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Merge Poker Players Now Getting Paid Through PIC Club

Good news for those online poker players caught in the middle of a high profile payment feud between the Merge Online Poker network and PIC Club Poker, a payment platform.  These players are final

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2009

Barney Frank Present During Pot Bust

A leading opponent for the online poker industry, Congressman Barney Frank, was present when his partner's home was raided during a pot bust in 2007.  The story came out in the Boston Globe last w

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2009

Pacquiao/Cotto Fight Could Help Vegas Economy

It's the fight everybody has been waiting for:  Pacquiao/Cotto will pack them in.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2009

Sports Interaction – Online Sportsbook Review

Sports Interaction was the first online sports

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/12/2009

MahjongTime Online Casino Affiliate Program Closes

Income Access sent out an ominous message to its members on Wednesday, warning them that they have severed ties with the MahjongTime online casino affiliate program.  They cite "payment conce

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2009

Churchill Downs to Buy Youbet.com for $126.4 Mil

(Reuters) - Racetrack operator Churchill Downs Inc (CHDN.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) agreed to buy Youbet.com Inc (UBET.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in a deal valued at $12

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/11/2009

Aced.com Online Poker Room Can’t Pay Players

Online poker players appear to be in the line of fire of a highly publicized payment dispute between money processing platform PIC Club Poker and the Merge Poker Network.

Gambling911.com has obtained an email correspondence between one of Merge Poker's online sites whereby a customer is told flat out they cannot pay him.  The online poker room in question is Aced.com, which operates on the Merge network.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2009

Poland Laws Will Affect Online Gambling

Poland appears to be the next in a long list of countries looking tighten the noose on its fledgling gambling industry.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/11/2009

2012 Movie Opens This Weekend: Odds on End of the World

In response to the opening weekend of the "end of world" flick 2012, our friends at Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Nov/10/2009

Merge Poker Falls Through on Promise to Pay PIC Club

In a hotly contested dispute over payment, online poker payment platform PIC Club claims it has yet to receive monies promised by Merge Poker, an online poker network.

PIC Club states that Merge owes much more money in fees, however, Merge has argued that some customers of PIC Club have been "taking them for a ride" by joining Merge poker rooms and quickly leaving.  Each deposit into a Merge poker room results in fees as do withdrawals.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/10/2009

£45.5m EuroMillions Winner is Cancer Survivor

Les Scadding has been out of work since last Christmas and was £68 overdrawn on his bank account.  He is also a survivor of testicular cancer.  Now he's £45.5m richer having won the EuroMillion

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Nov/10/2009

PartyGaming Gets Ready for Return to US

ONLINE gaming group PartyGaming said yesterday it had completed the acquisition of the World Poker Tour brand, positioning itself for a return to the US market when legislation allows it.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/10/2009

Bookie Pounded by Punters

Punters got the better of bookmaker Stan James last year with the chain showing a £285,800 loss against a profit of £2.8m in the previous year.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/08/2009

PIC Club CEO Chuck Kidd Letter to Poker Players

In case you haven't been following the drama on Gambling911.com for the past week, online poker payment platform PIC Club Poker has been involved in a heated exchange with Merge Poker network over

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2009

Online Sports Books Spared by Phil Ivey WSOP Exit

There were quite a few big bets placed on Phil Ivey to win the 2009 World Series of Poker before the event even began.  Fortunately for the online sportsbooks, Ivey was eliminated in 7thSubmitted by Ace King on, Nov/08/2009

PIC Club Hires Frank Catania to get its Money

Online poker payment platform PIC Club had hired noted gaming attorney Frank Catania to recover funds from a failed online poker venture, Eurolinx, Gambling911.com has learned.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/07/2009

Online Sportsbooks Hope For Big Weekend

College Football and the NFL will always have the online sportsbooks licking their chops but this weekend there is even more to be happy about.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/07/2009

DROID is Gambling911 .com Friendly

Okay so we know that everyone was holding off buying their DROID until they were absolutely certain it would be compatible with their favorite online news website, Gambling911.com.  You were all w

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2009

Corzine Will Continue to Fight NJ Sports Betting Ban

Undaunted by his electoral defeat, Gov. Jon S. Corzine will proceed with his plan to join a legal battle to bring sports betting to New Jersey, according to his office.

On Monday, a day before Corzine lost the election to Republican rival Chris Christie, a federal judge had allowed Corzine until Nov. 12 to file a complaint against a 17-year ban on sports wagering, overruling resistance from the federal Department of Justice.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2009

Gambling911 .com Interactive

For those of you who don't know, Gambling911.com continues to increase its interactivity. 

Be sure to check out our Facebook page here where we will be featuring "behind the scenes" updates and important article links.  Become a fan today.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/06/2009

Online Poker Regulation Could Mean $41 Bil. For US

As the clock continues to tick, inching closer and closer to the official December 1st compliance deadline for the Unlawful In

Whale in PIC Club Merge Online Poker Scandal Speaks

Gambling911.com has been reporting extensively on the controversy surrounding PIC Club Poker, an online payment platform dealing with the Internet poker community, and the Merge Poker Network.  PI

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2009

Online Poker Probe Casts Ominous Shadow Over 2009 WSOP

As the 2009 World Series of Poker final table is set to get underway this weekend, fears are mounting that US authorities might try to make a powerful statement by announcing new indictments into a

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2009

Soccer Officials Detained in China Over Gambling Probe

Hu Yinan, China Daily

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2009

Gov.: Ky. Needs to Act on Casinos After Ohio Vote

FRANKFORT, Ky. -Associated Press --- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said it's time for the state to act on approving expanded gambling now that Ohio voters approved casinos in four cities.

Beshear said Ohio residents will reap the benefits of thousands of new jobs and millions in new tax dollars. He said Kentucky "can't afford to wait any longer" on the issue, claiming it could lead to immediate economic benefits.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2009

PIC Club Merge Poker Fight Generates Heated Debate

The PIC Club Merge Poker dispute has helped garner intense readership among Gambling911.com readers, many of whom have felt compelled to express themselves in our increasingly popular comments sect

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2009

Liverpool Boots Ladbrokes With Online Sportsbook 188Bet

Asian online sportsbook operator 188Bet has replaced the United Kingdom's largest bookmaker as sponsor for Liverpool FC according to reports.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Nov/05/2009

Online Sportsbooks: Yankees Win No Real Loss for Bookies

Sure it stung a little, by default the betting public will wager on the New York Yankees winning a World Series from the start of the regular season straight on through.  But in this series, the P

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2009

Stanley Leisure’s Lord Steinberg Passes Away

Electronic Game Card, Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2009

Breeders Cup Betting Means Added Revenue for Books

Breeders Cup betting for 2009 is already proving to be big for the online bookmakers who expect one of the world's biggest races to draw supplemental revenue to a busy College Football and NFL week

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Nov/04/2009

Breaking News

Poker Pro Wins £68,930, Forced to Give it Back to Government

Back in March poker player Adam Lulat won £68,930 in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Manchester.  This was by far his biggest live tournament win.

Trump Odds to Get Re-Elected in 2020 Get Even Shorter Despite Omarosa Spat

BetOnline says its odds on Donald Trump to be re-elected in 2020 were now at -130.

Robust Numbers for NJ Sports Betting in July

The July numbers are in and legalized sports betting has been a huge success so far in New Jersey.