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Cowboys Loss, Patriots Not Making Playoffs Saves Bookies

With the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots both being early favorites to win the 2009 Super Bowl, it is estimated that nearly half the future bets placed on the big game have already been los

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/28/2008

Utah Says No To Online Gambling

The state of Utah doesn't even have a lottery let alone statewide casinos.  But with a failing economy, those within Utah fear that online gambling could be adopted as a way of boosting the state'

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/28/2008

South Korea: Internet Gambling Charges Up 700 Percent

This year, 1,681 people have been charged with illegal gambling over the Internet in South Korea compared to just 248 this year.  The rationale behind this:  In a struggling economy desperate peo

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/26/2008

JetBlue Begins Flights to Costa Rica

The online gambling rich nation of Costa Rica will soon be able to enjoy the JetBlue experience.  The Central American nation is the largest employer in the North American Internet gambling sector

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/26/2008

BetFair Blamed for Exposing Gambling to Children

Angry Aussies have expressed disgust over BetFair, the world's largest online betting exchange, claiming that the firm's cricket ads were

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/26/2008

UltimateBet Cereus Poker Respond to Hellmuth Payout Error

Tokwiro Enterprises ("Tokwiro") issued the following statement today, concerning the correction of a winning hand played on the CEREUS Poker Network on Saturday, December 20, 2008.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/23/2008

Wynn's Encore Opens This Week in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/23/2008

Gambling Industry Not Recession Proof We Learn

The top story in 2008 according to, the thinking that the casino industry is "recession proof" is no longer true and, unfortunately

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/23/2008

Fire at The Monte Carlo Ranks Among Top 10 Stories of 2008

When the famed Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas caught fire last January, it was deja vu for Sin City who experienced one of the worst hotel fires in history during the 1980's with the MGM Hotel trag

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/23/2008

Antigua Sees Increase in Gaming Licensing Up 100 Percent

Director of Gaming, Kaye McDonald told the Antigua Sun the Financial Services Regulatory Commission is in the midst of processing and reviewing inquiries from entities interested in becoming licens

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/23/2008

Poker Players Alliance Lashes Out At PartyGaming Exec

The Poker Players Alliance has finally spoken out about Anurag Dikshit, founder and shareholder in PartyGaming, and his deci

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/22/2008

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth in Online Poker Hand Scandal

The popular posting forum has been screaming for the head of celebrity spokesperson, Phil Hellmuth. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/22/2008

Dennis Phillips: Life After The 2008 WSOP Final Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with 3rd place finisher at this year's World Series of Poker final, Dennis Phillips, to discuss what he's

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/22/2008

PartyGaming Founder May Not Be Out Of Woods Yet

The online gambling sector was a little stunned last week when news first broke on sites such as that PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit, pled guilty to illegal Internet gamblin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/22/2008

Common Currency Likely in Costa Rica, Central America

Central American leaders are pledging to create a joint credit fund and promote fiscal stability to cope with the effects of the world financial meltdown.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/22/2008

Dikshit Prison Term Like Time At Resort Compared to India Jails

Anurag Dikshit, a co-founder of PartyGaming, pled guilty last week to illegal Internet gambling and agreed to cooperate with the U.S.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Dec/22/2008

Merge Poker Network Likely to Pass Bodog Poker

The Merge Poker Network, which includes its flagship brand Wass Poker could be on its way to surpassing Bodog Pok

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/21/2008

New England Patriots Huge Win A No Win For Bookies

The online bookies couldn't win with the Arizona Cardinals vs. New England Patriots game no matter what line they came up with.

"My personal favorite, and the public loves them too, New England -8 against an Arizona team that can't win on the East Coast,"'s own Carrie Stroup predicted coming into this game. "(The Cardinals) will be facing brutal weather conditions and really has nothing more to gain.  If this isn't a blowout - forget the 8 points - New England doesn't belong in the Playoffs."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/21/2008

Armed Robbery at the Sahara Hotel Poker Room in Vegas

Las Vegas police were investigating an armed robbery at the Sahara Hotel that took place just before 6 pm Friday evening.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/20/2008

Chino Rheem Wins Another Million at Poker Classic

It's been a great year for poker player David "Chino" Rheem.  Having finished 7th at this year's World Series of Poker and cashing out with $1.8 million, the 28-year old poker

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2008

Record Number of Bets Taken on UK White Christmas

The bookies should make out rather well this coming Christmas Day as a record number of bets were taken on whether there would be a white Christmas.

Don't count on it now.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/19/2008

Why an Online Card Room Folds

Internet poker room Zosoz (, which went out of business this week just two months after going online, most likely had cash flow problems that caused it to fold.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/19/2008

Leyden, Fleischaker Lauded for Kentucky Gambling Fight

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association has taken center stage in the fight to ensure online poker and sports betting become one's legal right.  Juggling a federal and state a

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/19/2008

Former Socceroos Captains Sanctioned for Game Bets

(Bloomberg) -- Former Socceroos captains Craig Moore and Kevin Muscat were among three A-League players sanctioned by Football Federation Australia for betting on games.

Queensland Roar skipper Moore and Melbourne Victory captain Muscat, who both had playing stints in Europe, were fined A$3,000 ($2,050) and a further A$2,000 suspended for betting on matches not involving their teams, the federation said.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/19/2008

Judge Jed Rackoff Presiding Over A. Dikshit Plea

We now know the name of the judge presiding over PartyGaming co-owner Anurag Dikshit's settlement with the US Government.  It's the honorable Judge Jed Rackoff.  For the 95 percent of Gambling911

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/18/2008

Annie Duke Stands By UltimateBet Poker In Wake of Scandal

Despite numerous rumors to the contrary, poker pro Annie Duke revealed to's own Jenny Woo this week that she is willing to continue to put her name behind

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/18/2008

Gambling911's Jenny Woo Voted Sexiest By GPWA and Hee Haw

GPWA Times Magazine has awarded our very own Jenny Woo an award for "Sexiest in the Online Gambling Industry".  She just barely nudged out reporters Carrie Stroup and Spa

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/18/2008

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at Odds With Attn. General Over Seminoles

Florida Governor Charlie Crist was working feverishly this week to have lawmakers approve an invalidated gambling deal with the Seminoles but Attorney General Bill McCollum says "Not so fast&q

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/18/2008

Billion Dollar Wakeup Call For Las Vegas

Glenn Haussman of Hotel Interactive spells it out:

"For the first time ever, the casino gaming industry is discovering they're subject to the same immutable laws as the rest of the hotel business. In what was widely proclaimed to be a recession-proof industry, casino gaming executives are suffering through a wake-up call of billion dollar proportions."

The numbers are staggering.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2008

Another Online Poker Room Bites The Dust

Online poker room Zosoz ( has abruptly shut down, just two months after it opened.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/18/2008

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Man Fatally Shot at Illegal Gambling Establishment

Man Fatally Shot at Illegal Gambling Establishment

A Long Beach, California man has died after being shot Friday at what is being called an “illegal gambling establishment” along the Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach.

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