Gambling News

New Jersey Introduces Online Gambling, Sports Betting Bill

Breaking News from Gambling911.com as New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak has authored a bill that would make sports betting legal in the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

Indian Tribes Oppose Online Gambling in California

PALM SPRINGS - After the California Nations Indian Gaming Association chairman called for unity at the Western Indian Gaming Conference on Wednesday, tribes began to tackle the complicated issue of

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Skybook is Like the Pakistan of Online Sports Betting

Anybody who has followed the online sports betting company Skybook.com over the years knows about this organization's colorful history.  The

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

Missouri Urges Congress to Lift Ban on Sports Betting

A resolution in the Missouri House asking the US Congress to lift PASPA, proposed by Reps. Grill & Colona, both Democrats:

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SECOND REGULAR SESSION

 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Gaming VC Online Casino to Shut Down

A victim of the recession?  Perhaps.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2010

More Online Gambling Seizures in Maryland

Additional funds were reportedly seized in an investigation by the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/13/2010

Online Gambling in Florida?

OPPAGA (Florida's Legislative Office of Program Policy & Government Analysis) will present their review of online gaming to the Senate Regulated Industries Committee next Tuesday, January 19Submitted by Guest on, Jan/13/2010

Miami Heat Second Team to Ban Gambling

Looks like the Miami Heat has its own Agent Zero - as in zero tolerance for gambling on team flights.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2010

Recession Over In Las Vegas? 2.9 Percent Hike In Nov. Visitors

It may be too soon to call but the good news for Las Vegas is that Sin City had experienced a 2.9 percent increase in visitors during the month of November.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/12/2010

Ladbrokes CEO to Step Down

By LILLY VITOROVICH 

wsj.com

LONDON--Ladbrokes PLC said Tuesday Chief Executive Christopher Bell is leaving after nine years at the helm of the U.K. gambling company. 

Mr. Bell, who has agreed to stay on into the summer, has come under fire over the past 12 months "for overseeing a difficult period in the group's history, culminating in a punitive equity raise in October 2009," said Daniel Stewart analyst James Hollins said. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2010

Former BetonSports CEO Sentenced to Under 3 Years

ST. LOUIS (Bloomberg News) - The former chief executive of an Internet gambling company, BetOnSports, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Friday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2010

NBA Players, Teams Don’t Want Gambling Restrictions

NEW YORK - (Canadian Press) - NBA players aren't ready to turn in their cards.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2010

Internet Gambling Patent: US Default Judgment Rendered

1st Technology LLC this past week received Notice of Intent to Issue Reexamination Certificate ("Notice") for 1st Technology's core Internet gambling patent, U.S.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/11/2010

Online Gambling Bill to be Introduced This Week

Gambling911.com has learned that a new online gambling bill will be introduced in the coming days, paving the way for legalized online gambling for US citizens. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/11/2010

Pastor, 3 Men Charged in Online Gambling Scheme

A one time Evangelist pastor and three other men were charged for running an elaborate $10 million online gambling scheme on Monday.

The arrests come 11 months after a raid of the Gold Coast offices of Alan Davenport for allegedly bilking investors out of $10 million on a "sports arbitrage" scheme.  Davenport, once a pastor for the now defunct Reach Out for Christ Pentecostal church, ran the online gambling enterprise from his Australian home under the name World Trade Systems (WTS).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/11/2010

Delaware Finds Loophole in Sports Betting Law for NFL Playoffs

Did somebody say "loophole"?

As in loophole big enough to drive a truck through?

As in a Brinks truck full of money?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/10/2010

Boomaker.com Featured on Two Popular TV Shows

Daily 10 (E!): This fast-paced, half-hour show is sure to keep even the most obsessed pop culture addicts up-to-date.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2010

NY Authorities Go After Online Gambling Ring

Authorities in Staten Island and Brooklyn are closing in on dozens of Gambino mobsters involved in running a multimillion-dollar online gambling ring, specifically sports betting, according to the

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/08/2010

Morning Call: Odds Are Against Atlantic City

By Matt Assad and John L. Micek, Morning Call

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/08/2010

PA Legalizes Poker, Blackjack at Slots Casinos

(Associated Press) - Pennsylvania legalized poker, blackjack and other table games at slots casinos Thursday, upping the ante in the increasingly fierce competition among states for gamblers' money

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/07/2010

Lasseters Casino Refutes “Racist” Ban of Best Price

Australia's multi cultural values and sensitives have once again come under the spotlight following an incident at Lasseters Casino in the Northern Territory on New Years Day.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/07/2010

Online Poker Sites Charge Players For Not Playing

It happened when a member of the TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum community logged onto his PartyGaming online poker account after having not played for over 6 months and received the following message

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jan/07/2010

Offshore Gambling Sites Will Need License in UK

With an exodus of bookmakers leaving the United Kingdom to avoid being taxed excessively for their online gambling websites, the UK has now fired back.  They will require a license in order to cat

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/07/2010

Robbers Take 100K From Casino Truck Stop

NEW ORLEANS - A pair of masked robbers stole $100,000 from a casino truck stop in New Orleans early Monday morning while technicians were taking money out of gambling machines, according to the NOP

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2010

Gilbert Arenas Suspended Over Poker Debt Gun Incident

NEW YORK (AP)-Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas(notes) was suspended without pay by NBA commissioner David Stern on Wednesday for behavior that made him "not currently fit to take the co

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2010

North American Poker Tour Exposes PokerStars

A lucrative sponsorship deal of the North American Poker Tour will further help to boost market share for online poker's largest room, PokerStars.com.  The

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/06/2010

Decimal Odds to Become the Norm: Fractional Odds Out

There are three primary odds used by bookmakers:  Fractional, Decimal and the so-called American Odds, which are among the most prevalently featured here at Gambling911.com.  Fractional is pretty

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/06/2010

Mayweather in Casino Standoff With Rap Star

It all went down at the grand opening of Vanity nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel -- which was hosted by Diddy.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2010

College Bowl Game, NFL Playoffs Traffic Way Up

Good news for online sportsbooks as College Bowl game betting traffic as well as NFL Playoffs betting traffic appear to be way up based on Gambling911.com stats.

Traffic on New Year's Day, which features several major College Bowl games, was up a whopping 67 percent over last year.  January 2 traffic was up 41 percent over last year.  January 3 traffic was up 39 percent over last year.  January 4 traffic was up 37 percent over last year.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/05/2010

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.