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Somach to be Guest on Los Angeles Radio Show Saturday Morning

Gambling911.com’s Tom Somach will be a guest on Saturday, March 31, 2012, on the popular Los Angeles radio show "Morning Brew."

The sports-, politics- and gambling-themed show is heard live each Saturday from 8-9 a.m. Pacific Time on KCAA radio in Los Angeles, heard on the AM dial at 1050.

The show can also be heard live via the Internet at KCAA's website, www.kcaaradio.com, or any time later via the site's free archive.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/30/2012

Gambling Addiction in Asian Community Highlighted After Quadruple Slaying in San Fran

Following the brutal slaying of five family members last week in their San Francisco home, New America Media’s Aruna Lee, Andrew Lam and Summer Chiang examined the gambling epidemic among Asians. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/29/2012

Online Poker Tournament $50,000 Guaranteed: Liberty Weekends Begin

Starting this Saturday March 31st, Americas Cardroom is celebrating poker freedom in America with Liberty Weekends. Remember that you'll find two big guaranteed tournaments every weekend during the month of April, a $10k GTD Saturdays and a $50k GTD on Sundays.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2012

MGM Will be ‘Punished’ if They Don’t Get Internet Poker Right in US

CardPlayer.com reports that Nevada Internet poker licenses will not be ready until June and it will take a prolonged period beyond that for testing to occur before sites can go live for real money play.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/29/2012

William Hill Having Tough Time Getting Nevada License: Under Intense Scrutiny

One of the United Kingdom’s biggest bookmakers is having a rough go at breaking into the US market.

European companies are looking to forge relationships with US-based casinos in an effort to get a leg's up in the critical US regulated online gambling market....once it opens up.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Genting Poker Series 2012 Schedule Extends to December

The Genting Poker Series 2012 is already underway with the 7-leg tournament offering up to £800,000 in prizes. 

Genting is the United Kingdom’s biggest brick and mortar casino and they also operate an online casino. 

The Genting Poker Series offers an affordable tour, with one of the best structures around, run by the UK's biggest casino operator.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Lisa Perry Heats Up Don Best

If you thought Jenny Woo was sizzling (even at 9 months pregnant), we here at Gambling911.com got more in store as Lisa Perry will begin offering her expertise over at Don Best TV.  Poor Pat Williams is going to have a tough time containing himself over there. 

Ms. Perry, a former Captain of the Indianapolis Colts cheerleader squad who later posed in Playboy Magazine, is back writing for and starring in videos that will be readily available here at Gambling911.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2012

Sheldon Adelson Done With Newt Gingrich: ‘He’s at the End of His Line’ (Video)

In an interview featured on the Jewish Journal Thursday, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson essentially said that Newt Gingrich’s campaign to become the GOP US Presidential nominee is over.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Mega Millions Jackpot Now Stands at Record $540 Million

Good news:  The Mega Millions Jackpot has yet to hit and is now up to a record $540 million. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/29/2012

Foxwoods $2 Billion Debt, FBI Probe

(Associated Press) - - For two decades, the Mashantucket Pequots lived like Indian gambling royalty. Luxury cars abounded on their tiny, gated reservation of colonial and ranch-style homes in the woods of southeastern Connecticut.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2012

EPT Campione 2012 Day 3 Chip Leader Board

Hungarian PokerStars player Balazs Botond has a massive lead at EPT Campione going into Day 3. Botond has 646,000 with EPT Tallinn winner Ronny Kaiser currently second with 505,900. Botond's best EPT result so far was 13th place at EPT Vienna last season for €26,000.

Among the 99 players who will be coming back tomorrow are Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Liv Boeree. EPT San Remo champion Boeree enjoyed an amazing comeback today - from just 8,000 after the second level of the day to more than 300,000 tonight.

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Submitted by Guest on, Mar/29/2012

Florida Derby 2012 Betting Odds

Florida Derby 2012 betting odds were available at WagerWeb.com here where you can get up to 13 percent cash back on losses along with up to $1000 in FREE CASH on your initial deposit (what you open your online racebook account with).  Remember, you can bet on all major sports once you open an account here

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Mar/29/2012

Irish Poker Open 2012 to Get Underway 6-9 April

The Irish Poker Open 2012 main event gets underway at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin 6-9 April and all of Europe is abuzz with excitement.


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Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/29/2012

JetBlue Pilot Talked About ‘Sins in Las Vegas’ Before Diversion (Video)

JetBlue Airways captain Clayton Osbon’s erratic behavior Tuesday that forced Flight 191 en route to Las Vegas to make an emergency stopover in Amarillo, Texas included rants about the “Sins in Las Vegas”. 

"We're not going to Vegas," Osbon said.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/28/2012

Judge Won’t Accept Guilty Plea in Online Poker Case

Just one day after banker John Campos entered into a guilty plea connected to the processing of payments for three large online poker rooms, a judge has disallowed the guilty plea.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/28/2012

Casino Hires Robert De Niro as Celebrity Flack

You talkin' to me?

A casino in South Korea hopes you'll be listening!

The Paradise Walker-Hill Casino in Seoul, South Korea, has announced that it has hired actor Robert De Niro to serve as a paid celebrity spokesman for the casino.

The casino, which is South Korea's oldest and is open to foreigners only--meaning no South Koreans are allowed in--is located in the Sheraton Walker-Hill Hotel, a luxury hotel in Seoul that is popular with tourists and foreign business people.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/28/2012

Some Forms of Internet Gambling Could Take Place in Delaware

Delaware Governor Jack Markell said on Wednesday that an expansion of gambling in his small state is possible, include Internet gambling.

Delaware's Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 is the piece of legislation in question.

From NewsWorks.org

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/28/2012

Tribes Opposed to Some Language in California Internet Poker Bill

A bill to legalize Internet poker in the state of California is meeting some resistance from state tribes.

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Last month, the California Tribal Business Alliance issued the following statement: 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/28/2012

PPA Applauds the Fraternal Order of Police for Its Support of Regulating U.S. Online Poker

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today applauded the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for publicly expressing their support of a regulated U.S. online poker market.

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Submitted by Guest on, Mar/28/2012

Merge Gaming Expected to Take Over Number 7 Spot Next Week

Merge Gaming, which has been clinging onto the number 8 spot of most trafficked online poker rooms in the world for the past few months, is likely to become the 7th largest as early as next week.

Merge and Winamax.fr were essentially in a dead heat for the number 7 spot though Winamax’s 24 hour peak traffic was still greater than that of the Merge network, which hosts a handful of Gambling911.com sponsor card rooms including Lock Poker, Carbon Poker, PDC and Aced.com. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/28/2012

Alderney Gaming Control Commission Publishes External Review of Full Tilt Poker

The Alderney Gaming Control Commission (AGCC) has published an independent external review of its investigation leading up to the revocation of Full Tilt Poker’s license last summer.

Full Tilt Poker was named in a US-Government indictment April 15, 2011.  Executives from the beleaguered firm were charged with money laundering and bank fraud.  Accounts connected to FTP were frozen.  The company has not paid customers for nearly a year now. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/28/2012

Betfair to Introduce New Brand: Enters Fixed-Odds Market

The world’s largest betting exchange, Betfair, has announced its intention to enter the lucrative fixed-odds market. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/28/2012

Sportingbet Enters Partnership With Foxwoods Resort Casino

Sportingbet is now in advanced discussions with land-based operator Foxwoods Resort Casino about providing it with an online platform for intrastate poker and casino games over the coming months, such as in Connecticut, as part of a joint venture, according to a report in This Is London.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2012

888.com Reports Full Year Earnings Nearly Doubling

(Reuters) - British online gaming company 888 Holdings' full-year earnings  nearly doubled, helped by strong growth of its casino and poker offering, and the company named Brian Mattingley as chief executive.

The company, which operates 888 casino, poker, sport and bingo brands, said it planned to invest in several newly regulated markets across Europe and the United States.

More Britons prefer to stay at home, watching TV and gambling online, updates from consumer-facing companies showed, amid fears that the UK will slip back into recession.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2012

Substance Abuse Linked More Heavily to Internet Gambling

A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, has attempted to link Internet gambling with substance abuse and the findings are staggering.  This is Jagajeet Chiba reporting for Gambling911.com. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/27/2012

Second Man Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars Indictment

John Campos, the former vice-chairman of a Utah bank that processed payments for online poker firms Full Tilt.

Poker, UB.com and PokerStars has plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2012

Daniel Negreanu: ‘I’d Rather Teach My Kids Poker Over Chess’

Outspoken poker pro Daniel Negreanu didn’t mince words when he tweeted in regard to why he would teach his kids how to play poker over chess.  No it’s not about the money that can be won playing poker.

I'd rather teach my kids poker over chess so they can learn a more diverse skill set, improving math and social skills.

Negreanu’s social skills have sometimes come into question.  Just two weeks ago, he referred to Full Tilt Poker head Ray Bitar as a “weasel”.  In the past he has called female poker pro Annie Duke a “c***”.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/27/2012

WMS Industries Latest to Apply for Nevada Internet Poker License

Casino game maker WMS Industries announced Tuesday it has applied for an Internet gambling license in the state of Nevada.  The Silver State became the first to legalize intrastate online poker for real money with the potential to expand beyond its borders should federal legislation be passed.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/27/2012

Sportingbet Looking to Re-enter US Market After Paying Fine to US Government

Reuters was reporting that Sportingbet, one of Europe’s biggest online gambling firms, has made a final payment of $6 million to the U.S. Justice Department, as per a settlement reached in 2010 over alleged illegal Internet gambling, and said that it was exploring opportunities to re-enter the market.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2012

Sportingbet to Appeal Spanish Injunction

* Expects licence from Spanish gaming regulator by May 25

(Reuters) - British online gaming firm Sportingbet Plc said it would appeal an injunction against it sought by Spanish casino group Codere, aimed at restricting online betting and gaming in that country.

In December, the Spanish company had sought several injunctions against companies operating in the online betting and gaming industry citing unfair competition before licences under new laws were about to be issued.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2012

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