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William Hill, Ladbrokes Lose Turf TV Legal Fight

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought by Britain's leading bookmakers against the operators of half the country's racecourses over the screening of live race coverage.

Bookmakers William Hill, Ladbrokes and Bookmakers' Afternoon Gaming Services had claimed that Turf TV, run by Alphameric Gaming and Racecourse Media Services Ltd (RMS), itself owned by companies representing 31 of Britain's 59 racecourses, was the product of an illegal cartel under both UK and European competition law.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2009

2009 WSOP Finalist Kevin Schaffel Interview With Woo

I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the Final 9 of this year's WSOP - Kevin Schaffel.  We kept everything short and sweet but to the point.  I look forward to sitting down with this pla

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/30/2009

Judge to Hold Private Conference on Sports Betting Suit

By CRIS BARRISH, The News Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Doyle Brunson: Phil Ivey Too Young for Poker Hall of Fame

When I played poker every day for seven straight weeks, I felt strong as a lion.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Jul/29/2009

Pensacola is Home Sweet Home for Woo

They are yet to erect a statue but's Jenny Woo might very well be the most famous resident of Pensacola, Florida.  Over the years, Ms.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Stations Casino Files for Bankruptcy


Las Vegas-based Station Casinos Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, making it the latest casualty in the recession-wracked gambling industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Is a Sequel to Rounders in the Cards?

Many have tried but very few have succeeded.  When it comes to making a quality movie about poker, that statement is undeniably the truth.  However, movie and poker fans alike will surely be exci

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/28/2009

Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Bill Reaches 50 Co-Sponsors

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Submitted by Guest on, Jul/28/2009

Optimism That Online Poker Seizure Warrants Will be Unsealed

The Honorable Judge Laura Taylor Swain heard arguments on Monday as to why seizure warrants related to nearly $40 million of funds belong to PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker should or should not be u

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2009

Suspicion of Pitbull Poker Runs Rampant

Over the past several months, there has been a newcomer to the online poker scene.  Pitbull Poker has sought to attract customers by giving

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

85 Year Old Chicago Mobster Still a Threat Say Prosecutors

CHICAGO (AP) - Even at age 85, reputed mobster Sam Volpendesto clearly has a soft spot for the days when Al Capone was boss in Chicago's mob scene.

Prosecutors released recordings Monday made by a confidential informant in May 2005. They seem to show Volpendesto nostalgic as he talks about "very dangerous" old timers and watching another mobster run a human body through a grinder.

Volpendesto is among seven men charged in a sweeping federal indictment for various crimes.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

The Odds of Swine Flu Epidemic Hitting 40 Percent in US

What are the odds of Swine Flu hitting nearly half of all Americans?   Pretty good according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

Online Poker Seizures: Judge Could Unseal Portions of Warrants

Judge Laura Taylor Swain heard arguments Monday morning regarding Costigan Media's Motion to Intervene and have seizure warrants unsealed in a cased involving the seizure of around $40 million in o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2009

Gambling Addict Jailed for String of Robberies

(BBC) - A gambling addict who carried out a string of robberies at bookmakers across south Wales in a bid to clear his debts has been jailed for 10 years.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/27/2009

Pittsburgh Steelers Bettors Stand Behind Big Ben

Whether he did it or not, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (better known perhaps as simply "Big Ben") enters the 2009/2010 NFL season with external distractions.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jul/27/2009

Jenny Woo Interviews Poker Pro Steve Paul-Ambrose

Jenny Woo here to talk more poker after this year's WSOP has come to an end - until November that is.  Steve Paul-Ambrose sat down with me the other day to discuss his experience at this year's WS

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/26/2009

Sports Betting Facing Obstacles in New Jersey, Delaware

The major sports leagues have made it abundantly clear.  They do not want legalized sports betting in either Delaware or New Jersey.  Both states claim sports betting will help to boost their res

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/26/2009

Gambling Ban Will Hurt Emerging Russian Poker Scene

In recent years, Russians have made an impact on the world of poker.  In particular there is Ivan Demidov, who made the final table of both the World Series of Poker and its European cousin the sa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2009

Annette Obrestad Can Now Drink and Play US Poker Tournaments

The first ever World Series of Poker Europe winner, Annette Obrestad, is about to turn 21.  For many a youngster, turning 21 means being able to drink legally in bars and finally being able to hav

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/26/2009

Poker Babe Christina Lindley on 2009 WSOP and Jewelry

I had the chance to sit down again with a girlfriend of mine - Christina Lindley.  We sat down last year for our first interview and have stayed in contact since then.  The last time I was able t

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jul/26/2009

Macau Gets New Leader for Gambling City

MACAU --  (Associated Press) - With no competition, Macau's new leader was appointed Sunday while the world's gambling capital and Chinese enclave struggles with an industry slump brought on by th

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/26/2009

Sports Leagues Sue Delaware to Block Sports Betting

WASHINGTON - The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA sued Delaware Friday, seeking to block the state from implementing sports betting.

Delaware's sports betting plan "would irreparably harm professional and amateur sports by fostering suspicion and skepticism that individual plays and final scores of games may have been influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition," the leagues and NCAA said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Delaware.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/24/2009

Two US Senators Oppose Challenge to Sports Betting Law

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) wrote a letter to US Attorney-General Eric Holder, asking him to vigorously oppose a suit challenging the Federal law banning the expansion of state licensed and regulated sports wagering, brought by the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA).

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/24/2009

Odds on Professor Gates, Sgt. Crowley Having Beer at White House

In order to diffuse the controversy surrounding a Cambridge police officer, Sgt.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2009

Shuler, Meeks Co-Sign Anti-Gambling Letter

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), a former Washington Redskins quarterback, was among three members of Congress who sent a joint letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/24/2009

Robert Wexler Influential Ally for Poker Player’s Alliance

As mentioned in an earlier article, we are in the midst of National Poker Week.  As part of the festivities, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) held what is known as a Fly-In dinner in Washington. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

William Hill Prepares for Tax Fight, Move Off Shore

William Hill is understood to be ready to move its online sports and phone betting operations offshore within the next few weeks.

The betting giant already has a division based in Gibraltar for its online gaming operations and recently moved about 90 staff there and to its other offices in Malta, Israel, Bulgaria and the Philippines as it positions itself for the international market.

A company source said any plans to move to an offshore location would be determined by company strategy rather than tax reasons.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

Poker Players Alliance Claims Success in D.C.


Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

Bill Would Tax Costa Rica Based Online Gambling Sites

Every few years the Costa Rican government comes up with a novel plan to either tax or license online gambling firms operating in that Central American nation.  Each time, the attempt has failed.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/23/2009

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