Gambling News

PartyGaming Will Avoid US Prosecution

Online gambling firm, PartyGaming, has clinched a deal with US authorities that would ensure it avoids prosecution according to the Guardian Newspaper on Tuesday. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Betting on 2009 US Masters Golf Will be Lucrative for Bookies

Lying nudged between the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and the Kentucky Derby is the US Masters Golf Tournament.  Tame by comparison, betting on the 2009 US Masters Golf is expected to generate

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Allen Stanford Expects to be Indicted in Two Weeks

International financier and Antigua's biggest banker, Allen Stanford, said in an interview Monday that he anticipates being indicted within the next two weeks.  Stanford cried, denied and threaten

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/06/2009

The Internet Gaming Council Spent Over $2.0 Mil Lobbying for Online Gambling

The Internet Gaming Council (IGC) has been mighty busy in the last two years.  Since 2006, when it spent a mere quarter million dollars lobbying the online gambling industry, the IGC has come clos

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/06/2009

Baseball is Hurt Because It's Not a Betting Sport

The calendar says this weekend is opening day, even if I can still see my breath.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/06/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Hearing to be Held Tuesday: A Problem for NCAA?

The first state and second smallest in the U.S., Delaware, is about to determine whether sports betting will be legalized. 

On Tuesday, the House Gaming Committee will hold a formal hearing on the bill.

It would expand gaming by authorizing sports betting and adding additional locations for gaming than the existing "racinos."

The hearing will be open to the public and residents can comment on the bill before it is voted on.



Leading up to the hearing, protests have been organized against legalized sports betting. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/06/2009

Ban on Bottled Water, Louisiana Florists and Online Gambling Most Absurd

The Hawaii Reporter featured a great piece this week on some of the dumbest product bans of the past year, among them online poker, though officially online poker found itself technically "ban

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/05/2009

Facebook Helps Fuel the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Craze

With over 200 million active users, if Facebook were a country, it would rank eighth in population just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.  What better place to fuel the latest Texas Hold ‘Em P

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/05/2009

Crown Casino Won’t be Taking Stake in Las Vegas Project

Australia's Crown Casino has denied media reports that it plans to take a stake in the troubled City Center development in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2009

Australian Communications Director Stephen Conroy Under Fire

The row over Australian Communication Director Stephen Conroy's remarks against Internet Service Provider iiNet continued through the weekend with extensive press coverage. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/04/2009

Poker Pro Amarillo Slim Speaks Out About His Darkest Moment

It seems these days, whenever professional poker player Amarillo Slim is in the news, it's usually not for something good.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2009

Aussie Gambling Reforms Close to Collapse

THE revolutionary reform of Victoria's $5-billion-a-year gambling industry, which would end Tatts and Tabcorp's duopoly control of pokies by handing ownership to venues, is on the brink of collapse

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/03/2009

Online Poker: Microgaming Poker Moves Into Number 8 Spot

PokerSiteScout.com has now moved Microgaming poker into the number 8 spot of online poker rooms/networks after the long established South African softwa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

Jenny Woo: Damned If I Do, Damned if I Don’t

So on the cab ride back to the airport in Amsterdam my boss and agent tell me point blank "The ‘new' Jenny is a bore". 

Huh?

"New Jenny" as in the one who showed up back at the hotel room at 2 am and woke up before 6 am to catch the long morning flight back home.  No security guards with bolt cutters having to break through my door to wake me out of my coma this year.  No getting lost trying to find out which of the hotels that began with the letter "R" I was staying in.  No playing comatose third wheel to some bizarre undesired gay tryst in our hotel room. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Apr/03/2009

Australia’s Communication Minister Senator Stephen Conroy Worst Ever

Australian Communications Minister and Senator Stephen Conroy has continued to make waves as his crusade to filter out the Internet from the evils of porn, online poker, religion, YouTube links and

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/03/2009

Gambling News: Maine Looks to Amend Gambling Device Statutes

Following the controversies involving Kentucky and its attempts to seize some 141 online gambling domain names, the state of Maine has apparently embarked on changing its gambling device statutes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

Final Four: Most Bets On Connecticut

The UConn Huskies were not the favorites to win the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship early on, but sports bettors overwhelmingly believe that Connecticut will easily cover the -4 spread vers

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

Texas Poker Bill Passes Out of House Committee

A bill to legalize poker in Texas has passed out of the House committee that oversees gambling issues. 
Rep.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2009

UltimateBet Latest Poker Room to Take on the UFC

UltimateBet.com, the popular online poker room and world's 7th largest, on Thursday announced a sponsorship deal with UFC fighter and rising wel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

More NCAA Schools Open to Gambling Ads

USA Today featured an interesting article on Thursday related to how the NCAA and colleges in general were beginning to really push the envelope when it comes to sports marketing.  In particular,

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

BetonSports Chief Was Facing Up to 20 Years: Will Now Cooperate

With BetonSports former CEO, David Carruthers, pleading guilty Wednesday in what the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/02/2009

Conroy Backtracks on Internet Censorship Policy

The Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy has been clarifying more details on his Internet censorship policy.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

Youbet.com extends, modifies stock buyback plan

Online gambling companyYoubet.com Inc. said Wednesday it has extended and modified its stock buyback plan and adopted a shareholder rights plan, something companies typically use

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

BetonSports.com CEO David Carruthers Pleads Guilty

David Carruthers, former BetonSports chief executive, pled guilty to Count 

One of the third superseding indictment in a St. Louis, Mo., court today. 

Mr. Carruthers agreed to not appeal provided that the sentence doesn't  exceed 33 months, which is under the terms of the agreement, as well as to not engage in United States-facing offshore gambling businesses during the time of supervised release or thereafter. 

Sentencing has been set for Friday, Oct. 2.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

JustBet.com Just Down… For Two Weeks

During the height of March Madness 2009, the Costa Rican-based Tradewinds post up arm, JustBet.com, has been down almost the entire time.

"Players who typically join ‘fly by night' outfits might be a little scared about this new brand, but in truth JustBet.com is associated with a group that's been offshore longer than most, around 15 years actually," says Payton O'Brien of Gambling911.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2009

Casino Stocks Up: Wynns, MGM Grand

While the news has been mostly bleak for the land-based casino sector, good news has come this week from Wall Street.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/01/2009

Florida Considers Legislation for Limit Poker

No limit hold em players in the state of Florida are holding their collective breaths in anticipation today as they await word of whether or not the game they love will soon be truly available at s

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

Delaware Governor Claims NFL Promotes Gambling

Delaware Governor, Jack Markell, claimed in a letter to NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, that the league already promotes gambling via television networks whose commentators refer to point spreads

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

Happy Birthday Barney Frank!

Online gambling's biggest ally, Barney Frank, is celebrating his 69th birthday today in style.  He's working! 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/31/2009

Breaking News

Minnesota Turnkey Sportsbook Solutions

Minnesota Turnkey Sportsbook Solutions

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.

Iowa Turnkey Sportsbook Solutions

Iowa Turnkey Sportsbook Solutions

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

Texas Turnkey Sportsbook Solutions

Texas Turnkey Sportsbook Solutions

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