Gambling News

Betfair Joins Forces With Trump Plaza to Offer Online Gambling in NJ

ATLANTIC CITY — (Associated Press) - Trump Plaza is partnering with British company Betfair to offer Internet gambling once it begins in New Jersey next month.

Betfair is one of Britain’s largest online betting companies, and it owns TVG, the platform provider for 4NJBets. That is the only horse racing account-wagering platform available to New Jersey residents.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/23/2013

2013 WSOPE Final 6 Determined: Benny Spindler Leads

The aim for today was to make the final eight players from the 24 that started at midday. Such was the quick progress made that the final eight was reached in less than four levels of play. The WSOP made the decision to play on until six remained and that only took another 50 minutes of play.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/23/2013

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd: No Idea Where $80k Gambling Debt Rumor Came From

Clemson starting quarterback Tajh Boyd shot down rumors that surfaced this past weekend that he owes $80,000 in gambling debts primarily from betting the NFL.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/23/2013

Last Chance for Punta Cana Poker Classic

It turns out a little hard work at the poker tables this weekend can lead to a 5-star poker vacation at the Hard Rock this November. Americas Cardroom is hosting a 10-package Punta Cana Poker Classic guarantee on Sunday, October 27th at 6:00pm ET. The event costs $50+$5 to get into and rewards 10 Punta Cana packages worth $4,100 apiece.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/23/2013

‘Suitability’ of Caesars CEO Questioned in Massachusetts With Federal Probe Ongoing

Updated October 24, 2013:  Gambling regulators in Massachusetts questioning the suitability of Caesars CEO of Company Acquisition, Mitch Garber, did not contribute to that company’s decision to withdraw a gaming license application in the state.

Mr. Garber offered this clarification to Gambling911.com following a report featured on the site yesterday and in various other media outlets suggesting otherwise.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/23/2013

Trick or Treat: Tiny Delaware to Launch Online Poker on Halloween

The First State, Delaware, will live up to its nick when it becomes the first US state to offer real money online gambling to its residents.

To date, Nevada has offered real money Web poker but is prohibited from offering other forms of online gambling.  Delaware will feature other casino games such as blackjack and slots.  New Jersey is set to launch real cash Internet gambling by the end of November.  

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/23/2013

Bodog Embezzlement Case Heats Up: Charges to be Filed Shortly

As reported last week, a number of former high-ranking employees of Bodog Brand’s Asian arm have been implicated in an embezzlement scheme, according to company officials and confirmed by a Bodog representative.  Gambling911.com can reveal that charges are about to be filed against at least one of the individuals, Robert Gustafsson. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/23/2013

24 Remaining in This Year’s WSOPE Main Event

These days when the poker world hears the last name "Steinberg", the first person they likely htink of is gold bracelet winner Max Steinberg.  Back in 2010 though, it was Danny Steinberg who was the more notable of the twin poker players.  Danny final tabled the WSOPE Main Event that year, taking sixth place the last year the series was held in London.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/22/2013

New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill Could Expand Across State Lines

Legislation proposed earlier this year could see New Jersey developing online gambling compacts with other states, said state Assemblyman John Amodeo durng a conference of gambling leaders and regulators Tuesday.

From The Press of Atlantic City:

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/22/2013

Backers, Critics Debate New York State Casino Expansion Plan

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Opponents of New York state's proposal to build new casinos argued Monday that more gambling would further impoverish people struggling to make ends meet and encourage addicts, while supporters said tax revenue would generate jobs and fund schools.

A discussion presenting both sides of a referendum on amending the state constitution to allow Las Vegas-type casinos was held in New York City, ahead of a Nov. 5 ballot vote.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/22/2013

Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Bilking Investors: Used Funds to Pay Gambling Debts

A San Jose, California man has been sentenced to five years prison time and five years probation for defrauding investors in order to pay off his gambling debts.

Thomas R. Papa, 56, represented himself as a money manager for a company called MTJJ via Craigslist.  He would tell potential clients that he could broker deals for property and business loans through private investors.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/22/2013

Reginald Roberts Repeats HPT Victory

Wyandotte, OK - When Reginald “Shawn” Roberts of Springfield, Missouri walked into Indigo Sky Casino for Monday’s taping of Heartland Poker Tour, he tried to keep his expectations in check.  “Honestly, I just feel grateful to be at the Final Table,” he said, “You never know how many times you will get to do this.”  Last year, Roberts became one of just a few players to return to HPT’s televised Final Table. He finished fifth in Missouri after a win in Oklahoma in 2010.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/22/2013

One Dead, Three Wounded at Bally’s Hotel-Casino Club in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - Authorities say an ex-convict with a history of altercations at Las Vegas clubs was behind a shooting that killed a patron and wounded two employees at a casino after-hours nightclub on the Strip.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Monday that 41-year-old suspect Benjamin Frazier remained hospitalized at University Medical Center.

Police say Frazier is being treated for serious head injuries sustained when he was subdued following the 5:45 a.m. (October 21, 2013) shooting at Drai’s After Hours at Bally’s hotel-casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/21/2013

The Latest Poker Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Scotty Nguyen and Tom McEvoy will be the 45th and 46th inductees into the Poker Hall of Fame. 

A ceremony for the induction will take place on November 3.  Celebrations take place at the 2013 WSOP Main Event.

Scotty Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American, is a five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.  Nguyen is perhaps best known for winning the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event. He is the first and currently only player to win both the WSOP Main Event and $50,000 Players' Championship.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/21/2013

Depositing on WSOP.com Hasn’t Been Easy Say Players

The second real money online poker site to begin accepting players from the US within the US hasn’t had the easiest time getting money in (or off the site) according to complaints that have cropped up on the TwoPlusTwo.com message boards.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/21/2013

Tropicana Casino Approved for NJ Online Gambling License

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) - New Jersey casino regulators continued their march toward Internet gambling Monday, awarding the state's fifth online gambling permit to the Tropicana Casino and Resort.

The state is preparing for the launch of online gambling in New Jersey, which will begin Nov. 26 after a five-day invitation-only test period to make sure all the systems work properly.

The awarding of the permit came as detailed regulations for Internet gambling took effect Monday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/21/2013

Negreanu, Scott Clements, Ludovic Lacay Still Going Strong at WSOPE 2013

With just 71 players left at press time Monday evening, Daniel Negreanu was among the big names still hanging in there at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event (WSOPE).

Some of the biggest money earners including Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari busted out of this year’s event.

Big international money earners were among the chip leaders heading into the overnight hours Monday.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/21/2013

375 Players Enter 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

This year's World Series of Poker Europe Main event has 375 entries, a €3.6 million prize pool, and €1 million payout to the champion.

Remaining players from the first two days will be combined to kick off Monday’s play.

Among the more familiar names still taking part:  Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Martin Finger, Max Steinberg, Shannon Shorr and Noah Schwartz.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/21/2013

Niagara Police Can Now Buy New Cars With Gambling Proceeds

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (Associated Press) — A western New York police department can start shopping for patrol vehicles for the first time in five years now that casino gambling payments have been received from the Seneca Nation of Indians.

The Niagara Gazette reports that the Niagara Falls City Council has approved a measure seeking the allocation of $513,000 in casino revenues to buy 19 new police cars. The move will allow the cash-strapped city to essentially replace its entire fleet of overworked police cruisers.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/21/2013

Indianapolis Airport Considering Wireless Gambling Technology

(Associated Press) - Phil Sicuso and Joe Champion say Indianapolis International Airport is well suited for wireless gambling technology that could bring in revenue to support more nonstop flights.

The pair work at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and floated the idea in an article for their firm's newsletter, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/20/2013

Week 8 College Football Upsets Great for the Bookies

Bookies celebrated a series of Week 8 College Football upsets that helped boost profits as the betting public tended to back the more high profile favorites.

Ole Miss pulled off one of the week’s biggest upsets, beating LSU outright as a +10 underdog.  The Tigers now have two losses on the season.  The Rebels record coming into Week 9 is 4-3 following their three point home victory.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/20/2013

$1 Million Big One for One Drop Returns in 2014

After a one year hiatus, the $1 Million Big One for One Drop will be returning in 2014 as part of the World Series of Poker.

“It was a terrific inaugural event in 2012 with One Drop raising nearly $5.7 million from the Big One event,” One Drop founder Guy Laliberté said in a press release. “There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure access to water for all. I have no doubt that the poker community will once again live up to its reputation for generosity by helping to transform lives sustainably.”

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/19/2013

Gambler Archie Karas Extradited to CA for Casino Cheat Case: Pleads Not Guilty

One of the most well-known and successful gamblers of all time, Archie Karas, was extradited from Nevada to California to face charges he cheated a San Diego casino out of more than $8000.  He entered a “Not Guilty” plea on Friday. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/18/2013

Genovese Crime Family Mobster Admits Role in Racketeering Tied to Sports Betting

Genovese Crime Family associate John Breheney (AKA “Fu”), 49, of Egg Harbor, NJ, pleaded guilty Friday before US District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute through his participation in an illegal sports betting operation. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/18/2013

Las Vegas Sands Earnings Beat 3rd Quarter Earnings

(Reuters) - Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. , owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, on Thursday posted better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, boosted by positive trends at its Macau and Singapore operations.

The company, which operates the Venetian in Las Vegas, also said it increased its common dividend by 42.9 percent to $2 per share yearly, or 50 cents per quarter, for the 2014 calendar year.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/17/2013

Philadelphia Plays Host to Internet Gambling Conference

HARRISBURG, Pa - Gaming Control Board Chairman William H. Ryan, Jr. along with Executive Director Kevin O'Toole and Bureau of Licensing Director Susan Hensel will participate in the World Regulatory Briefing USA focusing on iGaming on October 22 and 23, 2013 in Philadelphia.

Leaders from the gaming industry along with regulators from state, international and Native American gaming jurisdictions will be presenting at the conference.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/17/2013

Adelson Republican Strategic Research Study: ‘Universal Opposition to Web Gambling’

Online gambling opponent and one of the GOP’s biggest donors, Sheldon Adelson, recently commissioned the Republican strategic research and polling firm, The Tarrance Group, to conduct a study to determine voter attitudes towards legalized online gambling in the US.  Their findings, not surprisingly, favor Adelson’s stance. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/17/2013

Trump Casinos in Atlantic City Latest to be Granted Online Gambling Permits

(Associated Press) - The two Trump casinos in Atlantic City received their Internet gambling permits Thursday, as New Jersey regulators continued preparing for the launch of online gambling next month.

Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal got their Internet gambling permits and join the Borgata and the Golden Nugget among casinos approved to begin Internet gambling.

Online gambling will begin Nov. 26 in New Jersey after a five-day, invitation-only trial period.

New Jersey is the third state in the nation to offer online gambling, along with Nevada and Delaware.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/17/2013

Americas Cardroom to Host $350k ‘The High Five’ Poker Tournament Series

US facing online poker room Americas Cardroom (ACR) will be hosting a new tournament series called the High Five Tournament Series (HFTS). The series of tournaments runs from November 20th to 24th and promises 5 major guaranteed tournaments each night along with smaller events for a series guarantee of $350,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/17/2013

888 Holdings Anticipates Dramatic Revenue Rise in 2014 With US Web Gambling

(Reuters) - London- listed 888 Holdings is expecting to start to see the benefits from next year as a number of U.S. states ease a ban on Internet gambling.

888, which runs online gambling and poker sites, is already operating in Nevada, with markets in Delaware and New Jersey expected to go live in the coming weeks.

"In 2014, we should start to see some meaningful revenues come through," Chief Executive Brian Mattingley said, talking about prospects in the American market.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/16/2013

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BetOnline's Dave Mason Frank Assessment: 'We Got Smoked' With Nathan's Contest

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If you showed up at the Meadowlands Race Track Friday evening, chances are you had to participate in a Covid-19 screening that could best be described as an "epic fail".