Gambling News

Asia Casinos Could Suffer Severely With Economic Downturn

Forget the idea that gambling is "recession proof".  Las Vegas was among the first to start reporting drastically declining revenues and layoffs long before any "Wall Street Bailout

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/14/2008

New Regulatory Regime for Malta Internet Gambling

The government is embarking on a major review of remote gaming legislative and regulatory frameworks to bring new technologies and business models within the regime.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/14/2008

Catholic School Spends Public Money on iPods and Online Gambling

Auditors for a Toronto catholic school discovered that trustees were using public money to purchase iPods and gambling online according to a report in the Canadian Press.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/14/2008

Cryptologic Merges With Boss Media

In a deal worthy of giants, CryptoLogic, an online pioneer and one of the world's largest online gaming software firms, has reached a landmark partnership with Boss Media AB, a subsidiary of GTECH

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/13/2008

iMEGA Files Response to Government in Gaming Law Challenge

Nov. 13, 2008 - The legal team for the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) today filed their response brief with the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, the latest step in their challenge to the constitutionality of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA). Their suit -  iMEGA v.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/13/2008

Did Congress Just Legalize Online Gambling?

Did Congress just legalize online gambling?  That's what one columnist for the Kansas City Star Gaming Blog believes

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/13/2008

UIGEA Regulations Issued: Still Vague and Problematic

Nov. 12, 2008 - The US Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System today released the final regulations for the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA). Volumes of testimony about the law's vagueness and practical unworkability from both within and without the administration, most notably from the US banking sector, upon which the burden for enforcing UIGEA will fall, appears not have swayed regulators, as the published regulations differed little from the draft version that had been the subject of debate for more than a year.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/12/2008

Online Gambling Bank Regulations Would Not Apply to Payouts

The US Treasury Department on Wednesday published regulations pertaining to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  It does not stipulate which online gambling transactions are "le

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2008

Costa Rican Sportsbook Owner a Rat Claims Site Moderator

Spring Valley police Officer David Lebron's defense lawyer today went after the character and testimony of a key prosecution witness, who had told the jury that Lebron tipped him off about pendin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2008

Regulations Published By Treasury Department Related to UIGEA

On Wednesday, the US Treasury Department published regulations for policy enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2008

CBC Interviews Paul Leggett, COO of Absolute Poker and UltimateBet

Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Poker COO Paul Leggett sat down to speak with the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company) to discuss his company's trying times over the past 10 months.  In a candid inte

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2008

Vitamine Host Kang Byung-kyu Faces Online Gambling Charges

Kang Byung-kyu, baseball player turned host of the South Korean television show Vitamine, is facing charges that he bet billions of dollars gambling online, the Joongang Ilbo reported Wednesday.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/12/2008

Bush Administration Finalizing Internet Gambling Regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is moving in its last weeks to finalize regulations to enforce a controversial law that seeks to block Internet gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/11/2008

Black Poker Pros Already Have Made Their Mark: Woo Rates Them

As someone who spent a portion of my childhood living in Africa, and as an Asian American, I like so many others in the United States feel so elated by the election of our first African American

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/11/2008

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Voted For John McCain

After playing coy all through the U.S. Presidential campaign regarding who he was supporting, poker legend Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson has finally come clean.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/11/2008

Allegations of Special Treatment Lodged Against BetonSports Defendant

Allegations of special treatment at the St. Louis County Jail brought a federal prisoner to St.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2008

Why Has Poker Fallen On Such Hard Times?

The following is an opinion piece by Publisher, Christopher Costigan.

The pundits are already suggesting that this year's World Series of Poker will witness declining television ratings just as the event has seen a drop in entries over the past two years.  ESPN will be airing the final this evening, although a winner was declared during the early morning hours.  It's the closest ESPN has ever aired the WSOP following live play.  It may all be for naught.

Poker has fallen on hard times and it has little to do with the shattered economy.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/11/2008

Peter Eastgate Wins 2008 World Series of Poker

Denmark's Peter Eastgate has become the youngest player to ever win a World Series of Poker, breaking the record held by Phil Hellmuth, Jr. for the last 19 years.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2008

Peter Eastgate Becomes First Hundred Million Dollar Man at 2008 WSOP

Updated chip counts shortly after 3 am EST at the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) had Denmark's Peter Eastgate as the first hundred million dollar man.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2008

Barney Frank Asks Bernanke, Paulson to Stop Online Gambling Policies

Congressman Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee which oversees housing and banking industries, has written two letters to both Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/10/2008

Greece Shuts Down Stanleybets Betting Outfits

ATHENS, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Greece has shut down UK-based fixed-odds betting firm Stanleybet's two shops in the country for violating a law that protects Greek OPAP's betting monopoly, Stanleybet

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/10/2008

Web Addiction a Clinical Disorder Says China

Are you one of those people who presses refresh on their emails every five minutes?

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/10/2008

2008 WSOP: Peter Eastgate vs. Ivan Demidov

It was down to Dane Peter Eastgate (chip leader) and the fearless Russian Ivan Demidov at the 2008 WSOP heading into Monday's final play.  These were the only two players remaining at this year'

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/10/2008

Obama Plans to Reverse Many of Bush Administration Policies

President Elect Barack Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and domestic dr

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/09/2008

Bookies Get Beat Up Badly With Sunday NFL Games

The online bookies were feeling a lot of pain Sunday night following devastating losses in the NFL.  The betting public, meanwhile, appeared to be sitting pretty.

Without a doubt, the harshest blow came at the hands of the still undefeated Tennessee Titans who beat Chicago by a touchdown.  For whatever reason, Tennessee was only a -3 favorite.    The Titans were the most bet on team everywhere.

The New England Patriots 10 point win over the Buffalo Bills was also a knockout punch to the bookies as was the Baltimore Ravens blowout of Houston.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

Poker Player Johnny Chan All-In Endorsing Sexual Stamina Drink

Just prior to Sunday night's World Series of Poker dinner break, poker pro Johnny Chan approached the mike to plug to promote his new energy drink, which among other things will help improve one's

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

David Rheem Out and Ivan Demidov Leads 2008 WSOP

One of the favorites to win the 2008 WSOP was out fast.  David Rheem busted out in 7th place around 8:30 pm EST. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/09/2008

Red States Are Now Purple Says Internet Gambling Trade Org Founder

"Those red states that are now blue are really purple," declared Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association founder, Joe Brennan, Jr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final : Darus Suharto Interview Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with Darus Suharto, who will be playing 6th in chips (12,520,000) during the 2008 WSOP final table on November the 10

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

Paddy Power Removes Obama Assassination Odds Following Public Outcry

Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power, has decided to remove odds on P

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

Breaking News

Betting on Sports America Kicks Off Full Throttle Wednesday

The Meadowlands Exposition Center was adorned with banners for this week's Betting on Sports America. 

WalletHub: Most Gambling Addicted States

WalletHub: Most Gambling Addicted States has released its findings for the most gambling addicted US states.

The Day of Reckoning as Hoosiers to Decide on Sports Betting

Indiana Running Out of Time This Session for Sports Betting Bill Passage

Lawmakers were poised to decide whether Indiana would begin allowing sports betting from books licensed by the state.