Gambling News

10-Year Old Goldbet Joins Microgaming Online Poker

The Goldbet online gambling group, in operation now since 2000, have selected Microgaming as its new network for allowing customers to play online poker.  The Austrian bookmaker uses proprietary s

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/03/2010

Sportingbet Reports Good News in Online Gambling Sector

With a number of bookmakers reporting poor showings in recent days, Sportingbet has provided a ray of hope on Wednesday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/03/2010

Sands China Revenue up 22 Percent

March 2 (Bloomberg) -- Sands China Ltd., Asia's biggest listed casino operator, said profit rose 22 percent last year as Macau visitors gambled more on card games and slot machines.

Net income increased to $213.8 million from $175.7 million a year earlier, Sands China, which has the second-biggest market share among Macau casinos, said in a statement to Hong Kong's stock exchange today. That compared with the $225 million mean estimate of four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/02/2010

Bill to Legalize Online Poker in Florida Introduced

Florida State Representative Joseph Abruzzo has filed a bill that looks to legalize online poker in his home state. 

Titled the "Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act of 2010", Abruzzo claims that 900,000 Floridians already gamble at sites run by operators outside of Florida and that state legalization would result in $200 million in revenue the first year.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/02/2010

Dustin Hoffman to Star in HBO Gambling Series “Luck”

There is a new HBO series to debut and it's about gambling.  It's working title is "Luck" and will star Dustin Hoffman.  

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Mar/02/2010

2009 Bad Year for Bookmakers: Paddy Power Down

Paddy Power is the latest bookmaker to show a slide in profits for 2009, following Ladbrokes a 2

Barney Frank Wants Elimination of Fanny Mae

Rep. Barney Frank (D- Mass.), head of the House Financial Services Committee, and online gambling's closest ally, says enough with Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/02/2010

RCMP Keeping Watchful Eye On Internet Gambling Sector

Gambling911.com can reveal that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), led by one Sgt.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/01/2010

Canada vs. USA Hockey Proves a Hit for Bruised Bookies

Sure the online bookmakers got clobbered Sunday with the Winter Olympics Canada vs.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/01/2010

Cheltenham Festival Odds as Bookies Make Big Gamble

A handful of UK-based bookmakers have made some unusual offerings ahead of the Tuesday 16th March Cheltenham Festival.  In addition to offering odds on the event, Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/01/2010

Australia and International Gambling News

G'day punters, and other interested parties (like casino tycoons and Australian political parties) here is the Gambling911.com Australian and International gambling news update for Monday March 1,

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/01/2010

William Hill Sees Challenging 2010

By KATHY GORDON, WSJ.com

LONDON-U.K. betting group William Hill PLC Friday posted a 7% drop in full year profit, slightly ahead of guidance provided in January, and said its 2010 expectations are unchanged as the unusually severe winter weather in the U.K. in January only pushed revenue down 0.6% in the first seven weeks of 2010.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/01/2010

Feds Investigate Naples Man With Ties to Online Poker

Allegations outlined in a 39-page complaint filed in U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

Iowa Continues to Debate Online Gambling in the State

(KWQC Iowa) - Online gambling in Iowa? Some lawmakers are looking to make that a reality. If that happens Iowa would become the first state in the country to allow in-state Internet wagering.

Right now about 50,000 Iowans already play online gambling, but they do it illegally. There are a lot of sites out there and at the click of a few buttons players can win or lose they're hard earned money. Some lawmakers say making it legal and regulating it would be safer and will also bring some extra money to the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

LVRJ: Wynn Deal Could Doom Atlantic City

Steve Wynn single-handedly saved struggling Atlantic City in the 1980s. He opened the Golden Nugget, considered at the time to be the Boardwalk's most opulent hotel-casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

Kentucky House Passes Bill to Tax Betting From Home

By Gregory A. Hall • courier-journal.com

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/27/2010

Gambling911.com Crew, Carrie Stroup Safely Out of Hawaii

The Gambling911.com crew, led by Carrie Stroup, had departed the state of Hawaii a little more than 24 hours ago.  Tsunami warnings were issued for all coastal regions of Hawaii Saturday morning f

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/27/2010

More Consolidation in Online Gambling Sector

Two more online gambling ventures have been taken over by stronger firms this past week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/27/2010

Virgin Group May Move Into US Online Gambling Market

The Virgin Group continues to expand on the online gambling front as they seek investors to help the company move into newly open markets, according to a report filed by Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/27/2010

NASCAR Betting and Danica Patrick

Both the online sportsbooks and Las Vegas establishments are counting on NASCAR betting, and to fuel those bets they are hopeful that Danica Patrick will at some point begin to make an impact.  To

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Feb/26/2010

Olympic Men’s Hockey Championship: A Bookie's Dream

Most of the online bookies have a tough time getting aroused even after overdosing on Viagra.  But this week, USA vs.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Feb/25/2010

Fifth Man Pleads Guilty in Internet Gambling Investigation

By MARK MORRIS

The Kansas City Star

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/25/2010

Rank Urges Treasury to Create Flat Gambling Tax

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/25/2010

Opposition Grows to Australia Internet Filter

Ari Sharp, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2010

New Poker Bill –Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act

After several weeks of inactivity, poker legislation officially returned to the bargaining table with the announcement of new legislation being introduced before Congress.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2010

Alabama Baptists and Casino Supporters Clash

Anti-gambling leaders had their work cut out for them to speak over an unruly crowd at a rally held Feb. 23 on the steps of the Statehouse.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/24/2010

Steve Wynn to Take Over Foxwoods Casino

PHILLY INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Las Vegas impresario Stephen A. Wynn has agreed in principal to take over the delayed Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2010

Hawaii Five Oh Yeah: Stroup Says “Heck Yes” to Gambling

Okay folks, Carrie Stroup here, and you've probably heard by now that Hawaii is seriously looking at legalizing gambling as a means of boosting their economy.  I'm here now studying why it has tak

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Feb/23/2010

New Jersey Senate Approves Sports Betting Resolution

Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, a leading voice in the State Legislature who is pursuing a legal challenge to the federal sports wagering ban as unconstitutional, issued the following statement after the Senate approved a resolution, SR19, through a voice vote, to allow the Senate President to join in that legal challenge:

     

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/23/2010

EU Court Advisers at Odds Over Gambling Restrictions

By MIKE GORDON and CAROLYN HENSON

wsj.com

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/23/2010

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.