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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at Odds With Attn. General Over Seminoles

Florida Governor Charlie Crist was working feverishly this week to have lawmakers approve an invalidated gambling deal with the Seminoles but Attorney General Bill McCollum says "Not so fast&q

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/18/2008

Billion Dollar Wakeup Call For Las Vegas

Glenn Haussman of Hotel Interactive spells it out:

"For the first time ever, the casino gaming industry is discovering they're subject to the same immutable laws as the rest of the hotel business. In what was widely proclaimed to be a recession-proof industry, casino gaming executives are suffering through a wake-up call of billion dollar proportions."

The numbers are staggering.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2008

Another Online Poker Room Bites The Dust

Online poker room Zosoz (www.zosoz.com) has abruptly shut down, just two months after it opened.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/18/2008

Tel Aviv Online Gambling Firms Thrive During Economic Woes

Casino Affiliate Convention organizer, Marc Lesnick, says the Tel Aviv online gambling scene is thriving despite a troubled economy.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/18/2008

Rare Snowstorm Cripples Las Vegas

3.6 inches of snow.  May not seem like a whole lot to those diehards living in Buffalo or Cleveland where this amount is considered a mere dusting.  But in Las Vegas 3.6 inches of snow has proven

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2008

Blagojevich Once Worked as a Bookie Claims Informant

Did disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich really work as a bookie?  That's what one informant is telling authorities.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke: Jon Kyl Could Have Become Attorney General

In Part Two of Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo's sit down interview with Annie Duke, the poker pro reveals why she feels it was so important for the industry to elect Barack Obama in

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

PartyGaming Founder Denies Owning Suitcase Scandal Jet

Representatives speaking on behalf of PartyGaming co-founder, Ruth Parasol, have flatly denied that Great Britain's 79th richest woman had any ownership in a plane used to transport US$8

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Grand Prive Casinos – Bella Vegas Cannot Escape Bad PR

The Grand Prive Online Casino group, which consists of its flagship brand, Bella Vegas, recently cut off their advertising affiliates in a move that has stunned industry diehards.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke Talks Darfur With Jenny Woo

Annie Duke sat down with Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, to talk about how intertwining poker and charities can be a great thing.  

The amount of money that Annie and many others in the poker community have raised is outstanding and they're not close to being done.  I've never met someone who is more passionate and dedicated about so many great causes.  She did however express to me that she would be getting back out there and "start being a poker player again."   Watch out poker world!  That's all I've got to say.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

Poker Portal Owners On US Government List?

On a recent trip back from Brussels I found myself being ushered into that dreaded "US customs interrogation room".  It goes something like this:  You hand your customs form over to a p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Somach: The Poker Players Alliance Is A Toothless Tiger

Writing in his column that appears at PokerHelper.com, San Francisco Chronicle writer and frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website, Thomas Somac

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Clonie Gowen Doesn’t Need Full Tilt Poker

The poker pro and purported part-owner in the world's second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker, is winning big....but it ain't at Full Tilt.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/16/2008

Anurag Dikshit Settlement to Open Up Can of Worms

The news that billionaire co-founder of online poker firm PartyGaming, Anurag Dikshit, has settled with the US Government for $300 million was bound to send shockwaves throughout the sector when th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

PartyGaming’s Anurag Dikshit to Settle With US Gov for $300 Mil

The billionaire co-founder of PartyGaming, Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Jamie Burnett Denies Wrongdoing in Gambling Scandal

(Press Association) Jamie Burnett has denied any wrongdoing after being placed at the centre of a betting scandal at the UK Championship in Telford on Monday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, bookmakers suspended activity on Burnett's first-round match against Stephen Maguire after a flurry of bets were placed on a 9-3 scoreline in the latter's favour. That proved the final score after Burnett missed a black in the 12th frame which would have pulled it back to 8-4.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2008

Iron Maiden Plays Costa Rica March 3

The offshore sportsbook, casino and online poker sector will have something to celebrate come March 3 as Iron Maiden arrives in Costa Rica for what is being billed as a "monster concert".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

No Way Norway: Country Bans Online Gambling

The European Union in Brussels this week strongly condemned Norway's decision to make online gambling illegal in that Scandinavian nation.

The Norwegian parliament last week passed a proposal to ban financial transactions between Norweigan residents and online poker and Internet gambling sites, just as the US had done in October 2006.  And like in the United States, Norway's Financial Services Association and its banking sector insists they are ill equipped to monitor such transactions. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2008

Absolute Poker: Life After Cheating Scandal

In an interview with the Card Player Magazine, Absolute Poker COO Paul Liggett acknowledged he had his work cut out for him after assuming a job with the co

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Grand Prive Bella Casino Group Allowed Underage Gamblers

Following J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Jenny Woo Interviews The Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth aka "poker brat" took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Jenny to discuss the UltimateBet scandal, his involvement with some great charities and whether he

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/14/2008

New Jersey Once Again Considers Legalizing Sports Betting

A resolution sponsored by Senators Raymond J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/14/2008

Poker Part of Illinois Governor Scandal

Once again, the game of poker has shown itself to be a vital part of American life by being connected to a big story in the news.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/14/2008

Internet Domain Seizures Challenged in Kentucky Appeals Court

The Kentucky Court of Appeals listened to oral arguments in a suit brought by the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) to block the seizure of 141 Internet domain names

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2008

State of Appeals Hears Kentucky Online Gambling Case

(Associated Press) Kentucky authorities want to seize 140 Internet domain names, saying the web sites bring illegal gambling within the borders of the commonwealth.

Attorneys for a trade association for the gambling web sites countered that Kentucky lacks the authority to make that move because the domain names aren't property and, besides, they are based offshore and beyond Kentucky's jurisdiction.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2008

Sportingbet Trading in Line Since First Quarter

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Online sports betting company Sportingbet (SBT.L: Quote, Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2008

Russia Recognizes Poker as a Sport

Russia Today has an interesting article that declares poker has been recognized as a sports in that country for the first time ever, and with good reason.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/12/2008

Las Vegas Craps Out

LAS VEGAS - (Canadian Press) - Things are noticeably quieter on the Las Vegas Strip these days and casinos usually known to boast excess are dropping prices to cope with a bad economy that has hit

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

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NASDAQ Seeks Boost From Bitcoin Products

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Nasdaq is in hot pursuit of Bitcoin-linked products in addition to other cryptocurrency options that may appeal to retail investors, the exchanges' CEO Adena Friedman confirmed Tuesday.

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