Gambling News

Microgaming Online Casinos Pulling out of US Market

Reports have surfaced that Microgaming, one of the largest providers of online casinos, will no longer allow US players. 

The company had previously pulled its poker network out of the US market following attempts by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to seize several dozen online gambling-related domain names.  Some Microgaming casinos continued to operate in states where the activity was not specifically deemed illegal. 

The move appears to have coincided with a crackdown against the three largest US-facing Internet poker rooms on April 15.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2011

Online Poker Sites That Still Take US Customers Surge

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/26/2011

Level Media Grabs CostaBingo.com Account

Online gaming firm Mandalay Media Group retains iGaming marketing firm for development of exciting new brands and new business ventures

London, United Kingdom – April 26, 2011– Following its work on the newly launched FancyBingo.com and the well established and highly successful CostaBingo.com, owners Mandalay Media Group has announced the appointment of Level Media in a long term deal.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/26/2011

UB.com Absolute Poker Contemplate Next Move

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/25/2011

Poker “Snitch” Daniel Tzvetkoff Bankrupt and in Witness Protection Program

The man who helped take down Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com is bankrupt and stuck in a US witness protection program.

Daniel Tzvetkoff, the 25-year-old Australian wiz kid profiled on Gambling911.com just hours before the April 15, 2011 bust went down, is profiled in even more lurid details on the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald Monday by Cosima Marriner.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/24/2011

UB.com: We Want You After All US Players, But Is It Russian Roulette?

Following the crackdown on UB.com and two other online poker enterprises last week, all three companies abandoned the US market…..or sort of.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2011

Australian Gambling News Easter Special

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/24/2011

UB.com Reps Encouraging US Players to Enter Cash Games

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/23/2011

Online Gambling Zealot Spencer Bachus Lets District Down

Spencer Bachus Votes Against Derivative Regulations Against Best Interest of District in Agony

The man who hates online poker and other forms of Web gambling, Spencer Bachus, who also acts as the House Financial Services Committee, is helping to exasperate the agony of his district of Jefferson County.  This is the claim of Joe Nocera of the New York Times

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/23/2011

PokerStars Shills on the Defensive

UNDER APPARENT ORDERS NOT TO DISCUSS BUSTS

It's a conspiracy!

Or is it?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/22/2011

Australia to Crack Down on Internet Gambling

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/22/2011

Globe and Mail Intimate Look at PokerStars Founder

The Globe and Mail released quite a fascinating look at the man behind PokerStars, Israeli-born (or perhaps Canadian-born) Isai Scheinberg.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/22/2011

Land-based Poker Rooms Report Modest Increases Since Online Poker Crackdown

With last week’s crackdown on the three biggest online poker rooms, some of the biggest beneficiaries have been the Vegas card rooms.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Apr/22/2011

Australian Underbelly: Razor

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/22/2011

Antigua says U.S. Online Poker Shutdown was Illegal

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2011

Absolute Poker, UB.com Issues Statement Regarding Indictments

Absolute Poker, including the UB (formerly Ultimate Bet) brand, hereafter "Absolute Poker," issued the following statement today:

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2011

Many Dead in Karachi Gambling Club Explosion

At least 16 people were killed and 40 others wounded after a bomb went off in one of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest gambling clubs Thursday night. 

According to CNN International, Raja Umar Khitab, a senior police official in Karachi, said the bomb was placed under a table at the club and consisted of at least 2 kg (about 4.5 pounds) of explosive material. The blast made a crater at the site, he added.

The explosion happened in the port city's Ghass Mandi section, police spokesman Muhammad Saleem said.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/21/2011

Interpol Will Not Detain Execs of Indicted Online Poker Companies in Costa Rica

Indicted officials working for PokerStars and UB.com living and working in Costa Rica will not have to worry about being detained by Interpol. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/21/2011

William Hill Shares Jump on Strong Start to the Year

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/21/2011

Is Full Tilt Poker Being Asked to Break the Law Again?

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/20/2011

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

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.