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Former Boxer Mike Tyson Becomes the Face of Online Casino

The former boxer Mike Tyson has just been named “Brand Ambassador” for the online casino company

Mike Tyson has personally signed 7Red boxing gloves, 7Red caps and 7Red T-shirts that can be won via daily raffles., one of Europe’s biggest online casinos, utilizes the BetSoft platform and is owned by RedCorp SA. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/13/2014

European Poker Tour to Host Europe’s Largest-Ever Poker Festival

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The European Poker Tour (EPT) today announced that it will stage Europe’s largest-ever poker festival in Barcelona this August to celebrate its 100th event.

Poker players and fans will not want to miss this historic celebration which will likely set European prize and attendance records from August 16 – 27, 2014 at the Casino Barcelona.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/13/2014

Poker Tournament Photographer Outfoxed at Foxwoods: Charged With Larceny

A well-liked poker tournament photographer, Jay “WhoJedi” Newnum has been charged with larceny in the state of Connecticut for allegedly stealing dealer tips at the Foxwoods Casino.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/13/2014

Blast in Illegal Chinese Gambling Hall Leaves 14 Dead

BEIJING (Associated Press) -- An explosion Monday at an illegal gambling hall in a village in southern China killed 14 people and injured seven others, state media report.

The blast struck at around 2:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) outside the city of Kaili in the poor southern province of Guizhou, the official People's Daily newspaper and Xinhua News Agency said. While the cause of the explosion officially remains under investigation, police believe it was set deliberately and are treating the incident as a crime, People's Daily said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/13/2014

PCA 2014 Final Table Determined

Estonian pro Madis Muur has done it again, and is narrowly ahead of would-be two-time EPT champion Mike McDonald for the overnight chip lead - going in to the final of the of the $10k PCA 2014 Main Even with 6,205,000.

All eight players in tomorrow's final are guaranteed at least $173,220, but a life-changing prize $1,820,420 first prize awaits the winner, along with the title of PCA 2014 champion, a trophy and stunning “Steel and Black” design watch worth €5,550 from SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2014.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/12/2014

Fox TV Show ‘Rake’ About Hard Edge Attorney With Gambling Addiction (Video)

Fox is set to debut “Rake”, starring Greg Kinnear as a brilliant but self-destructive attorney with a gambling problem.  He is always owing money to his bookie.

The show is based on an Australian television series of the same name and is being billed as a legal comedy-drama.  It debuts Thursday January 23 at 9 pm EST.

Kinnear stars as Keegan Deane who, in the Australian version, defends cases involving cannibals, polygamists and a doctor who has sex with his dog.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/12/2014

Nevada Casinos Lose $1.3 Billion in 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — Nevada’s largest casinos suffered a combined net loss of $1.35 billion in 2013, marking the fifth year of losses since the onset of the Great Recession.

The annual “Gaming Abstract” released Friday by the state Gaming Control Board looks at the total revenues of casinos that gross more than $1 million in gambling revenue.

While total revenues of $23 billion were up slightly from 2012, so were the losses.

Total revenue is the money spent by patrons on gambling, rooms, food, beverage and entertainment.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2014

Colorado Man Indicted for Running Online Gambling Site

BOULDER, Colo. (Associated Press) -- A 62-year-old Boulder County man accused of running an online gambling website for at least three years has been arrested.

The Daily Camera reports ( ) Larry Kyle Richardson was arrested Friday after a grand jury indicted him on one charge of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. He is suspected of running an online gambling website from Jan. 1, 2010, through Jan. 8, 2013, "in, or triable in, Boulder County."

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2014

Madis Muur Leads at PCA 2014 Main Event

The prospect of a $1,820,420 first prize and the title of PCA 2014 champion is looming ever closer for 20 players here at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/11/2014

British Poker Pro Max Silver Leads at PCA 2014 Main Event

British pro Max Silver is leading the last 72 players in the $10k PCA 2014 Main Event bagging up 1,453,000 for Day 4. The 23-year-old former Full Tilt Poker employee, here at the PCA with fiancee Lisa, has been on a tear in the last few months, ending 2013 with a sixth place finish for €160,200 at EPT Prague - which pushed his lifetime tournament winnings to more than $1 million.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/11/2014

20 LSOP Millions Packages on the Line in Two Separate Tournaments

San Jose, Costa Rica – If there was any indication that online poker in the US is shaping up to be double rewarding in 2014, this is it. Popular online poker site Americas Cardroom is hosting two separate tournaments that guarantee 10 packages each for the $1 million guaranteed LSOP Millions, a land-based poker tournament set to get underway this March in Panama.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/10/2014

Poker Pro Justin Smith Sentenced for Role in Russian Mob Run Gambling Ring

Kissimmee, Florida resident Justin “BoostedJ” Smith has been sentenced to probation for his involvement in an illegal gambling ring with ties to the Russian Mob.  The poker pro, who has won over $2.1 million in live tournaments to date, was sentenced to three months of home confinement and 200 hours of community service.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/10/2014

Devils, Sixers Boss Not Worried Over Online Poker Sponsorship

NEWARK, N.J. — (Associated Press) - The chief executive of the NHL's New Jersey Devils and NBA's Philadelphia 76ers doesn't believe the teams will be cast in a bad light by agreeing to a multiyear sponsorship deal with one of the world's leading online poker companies.

Scott O'Neil, who runs the teams and the Prudential Center for groups led by leverage buyout specialist Josh Harris, and Norbert Teufelberger, the chief executive of digital entertainment that operates partypoker, announced the historic deal Thursday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/10/2014

Pascal Lefrancois Leads for Day 3 of PCA 2014 Main Event

There were 1,031 players at this year's PCA, hailing from 65 countries. Remarkably, given the horrendous weather conditions in the States, 346 Americans managed to get to the Bahamas accounting for 34% of the field, with 143 Canadians also present (14% of the field).

The players (295 on Day 1a, 710 on Day 1b yesterday, 12 new entries before start of play today and 14 no-shows) have generated a $10,000,700 prize pool. The winner will get $1,820,420 with 150 others also getting paid.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/10/2014

BetFred to Slash Employee Salaries in Half: Some Will Have to Sell Their Homes

At least they waited until after Christmas to play Scrooge but the powers-that-be at British bookmaker have announced employees will soon have to endure a 50 percent cut in their salaries.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/09/2014

Dan Bilzerian: ‘Poker Players Are Kind of a Degenerate Group’

Colorful poker pro Dan Bilzerian gave few details on that $10.8 million session he tweeted about recently other than that it was a $5,000-$10,000 no-limit event.  But in an exclusive Card Player interview, Bilzerian talks about how he got into poker and readily admits there is "nothing normal about winning or losing $10 million in a single night".

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/09/2014

Shares in William Hill, Ladbrokes Plunge Over Fixed-Odds Machine Vitriol

Shares in the UK’s two biggest betting firms, William Hill and Ladbrokes, dropped 7 percent and 9 percent, respectively, Thursday following Prime Minister David Cameron’s assertion that fixed-odds machines need to be curbed.

The machines have been dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling” by campaigners.

Cameron said he "absolutely shares the concerns" raised over the “epidemic” of fixed-odds terminals.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/09/2014

Heartland Poker Tour Expands Into Mississippi

Vicksburg, MSHeartland Poker Tour (HPT) continues to push the boundaries of the Heartland by adding a tour stop at Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  HPT’s first visit to Mississippi is expected to draw hundreds of participants from across the country.  The series will kick off with a deep stack tournament on March 14th and conclude with a nationally-televised Final Table in the Main Event on March 24th.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/09/2014

John Goodman Joins ‘The Gambler’ Cast

“Inside Llewyn Davis” star John Goodman has joined the cast of “The Gambler” remake.  He will star along side the likes of Mark Wahlberg and Jessica Lange. 

James Caan was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1974 original.

Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia regarding the plot:

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/09/2014

Mobster Gets More Than 9 Year Sentence for Pot Distribution

Though his lawyer argued the drug is mainstream, mobster Salvatore Larca has been sentenced to 9.5 years behind bars for running an illegal marijuana distribution business. 

The reputed Genovese crime family member admitted to running the operation from the Bronx, New York.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/09/2014

Cantor Could Pay Over $2 Million in Damages Resulting From Colbert Indictment

Cantor Gaming, which changed its name to CG Technologies this week, has agreed to pay over $2 million under a tentative settlement reached over the weekend with the Nevada Gaming Control Board, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/09/2014

Openings Set to Start in Mob Financial Fraud Case

CAMDEN — (Associated Press) - Federal prosecutors will start making their case to jurors that a group of Philadelphia and southern New Jersey mobsters pulled off a white-collar financial fraud scheme.

The trial of Nicodemo Scarfo and six other defendants is scheduled to start Wednesday. Prosecutors say the defendants used threats to take over a mortgage company and then kept the firm’s assets for themselves.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/08/2014

76ers, Devils Ink Online Gambling Sponsorship Deal

NEWARK, N.J. (Associated Press) — The Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL have become the first major U.S.-based professional teams to sign a sponsorship deal with an online gambling company.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/08/2014 World Exclusive: Americas Cardroom Now has Bitcoin Option

As first reported by Monday, the biggest online poker room to date will begin offering bitcoin deposit and withdrawal options.  Depositing via bitcoin will be available as of today (January 8, 2014).  Withdrawal availability will follow shortly.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/08/2014

Ameristar Casino to Host First Televised Poker Tournament in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Poker enthusiasts will have an opportunity to play on national television in Kansas City for the first time when Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) visits Ameristar Casino April 25-May 4, 2014.  The 10-day series will include several preliminary events, satellite opportunities, and a two-day televised Main Event.  The first-place prize is anticipated to be six figures, which is consistent with other HPT stops across the country.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/08/2014

Morgan Stanley Employee Gambled Away Millions of Bank’s Funds, Strangled Wife

A former product controller at Morgan Stanley was terminated by the company after losing millions of dollars due to an “accounting error”.  Investigators also believe Manas Kapoor, 35, strangled his wife to death the same day he was to attend a disciplinary hearing.

Kapoor admitted he was £8,000 in debt and was borrowing from friends and family to support his gambling addiction.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/08/2014

NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Goes All-In and Becomes Professional Poker Player

Big name former NBA star Gilbert Arenas was one of 295 poker players to take part in day 1A of the $10,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure or PCA.

Arenas was eliminated halfway through the first day after accidentally raising a pot (when he was merely trying to call). 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/08/2014

PokerStars Announces Schedule for Third Turbo Championship of Online Poker

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – PokerStars today announced the schedule for the third annual Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP), which will take place from January 23 to February 2 and guarantee $15 million across 50 events.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/08/2014

World Poker Tour Makes ‘Monster’ Mistake Says Caro: Fury Over Headphones

Legendary poker pro and strategy expert Mike Caro believes that the World Poker Tour may have just made a “Monster” mistake. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/07/2014

Maryland Live Casino Enjoys Huge Success in 2013

Maryland Live, the Old Line State’s largest casino, generated a whopping, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.  

The casino began offering the table games last April.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/07/2014

Breaking News

PGA Tour Next Frontier for Gambling? Wirecard Processed for Mafia-Controlled Casino

PGA Tour Next Frontier for Gambling? Wirecard Processed for Mafia-Controlled Casino

PGA Golf is looking to make a major impact in the world of legalized gambling and sports betting.

Suspect Arrested in Poker Pro Susie Q Murder Case

Suspect Arrested in Poker Pro Susie Q Murder Case

A 60-year-old Michigan man has been arrested in connection to the death of professional poker player Susie "Susie Q" Zhao, authorities said.