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Carrie Stroup Will Play Strip Poker Online… But Has Her Limits

Like most Gambling911.com reporters, With the exception of the ravishing Jenny Woo, Carrie Stroup won't remove her clothing...at least not all of it.

Stroup is slated to play strip poker as part of a Players Only Online Casino March "economic stimulus" package that is sure to stimulate a few horny men.

But the buck will stop somewhere, says Carrie.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/07/2009

Poker Pro Layne Flack Charged With DUI

One of the most hated poker players, Layne Flack, has been charged with Driving While Under the Influence.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/07/2009

Cancun CAP Spring Break Hell

It's no secret that the drug violence in Mexico has gotten completely out of control. 

Mexico's rampant drug violence has put the issue of safety front and center for would-be vacationers, and put the country's publicity-sensitive tourism promoters on the defensive. Tens of thousands of foreign visitors are expected to hit Mexican beaches such as Cancun for spring break, which lasts through April. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/06/2009

France Caves Into EU Pressure: Will Legalize Online Gambling

France, which has long been against legalized online gambling, has finally conceded to European Union pressures.  The country announced Friday it's plans to open the marketplace for external onlin

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/06/2009

Vanessa Rousso Interview With Woo

Poker pro Vanessa Rousso took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo.  And boy is Ms.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/06/2009

Alabama Conservatives Look to Block Gambling Activity

Gambling911.com has obtained this preemptory bill by Senator Erwin of Alabama which looks to prevent any future expansion of gambling within the state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/06/2009

Costa Rica: Iron Maiden a Hit With Sportsbook Employees

Iron Maiden proved to be a huge hit with what was a near sell out crowd in Costa Rica this past week.  This heavy metal band has a massive world following.  In Costa Rica, which is home to more o

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/06/2009

Jenny Woo Wants to be Your Facebook Friend

Gambling911.com's lead reporter, Jenny Woo, has begun to actively update her Facebook page in recent days, which of course

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/06/2009

Playtech Moves Further Into Cryptologic’s Territory: Makes Marvel Deal

The announcement this week that Playtech had signed a licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment Inc. was perhaps as big a surprise as the powerful online casino software firm snatching competitor Cryptologic's biggest client, William Hill, right out from under their noses.  The new deal allows Playtech to use Marvel film properties such as The Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four in its branded games inventory.  Prior to this week, Cryptologic had the exclusive rights to the Marvel enterprise as so far as gaming goes. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/06/2009

Australia Online Gambling News: Gaming Minister Asleep at the Wheel?

A series of photographs seem to show Australia's Gaming and Racing Minister, Kevin Greene, taking a nap during a Parliament question period.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/05/2009

Ron Paul to Appear on CNN D.L. Hughley Breaks The News

Everybody's favorite 2008 Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, will be appearing this Saturday night on CNN's D.L.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Squatters Invade the Bodog Compound in Costa Rica

Once the site of extravagant parties, salacious hooker orgies and a high profile raid, the Bodog Compound is now on the market for around $6 million.  An attached home was included in the asking p

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2009

WagerProfits Drops CAP

One of the largest and most successful online gambling affiliate programs, WagerProfits, has dropped out of the Casino Affiliate Programs (CAP) certification platform and others may soon follow.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Barney Frank Wants Prosecutions, More..

Congressman Barney Frank, who would like the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act overturned as part of his extensive effort to stabilize the banking sector, outlined his agenda for the month o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Las Vegas Casinos to Be Nationalized?

With Las Vegas casinos drowning in a sea of debt, it may only be a matter of months before they are all bank owned.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/05/2009

Poker Pro Eric Cloutier Charged With Money Laundering, Felony Theft

(Associated Press) A nine-month investigation led to the arrest last Thursday of a Lafayette bar owner and former ice hockey player on charges including money laundering, racketeering, computer fraud and felony theft, state authorities said.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/05/2009

Former Billabong CEO Matthew Perrin Racked Up $1.7 Mil Gambling Debts

Billabong Chief Executive, Matthew Perrin, has left a trail of $28.2 million in unpaid bills to 20 unsecured creditors, according to a bankruptcy filing this week.

The lawyer-turned Web entrepreneur reported racked up over $1.7 million in gambling debts according to The Sydney Morning Herald.   His debts include those to Centrebet boss, Con Kafataris ($300,000) and a Flemington bookie, Frank Hudson ($160,000). 

Perrin has been in financial distress before, according to the Herald.  Ultimately he paid back his debts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/05/2009

Online Gambling, Sports Betting: Economy Having Little Effect

Gambling911.com spent a few days in the epicenter of online gambling this past week, Costa Rica.  There we visited five different offices and met with a few other industry folks as well.  The wor

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

US DoJ Rejects State Lottery Info Request by iMEGA

As first reported Tuesday afternoon on Gambling911.com, Nicholas Bagley, attorney for the US Department of Justice, indicated he will not consent to a request by iMEGA's legal team to inform the US

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2009

Bwin in Hot Water Over Affiliated Website's Unauthorized Broadcasts

John Leyden of the Register Newspaper reports that online bookie Bwin is funding a website that links to unauthorised live broadcasts of Premier League and other football matches. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/04/2009

Online Gambling Affiliate Programs Come Together to Take Charge

A group of 65 of the online gaming industry's largest operators and gambling affiliate programs have joined together to collaborate efforts to help ensure the online gaming industry will be manage

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/03/2009

DOJ Refuses to Hear of UIGEA Overblocking on State Lotteries

In following up on current developments in this area related to the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, there are several states which are now experiencing blocking of Internet based sales of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/03/2009

Centrebet Loses Out on International All Sports Deal

Australian privately owned wagering shop Sportsbet has taken a 12.3 percent stake in International All Sports, thus effectively knocking out Centrebet International Ltd.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/03/2009

Gambling911.com Reporter Crowned Miss Trashy Cyber Girl

Congratulations to Gambling911.com reporter, Anna Lexington, for being crowned Miss Trashy Cyber Girl for the month of February and she is still in the running for Miss Trashy Cyber Girl of the Yea

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/03/2009

Paddy Power Profits Predicted to Plunge

The luck of the Irish may be running out. 

Overnight, Gambling911.com had reported on the economic hardships facing Ireland in addition to one of the country's few bright spots - Paddy Power.  Ireland's largest bookmaker is one of the few groups expected to deliver a yield of 5.1 per cent in 2009, according to Goodbody projections. 

Monday came word that the bookmaking super power could be about to fall on some hard times itself.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/02/2009

Opportunity Awaits Online Gambling in Canada

More and more European online gambling firms are looking towards Canada as a means of breaking into a North American market that does not include the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/02/2009

BetCRIS Boss Dire(rhea) Advice to Belagio Hotel: I Hope You Go To S***!

The Las Vegas economy is hurting.  We all know this.  But one online gambling exec had this piece of advice to offer up:

"The Bellagio can go to s***!" BetCRIS boss, Mickey Richardson, lashed out when discussing the state of the economy with Gambling911.com this weekend.  He can care less that the famed Las Vegas property has had to slash its rates in order to compete with other strip hotels.  "If that's a five star hotel, the rating system is seriously skewed."

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/02/2009

James Packer, Crown Casino Help With Australia Fires

Media Man Greg Tingle (pictured with the Salvation Army) reports that James Packer and his Crown Casino have teamed up with the Salvation Army in an effort to help those affected by the Australian

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/01/2009

Ireland Bookmakers May Struggle in Midst of Potential Collapse

Much talk has focused on the Republic of Ireland being the most likely to abandon the Euro.  Ireland has taken quite a hit in recent months.  Could the country become the next Iceland?

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/01/2009

Uber Promoter Eddie A. Prepares for Iron Maiden Concert

He's hip, partied with Andy Warhol's Factory friends, and once lived a block down the street from Gambling911.com's Publisher.  Now he is Costa Rica's uber concert promoter welcoming acts the like

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/01/2009

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.