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Another Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Goes Off Online: This Time at Carbon

They just keep coming!  Yet another Bad Beat Poker Jackpot has hit.

Carbon Poker advised Gambling911.com late Tuesday of the $97,401.45 payout (with all details appearing below).

Oh, and here’s a trend we at Gambling911.com are noticing of late…

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/17/2012

Internet Gambling, Horse Racing Regulated Simulcasting on Agenda in Massachusetts

By STEVE LeBLANC, The Associated Press

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is pressing lawmakers and Gov. Deval Patrick to push back a key deadline for the panel to take over the regulation of horse racing and simulcasting, saying the expanded duties will make it harder to get new casinos up and running.

Commission chairman Steven Crosby said Tuesday that the panel will meet the May 20 takeover deadline if needed, but said delaying the change makes more sense for the state.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012

EPT Berlin 2012 Day 1b End of Day Chip Leaders

Turkish player Cengiz Ulusu was the chip leader going into Day 2 of EPT Berlin.  Survivors after Day 1b included the likes of Viktor Blom, George Danzer, Alex Kravchenko, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Juan Manuel Pastor, Matthias De Meulder and Nuno Coelho as well as tennis legend Boris Becker.

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Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/17/2012

Sid Rosenberg Fired Following DUI Arrest

Radio personality Sid Rosenberg has been fired following an arrest for DUI in Hollywood, Florida earlier in the month.

WQAM program director Lee Feldman confirmed to a local television station that the controversial host had been terminated

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2012

Liberty Quarter Million Online Poker Tournament Winner Crazymichael1 Talks to G911

This past weekend’s Americas Cardroom Liberty Quarter Million online poker tournament grand prize of $50,000 was won by a New Jersey player who just barely made the cut as one of the last two qualifiers in the final satellite. 

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/17/2012

Bernard Tapie’s Fingerprints Now All Over Full Tilt Poker Company Registration

Several months after it was announced Group Bernard Tapie was to acquire shuttered Full Tilt Poker, Tapie’s name now appears on the company’s registration. 

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From CalvinAyre.com

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/17/2012

EPT Berlin Day 1b Chip Leaders

EPT Berlin Day 1b chip leaders had Andreas Vlachos on top prior to the end of the day’s play.  Vlachos is a relative unknown on the live circuit.

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Salman Behbehani, with the second largest chip stack, has over $1 million in live winnings to date that includes a second place finish at last November’s Partouche Poker Tour Main Event and the $860,709 that came with it. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/17/2012

Some Strange Occurrences at Full Tilt Poker: All Systems Currently Operational

A frenzy of activity is taking place over on the Full Tilt Poker website, not that it matters much when players are waiting more than a year to get paid.

A systems status report featured a green light with the message:  “all systems are currently operational”.

From Poker News Report

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/17/2012

Investors Unnerved by Playtech Planned Acquisitions: Shares Fall

(Reuters) - Playtech, the world's biggest provider of online gaming software, plans a string of acquisitions as it branches out into the social gaming market but news that it will be buying the businesses from its main shareholder unnerved investors.

The Estonia-based firm said on Tuesday that it planned to spend 95 million euros ($124.1 million) buying assets owned by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi who founded Playtech and still owns a 48 percent stake in the company.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012

Purple Lounge Parent Media Corp Looks to Acquire The Poker Channel

Media Corp, parent company to the popular online gambling venue Purple Lounge, is looking to take over The Poker Channel parent company Gaming Media Group (GMG), it was reported on Tuesday. 

Media Corp suspended its shares and issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange Tuesday morning upon announcing its plans.

The Poker Channel launched in 2005 and is seen in the United Kingdom and across 30 territories with a reach of 30 million subscribers.  Most recently, the channel signed on to air programming in France, Mexico and Argentina. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/17/2012

Income Access Network Launches Kaffiliation and Sklots.com

Income Access network, one of the top online affiliate programs in the world and one that caters to the online gambling sector, has launched its newest affiliate platform - Kaffiliation!

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Submitted by Guest on, Apr/17/2012

iPoker Pulls Away With Number Two Spot for Most Trafficked Online Poker Room

The iPoker Network has remained on top, assuming we were to remove PokerStars from the equation.  For the better part of nearly 5 months, PartyPoker has held a tight grip on the number two spot of most trafficked online poker rooms in the world.  During the month of March, iPoker has regained the position and currently holds a 200 to 250 on average real cash player lead over Party.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/17/2012

PokerStars Takes Legal Action Against Poker Table Ratings

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker room for real money play, has reportedly filed a legal action against the website PokerTableRatings.com. 

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Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/16/2012

Breaking News: Poker Legend Amarillo Slim on Deathbed

One of the greatest poker icons ever, Amarillo Slim, was reportedly in a hospice late Monday evening, April 16, 2012, clinging to life.

Amarillo Slim, whose real name is Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., is 83 years old.

Below is one of Amarillo Slim's last interviews from the 2008 WSOP....

Preston won the main event at the 1972 World Series of Poker and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1992.

Preston has four World Series of Poker bracelets with his most recent win in 1990.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/16/2012

Americas Cardroom Unexpectedly Hands Out $420,000 During Liberty Quarter Million

In addition to the $250,000 that was guaranteed, another $170,000 was handed out at Bad Beat Jackpot tables during Liberty Quarter Million online poker tournament

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/16/2012

New Jersey Online Poker Player Wins $50k at Liberty Quarter Million Tournament

A lucky player from the Garden State of New Jersey has claimed first place at the premier Liberty Quarter Million online poker tournament held by Americas Cardroom to commemorate “Black Friday”. 

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/16/2012

EPT Berlin 2012 Day 1a Final Headcount

With the conclusion of the EPT Berlin 2012 Day 1a, a total of 243 players had entered at the Grand Hyatt Berlin. The Main Event is running from April 16-21, 2012.

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Quebec’s own Will Molson managed to finish the day as the second biggest chip leader behind relative newbie David Yan.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/16/2012

Mitt Romney Wins GOP Nomination in Eyes of Oddsmakers Who Already Paid Out Bets

The oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com on Monday announced that they have paid out on all bets that former Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney will win the GOP Presidential nomination

The payouts fluctuated based on when the bets were placed.  At some points early on in the campaign, front runners changed regularly, however, Romney always maintained relatively short odds. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Apr/16/2012

LowVig.com announces the acquisition of online sportsbook Bet Vegas Vic

Reduced-juice sportsbook welcomes their newest members with unrivaled sports betting value and generous rebates

On Monday morning reduced juice sportsbook LowVig.com finalized the acquisition of competitor BetVegasVic.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/16/2012

EPT Berlin 2012 Kicks Off (Video)

The EPT Berlin 2012 tournament has gotten underway with an expanded space for play.

Among those in attendance early on included noted pros Barney Boatman, Scott Seiver, Barry Greenstein and Vanessa Selbst.  German player Jan Heitmann and Quebec's Will Molsen were also taking part early on.

Last year’s EPT Berlin was much more subdued with Ben Wilinofsky taking home the €825,000 after beating a 773-strong field.  The prize this year is expected to flirt with the one million mark.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/16/2012

David ‘Deldar182’ Eldar Excels This Week in High Stakes Poker Online

The big winner over the past couple of days when it comes to online high stakes poker is one David ‘Deldar182’ Eldar.   He took home $268k.

From HighStakesDB.com:

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/16/2012

Massive Online Poker Tournament: More Info Revealed About LockOps $2 Mil Guaranteed

One of the biggest online poker tournaments is coming in May (6-20th) 2012 as the much-anticipated LockOps will feature over $2 million in winnings.

The Grand Finale Main Event itself will include over $800k in guaranteed winnings.

This is a Lock Poker exclusive that will include bounties on all Lock pros heads. 

A leaderboard for the top 100 players will be running throughout the series.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/16/2012

All of North Dakota’s Property Tax Could Have Been Paid for by Online Gambling

North Dakota Representative Jim Kasper was the first politician to conceive of the idea to legalize and operate online gambling sites from a US state back in 2005. 

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His state missed out on a golden opportunity. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/15/2012

New Jersey Internet Gambling Should be Set for Fall

A vote to legalize online gambling in New Jersey will take place in the state’s senate on May 31.  The delay will push back the start of legalized Internet gambling in the Garden State somewhat, but the bill’s sponsor, Raymond Lesniak, still anticipates a fall starting date.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/15/2012

Breaking News: Jenny Woo ‘Black Friday’ Baby Heralded as a ‘Miracle’

As if on cue, Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Susan Woo, has given birth to a beautiful healthy 7 lb, 6 oz girl just after 4 am EST April 15, 2012.  Her name:  Lily Christiana Woo.  The newborn will be given the last name of her mother as the child was born out of wedlock.  The father is Jud, a successful videographer.  Both reside in Pensacola, Florida where the sun was shining and the birds were chirping to honor this momentous occasion.  

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/15/2012

Online Gambling Film ‘Runner, Runner’ Will Star Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake

A film that delves into the world of online gambling, “Runner, Runner”, will star two big names, Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

“The Lincoln Lawyer” director Brad Furman will head up the project.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/14/2012

‘Deal or No Deal’ Dealt Lifeline From Gambling Ban

Regulators have saved one of Great Britain’s beloved quiz shows “Deal or No Deal” by backing off of imposing gambling restrictions on it and other similar shows. 

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Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Apr/14/2012

The Bill the PPA Wants Online Poker Measure Attached to: Civil Liberties at Stake (Video)

Dozens of civil liberties groups plan to protest the very bill the Poker Players Alliance is touting as one that will provide freedom for countless numbers of card players in the States. 

The PPA wants to attach a bill that would legalize online poker to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).  It is a cybersecurity bill that allows the sharing of information between government agencies and private companies.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/14/2012

Police Shoot Caterer During Raid on Poker Game: Poker Playing Doc Assists Wounded (Video)

Police shot a caterer who drew his weapon on an officer during a Thursday evening  raid of a Chattanooga high stakes poker game.

An officer fired and hit Clifford Jamar Billups, 32, in the side.  He was treated and released.  Billups, who has an extensive criminal record, attempted to flee out a back door while the raid was in progress.  He has since been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, felony reckless endangerment and illegal gambling and is due to appear in court on Thursday. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/14/2012

Black Friday Online Poker Tournament Seats Still Available: Liberty Quarter Million at ACR

This Sunday, Americas Cardroom is hosting their biggest guaranteed tournament EVER to recognize the one year anniversary of “Black Friday”.  This is the day, April 15, 2011, that the US Government cracked down on Internet poker by forcing the exit of the three largest US-facing virtual card rooms at the time following a years long probe into alleged banking improprieties. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/14/2012

Breaking News

Top 5 COVID-19 Related Gambling Trends You Can Expect to Take Shape Revealed!

Top 5 COVID-19 Related Gambling Trends You Can Expect to Take Shape Revealed!

Across the globe, various businesses and sectors are struggling to adapt to the new norm of COVID-19. The gambling sector is not spared either, with activities being crippled in several ways. The operators of the agencies can testify the industry is hit hard. Does a question arise about what you can expect from the betting sector from agencies and punters themselves? Here are some of the top trends you can expect to see during post lockdown related to gambling activities.  

Biden Bounce With Harris Rollout?  Not Yet

Biden Bounce With Harris Rollout? Not Yet

Former Vice President and Democratic nominee for US President Joe Biden saw his odds tank early with news that he had selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.  By Wednesday those odds remained mostly unchanged.

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two Charged in $4 Mil Casino Theft, Macau Reopens

Two people have been charged in an alleged Livermore gambling scheme involving a theft of about $4 million, state prosecutors said Monday.