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Pennsylvania Leads U.S. in Gaming With Tax Windfall

(Bloomberg News) - - Ralph Attarian, a 47-year-old caddy, puffed cigarettes as he played a penny slot machine in Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, adding to the pot of money that has helped Pennsylvania reap more tax revenue from gambling than any state for three years running.

“I just come here to kill some time,” he said one weekday morning as he tried his luck 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) from the Las Vegas Strip. Players such as Attarian are proving a windfall for Pennsylvania, which is using the revenue to diversify its tax base and ease property levies.

Submitted by Guest on, May/21/2012

AFL Star Tony Smith Back on Mermaid Beach: Once Sold Mega House to ‘Rat’ Daniel Tzvetkoff

AFL star Tony Smith is making a comeback on Mermaid Beach on Australia’s Gold Coast.  He just purchased a 1,220-square-metre holding on Surf Street, which runs off Albatross Avenue.


Submitted by Ace King on, May/21/2012

Odds to Win Miss USA 2012 Now Up: Rhode Island the Favorite

Sportsbook has just released its odds on the upcoming Miss USA pageant with Miss Rhode Island the early 7/1 favorite.  (See all odds here available for betting)

Other notables includes Pennsylvania at 8/1 odds and Texas at 9/1 odds.

Miss New York was among the biggest long shots at 50/1.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/21/2012

WPT World Championship 2012: Steve O’Dwyer Leads After Day 1

The WPT World Championship 2012 had Steve O’Dwyer leading with 231,750 chips after Day 1.

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With 43 cashes and 4 first place finishes in live tournaments, O’Dwyer has won over $2.4 million to date. 

O’Dwyer has had unprecedented success in recent months.  Here were some of his top performances since September. EPT London / Season 8 / UKIPT /Season 2

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, May/20/2012

Shaun Deeb Incredible Poker Feat: Wins Unprecedented 5th SCOOP Title

Never before has PokerStars, and maybe even the online poker world, witnessed such domination by one player in an online tournament series. Shaun Deeb has now won four High stakes events in SCOOP 2012 – 10-H, 19-H, 26-H and 38-H – to put him on a record five SCOOP titles in total. His stats for this series now read: 25 cashes, 8 final tables, 4 wins, $236,951.39 – and there’s still two more events to come. What price on Deeb going deep in today’s Main Event? You wouldn’t bet against it.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2012

Poker Pro Brian Hastings Blasts The Cosmopolitan Poker Room in Vegas

Brian Hastings, a popular poker player who has enjoyed great success online, is not exactly thrilled with The Cosmopolitan poker room in Las Vegas.

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Last year, Vegas Inc. suggested the Cosmopolitan was “too big to fail”.

Hastings pushed the “fail” button this weekend following play with the likes of Doyle Brunson, who snapped the accompanying photo of Brian. 

He tweeted: 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, May/19/2012

Intertops Poker Anticipates ‘Significant Increase in Ring Game Liquidity' with Revolution

Intertops Poker has expressed excitement over the rebranding of its current network to Revolution Gaming on June 1.  The world’s first online gambling website, said it was “expecting a significant increase in ring game liquidity, increased player-rewards and a much richer tournament schedule” as part of the changeover. 

Revolution Gaming was formed after Lock Poker entered into a deal to buy certain assets of the Cake Poker Network.  Cake Poker will continue to operate on the newly branded network. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/19/2012

Illinois Online Gambling Bill Introduced: New Jersey Voters Favor iGaming (Video)

Natalie Rydström of SBR Forum breaks down some recent developments in online gambling that include a new bill in Illinois and a poll showing New Jersey residents favor legalization.  The video appears below. 


Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2012

Zynga Trading Halted After Facebook Debut Sparks 13 Percent Drop

SAN FRANCISCO -- (Market Watch -  Shares of Zynga Inc. were halted in morning trades Friday after the stock fell by more than 13 percent.


Trading was halted after Facebook Inc. began trading in its much-awaited initial public offering.

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2012

Lesniak Says Christie Back on Board Regarding Internet Gambling: June 30 Target Date

State Sen. Ray Lesniak, D-Union, said that he believes that Governor Christie is “back on board” regarding online gaming, and predicted that the Legislature would pass a bill by the end of the session on June 30.  This was according to John Brennan of 


Submitted by Ace King on, May/18/2012

Phil Hellmuth Launches ‘Poker Brat Radio’ on ESPN Radio

World Series of Poker record bracelet holder Phil Hellmuth this week launched “Poker Brat Radio”.


The show debuted at 5 pm PST May 15.

Hellmuth is best known for holding 11 WSOP bracelets.  He has 45 live tournament cashouts and has sat at 85 final tables.  He has finished in 1st place.  He has won just shy of $11 million in live tournaments to date. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/18/2012

Shaun Deeb Wins Record 4 SCOOP Titles

US player Shaun Deeb had won this 4th PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series title this week.  It is the first time a single individual has won this many SCOOP titles. 


Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, May/18/2012

Mark Zuckerberg was Wearing WHAT Friday as Facebook Went Public: Hoodie and Suit Odds

Bookmaker has released odds on what Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be wearing Friday as his company begins trading. (find odds here)

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/17/2012

Facebook Closing Price on Opening Day Odds Released: Betting Available

Bookmaker has released odds on the Facebook closing price at the end of opening day May 18, 2012 (find odds here).   

Facebook has priced its IPO at $38 million ahead of Friday’s opening bell.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/17/2012

Carbon Poker Version 6.0 Software - Coming in June!

More big news in the world of online poker as Carbon Poker, the flagship brand of the Merge Gaming Network, has announced the unveiling of its 6.0 software, coming June 1, 2012. is thrilled to bring its readers a sneak preview.  We will have more teasers coming over the next two weeks. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/17/2012

U.S. Internet Gambling Legislative Activity Reaches Historic High

According to U.S. Internet Gambling Regulatory Tracker, a new legislative monitoring service from GamblingCompliance Ltd., nine states have taken up legislation authorizing or prohibiting some combination of Internet poker and casino gaming in 2012, up from seven states in 2011.


Submitted by Guest on, May/17/2012

Facebook IPO Good for Internet Gambling: Zynga Should Begin Offering ‘Real Money’ Play Right Away

One of the immediate beneficiaries of this week’s Facebook IPO should be the Internet gambling industry.  Facebook has been making overtures towards the multi-million dollar sector via its hugely popular Zynga Poker platform.


While Facebook may have to wait a little while before offering “real money” online poker to US players, the company could look to profit from jurisdictions where Web gambling is already clearly legal.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/17/2012

Poker Players Talk Revolution Gaming Network, Lock, Cake and Intertops

You have gotten all the news here first at regarding the June 1, 2012 launch of the new Revolution Gaming Network, featuring some of the most recognized brands on the Web.  Among those top brands:  Lock Poker, Cake Poker and Intertops, which has the distinction of being the first online gambling website on the Net.  Cake and Lock are both proud sponsors of the website. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, May/16/2012

Bwin.Party Sales Inch Upwards

LONDON - (Reuters) - digital, the world's largest listed online gaming company, said first-quarter revenue edged up and that it expects to be offered a licence to offer online gambling in Germany soon.

The company, which was formed by the merger of Austria's Bwin and PartyGaming last year, on Wednesday said revenue rose 1 percent to 215.9 million euros ($275.8 million) in the three months to the end of March as growth in casino and gaming offset weakness at its poker and bingo businesses. It added that April trade was in line with last year.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2012

Web Cam Online Poker Room in Isle of Man as Safe as a Vegas Casino

This week, announced the beginning of an exciting new partnership with, a web cam online poker room based in the Isle of Man.


Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2012

Online Gambling in India Surges: Nation Missing Out on $5 Billion Annually

The Times of India this week reported that India could be missing out on as much as $1.5 billion in lost tax revenue by not regulating online gambling.


The paper cites an expanding middle class and increased Web access across the country.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/16/2012

Illinois Could Jump Into Online Poker Fray

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton suggested Tuesday that Illinois could benefit significantly from the multi billion dollar online poker industry.


Cullerton noted that Illinois would be in a position to become a hub for the industry.  His proposal comes to the table just two weeks before a scheduled May 31 adjournment.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/16/2012

Americas Cardroom Lowers Poker Players Bad Beat Jackpot Contribution by Half

A spokesman for Americas Cardroom announced today that they will be reducing their mid stakes players bad beat jackpot contribution by half. Players who played $0.25/$0.50 and above contributed a maximum fee per hand of $0.50 in the old structure. Moving forward all stakes between $0.10/$0.25 and $1/$2 will only contribute a maximum of $0.25 per hand.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2012

Revolution Gaming to Offer Rakeback at 36 Percent, Lock Poker to Host $1 Mil Rake Chase has confirmed that the new Revolution Gaming online poker network, effective June 1, 2012, will begin to offer players an incredible 36 percent rakeback.  This is the highest rake on the current market.  Revolution Gaming will include the top brands Lock Poker and Cake Poker among others.  

The 36 percent will be paid daily into Lock Poker players accounts while other Revolution partners will have the option to do so.  At this moment only Lock is confirmed on board with the daily rakeback. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2012

Spiderman Toby Maguire Victims Recover Out of Court in High Stakes Poker Ponzi Scheme

Toby Maguire, who is best known for his role of Spiderman in that comic strip film franchise, has fully settled with victims in a highly publicized ponzi scheme involving Hollywood underground high stakes poker games.


Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/15/2012

Webcam Poker and Social Media Brought to a Whole New Level With Camasino

Introducing the new Webcam poker room and a new form of social gaming, Camasino, which has joined the family.  Players from around the globe are welcome to join here.

Submitted by Payton on, May/15/2012

Devilfish Poker Emailing Customers of Now Defunct Purple Lounge: Sale Possible? was reporting that customers of now shuttered Purple Lounge have been in receipt of emails from rival Devilfish Poker.


The two emails sent out feature no content other than the header “Devilfish Poker Welcomes Purple Lounge Player”.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/15/2012

PokerStars Officially Launches Zoom Poker

PokerStars highly anticipated Zoom Poker officially launched on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 following extensive beta testing of the product. 


Zoom Poker is the fast action ring game that provides players with more hands in less time. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, May/15/2012

Nevada Online Poker to Take Another 7 to 10 Months Says Regulator: 3 More States Want In

While intrastate online poker has already been made legalized in Nevada, real money Web card rooms won’t be available for another 7 to 10 months, regulators announced during a meeting with operators and the state’s Governor on Monday.

The first licenses are expected to be issued within the next 30 to 60 days or by the end of June 2012.  Security remains a vital issue with regulators noting that another 6 to 8 months will be necessary for testing of any Internet poker site.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/14/2012

Mississippi Controversial Online Poker Bill May Return

One of the more controversial pieces of legislation on the state front involving the legalization of online poker sites may ultimately be revived. 

A proposed measure by Mississippi lawmakers looked dead in the water earlier in the year.  Some of the more contentious aspects of that bill included allowing the state to confiscate accounts that were inactive for at least a year’s period as well as the  imprisonment of citizens that were caught playing on unlicensed Web card rooms.  A steep licensing fee would also be required to operate in America’s poorest state.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/14/2012

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