Gambling News

2009 NBC Heads Up Poker Championship Lineup Announced

Which poker players will be playing in this year's NBC Heads Up Poker Championship? has the list below. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/25/2009

The Grasshopper in Amsterdam Does Not Want Americans


Each year, hundreds of chirpy online gambling professionals descend upon Amsterdam to participate in the Casino Affiliate Convention. of course recognizes that few if anyone will remember anything that was discussed at the conference itself.  The event is more of a networking function where friends can gather and do things they might not normally do at home such as smoke canibus and have sex with women on display behind red lit windows. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/24/2009

Poker Host Joins the Cake Poker Network today announced the worldwide launch of their online poker room on the Cake Poker Network. Since their inaugural launch in 2004.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/24/2009

Bookies Lose £1million After Fans Bet Against Own Team

UK bookies took quite a hit this week after a cash-strapped Weymouth team lost to Rushden and Diamonds a score of 9-0.  Punters anticipated the results after it was learned that their

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/24/2009

California Poker Summit to Take Place in Mid May

Anxious to get into the online poker market, California representatives will take part in a state poker summit to be scheduled some time in Mid May.  The website is expected to debut in the next f

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/23/2009

Pennsylvania Fighting Over Video Poker

Top government officials in the State of Pennsylvania are feuding over video poker.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/23/2009

CAP Rift Could Devastate Online Gambling Affiliate Stability

Co-founder of Casino Affiliate Program (CAP), Lou Fabiano, has come out swinging against his business partner in the venture, Warren Jolly.  He accused Jolly on Monday of trying to take over

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/23/2009

Oscar Betting a Hit: Ratings Up

The 2009 Oscars provided quite a betting revenue boost for online gambling websites.  The event is traditionally the 3rd most wagered on of the year and that probably won't change in 20

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/23/2009

MGM Mirage, Bally’s, Wynn, Harrah’s Lose Out During Tough Times

Las Vegas is hurting during these rough economic times.  Hotels on the strip have drastically slashed room rates in an effort to compete.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/23/2009

Underbelly Series to Continue Says Channel Nine Exec

In its second season, Australia's Underbelly franchise has witnessed massive viewership.  More than 2 million people tune in nightly.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/22/2009

California Legislators Would Speak to About Online Poker

Sources close to have reported that legislators in California are so intent on legalizing online poker in that troubled state they are looking to attend an upcoming i-Gaming confere

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/21/2009

Theo Jorgensen Wins Boxing Match: Gus Hansen Puts Up Good Fight

While poker pro Theo Jorgensen was declared the winner in Saturday's much ballyhooed Denmark clash with Gus Hansen, many in the poker community who watched the bout online believed that Hansen shou

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/21/2009

European Union Must Solve Its Own Online Gambling Dilemma

The European Union has launched an investigation into U.S. action related to its clampdown on European online gambling operators, most of whom volunteered to exit the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/21/2009

NRL Club Launches BunnyBet Bookmaker Website Venture

What's not to like about a site calling itself  Actually, the link redirects to the website as part of the latest NRL club joint v

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/21/2009

Jon Kyl Agrees With Barney Frank Regarding Bank Nationalization

Republican Senator Jon Kyl and Democratic House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank remain on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to legalizing online gambling.  Kyl calls

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/20/2009

Oscars Vegas Odds – You Will Need to Bet Online

Las Vegas has posted odds on the Oscars.  The one catch:  You can't place actual money bets.  That's right, Oscars Vegas odds are just that, odds rendered useless, especially since they have no

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/20/2009

Barney Frank to Push Repeal on Internet Gambling Ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democratic lawmaker will push legislation this year to repeal a U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/20/2009

Vantis Will be Receivers for Stanford International Bank

The same receivers placed in charge to manage the liquidation of online gambling firm, BetonSports, will now oversee the Stanford International Bank crisis in Antigua. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/20/2009

Australia’s Save the Internet Campaign Continues

If you have been reading over the past couple of months, you're well aware of the precedent that may be set in a country that could be sent into the Dark Age, just behind North Kore

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/20/2009

Bodog Faces Civil Contempt Charges in Las Vegas Court

March 5, 2009, exactly 11 years to the date that 21 online gambling operators were indicted for violation of an obscure 1963 "Wire Act" and it is this day that Bodog officers will need to

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/20/2009

James Packer Macau Casinos Mentioned in Bribe Case

Two casinos owned by Australian mogul, James Packer, were mentioned in court documents related to bribery allegations against a former Macau government official,

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/19/2009

Aubrey O’Day Tells G911 Ex Poker Beau David Williams Nice Guy

She referred to his foot fetish as "weird" and a "little scary" in a radio interview this week but this month's Playboy model and fashionista, Aubrey O'Day, insisted to Gambling

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Feb/19/2009

Federal Judge Orders Forfeiture of $10 Mil From Bodog

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/19/2009

Online Gambling Disaster Avoided in Midst of Stanford Bank Debacle

Unscrupulous payment processors, stringent new U.S. banking laws and one man's religious position related to gambling may have been enough to avert a catastrophe in the online gambling sector.

The industry it seems has learned from past mistakes not to keep all its eggs in one basket, a good thing considering Antigua's largest bank may be on the verge of folding.  Assets are now frozen in Stanford International Bank following an FBI investigation.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/19/2009

Antigua Freezes Assets in Stanford International Bank

Much as they did when one of the world's largest online gambling firms, BetonSports, shut down under investigation nearly three years ago, the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua has froze all assets

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/19/2009

Another NRL Club Partners Up With Bookmaker

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/19/2009

Antigua Plan of Action to Preserve Financial Stability

ST JOHN'S, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Antigua and Barbuda's minister of finance and economy said on Wednesday the twin-island Caribbean state was scrambling to shore up its banking system after potentially

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/19/2009

Allen Stanford Fraud Case Could Mar Online Gambling Hub

The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua has done most things right.  They have cooperated with other international governments in order to ensure their banks were in compliance as a means of cracking

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/18/2009

Poker Pro David Williams Goes From Grey to Gay

The grannies I've loved before won't go down without a fight...even if their little stud muffin was photographed kissing the latest Playboy model.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Feb/18/2009

Breaking News

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Poker Pro Accused of Collusion, Sportsbook Inks DC Deal

Just days after another popular poker pro was accused of cheating, news broke that Anton Wigg is claiming Mikita Badziakouski of Colluding in the $10K WSOP Circuit Event.

North Korea Accused of Cyber Attacks on Crypto Exchanges

The Justice Department has accused a network of North Korean and Chinese citizens of secretly advancing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program by channeling at least $2.5 billion in illicit payments through hundreds of front companies.

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Is Draftkings Sportsbook Legal From Louisiana?

Draftkings does not accept customers from the great state of Louisiana.  A number of other top online sportsbooks are accessible from the state, including Jazz Sports, which is offering a generous welcome bonus with a maximum of $1000.