Internet Gambling to be Approved State by State Over Next Two Years Predict Panelists

(Associated Press) - The U.S. Congress is too badly divided to act on Internet gambling, so individual states will start approving it on their own within the next two years, panelists at a major casino conference predicted Thursday.


Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2012

Grand Prix 2012 Crescent Street – not Rattled by Student Protests

The Grand Prix in Montreal was surely an interesting one!  The students protested every night on Crescent Street where all the action was for fans that came in from every corner of the world. 

Camasino-051512.jpg was one of this year’s sponsors and despite the all the turmoil the fans and the Camasino Girls had a great time.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2012

Online Gambling Site Software Programmer Sentenced

A software programmer with the now defunct online gambling website have been sentenced. 

Darren Wright and David Parchomchuk were caught up in a sting operation run by the US Attorney’s Office out of Maryland in May of last year.  Agents with that office set up a phone payment processing company and transferred millions of dollars in funds on behalf of BetED.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/14/2012 Debuts in Number 9 Position

Just as Revolution Gaming, Microgaming and the Merge Gaming Network had been fighting for the coveted number 9 position of most trafficked online poker networks, along comes


The Spain licensed online poker rooms/networks will now be counted separately following that nation’s new regulations. bragged of being number two in the market but rank all the way down at number 27 worldwide.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/14/2012

Connecticut Gambling Ring Busted

NEW HAVEN — (Associated Press) -  Federal prosecutors say twenty people have been charged with crimes related to alleged involvement in illegal Internet sports bookmaking and card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden.

The U.S. Attorney’s office for Connecticut says the defendants include alleged associates of the Gambino crime family.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/13/2012

World Exclusive: Former PA Governor Ed Rendell Tells Gambling911 State Should Add Sports Betting

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who brought casinos to the Keystone State in 2004, says the state should now allow its eight casinos to offer sports betting.

Rendell, who served as Pennsylvania governor from 2003-2011, made the comments Tuesday in an exclusive interview with

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/13/2012

The First State Delaware Wants to Lead the Way in US Online Poker Market

Delaware was the first state to join the union in the US and now they are looking to become the first state to offer online poker via multi-state compacts.  On Tuesday, they moved one step closer to that reality.


The state House on Tuesday approved a bill authorizing online betting in Delaware and more venues for sports wagering and other gambling.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/13/2012

OnGame Gets Serious Foothold in Nevada Online Poker Market

Aristocrat Technologies and Bally Technologies have combined forces with Shuffle Master in an effort to gain a foothold in the lucrative US online poker market, via Nevada.  The beneficiary of this arrangement will no doubt be Ongame poker.  Its software platform is being utilized as part of the deal

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/13/2012

California Dreaming: Internet Poker Bill Dead in the Water

Sen. Rod Wright yanked his Internet poker bill from a committee agenda just prior to its scheduled vote on Tuesday in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. 


That bill has been sinking since it set sail requiring numerous amendments in an effort to please the state’s powerful Tribal casinos. 

From the Sacramento Bee

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/12/2012

Wynn Resorts Applies for Nevada Online Poker License: In Talks With Zynga

Wynn Resorts has applied for an online poker license in the state of Nevada this week, possibly signaling the entry of Zynga into the real money poker arena in the United States.


Wynn had entered into a partnership with PokerStars just weeks before that company was indicted by the US Justice Department last year.  It immediately pulled out of that arrangement.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/11/2012

William Hill Finally Receives Approval to Operate in Nevada

After an excruciating process, the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker William Hill has finally gained access into the US market after Nevada regulators approved its application to run a handful of sports betting enterprises. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/09/2012

Bally Technologies Becomes Nevada’s First Licensed Online Poker Site: Will Hill Still Shut Out

Bally Technologies, which earlier in the year partnered up with France online poker venture Chili Gaming, has been granted the first license to operate a Web poker site by the state of Nevada.  For now the fee is $125,000 but could be reduced at a later date. 


Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/06/2012

Sid Rosenberg’s New Gig: No Room for Error

Zero.  That’s the number of chances radio sports commentator Sid Rosenberg has if he f***s up again.


Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/06/2012

Everleaf Gaming Attempts to Pay Back US Players Not Genuine Claims Processor

A payment processor is claiming that the Everleaf Gaming Network was offered the opportunity to pay back US players but declined to do so. 

Chuck Kidd, head of Costa Rica-based PICCLUB, an online payment processor, told he offered to facilitate payment to US customers through his company but that they refused

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2012

William Hill Shuts Down Australia Website: May be Trying to Appease Nevada Regulators

England’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, has shut down its Australian website this week as a means of protecting its pending application for a Nevada Gaming license.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/06/2012

Cuomo Denies Influences Related to Gambling Expansion Efforts in New York

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied any outside influences from gambling interests when it comes to his efforts to expand gambling in that state. 

The New York Times on Tuesday published a report that The New York Gaming Association donated $2 million from gambling interests to a lobbying group created specifically to support Cuomo. 

"Mr. Cuomo’s support for expanded gambling, which he made a centerpiece of his State of the State address in January, had a profound impact," the newspaper noted.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/06/2012

Gambling Priest Caught on Camera, Suspended

What’s up with the state of Florida:  Face eating cannibals, poker players kidnapping one another after losing a card game, Casey Anthony, George Zimmerman, Koran burning nutjob “ministers” and now we have – drum roll please – a Hialeah priest doing – of all sinful acts – gambling!


Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/31/2012

Lesniak Wants Internet Gambling Bill on Chris Christie’s Desk by End of June (Video)

While he’s not entirely optimistic about getting it done, New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak tells Natalie Rydstrom of SBR News he’s hoping to have his Internet gambling bill on Governor Chris Christie’s desk by the end of June (2012).

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/31/2012

Purple Lounge Casino, Poker Customers Likely Screwed

Troubled Purple Lounge Casino and Poker is now in liquidation with customers not likely to see any of their funds returned. 


Parent company, Media Corp PLC announced the liquidation on Thursday with all staff being laid off.  Media Corp Chairman Phil Jackson claims Purple Lounge had “historical operational and financial failings”. 

Submitted by Ace King on, May/31/2012

PartyPoker Investing US$50m Over the Next Two Years in Social Media Site

PartyPoker parent company has announced plans to invest US$50m over the past two years in a standalone social media website. 


The social gaming unit, called Win, will be headed up by former Mytopia and Amuso CEO Barak Rabinowitz, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/30/2012

Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers was Just Acting as a Sports Handicapper (Video)’s own Thomas Somach was interviewed for some background information related to Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, who was once known as Will “The Winner” Rogers, a sports handicapper.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/30/2012

Gambling Not a Dirty Word According to US Government: Pork, Cloud, Mexico Are

The US Department of Homeland Security was required to release its list of key words and phrases monitored on social media websites and, surprisingly, “gambling” was not among them.


Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/29/2012

Hot Gambling News: What’s Next On Tap (May 29, 2012 – Noon EST Edition)

Hot Gambling News – What’s Next On Tap for May 29, 2012 shortly after Noon, explores upcoming events of interest to gamblers the world over.  You can get all the latest Hot Gambling News by following us here on Twitter.  We’ll also let you know what’s trending. 

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, May/29/2012

3D Online Gambling: The Next Big Thing

PKR Poker gets credit for launching what is truly one of the best – not to mention ONLY – 3D online poker sites way ahead of its time.  2012 looks like it will be the year of the 3D online gambling site. 


A few have followed in PKR’s footsteps:  Among them, Ladbrokes Poker and 888 Poker.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/29/2012

Thank the Genovese Crime Family for Bringing Legalized Sports Betting, Online Poker to NJ

Should sports betting and/or online poker become legalized in the Garden State over the next 3 to 6 months, gamblers might want to give a big “Thank You” to the Genovese crime family, with its operations based out of Northern New Jersey.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/25/2012

PokerStars Ranked Among UK Top Employers

PokerStars has been selected as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces by The Great Place to Work® Institute, the world’s largest consultancy specialising in workplace assessment and enhancement. In order to establish the best workplaces, the Institute annually surveys employees and performs a cultural audit of some 5,500 organizations around the world representing 10 million employees. Companies are grouped and ranked in their respective countries on workplace values of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Submitted by Guest on, May/25/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Legalized Sports Betting in the State by September

Christie’s stance on legalizing sports betting leads many to believe he will finally support online poker in the state as well

In a speech Thursday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn’t pull any punches, announcing he would like sports betting legalized in time for the start of the NFL season this September. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/24/2012

Pinnacle Sports Obtains Alderney Gaming License (Video)

One of the largest and sharpest online sports betting firms, Pinnacle Sports, confirmed it has obtained a license from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).  Scroll Down to Watch Video...

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/24/2012

Payback: Spain Wants Back Taxes From Online Poker Operators

In order to obtain an Internet gambling and poker license in the country of Spain, operators must pay back taxes on the business taken in from Spanish citizens over past years.  The Spanish Government began regulating the sector this year. 


Some have taken the bait. 

888 Holdings expects to pay a back-tax bill for its Spanish operations of less than $10 million.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/24/2012

Lesniak Cites Mob Bust as Reason Why New Jersey Must Legalize Online Gambling

Following a New Jersey Mob bust tied to offshore Internet gambling on Wednesday, State Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak called on Governor Chris Christie to embrace his bill to legalize Web gambling in the state, including sports betting. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/24/2012

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