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DOJ Restores Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars domain names to Facilitate Payments

As Part of Agreements, Use of Domain Names Pokerstars.com and Fulltiltpoker.com Will Be Restored to Facilitate Return of U.S. Player Funds

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/20/2011

UB.com Suspends Real Cash Play by US Poker Customers in Wake of Crackdown

UB.com officially decided to prohibit US customers from playing in their card room for “real cash” effective Wednesday morning.

A popup announcement appeared on the site for any US resident attempting to access the cash rooms.  The company had permitted “real cash” play for the past few years following an indictment handed down by the US Justice Department.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2011

Online Poker: Welcome to the Bank of Al Qaeda, 6-Year Old Gamblers

The GOP has taken a tough stance against legalizing online poker following last Friday’s crackdown, linking the activity to everything from drug trafficking to Al Queda.

A software engineer recently wrote to Congress, expressing fears that Democrat Barney Frank’s co-sponsored bill to legalize online gambling (HR 1174) is effectively an invitation for the 'Bank of Al Qaeda’.

Jim Thackston, of Sun Coast Data Solutions, argues that Internet poker software could be used by terrorists to launder funds.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2011

ESPN Will Air 2011 WSOP: Latest Developments re: Online Poker Crackdown

While ESPN has scrambled to remove advertisements from online poker sponsors and certain programming in the wake of a federal crackdown on industry behemoths PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the
Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/19/2011

Judge Who Ruled in Favor of Gambling911 Throws Out Madoff Lawsuit

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/19/2011

Nelson Rose to Speak About Poker Sites Shutdown

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/19/2011

Mixed Martial Arts Takes Hit From Full Tilt Poker Shutdown

There are rumblings throughout the Mixed Martial Arts community that the shutdown of Full Tilt Poker on Friday may cause the sport to take a significant hit on sponsorship dollars. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/19/2011

Hustler Online Poker Room Cashing in on Crackdown

America's newest legal online poker room isn't wasting any time in taking advantage of America's latest crackdown on online gambling.

The new Hustler Casino online poker room, at www.hustlercasinola.com, went online last Friday, the same day the U.S. Justice Department issued arrest warrants for the executives of three foreign online poker rooms, Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker.

The new room, owned by porn king Larry Flynt, wasted no time in turning the crisis into an opportunity.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/19/2011

Man Indicted in Online Poker Crackdown Pleads Not Guilty

By Jonathan Stempel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2011

Online Poker Indictments: Hopefully History Repeats Itself

The question people are asking this Monday:  Will I get my money back from PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UB.com following Friday's indictments? 

It was early 2007 when Gambling911.com first broke the news that the two founders of online payment transfer company, NETeller, had been arrested on US soil.  At the time, NETeller was the biggest facilitator of payments for online gambling websites. 

Over a 24 hour period, some G911 readers reacted swiftly by withdrawing funds.  It would take another 24 hours before the major mainstream news outlets confirmed the story.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/18/2011

Online Gambling Shares in Europe Surge on Monday

Following the indictment and ultimate shutdown of three of the largest online poker rooms on Friday by the US Government, shares for European Web-based gambling firms surged on Monday. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/18/2011

Report: Prized Online Poker Rat Placed in Safe House

Most Australian rats have standard coats.  There are some rex (curly) and silky (fine and shiny) coated rats, although they are rare.  There are no hairless rats in Australia.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2011

Full Tilt Poker May Have Thought They Were Above The Law

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/17/2011

Beneficiaries of Friday’s Online Poker Busts Already Becoming Clear

Who were the major beneficiaries of this past Friday’s indictments and subsequent shutdowns of the three largest US-facing online poker rooms?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/17/2011

Centrelink High-Rollers Ordered to pay Back Millions

The Federal Government is ordering people caught losing huge amounts of money gambling while on Centrelink payments to pay back more than $9 million.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/16/2011

Indicted Online Poker Room PokerStars Contributed to 68 Nevada Political Campaigns

A total of $227,000 was reportedly contributed to the mid-term election campaigns of 68 Nevada candidates, the Las Vegas Review-Journal claimed on Saturday.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/16/2011

Tingle: Casino Visit By Butcher Blamed For Wife Slaying

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/16/2011

Breaking News

Online Gambling Addiction Soars Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Online Gambling Addiction Soars Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The government of Spain on Tuesday imposed emergency restrictions on the advertising of online casinos.  This includes promotion via YouTube and other social media outlets. 

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Technology has assisted in advancing many industries, including gambling. It wasn’t that long ago when bookies were still using a pen and paper to track all of the bets they were taking in.

Technology and Gambling

Technology has assisted in advancing many industries, including gambling. It wasn’t that long ago when bookies were still using a pen and paper to track all of the bets they were taking in.