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Cereus Poker Network Holds Off Microgaming

Holding pat in the number 7 position of top online poker networks, Cereus and its Absolute/UltimateBet brands ( -

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/19/2009

Obama Refuses to Meet With Nevada Governor

President Barack Obama has refused to meet with Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and other key business leaders in the state according to news reports.

Governor Gibbons requested the meeting in a letter to President Obama so the President could address statements he made that were critical to Nevada and have caused economic damage to convention business and tourism business, according to Action News 13 out of Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/18/2009 Most Wanted for Week Ending May 18, 2009

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Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

Doyle Brunson Dog Mangled Gas Station Attendant

Poker pro Doyle Brunson's toy poodle was involved in a vicious attack over the weekend.  The victim:  A 20-something gas station attendant who reached in to play with the incensed beast.

Submitted by Payton on, May/18/2009

Russ Hamilton Coming to the World Series of Poker

Russ Hamilton is reportedly going to take part in the 2009 World Series of Poker event called "Table of Champions".   Hamilton is one of two controversial players scheduled to take part

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

New Jersey Governor John Corzine Could Jump on Sports Betting Wagon

As reported last week, New Jersey Governor John Corzine appears to be more "over the fence" than "on the fence" when it comes to legalized online sports betting

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

2009 Preakness Stakes Betting, Traffic Up

Despite lower attendance at Pimlico Race Course, betting on the 2009 Preakness Stakes was way up.

More than $59 million was bet, compared with $45 million last year, John B. Franzone, head of the Maryland Racing Commission, stated.  Attendance was cut by 30 percent compared to last year, down to 77,850.  Much of this was attributed to a ban on spectators bringing their own beverages.

State racing officials deemed the race a financial success for the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2009

Full Tilt Pro Andrew Feldman Sharing his Account

Is there a baseline for what constitutes unethical behavior on online poker sites

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2009

New Jersey vs. Delaware in Race for Sports Betting

Neighboring states New Jersey and Delaware are racing to legalize sports betting with New Jersey focusing more on the Web element, enhanced through its teaming up with the powerful trade organizati

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/15/2009

Ladbrokes: Online Poker in Australia Very Bad

According to the Interactive Gambling Act, online poker sites geared towards Australian ci

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/15/2009

Bingo Australia May Confiscate Your Winnings

Play with Bingo Australia and you might not get paid, at least that's the warning being issued by some online casino players.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/14/2009

Paddy Power Moves Into Australian Market

Paddy Power has begun its expansion into the Australian gaming market with its acquisition of a major stake in one of Australia's largest corporate bookmakers.

The company invested €27.2 million in a 51 per cent stake in Sportsbet as part of development strategy to expand into international markets. 

The acquisition, if approved by regulatory authorities, will be completed at the beginning of July. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/14/2009

Crown Casino Expansion Will Be Massive

Thanks to the Victorian Government allowing Crown Casino to grow in exchange for an estimated $60 million in extra tax revenue over four years came on the day of the Federal Budget

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/13/2009

Facebook, Twitter Users Get Crack at 20K Mount Everest Bet

Facebook and Twitter users have something else to celebrate and it all revolves around the first bet ever to be placed on top of the world. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2009

Delaware and Sports Betting Featured on ESPN

New Delaware Governor, Jack Markell, is making huge national waves in its attempt to legalize sports betting in the state.  ESPN interviewed Markell about the hot button issue.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2009

NFL Says Sports Betting is a Game of Skill

Much as the Poker Players Alliance has argued that poker is a game of skill, now the NFL has suggested that sports betting is as well.

From the News Journal:

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Bill Passes

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would authorize Delaware to become the only state east of the Mississippi River to offer sports betting, sending it to Gov.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2009

Online Poker Key Issue White House Citizen’s Briefing Book

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today praised the release of the White House Citizen's Briefing Book, a

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Delaware Hot Button Issue in Sports Betting

The local Delaware media has been following recent developments in legislative agendas surrounding the legalizing of sports betting.

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Online Gambling at a Crossroads in Australia

Australia's wagering industry is at the crossroads, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/12/2009

Mafia Princess Victoria Gatti Being Evicted From Mansion?

The New York Daily News declared her "Evict-Oria", reporting that Mafia princess, Victoria Gotti's palatial Long Island estate is currently under foreclosure. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Tread Cautiously When it Comes to Online Gambling Bill

The UK press is warning publicly traded UK betting firms that the latest bill introduced by Congressman Barney Frank last week is anything but a sure bet.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/12/2009

Michael Phelps a Sex and Online Poker Addict

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps should "get another gold medal for love making" says stripper, Theresa White, in her tell all for the London tabloid

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/11/2009

Unibet Positive Financial Results Announced

Swedish Internet gambling giant, Unibet, announced positive financial results Monday for the first quarter of 2009 in the midst of a worldwide recession.

Highlights included gross winnings revenue amounting to $31.3 million for the first quarter of 2009, profit of $10.9 mil for this same period and operating cash flow before movements in working capital amounting to $13.5 million.  Active customers totaled 314,977.   

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2009 Online Gambling Top 5 Most Wanted – May 11, 2009

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Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/11/2009

Vegas Hotel Room Rates Will Increase

With signs that hotel occupancies are going up, MGM Mirage executives said demand for the company's hotel rooms is high enough to warrant an increase in room rates, which have plummeted during the

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2009

Barney Frank: No One Will Be Betting On Sports Matchups

At the behest of professional sports leagues, Congressman  Barney Frank said his legislation announced last week would exempt online wagering on sports matches, even though they have long been a f

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/11/2009

Poker Pro Maria Ho Sober Sats: Drinks LIke a Fish Sun - Fri

Poker pro Maria Ho will cut down on her drinking from 7 days a week to 6.  She announced Saturday as a "sobriety day" (one would think Monday is better for that). 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/10/2009

Annie Duke vs. Joan Rivers Celebrity Apprentice Showdown

It's being billed as the "Reality Television Battle of the Century" - Well, at least is calling it that.  But when you really get down to it, the bitter feud between come

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/09/2009

Clonie Gowen Lawsuit Against Full Tilt Poker Losing Steam

While the Clonie Gowen lawsuit against Tiltware, parent company of FullTilt, is not yet dismissed, the case appears to be losing steam.  Gowen claims she is deserving of a percentage of FullTilt P

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/08/2009

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The Minnesota tribes could offer sports betting following a landmark ruling last May by the US Supreme Court that now allows sportsbooks to operate in all states, not just Nevada.

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In May 2018, the US Supreme Court abolished decades of prohibition as it pertains to sports betting in the States. 

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Texas is unlikely to license sportsbooks in this lifetime so bookies operating here will have limited competition to be sure.