Gambling News

Las Vegas Sands Recommended by Analyst: Discouraged by Poker Players

Good news for investors who have their money in the Las Vegas Sands (LVS) as investment banking firm Craig-Hallum recommended a long position in shares of the company.  This comes at a time when a growing number of poker players have called for a boycott of the Sheldon Adelson owned property.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/25/2013

Gambling Ad Shown On Kid’s Television Network: Regulators Livid

A serious breach of regulations occurred May 25 as it was revealed that a gambling ad had run on both the Turner Cartoon Network and Boomerang Channel.  Worse, they were shown during the prominent viewership period of between 6:42 and 8:42 am.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/25/2013

India Contemplates Legalized Sports Betting

(Reuters) - Like many visitors to the Casino Royale Goa on a rainy Saturday night on India's western coast, Salim Budhwani said he does not gamble but also had no objection to the betting at the busy tables downstairs.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/25/2013

Tunica Casino to Keep Paula Deen Buffet

Casinos have not been immune to the Paula Deen controversy. 

A handful of casinos have been mulling over dropping the popular Paula Deen Buffet.

Officials at the Tunica, Mississippi Harrah’s have decided to keep the Buffet despite the controversy surrounding Deen’s controversial racial slurs from several years ago.

Deen addressed her comments Friday in separate video statements.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/25/2013

Adelson Properties Boycott Planned by Poker Players, 22 Arrested in Gambling Probe

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Monday June 25, 2013 (Afternoon EDT). Follow us on Facebook Here

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/25/2013

Professor: Legalized Online Gambling in US Would Bring Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

There are several key reasons why Internet gambling should be completely legalized, says Matt Rousu,  an associate professor of economics at Susquehanna University, writing an opinion piece for Forbes.com.  

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Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/25/2013

Oldman Leaves Bodog: Hints at Setting Up B2B Software Provider in US

The following is commentary from Bodog President Jodas Oldman, who announces he is leaving that company.

Poker is an American game, and it is heartening to see a regulated online poker market emerging in some states.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/25/2013

Poker Pro Kevin Boudreau Opens His Eyes, Footballers Robbed During Strip Poker

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Tuesday June 25, 2013 (AM EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

 

*Kevin Boudreau Making Some Progress – Family members of poker pro Kevin Boudreau revealed he had opened his eyes for a few seconds while they were present.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/24/2013

Whitey Bulger Denies He Was an FBI Informant

BOSTON — (Associated Press) - Excerpts from James “Whitey” Bulger’s FBI informant file presented to the jury at his racketeering trial Monday show Bulger secretly provided information on a variety of criminals, from members of the Italian Mafia to people in his own South Boston neighborhood.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/24/2013

Macau Casinos Exposed to China’s Credit Woes

China’s credit crunch resulted in a number of Macau casino stocks getting hammered on Monday.ntee, rendering most non-nut draws essentially useless.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/24/2013

Possible Human Remains Found in ‘Goodfellas’ Gangster James Burke Home

The FBI has said they have found possible human remains in the Queens home formerly occupied by gangster James Burke.

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The Lucchese Crime family associate was alleged to have engaged in activities ranging from illegal gambling to extortion to loansharking and even hijacking of planes (Burke was widely believed to have orchestrated the notorious Lufthansa heist in 1978). 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/24/2013

Atlantic Club Counters PokerStars Appeal in Ugly Failed Acquisition Case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — The PokerStars website entered into a contract to buy an Atlantic City casino with "their eyes wide open," and now has to live with the consequences of the failed deal, the casino said in court papers.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/24/2013

Massive Bingo Arrests in Portugal, Canada Gets 9th WSOP Win, One Drop News

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Monday June 24, 2013 (Afternoon EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/24/2013

Proposed Ban on Casino Lobbyists Defeated in New York State

Albany, N.Y. (Associated Press) - As New York moves to expand gambling, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have quietly deleted a proposed ban on accepting campaign contributions from casino operators vying for one of New York's four proposed casinos.

Cuomo had proposed the measure months ago, saying he wanted nothing to do with a mix of politics and gambling that has resulted in some of Albany's biggest corruption scandals.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/24/2013

UltimatePoker.com Begins Accepting Visa Credit Cards

In a sign that banks are beginning to embrace the online poker sector, it was revealed over the weekend that UltimatePoker.com has begun to accept Visa cards.

UltimatePoker.com to date is the first and only US-based online poker site licensed out of Nevada.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/24/2013

Bitcoin Cease and Desist, Kara Scott Engaged, Vegas CEO Fired

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Monday June 24, 2013 (AM EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/23/2013

Lock Poker Pro Melanie Weisner Loves Bouncing Around in Vegas (Video)

Lock Poker pro Melanie Weisner has managed to thus far cash out in two of this year’s World Series of Poker events, including a 15th place finish in Event #16 for just over $26,000.

When not at the tables, Weisner likes to wind down at some of the best Vegas hot spots.

PokerNews.com recently sat down with Weisner to ask what she’s been up to off the felt.

Well….she’s actually been hiking… at Red Rock.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/23/2013

Simeon Naydenov of Bulgaria Wins WSOP Bracelet

Bulgarian-born Simeon Naydenov came out firing in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout tournament at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker Saturday night. The poker pro wasted little time making his way through the 10-handed final table, besting the field in about five hours.

He earned $326,440 as well as a WSOP gold bracelet for his efforts.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/23/2013

Poker Pro Kevin Boudreau Suffers Brain Hemorrhage While at WSOP

Shocking news confirmed Saturday by the poker community that pro Kevin “Phwap” Boudreau was hospitalized last week with severe bleeding in his brain.  He suffered a brain hemorrhage while on a dinner break at this year’s World Series of Poker.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/23/2013

Powerball Winning Numbers Saturday June 22: Cash Five Night Game, More

The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday June 23, 2013 were 13-19-23-33-57, Powerball: 28.

Virginia Lottery -

 

The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Virginia Lottery’s “Cash 5 Night” game were:

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Washington State Lottery -

The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/23/2013

Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox: US Consumers Can Put Cash In But Not Take Cash Out

Virtual currency Bitcoin’s largest exchange, Mt.Gox, has suspended transfer withdrawals in US Dollars for the next two weeks citing unmanageable volume.

Mt.Gox controls nearly 70 percent of the Bitcoin exchange market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/22/2013

Paula Deen Controversy Hits Casinos: Buffet Boycott (Video)

The controversy surrounding celebrity chef Paula Deen and her admission of using a racial slur to describe African Americans several years ago has began to have wide reaching ramifications.

Reports of Deen wanting Black staff members to dress up as slaves for her brother Bubba’s “Old Fashion Southern Wedding” haven't helped matters either.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/22/2013

Top Gambling News: Zynga Downgrade, Facebook Upgrade, Wynn in Mass

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Sunday June 23, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

*Zynga and Facebook Good News, Bad News From Wall Street - Two social media companies looking to enter the real money online poker sector received important analyst updates on Friday, one good, one not so good.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/22/2013

'Gambino Connected’ Online Sports Bookie Pleads Guilty

Douglas Corbin (AKA “Chubby” and “Fat Doug”) has plead guilty for his involvement in a Connecticut-based online sports betting site with ties to Costa Rica.

Corbin plead guilty Thursday to violating federal racketeering laws.

Connecticut State Police and the FBI contend that the 44Wager.com was headed by Dean DePreta, an associate of the Gambino Crime Family from Stanford who previously plead guilty to a RICO conspiracy.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/21/2013

86-Year-Old World Series of Poker Deal Struck by Car, Deceased

A beloved poker dealer at the World Series of Poker has been killed in a pedestrian accident after being struck by an automobile while crossing an intersection. 

86-year-old Richard Charles Turnbull of Reno was hit by the car around 9:30 p.m. near Spring Valley Parkway and Rainbow Boulevard in Las Vegas.

The WSOP released the following statement upon learning of Turnbull’s death.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/21/2013

Top Gambling News: More Grizzly Details in Whitey Bulger Trial

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Saturday June 22, 2013 (overnight hours into the morning Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/21/2013

Top Gambling News: Bet365 Profits Leap by a Third, Eric Lindgren Wins at WSOP

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Friday June 21, 2013 (Afternoon Hours Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here.

*Bet365 Sees Huge Profit Increase - Britain's biggest online bookmaker, Bet365, has seen profits leap by a third to £148m.  This is despite the losses realized from their controlling interest in Stoke City FC.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/21/2013

Razer Goes All In With Online Poker

CARLSBAD, Calif.–Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Marcel “The Flying Dutchman” Luske, one of the world’s most recognized and respected professional poker players, have formed an exploratory partnership to see how Razer can impact the world of online poker.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/21/2013

Defendants Tied to California Online Sports Betting Ring Enter Pleas, Released

Some of the 18 people indicted and arrested for running an online sports betting website out of California and Lima, Peru have entered pleas and were released.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/20/2013

More Adelson: ‘Online Poker a Train Wreck, Toxic Cancer and Not a Game of Skill’

If you thought casino billionaire and big time GOP donor Sheldon Adelson was through with his rant regarding legalized online poker in the US, he actually decided to take things up a notch.

Speaking on Bloomberg Television Thursday, Adelson didn’t hold back.  He denied any hidden agendas, referring to his initial rant on Forbes.com.

Adelson insists it’s mostly all about the potential harm inflicted on society.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/20/2013

Breaking News

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Just days after another popular poker pro was accused of cheating, news broke that Anton Wigg is claiming Mikita Badziakouski of Colluding in the $10K WSOP Circuit Event.

North Korea Accused of Cyber Attacks on Crypto Exchanges

The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies.

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Draftkings does not accept customers from the great state of Louisiana.  A number of other top online sportsbooks are accessible from the state, including Jazz Sports, which is offering a generous welcome bonus with a maximum of $1000.