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Lock Poker Welcomes Two New Pros: Jason Lee and Tim West

Lock Poker is thrilled to announce the new additions to their LockPRO ELITE team:  Jason Lee and Tim West.

Jason spent his College years at the University of Florida, He stumbled upon the game of poker when he stopped by a group of friend's home game.  Describing himself as "horrendous" at the time, Jason quickly fell in love with the game and became engulfed in the study of the game.  Through hard work, long nights and some help from friends, he quickly found himself among the upper ranks of online poker professionals.  The rest is history.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/15/2012

Everleaf Poker Down a Mere 12 Percent After U.S. Market Pullout

The Everleaf Gaming Network has seen just a 12 percent drop off in its overall traffic in the past week after shutting out U.S. players according to PokerScout.com.

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The small online poker network appears to be relying heavily on its acquisition of an Italian player pool last year.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/14/2012

Witness Asked to Expose Her Breasts to Alabama Casino Lobbyist in Corruption Probe

A witness for a high profile Alabama political gambling corruption case wept after hearing a taped phone call of her casino owner client suggesting she expose her breasts to win a senator’s vote on gambling legislation.

It’s all tied to allegations of “vote buying” as a means of getting pro-gambling legislation in the state to pass.

Jennifer Pouncy testified Tuesday in the trial of former Sen. Jim Preuitt, two other present and former senators, as well as three other individuals associated with casinos.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/14/2012

High Stakes Online Poker Player Doncarignano Biggest Winner of the Weekend

Pocketing $120,000 this weekend playing high stakes online poker was a player by the name of Doncarignano.  He had the biggest take of the weekend and HighStakesDB.com explains how it all went down:

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/14/2012

PPA Director: ‘Payroll Tax Extension Bill Probably Not Right Vehicle for Internet Poker’

A lot of excitement is building in the online poker community with news that a Payroll Tax Extension bill could be passed within the week.  There has been much speculation that Senate Leader Harry Reid and Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl might attempt to attach an amendment to legalize Web poker by strengthening current prohibition, The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/14/2012

Zynga to Post 4Q results

(Associated Press) - Zynga will show whether it was able to further boost its rapidly growing number of followers, as well as its profit and revenue as a publicly traded company, when the online game maker reports fourth-quarter results Tuesday.

It will be Zynga's first quarterly report since going public in December. Analysts, on average, expect the San-Francisco company to post earnings of 3 cents per share on revenue of $302.1 million, according to a poll by FactSet.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/14/2012

Payroll Tax Extension Measure Could be Voted on This Week: Internet Poker Inclusion?

A measure to extend payroll tax cuts through to the end of 2012 is expected to be voted on this week.   Those in the online poker sector are eyeing this bill as one that could contain an amendment legalizing Web poker in the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/14/2012

Tax Free Online Poker for Finland and Sweden

In an effort to offer tax free online poker to players in both Finland and Sweden, PokerStars has opened up an office in the online gambling Mecca of Malta while  launching a new domain name, PokerStars.eu. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Feb/14/2012

1 Billion Dollar Lotto Jackpots Possible

Lottery ticket sales continue to skyrocket with the third largest prize given away this past Saturday and now there is talk that jackpots could start hitting between $500 million and $1 billion. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/14/2012

Radio Host Sid Rosenberg Allegedly Owes Over $44k to Online Sportsbook

A representative of a small Costa Rican-based online sportsbook, 1BetVegas.com, is contending that WQAM-560 AM afternoon host Sid Rosenberg owes the shop $44,500 in gambling debts

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/14/2012

Minted Poker Rep Back Pedals on Funds ‘Seizure’ Claims

Following a rather abrupt exit of the Everleaf Gaming Network from the U.S. poker market and subsequent announcement by one of its online card room representatives that the U.S. Government had seized funds, that very same rep now claims the aforementioned seizure never happened.  More so, he denies ever making such an assertion despite the post being made by him on a public forum. 

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/13/2012

Miccosukee Indians Blame Attorney for $25.5 Million Tax Woes

The Miccosukee Indians are blaming their former attorney, Dexter Lehtinen, for the tribe owing $25.8 million in back taxes. 

Over 100 Miccosukee Indians owe the federal government in back taxes, penalties and interest on income the tribe dispersed from gambling profits at its West Miami-Dade casino operation, according to the Miami Herald. 

The tribe claims that Lehtinen provided them with “faulty advice” on personal income-tax disputes, causing the tribe and its members to incur “outrageous interest and penalties.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/13/2012

Probability Seeks Nevada Online Gambling License

Probability plc, a UK-based mobile gaming company, is the latest to apply for a license in the state of Nevada that would ultimately permit it to feature real cash games. 

Probability has over 5 years experience specialising in mobile gaming, with around 1m UK customers and over half a billion transactions on our proprietary m-gaming platform so far. It allows customers to play a variety of casino games including slots and Bingo! Games can be played on over 8,000 types of mobile phone from mid-1990′s Nokias to the latest iPhone and iPad devices.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/13/2012

No Lovin’ for Luvin Poker as It and Others Must Find New Network to Serve US

Following an abrupt announcement (or lack-there-of) by the Everleaf Gaming poker network that it will no longer be serving U.S. players, a few dozen of its skins may be looking for new homes.  Most of these online poker rooms were relatively small.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/12/2012

Betting on the NBA and the Jeremy Lin New York City One Bedroom Apartment Offer

Betting on the NBA in 2012 was expected to skyrocket in the USA and portions of Asia, primarily the Philippines, with New York Knicks Chinese-American rookie player Jeremy Lin scoring in double digits yet again and propelling his team to a 5th straight victory on the road in Minnesota.  (Find the latest NBA odds and the earliest lines here at Bookmaker.eu, which welcomes all players from around the world.)

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Feb/12/2012

Everleaf Gaming Skin Luvin Poker: ‘DOJ Did Not Seize Our Funds’

In what has been a hectic and harrowing 48 hours for customers of the Everleaf Gaming Network, finally some clarity came from Jennifer Winters, a spokesperson for what is widely believed to be the network’s second largest room, Luvin Poker

Winters sent out an email to customers of the online card room essentially denying initial reports that the Department of Justice had seized the company’s funds as previously reported. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/11/2012

Grammy Awards 2012 Odds to Win: Adele a Monster Favorite

While nowhere near as popular as the Oscars when it comes to betting, Grammy Awards odds were widely availableAnd this year, Adele takes center stage in a big way. 

Just to show how huge an impact singing sensation Adele is having on this year’s Grammys, the oddsmakers have instilled her as a -3500 favorite to win “Album of the Year”.  This basically makes it impossible to wager on Adele.  

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/11/2012

Music Execs Streaming Pirated NFL Games as DOJ Seizes Hundreds of Similar Websites

The music industry has been behind a massive push to knock file sharing and download websites offline while engaging in the same practice they condemn last week.

VEVO, a music portal owned by a few major record labels in the US reportedly had a pirated NFL playoff game playing on screens throughout its ‘PowerStation’ venue at last week’s Sundance festival, according to TechCrunch.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Feb/10/2012

2012 LSOP Online Poker Satellites Now Running

The 2012 LSOP online poker satellites were running at Americas Cardroom, one of a handful of online poker room partners that will be sponsoring this summer event in Lima, Peru. 

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/10/2012

World Poker Exchange Shuts Down

In an ominous sign of things to come at World Sports Exchange, the struggling online poker site’s World Poker Exchange has announced it is closing its doors for good.

WSEX.com has engaged in slow payouts over the past two years and is believed to owe players close to one million dollars.

At last check, the online poker room only had an average of 10 reach cash players at any given time during the week. 

The following message was sent out to customers and affiliates on Friday. 

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/10/2012

Churchill Downs Buys Bluff Media

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced today that it acquired the assets of Bluff Media, an Atlanta-based multimedia poker content, brand and publishing company. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Bluff Media's assets include:

-- the industry-leading poker periodical, BLUFF Magazine;

-- BLUFF Magazine's online counterpart, BluffMagazine.com;

-- ThePokerDB, a comprehensive online database and resource that tracks and ranks the performance of poker players and tournaments;

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/10/2012

Golden Nugget Latest to Launch Free-Play Online Poker Site With ChiliGaming

The Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas will be the second Sin City property to launch a free-to-play online poker site in so many months.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/10/2012

Agreement Made to Add Internet Poker to Payroll Tax Extension Bill

A tweet by the highly reputable gaming news media outfit GlobalGamingBiz reveals that an amendment to legalize Internet poker in the U.S. is heading for attachment to the upcoming Payroll Tax Extension legislation. 

The tweet was made during the early AM hours.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/10/2012

Online Gambling Foe Spencer Bachus Subject of Insider-Trading Probe

One of the online gambling industry’s most outspoken opponents, Republican Spencer Bachus of Alabama, is being investigated as part of an insider-trading probe. 

From Market Watch

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/10/2012

Jon Kyl on Legal Internet Poker in US: ‘Quite Possibly Something Will be Done’

In an interview with the National Journal conducted recently, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl revealed that he and Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid are in discussions on how to get Internet poker legalized in the US.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Feb/09/2012

Full Tilt Poker Suitors Now Having Doubts: Postpone Re-Launch Date

French firm Group Bernard Tapie (GBT) is now doubting the viability of Full Tilt Poker, once the second largest online poker room in the world.

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The company revealed FTP’s financial woes were much worse than originally believed.  Group Bernard Tapie accuses Full Tilt Poker pros of owing approximately $17 million to the firm. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/09/2012

Everleaf Leaves US Market

The Everleaf Poker Network has left the US market and there are questions regarding the solvency of this poker network and whether customers in the rest of the world are safe playing here. 

While a representative from Everleaf’s largest online poker skin, MintedPoker, suggested on Thursday that this is due to the current legal environment, others have speculated that the company could be having cash flow issues, perhaps brought on by a payment processor shutdown.  It should be noted that Everleaf has been slow paying customers outside the US over the past month. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/09/2012

Oversight Hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice Opinion on Internet Gambling Recap

An Oversight Hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice Opinion on Internet Gambling was held Thursday afternoon. 

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When it comes to legalized online poker in the US, Chairman Akara said “Tribal casinos concerns must be considered (before legalizing).”

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/09/2012

Vegas Stripped: South Point Casino Reality TV Show Debuts on Travel Channel (Video)

Vegas Stripped debuted on the Travel Channel last night (February 8, 2012) at 10 pm PST.  It is a reality show that looks behind the scenes of the inner workings of Las Vegas’ South Point Casino.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/09/2012

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Makes Out Big With Caesars IPO...And Wynn?

Among those who benefitted from Wednesday’s debut of Caesars Entertainment on the Nasdaq trading platform was none other than New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. 

While Kraft may have suffered a pretty huge loss Sunday, his luck changed with the Caesars IPO and his $1.3 million stake.  Shares rose dramatically Wednesday afternoon. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/09/2012

Breaking News

BS at BOSCON:  Industry Expert Says WTF?

BS at BOSCON: Industry Expert Says WTF?

Betting On Sports latest conference kicked off in Olympia London, UK Tuesday and at least one industry expert, Joe Brennan Jr has called out some of those other so-called “experts”.

Jungleman, Other Phil Ivey Backers Seek Court Action to Reclaim Winnings

Jungleman, Other Phil Ivey Backers Seek Court Action to Reclaim Winnings

Big name poker players Dan Jungleman and Illya Trincher have filed a court action in an effort to claim their share of Phil Ivey’s World Series of Poker winnings after getting caught in the crossfire Borgata's battle to collect on a legal judgement.

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