Gambling News

Hopeful Signs from Full Tilt Poker: Rakeback Begins Hitting US Player Accounts

In some good news, rakeback began showing up in the accounts of Full Tilt Poker US customers Friday morning. 

Still, the company is yet to begin paying out these customers.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/20/2011

Lottery Millionaire Kills Landlord Over Eviction

A Michigan lottery millionaire killed his daughter's landlord over her eviction, Detroit police say. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2011

Sky City Group Plans To Build Casino In Darwin; Aussie Casino Wars May Escalate

Sky City Casino has released previously top secret plans for a 50 million dollar resort - casino featuring villas which could cost as much as two thousand dollars a night.

The flashy integrated resort is to be built next to the current land based casino site, at Little Mindil, with the company also looking at the operation of a corporate jet to shuttle VIP whales between Asian cities and Darwin.

The Chief Minister Paul Henderson says it's fantastic news for the Territory.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, May/20/2011

Nevada Online Poker Bill Unanimously Approved

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/20/2011

Fallout From Costa Rica Raids Continues

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/19/2011

Casinos Reopening in Tunica Following Record Floods

The Gold Strike Casino was among three properties that began opening for business this week following two weeks of record flooding from a swollen Mississippi River

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/19/2011

Gold Strike Casino Reopens in Tunica

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2011

QuickTender / UseMyWallet Funds Not Going Through in US

QuickTender / UseMyWallet has stopped sending funds to US players. 

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2011

Gambling, Tobacco, Firearms and Dairy No Longer Taboo Subjects at Facebook

Facebook, the powerful social media website, has reportedly loosened its policy on promotions around gambling, tobacco, dairy, age, residency and firearms. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/18/2011

Paddy Power Kicks Off The Year Up 21 Percent

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/18/2011

MGM China IPO Price at $3.6 Billion

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/17/2011

Odds on the Next President of France: Dominique Strauss Kahn 10/1

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/17/2011

Howard Lederer Vegas Home Worth $2.9 Million

The mansion purchased by Full Tilt Poker bigwig pro rep Howard Lederer is a rare commodity in Las Vegas these days.  It actually went up in value since being purchased last year. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/17/2011

Gambling911.com Removes Absolute Poker, UB.com Ad Banners

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/17/2011

Bellagio Bandit May Have Robbed Suncoast Casino

The so-called Bellagio Bandit, Anthony Carleo, may be facing charges in connection with a robbery at the Suncoast Casino in Las Vegas. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/16/2011

Former NBA Star Charles Oakley Sues Over Alleged Beat Down at Aria Casino

Charles Oakley claims he was wrestled and punched by Aria Casino security, causing possible permanent disablement

Former New York Knicks All Star and current Charlotte Bobcats Assistant Coach Charles Oakley is suing the Aria Casino over an alleged “gang style beat down” he says he endured on that property.  The casino is owned by MGM Resorts International and located at the newly constructed City Center.

From the Associated Press:

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, May/15/2011

Online Poker Addictive, More Dangerous to College Students

Addiction specialist says “good riddance” to online poker

Submitted by Ace King on, May/15/2011

Galaxy Casino Opens in Macau: Price Tag $2 Billion

With a price tag of just $2 billion (that’s with a “b”), the extravagant Galaxy Casino opened in Macau, the world’s largest gambling Mecca.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/15/2011

For Las Vegas Sands, the House Edge is Geographical Diversity

The entire article from the Daily Finance can be read here

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2011

Facebook Casino Firm DoubleDown Interactive Reaches 1.2M

Submitted by Ace King on, May/15/2011

Strong Earthquakes Hits Online Gambling Hub of Costa Rica: Some Damage Reported

(Associated Press) SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) —A magnitude-6 earthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no immediate reports damage or injuries, said Juan de Dios Castillo, spokesman for Seismological and Volcanic Institute. He said there were reports of fallen objects but none of major damages to buildings.

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2011

Doyle Brunson Leaves DoylesRoom.com (a Gambling911.com Exclusive)

The legendary poker pro and dear friend of this website, Doyle Brunson, has left DoylesRoom.com, Gambling911.com can report exclusively.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/13/2011

PokerStars Returns More Than $100 Million to Players

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2011

Betsson Acquires BetSafe.com in €60m deal

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/13/2011

Breaking News

Online Poker Could be Coming to Indiana

Online Poker Could be Coming to Indiana

Indiana state Senator Jon Ford, a Republican member from Terre Haute, has introduced a bill that would permit the expansion of online gamlbing in the Hoosier State should it pass.

Bragg Gaming Launches With Betway

Bragg Gaming Launches With Betway

ORYX Gaming, a Bragg Gaming Group company ( TSXV: BRAG, OTC:BRGGF ), announced today that its entire RGS portfolio has gone live with leading global online sports betting and casino operator Betway via their market-leading ORYX Hub platform. Betway is licensed in several key jurisdictions. 

Payments Crucial to Ongoing Growth of US Online Sports-Betting Market

Payments Crucial to Ongoing Growth of US Online Sports-Betting Market

Quickly and easily receiving payouts of winnings is the most important factor for U.S. sports bettors when selecting an online sportsbook, and prioritized by 37% of players, according to research released today by Paysafe, a leading integrated payments platform. The latest All the Ways Players Pay report also suggests that offering digital wallets and other alternative payment methods allows sportsbooks to overcome the challenge of card declines.