Gambling News

The Prospect of Legalized Internet Gambling Hits Las Vegas

Casino companies may be commiserating over their earnings troubles, but they are squabbling like extended family at Thanksgiving dinner over the prospect of legalized Internet gambling.

After more than a decade of hit-and-miss efforts by individual casino companies and interest groups to develop lobbying strategies, the American Gaming Association - the industry's premier trade group - is rushing to clarify its position on Internet betting.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/25/2008

10 to Life for Woman in Professional Poker Player Slaying

A woman has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for stabbing her husband-a professional poker player-to death in a Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, condominium last year.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/24/2008

Casino Gambling in Atlanta? Not So Fast

With the US economy in a tailspin, what better time to bring casinos to Atlanta than now?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/24/2008

Bookies Get Bludgeoned For Week 12 Of The NFL

Following last Sunday's huge win on a bad call in the Pittsburgh/San Diego game, it appears the online bookies may have given it all back, at least with the Sunday afternoon games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/23/2008

Bible Society Paid $5 Mil to Man With Porn, Online Gambling Connections

When former President of the American Bible Society, Dr. Paul Irwin, hired Richard J.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/23/2008

BetonSports Founder Gary Kaplan Wife Responds to Accusations

BetonSports founder Gary Kaplan's wife, Holly, recently responded to an article appearing in the St.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/23/2008

Ecstasy Kingpin Desire to Sell Drugs Fueled by Gambling Addiction

Justice Frances Kiteley has sentenced ecstasy kingpin Sean Erez to 8 years behind bars after trying to deal in 4.5 kilos of cocaine, for which he was shot in an attempted robbery at a posh Toronto

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/22/2008

US Oil Heir Brandon Davis Cut Off For Boozing Gambling Ways

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend, US oil heir Brandon Davis has been cut off from his family's millions, forcing him to lean on his wealthy mates.  The reason:  Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Nov/21/2008

Getting Around Online Gambling Prohibition? Lottery Site Explains

The website claims to a way of gambling online legally in the United States, even in the commonwealth of Kentucky, which in recent months has t

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/21/2008

Netherlands Banks Reject Call to Police Online Gambling Transactions

The Netherlands Bankers Association (NVB) this week rejected the idea that they would be able to police transactions used for the purpose of online gambling.  The NVB told Justice Minister Hirsch

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/21/2008

Clonie Gowen Full Tilt Poker Friction Was Seen Coming this week reported on how a 1 percent partner in online poker's second biggest room, Full Tilt, was suing that company and a number of its other partners, including a number of big

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/21/2008

UK Bookmakers Fear Tax Rise As Part Of New Budget

Taxes - perhaps the most profane 5 letter word in the English language.  At least some vulgar language can be shouted out during sex and have some satisfactory meaning.  Nobody hollers out "

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/21/2008

Macau Not Hurting Just Yet

Macau's visitor arrivals rose 8 percent in October from a year earlier to 2.6 million, the Chinese territory's government said Friday.

The visitor growth rate has slowed in recent months as China has taken steps to curb the growth of Macau's gambling industry by tightening visa rules that, among other things, now limit to once every three months the times Guangdong residents can go to Macau. Total visitor numbers grew 2.1 percent in September and 8.5 percent in August.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/21/2008

Atlantic City Casino Profits Plummet

ATLANTIC CITY - (Associated Press)  In yet another measure of how mightily Atlantic City's 11 casinos are struggling this year, gross operating profits at the gambling halls fell by nearly 23 perc

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/20/2008

HK man jailed after losing Chinese Internet bet: state media

BEIJING (AFP) - A Hong Kong man has been jailed for eight years in China for running the nation's biggest online gambling racket which hauled in more than 1.25 billion dollars in bets, according to

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/20/2008

Gambling Business Won’t be The Same for Years to Come

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Executives at top casino companies said Wednesday that the gambling business won't be the same for years to come, with operators and manufacturers shifting to focus on properties

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/19/2008

In The Last Recession, Online Gambling Did Not Exist

This recession will prove a test for the online gambling sector, which is already showing some signs of adverse affect though they are not getting hit nearly as hard as many other industries.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/19/2008

Randy Couture Loses UFC 91, Wins With Full Tilt Poker

The world's second largest online poker room has joined forces with one of the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts fighters, Randy Couture. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/19/2008

Gambling Not a Huge Problem on College Campuses: Drugs, Booze Is

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel has some harsh words for Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan and his reaction to accusations that point guard

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/19/2008

NFL Nervous About Controversial Chargers Steelers Game?

Talk continued Wednesday about the controversial call during Sunday's San Diego Chargers vs.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/19/2008

Quarterly Revenues Stagnant at PartyGaming: Still in Talks With US

PartyGaming is blaming gains in the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/19/2008

Global Gaming Expo Kicks Off As Vegas Visitors Down 10 Percent

The Global Gaming Expo kicked off its eighth annual convention Tuesday morning at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/18/2008

Fox Sports: NFL Needs to Come to Terms With Gambling

Kevin Hooshangi is the owner of The Village Pourhouse, a neighborhood sports bar in New York City's East Village.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/18/2008

Full Tilt Poker, Numerous Poker Players Being Sued

Gowen v. Tiltware LLC, et al.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/18/2008

Paddy Power on Track to Record Operating Profits

Bookmaker Paddy Power has said it is on track to record operating profits of around €75m for this year, in line with its previous outlook.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/18/2008

Boycott on Kentucky, Bourbon, Underwear Called Off For Now has given the green light to its readers to visit Kentucky, eat Papa John's Pizza and - more important of all - enjoy some good ‘ol Kentucky bourbon.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/17/2008

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu: He’s Black in The Sack Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo has gotten a lot of flack over the past week mentioning four time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, Daniel Negreanu, among her Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/17/2008

ACLU Jumps On Board Internet Gambling Bandwagon

It's been a long time coming but the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a petition Thursday with the Kentucky Court of Appeals, asking the court to overturn rulings made on Sept.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/17/2008

888 Sales Down Mostly Due to Exchange Rates Swing

(Bloomberg) -- 888 Holdings Plc, the second-largest U.K.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/17/2008

Joe The Plumber Bummer: Thumbs Nose at Global Gaming Expo

You can hear the collective sobs from organizers and attendees of the 2008 Global Gaming Expo as news broke this weekend that everyone's favorite plumber (or make that, most annoyingSubmitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/17/2008

Breaking News

January Crypto-Slump Continues With Some Bright Spots Tuesday Evening

Nearly all of the top 68 cryptocurrencies have witnessed a decline during the month of January with some bad news hitting hard Tuesday as South Korea regulators consider banning exchange trading and while rumors of banks blocking cryptocurrency charges were running rampant.

Capital One Blocks Cryptocurrency Purchases With Its Card as Bitcoin Hits Biggest Low in Weeks

Capital One Blocks Cryptocurrency Purchases With Its Card as Bitcoin Hits Biggest Low in Weeks

Tuesday was not a good day for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as nearly all of them witnessed sharp declines on the day.

Vegas Gambling Revenue Hits All Time Low

Generating $26 billion in total revenue, Nevada gaming regulators say it is a new record low for Vegas.