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Italian Mobsters buck Downturn, May Target Bourse

ROME - (Reuters) - Italy's mafia crime syndicates bucked the recession in 2009 to raise 'profits' by almost 8 percent with the financial crisis making companies and even the stock market even more

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/27/2010

Fatal System Error Looks At Mob, Internet and Costa Rica

There is a new book out entitled "Fatal System Error", which, among other things, takes an in depth look at the Mob and its influence over the Internet from the United States to Costa Ric

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/26/2010

Australia Casino Gossip From The Media Man

Crown Casino is in a jovial mood this week, with celebs, big time players and whales in town for the annual Aussie Millions.  Annette "Annette 15" Obrestad has already pocketed $200,000 AUD at the tables, while Dan Shak won over a million quid via the $100,000 Challenge, but that's small change compared to what Mr James Packer and co are making from all the action at Crown Limited.

The bean counters are said to be extremely pleased.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/26/2010

Australian Internet Censorship Still a Hot Button Topic

I hope everyone had a Happy Australia Day, unless of course you are one of the millions of Aussies who are protesting the upcoming "Great Australian Firewall", thanks to Senator Stephen C

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/26/2010

Dikshit Sells Remaining Stocks in PartyGaming

According to reports filed by Bloomberg News on Tuesday, PartyGaming co-founder Anurag Dikshit has sold his remaining shares in what was once the world's largest online poker company, PartyGaming.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/26/2010

Justice Dept. Wants More Info on Churchill Downs Deal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Churchill Downs Inc. said the Justice Department has asked for more information related to its proposed $126.8 million deal to buy online rival Youbet.com Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/26/2010

Ladbrokes Customer List for Sale

By JASON LEWIS, MAIL ON SUNDAY SECURITY EDITOR and SANDRA WHITE IN MELBOURNE, Submitted by Guest on, Jan/24/2010

Bwin PartyGaming Merger Possible

(Bloomberg) -- Bwin Interactive Entertainment AG, an Austrian online bookmaker, is in talks with the PartyGaming Plc about a possible merger that would create a company with a market value of more

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/22/2010

MGM Mirage sues 6 in China Over Web Domain Names

By Steve Green, Las Vegas Sun

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2010

Online Gambling: Kentucky v. iMEGA Wait Continues

Though the Kentucky Supreme Court today released a number of opinions for cases on its docket, the anticipated decision in Commonwealth of Kentucky v. iMEGA, et al, was not among them.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2010

World Sports Exchange, Matchbook.com Downgraded

A popular sports betting portal has recently downgraded long established World Sports Exchange (WSEX.com) and another betting exchange it owns, Matchbook.com, citing "payment issues".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2010

Sports Betting News: World Cup 70 Percent of BM Rev

Make no mistake about it, sports betting businesses across the globe are looking forward to this summer's Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/21/2010

Senate Committee Approves Counter Gambling Bill in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - Legislation that would allow Kentucky voters a say in all gambling proposals has cleared one hurdle by getting through a Senate committee.

The Senate State and Local Government Committee approved the measure on a 7-5 vote Wednesday. It would require a longstanding proposal to legalize slots at horse tracks or any other such measure to be ratified by voters in a ballot referendum.

The legislation is expected to be short-lived. If it were to pass the full Senate, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said it won't pass the House.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2010

William Hill: Football Results Turn in Their Favor

By Philip Stafford

Financial Times UKPublished: January 20 2010 09:51

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2010

Jon Kyl Blockade in Senate Blamed on Internet Gambling

Senator Jon Kyl is standing in the way of appointing a key nominee to the Treasury Department.  Many observers believe Kyl is "throwing a tantrum" to Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jan/20/2010

EuroSportBet Management Toppled: Future in Limbo

EuroSportBet was supposed to be the answer to European online gambling giants Bwin and Unibet.  The company's future is now in question, however, following a take over of management. 

eGaming Review Magazine is reporting that the parent company of EuroSportBet, Bouygues, has now taken full control of managing SPS Betting, the online gambling firm operating the ESB site. 

Eurosportbet, which obtained an Alderney licence in June 2009, was set up by the former chief executive of French commercial TV giant TF1, Patrick Le Lay.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/20/2010

Barney Frank Online Poker Bill Up For Vote Next Month

"We expect within a few short weeks, most likely in the month of February, there will be a committee vote on this legislation," said John Pappas, President of the Poker Players Alliance. "This is a very critical and important for vote for the Poker Players Alliance, as well as the poker community, and we need everyone to step up and make sure that their voices are heard."

What Pappas expects and what will actually happen are two different things, however, though we trust that the PPA is in tight enough with Congressman Frank to know his future intentions.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/19/2010

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear Bets on Gambling Rev

While Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear continues to go after online gambling sites he calls "leaches to the state", his latest action is to balance the state budget through intrastate gam

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/19/2010

Macau Sees Double Digit Growth

(Bloomberg) -- Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. is seeking to regain market share as gambling in Macau returns to "double digit" growth for the first time since the global

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/18/2010

Haiti Lost Big Bucks by Snubbing Online Gambling

If you've been watching TV coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, no doubt you've heard numerous times how Haiti is "the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/18/2010

Jim Perskie: Lesniak Bill About Helping NJ Racetracks

Online gambling legalized in New Jersey?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2010

Prospects for Malta Online Gambling Sector Good

The prospects for growth in Malta's remote gaming industry this year are encouraging, Lotteries and Gaming Authority chief executive officer Reuben Portanier told The Sunday Times.

After witnessing exponential growth at the local industry's inception through early adopters, model replicators and later mergers and acquisitions, Malta continues to experience year-on-year expansion as some operators thrive and others relocate back office units to the island.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Rhode Island Wants Ban on Sports Betting Lifted

Rhode Island wants a Federal ban on sports betting lifted and has joined in the resolution to do so.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Delaware's Sports Betting Challenge Faces Uphill Battle

Delaware's hopes of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to help expand sports betting in the First State may be a long shot.

Widener University law professor Michael Goldberg says the state's effort to get the nation's highest court to overturn the Third Circuit Court of Appeals August decision that left Delaware with only parlay bets on NFL games may have a difficult time getting on the Supreme Court docket.

Statistically, the Supreme Court takes only a small percentage of the cases its asked to hear, but Goldberg says that's not the only hurdle Delaware faces.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2010

Haiti: Sportsbook Relief for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Gambling911.com will continue to cover how the multi billion dollar online gambling industry is helping to assist in relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jan/15/2010

Gaming Companies Rise on Vegas Data

(Associated Press) - Shares of some of the nation's biggest casinos climbed Thursday after preliminary figures showed Las Vegas gamblers spent more money in November.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Bill Would Allow Internet Gambling in Atlantic City Casinos

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     Permits Internet wagering at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances.

 

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Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

New Jersey vs. Pennsylvania in Gambling War

The state of New Jersey has put the gloves on in its fight with neighboring state, Pennsylvania, to protect its troubled gambling industry. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

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.