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Nevada Gambling Revenues Up 5.7 Percent in February: Online Poker Traffic Sees Gain

Good news for both the Las Vegas gambling and online poker sectors as both reported gains. 

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Gaming Control Board officials announced on Tuesday that Nevada gambling revenues were up 5.7 percent with Las Vegas Strip casinos seeing a 3.3 percent surge. 

Overall revenue generated included $932 million in the state and $531 million from the Vegas Strip casinos. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/10/2012

LockOps May Tease: Battle Tested Lock Poker Pro Takes Down Irish Open

So the folks from Lock Poker, one of the most popular online poker rooms on the planet, advised Gambling911.com Tuesday morning to watch for an upcoming event exclusively on their site.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/10/2012

Inquirer: Odds Improve for Atlantic City Internet Gambling

The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday featured an article on the prospects of Internet gambling in Atlantic City.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/10/2012

Wicked Ways: Even Witchcraft Can’t Save the Epic Poker League

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693.

The most infamous trials were conducted by the Court of Over and Terminer 1692 in Salem Town.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/10/2012

Instant Banking for Online Gambling Could Return to US Soon

There may be a new payment processor in town for those in the US online gambling community.

ADI-News.com has reported on the merger of two big name payment processors, Mazooma and BigPoint

From ADI-News.com:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/09/2012

Irish Open 2012 Won by Belgium Poker Player Kevin Vandersmissen

Belgium’s Kevin Vandersmissen has won the 2012 Irish Open, an event that was broadcast live over the Internet and displayed players hole cards.  Poker fans around the world were also able to bet on this year’s Irish Open. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/09/2012

Phil Hellmuth: Adderall, Crank Usage has Helped Poker Players Win Millions (Video)

Appearing on Quadjacks Radio this past week, the self-proclaimed “Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth discussed the drug Adderall and how it can be affective when playing poker. 

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Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/09/2012

Epic Meltdown: Poker League Now $8 Million in the Hole

The disastrous Epic Poker League is sinking faster than the Titanic, minus the life rafts.

CardPlayer.com reports that EPL’s parent company’s bankruptcy filing lists liabilities of $8 million, not the $5 million previously asserted

The company managed to earn just $37,052 in income over a 14 month period while racking up $7,892,242 in total liabilities, CardPlayer.com noted.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/09/2012

Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Smashed $250k Guaranteed on April 15th

It's every poker player's nightmare to lose a hand of Hold'em while holding quad 8's. But for BingoTroy at Americas Cardroom, it was a dream come true.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/09/2012

Maryland Now Allows Gambling on Fantasy Sports: Life Behind Bars for Booking NFL Games

As Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre, 50, faces more than 25 years behind prison for running one of the largest online sports betting enterprises and targeting residents of Maryland, that state has just begun allowing wagers on fantasy sports.  Exceptional timing!!!  We can't make this stuff up even if we tried. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/09/2012

Full Tilt Poker CEO Raymond Bitar Facing Prison Term 260 Times That of a Statutory Rapist

Some might be thinking, if Roman Polanski could evade US law enforcement for more than 30 years after being charged with raping a minor, surely the head man at Full Tilt Poker should have no problem remaining on the lam just as long.  Bitar, after all, is not a rapist.  He's simply a poker player who just happened to be running one of the largest online poker rooms in the world, and he made loads of money doing so. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/09/2012

Irish Open 2012 Final Table Determined

The Irish Open 2012 Final Table has been announced with Ian Simpson leading the pack in terms of chip count.  David “Dixie” Dean came in a close second.  Both players are relative unknowns with Dean’s last big live circuit win occurring at the Inaugural Poker Championship – The Sportsman Showdown – in 2006.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/09/2012

World Exclusive: Shulman Blasts Schmidt Over 9/11 Remark

Card Player boss Barry Shulman has blasted one of his bloggers who compared Black Friday to 9/11, Gambling911.com can reveal in a world exclusive report!

Shulman, owner of Card Player magazine and CardPlayer.com, blasted poker pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt for making the comparison in a blog posted on CardPlayer.com last Thursday.

In an exclusive interview with Gambling911.com over the weekend, Shulman called Schmidt's remarks "indefensible" and "immature." 

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/08/2012

Will Online Gambling Really Discourage People From Visiting Atlantic City?

An opinion piece in the Bergen Record suggests that the legalization of online gambling in the state of New Jersey (looking more inevitable by the day) may do more harm than good.  In particular, online gambling could serve to actually discourage people from visiting Atlantic City.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/08/2012

Play Poker, Win Big Bucks on The Web This April

For those of you who play poker, we here at Gambling911.com have never seen such a great assortment of big cash promos and tournaments as what’s available during the month of April (2012).  Today we look at Americas Cardroom and a very special April promotion.  Players across the globe, including those in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, the Southern Pacific are welcome….

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/08/2012

Jenny Woo Odds on Having a ‘Black Friday’ Baby: NBA Futures 2012 (Video)

In her final installment of DonBestTV.com before her maternity leave, Gambling911.com’s Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo talks about odds of her having Baby Lily before or after the infamous April 15 date of “Black Friday”.  

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/07/2012

Poker Pros Get Tax Break in 2012

Great news for poker pros in 2012 as the tax court has issued a ruling that is beneficial regarding deductions.

From Pokerati.com:

The key take-away is that poker losses are now deductible for professional gamblers beyond your profits, so you can carry them forward and backward to offset income in other years. You can file on Schedule C instead of Schedule A, which limits deductibility.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/07/2012

Watch the Irish Poker Open 2012 Live Online

For those of you who would love to watch the Irish Poker Open 2012 but don’t happen to be in Ireland, you’re in luck.  PaddyPower.com is broadcasting the tournament here LIVE.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/07/2012

Former Bookie Smothered in Bed: Wife and Daughter Sentenced to Life

The wife and daughter of a retired bookmaker, Don Banfield, have been found guilty of smothering the man to death for his insurance money. 

Former tax inspector Shirley Banfield, 64, and her daughter Lynette, 40, admitted to two charges of conspiracy to defraud and charges of forgery as well as the perverting of course of justice, though they denied murdering Banfield 11 years ago. 

The pair pocketed more than £120,000, some of which went into the purchase of their Canterbury, England home.   

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/06/2012

Online Poker Reload Bonus Being Offered at Carbon, More

One of the world’s leading online poker sites, Carbon Poker, is offering a special reload bonus during the month of April (2012). 

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/06/2012

James Dempsey Wins Inaugural iSeries Live Poker Event

UK poker player James Dempsey has won the first ever iSeries Live poker event, beating out Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott and taking home the $100,000 prize. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/06/2012

Online Poker: 150 Seat Giveaway for $150k Guarantee at CarbonPoker

Carbon Poker’s $150K Sunday Guaranteed Freezeout is one of the staples on online player’s weekly tournament schedule. Now that they have added a weekly “150 seats to 150K Freeroll, many more can find their way into this great event, spending a Sunday afternoon playing for big bucks.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/06/2012

‘Leatherass’ or ‘Dumbass’? Dusty Schmidt Compares Black Friday to 9/11

Poker pro Dusty "Leatherass" Schmidt, who has said some pretty dumb things in the past, has just topped them all.

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Or to put it more accurately, he's just reached a new low.

In stupidity.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/06/2012

Manitoba Launches Online Gambling Venture

BCLC set off on a new course for its online business today, announcing that it is partnering with Manitoba Lotteries to provide online gambling to Manitobans.

"We launched online gaming in British Columbia to provide a secure and legal option for people who play online and to keep revenues in the province that otherwise would be going to illegal gambling sites," said the Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for BCLC. "We are pleased to share our expertise with Manitoba to strengthen regulated online gambling in Canada."

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/05/2012

Spring Cleaning at Cryptologic as Amaya Gaming Takes Over: Shares to be Delisted

With Amaya Gaming assuming 81 percent of troubled Cryptologic’s issued shares, CEO David Gayagan has resigned as has CFO Huw Spiers, general counsel Nick Catros and two other board members. 

Amaya CEO/President David Baazoy is slated to take over Gavagan’s position effective immediately.

Cryptologic, once the leader in online gambling software, has lost its competitive edge in recent years as a result of mismanagement and executive in-fighting. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/05/2012

UFC Champ Georges St-Pierre to Endorse Online Poker Room 888.com

One of the UFC’s most recognized names, Montreal’s own Georges St-Pierre, has been announced as a new global ambassador for the popular online poker site 888.com.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Apr/05/2012

ScAYREy Fact: Bodog Founder’s Attorney Slotnick had Not Lost a Case in 12 Years

News of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre hiring the father-son tandem of Barry and Stuart Slotnick to represent him in a criminal case filed by the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland might not have resonated throughout the industry the way it should have.  Hardly any industry media outside of Gambling911.com really reported on this story. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/05/2012

Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu on Annie Duke: ‘Liar, Cheat, Thief, Will Screw People Over’

Hey Daniel Negreanu, how do you really feel about your professional poker playing counterpart, Annie Duke?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2012

Can You Be Poker Chip King for a Month? $25,000 Chip King Freeroll Promo from Carbon

The promo staff at Carbon Poker is at it again as they have got a great $25,000 Chip King Freeroll promo running for the month of April (2012).

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/05/2012

New Jersey Internet Gambling: What They’re Saying

The excitement continues to build as New Jersey inches its way to becoming only the second state in the US after Nevada to legalize Internet gambling.  The Garden State has more grandiose plans when compared to Nevada as they have hinted at forming state compacts and taking bets from other countries that allow it.  State Senator Raymond Lesniak, a co-sponsor of the bill, wants New Jersey to become the “Silicon Valley of Internet Gambling”. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/05/2012

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