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Three UTEP Men’s Basketball Players Ousted For Betting on Games

The leading scorer for the University of Texas men’s basketball team, McKenzie Moore, has been kicked out of the program along with two other reserves after they were discovered betting on sporting events.  The school emphasized that there is so far no evidence of point shaving or betting on Miners games.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jan/07/2014

PCA 2014 Main Event Kicks Off With 275 Poker Players

There are at least 275 players in seats for the $10k PCA 2014 Main Event which started today at noon.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/07/2014

New Jersey Internet Gambling Accounts Reach 150,000

ATLANTIC CITY — (Associated Press) - The number of Internet gambling accounts created in New Jersey continues to grow and is nearing 150,000.

New Jersey online gambling was authorized last year to give a boost to Atlantic City’s struggling casino industry, which has been beset by increasing competition for the past seven years. It began with a five-day trial period on Nov. 21 and launched publicly on Nov. 25.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/07/2014

Hedge Fund Billionaires Take Stake in Caesars Online Gambling: Take on Adelson

Three billionaires against one: George Soros, John Paulson and Leon Cooperman have reportedly taken a stake in Caesars Acquisition Co, the online gambling spinoff of the Vegas giant.  ((Image credit: Steve Brodner)

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/07/2014

Nevada Gaming Control Board Files 18-Page Complaint Against Cantor Gaming

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGC) has filed an 18-page complaint against Cantor Gaming following a lengthy investigation.  A former director of the company was indicted by US law enforcement in late 2012 for his role in an illegal sports betting venture and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy this past summer. Read Complaint Here

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/07/2014

Former NFL Player Donald Caldwell Charged With Bookmaking

TAMPA, Fla. – (Associated Press) - Former NFL and University of Florida player Donald “Reche” Caldwell has been arrested by Tampa police on charges of operating an illegal gambling house and bookmaking.

Police say Caldwell was one of three leaders of the operation. Five other men are facing a variety of charges including probation violations, possession of a controlled substance and illegal gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/07/2014

Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian Makes Acting Debut in ‘Lone Survivor’ (Video)

Poker pro and Instagram sensation Dan Bilzerian has made his acting debut in the critically acclaimed “Lone Survivor”.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/06/2014

Biggest Online Poker Room Yet to Begin Offering Bitcoin – G911 Exclusive

Gambling911.com has confirmed that one of the world’s largest online poker networks is set to begin offering the anonymous online currency bitcoin as early as this week.

This room will also convert bitcoins to cash on their end to minimize the risk factor for players, we have been advised.  Until now, players have been relegated to online poker rooms that were either new to the seen or only offered bitcoin exclusively as a deposit or withdrawal method. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/06/2014

PCA Super High Roller to Reward $1.6 Million to Winner

The winner of the $100k PCA 2014 Super High Roller will get $1,629,940 with eight players paid. There were 46 entries and ten re-entries for this year’s $100k PCA Super High Roller event, creating a $5,433,120 prize pool.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/06/2014

European Poker Tour Announces 45 Event Deauville Schedule

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – The European Poker Tour today confirmed the schedule for the EPT10 Deauville Festival in January 2014, with the GPI European Poker Awards as part of the 11-day festival.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/06/2014

PartyPoker Borgata to Surpass Merge Poker Network by Mid January

Another sign of just how successful online poker in the state of New Jersey has become: PartyPoker Borgata is set to surpass Merge Gaming and the Chico Poker Network’s traffic in the US.

Both Merge and Chico operate offshore and accept customers from most US states.  PartyPoker Borgata has a little ways to go before catching up to surging Winning Poker Network (home to Americas Cardroom) and top 10 traffic site Bodog Poker.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/06/2014

Paddy Power Takes Swipe at ‘Fat, Lazy Footballers’ in ‘Ball of Shame’ Ad (Video)

Ireland’s largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, debuted its latest ad during this past weekend’s Arsenal v Tottenham FA Cup game on ITV.  The so-called “Ball of Shame” advertisement takes a swipe at “lazy, fat footballers”.

More specifically, the betting firm seems to take issue with aforementioned “lazy, fat footballers” also making millions of pounds (dollars).

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jan/06/2014

North Korea Leader Feeds Uncle to 120 Dogs: Paddy Power Ends Rodman Deal

Reports surfaced this past weekend that North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of 120 ravenous hounds, this according to a Chinese press report.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/06/2014

Delaware to Review Gambling Sector

DOVER — (Associated Press) - A panel examining challenges facing Delaware’s gambling industry is close to submitting recommendations for state lawmakers to consider.

The lottery and gaming study commission will convene today at Legislative Hall to review its list of options.

The panel also planned to review an accounting firm’s report on economic and financial benchmarks for Delaware’s three casinos.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/06/2014

South African Company First to Assemble Gambling Machines

A South African gaming group (Grand Parade Investments) has announced that they will be the first manufacturer to assemble gambling machines in South Africa.  

 

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/06/2014

Zynga Incorporates Digital Currency Bitcoin: Tops $1000

In recent days, social gaming company Zynga announced the adaptation of anonymous digital currency Bitcoin for some of its social games.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/05/2014

Online Poker Affiliate Programs in New Jersey Won’t Allow Rakeback Deals

Many of today’s online poker affiliate programs offer rake back as a means of building a site’s business but rakeback offers will be prohibited in the state of New Jersey.

Such deals on the Web today tend to allow for between 25 percent to 35 percent rakeback and are typically administered by a third party such as poker room affiliates or dedicated rakeback websites.  Think of the rakeback system as similar to that of a casino comp program whereby gamblers are rewarded with comped rooms and food based on their volume of play.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jan/04/2014

Robocoin Bitcoin ATM Arrives in Hong Kong, Taiwan: 50 Machines Sold

Robocoin, the first ever shipping ATM, has arrived in Hong Kong and Taiwan, thus helping to make the alternative payment solution even more mainstream. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/04/2014

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Declares a Special Dividend of $11.85 Per Share

$1.05 Billion Represents Accumulated Earnings and Profits Allocated to GLPI In Connection With Spin-Off From Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/04/2014

Candy Ass Piece of S***: Suns Eric Bledsoe Blasts Gambler ‘NotGonnaStop’ in Tweet

Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe responded to a gambler who accused the NBA player of being a “candy ass piece of shit” for electing to sit out Thursday night’s game with a knee ailment.  The gambler, using the Twitter handle “NotGonnaStop”, claimed Bledsoe’s decision to sit out with little pre-game notice cost him thousands.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jan/03/2014

Daniel Negreanu Named ‘Poker Player of the Decade’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – Daniel Negreanu, a member of Team PokerStars.com Pro, has been recognised as the best poker player of the past decade by independent poker ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI). This recognition follows an outstanding performance by Negreanu in 2013, where he won a number of big poker tournaments and received numerous ‘Player of the Year’ awards.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/03/2014

Online Gambling Exceeds Expectations for Borgata in Atlantic City (Video)

Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box", Tom Ballance, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa president and COO, discussed the early success of legalized online gambling in the state of New Jersey for his casino. 

Borgata’s managing partner Boyd Gaming utilizes the PartyPoker platform.  It was one of two companies to get an early start launching in the Garden State.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/03/2014

Glitches, Bugs Persist With New Jersey Online Gambling, Poker Sites

In just over one month, New Jersey’s launch of real money online gambling has proven a huge success with over 40,000 individuals having signed up to open accounts.

The process hasn’t always gone smoothly, however.

Case in point:  One Gambling911.com reader wrote us to discuss his experience signing up with Caesars Online Poker, utilizing the popular 888.com platform.

Ralph P., a resident of Northern New Jersey, writes:

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/03/2014

Live Ace Online Poker Room Shuts Down

The short-lived Live Ace online poker room has shut down after a disastrous run utilizing a business model it claimed was within the proper legal framework for operating from the US.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/03/2014

Maryland Live Casino to Hire Atlantic Club Employees Following Closure

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Associated Press) -- A Maryland casino will hold a job fair next week for soon-to-be laid-off workers at Atlantic City's Atlantic Club Casino Hotel.

Maryland Live! will interview employees of the Atlantic Club who will lose their jobs when it closes Jan. 13. The casino has more than 100 openings across all departments, and says it will eventually need even more workers than that.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/02/2014

Macau Casinos Hit Jackpot With $45 Billion in Revenues for 2013

HONG KONG — (Associated Press) - The tiny Chinese city of Macau has again smashed its annual record for casino earnings as revenues last year hit a staggering $45 billion, further underlining its position as the world’s biggest gambling market.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/02/2014

You’ve Read the Rest…Now Get the Real Best of 2013 in Gambling

So all the websites have come out with their annual “Best of in Online Gambling” looking back at the eventful year of 2013.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/01/2014

Sands Bethlehem DeepStack Extravaganza Cancellations Announced for Thursday

The 2014 poker tournament schedule is off to a cold start with Sands Bethlehem already announcing the cancellation of Thursday’s flight for the DeepStack Extravaganza.

Event 1B: No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 Guaranteed) will not be taking place due to inclement weather.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/01/2014

PokerStars: Closure of Atlantic Club Casino was Avoidable

This was not the greatest year for the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars.com.

While it’s true they continue to amass the largest chunk of the Web poker landscape, Stars insistence on operating in the US market post 2006 prohibition has apparently come back to bite them in their respective ass.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/31/2013

‘Sopranos’ Star Tied to Cop’s Murder to be Set Free

“Sopranos” actor Lillo Brancato will be a free man Tuesday (December 31, 2013) after serving less than 10 years for a botched robbery that led to the murder of NYPD cop Daniel Enchautegui. 

The 28-year-old officer was fatally shot in the chest on December 10, 2005 upon arriving at the burglary-in-progress at his neighbor’s home.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/30/2013

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.