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Big Stick Media Shuts Its Vegas Office

Big Stick Media Corporation ("BSM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BSM) announces today that it has ceased the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, National Sports Services

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Cryptologic Warns of Revenue Drop

Online gambling software firm Cryptologic has said it expects to report a 31 percent year-on-year fall in the third quarter of 2009 with revenue dropping to US$9.6 million from US$14 million last y

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2009

Happy Bookies Want Yankees – Dodgers Next

By TIM BONTEMPS, NY POST

It's not Yankees-Red Sox, but the Yankees playing the Angels in the American League Championship Series is the next best thing for the Las Vegas sportsbooks.

"With the close proximity of Los Angeles, we have a lot of Angels fans here in Vegas, and any time you get the Yankees, that helps," said Jay Kornegay, director of the Las Vegas Hilton's sportsbook.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2009

Vegas: Sleep With Poker Pros and Casino High Rollers

Hey all you gold diggers out there (not you Jenny Woo), want to sleep with your favorite poker stars or some millionaire high roller while in Las Vegas?  Look no further than this impressive list

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/15/2009

Gambling Godmother Captured

SHANGHAI - The Chongqing Mafia cleanup that has been grabbing headlines across China for nearly five months got a whole lot more exciting this week when the only woman alleged to be a gang boss app

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2009

Online Gambling: UIGEA Bank Final Rule Q&A Submitted

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was enacted into law in 2006. The  proposed rule implementing the legislation was published for comment in October 2007.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2009

PartyGaming Confident About 3rd Quarter Revenue Rise

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Online gambling firm PartyGaming (PRTY.L) said on Thursday it was confident about its full-year prospects, having made a strong start to the fourth quarter.

PartyGaming said its total revenue rose 11 percent to $112.7 million in the third quarter from the previous quarter, despite it normally being a weak period for the industry as players take their summer holidays.

Casino revenue climbed 2 percent to $49.2 million.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/15/2009

Players Only Poker Wants to Expand

By now it is no secret that for the American-based online poker player, getting money in and out of their favorite gaming site can at times be challenging, if not near impossible.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2009

Rush Limbaugh to Buy St. Louis Rams: A $450 Value

Right Wing Conservative radio analyst Rush Limbaugh says he's "not a racist".  A few NFL players and at least one team owner has suggested otherwise.

Limbaugh is trying to purchase the St. Louis Rams and his chances, according to the oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com, are virtually zero....at least for now.

They just released odds on Limbaugh buying the team.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2009

Betfair will offer U.S. pools overseas

By Matt Hegarty, Daily Racing Form

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/14/2009

Cheats Overtake Mobsters on Vegas Black List

Mobsters and those connected with the mob are now the minority among Las Vegas's infamous casino Black Book. 

Of the 21 people banned from Nevada casinos between 1990 and 2000, most had alleged mob connections, according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun. From 2001 to today, only seven names were added to the list, and all except one were casino cheats.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/13/2009

Online Horse Betting Takes Shape In Illinois

CHICAGO - Associated Press - The Illinois Racing Board on Tuesday issued the state's first licenses to companies to take horse racing bets online, a move officials say could bring in more than $1.7

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2009

Full Tilt Poker Issues Statement re: Robot Case

Call it arrogance on the part of the world's second largest online poker room.  Full Tilt Poker typically does not comment on any type of complaints lodged against it from lawsuits to player compl

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/13/2009

Jon Kyl Not Insensitive to Women Says Pro Life Group

Following a debate about healthcare whereby Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl lashed out that he did not need maternity care,  women's groups quickly went on the offensive, backed heavily by the

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/13/2009

Macau Eyes Curbs on its Booming Gambling Industry

HONG KONG -(Associated Press) - Macau may curb the growth of its booming casino industry with limits on the number of gambling tables and other restrictions, the government said.

The southern Chinese city's government met Monday with executives of six casino operators, including the local units of Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts, to discuss a review of the industry, according to a government statement.

The companies all agreed the city's gambling sector shouldn't expand unlimitedly, the statement said.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2009

Poker Players Alliance Drops the Ball

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has wasted way too much time focusing on individual state cases and arguing whether poker is a "game of skil

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2009

Online Gambling Saves Nation During Recession

Want proof of how the online gambling industry helps stimulate local economies?  Look no further than the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2009

Bodog Becky Blows Off G911 Gender Bender

She was supposed to have made her first official showing as the new Bodog brand ambassador, but Bodog Becky was a "no show", breaking the heart of Gambling911.com famous Cuban transgender

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/12/2009

Minnesota Vikings Win Hits Books Hard

A statement win by the Minnesota Vikings against the lowly St. Louis Rams has put quite a dent in the purse strings of online sportsbooks.

With nearly 100 percent of the bets going Minnesota's way on Sunday and the Vikings registering the heaviest betting volume of any team during the early afternoon games, online sportsbooks and Vegas establishments all got hammered.  It's fair to say there were few bookies happy to see Brett Favre back from retirement after Sunday's bloodbath. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2009

Rush Limbaugh, Freedom and the NFL by Wayne Root

With all this talk about Right Wing commentator Rush Limbaugh potentially buying the lowly St.

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Oct/12/2009

Impact of Recession Worse on Bookies Than Expected

Much of the news in the world of bookmaking by week's end dealt with the impact of a worldwide recession.  It's been said that the gambling industry for the most part is recession-proof.  We lear

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2009

Rush Limbaugh to Buy the St. Louis Rams: What Are The Odds?

Sportsbook.com has suggested it mig

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/09/2009

Unemployment Extensions Stopped by Jon Kyl

Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl has been in the news quite a bit of late.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/09/2009

Is Pitbull Poker Running a New Scam

For the third time in less than a week, embattled online poker site, Pitbull Poker is back in the news once again. As was previously reported, the site, which has ceased operations amid allegations of using superuser accounts to cheat its customers out of money, as well as having their leadership placed under arrest, did some curious tweaking to their website yesterday.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/09/2009

France Bans Betting Exchanges: Betfair Out!

France has effectively banned betting exchanges such as the wildly popular Betfair.  The ban comes as a result to a surprise amendment appearing as part of that country's new gambling laws.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2009

Bookies Bet on Turnaround

By Rupert Steiner, Daily Mail

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2009

Doyle Brunson Leads the Pack on Twitter

Poker's biggest legend now has over 41,000 followers on social networking site, more than Phil Hellmuth, Jr. and Daniel Negreanu

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/08/2009

Kyl The Caveman: Women Storm Jon Kyl Office

The backlash from Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl's remarks about his "not needing maternity insurance" could be detrimental not only to his own future but to that of his state colleag

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/08/2009

YouTube Shocker: Jon Kyl Doesn’t Need Maternity Care

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2009

Sportingbet Plans to Join Main London Market

Aim-listed Sportingbet is preparing to move up to the main market, having recovered from the disastrous impact of the effective ban on online gambling in the US in 2006.

Andrew McIver, chief executive, said the move to the main market was prompted by Aim's under-performance over the past year. "In bull markets, Aim does pretty well but if you think the recession is going to last some time, Aim is going to get unduly punished."

Sportingbet hopes to widen its shareholder base when it graduates to the main market within the next six months.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2009

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Can I Bet on Sports in Des Moines if I’m Visiting From Minnesota?

Can I Bet on Sports in Des Moines if I’m Visiting From Minnesota?

When visiting Des Moines from Minnesota the Prairie Meadows Casino now offers sports betting at its facility and will soon offer a mobile app available statewide. 

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