,” said Tony Rodio, the Tropicana’s president.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

10-Package Punta Cana Tourney and $100k Guarantee Giveaway at ACR

San Jose, Costa Rica –If poker players thought August's Beast Anniversary celebration featuring an extra $51,000 in cash was enough to get excited about, they're in for a major surprise this Sunday. Americas Cardroom is hosting a 10-package Punta Cana Poker Classic guarantee on Sunday, August 11th at 6:00pm ET and a $100,000 Guaranteed tournament at 7:00pm ET.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/08/2013

The Beast Results in 50 Percent Traffic Spike at Americas Cardroom

Sure there are some Beast haters, but the one-year-old isn’t going anywhere any time soon as The Beast has resulted in a 50 percent traffic spike at Americas Cardroom.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/08/2013

Ladbrokes Struggles Continue: Can’t Take the Heat

LONDON (Reuters) - Ladbrokes' customers shunned UK betting shops and the gaming machines inside during July's heatwave, compounding a slide in first half operating profit which underscored the need to build up its online business.

Britain's second largest bookmaker has been less successful than larger rival William Hill in exploiting the growing online market and expanding overseas, making it more dependent on its chain of almost 2,300 shops on British high streets.

Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/08/2013

Two Winning Powerball Tickets Sold in New Jersey, One in Minnesota

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. — At least three people in two states will split the $448.4 million Powerball jackpot, after two winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and one was sold in Minnesota, lottery officials said Thursday.

No winners immediately came forward to claim the jackpot. Winners in both states have a year from the date of the drawing to do so.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

Casino Gambling May Be Voted Out of Massachusetts: Voters Will Choose

BOSTON (Associated Press) — A coalition of gambling opponents is pushing a proposed ballot question that would repeal the law legalizing casino gambling in Massachusetts.

The group says it filed the proposed question with the state attorney general's office on Wednesday, the deadline for submitting questions for the 2014 ballot.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/08/2013

PokerStars Announces Biggest Ever World Championship of Online Poker 2013

Players from across the globe to compete for $40 million in guaranteed prizes

ONCHAN, Isle of Man –PokerStars today officially announced the schedule for the World Championship of Online Poker 2013, which will take place from September 8-29 and be the largest to date with 66 events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/08/2013

Breaking News

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Just days after another popular poker pro was accused of cheating, news broke that Anton Wigg is claiming Mikita Badziakouski of Colluding in the $10K WSOP Circuit Event.

North Korea Accused of Cyber Attacks on Crypto Exchanges

The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies.

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Draftkings does not accept customers from the great state of Louisiana.  A number of other top online sportsbooks are accessible from the state, including Jazz Sports, which is offering a generous welcome bonus with a maximum of $1000.