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888Poker Up 128 Percent, Climbs As Well

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/16/2011

CEO of Ceasar’s Gary Loveman: “I do Believe There’s a Will in Congress to Correct This (UIGEA)”

In an interview over the weekend with the Financial Times of London, Ceasar’s CEO Gary Loveman said he feels legalized Internet poker will be inevitable in the very near future. 

“We’ve had in the United States this bizarre situation where it has been legal for Americans over (the age of) 21 to play poker online but illegal for American companies to provide that service.  I can’t think of another example where there is something an American can buy but no American entity can provide.  It’s a very unusual situation and that’s what we’ve been through for some time.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/16/2011

Sportingbet Trading on London Stock Exchange Suspended

One of the largest online sports betting firms in the world, Sportingbet, has suspended trading on the London Stock Exchange.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/16/2011

Harry Reid Wants Online Poker Legalized This Year

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/15/2011

Jockey Club $10 Million Marketing Free-to-Play Horse Racing Mock Betting Site, Social Networking

The free-to-play poker site model has proven huge and now the horse racing sector is looking to capitalize with the Jockey Club’s $10 million marketing commitment.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/15/2011

Forget Italy Cash Games: Online Casinos Generating $2.2 Billion Per Year

With Italy now the biggest online poker market in Europe thanks to 24 hour a day cash games, its online casino sector seems to be getting ignored.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/15/2011

PartyPoker Wins Battle for Number Two But War Continues

It didn’t take long but PartyPoker has once again claimed the number two spot among the largest online poker rooms.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/15/2011

Court Won’t Return Seized Domain Names: Says No Hardship Caused

A federal judge has refused to return the domain name of a Spanish company accused of violating copyright law.

Earlier this year US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized the domain name owned by Spanish firm Puerto 80 along with several other Web addresses.  Puerto 80 was the only defendant to file a petition in the court, claiming the action was seriously damaging its business.

The judge disagreed, claiming the seizure has caused no significant hardship.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2011

Spread No-Limit Poker: Dougherty Gang Bank Robber Stripped Naked for Poker Games

An alleged bank robber, Lee Grace Dougherty, reportedly stripped naked for “modeling gigs” at area poker games, according to reports.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/14/2011

Top 10 Gambling Nations: By Gaming Losses

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/13/2011

Australian Online Gambling Affiliates Come Under Scrutiny

Paddy Power-owned Sportsbet is being accused of keeping its affiliate arrangement secret.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/12/2011

Zynga Poker Makes its Google+ Debut in Battle With Facebook Over Online Gaming

The biggest free poker site online for Texas Hold’em fans, Zynga, has made its Google+ debut along with Angry Birds. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/11/2011

Alabama Vote Selling Gambling Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdicts

Jurors acquitted or failed to reach a verdict on all charges involving a much publicized Alabama gambling political corruption case. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/11/2011

Haseeb Qureshi Responds Following Cheating Scandal

After released talented poker coach Haseeb Qureshi from his duties this week, Qureshi took to his blog to explain his transgressions.

The poker instructor was found to be using the account of a notorious cheat, Jose “Girah” Macedo as was pro Daniel “jungleman12” Cates.  Macedo admitted to cheating players out of a five-figure amount from his Lock Poker account (Lock has since locked it and booted Macedo). 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/11/2011

Trailer Park Housewives of Las Vegas to Debut Soon

Producers are casting for an upcoming reality television show called “Trailer Park Housewives” and it will center prominently (or not so prominently) in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Aug/11/2011

Las Vegas Hilton Goes Into Default

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/10/2011

Unibet 2011 First Half Numbers Falls 11 Percent

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/10/2011

Is The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2011

Cleopatra Pays Over 21000 euros in Sanremo Casino

A couple from Turin hit the jackpot for 21,404 euros in Turin in Sanremo while playing the Cleopatra slots. live casino
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The bride selected Cleopatra and it was later revealed this same slot machine previously paid out another lucrative jackpot.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/06/2011

Online Gambling Approved in Greece as Part of Reform Bill

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/06/2011

Absolute Poker Payouts Increasing in Canada, Europe as Full Tilt Poker Players Get Shafted

In an ironic twist, some European and Canadian customers left hanging by Full Tilt Poker’s abrupt closure on June 29 may be heading to Absolute Poker

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/06/2011

Deck Media, Slot-O-Cash Online Casinos Leave US Market…And Good Riddance

Yet more dramas for igaming companies who have targeted the US.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Aug/05/2011

Breaking News

Stock Futures Slip: Bookmaker Offers Over, Under on 25300

Stock Futures Slip: Bookmaker Offers Over, Under on 25300

U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night amidst civil unrest across the United States.

Former Police Chief Val Demings Second Shortest Odds in Veep Stakes

Former Police Chief Val Demings Second Shortest Odds in Veep Stakes

Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings is fast becoming one of the favorites to join the ticket along side the presumed Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Poker World Reacts to US Civil Unrest

Poker World Reacts to US Civil Unrest

It's the worst civil unrest in the US since 1968 and poker players have been offering their varying perspectives.