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Odds on Professor Gates, Sgt. Crowley Having Beer at White House

In order to diffuse the controversy surrounding a Cambridge police officer, Sgt.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2009

Shuler, Meeks Co-Sign Anti-Gambling Letter

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), a former Washington Redskins quarterback, was among three members of Congress who sent a joint letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/24/2009

Robert Wexler Influential Ally for Poker Player’s Alliance

As mentioned in an earlier article, we are in the midst of National Poker Week.  As part of the festivities, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) held what is known as a Fly-In dinner in Washington. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

William Hill Prepares for Tax Fight, Move Off Shore

William Hill is understood to be ready to move its online sports and phone betting operations offshore within the next few weeks.

The betting giant already has a division based in Gibraltar for its online gaming operations and recently moved about 90 staff there and to its other offices in Malta, Israel, Bulgaria and the Philippines as it positions itself for the international market.

A company source said any plans to move to an offshore location would be determined by company strategy rather than tax reasons.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

Poker Players Alliance Claims Success in D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

Bill Would Tax Costa Rica Based Online Gambling Sites

Every few years the Costa Rican government comes up with a novel plan to either tax or license online gambling firms operating in that Central American nation.  Each time, the attempt has failed.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/23/2009

Rating the 2009 World Series of Poker November Nine

Gambling911.com's Jenny Woo is lining up the 2009 World Series of Poker November Nine for interviews faster than you can yell "Bad Beat!".

The boys at Wicked Chops Poker were in the midst of analyzing each of the nine finalists, providing their readers with a "Good for PokerTM, Bad for PokerTM, Meh for PokerTM" list.  Did they really trademark this????

Anyway, WCP makes a great point. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

Online Poker Seizure Warrants Could be Unsealed Monday

July 27 is the date a Judge is slated to hear arguments pertaining to Costigan Media's Motion to Intervene.  The parent company of Gambling911.com is asking to have seizure warrants unsealed relat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

How Successful Was Poker Players Alliance DC Meetup?

The Poker Players Alliance organized a "meet up" in Washington, D.C. as part of its "National Poker Week".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

R.I.P. Zookz.com: We Hardly Knew Ya

So much for the controversy involving pirated music download company, Zookz.com, claiming it can operate freely from the Caribbean nation of Antigua without reprecussions.  They suspended operatio

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

Poker Players Hope for Hot Hand in Lobbying Week

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The Poker Players Alliance hopes a hot hand in the nation's capital this week will help its efforts to legalize online poker.

As part of its "National Poker Week," the group has set up nearly 100 meetings with members of Congress and their aides, and plans to present a petition to President Barack Obama on Wednesday that had more than 350,000 signatures at last count. Famous poker players such as Annie Duke, Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch and Greg Raymer are participating as well.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/22/2009

Annie Duke: Steve Wynn The Only Casino Owner Against Online Poker

Poker pro and UltimateBet.com representative, Annie Duke, is in Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/21/2009

Internet Gambling Makes Push in Asia Pacific Region

The past month has seen a surge of both established and not so established Internet Gambling and other gaming companies make a push into the Asia Pacific region.  Greg Tingle, Special Contributor to the Gambling911.com website and Australian correspondent, takes a look at the Internet gambling sector in that region.  He also looks at the online poker component.  Tingle is also the proprietor of Media Man out of Australia.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2009

Senators raise alarms on Delaware sports betting

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - A pair of veteran Republican senators urged Attorney General Eric Holder to look into the legality of a new Delaware law allowing sports betting and to defend a fede

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2009

DOJ Says New Jersey Governor Has No Standing

The Department of Justice is opposing New Jersey Gov. Corzine joining the PASPA challenge as a plaintiff, saying he lacks the standing or interest to intervene. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/21/2009

Online Poker: US Government Responds to Motion to Unseal

The US Government late Monday night filed a response to Costigan Media's Motion to Unseal seizure warrants and other court documents in relation to frozen online poker funds totaling up to $40 mill

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/21/2009

Playtech Warning Hits William Hill

Gaming stocks are taking a pasting after a gloomy update from Playtech, which supplies software to the gambling industry.

Playtech's shares have slumped 93p to 359.25p - a 20% decline - as it said it expected full year earnings to be lower than expected. It said this was partly due to the general economic weakness, but in particular to a slower than expected start for its online betting joint venture with William Hill. Playtech took a 29% stake in the business last October.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2009

71 Year Old PPA Chief Still Having Great Sex

During an interview on the Howard Stern Show Monday morning, Poker Players Alliance Chief Alfonse D'Amato admitted he is still having sex with his six month pregnant wife.  D'Amato will be 89 when

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2009

Tom Durrrr Dwan Issues a New Challenge

Well, the man definitely doesn't lack confidence nor a sense of adventure. Nearly 8 months ago, Tom "Durrrr" Dwan issued what is famously known as the million dollar challenge in which he issued an open challenge to anyone who would play him heads up on 4 tables at a time for a total of 50,000 hands. The winner would get 3 to 1 odds if he were able to be up at least $1 at the conclusion of the hands.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

US States Push More Gambling to Replaced Declining Taxes

(Bloomberg) -- Three U.S. states are pushing plans for video poker and slot machines as their legislators hope gambling income will compensate for declines in taxes.

Ohio lawmakers passed a budget last week that includes $933 million in projected revenue from 17,500 slot machines to be installed by May at horse-racing tracks statewide. Illinois legalized video poker in taverns to raise $300 million annually to support $31 billion in infrastructure improvements.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Joe Sebok to Sign Up With Major Online Poker Site

Fresh off the heels of his impressive showing at the World Series of Poker Main Event, Joe Sebok, son of poker great Barry Greenstein is rumored to be close to signing a deal with a major online po

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Brandon Cantu Interview With Jenny Woo

In continuation to my run of interviews with some talented poker players - Jenny was able to sit down with Brandon Cantu who has just recently joined the Ultim

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/20/2009

Online Poker: Bodog Fights Off Betfair

With Betfair's cherished sponsorship of the World Series of Poker Europe heading into its third year, the otherwise powerhouse company has had a tough time translating this affiliation into a succe

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/20/2009

Phil Ivey Poison to Bookmakers

Internet sportsbooks that offered betting odds on the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event are quaking in their boots.

And they've got good reason.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/20/2009

PartyGaming Buys Rival

PARTYGAMING yesterday confirmed that it has clinched a £100m deal for the owner of bingo website foxybingo.com, Cashcade.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Carrie Stroup Puritanical Nudity Bull Crap: Full Tilt BS and Obama

Gambling911.com readers have spoken and they express outrage over - of all things - President Obama assassination odds, which while no longer offered by Ireland's Paddy Power, continue to generate

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/20/2009

NFL: Gambling Bad, Lottery Good

Let's get something perfectly straight here:  State lotteries are a form of gambling. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/20/2009

PPA President Alfonse D’Amato on Howard Stern Talks Poker

The Poker Player Alliance President and former New York State Senator, Alfonse D'Amato, appeared on the Howard Stern Show Monday morning discussing the seizure of approximately $40 million in funds

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Doyle Brunson on Jeff Shulman’s WSOP Bracelet Comment

The 2009 WSOP is history except for the November 9. Each player at the final table gets over a million, all the way to the 1st place 9 million.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Jul/20/2009

Even Kids Know Poker Payment Processor Might be Breaking Law

Perspective Weekly's J. Todd should be a comedian.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/19/2009

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