Gambling

Pinky Says: Internet Gambling Vital for Atlantic City Growth

Let’s hope Pinky Kravitz of the Atlantic City Press has some pull as he practically begged New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign off on an Internet gambling bill that passed both the state Assembly and Senate with flying colors. 

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/03/2013

Antigua Declares War on US Over Internet Gambling Conflict

Forget Iran.  Forget North Korea.  The US has another battle to contend with a little closer to home as the tiny Caribbean island of Antigua has declared war on the United States of America…Well sort of.

 

Antigua has been in a decades long battle with the US over the former nation’s hosting of online gambling companies.  The World Trade Organization rewarded Antigua a $3.4 billion judgment and now the island nation is looking to collect. 

How?

They are looking to pursue sanctions.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/02/2013

Vegas Bookmakers Were Hit Hard in 2012

The Las Vegas bookmakers and those online are still licking their wounds after one of the worst betting seasons on record.

From the LA Times

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/02/2013

Record Gambling Revenue in Macau for Month of December

(Reuters) - Macau, the world's largest casino market, raked in $38 billion (23.2 billion pounds) in annual gambling revenues in 2012 after monthly revenues for December hit a record, a signal of sustained strength in the only place in China where visitors are able to legally gamble in casinos.

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Submitted by Reuters on, Jan/02/2013

Lottery Chief Opposes Federal Online Gambling Efforts

DES MOINES, Iowa (Associated Press) — The Iowa Lottery is urging Congress to reject proposals to authorize federal regulation of Internet gambling.

Lottery CEO Terry Rich recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby on the issue with the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Rich detailed his efforts in a report to members of the Iowa Legislature's Government Oversight Committee, the Des Moines Register reported.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/01/2013

The Amazing Kreskin Talks Being Blacklisted From Vegas Casinos With Jenny Woo

Gambling911.com’s Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo sits down with The Amazing Kreskin to talk about his being blacklisted from all the Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos.  Kreskin tells all. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/30/2012

New Jersey Senators Urge Christie to Act on Internet Gambling Bill

A bill to legalize Internet gambling in New Jersey passed with flying colors last week and now four state Senators have drafted a letter to Governor Chris Christie urging him to sign off on the measure.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/28/2012

Maryland Live Casino to be Open 24 Hours

(Associated Press) - Maryland's largest casino will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Maryland Live! at Arundel Mills Mall unlocked its doors for the last time on Thursday morning.

Previously, Maryland casinos could be open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. But an expansion of gambling approved by lawmakers in August and voters in November included the expansion of hours for the state's casinos.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/27/2012

Gambling Addict Pretending to be Rugby Player was ‘Too Fat’

Christopher Hoare, age 30, claimed to be playing for the London Wasps Rugby team.  The staff of a London hotel where Hoare racked up a £2,400 bill became suspicious, however, as he appeared far to "overweight" and "out of condition" to play such a physically demanding game. 

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/26/2012

Texas Gambling Supporters Ready Despite Long Odds

AUSTIN, Texas — (Associated Press) - Supporters of casinos and expanded gambling in Texas say they're more united before the upcoming legislative session, but their proposals will still face long odds.

The Austin American-Statesman reports ( http://bit.ly/W1Pweb) that previous pushes for more gambling have failed when groups representing different interests have fought each other. Political consultant Bill Miller tells the newspaper that won't happen when the Legislature meets next year.

Texas has a state-run lottery and betting on horse and dog racing.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/26/2012

iDate 2013 in Las Vegas to Feature Google, CBS News, Federal Trade Commission

Those in the gambling sector might be interested in attending iDate 2013 in Las Vegas this coming month (January 16-19, 2013).  Don’t be fooled by the name.  One of the best presentations at their recent Miami event was from search engine giant Bing.com.  Anyone who is even slightly involved in SEO or affiliate marketing should consider attending.  And, yes, Google will be there.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/25/2012

Is Joey Porter Really a Degenerate Gambler Deadbeat

TMZ.com this week posted a story on NFL superstar Joey Porter being a degenerate gambler and a deadbeat to boot

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/25/2012

New Jersey Potential for Legalized Online Poker Causes Zynga Shares to Slide

Zynga’s shares fell 3 percent as lawmakers almost unanimously voted for a bill that would allow online gambling in New Jersey.  Next stop, Governor Chris Christie’s desk where there appears to be a better than 50 percent chance he will sign off on the measure. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/23/2012

It is Christmas at NorthBet: Free Fantasy Football Offered

Northbet, the premier boutique online sportsbook that also features free Fantasy Football in addition to wagering, wants to wish all Gambling911.com readers a very merry Christmas and they have plenty of gifts for their customers as we see below. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/21/2012

Playtech May Complicate William Hill Takeover of Sportingbet

LONDON (Reuters) - British bookmaker William Hill has rejected a claim by joint venture partner Playtech that it should share in the benefits of a planned takeover of online gambling group Sportingbet.

The intervention by software group Playtech has complicated a deals seen as pivotal in the overseas expansion of William Hill, Britain's largest bookmaker.

William Hill is spending 454 million pounds to acquire Sportingbet's Australian operations and an option to buy its business in Spain.

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/21/2012

Hero Poker Eyeing New Networks: Temporarily Closes and Transfers Accounts

Hero Poker doesn’t appear to be completely done as the company’s CEO claims he will at some point move his website to another poker network.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/20/2012

7Red Sports Alive and Kicking Despite Reported BetIslands Purchase

A representative for 7Red Sports insists his company has nothing to do with beleaguered BetIsland and it is business as usual.

An individual representing himself as the owner of now defunct BetIslands.com announced earlier in the month that his sportsbook had just purchased 7Red Sports.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/20/2012

William Hill Acquires Sportingbet: Expands Into Australia

LONDON - (Reuters) - William Hill, Britain's largest bookmaker, expanded into the large Australian gambling market when it and partner GVC Holdings agreed a 485 million pound ($789 million) deal for Sportingbet on Thursday.

William Hill is paying 454 million pounds for its share of the deal - giving it Sportingbet's Australian operation and an option to acquire its Spanish business.

Smaller partner GVC will take on the remaining businesses, which are in countries where regulation is less clear cut and investment risks are higher as a consequence.

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/20/2012

Breaking News: Online Gambling Bill to Receive Final Approval Today

ATLANTIC CITY  — (Associated Press) -  New Jersey lawmakers are expected to give final approval Thursday (December 20, 2012) to a bill legalizing Internet gambling within the state's borders.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/20/2012

Defense Rests in High Profile Philadelphia Mob Trial

PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) — They won’t be going home for Christmas, but several accused mobsters appeared upbeat Wednesday as their racketeering trial in Philadelphia nears an end.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/19/2012

BetCRIS.com Announces Major Acquisition

San Jose, Costa Rica -- BetCRIS.com, one of the leaders in the online gaming industry, announced the acquisition of all BookMaker.eu non-US accounts.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/19/2012

888Sport Stops Taking Sports Bets From Australia

888Sports.com announced on Tuesday it will no longer be taking sports bets from those customers residing in Australia.  The company will continue to offer online poker to those living in Australia. 

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Affiliates of 888Sport.com received the following email: 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/18/2012

Federal Judge Wants Leagues to Show Potential for ‘Damage’ by NJ Sports Betting

A Federal judge will decide Friday (December 21, 2012) whether the professional sports leagues and NCAA have legal standing to bring a suit against the state of New Jersey, which has announced its intention to begin licensing sports betting operations the early part of next month.  New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie earlier in the year signed into law a measure that would legalize sports betting in the Garden State. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/18/2012

Antigua Disappointed with WTO ‘Nonaction’ Against US re Online Gambling Dispute

GENEVA, Switzerland – Antigua and Barbuda has told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it is disappointed that it has not been allowed to raise its ongoing dispute with the United States on Internet gambling, despite the matter being before the world body for many years.

Antigua and Barbuda’s High Commissioner to London, Carl Roberts, addressing the WTO Dispute Settlement Body on Monday, said that the Baldwin Spencer administration had submitted to the WTO Secretariat a request for the matter to be included on the agenda for deliberation.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/18/2012

BetIslands.com, EZ Street and 7RedSports.com to Shut Down: 'Money Man' Pulls Out

SBRForum.com confirmed Tuesday morning what many hard core sports bettors already feared, that BetIslands.com will be shutting down and stiffing its relatively small but high end customer base.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2012

Sports Bettors Fear the Worst as BetIslands Payout Issues Mount

Sports bettors were on edge following reports that tiny BetIslands.com may be on its way to shutting down.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2012

Gambling Industry Will be Hit Hardest by Fiscal Cliff

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) One of the nation's top credit rating agencies is warning that the gambling industry will be among the hardest hit if the White House and Congress fail to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff."

Moody's Investors Service issued a report Monday saying the gaming, automobile and lodging industries will suffer the most from the across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases that will result if budget negotiations stall.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/17/2012

New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Passes in Assembly

The New Jersey Assembly on Monday passed a bill that would legalize online gambling for the state’s nearly 9 million residents.  A final vote is due in the state Senate on Thursday.  Governor Chris Christie has up to 45 days in which to sign the bill once it comes out of Senate.

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The final vote was 48 yes, 24 no and 4 abstain.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2012

Black Chip Poker Payouts: Some Now Coming in Under a Week

Good news for customers of Black Chip Poker awaiting payouts.  With the move to the Winning Poker Network, a few BCP customers have begun reporting payments in under a week’s time.

From the TwoPlusTwo.com posting forum:

Re: ***OFFICIAL BlackChipPoker Thread***

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/17/2012

Doc Sports Head Morris “Doc” Moseman Passes Away

One of the legendary sports handicappers, Wisconsin-based Morris “Doc” Moseman, passed away over the weekend.  Moseman died peacefully at the University of Wisconsin Hospital with his family by his side. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/17/2012

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