Gambling News

Online Poker: PIC Club Merge Purge

PIC Club has dissolved its relationship with the Merge Poker Network over the past several days according to numerous reports across the Net.  Merge is best known for its "pot-friendly"

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/26/2009

It’s Business As Usual At Despite Arrests reps insist that customers monies are safe and that they have nothing to do with any credit business even after thirty individuals connected with the Panama City-based online gambling

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/26/2009

Poker Player Who Killed Parents Won’t Get Death Penalty

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty for Ernest Scherer III, now 31, who is accused of killing both his parents. former San Ramon Valley schools trustee Ernest Scherer Jr., 60 and Charlene Abendroth, 57, a longtime Cal State East Bay accounting lecturer, were both found brutally stabbed and beaten to death in their Pleasanton home last year.  Both the father and son were well known on the professional poker circuit.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/26/2009

Bookies Get Hit Hard by Colts Cover

The Indianapolis Colts cover was the biggest dagger for online bookies Sunday.  The Colts beat the St.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/25/2009

Rand Paul: The Kentucky Positive for Online Gambling

While much of the talk surrounding the Commonwealth of Kentucky within the online gambling sector has dealt with Governor Stephen Beshear's failed attempt to seize some 141 domain names related to

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/25/2009

Online Gambling: Personal Details Sold for Quick Cash

In an alleged shocking betrayal of player privacy by gambling companies that includes 888, William Hill and Full Tilt Poker, AustralianGambli

BOL Loon Claimed Bookie Tried to Have Him Killed

We received the call a little over two years ago.  The tipster told that was "under investigation" and that "we should report this". 

The individual calling us claimed to have been a partner with Joseph Fafone, who on Tuesday was arrested at the Rochester, New York Airport as part of a Queens District Attorney's investigation into BetOnLine.

"I am working with the Feds," said the tipster.  "I have to.  My life is in danger."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/23/2009

Maryland Online Gambling Investigation Seizes Emails

California online payment-processor, Electracash, Inc., continues to be charged by federal investigators out of Maryland who are in the midst of probing the industry.  The primary target appears t

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/22/2009

Kentucky Supreme Court Hears Online Gambling Case


Submitted by Guest on, Oct/22/2009

New York Media Eats Up Bet On Line “Mob” Connections

The indictments and subsequent arrests of several individuals connected with the Panama-based online gambling site,, has taken center stage in the New York media, painting everyone as

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/22/2009

House Speaker Wants Blackjack, Poker Out of Seminole Casinos

Michael Peltier, Naples News

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/21/2009 Principals Indicted Wednesday

Raymond W. Kelly and Patricia J.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/21/2009

Webcast of KY Court Hearing on Internet Domain Seizures

Watch oral arguments before the Kentucky Supreme Court between counsel for iMEGA and Gov. Steve Beshear (D), LIVE on Oct. 22nd at 11:00 am ET

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/21/2009

Sports Betting: Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

By MAUREEN DOWD, New York Times


Submitted by Guest on, Oct/21/2009

NFL Week 7: Lopsided Betting Could Spell Trouble

An early review of NFL Week 7 games suggests there is plenty of lopsided action taking place with a number of games on the slate.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/20/2009

Barney Frank Launches Preemptive Strike on UIGEA Rules

As the day to implement the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) rules quickly approaches, Representative Ba

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2009

PartyGaming Slumps as Founder Dikshit Sells Stake

Jonathan Browning Reporting...

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2009

Former BetonSports CEO Carruthers Running Marathons

Riverfront Times

Tue., Oct. 20 2009

By Kristen Hinman

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/20/2009

PokerListings Founder Andreas Oscarsson Murder for Hire

Swedish authorities investigating the murder of founder Andreas Oscarsson are working on the assumption that the incident was a contract killing. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/19/2009

Harrah’s Hires Former Disney Exec

Peter Murphy, a confidante of Michael Eisner while he ran Walt Disney Co. (DIS), has been hired as strategy and development chief for Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Gary Loveman, chairman and chief executive of the debt-laden casino operator, sees Murphy helping as the company continues "to identify areas for future growth and to explore opportunities created by current economic conditions."

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Kentucky Hears Oral Arguments in Online Gambling Case

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday, October 22nd,  will hear oral arguments on the Commonwealth's appeal as part of its ongoing effort to seize the domain names of 141 internet gami

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Poker News: Pappas Pays Barney Frank $75K

"House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) (also) made out handsomely this summer, bringing in nearly $70,000 from the Managed Funds Association and John Pappas of the Poker Pla

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/19/2009

William Hill Profits Unaffected by Football Results

British bookmaker William Hill said profit expectations at its retail business had been unaffected by a run of punter-friendly football results.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Calling America's Bluff on Internet Gambling

Michael Hiltzik, LA Times

No issue brings out America's talent for self-deception like gambling.

To persuade ourselves that we can keep this particular sin under control, we sequestered casinos in isolated places like Las Vegas and Atlantic City reachable only by superhighways, and isolated them on riverboats where not a single card could be dealt or slot lever pulled until the vessel left the dock.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Big Stick Media Shuts Its Vegas Office

Big Stick Media Corporation ("BSM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BSM) announces today that it has ceased the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, National Sports Services

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Cryptologic Warns of Revenue Drop

Online gambling software firm Cryptologic has said it expects to report a 31 percent year-on-year fall in the third quarter of 2009 with revenue dropping to US$9.6 million from US$14 million last y

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2009

Happy Bookies Want Yankees – Dodgers Next


It's not Yankees-Red Sox, but the Yankees playing the Angels in the American League Championship Series is the next best thing for the Las Vegas sportsbooks.

"With the close proximity of Los Angeles, we have a lot of Angels fans here in Vegas, and any time you get the Yankees, that helps," said Jay Kornegay, director of the Las Vegas Hilton's sportsbook.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2009

Vegas: Sleep With Poker Pros and Casino High Rollers

Hey all you gold diggers out there (not you Jenny Woo), want to sleep with your favorite poker stars or some millionaire high roller while in Las Vegas?  Look no further than this impressive list

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/15/2009

Gambling Godmother Captured

SHANGHAI - The Chongqing Mafia cleanup that has been grabbing headlines across China for nearly five months got a whole lot more exciting this week when the only woman alleged to be a gang boss app

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2009

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.

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