Gambling News

Poker Players Alliance Drops the Ball

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has wasted way too much time focusing on individual state cases and arguing whether poker is a "game of skil

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2009

Online Gambling Saves Nation During Recession

Want proof of how the online gambling industry helps stimulate local economies?  Look no further than the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2009

Bodog Becky Blows Off G911 Gender Bender

She was supposed to have made her first official showing as the new Bodog brand ambassador, but Bodog Becky was a "no show", breaking the heart of Gambling911.com famous Cuban transgender

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/12/2009

Minnesota Vikings Win Hits Books Hard

A statement win by the Minnesota Vikings against the lowly St. Louis Rams has put quite a dent in the purse strings of online sportsbooks.

With nearly 100 percent of the bets going Minnesota's way on Sunday and the Vikings registering the heaviest betting volume of any team during the early afternoon games, online sportsbooks and Vegas establishments all got hammered.  It's fair to say there were few bookies happy to see Brett Favre back from retirement after Sunday's bloodbath. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2009

Rush Limbaugh, Freedom and the NFL by Wayne Root

With all this talk about Right Wing commentator Rush Limbaugh potentially buying the lowly St.

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Oct/12/2009

Impact of Recession Worse on Bookies Than Expected

Much of the news in the world of bookmaking by week's end dealt with the impact of a worldwide recession.  It's been said that the gambling industry for the most part is recession-proof.  We lear

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2009

Rush Limbaugh to Buy the St. Louis Rams: What Are The Odds?

Sportsbook.com has suggested it mig

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/09/2009

Unemployment Extensions Stopped by Jon Kyl

Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl has been in the news quite a bit of late.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/09/2009

Is Pitbull Poker Running a New Scam

For the third time in less than a week, embattled online poker site, Pitbull Poker is back in the news once again. As was previously reported, the site, which has ceased operations amid allegations of using superuser accounts to cheat its customers out of money, as well as having their leadership placed under arrest, did some curious tweaking to their website yesterday.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2009

France Bans Betting Exchanges: Betfair Out!

France has effectively banned betting exchanges such as the wildly popular Betfair.  The ban comes as a result to a surprise amendment appearing as part of that country's new gambling laws.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2009

Bookies Bet on Turnaround

By Rupert Steiner, Daily Mail

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2009

Doyle Brunson Leads the Pack on Twitter

Poker's biggest legend now has over 41,000 followers on social networking site, more than Phil Hellmuth, Jr. and Daniel Negreanu

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/08/2009

Kyl The Caveman: Women Storm Jon Kyl Office

The backlash from Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl's remarks about his "not needing maternity insurance" could be detrimental not only to his own future but to that of his state colleag

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/08/2009

YouTube Shocker: Jon Kyl Doesn’t Need Maternity Care

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2009

Sportingbet Plans to Join Main London Market

Aim-listed Sportingbet is preparing to move up to the main market, having recovered from the disastrous impact of the effective ban on online gambling in the US in 2006.

Andrew McIver, chief executive, said the move to the main market was prompted by Aim's under-performance over the past year. "In bull markets, Aim does pretty well but if you think the recession is going to last some time, Aim is going to get unduly punished."

Sportingbet hopes to widen its shareholder base when it graduates to the main market within the next six months.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2009

Bodog Becky Wants Tranny Treat in Miami Beach

Bodog Becky arrives in Miami Beach next month in hopes of meeting up with her "partner in crime", Gambling911.com's own Jenny Woo.  But Woo has had to deal with pressing matters in her h

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2009

Things Getting Even Worse for Pitbull Poker

When your offices close up shop and your boss is placed under arrest, normally, things can't get much worse for your company. However, things really are getting worse for the newly defunct Pitbull Poker and its operators with the news that after learning that the site was in fact doing shady things against its customer, players are now seriously considering taking legal action against them.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2009

Sportingbet Profits Rise: Posts Full Year Profit

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Submitted by Guest on, Oct/07/2009

Las Vegas: Second Dumbest City

In an effort to determine America's "Smartest Cities", the Daily Beast created its own ranking.   Coming in one spot away from dead last was none other than Las Vegas.

The criteria required that a city have over 1 million people living in it.  Las Vegas came in #54 of all such cities in the US.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2009

Yankees Pitcher Jailed for Vegas Gambling Debts

Shawn Chacon, who once pitched for the New York Yankees, was arrested Monday in Greeley, Colorado, for a warrant that alleges he wrote bad checks to Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas last spring.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/06/2009

BetUS Girl Dawn Olivieri Now a Rising TV Star

The biggest thing happening this past Monday night was no doubt Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings taking on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, but if those fan bo

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2009

RICO Law Criticized as Open to Abuse

JJ Hensley, The Arizona Republic

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/06/2009

Barney Frank Wants Online Gambling UIGEA Regs Delayed

Congressman Barney Frank, an advocate for the online gambling industry, has written a letter to .S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday, urging them to delay the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act regulations for another 12 months.  Frank has proposed legislation that would legalize and regulate some forms of online gambling including online poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Bettors Recover Slightly During Week 5 College Football

It was not another blood bath for sports bettors during Week 5 of College Football for a change.  The first four weeks of College Football have resulted in record profits for online bookmakers and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/05/2009

Gambling Surges in Russia Despite Ban

MOSCOW - (Associated Press) - Moscow authorities expressed concern Monday about the rise of "surrogate" gambling technologies such as lottery machines and online gambling three months a

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Poland Sports Minister Resigns Over Gambling Accusations

By NICHOLAS KULISH, New York Times

BERLIN - Poland's sports minister resigned Monday as a result of a growing scandal over a gambling law, amid accusations that he tried to influence amendments to the new law on behalf of the gambling industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Gambling911.com Hires Veteran Gaming Writer

Gambling911.com is pleased to announce the hiring of veteran gaming writer Tom Somach.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Gambler Swindles $500K From Priest

 

AN elderly Catholic priest was conned into handing over nearly $500,000 to a drug-using gambler, a court has heard.

 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/05/2009

Full Tilt Poker Lawsuit Details Released

The folks from Pokerati.com have obtained the latest lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker in its entirety, all 19 pages of

5Dimes Sportsbook Caught Up In Pit Bull Poker Flap

As luck would have it, some online sportsbooks happened to be using the Pit Bull Poker skin as part of its suite of product offerings.  Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/04/2009

Breaking News

Bookmaker: 65 Times More Bets on Trump Than Warren to Win in 2020

Bookmaker: 65 Times More Bets on Trump Than Warren to Win in 2020

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is looking more and more likely to challenge current US President Donald Trump in 2020 with odds of 14-1.

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

‘Duffel Bag Bettor’ Takes William Hill for $240K

A Vegas man won big on Army this past weekend.  Army is among those teams performing well Against The Spread this season.

Sports Betting Coming to Virginia?

Following last week's shock news that New Mexico would start offering sports betting starting Tuesday October 16, now comes word that Virginia may be next on the list.