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Bodog WSOP Winner Jamie Gold Just Can’t Win: Barcelona Poker Raid

2006 World Series of Poker winner and one time Bodog representative, Jamie Gold, was scheduled to be the key speaker at this week's Casino Affiliate Poker conference and Affiliate Poker World Serie

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

CAP Poker Tournament Raided by Police in Barcelona

According to numerous reports, an online gambling affiliate convention poker tournament has been shut down by Barcelona police.

Police raided the Hotel Princesa in Barcelona Spain this weekend where the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) poker tournament was taking place.  (see news here)

All gambling equipment was confiscated.  Gambling911.com was also being told that the organizers were detained. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

Alberta Gamblers Biggest Spenders in Canada

Alberta is widely considered one of the strongest economies in all of Canada, supported by a burgeoning petroleum and tech industry.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

John McCain’s Gambling Problem: Team May Have Ties to Gambling Industry

As the online gambling industry fights to gain its legal stature in the United States through a challenge waged by the The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, the New York Tim

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2008

Miami Beach The Next Gambling Mecca?

Could a Miami Beach hotel be looking to offer a casino? This was the question being posed by the Miami Herald this weekend.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/28/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Hearing Reconvenes October 7

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be in court again October 7 to face off against the online gambling industry.

Kentucky received court permission to seize 141 gambling Web sites' domain names as it tries to put them out of business there. Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said at a press conference that the gambling-friendly state is taking "unprecedented action" against sites that "siphon off money from regulated and legal games," such as the state lottery and thoroughbred racing. Kentucky has lost "tens of millions" to unlicensed gambling, he said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

Poker Players Alliance Submits Amicus Brief in Kentucky Domain Case

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today submitted an amicus brief to the Franklin Circuit Court in Kentuck

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/26/2008

Online Gambling Websites React to Kentucky Action: Change Domain Names

A number of online gambling websites have obtained brand new domain names in the event that the commonwealth of Kentucky gets away with seizing up to 141 such URLs named in a complaint.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2008

LazerWager Shuts its Doors for Good

That online sports book with the stupid name has finally bit the dust....just like a few of the banks in the US.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Bodog Poker Open II Starts Sunday as Customers Wait Months to be Paid

Go to most online poker and sports betting forums, chances are you will find tons of threads discussing how people have been waiting months to get paid by Bodog.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/25/2008

Poker Players Alliance Spends Large Sums on Lobbying Efforts

(Associated Press) The Poker Players Alliance spent $283,000 in the second quarter to lobby in favor of licensed and regulated Internet poker in the U.S., according to a disclosure report filed Jul

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/25/2008

CEO of So-Called Legal Online Poker Room Operating in US Speaks

Jason Kellerman, chief executive officer of Pure Play, a so-called "legal" online poker room based in the USA, will be a featured speaker at

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/25/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Dispute Postponed One Day

A hearing to determine whether the commonwealth of Kentucky will be able to seize up to 141 online gambling domains has been put off until Friday at 3:30 pm, Gambling911.com has learned.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Kentucky Online Gambling Domain Matter Was Secretly Filed and Sealed

Gambling911.com has learned that an attempt to seize 141 online gambling related domain names by the Commonwealth of Kentucky was done in secrecy and that a hearing to take place on Thursday was or

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Online Gambling Sector Awaits Kentucky Decision

A group of lawyers have descended upon the commonwealth of Kentucky Thursday morning to block efforts by that state's Governor, Governor Steve Beshear, in seizing up to 141 domain names.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Vice Shares Like Gambling Help to Stimulate the Economy

The portfolio of "unethical" shares which we picked on this week last year has unsurprisingly lost value in the past 12 months, but has beaten the general market, as well as the FTSE For

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2008

Cryptologic Predicts Losses of $3.6 Million in Quarter

While long established online gambling software provider, Cryptologic (TSX:CRY) , was anticipating operating losses of $1 million to $1.5 million in the current quarter, the foreign exchange loss w

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/25/2008

Poker Players Alliance Turns Down Invitation to Work With iMEGA

The powerful million plus member Poker Players Alliance has turned down an invite to work with The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming AssociationSubmitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2008

State Relies on Fear Factor But Industry: Online Gambling Fights Back

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will be holding a hearing on Thursday to determine if it can seize up to 141 online gambling related domain names.

Gov. Steve Beshear said his administration has asked a Franklin County Circuit Court judge to give the state control of 141 gambling Web site domain names. Beshear said he's looking to restrict Kentuckians' access to Web sites with names that include some of the most popular gambling sites for U.S. players: bodoglife.com, doylesroom.com and fulltiltpoker.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2008

PokerStars Ad Banned for Implying Gambling Makes a Person Confident

The world's largest online poker room has been busted by the Advertising Standards Authority out of Great Britain.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2008

Poker Players Alliance Issues Statement Regarding Kentucky Domain Seizures

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nation-wide and more than 13,000 members in the C

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Seizes Online Gambling Domains From Dead Man

Doleplex Holdings has lost two of its online casino domain names to the state of Kentucky in a seizure. HighRollersLounge.com was transferred over to the commonwealth on Tuesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Steve Beshear Seizes Website: NightMARE for Horse Gambling, Poker

Even before Thursday's hearing to determine whether 141 online gambling would be seized by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Governor Steve Beshear apparently has wasted little time.

Gambling911.com broke the story Tuesday that LuckyPyramidCasino.com is now in the control of one Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice Cabinet Eric Lycan. LuckyPyramid registrar name was transferred this week to the state. The online casino was part of the popular Real Time Gaming software platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Commonwealth Takes Control of First Online Gambling Domain

The commonwealth of Kentucky has taken control of an online gambling company in its first successful seizure of domain names.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Poker Players Alliance May Not Have Legal Standing in Kentucky

John Pappas, executive director of the Washington D.C.-based Poker Players Alliance, said in a statement that the move by Kentucky's Democrat Governor Steve Beshear to seize 141 online gambling dom

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Norwegian Bishop’s Son's Online Gambling Debts Mount

Top community officials are among those who unwittingly lent large sums of money to finance a Norwegian bishop's son's online gambling debuts, according to a report filed by the Aftenposten news or

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Potential Abuse of Power in Domain Issue

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA.org) suggested Tuesday that Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's attempt to seize 141 Internet domain names from online gambling web

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2008

Bwin Loses Bid to Halt Online Ban in German State

(Bloomberg) - Bwin Interactive Entertainment AG lost a court bid to overturn a 2007 prohibition against offering online gambling and other Internet games to customers in the German state of Lower S

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/23/2008

Kentucky Governor Calls Online Gambling Websites Leeches

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Submitted by Guest on, Sep/22/2008

Online Gambling Domain Name Seizures Has Internet on Edge

News that the state of Kentucky was looking to seize 141 online gambling related domain names had everyone across the Internet wondering "Who's going to be next?".

Kentucky's pro-gambling governor is looking to make sure all bets are off for these Web sites that operate in the state that's home to the world's biggest horse race, that being the Kentucky Derby. That race is the single most bet on event after the Super Bowl and nearly rivals it.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2008

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