Gambling News

Hard Rock Hotel Hotel Executive Dead From Gunshot Wound

The CEO of The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was found dead from a gunshot wound. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/09/2010

Is Online Gambling a Good Bet for Florida?

TAMPA, FL -- Online casinos are based in Antigua, the United Kingdom, and the British Isles, pretty much anywhere you can think of except for the United States.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/09/2010

Ben Roethlisberger's Sexual Assault: Odds makers Back Off For Now

Ben Roethlisberger's latest predicament has oddsmakers wondering what can and cannot be considered in "bad taste" when it comes to a "bad boy" athlete.  This is the second time

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/09/2010

Hand Grenade Thrown at Home of Intralot CEO

This past weekend marked an uptick in crime aimed at the gambling sector.  First, a brazen robbery took place during an international poker tournament in Berlin on Saturday (most of which was caug

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/09/2010

Australia Gambling News and Findings Mixed Reviews

It's been a painstaking process, but Gambling911 via the Media Man down under in Aussie Land, has got their hands on some interesting data of substance, released by our "friends" at the N

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/08/2010

Merge Poker Signs on Yet Another Online Poker Room

Merge Gaming today announced that PokerHost.com, has joined one of the fastest growing poker networks in the world.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2010

No Consensus in EU Yet on Remote Gaming Industry

Times of Malta

Ivan Camilleri, Brussels

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/08/2010

Online Gambling Likely to Take in €5 billion on One Small Isle

€5 billion, now that's a lot of money.  These are the projections for the online gambling industry.  But when one considers that figure is just limited to one tiny island in the Mediterranean S

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2010

St. Petersburg Times: Proposed Gambling Deal Good for Florida

(Times Editorial) The Legislature and the Seminole Indian Tribe appear close to

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Alabama Governor Cracks Down on Bingo Machines

MONTGOMERY, Ala.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Sands Singapore to Open Next Month

SINGAPORE - US gaming giant Las Vegas Sands said on February 24 its casino project in Singapore will open on April 27, months behind the original schedule of late 2009.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Carl Icahn Takes Over Tropicana Atlantic City

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has regulatory approval to own the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission said on Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

PartyGaming The Latest to Report Poor 2009 Showing

With Sportingbet a bit of an exception to the rule, online poker's 4th largest network, PartGaming, reported a poor showing in 2009 with numbers down to $135.0 million from $144.2 millio

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/04/2010

The Rise and Near Fall of World Sports Exchange (WSEX.com)

What used to be one of the most trusted and reliable online sportsbooks, World Sports Exchange (WSEX.com), has been getting hammered over the past 6 months by the folks at Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/03/2010

10-Year Old Goldbet Joins Microgaming Online Poker

The Goldbet online gambling group, in operation now since 2000, have selected Microgaming as its new network for allowing customers to play online poker.  The Austrian bookmaker uses proprietary s

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/03/2010

Sportingbet Reports Good News in Online Gambling Sector

With a number of bookmakers reporting poor showings in recent days, Sportingbet has provided a ray of hope on Wednesday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/03/2010

Sands China Revenue up 22 Percent

March 2 (Bloomberg) -- Sands China Ltd., Asia's biggest listed casino operator, said profit rose 22 percent last year as Macau visitors gambled more on card games and slot machines.

Net income increased to $213.8 million from $175.7 million a year earlier, Sands China, which has the second-biggest market share among Macau casinos, said in a statement to Hong Kong's stock exchange today. That compared with the $225 million mean estimate of four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/02/2010

Bill to Legalize Online Poker in Florida Introduced

Florida State Representative Joseph Abruzzo has filed a bill that looks to legalize online poker in his home state. 

Titled the "Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act of 2010", Abruzzo claims that 900,000 Floridians already gamble at sites run by operators outside of Florida and that state legalization would result in $200 million in revenue the first year.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/02/2010

Dustin Hoffman to Star in HBO Gambling Series “Luck”

There is a new HBO series to debut and it's about gambling.  It's working title is "Luck" and will star Dustin Hoffman.  

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Mar/02/2010

2009 Bad Year for Bookmakers: Paddy Power Down

Paddy Power is the latest bookmaker to show a slide in profits for 2009, following Ladbrokes a 2

Barney Frank Wants Elimination of Fanny Mae

Rep. Barney Frank (D- Mass.), head of the House Financial Services Committee, and online gambling's closest ally, says enough with Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/02/2010

RCMP Keeping Watchful Eye On Internet Gambling Sector

Gambling911.com can reveal that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), led by one Sgt.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/01/2010

Canada vs. USA Hockey Proves a Hit for Bruised Bookies

Sure the online bookmakers got clobbered Sunday with the Winter Olympics Canada vs.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/01/2010

Cheltenham Festival Odds as Bookies Make Big Gamble

A handful of UK-based bookmakers have made some unusual offerings ahead of the Tuesday 16th March Cheltenham Festival.  In addition to offering odds on the event, Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/01/2010

Australia and International Gambling News

G'day punters, and other interested parties (like casino tycoons and Australian political parties) here is the Gambling911.com Australian and International gambling news update for Monday March 1,

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/01/2010

William Hill Sees Challenging 2010

By KATHY GORDON, WSJ.com

LONDON-U.K. betting group William Hill PLC Friday posted a 7% drop in full year profit, slightly ahead of guidance provided in January, and said its 2010 expectations are unchanged as the unusually severe winter weather in the U.K. in January only pushed revenue down 0.6% in the first seven weeks of 2010.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/01/2010

Feds Investigate Naples Man With Ties to Online Poker

Allegations outlined in a 39-page complaint filed in U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

Iowa Continues to Debate Online Gambling in the State

(KWQC Iowa) - Online gambling in Iowa? Some lawmakers are looking to make that a reality. If that happens Iowa would become the first state in the country to allow in-state Internet wagering.

Right now about 50,000 Iowans already play online gambling, but they do it illegally. There are a lot of sites out there and at the click of a few buttons players can win or lose they're hard earned money. Some lawmakers say making it legal and regulating it would be safer and will also bring some extra money to the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

LVRJ: Wynn Deal Could Doom Atlantic City

Steve Wynn single-handedly saved struggling Atlantic City in the 1980s. He opened the Golden Nugget, considered at the time to be the Boardwalk's most opulent hotel-casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/28/2010

Breaking News

Officers: About 40 video gaming machines seized in NC raid

Law enforcement officers have raided a property that the Tuscarora Indian Nation of North Carolina claims as sovereign territory in eastern North Carolina after they received complaints that an illegal casino was being operated there.

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