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Costigan Media Requests Response by July 16 Re: Poker Funds Seizure

The parent company of Gambling911.com has requested an accelerated briefing schedule in regard to its Motion to Intervene and unseal a seizure warrant related to funds tied to Full Tilt Poker and P

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/08/2009

Online Sportsbook Concerns Arise: DimeLine Sportsbook Stalls

Online sports betting group, DimeLine Sportsbook, is in "slow pay" mode according to numerous posts on the SBR Forum

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/08/2009

Day 2a of 2009 World Series of Poker Has 630 Survivors

Day 2a is now in the books. 1,476 players walked into the Amazon Room at noon today and only 630 of them survived to walk out again more than 12 hours later.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/08/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Winnings

So what will the 2009 World Series of Poker winnings look like when all is said and done?

Imagine these numbers: 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2009

3rd Circuit Court Ruling on Internet Gambling Will Remain Mystery

Shannon P.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2009

Centrebet Expects Strong Growth in Coming Year

Teresa Ooi, The Australian

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/07/2009

Sparky Collins Goes All In: Prepares for 2010 WSOP

Everybody's favorite transgender reporter, Sparky Collins, wanted so badly to take part in the 2009 World Series of Poker, but no one would sponsor him.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/07/2009

Tennis Pro in Betting Scandal Found Dead

PARIS (Associated Press) - French tennis player, who was recently banned for betting on matches, has died. He was 24.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/07/2009

Online Gambling: Government Wants to Know Where Bet is Placed

Much like the Jay Cohen trial in 2000, three US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals judges were most interested on Tuesday in where a bet is placed when it comes to online gambling.

The judges heard oral arguments from lawyers representing the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association and the US Department of Justice.  iMEGA is challenging the Constitutionality of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which essentially outlaws most forms of online gambling in the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2009

Internet Gambling Decision to be Announced Shortly

Gambling911.com was on alert Tuesday with an expected announcement related to the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association's challenge in a US Appeals Court to have the Unlawful Int

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2009

WSOP Day 1d Concludes After Much Controversy

The World Series of Poker Day 1d attracted record numbers, much to the chagrin of WSOP officials, who did not have room for the 500 or so extra people who ultimately got shut out, among them big na

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/07/2009

Paddy Power One Step Closer to Entering US Market

The Irish Examiner reported Tuesday that Ireland's biggest - and the United Kingdom's third largest - bookmaker, Paddy Power, is now poised to enter the lucrative U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2009

World Series of Poker Updates: More Pros Bow Out, Shut Out

More big name pros have made early exits at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

On Monday, Huck Seed was out along with Jeff Madsen, Mark Seif, Eric Baldwin and Dario Minieri.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Day 1d Sells Out: $8 Million Prize Minimum

Whomever wins the 2009 World Series of Poker main event will be guaranteed at least $8 million.  This news follows after Daly 1d resulted in a sell out and many hundreds being SHUT OUT. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2009

When Poker Players Become Violent

What's next, World Series of Poker dealers wearing armor? 

Semi Pro poker player Thang Luu reportedly broke the hand of a dealer on Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

Daniel Negreanu Catches Nasty Virus at WSOP

Now that Daniel Negreanu has bowed out of the 2009 World Series of Poker early, he can go back to blogging....assuming he can muster up enough strength to do so.

Don't cry any tears for Negreanu.  Not only did he cash out at eight events of the 2009 World Series of Poker, he's also putting more than $300,000 in the bank.  That's more than US President Barack Obama's yearly salary.  Way to go Daniel. 

Unfortunately he's suffering from flu-like symptoms that may have played a part in his horrid performance.  Hopefully it's not the Swine Flu. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2009

Doyle Brunson Thanks His Friends, Harrah’s and Good Genes

It's hard to believe it's been almost a month since I wrote a blog. Time has literally flown by during the WSOP and I don't believe how well I've held up through it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/06/2009

Daniel Negreanu Infection Watch

With poker pro Daniel Negreanu confessing to having flu-like symptoms, it's just a matter of time before others playing along side the Canadian poker pro come down with a similar illness.  Negrean

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2009

Annie Duke Won’t Be Making This Final

Annie Duke bowed out of the 2009 World Series of Poker after only one day Sunday.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/06/2009

Online Poker: Costigan Media Wants Conte Affidavit Unsealed

As reported last Thursday, Costigan Media, parent company of Gambling911.com, has filed a Motion to Intervene and to Unseal Court Records Relating to theSubmitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

Barney Frank at the 2009 World Series of Poker

Everyone's favorite Congressman, Barney Frank, made an appearance at the 2009 World Series of Poker Sunday, perhaps even upstaging bracelet record holder, Phil Hellmuth, who arrived dressed as a Ro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

World Series of Poker: Who’s Out Early?

The 2009 World Series of Poker is just getting underway but already a number of big name poker pros and celebrities have left the building.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/05/2009

Smallest Starting Day Since 2003 for a WSOP Event

Has the recession hit the 2009 World Series of Poker?  It sure seemed that was the case after Saturday's starting field attracted the smallest number of participants since 2003. 

873 players took to the table including the likes of Gambling911.com friend Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker and Chris Ferguson.  That number still surpasses the total who played in 2003, which was 839.  This was also the year that Chris Moneymaker won and helped to kick start today's poker craze.  The following year attracted 2576 players. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

Phil Hellmuth to Dress as a Roman Emperor

WHAT:                 PHIL HELLMUTH'S GRAND ENTRANCE TO THE 2009 WSOP MAIN EVENT

DATE:                    Sunday July 5, 2009

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/04/2009

Erica Schoenberg Poker Babe

The folks from WickedChopsPoker.com have called poker babe Erica Schoenberg "a pit bull with lipstick", an obvious reference to the one time Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah P

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/04/2009

2009 World Series of Poker First Eliminations

Day 1A of the 2009 World Series of Poker is now history and there were a few notable eliminations.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/04/2009

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll for Poker High Roller

A few days ago we queried the whereabouts of Guy Laliberte, following his disappearance from the high stakes arena.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

PokerStars World Series of Poker $40 Million Prize Pool

The PokerStars.com World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) returns on September 3, 2009 for its eighth year.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

Barney Frank at the World Series of Poker

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, will be available for interviews Sunday at this year's World Series of Poker, being held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.   Congres

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

Breaking News

Iran vs. Spain Betting Tips, Latest Odds - June 19

Odds on the Iran vs. Spain matchup had Spain as a 1/5 favorite and Iran at long 20/1 odds.  This was expected to be a very lopsided matchup. 

NFL to Testify Before Congress on the Ills of Sports Betting ...Will Trump Care?

With the US Supreme Court ruling last month that paves the way for legalized sports betting in each state that wants it, the National Football League (NFL) continues to steadfastly oppose the move.

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia Betting Tips, Latest Odds - 20 June

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia Betting Tips, Latest Odds - 20 June

Saudi Arabia is an 18/1 underdog in their Wednesday matchup against Uruguay following a thrashing at the hands of host Russia the other day.