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In Las Vegas NCAA Tournament Really is March Madness

BY Rich O'Malley, NY DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Last year, for the first time in six years, I did the responsible thing.

I stayed home.

Every year since 2003, I had religiously made my pilgrimage to Las Vegas - including once BY MYSELF when everyone bailed on me - to watch the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament at various sportsbooks along The Strip.

But last year, I purchased a house with my wife, so I did what any sane, married 30-something who had just bought a house would do.

I broke the streak.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/15/2010

Online Gambling: Okay To Play Facebook Page Launched

In an aggressive move by online gambling interests, a new Facebook page has been launched with the goal to have some 200,000 fans in the next several months.  Websites in the sector are being enco

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/14/2010

Man Attacks at Australia Casino: More Online Gambling News

A man has been questioned by police after a bouncer was allegedly head-butted at Burswood Casino in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/13/2010

Nevada May Want To Cut Off WSOP Online Poker Sponsors

The World Series of Poker may find itself in yet another setback.  Following legislation passed in October 2006 that essentially made it illegal (or at least difficult) for banks to transfer funds

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/12/2010

Ladbrokes Limits Players Bets to 1 Euro Max

If you win, you're limits often get cut, especially at the European online sportsbooks.  Just ask one poor customer of Ladbrokes.  Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/12/2010

MGM To Leave Atlantic City Over Questions About Ho

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/12/2010

NCAA Basketball Tournament 2010: Get Ready to Bet

For sports bettors throughout the United States, Sunday night will begin a five day frenzy of placing bets, organizing office pools and entering million dollar bracket contests like those found at

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/12/2010

Betfair US Boss Gerard Cunningham Out

eGaming Review Magazine is reporting that Betfair US Head Submitted by Guest on, Mar/12/2010

Australia: Internet In Peril as Big Brother Is Still Watching

Gaming, news media, entertainment and freedom of expression fans, your Internet is in danger, at least if you'r one of our Australian readers.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/12/2010

Online Gambling Would Welcome Rush Limbaugh to Costa Rica

Radio host Rush Limbaugh has suggested that should President Obama's health plan sail through Congress, he will pack up his things and move to Costa Rica. 

Limbaugh has chosen the perfect destination.  The online gambling industry set up shop in this Central American paradise during the mid-1990's.  Since that time operators have gone on to opening their own restaurants and constructing office buildings.  Limbaugh won't have any difficulty broadcasting his radio show out of CR either with all those enormous satellite dishes sitting on the properties of sportsbooks. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/11/2010

Poll Finds Most Americans Oppose Internet Gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Associated Press) - A new poll finds most Americans oppose Internet and half oppose sports betting, but many have gambled themselves at a casino.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll found two-thirds of those surveyed oppose changing the law to allow bets to be placed over the Internet, and 53 percent oppose allowing bets on the outcome of professional or college sporting events.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/11/2010

Stateside Bookies, Costa Rica Business Indicted

A federal indictment unsealed today charged four men and two companies with running an illegal gambling business that attracted about $3.6 million in bets over three years.

Gerlarmo Cammisano, 56, James J. Moretina, 60, James L. Dicapo, 57, and Michael J. Lombardo, 54, each were charged with violations of federal gambling laws in the 23-count indictment returned Tuesday in Kansas City.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/10/2010

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino CEO Death Ruled a Suicide

TMZ.com was reporting that law enforcement had informed the popular website that the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino CEO Andrew (Randy) Kwasniewski was found dead yesterday of

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/10/2010

Mirapex Causes Gambling Addiction? Man Sues

A Las Vegas man has filed suit against the drug Mirapex's manufacturers, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Pharmacia Corp., and Pharmacia & Upjohn Co.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/10/2010

EU Court Advice Concerns Local Gambling Businesses

GIBRALTER CHRONICLE


Gibraltar Government is being urged by the gaming industry to consider a more proactive stance, possibly intervention in court action, following a recent opinion expressed by the European Court of Justice Advocate General, Paulo Mengozzi, that mutual recognition of national licences for games of chance is not viable as European Union law now stands, it has emerged.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/10/2010

Hard Rock Hotel Hotel Executive Dead From Gunshot Wound

The CEO of The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was found dead from a gunshot wound. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/09/2010

Is Online Gambling a Good Bet for Florida?

TAMPA, FL -- Online casinos are based in Antigua, the United Kingdom, and the British Isles, pretty much anywhere you can think of except for the United States.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/09/2010

Ben Roethlisberger's Sexual Assault: Odds makers Back Off For Now

Ben Roethlisberger's latest predicament has oddsmakers wondering what can and cannot be considered in "bad taste" when it comes to a "bad boy" athlete.  This is the second time

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/09/2010

Hand Grenade Thrown at Home of Intralot CEO

This past weekend marked an uptick in crime aimed at the gambling sector.  First, a brazen robbery took place during an international poker tournament in Berlin on Saturday (most of which was caug

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/09/2010

Australia Gambling News and Findings Mixed Reviews

It's been a painstaking process, but Gambling911 via the Media Man down under in Aussie Land, has got their hands on some interesting data of substance, released by our "friends" at the N

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/08/2010

Merge Poker Signs on Yet Another Online Poker Room

Merge Gaming today announced that PokerHost.com, has joined one of the fastest growing poker networks in the world.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2010

No Consensus in EU Yet on Remote Gaming Industry

Times of Malta

Ivan Camilleri, Brussels

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2010

Online Gambling Likely to Take in €5 billion on One Small Isle

€5 billion, now that's a lot of money.  These are the projections for the online gambling industry.  But when one considers that figure is just limited to one tiny island in the Mediterranean S

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2010

St. Petersburg Times: Proposed Gambling Deal Good for Florida

(Times Editorial) The Legislature and the Seminole Indian Tribe appear close to

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Alabama Governor Cracks Down on Bingo Machines

MONTGOMERY, Ala.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Sands Singapore to Open Next Month

SINGAPORE - US gaming giant Las Vegas Sands said on February 24 its casino project in Singapore will open on April 27, months behind the original schedule of late 2009.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Carl Icahn Takes Over Tropicana Atlantic City

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has regulatory approval to own the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission said on Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

PartyGaming The Latest to Report Poor 2009 Showing

With Sportingbet a bit of an exception to the rule, online poker's 4th largest network, PartGaming, reported a poor showing in 2009 with numbers down to $135.0 million from $144.2 millio

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/04/2010

The Rise and Near Fall of World Sports Exchange (WSEX.com)

What used to be one of the most trusted and reliable online sportsbooks, World Sports Exchange (WSEX.com), has been getting hammered over the past 6 months by the folks at Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/03/2010

Breaking News

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.