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Anthony Gregg Wins 2013 One Drop High Roller, Antonio Esfandiari Makes $1.4m

Anthony Gregg, also known as “Tony”, is the big $4.8 million winner of the 2013 One Drop High Roller event, which featured a $111,111 buy-in.  This is Gregg’s first WSOP bracelet. 

The 26-year-old from Columbia, Maryland was the winner of last August' Parx Open Poker Classic WPT Event, taking home $416,127.  He also finished 2nd at the PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo event last month. 

In just a very short period of time Gregg has become one of the top money earners in poker with $8,732,557 in winnings to date on the live circuit.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/29/2013

Breaking: Antonio Esfandiari Takes Home Another Cool Million Dollars Plus at WSOP

Winner of last year’s One Drop $1 million buy-in, Antonio Esfandiari, had already taken in close to $2 million more in the first ever One Drop High Roller event heading into Saturday morning.

As of 6 am EDT, Esfandiari was sitting with the 4th largest number of chips out of four.

He was guaranteed to take home just shy of $2 million with the grand prize set at just under $5 million.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/29/2013

Lock Poker Payout Updates, Venetian Boycott Gaining Ground

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Friday June 28, 2013 (Afternoon EDT).  Be sure to LIKE US on Facebook and have G911 as part of your news feed.  Comments always welcome.

*Large Number of Lock Poker Payouts Received Friday – Gambling911.com can report that a large number of cash transfer payouts were received by customers of Lock Poker on Friday.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/28/2013

Antonio Esfandiari Still Going Strong at One Drop High Roller

You almost want to say “Hey, Antonio, let someone else win!”

Then again, a piece of us wants to see it happen again, and again, and again.

Antonio Esfandiari won last year’s big inaugural $1 million Big One for One Drop Event and the $18, 346,673 that came with it.

By Friday evening, with just 14 players left in the One Drop High Roller event, Esfandiari was still very much in the thick of things. 

Any place 5th or higher pays at least $1 million with 1st place paying $4.8 million. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/28/2013

Bulls Pile on Zynga: Calls Outpace Put by Margin of 6-1

Zynga is looking good, despite a few bumps in the road, this according to Schaeffer’s Blog.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/28/2013

Breaking News: Chico Poker to Resume Payouts, Investors Settle Dispute

Chico Poker players affected by a long 10 month dispute between investors and ultimate freezing of funds will be happy to know that Gambling911.com has learned payouts will resume July 1 (2013). 

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/28/2013

Online Poker Guaranteed $15K Tournament at Betonline

Saturday June 29, there is a guaranteed tournament for $15,000 with a $0.99 buy-in at BetOnline Poker.  As you know, in poker terms, this is a BIG DEAL!

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/28/2013

Time.com Talks Online Gambling in NJ, Casino Buries $200 Grand in the Sand

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Friday June 28, 2013 (Afternoon EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

*Time Magazine on Internet Gambling in the Garden State - Time Magazine (Time.com) has a feature Friday morning on the start of Atlantic City’s new online gambling industry. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/28/2013

Antonio Esfandiari is Beyond Sick! Eyes Another Big Money WSOP Title

Last year’s winner of the World Series of Poker One Drop, with the biggest prize ever given out in a single tournament, Antonio Esfandiari, is on a tear once again.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/28/2013

Stop Internet Gambling: Site Claims a Click of the Mouse, You Lose Your House (Video)

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has just launched a website that opposes legalization of online gambling in the US.  StopInternetGambling.com, a crude site that contends online gambling will ruin society, went live Thursday.

From the StopInternetGambling.com website:

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/28/2013

Adelson Fallout: WSOP Champ Says ‘I Won’t Play at the Venetian This Summer at All’

2005 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Joe Hachem tweeted Thursday that he plans to boycott Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian property.  Adelson has come under fire for his public opposition to legalized online poker in the US, calling it “toxic” and a “cancer”.

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/28/2013

GigaMedia Enters Social Gaming Market

(Taiwan).- Online gambling corporate GigaMedia has announced that it is to enter the social casino games market following a closed beta test on a suite of new game titles in over 200 Internet cafes across Taiwan. The company has unveiled a new portfolio of proprietary social casino games that include slot, poker and dice offerings and could begin commercial operation in as little as four weeks.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/28/2013

'You're a F---ing Liar,' Mob Boss Tells Ex-FBI Agent

BOSTON – (Associated Press) - As former FBI agent John Morris described reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's role as an informant who ratted on criminals, Bulger stared intently at Morris.

Then, Bulger swore, dropping the F-word.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly told Judge Denise Casper he heard Bulger say, "You're an effing liar," as Morris testified Thursday in Bulger's racketeering trial.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/28/2013

Macau Crime Fed by China Currency Control, Laak Late to One Drop

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Friday June 28, 2013 (AM EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/28/2013

888 Forces Sharkscope to Stop Tournament Tracking, £49m in Losses at Betfair

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Thursday June 27, 2013 (Evening EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/27/2013

2013 World Series of Poker Betting Odds, Props

Carrie Stroup here with your 2013 World Series of Poker betting odds and props.  Who will win the Main Event?

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Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jun/27/2013

Former FBI Agent Who Admitted to Taking Payoffs Will Testify at Whitey Bulger Trial

A former FBI agent who admitted taking $7,000 in payoffs from James "Whitey" Bulger has testified that his first meeting with Bulger was "more of a social meeting than business."

John Morris began testifying Thursday. He was a supervisor of former FBI agent John Connolly, who was convicted of racketeering and second-degree murder for leaking information to Bulger's gang.

Morris, who has been given immunity, has admitted protecting Bulger from prosecution.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/27/2013

Spain Denies ‘Strip Poker’ Allegations, Chip Leaders at One Drop High Roller

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Thursday June 27, 2013 (Afternoon EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/27/2013

$111,111 Buy-In Kicks Off: Second Most Expensive Tournament in History of WSOP

The $111,111 buy-in event at this year’s World Series of Poker kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas.  It is the second most expensive tournament ever in the history of the WSOP, drawing 166 entrants, including some of the biggest names in poker.

Scroll down below to see the impressive prize pool, which will include a nearly $5 million to the 1st place winner and close to $3 million for 2nd place.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/26/2013

$1M a Week Sports Betting Ring Broken Up, NJ Appeals Sports Betting Ban

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Thursday June 27, 2013 (AM EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

*Arrests in New Jersey Million Dollar a Week Sports Betting Ring - 16 people have been charged with running an illegal sports betting operation out of Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/26/2013

Sands of Las Vegas: Analysts See Shares Reaching $62 Million

Analysts at Imperial Capital see the recent sell-off of Las Vegas Sands Corp creating a buying opportunity for investors.

They rate the stock as “Outperform” and forecast the share price reaching as high as $62.  It currently sat at $51.38.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/26/2013

Ex Girlfriend of WSOP Champ Jonathan Duhamel Sentenced to 3.5 Years

The former girlfriend of 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel has been sentenced to prison for 3.5 years.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/26/2013

No More Paula Deen Buffet as Harrah’s Casino Kicks Celebrity Chef to the Curb

Just one day after Gambling911.com reported that Harrah’s had no plans to scrap its Paula Deen Buffet at four of its properties, parent company Caesar’s announced an end to the arrangement on Wednesday morning.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jun/26/2013

NJ Sports Betting Case: Oral Arguments in NCAA v Christie Heard on Appeal

Nearly two hours of oral arguments were heard before the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia today regarding NCAA v Christie.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/26/2013

U.S. v. DiCristina Could Have Huge Ramifications for Poker, Esfandiari Gives Back

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Wednesday June 26, 2013 (Afternoon EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/26/2013

Joe Barton to Introduce Online Poker Bill: Anticipates Passage (Video)

Texas Republican Congressman Joe Barton is set to reveal his latest bill that would legalize online poker at the federal level. 

“It’s not a question of if my bill passes….It’s a question of when,” he says in a video interview with Gambling Compliance.

Barton, a poker player himself, explains that he does not yet have an agreement with Chairman Upton to hold a hearing as it applies to his bill.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/26/2013

Legends Sports Associate Enters Plea, Online Poker Payment Solution Enters US

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Monday June 26, 2013 (AM EDT). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/26/2013

Frank Sinatra Finally Makes Appearance at Whitey Bulger Trial

The wife of a man said to have been slain by Boston Mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger’s gang took the stand on Tuesday.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/26/2013

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

Breaking News

Nevada Betting on Health Safety as Las Vegas Casinos Reopen

Nevada Betting on Health Safety as Las Vegas Casinos Reopen

After 78 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. 

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Can I Play on PokerStars From Hawaii, Utah?

Can I Play on PokerStars From Hawaii, Utah?

PokerStars forbids those from Hawaii from playing for real money on their website.  Alternatives include Americas Cardroom, available to play for real money in all 50 states.