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William Hill Intends to Move Jobs Offshore

In a blow to the British government, the number two largest bookmaker, William Hill, has threatened to move approximately 90 jobs in the Internet division offshore. 

Bookmakers warned the chancellor, Alistair Darling, before the Budget that increases in gross profits tax on betting would stifle competitiveness, particularly for their online businesses, and force them to consider relocating staff, according to the Financial Times of London.

Last week, Darling increased the GPT on bingo from 15 per cent to 22 per cent.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/27/2009

A New Chance for Online Gambling

Is online gambling coming in from the cold?

When the U.S. Congress cracked down on Internet betting in 2006, the big, publicly traded European companies that had dominated the business closed up shop in the United States. Growth in the booming industry shifted away from these companies, once the darlings of the stock market, to private operators in offshore locations like Antigua and the Isle of Man.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2009

Poker: Annette Obrestad Sucks, David Williams Says Shut The F*** Up!

Everybody is on Twitter and that means your favorite professional poker player.  This edition of Poker Tweets is brought to you by

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2009

James Packer’s Las Vegas Nightmare Just Got Worse

James Packer's largest investment in the gambling mecca is in dire straits after a US casino development company in which his Crown had invested defaulted on $US800 million in loans.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/26/2009

Gambling Sites Add Odds Early on 2009 Kentucky Derby

It used to be that the online gambling websites wouldn't offer betting odds until after the post up positions were announced for the Kentucky Derby.  Even up until last year, nearly half the Inter

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/26/2009

California Poker Bill Unveiled

iGaming News reports exclusively on the unveiling of California poker legislation on Friday. has been

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2009

Marijuana, Online Gambling Good: Personal Financial Management Bad

If Congressman Barney Frank had his way, online gambling and marijuana would be legalized.  However, he would not allow personal freedoms when it comes to one's own financial decisions.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2009

Betfair Wants Access to Customer Medical Records

How much is too much when it comes to verifying a customer's identity?  The industry standard for online gambling generally involves a copy of one's driver's license and at least one recent utilit

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2009 Names Will Griffiths to Top Marketing Spot, one of the fastest growing online poker rooms open to US players, announced today the appointment of Will Griffiths to the post of Marketing Director.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/23/2009

Recession Forces Mainstream Media to Reconsider Online Poker Stance

With an understanding that online poker, casinos and sports betting take in several billion a year, mainstream media outlets once opposed to advertising with related venues are now beginning to und

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/23/2009

Poker Players Take On NFL Over Internet Gambling Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Poker Players Alliance is betting $3 million that it can overturn an Internet gambling ban, or at least carve out an exemption that would legalize and regulate online poker.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/23/2009

Doyle Brunson has Almost 500 Twitter Followers in One Week

Following's announcement that poker icon Doyle Brunson had debuted his Twitter page, the Texas Dolly already has almost 500 followers.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/22/2009

Pro sports betting is a game of inches, too

In a 1988 installment of the CBS News program "48 Hours" that explored the Las Vegas scene, Dan Rather interviewed Michael "Roxy" Roxborough, the influential sports oddsmaker.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/22/2009

Craigslist Killer Had Gambling Problem Say Authorities


A Boston man accused of slaying a Manhattan woman he met won Craigslist, the popular online classifieds website, may have owed significant gambling debts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/22/2009

Another Gambling Firm Files for Bankruptcy

Evergreen Gaming has filed for bankruptcy it was reported on Tuesday.  The Canadian-based firm did so after

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/22/2009

Aristocrat completes capital raising

Aristocrat Leisure Ltd says it has completed an institutional placement of about 61.5 million ordinary shares at $3.25 per share to raise $200 million.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/22/2009

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear: Bet on Races That Have Already Run

The beleaguered governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, has an interesting idea for gambling in his state:  Bet on races that have already run.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2009

Station Casinos Sues Internet Company Over Web Sites

Station Casinos Inc. is suing an Internet company based in Panama that it says is infringing on trademarks Station owns for three of its Las Vegas hotel-casinos.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/21/2009

Bodog Gets Its Domain Back

After much chest thumping about how Bodog would never cave into so-called "Patent Trolls", the company has reportedly gotten its much coveted domain name back.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Won’t Approve Online Gambling Legislation

On the moral front, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not approve online gambling.  She is dead set against legalizing the activity, all for personal and religious reasons.  Of course if enough of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

Poker Players Alliance to Spend a Paltry $3M on Lobbying

The million plus member strong Poker Players Alliance has announced its intention to spend $3 million on lobbying to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) or at least carve

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

PartyGaming in Talks With Rival Gigamedia

ONLINE gambling group Party Gaming is holding talks on a deal with Nasdaq-listed rival Gigamedia.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/20/2009

James Packer Bets $3 Billion on Macau Casino

SOME of the croupiers shuffling cards at James Packer's huge new casino in Macau will don nose rings and wear blue wigs, as part of a punk-rock theme to attract wealthy Asian gamblers and holidayma

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2009

Poker Pro Lacy Jones Mom Knocked Out: Daniel Negreanu Busts Grandpa

Poker pros are Twittering and follows them religiously to see what our favorites are up to each and every day.  Be sure to follow our o

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/18/2009

Woolworths Biggest Pokie Barron in Australia

WOOLWORTHS is the target of a new anti-pokies campaign following revelations the supermarket chain is Australia's biggest pokie baron, owning 11,000 machines.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2009

Recession Casualty: Elvis Evicted From Las Vegas

The recession is hitting many people and places hard.  Las Vegas is among the hardest hit and this week came the shocking news that Elvis Presley (a Vegas icon for years) is now being evicted.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, a group of investors who had planned on creating a $475 million Elvis Presley-themed resort on the Strip could be forced to sell the property.  The reason: 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2009

Poker Pro Doyle Brunson Debuts Twitter Page: Already 86 Followers

Watch out CNN.  Poker pro Doyle Brunson, the Texas Dolly, has finally debuted his Twitter page and within only a 24 hour period, Doyle already had 86 foll

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/16/2009

CNN the Favorite to Reach One Million Twitter Users First

As the battle to be the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers,, a leading online gaming site issued the

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/16/2009

US Appeals Court Action Set for July on Internet Gambling Law

In a letter to counsel for both parties, Marcia M. Waldron, clerk for the appeals court, wrote that iMEGA v.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/16/2009

Buenos Aires Judge Orders Shut Off

A Buenos Aires judge has ordered the website to be made inaccessible to city residents because it violates local gambling laws.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/16/2009

Breaking News

Boost Your Bookmaking Business

Boost Your Bookmaking Business

Bookies, start making real money, get out of the old and get into the new with a white label pay per head. You must stop thinking small and start winning. The time is now to get in and the busy season is right around the corner. If you want to make a small fortune this year, then you must find ways to boost your business and step it up.

Experts: Loot Boxes Not Gambling

Experts: Loot Boxes Not Gambling

We have so much news on the latest lootbox fiasco in the UK, let's take a look at what's transpiring this Monday on all fronts.

Canadian Police Nab 9 Suspected Mobsters: 'Very Dangerous Organization'

Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area, seizing C$35 million ($26.8 million) in assets, including five Ferraris.