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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 Gambling911.com 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

Gambling911.com 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

2008 WSOP Final Table Betting Odds

The 2008 WSOP final table is about to get underway after a three month delay and you can bet which of the professional poker players are going to win the main event.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

Ivan Demidov Intimidating After Finishing 2nd at WSOPE? Think Not!

Russian Ivan Demidov managed something pretty amazing this year.  He finished 2nd at the World Series of Poker Europe final table (WSOPE) and now he's among the nine that will face off

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/08/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table: Jenny Woo Interviews The Players

With the highly anticipated 2008 World Series of Poker about to get underway Tuesday, Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down with a few of the finalists.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2008

William Hill Won’t Post Obama Assassination Odds

In response to numerous requests asking for US President Barack Obama assassination odds, the United Kingdom's second largest bookmaker on Saturday issued a statement that it would not be offering

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2008

Former GOP House Majority Leader Defends Internet Gambling

Dick Armey was the GOP house majority leader (1995-2003) and was one of the architects of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of bo

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/07/2008

First Poker Player President Since Nixon

With the election this week of Barack Obama as President of the United States, there will be a poker player in the White House for the first time since Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/07/2008

Treasury Department Finalizes Online Gambling Regulations

The Treasury Department has finalized regulations that would effectively ban online gambling in the U.S. and is trying to have them implemented in the waning days of the Bush administration.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Microgaming Online Gambling Software Website To Block All US Traffic

Gambling911.com has learned that effective Monday, Microgaming - a leading software provider for online casinos and poker sites based in South Africa and the Isle of Man - will begin blocking all U

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Federal Prosecutors Won't Charge Disgraced Eliot Spitzer

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will not be charged with any crime for his patronage of a prostitution ring, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Las Vegas Sands Plunges on Default, Bankruptcy Risk

Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp., billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company, plunged in New York trading after saying it may default on debt and face bankruptcy.

The casino owner, which had $8.8 billion in long-term debt at the end of June, said in a regulatory filing today that it probably won't meet the requirements of some loans unless it cuts spending on development projects, boosts earnings at its Las Vegas Strip casinos and raises more capital.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

2008 WSOP Loses Steam: November Nine Fail To Shine

Not even the possibility of an arrest or showdown between the USA vs. Russia has ignited enough passion as we head into the 2008 WSOP final.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Court Approves $15 Million Settlement in UltimateBet Matter

Tokwiro Claimed Damages As A Result of UltimateBet Cheating Scandal Refunds To Affected Players Completed

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Churchill Downs offsets track-betting declines

Churchill Downs Inc.'s account-wagering business and a slot-machine parlor at one track boosted its sagging racetrack business during the July-September quarter.

Earnings before taxes from expanded gambling at Churchill's Fair Grounds track in New Orleans of $4.38 million nearly outpaced the $4.69 million in earnings from racing operations at its four tracks, two of which raced most of the period.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/06/2008

Some Microgaming Online Casinos, Affiliates Cut US Ties

 

Vegas Affiliates, a Microgaming online casino affiliate group, will no longer be accepting US customers effective November 10, according to C

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2008

Internet Gambling: Watch Out For Jon Kyl

A win by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in Kentucky might not be so bad for the online gambling sector.  That tightly contested race was nearly won by his democratic challenger in a state that

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/05/2008

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How to Run an In-Play Sportsbook the Right Way

How to Run an In-Play Sportsbook the Right Way

In their "must read" book "The Logic of Sports Betting", Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow discuss the pitfalls of offering live in-play wagering, which now accounts for more than half of the betting activity at some offshore sportsbooks.