Gambling News

US States Push More Gambling to Replaced Declining Taxes

(Bloomberg) -- Three U.S. states are pushing plans for video poker and slot machines as their legislators hope gambling income will compensate for declines in taxes.

Ohio lawmakers passed a budget last week that includes $933 million in projected revenue from 17,500 slot machines to be installed by May at horse-racing tracks statewide. Illinois legalized video poker in taverns to raise $300 million annually to support $31 billion in infrastructure improvements.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Joe Sebok to Sign Up With Major Online Poker Site

Fresh off the heels of his impressive showing at the World Series of Poker Main Event, Joe Sebok, son of poker great Barry Greenstein is rumored to be close to signing a deal with a major online po

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Brandon Cantu Interview With Jenny Woo

In continuation to my run of interviews with some talented poker players - Jenny was able to sit down with Brandon Cantu who has just recently joined the Ultim

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/20/2009

Online Poker: Bodog Fights Off Betfair

With Betfair's cherished sponsorship of the World Series of Poker Europe heading into its third year, the otherwise powerhouse company has had a tough time translating this affiliation into a succe

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/20/2009

Phil Ivey Poison to Bookmakers

Internet sportsbooks that offered betting odds on the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event are quaking in their boots.

And they've got good reason.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/20/2009

PartyGaming Buys Rival

PARTYGAMING yesterday confirmed that it has clinched a £100m deal for the owner of bingo website foxybingo.com, Cashcade.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Carrie Stroup Puritanical Nudity Bull Crap: Full Tilt BS and Obama

Gambling911.com readers have spoken and they express outrage over - of all things - President Obama assassination odds, which while no longer offered by Ireland's Paddy Power, continue to generate

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/20/2009

NFL: Gambling Bad, Lottery Good

Let's get something perfectly straight here:  State lotteries are a form of gambling. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/20/2009

PPA President Alfonse D’Amato on Howard Stern Talks Poker

The Poker Player Alliance President and former New York State Senator, Alfonse D'Amato, appeared on the Howard Stern Show Monday morning discussing the seizure of approximately $40 million in funds

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2009

Doyle Brunson on Jeff Shulman’s WSOP Bracelet Comment

The 2009 WSOP is history except for the November 9. Each player at the final table gets over a million, all the way to the 1st place 9 million.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Jul/20/2009

Even Kids Know Poker Payment Processor Might be Breaking Law

Perspective Weekly's J. Todd should be a comedian.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/19/2009

Bookies Saved Millions at 2009 Open Championship

Most of the online bookmakers didn't even offer odds on the old timer Tom Watson.  The only thing that hurt the bookies was Watson coming in second to Stewart Cink, whose Tweeter followers are eno

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/19/2009

Annie Duke Goes to Washington

UltimateBet.com's Annie Duke is headed to Washington for National Poker Week.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2009

Former NBA Player Arrested for Gambling Debts

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker has been arrested on criminal charges stemming from $822,500 in gambling debts in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2009

Interview with PokerStars Player and Porn Critic Victoria Coren

I had the chance to sit down with a true renaissance woman the other day - Victoria Coren.  With journalism in her blood - her dad being humorist and journalist Alan Coren and brother, journalist

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/17/2009

Michael Jackson Doyle Brunson Connection

Poker has a connection to almost everything.

Even Michael Jackson.

And through Doyle Brunson, of all people!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/16/2009

Zookz.com Record Industry Pirating Result of UIGEA

Here is an interesting spin on the current state of the record industry and pirating downloads.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/16/2009

WSOP, British Open Record Traffic to Gambling911 Site

Gambling911.com really experienced great traffic over the last three days thanks to the one-two punch of this week's British Open and the World Series of Poker main event.  It is truly gratifying

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/16/2009

Delaware Sports Betting to Coincide With Start of NFL Season

Donald Wittkowski, Press of Atlantic City

Ready, set, hike - and bet.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2009

Unpaid Debts Painful To Vegas Economy

Fox 5 Las Vegas

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2009

Jenny Woo Interview with Poker Player Matt Graham

The World Series of Poker was concluding with the final table to be played out in November and players are finally stepping away from their tables to make themselves available to the public.  I've

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/16/2009

Phil Ivey Makes 2009 WSOP Final Table: November Nine Decided

It's going to be an amazing WSOP Final Table after all with the best star power the poker community can provide.  Phil Ivey ranks among the best modern day poker pros and he showed why.  Out of n

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/16/2009

Jeff Shulman is Becoming a Real Hit

A glance at Google Trends shows that "Jeff Shulman Rumors" were starting to enter into the rankings at number 93. 

Should poker star Phil Ivey fail to make it to the final table of the 2009 World Series of Poker main event, Jeff Shulman should at least provide some entertainment for what would otherwise likely be one of the worst WSOP final tables ever.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/16/2009

The Worst World Series of Poker Final Table Ever?

Wicked Chops Poker.com is calling it "The Worst World Series of Poker Final Table Ever" and with good reason perhaps.

"Even Jeff Shulman, who if nothing else would generate interest due to his throwing-the-bracelet-in-the-trash stance, is now 10th and is not necessarily a lock. Steven Begleiter is now the chip leader with 27,890,000. He's followed by Darvin Moon with 24,600,000."

Making reference to an equally "boring" WSOP Final table of 2007, WCP compared what WAS to what COULD BE:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/15/2009

2009 World Series of Poker Results

Please be sure to monitor this page for the remaining 2009 World Series of Poker results as we inch ever so closer to the determination of who will sit at the final table come November.  

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/15/2009

Phil Ivey Now Nearing WSOP November Nine

Just when we thought poker star Phil Ivey might be on his way out, this happened:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/15/2009

Jeff Shulman to Renounce WSOP Bracelet If He Wins

WickedChopsPoker.com is reporting that Card Player Magazine editor, Jeff Shulman, has said he will "renounce the WSOP bracelet" should he wi

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/15/2009

Phil Ivey on the Verge of Elimination

At 4:30 pm PST, poker pro Phil Ivey was nearing his improbable run at the 2009 World Series of Poker.  A miracle was needed for him to get back into the top of the field.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/15/2009

Lacey Jones Luck Gets Boost After Joining Absolute Poker

The 2009 WSOP Media Invitational Poker Tournament was the second largest in the history of the tournament with a field of 165 players on 55 teams. Marc Rizzo from team "Overfed and Underwashed" took home the top individual prize and "Team Lacey" captured the top team prize anchored by a 4th place finish by Lana Maier and an 11th place finish by Lacey Jones. The event raised $6500.00 for the Nevada Cancer Institute on behalf of the top players and teams.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/15/2009

Breaking News

SBR Suspends Rating on 5Dimes, No Likelihood of Remaining in Business

SBR Suspends Rating on 5Dimes, No Likelihood of Remaining in Business

From an A+ to an Incomplete in just a matter of days, Sportsbook Review last week suspended its rating for 5Dimes as complaints mount that the company will not be honoring pending future wagers upon shutting off to the US market on Monday September 21, 2020.

New Sportsbook in USA Gets Cozy With Established Players

New Sportsbook in USA Gets Cozy With Established Players

A new US-licensed sportsbook plans to focus heavily on value.  Vigtory announced its new partnership with data and digital content provider Sportradar.

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