Gambling News

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

BetonSports Chief Was Facing Up to 20 Years: Will Now Cooperate

With BetonSports former CEO, David Carruthers, pleading guilty Wednesday in what the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/02/2009

Conroy Backtracks on Internet Censorship Policy

The Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy has been clarifying more details on his Internet censorship policy.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

Youbet.com extends, modifies stock buyback plan

Online gambling companyYoubet.com Inc. said Wednesday it has extended and modified its stock buyback plan and adopted a shareholder rights plan, something companies typically use

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

BetonSports.com CEO David Carruthers Pleads Guilty

David Carruthers, former BetonSports chief executive, pled guilty to Count 

One of the third superseding indictment in a St. Louis, Mo., court today. 

Mr. Carruthers agreed to not appeal provided that the sentence doesn't  exceed 33 months, which is under the terms of the agreement, as well as to not engage in United States-facing offshore gambling businesses during the time of supervised release or thereafter. 

Sentencing has been set for Friday, Oct. 2.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

JustBet.com Just Down… For Two Weeks

During the height of March Madness 2009, the Costa Rican-based Tradewinds post up arm, JustBet.com, has been down almost the entire time.

"Players who typically join ‘fly by night' outfits might be a little scared about this new brand, but in truth JustBet.com is associated with a group that's been offshore longer than most, around 15 years actually," says Payton O'Brien of Gambling911.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2009

Casino Stocks Up: Wynns, MGM Grand

While the news has been mostly bleak for the land-based casino sector, good news has come this week from Wall Street.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/01/2009

Florida Considers Legislation for Limit Poker

No limit hold em players in the state of Florida are holding their collective breaths in anticipation today as they await word of whether or not the game they love will soon be truly available at s

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

Delaware Governor Claims NFL Promotes Gambling

Delaware Governor, Jack Markell, claimed in a letter to NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, that the league already promotes gambling via television networks whose commentators refer to point spreads

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

Happy Birthday Barney Frank!

Online gambling's biggest ally, Barney Frank, is celebrating his 69th birthday today in style.  He's working! 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/31/2009

Internet Filtering Continues to be Hot Topic in Australia

The coverage related to Internet filtering in Australia continues to be a hot topic.  A report aired just the other night with some 377 plus people commenting on what was transpiring.   As Gambling911.com has been reporting, the Australian government, led by Communications Director Stephen Conroy, has been working to filter some 2000 plus websites they claim were "indecent" but as it turns out, a number of those sites were related to online poker, religion and politics.

One individual wrote:

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/31/2009

Amsterdam Online Gambling Affiliate Meeting Concerns

A "closed doors" meeting involving a few dozen online gambling affiliate operators during Amsterdam's Casino Affiliate Convention (www.cac2009.com) r

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/29/2009

EU Commission Concludes Investigation on US Internet Gambling

The European Commission has finalised its draft report following an investigation into United States measures affecting foreign suppliers of Internet gambling services.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/27/2009

iMEGA Chief Brennan Jr. on Fox: Talks Legalized Sports Betting

Joe Brennan, Jr., head of the online gambling industry trade organization, The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association ( www.imega.org ), appear

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2009

Australians Are The Biggest Gamblers In The World

A report out of Canada paints Australians as the biggest gambling degenerates in the world.  The report, obtained exclusively by The Sunday Telegraph, shows Australian and New Zealand gamblers sp

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/26/2009

Australian Website Blacklist Entries Blamed on Russian Mob

News began leaking out over the past several days of websites appearing as part of a 2000 plus "blacklist" aimed at blocking out child pornography and beastiality: Among them, online poke

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/26/2009

The Doyle Brunson Won’t Compete With Durr Poker Challenge

In the words of Marlon Brando when he was playing the Godfather, "How did we ever come to this?"  Good Googa Mooga, I never saw anything like the different comments about my "challe

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Mar/26/2009

Bookmaker.com Acquires BetJoint.com

BookMaker.com announced today its acquisition of BetJoint.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/26/2009

CAC2009 Amsterdam Expects 750 Plus Despite Recession

Having not slept for the past 48 hours, CAC2009 Amsterdam organizer, Marc Lesnick, was off to Europe this morning.  He is pleasantly surprised by the expected turnout considering the economic down

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/26/2009

Ping to Woo: Keep Your Scavenger Hands Off My Man

It's turning into a cat fight of epic proportion.  Marc Lesnick's girlfriend, Ping, responded to Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo's, announcement that she intended to

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/26/2009

Australia Blacklist May Cost Election

The controversy continues regarding Australia's leaked list of blacklisted websites which included, among others, the legal gambling enterprise, Betfair, as well as some online poker portals.

"We didn't know [about the ban]," said Betfair CEO Andrew Twaits.  "We've been licensed to operate in Australia for three years and have never received a complaint or any allegation that Betfair locally or globally is not allowed usage by Australians.  The global Betfair site is used by Australians every day."

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/25/2009

Breaking News

Polish Reality of Gaming Machines

In news and information services, we can see pictures where a police unit armed to the teeth in bulletproof vests enters metal containers with the inscription greengrocer, hidden rooms in shanty houses, small neighborhoo

Election Odds Turn

Election Odds Turn

Thursday afternoon's Drudge Report headline read "Election Odds Turn".

Online and Land Based Gaming Industries Spotlighted at Digital Conference

Online and Land Based Gaming Industries Spotlighted at Digital Conference

The SBC Digital Summit North America virtual trade show is to deliver a comprehensive examination of the current status of and future opportunities in both the online and land based U.S. gambling industry.