Gambling News

John Conyers, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Get Big Money From Casinos

WASHINGTON -- Some of the biggest names in the gambling world are betting on the congressional futures of Detroit Democratic Reps. John Conyers and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.

There has been a sudden surge in contributions to the two lawmakers from casinos and, for Conyers, professional gamblers -- two groups that want to expand their reach by allowing online poker for money in the United States.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/02/2008

5Dimes Takes Bets on High School Football Games: Armwood at Plant

Costa Rican online sports book, 5Dimes.com, much to the chagrin of locals in the Tampa Bay area, will be taking bets on the opening High School football

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Sep/02/2008

Murdered "Internet Gambling Scam" Couple Sitting Ducks?

LONDON (AFP) - A young Chinese couple brutally murdered in Britain may have been "sitting ducks" for a gang of thieves targeting foreign students, police said Saturday.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/01/2008

Crime Boss Ties Knot in Hawaii: Find Out Which One

He has killed so many people we here at Gambling911.com lost track of the body count already a few years back.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/01/2008

Bank Robber with Online Poker Addiction Freed After 22 Months

Greg Hogan, Jr. has been freed from a Pennsylvania State Prison after serving just 22 months for robbing a bank, allegedly to support his online poker addiction.

Hogan was arrested in December 2005 after robbing $2,871 from a Wachovia Bank in Allentown after telling a teller that he had a gun.

Hogan told police he needed the money, which he intended to use to pay off gambling debts, to finance an escalating gambling addiction to online poker.


At the time of the robbery, Hogan had been the president of the class of 2008.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/01/2008

Armed Robberies on Rise at UK Bookmakers

Police in the United Kingdom are investigating a series of armed robberies at bookmakers in recent days.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/01/2008

Bodog Continues to Frustrate Vendors, Players

Stories of Bodog refusing to honor contracts with vendors and advertising vehicles continued to surface over recent days with a number of affiliates complaining to Gambling911.com.

Affiliates, while still receiving installment checks from Bodog (BodogLife.com) were complaining that "customer conversions were way down" and that the company was changing its payment terms without notice.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2008

Bookmaker.com Accepts Record Million Dollar Bet

With $1,000,000 USD on the line, professional sports handicapper Joe "The Factsman" Apricena took an early lead against BookMaker.com

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/30/2008

Las Vegas in India Courtesy of Las Vegas Sands

Sands head Sheldon Adelson wants to build a Las Vegas in India and why not? With over one billion people, India is the second most populated country in the world outside of China.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/30/2008

Ron Paul Convention Will Draw Masses in St. Paul Too

One time Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will be holding his own convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota over the weekend. GOP candidate John McCain tried to exclude Dr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/29/2008

PartyGaming Downgrades Earnings Forecasts: Customers Plunge

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Online gaming firm PartyGaming reported a drop in the number of people playing its poker games in the last two months, overshadowing first-half results and prompting down

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/29/2008

More 14 to 21 Year Olds in Danger of Becoming Online Gambling Addicts

Studies point to a dangerous trend toward problem gambling among 14- to 21-year-olds who face a dizzying array of enticing gambling options, all with big potential payoffs, writes Bill Webb & K

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/28/2008

Riptown Employees Rip Bodog: Fiver, Bodog Fight Much the Same

Following news that Bodog (BodogLife.com) had laid off a few hundred people the past week and has had greater difficulties paying customers and vendors than most other wagering establishments due t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/28/2008

Stronger Dollar Could Rally Economy: Gambling Affiliates Worry

The US dollar this week hit a 6 month high against the euro and it might not be done just yet.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/28/2008

New Mexico 2008 US Presidential Election Day Betting Odds

Democratic Governor Bill Richardson this week referred to his state of New Mexico and the rest of the Western US as the "New West" and that this region will ultimately decide the next Pre

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

John McCain Veepstakes: More Than 56 Percent Favor Mitt Romney

While rumors continue to swirl that Republican US Presidential nominee, John McCain, will select former Secretary of State Colin Powell as his running mate, a survey conducted on AOL.com showed tha

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Paddy Power Falls; Forecast Cut on Smaller Web Bets

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

GOP Meanies Ensure Online Gambling Back on Platform

The GOP takest away than they giveth right back, in the form of an amendment prohibiting online gambling as a key platform issue.  Go figure!

Yesterday, Gambling911.com reported on how the powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as part of an effort to appeal to the broadest possible constituency.

That lasted all but 8 hours. By nightfall an amendment had ensured the prohibition was back on the GOP platform.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Joe Brennan, Jr. of iMEGA is a Total Mensch

GypsyBandito says that Joe Brennan, Jr., the outspoken founder of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association,

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/27/2008

PartyGaming Half Yearly Results Scoured on Friday

PartyGaming's half-yearly results will be scoured on Friday for comment regarding retrospective legal action by the US Department of Justice in relation to prohibitions on internet gaming introduce

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Revenge on Gambler Results in Blast Deaths of 19 People

THE deaths of 19 people in an explosion in Wenzhou City, in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on May 17, was partly due to the flourishing local gambling industry, according to prosecutors probing

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2008

Bodog CEO Says “Company Doing Fine” But Website Doesn’t Buy Assertion

Alwyn Morris, the new CEO of BodogLife.com (or simply Bodog), insisted that his company is doing fine on Tuesday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2008

Online Gambling Prohibition Dropped from GOP Platform...for 8 Hours

The powerful million member strong Poker Players Alliance was successful Tuesday in getting the Republican Platform Committee to drop a prohibition of online gambling from its draft platform, as pa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

Online Sports Books for Canadians - Online Poker Rooms

What's the latest greatest hottest trend in the world of online gambling? Websites now focused on the Canadian market. Yes Canada! And why not?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/26/2008

American Airlines Opens Online Gambling Website? Guess Again!

Say it isn't so.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/25/2008

Internet Safety Awareness Day at Shea Stadium Coming Soon

The New York Mets along with Time Warner/Road Runner and the Project Safe Childhood Task Force in the Eastern District of New York, are hosting an Internet Safety Awareness Day at Shea Stadium on S

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/25/2008

Why HR 6663 is a Joke, Won’t Pass, and The Poker Community Needs to Wake Up

For anyone in the poker community who believes that HR 6663 - a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Pete Sessions - is good for the online gambling industry, it's worth noting one of the main

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/25/2008

Bodog Fears Mount as Payment Processing Issues Worse Than First Thought

BodogLife.com (formerly Bodog.com), the beleaguered online gambling and poker website, has been having payment processing woes that go beyond what unfortunately has become routine in the industry f

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Aug/24/2008

Bodog Troubles Loom for Online Gambling, Poker Affiliates

With talks all week that Bodog (www.bodoglife.com) has cut its staff and may possibly be leaving the US market, online gambling affi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/22/2008

Internet Gambling Scam Murder Hunt Continues With Little Clues

The much publicized brutal torture murders of two Chinese grad students England has touched off a major investigation spanning all the way back to China.

Xi Zhou and her boyfriend Zhen Xing Yang, both 25, suffered horrific head injuries in their flat in Newcastle's West End earlier this month. Both are alleged to have bee part of a racket that relied on the results of live Premier League football games being shown a couple of minutes later in China to beat the bookmakers.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/22/2008

Breaking News

Handful of US States are poised to legalize sports betting

Handful of US States Are Poised to Legalize Sports Betting

The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand.  Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday.

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

WalletHub.com has released its findings for the most gambling addicted US states.