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PartyGaming Founder Denies Owning Suitcase Scandal Jet

Representatives speaking on behalf of PartyGaming co-founder, Ruth Parasol, have flatly denied that Great Britain's 79th richest woman had any ownership in a plane used to transport US$8

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Dikshit is Fully Cooperating With US Authorities

The Financial Times is reporting that PartyGaming founder Anurag Dikshit has appeared in the Southern

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Grand Prive Casinos – Bella Vegas Cannot Escape Bad PR

The Grand Prive Online Casino group, which consists of its flagship brand, Bella Vegas, recently cut off their advertising affiliates in a move that has stunned industry diehards.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke Talks Darfur With Jenny Woo

Annie Duke sat down with Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, to talk about how intertwining poker and charities can be a great thing.  

The amount of money that Annie and many others in the poker community have raised is outstanding and they're not close to being done.  I've never met someone who is more passionate and dedicated about so many great causes.  She did however express to me that she would be getting back out there and "start being a poker player again."   Watch out poker world!  That's all I've got to say.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

Poker Portal Owners On US Government List?

On a recent trip back from Brussels I found myself being ushered into that dreaded "US customs interrogation room".  It goes something like this:  You hand your customs form over to a p

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Somach: The Poker Players Alliance Is A Toothless Tiger

Writing in his column that appears at PokerHelper.com, San Francisco Chronicle writer and frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website, Thomas Somac

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Clonie Gowen Doesn’t Need Full Tilt Poker

The poker pro and purported part-owner in the world's second largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker, is winning big....but it ain't at Full Tilt.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/16/2008

PartyGaming Shares Rally Following News of Settlement

PartyGaming (UK:PRTY: news,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/16/2008

Anurag Dikshit Settlement to Open Up Can of Worms

The news that billionaire co-founder of online poker firm PartyGaming, Anurag Dikshit, has settled with the US Government for $300 million was bound to send shockwaves throughout the sector when th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

PartyGaming’s Anurag Dikshit to Settle With US Gov for $300 Mil

The billionaire co-founder of PartyGaming, 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Jamie Burnett Denies Wrongdoing in Gambling Scandal

(Press Association) Jamie Burnett has denied any wrongdoing after being placed at the centre of a betting scandal at the UK Championship in Telford on Monday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, bookmakers suspended activity on Burnett's first-round match against Stephen Maguire after a flurry of bets were placed on a 9-3 scoreline in the latter's favour. That proved the final score after Burnett missed a black in the 12th frame which would have pulled it back to 8-4.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2008

Iron Maiden Plays Costa Rica March 3

The offshore sportsbook, casino and online poker sector will have something to celebrate come March 3 as Iron Maiden arrives in Costa Rica for what is being billed as a "monster concert".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

No Way Norway: Country Bans Online Gambling

The European Union in Brussels this week strongly condemned Norway's decision to make online gambling illegal in that Scandinavian nation.

The Norwegian parliament last week passed a proposal to ban financial transactions between Norweigan residents and online poker and Internet gambling sites, just as the US had done in October 2006.  And like in the United States, Norway's Financial Services Association and its banking sector insists they are ill equipped to monitor such transactions. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/15/2008

Absolute Poker: Life After Cheating Scandal

In an interview with the Card Player Magazine, Absolute Poker COO Paul Liggett acknowledged he had his work cut out for him after assuming a job with the co

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Grand Prive Bella Casino Group Allowed Underage Gamblers

Following J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/15/2008

Jenny Woo Interviews The Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth aka "poker brat" took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Jenny to discuss the UltimateBet scandal, his involvement with some great charities and whether he

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/14/2008

New Jersey Once Again Considers Legalizing Sports Betting

A resolution sponsored by Senators Raymond J.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/14/2008

Poker Part of Illinois Governor Scandal

Once again, the game of poker has shown itself to be a vital part of American life by being connected to a big story in the news.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Dec/14/2008

Internet Domain Seizures Challenged in Kentucky Appeals Court

The Kentucky Court of Appeals listened to oral arguments in a suit brought by the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) to block the seizure of 141 Internet domain names

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/13/2008

State of Appeals Hears Kentucky Online Gambling Case

(Associated Press) Kentucky authorities want to seize 140 Internet domain names, saying the web sites bring illegal gambling within the borders of the commonwealth.

Attorneys for a trade association for the gambling web sites countered that Kentucky lacks the authority to make that move because the domain names aren't property and, besides, they are based offshore and beyond Kentucky's jurisdiction.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2008

Sportingbet Trading in Line Since First Quarter

LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Online sports betting company Sportingbet (SBT.L: Quote,

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/12/2008

Russia Recognizes Poker as a Sport

Russia Today has an interesting article that declares poker has been recognized as a sports in that country for the first time ever, and with good reason.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/12/2008

Las Vegas Craps Out

LAS VEGAS - (Canadian Press) - Things are noticeably quieter on the Las Vegas Strip these days and casinos usually known to boast excess are dropping prices to cope with a bad economy that has hit

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Colleges Offering Poker as a Major

From the institution of higher learning that introduced card counting at blackjack tables in Las Vegas and infamy that lead to two books and one successful movie comes the latest phenomena from the

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/11/2008

Grand Prive Online Casino Grand Theft

The highly respected APCW is reporting that online casino enterprise Grand Prive has shut down its affiliate program, leaving ad partners high and dry.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2008

Doyle Brunson Rode in the Stewardess’ Seat

Poker legend Doyle Brunson gives new meaning to the term "Mile High Club".  Heeeeer's Doyle...

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/10/2008

Notorious Online Gambling Operator Faces Charges

Jeff Pearson, one of the original "online gambling operation scammers", has been taken into custody by Costa Rican authorities.  Pearson first set up Lucky's Casino in the late 1990's th

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2008

Australia’s Web Filtering Efforts a Complete Debacle

An effort to ban porn websites and potentially online gambling in Australia appears to have faltered. 

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/09/2008

Hamdemonium Betting This Christmas Time?

It sounds like a storyline from the movie "Aporkalypse Now' as hamdemonium continues to spread across the Irish food industry.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/09/2008

Baseball And Sports Betting Makes Cover of New York Times

"Baseball Executives Face the Odds" - that's the headline on the front page of the Tuesday edition of the New York Times.

"The mission for every general manager at the baseball winter meetings here is to help build a team into a World Series champion. Some teams have a legitimate chance. Some have almost no chance. If the executives want to know how their chances of winning a title are perceived by some sports experts, they have congregated in the right place.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/09/2008

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Former Police Chief Val Demings Second Shortest Odds in Veep Stakes

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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.