Gambling News

Vin Diesel’s Underground Gambling Series Raising Blind Comes to FX

Vin Diesel’s One Race Films production company is moving to the small screen with FX scheduled to air Raising Blind.

It is a series delving in to the world of underground gambling.  Great timing considering this past summer’s news about a Hollywood high stakes underground poker ring coming under fire for allegedly having a role in an investor ponzi scheme.  The likes of Alex Rodriguez, Matt Damon and Toby Maguire were linked to the scheme with Maguire named as a defendant in a complaint filed by said investors.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/12/2011

Zynga Distances Itself From Facebook

The popular free online poker and gaming site Zynga has announced it is diversifying its business beyond Facebook with a focus on its own Web platform.

The move makes sense.  Facebook currently takes a 30 percent cut of Zynga’s business.

Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus said of the company’s new direct-to-consumer strategy, called Zynga Direct, that it will allow “a direct relationship with consumers… where we can give you a whole sandbox and create socialness around the games.”

Four new games will debut as part of the new platform, including bingo.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/12/2011

Black This Out Ron Paul Money Bomb October 19

With Ron Paul running for US President once again, the fine folks assisting with his campaign and various grass roots efforts will be working with Gambling911.com to deliver all the latest news.

Ron Paul, the long time Republican Congressman from Texas, has given a number of interviews to Gambling911.com.  While not an active supporter of gambling per se, Dr. Paul is very much in favor of legalized online poker as a right of US citizens and has actually co-sponsored bills in the past along with Democrat Barney Frank. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2011

America’s Card Room Online Super Series Will Look to Mimic PokerStars

Exciting news this week as America’s Card Room announced its acquisition of DoylesRoom and the newly formed Online Super Series.

“This is going to be like PokerStars World Series of Online Poker,” a representative for America’s Card Room told Gambling911.com, which was the first to break the news regarding the acquisition on Monday.

“Obviously it will be at a much smaller level,” the rep added, noting that PokerStars is a much more massive operation.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/12/2011

Merge Poker to Begin Accepting New US Players Again Tonight?

PokerUpdate.com is reporting that the Merge Poker Network will once again start accepting new players from the US with the exception of certain states such as New York and Maryland as early as Midnight October 12. 

The site claims to have sources close to the company who confirmed the time while noting that “some details are still unconfirmed”.   Gambling911.com has not independently confirmed these details.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2011

UB.com Must Pay Players: Avoid Full Tilt Poker Fate

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2011

Everleaf Poker Peak Traffic Rises in October

With 126 online poker skins associated with the network, the most in online poker today, Everleaf should be among the top 10 networks in terms of overall traffic.  It is not.

Everleaf just happens to be one of the only US-facing Internet poker rooms.

That said, PokerScout.com observed a fairly significant increase in peak traffic during the month of October compared to previous months.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/11/2011

Alderney Commission to Hold a Review on What Went Wrong With Full Tilt Poker

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has egg on its face following the collapse of what was the world’s second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker.

The AGCC was forced to revoke FTP’s license late last month after admitting the company did not have sufficient funds in reserve.

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission says it will hold a review following the Full Tilt Poker scandal, according to a BBC report

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/11/2011

CalShark.com Online Poker in California Goes Live

CalShark.com, the first online poker website based out of California, has just gone live with its beta testing (see site here). 

The site is affiliated with California’s leading Tribal casinos and card rooms.  The site claims to be for instructional and entertainment purposes only, but does offer virtual prizes at the current time. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/11/2011

Marco Rubio as Vice-President: A Bad Bet for All Concerned

Regardless of who wins the Republican nomination for President of the United States, the most talked about name for Vice-President on the G.O.P. ticket is Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

Rubio, 40, from suburban Miami, started his political career as a local legislator, serving as a Miami City Commissioner.

He then moved up to the state legislature, serving as a member of the Florida House of Representatives and eventually rising to the post of Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

In 2010 he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/11/2011

New Chief Minister of the Isle of Man for Online Gambling Revealed

FORMER Treasury and Economic Development Minister Allan Bell has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of the Isle of Man today (Tuesday October 11, 2011).

The Ramsey MHK was elected to the position by Tynwald, the Island’s parliament, of which he has been a member for 27 years. He takes over as leader of the Manx Government from Tony Brown, who has retired from politics after a long and distinguished career.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/11/2011

Alderney Gambling Control Commission‬ Talks Full Tilt Poker With J Todd (Video)

J. Todd of Perspectives Weekly was on hand at the Global Gaming Expo this past week where he managed to grab an interview with Andre Wilsenach, the CEO of Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).  The AGCC last week revoked Full Tilt Poker’s license.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/10/2011

53 Percent of California Residents Would Vote for Legalized Online Poker

A poll conducted last month revealed that 53 percent of California voters would side with legalizing online poker.  The state legislators were forced to can a vote on legalizing the activity after it was determined there would not be enough time on the current year calendar for a vote.

State Sen. Lou Correa, who sponsored the legislation, explained the benefits of having California as a hub for Internet poker.

"In terms of the revenue potential for California, it could be explosive. What we need to do now is cut a deal."

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/10/2011

Another Big Parlay Payout at BetDSI.com

The popular online sportsbook BetDSI.com has confirmed to Gambling911.com that it has paid out yet another massive parlay (ticket can be seen below).

“We had another big winner this past weekend as a guy hit a 12 team parlay risking $150 to win $150,000,” a BetDSI.com representative informed G911.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/10/2011

Ladbrokes Ends Acquisition Talks With Sportingbet

Ladbrokes and Sportingbet announced on Monday the two gambling firms have terminated merger talks as part of a mutual agreement.

A statement from Sportingbet on Monday said: “The boards of Sportingbet and Ladbrokes agreed to end discussions as the parties were unable to agree either a suitable structure or one that delivered sufficient value to shareholders in a meaningful time frame.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/10/2011

ESPN Magazine Asks: How Often Do You Hear About Betting Odds?

ESPN Magazine had a great little piece about how often folks from various sports sectors hear about betting odds and point spreads mentioned.

On a scale of 1 to 10, the respondents in the poker, NFL, NBA and International football (soccer) claimed to hear about the point spreads most often.

Poker pro Vanessa Rousso:  “It’s our culture.  Women are always underestimated and I get motivated when I see I’m at 75-1 (odds) in a field of 64 (to win the World Series of Poker)”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/09/2011

Daniel Tzvetkoff to be Star Witness in Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars Trial

Australian entrepreneur Daniel Tzvetkoff will act as a star witness in the trial of 10 men charged in connection with the operation of three giants in the online poker sector – Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/09/2011

MGM CEO: “Time has Come for Legalized Online Poker”

MGM CEO Jim Murren on Wednesday delivered the key note address at this year’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.  As part of his address, Murren urged Congress to legalize Internet poker, predicting it would help, not hurt, the US economy.

“We feel the time for talking is over and that the time for action is right now,” Murren told attendees.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2011

Full Tilt Poker Faces Another Law Suit

Yet another lawsuit has been filed against Full Tilt Poker, this one by Cardroom International. 

A statement was issued by the company: 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/06/2011

Revealed: Lock Poker Puts Its Pros Up In French Castle

Lock Poker pros from throughout Europe and North America had something to be excited about this week as they were treated to exclusive use of a centuries old French castle just outside of Lyon.

“There are going to be many more of these events upcoming,” Lock CEO Jennifer Larson told the nearly 50 guests in attendance.  “We are all a family and you are all going to get a taste of the Lock treatment.”

The Gambling911.com crew was also invited to stay at the fabulous Chateau de Bagnols castle. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/06/2011

Michael Gaughan Online Poker Site Approved by Nevada Gaming Board

The highly anticipated debut of the South Point Hotel and Casino online poker site comes with the blessing of the Nevada Gaming Board. 

SouthPointPoker.com, a website developed by our good friends at Level Media, entered the play-for-fun-while-we-wait-for-legislation-in-the-US market on Wednesday.  

Michael Gaughan’s property in the first US-based casino operation to open an Internet poker room in the US.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/06/2011

Lock Poker Retreat Comes to a Close

The highly anticipated Lock Poker retreat has completed with everyone leaving Thursday morning.  Gambling911.com will not discuss details of this incredible event until after everyone has departed.

Some of us at Gambling911.com closed the party Wednesday night with a little dancing but Wednesday was a fun-filled day, which began with a hot air balloon flight followed by a horse and carriage excursion followed by a wine tasting at two different vineyards (7 taste tests) then an amazing dinner and dancing.  We were all up by 6:30 am and most of us went to bed by 3 am.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/05/2011

G911 Exclusive: A Sneak Peak at the South Point Casino New Online Poker Room

The very first Las Vegas casino to launch its own online poker room is South Point Casino and that takes place later on Thursday (October 5, 2011).  However, Gambling911.com has been provided with an exclusive look at the new site here.

Level Media was the agency selected by South Point to build the new online poker room.  It is now live.

South Point Poker will offer a play-for-free registration online poker platform in anticipation of legalization within the USA.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/05/2011

Cake Poker Now Reporting More Expedient Payouts

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/05/2011

Lock Poker is Full of Hot Air….Literally!

Today, Gambling911.com and the Lock Poker pros woke up at the crack of dawn.  Well actually it wasn’t quite dawn and many of us had not yet fallen asleep.

Tuesday evening’s sunset hot air balloon flights were postponed until the early AM on Wednesday due to high winds in the region.  So basically, the late Tuesday night dinner, drinking and poker-for-fun event ran right into the hot air balloon flights.  Hence, there were a few drunkards taking flight in the early AM hours. 

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/05/2011

PartyPoker Builds Strong Margin Between It and iPoker Network

The battle over number two has been won by PartyPoker for the time being as it builds a solid 500 player lead over its closest competitor iPoker.  The two online poker sites have been battling to be the second largest ever since Full Tilt Poker was shut down on June 29. 

Throughout much of last month, iPoker had occupied the number two spot.  In recent weeks, Party has taken over and it now has since build the largest margin between it and the iPoker Network since the FTP closure. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/05/2011

Situation Looking Bleak Again for Those Owed by Full Tilt Poker

Hopes appear to be dashed that French investors Bernard and Laurent Tapie can save shuttered online poker room Full Tilt Poker, at least where payment to customers is concerned.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/04/2011

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