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Steelers Win and Failure to Cover Best Scenario for Books

"It was the best-case scenario for us to have the Steelers win and not cover," Hilton Sportsbook Director, Jay Kornegay told the Las Vegas Review Journal Monday.

For online sportsbooks, nearly 80 percent of the money line action was on the Arizona Cardinals to win outright.  Betting on the Pittsburgh/Arizona spread was relatively even but for many books, the amount of bets taken favored the Steelers.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/03/2009

Rising Poker Star Joins LA Times Business Staff

He finished in 60th place at the World Series of Poker last summer and came in 4th place in September's California State Poker Championship.  Stuart Pfeifer may not be a big

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/02/2009

Poker Player Alliance’s Alfonse D'Amato in Gillibrand Controversy

It's the buzz throughout New York State this past weekend.  New York's newly appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was introduced Friday and by her side, none other than former New York Senator and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

Recession Has No Effect on 2009 Super Bowl Betting: Records Broken

There was a bright spot heading into this new week amidst what is otherwise a dark abyss known as the world economic meltdown.  The 2009 Super Bowl has been deemed a success despite an economic re

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

Poker is a Game of Skill Say States

Two states this past month have ruled that poker is a game of skill, not chance.

"It is apparent that skill predominates over chance in Texas Hold'em poker," echoed Pennsylvania Judge Thomas A. James Jr.   That decision essentially dismissed cases against a defendant jailed after hosting a poker game.  The game in question allegedly involved no rake but encouraged tipping of dealers.

"Simply, if chance predominates, Texas Hold'em is gambling. If skill predominates, it is not gambling." The Honorable Judge James Jr. decreed.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/02/2009

CAP Online Gambling Affiliate Show Seen as Disaster

Gambling911.com is learning Monday that the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) event, which took place this past weekend in London, could have provided a fatal blow to what has been among the most pre

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

Michael Phelps Smoking Weed: All Bets On

Photos of 14-time Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps, smoking weed have emerged.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/01/2009

Super Bowl 43 Gambling Numbers Brisk So Far

While actual betting numbers are not in and Gambling911.com does not have access to such information, the website has been monitoring 2009 Super Bowl gambling traffic throughout the day via statist

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

More Than 50 Poker Machines Seized in Multi-Cities Raids

Police in both Chicago and New York raided two illegal gambling venues, seizing over 50 poker machines over the weekend.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/01/2009

Where to Bet on the Super Bowl Outside the U.S.?

Hey it's not just the millions of people living in the United States who will be betting on Sunday's Super Bowl.  There are countless numbers of individuals living abroad who will do the same, and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2009

Super Bowl Vegas Odds Cardinals vs. Steelers

For those of you monitoring the Super Bowl Vegas odds for the Cardinals vs.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2009

Super Bowl Gambling Often an Introduction to Online Websites

Sportsbook.com and BetUS.com appear to be reaping the rewards of a mainstream press fixation with Super Bowl gambling.  Both websites offer creative bet options and the necessary means for publici

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2009

The Super Bowl Betting Hypocrisy: A Jenny Woo Special Report

Gambling911.com's Senior International correspondent, Jenny Woo, looks at what we commonly refer to around here as the "Super Bowl betting hypocrisy".  It's the concept - employed by the

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jan/31/2009

Cuban Transgender Reporter Sparky Collins Brushes Up on English

Everybody's favorite transgender reporter, Sparky Collins, is back after a 6 month hiatus.  Reporting on the world of entertainment and poker, Sparky has spent his time wisely, studying to take th

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/31/2009

Novotel Hotel Hell: Security Beats Up On Gambling Exec’s Son

Those staying at the posh Novotel London West Hotel continued questioning Saturday how security of the chain establishment could bet permitted to allegedly assault the son of an online gambling exe

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2009

Lou Loses it at CAP Online Gambling Affiliate Event

Eyewitnesses claim that Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) co-organizer, Lou Fabiano, approached the head of APCW, J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/30/2009

Poker Mayhem in London as Affiliates Involved in Brawl

The award-winning Novotel London West in Hammersmith, West London, was the scene of a massive brawl late Friday involving members of two different online poker affiliate groups.   Police were cal

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/30/2009

Breaking News: Fight Breaks Out at CAP London

A brawl involving organizers of Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) and the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association has broken out in the London hotel where a CAP affiliate event was taking place.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/30/2009

Hundreds of Super Bowl Betting Props Help Boost Revenue

Super Bowl betting props have become just as popular as betting the actual outcome of the game, and betED.com has recognized that by offering an unprecedented number and variety of props for Super

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/30/2009

Super Bowl Betting, Online Poker Illegal in Washington State

It's that time of year again when everyone will be betting on the Super Bowl.....Everyone except those poor souls living up in Washington State.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/29/2009

Rolling Stone Says Sorry to Sportsbooks

Rolling Stone is accepting blame (or credit if you will) for causing the online betting site - Submitted by Payton on, Jan/29/2009

NRL Clubs Bank on Betting Revenues

The Cronulla Sharks and Newcastle Knights are the latest NRL clubs to announce joint ventures with Betezy.com.au after the hugely successful Titansbet.com.au was launched in October last year.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/29/2009

Appeals Court Likely to Overturn UIGEA Says Trade Org

Joe Brennan, Jr., founder of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association believes there is an excellent chance a U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/29/2009

Antigua Online Gambling Issues Still in Limbo

According to a report Thursday in the Antigua Sun, the island nation of Antigua is seeking a compromise with the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/29/2009

Lingerie Bowl Cancelled Again After Fallout With Nudists

The Lingerie Bowl has been cancelled for a third year in a row. 

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jan/28/2009

ICE London Gets Cold Shoulder From Media

The International Gaming Expo (also known as ICE London) we are sure was a fun event.  There is really no way of gauging its success, however, since the media seems all but shut out.  That might

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/28/2009

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Slot Machine & Casino Gambling Industry Market Report

Slot Machine & Casino Gambling Industry Market Report

The slot machine industry continues to grow at a healthy pace. Slots are viewed as the engine that drives the land-based casino industry as well as real money gambling online. The prospect for future growth beyond 2018 is one of the primary topics covered in a recent post on PlaySlots4RealMoney.com Gambling News by Rich Caesar.

Icelandic Fugitive in Bitcoin Heist Arrested in Amsterdam

Amsterdam police have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

Weekslong Manhunt Ends With Capture of Degenerate Gambler Accused of Killing Husband

A Minnesota woman who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband, then went to Florida and befriended — then killed — a woman who resembled her, is now facing charges in two states.