Gambling News

James Packer Could Still Prove a Savior to Las Vegas

JAMES PACKER will be reviewing Las Vegas gaming revenue for the second time in five months, though he might be disturbed by what he sees.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/08/2009

Sports Betting in New Jersey a Realistic Possibility

""The bad side of this particular lawsuit (iMEGA, et al v. Holder, et al) is if they're successful, gambling can actually spread around the other different states," he notes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

NCAA Continues to Get Lambasted for Gambling Hypocrisies

The NCAA doesn't like gambling.  We know that.  Yet in recent days the NCAA  has been called out for its apparent softened stance on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

Will PartyGaming Come Back to the US?

The news that PartyGaming had finally settled with the US Government quickly turned to talk of the company re-entering the US market.  Approximately 80 percent of its customer base was from the Un

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

UFC 97 Sponsorship Confirmed by UltimateBet Poker Room

The world's seventh busiest online poker room, UltimateBet.com, has earned sponsorship rights to upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship 97 (UFC 97), the company informed Gambling911.com on Tuesday

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/07/2009

Somach: Fantasy Tweets From Our Favorite Poker Stars

In recent days, two top poker professionals have begun regularly disseminating their thoughts via Twitter, the latest E-method of instant communication.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Apr/07/2009

Ron Paul Campaign Worker Steve Bierfeldt Harassed at Airport

A Ron Paul campaign worker, Steve Bierfeld, was detained and harassed at the St.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Stocks Rally Following PartyGaming Settlement Deal

Following news that PartyGaming had settled with the US Government to avoid future prosecution, the online gambling sector, which lost significant market share since late 2006, began to rally on Tu

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/07/2009

Dikshit Gets Short End of the Stick

With news announced Tuesday that PartyGaming had entered into a settlement agreement with the US Government to avoid future prosecution, one cannot help but question if co-founder, Anurag Dikshit,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

PartyGaming Will Avoid US Prosecution

Online gambling firm, PartyGaming, has clinched a deal with US authorities that would ensure it avoids prosecution according to the Guardian Newspaper on Tuesday. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Betting on 2009 US Masters Golf Will be Lucrative for Bookies

Lying nudged between the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and the Kentucky Derby is the US Masters Golf Tournament.  Tame by comparison, betting on the 2009 US Masters Golf is expected to generate

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Allen Stanford Expects to be Indicted in Two Weeks

International financier and Antigua's biggest banker, Allen Stanford, said in an interview Monday that he anticipates being indicted within the next two weeks.  Stanford cried, denied and threaten

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/06/2009

The Internet Gaming Council Spent Over $2.0 Mil Lobbying for Online Gambling

The Internet Gaming Council (IGC) has been mighty busy in the last two years.  Since 2006, when it spent a mere quarter million dollars lobbying the online gambling industry, the IGC has come clos

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/06/2009

Baseball is Hurt Because It's Not a Betting Sport

The calendar says this weekend is opening day, even if I can still see my breath.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/06/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Hearing to be Held Tuesday: A Problem for NCAA?

The first state and second smallest in the U.S., Delaware, is about to determine whether sports betting will be legalized. 

On Tuesday, the House Gaming Committee will hold a formal hearing on the bill.

It would expand gaming by authorizing sports betting and adding additional locations for gaming than the existing "racinos."

The hearing will be open to the public and residents can comment on the bill before it is voted on.



Leading up to the hearing, protests have been organized against legalized sports betting. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/06/2009

Ban on Bottled Water, Louisiana Florists and Online Gambling Most Absurd

The Hawaii Reporter featured a great piece this week on some of the dumbest product bans of the past year, among them online poker, though officially online poker found itself technically "ban

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/05/2009

Facebook Helps Fuel the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Craze

With over 200 million active users, if Facebook were a country, it would rank eighth in population just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.  What better place to fuel the latest Texas Hold ‘Em P

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/05/2009

Crown Casino Won’t be Taking Stake in Las Vegas Project

Australia's Crown Casino has denied media reports that it plans to take a stake in the troubled City Center development in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2009

Australian Communications Director Stephen Conroy Under Fire

The row over Australian Communication Director Stephen Conroy's remarks against Internet Service Provider iiNet continued through the weekend with extensive press coverage. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/04/2009

Poker Pro Amarillo Slim Speaks Out About His Darkest Moment

It seems these days, whenever professional poker player Amarillo Slim is in the news, it's usually not for something good.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2009

Aussie Gambling Reforms Close to Collapse

THE revolutionary reform of Victoria's $5-billion-a-year gambling industry, which would end Tatts and Tabcorp's duopoly control of pokies by handing ownership to venues, is on the brink of collapse

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/03/2009

Online Poker: Microgaming Poker Moves Into Number 8 Spot

PokerSiteScout.com has now moved Microgaming poker into the number 8 spot of online poker rooms/networks after the long established South African softwa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

Jenny Woo: Damned If I Do, Damned if I Don’t

So on the cab ride back to the airport in Amsterdam my boss and agent tell me point blank "The ‘new' Jenny is a bore". 

Huh?

"New Jenny" as in the one who showed up back at the hotel room at 2 am and woke up before 6 am to catch the long morning flight back home.  No security guards with bolt cutters having to break through my door to wake me out of my coma this year.  No getting lost trying to find out which of the hotels that began with the letter "R" I was staying in.  No playing comatose third wheel to some bizarre undesired gay tryst in our hotel room. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Apr/03/2009

Australia’s Communication Minister Senator Stephen Conroy Worst Ever

Australian Communications Minister and Senator Stephen Conroy has continued to make waves as his crusade to filter out the Internet from the evils of porn, online poker, religion, YouTube links and

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/03/2009

Gambling News: Maine Looks to Amend Gambling Device Statutes

Following the controversies involving Kentucky and its attempts to seize some 141 online gambling domain names, the state of Maine has apparently embarked on changing its gambling device statutes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

Final Four: Most Bets On Connecticut

The UConn Huskies were not the favorites to win the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship early on, but sports bettors overwhelmingly believe that Connecticut will easily cover the -4 spread vers

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

Texas Poker Bill Passes Out of House Committee

A bill to legalize poker in Texas has passed out of the House committee that oversees gambling issues. 
Rep.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/03/2009

UltimateBet Latest Poker Room to Take on the UFC

UltimateBet.com, the popular online poker room and world's 7th largest, on Thursday announced a sponsorship deal with UFC fighter and rising wel

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

More NCAA Schools Open to Gambling Ads

USA Today featured an interesting article on Thursday related to how the NCAA and colleges in general were beginning to really push the envelope when it comes to sports marketing.  In particular,

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

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.