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Jay Cohen The Jimmy Swaggart of Online Gambling?

The slow payments at once highly regarded World Sports Exchange (WSEX.com) continued this week. Players requesting information from the troubled wagering establishment out of Antigua were for the most part ignored. News also broke this week that BetCRIS.com had stopped making transfers with World Sports Exchange.

Costa Rica Government Will Become Bookie for Soccer

AM Costa Rica is reporting that the Costa Rican government is set to enter the bookmaker business, just in time for the 2010 World Cup.

Online Sportsbooks Mean Big Business For Online Poker

Some in the online poker community choose to brandish sports betting as “shady” and “not as important in the whole scheme of things” when it comes to the online gambling sector.

Costa Rican Sportsbooks Respond to Recent Arrests

Though 36 arrests on United States soil this week rattled the online gaming industry, operations are continuing as normal in Costa Rica.

Betting on 2010 Masters Breaks Records

Betting on 2010 Masters
Betting on the 2010 Masters traffic has been brisk at Gambling911.com, though it can hardly be seen as rivaling that of the Super Bowl or Oscars (or the upcoming Kentucky Derby for that matter)

Jazz Sportsbook Caught Up in $178M Online Gambling Sting

Jazz Sportsbook
A popular Costa Rican based online sports betting company, Jazz Sportsbook, has been implicated in an alleged $178M sting led by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown as part of a three year investigation into illegal bookmaking.

Joe Jennings Bookmakers Bans Punter for £1000 Win

A British punter (gambler) is claiming he was tossed from Essex bookmaker Joe Jennings after winning a measly £1000.

BetOnline.com Won’t Pay Out on Future Bets

BetOnline.com
Panama City-based BetOnline.com is embroiled in a dispute with a player regarding a March Madness future bet. Few are taking the side of BetOnline.com as the complainant posted his gripe on the SBR Forum website.

Ladbrokes Limits Players Bets to 1 Euro Max

If you win, you’re limits often get cut, especially at the European online sportsbooks. Just ask one poor customer of Ladbrokes. He claims they limited him to a lousy 1 euro max.

Online Gambling Would Welcome Rush Limbaugh to Costa Rica

Rush Limbaugh
Radio host Rush Limbaugh has suggested that should President Obama’s health plan sail through Congress, he will pack up his things and move to Costa Rica.

Ben Roethlisberger's Sexual Assault: Odds makers Back Off For Now

Ben Roethlisberger's Sexual Assault
Ben Roethlisberger's latest predicament has oddsmakers wondering what can and cannot be considered in "bad taste" when it comes to a "bad boy" athlete. This is the second time Big Ben has found himself accused of sexual assault in the past 12 months.

10-Year Old Goldbet Joins Microgaming Online Poker

The Goldbet online gambling group, in operation now since 2000, have selected Microgaming as its new network for allowing customers to play online poker. The Austrian bookmaker uses proprietary software for its sports betting business.

2009 Bad Year for Bookmakers: Paddy Power Down

Paddy Power is the latest bookmaker to show a slide in profits for 2009, following Ladbrokes a 28% fall in profits over the same period and William Hill’s 7% drop in full year profit.

Canada vs. USA Hockey Proves a Hit for Bruised Bookies

Sure the online bookmakers got clobbered Sunday with the Winter Olympics Canada vs. USA hockey gold medal championship ending in an overtime defeat for Team USA. Nevertheless, the amount of volume and – hopefully a fresh contingency of customers – helped boost business over the weekend.

Cheltenham Festival Odds as Bookies Make Big Gamble

Cheltenham Festival
A handful of UK-based bookmakers have made some unusual offerings ahead of the Tuesday 16th March Cheltenham Festival. In addition to offering odds on the event, Paddy Power has promised to refund all losing bets should the odds on favourite Dunguib win the race.

More Consolidation in Online Gambling Sector

Two more online gambling ventures have been taken over by stronger firms this past week.

NASCAR Betting and Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick NASCAR Betting
Both the online sportsbooks and Las Vegas establishments are counting on NASCAR betting, and to fuel those bets they are hopeful that Danica Patrick will at some point begin to make an impact.

Olympic Men’s Hockey Championship: A Bookie's Dream

Most of the online bookies have a tough time getting aroused even after overdosing on Viagra. But this week, USA vs. Canada Olympic Men's Hockey Championship betting is promising to be hotter than sex.

Iowa House Takes up Online Sports Gambling

Iowans could legally play online poker against their neighbors and bet on sports events under a proposal by Iowa House members.

Ladbrokes Falling Profits Symbolic of Failing Economy

Ladbrokes
It was very bad news for the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker. Ladbrokes on Thursday reported a 28% fall in profits in 2009.

Super Bowl Records Broke at Gambling911, Vegas

Gambling911.com reported its highest traffic numbers in its nearly 10 years on the Web Sunday as Super Bowl betting took center stage. The site dominated in Super Bowl related searches at both Google and Bing.com during much of Sunday and the days leading up to the big game.

Initial Report: Vegas, Reno, Online Had Killer Super Bowl

Super Bowl
Based on preliminary numbers, the online gambling sites should have been way up over last year’s Super Bowl numbers.

Super Bowl 2010: Betting Action Depends on Book

Super Bowl 2010
So far, Sportsbook.com appears to have defied the Super Bowl 2010 betting trends with most of its customers jumping on the Indianapolis Colts bandwagon. 64 percent of gamblers betting the Super Bowl 2010 spread were on Indianapolis at -5 at Sportsbook.com.

Super Bowl 44 Betting One for the Record Books?

Super Bowl 44 Betting
It is too early to tell whether Super Bowl 44 betting will indeed place this game in the record books, but early traffic at Gambling911.com, the gambling news and odds authority, suggests it could be.

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Prepare for Big Money Weekend

Las Vegas sports books are counting down to Super Bowl Sunday. The big game means big business for Las Vegas, and casinos expect to cash in on this weekend's game. The game pits the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts against the NFC Champion New Orleans Saints.
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