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Pitbull Poker, Action Poker: The Writing Was On The Wall

The sudden demise of Pitbull Poker and the inability of publicly traded Action Poker to get its act together drives home the point that online poker is no safer than online sports betting.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2009

BetonSports Former CEO David Carruthers Changes Plea

The one time CEO of BetonSports, David Carruthers, has changed withdrawn his "guilty" plea after being indicted on various charges stemming from the operation of the Costa Rican-based onl

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/30/2009

Online Poker: Pitbull Poker Shuts Down

Struggling online poker room Pitbull Poker has shut its doors according to reports across the Net on Wednesday.   The company has been embroiled in

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/30/2009

Sport Match Fixing Big Concern With Bookies Offshore Move

RGA boss Clive Hawkswood told eGaming Review Magazine that the claims by some in the UK press that British sport faces an increased threat of match-fixin

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Appeal Denied

A federal appeals court rejected the state of Delaware's efforts to legalize sports betting as predicted by G

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/29/2009

Lottery Boss: Protect Iowa’s Rights on Internet Gambling

Iowa should keep its options open and develop plans to "protect its borders" while Internet gambling legislation is being debated in Congress, Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Officer Terry R

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2009

Task Force to Colleges: Treat Betting Like Booze

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press)- Colleges and universities should take more steps to curb problem gambling by piggybacking outreach efforts onto campaigns against alcohol and drug abuse, a national ga

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2009

Planet Hollywood Reort: Busts Called Part of Safety Push

By Arnold M. Knightly, Las Vegas Review Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2009

Las Vegas Legend Bob Stupak Passes Away

By ALEXANDRA BERZON, The Wall Street Journal

Though he was a Las Vegas impresario and master of publicity ploys, Bob Stupak never saw some of his grandest visions come true, such as constructing a giant King Kong on the side of a tower, or building a casino in the shape of the sinking Titanic. Expensive efforts to achieve political office also faltered.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2009 Looks to South Africa

Online gambling group,, is looking to capture the lucrative South Africa market through its Dragonfish division.  A joint venture with South Africa's Tsogo Sun Gaming Group and will help t

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/28/2009

Online Gambling Thrives as Players Seek Escapism

by Tom Scotney, Birmingham Post

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/27/2009

Delaware Not Missing Much With NASCAR Betting Exclusion

Dover Downs officials see NASCAR fans as a potentially lucrative class of clientele for the new sports book.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/27/2009

Bookies Best Showing Ever: College Football Blood Bath

The online bookmakers are off to their biggest start ever with this College Football season continuing to bring much pain to the sports betting public. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2009

Is Sports’s Latest Ad Too Salacious?

One of the online gambling ads drawing tons of attention these days is a new

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Sep/24/2009

Jon Kyl Gets Owned in Senate on Thursday

Arizona Republican Senator and long time opponent of online gambling, Jon Kyl, was accused of causing delays during a Senate Health Committee.  He later threw a temper tantrum that would have made

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2009

Feds Seize More Accounts in Maryland Tied to Online Gambling

Six more bank accounts connected to online gambling have been seized by the Maryland US Attorney's Office.  These were all Wachovia Bank accounts held by a company called Forshay Enterprises, Inc.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2009

Third Party Software No Good on PokerStars, Full Tilt

It was revealed yesterday that PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the online poker industry's two largest sites, have both recently updated their operating software.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2009

Support for Menendez Online Poker Bill Likely to Wane

The Poker Players Alliance is putting everything it's got to push through a bill offered up by New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, which seeks to legalize online poker.  But Menendez needs support

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/24/2009

Government Revenue from Gambling Declines

by Paul Post, Thoroughbred Times

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2009

Ron Wyden Pulls Online Gambling Bill

The Congressman giveth and the Congressman taketh away.  Such is the case with a bill that survived nearly 6 days before it was yanked on Wednesday.  That bill, brought forth by Senator Ron Wyden

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2009

Online Poker Bill Tied into Health Care Reform

Senator Robert Wyden (D-OR) has introduced a bill to legalize and regulate the online poker in an effort to help offset the cost of health-care reform.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/23/2009

Maryland Actions Most Certainly Concern to Online Poker

When first broke the news this past weekend that the US Attorney's Office out of Maryland had been embroiled in an aggressive probe of online casino powerhouse, Golden Casino, the o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2009

Bodog Becky Budapest Affiliate Conference Top 10

I may have a new boss and a new job with Calvin Ayre and, but when it comes to industry entertainment, not much has changed.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/22/2009

Joe Sebok Had Reservations About Joining UltimateBet

There are many in the online poker community who simply cannot find it in their hearts to forgive Ultimate Bet, now the 5th largest online poker room in the world, after they were found

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/22/2009

Online Gambling: China Appeals WTO Media Ruling

As first predicted by last year, the United State's unwillingness to obey a WTO ruling related to online gambling is now having lasting implications and it all centers upon "pu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2009

World Poker Exchange Averaged 35 Players Last Week?

The average "real cash" players at PokerStars this past week:  25400.

The average "real cash" players at the World Poker Exchange this past week:  35

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2009

Macau Seedy Casino Industry a Goldmine

In an article published by the Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday morning, it is revealed how Macau's casino industry has flourished despite a worldwide economic crisis.  Gaming revenue has roared abov

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/21/2009

iMEGA Faces Danger of Losing NJ Gov Jon Corzine

With just a few more weeks until the elections, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, appears to be in serious danger of losing.  Corzine offered up his support of a suit brought forth by t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2009

Carmen The Cheeseman DiNunzio Extorted Boston Bookie

(Associated Press) - The former underboss of the New England mob is scheduled to be sentenced this week for bribing an undercover FBI agent posing as a state official in an attempt to win a $6 mill

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/21/2009

Week 2 NFL, College Football Provide Mixed Bag For Bookies

Week 2 of the NFL saw similar results as Week 1 in that gamblers and bookies for the most part alternated between wins.

Public sports bettors did well by backing New Orleans, The Giants, Oakland and Minnesota.  But the bookies made out with the biggest play of the day on New England's loss since much of the action was going the Patriots way.  They also won a little money with Chicago and Houston both winning their respective games. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2009

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Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Credit Card Firm Linked to Online Gambling Raided

Over 100 officers stormed the office of 51 Credit Card Inc Monday.  The company is involved in processing credit card payments for online gambling sites across the globe.