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William Hill Won’t Post Obama Assassination Odds

In response to numerous requests asking for US President Barack Obama assassination odds, the United Kingdom's second largest bookmaker on Saturday issued a statement that it would not be offering

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2008

Former GOP House Majority Leader Defends Internet Gambling

Dick Armey was the GOP house majority leader (1995-2003) and was one of the architects of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of bo

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/07/2008

First Poker Player President Since Nixon

With the election this week of Barack Obama as President of the United States, there will be a poker player in the White House for the first time since Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/07/2008

Treasury Department Finalizes Online Gambling Regulations

The Treasury Department has finalized regulations that would effectively ban online gambling in the U.S. and is trying to have them implemented in the waning days of the Bush administration.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Microgaming Online Gambling Software Website To Block All US Traffic

Gambling911.com has learned that effective Monday, Microgaming - a leading software provider for online casinos and poker sites based in South Africa and the Isle of Man - will begin blocking all U

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Federal Prosecutors Won't Charge Disgraced Eliot Spitzer

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will not be charged with any crime for his patronage of a prostitution ring, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Las Vegas Sands Plunges on Default, Bankruptcy Risk

Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp., billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company, plunged in New York trading after saying it may default on debt and face bankruptcy.

The casino owner, which had $8.8 billion in long-term debt at the end of June, said in a regulatory filing today that it probably won't meet the requirements of some loans unless it cuts spending on development projects, boosts earnings at its Las Vegas Strip casinos and raises more capital.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

2008 WSOP Loses Steam: November Nine Fail To Shine

Not even the possibility of an arrest or showdown between the USA vs. Russia has ignited enough passion as we head into the 2008 WSOP final.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Court Approves $15 Million Settlement in UltimateBet Matter

Tokwiro Claimed Damages As A Result of UltimateBet Cheating Scandal Refunds To Affected Players Completed

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Churchill Downs offsets track-betting declines

Churchill Downs Inc.'s account-wagering business and a slot-machine parlor at one track boosted its sagging racetrack business during the July-September quarter.

Earnings before taxes from expanded gambling at Churchill's Fair Grounds track in New Orleans of $4.38 million nearly outpaced the $4.69 million in earnings from racing operations at its four tracks, two of which raced most of the period.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Some Microgaming Online Casinos, Affiliates Cut US Ties

 

Vegas Affiliates, a Microgaming online casino affiliate group, will no longer be accepting US customers effective November 10, according to C

Internet Gambling: Watch Out For Jon Kyl

A win by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky might not be so bad for the online gambling sector.  That tightly contested race was nearly won by his democratic challenger in a state that

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2008

Anti-Online Gambling Crusader Chris Gregoire Wins in Washington

In a tightly fought campaign, Republican challenger Dino Rossi conceded to incumbent Democrat Governor of Washington State, Chris Gregoire. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2008

Antigua Online Gambling Companies Can Now Advertise in the UK

In a huge victory for the Caribbean nation of Antigua Wednesday, it was announced online gambling companies based there can now advertise their services in the United Kingdom.   

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/05/2008

President Barack Obama: What This Means To Online Gambling

It's finally over.  Barack Obama has been named the first Black President of the United States.

So what does this mean for online gambling?

It could be good...or maybe not.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

World Poker Tour Enterprises, Inc. Reports 3rd Quarter 2008 Financial Results

WPTE 0.39, 0.00, 0.0%) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2008. Business highlights for the quarter included the delivery of three episodes of Season Six of the World Poker Tour(R) ("WPT") television series and signing a broadcast license agreement with Fox Sports Network ("FSN") to air 26 all-new, one hour episodes of Season Seven of the WPT television series in the United States, across FSN's national sports cable network.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2008

Microgaming Website Down: A Kentucky Casualty?

On Tuesday morning, one of the online gambling industry's largest software providers, Microgaming, was not online.  The dreaded "Site Not Available" appeared when anyone tried to type in

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Online Poker Players Watch Washington State Governor Race Closely

Will she stay or will she go?  The Washington State Governor race is close as Democrat Chris Gregoire is facing a stiff challenge from Dino Rossi, a former state senator.  The two restaged their

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/04/2008

Poker Writer Tom Somach Upsets Another Country

First it was Denmark.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/04/2008

Jenny Woo’s Interview With Republican Congressman Ron Paul

Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Republican Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  Dr.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/03/2008

Boycott Papa John’s, Pizza Hut? Is Kentucky Really The Pizza Capital?

One interesting "fact" that has come out of the debacle involving Kentucky's decision to seize 141 online gambling domains, we have discovered that the Kentucky - of all places - is the p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/03/2008

No Bloodbath For Bookies… But Close

There were not a whole lot of dominant teams getting lopsided action in the NFL Week 9, but there were two standouts that went the way of the public.

Philadelphia as a -7 road favorite in Seattle had well over 75 percent of the action at most online gambling websites heading into game time.  They clobbered Seattle by a score of 26-7.  Some books had the Eagles getting as much as 80 percent or higher action.  Philadelphia was the most bet on team of the afternoon games.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/03/2008

Legal Documents Obtained Related to ZIP Payment Online Gambling Solutions

Gambling911.com has obtained legal documents filed by the US Government in cases against ZIP Payment Solutions founders, Edward Courdy and Michael Gardone.  Both operated a payment processing comp

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/02/2008

Australia Bookies Not Hurt Yet By Sagging Economy

THE global economic crisis is not preventing Australian punters from having a flutter on the country's biggest horse race, the Melbourne Cup, according to bookmakers who spoke with the Australian n

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/02/2008

Jenny Woo Talks To Barney Frank: Online Gambling Not Bad for Economy

As one of the key allies for the online gambling industry, Democratic Congressman Barney Frank has been working diligently to have the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) repealed.  A

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/02/2008

Boycott Kentucky: Internet Community Expresses Outrage

A website calling itself www.boycottkentucky.com orchestrated a campaign Friday to have angry Web users call Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's office e

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/01/2008

Barney Frank Discusses the Future of Online Gambling With Gambling911

Gambling911.com Senior Reporter, Jenny Woo, recently went to Washington, DC where she met up with a handful of important allies in the fight to legalize online gambling, among them chairman of the

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/30/2008

Bodog Internet Gambling Leads to Money Laundering Charges

As widely feared, reports surfaced on Thursday that charges have been levied against Bodog and its falling Internet gambling empire.

Federal authorities in Maryland have filed money-laundering charges against two men, Edward Courdy and Michael Garone, who have figured in an ongoing investigation into Bodog, according to the Baltimore City Paper.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/30/2008

Mandatory Censorship in Australia Could Affect Internet Gambling

AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.  That's the latest news from the Submitted by Payton on, Oct/30/2008

Professional Poker Player, Grateful Dead Attorney Dead

A professional poker player, who doubled as the longtime attorney for the rock band the Grateful Dead, is dead.

According to media reports, Harold "Hal" Kant, 77, of Reno, Nevada, USA, who earned a championship gold bracelet and $174,000 for winning a pot-limit Omaha tournament at the 1987 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, died October 19 in Reno from pancreatic cancer.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/30/2008

Breaking News

bitcoin on the rise

Is Bitcoin Back On The Rise? Plus Why It Matters To Online Bookies

Some have sounded the alarm that Bitcoin’s back on the rise. If Bitcoin shifts from a downward trend to an upward trend, online bookies stand to benefit.

Poker is officially a sport in Ukraine starting 2018

Poker is officially a sport in Ukraine starting 2018

It is official, Ukraine’s lawmakers decided that poker is a sport!

South Dakota Could Soon Get Sports Betting With Deadwood Request

South Dakota Could Soon Get Sports Betting With Deadwood Request

Four years after South Dakota enthusiastically voted to allow Deadwood casino patrons to play keno, craps and roulette, a gambling industry group plans to ask state lawmakers for a 2020 ballot measure to bring legal sports betting to the historic mining town.