Gambling

Top Gambling News: Doyle Brunson and Wife Reflections, NJ New Deadline

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for Thursday afternoon June 13, 2013 (Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/13/2013

Whitey Bulger Trial to Feature Surveillance Videos as Evidence

(Associated Press) - A retired state police lieutenant has returned to the witness stand for a second day in the racketeering trial of reputed Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur).

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Lt. Robert Long on Thursday identified Bulger in video surveillance conducted by state police in 1980.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/13/2013

Top Gambling News: Sources Say Zynga Could be Ready in Nevada for December

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the overnight and early morning hours of Thursday June 13, 2013 (Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/12/2013

Sports Illustrated to Publish New Nevin Shapiro Hurricanes Betting Allegations

Sports Illustrated was set to publish the latest allegations from former Miami Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro, whereby he claims to have gained insider information to bet on games.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jun/12/2013

Prosecutors Call Whitey Bulger a 'Hands On' Killer

BOSTON - (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors described accused Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger as a "hands-on killer" in the opening statements Wednesday in his long-awaited trial on 19 murders he is said to have committed or ordered in the 1970s and 80s.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/12/2013

Top Gambling News: Man Loses Wife in Poker Game, Google Glass Ban Urged

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the early morning hours of Wednesday June 12, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/11/2013

Oklahoma AG Wants $7.8 Mil Seized From Couple Tied to Illegal Online Gambling Biz

OKLAHOMA CITY (Associated Press) — The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is stepping up its effort to have almost $7.8 million that was seized from an Anadarko couple and the corporations they control during an illegal gambling investigation forfeited to the state.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/11/2013

Top Gambling News: Team Ivey Adds 3 New Poker Pros, Gunning for WSOP Bracelet

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the overnight hours Monday June 10, 2013 into the morning period. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/10/2013

Top Gambling News: King’s Federal Online Gambling Bill Could be DOA

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Monday June 10, 2013 (night edition). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/10/2013

Ohio Gamblers: Big Brother is Watching You

CINCINNATI (Associated Press) — A provision in the Ohio Senate’s budget proposal would let the state collect and save camera images of each casino customer who redeems earnings for cash.

Republican lawmaker Sen. Bill Coley sponsored the amendment. He tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/14rOfEX ) it’s intended to help law enforcement crack down on money laundering and people who use gambling to conceal sources of money acquired illegally. In such cases, people might exchange that money for chips and then redeem them as alleged casino winnings.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/10/2013

Journalists Could Taint Jury Pool in Whitey Bulger Trial

(Reuters) - A lawyer for accused Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger said a newspaper column on Friday by a journalist named as a potential witness in his trial for 19 murders was a "scathing attack" that could prejudice jurors.

Bulger's defense this week took the unusual step of listing journalists, including Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and reporter Shelly Murphy, on its list of 82 potential witnesses.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/09/2013

Top Gambling News: Matusow Wins WSOP Bracelet, Canes Gambling Scandal

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com Sunday June 9, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/09/2013

Internet Gambling Bill: Don’t be Fooled by Reid’s Bearish Attitude

Former boxer turned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) came out swinging Friday against online gambling legislation introduced by Congressman Peter King (R-New York).

“(It) basically authorizes everything – 21, poker, everything,” Reid said of King’s bill.

“I felt for several months now that I don’t see any movement on this,” Reid said. “I don’t see anything happening.”

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/08/2013

Jason McGuigan Olympic Sports Betting Murder Profiled on HLN This Week

Spiro Athanas, who was recently indicted for his role in allegedly running Legends Sports out of Panama City, once assisted authorities in helping solve the gruesome murder of sports bettor Jason McGuigan and two other individuals. 

The triple homicide occurred in Verona, Wisconsin. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/08/2013

Harry Reid Down on Congressional Online Gambling Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid believes that a bill proposed by New York Congressman Peter King to legalize online gambling at the federal level undermines the efforts of Web poker advocates.

In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Reid says that King’s bill would authorize just about everything with little oversight.

“(It) basically authorizes everything – 21, poker, everything,” Reid said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/07/2013

Top Gambling News – Daniel Negreanu Climbs to No. 2 on Global Poker Index

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for Friday June 7 in the morning and afternoon Eastern Standard Time. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/07/2013

Top Gambling News: Nevada Will Allow Online Poker Internationa Compacts

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the overnight and am hours heading into June 7, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2013

Accused Mobster Whitey Bulger Attorneys Want Crime Reporters to Testify

BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger, the accused gangster whose story inspired the award-winning film "The Departed," are fighting to have a half-dozen veteran Boston journalists listed as potential witnesses at his murder trial, effectively barring them from covering it.

Bulger's lawyers have submitted a list of 82 people including journalists and top officials at the FBI that they may call as witnesses in the trial, which begins next week in U.S. District Court in Boston and is expected to last four months.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/06/2013

Top Gambling News: Online Gambling Film ‘Runner, Runner’ Trailer Release (Video)

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for June 6  and the overnight hours into June 7, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/06/2013

Federal Online Gambling Bill Introduced in US by Congressman Peter King

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Republican congressman on Thursday introduced legislation to allow online gambling on a federal level, which he says will give consumers more uniformity than legalizing it on a state-by-state basis.

The move by Representative Peter King of New York follows industry lobbying for federal legislation to provide a larger, more liquid market across state lines, attracting more gamblers.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jun/06/2013

Spintec Roulettes –A Foot Print in Macau Market

The Regional Sales Manager of Spintec, Ms. Petra Remec, together with the Managing Director of Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE), Mr. Herman Ng were happy to announce that Spintec for the first time will participate in the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia in Macau. Ms. Petra has made a presentation concerning the new product at the Show Networking Lounge on May 21.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/06/2013

Top Gambling News: Playsino Poker Launched on Facebook, Microgaming Fast Fold

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for Thursday June 6 heading into the afternoon (Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2013

Top Gambling News: More Sentences and Pleas in Online Gambling Case

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the overnight and early morning hours of Thursday June 6, 2013 . Follow us on Twitter here.

*One Man Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Illegal Online Gambling Matter – Stanford bookmakers with ties to a Costa Rican based online gambling site appeared in a U.S. District court on Wednesday.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/05/2013

More Casinos Banning Use of Google Glass

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—(Associated Press) - Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.

Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/05/2013

Aristocrat Technologies Obtains Nevada Online Gambling License

Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd and Aristocrat Technologies Inc. have been granted an interactive gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Commission. The decision was made on the unanimous recommendation of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/05/2013

Top Gambling News: First Winner of WSOP Millionaire Maker Crowned

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the afternoon of Wednesday June 5, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

*Benny Chen Becomes Winner of First Ever WSOP Millionaire Maker - When the day began, Benny Chen of Prince Edward Island, Canada was a restaurant manager. When it ended, he was a millionaire.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/05/2013

Internet Gambling Flick ‘Runner Runner’ to Premier This September

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake will star in the September 2013 release of Runner, Runner, a film about an offshore Internet gambling operator (Affleck) and his student gambler (played by Timberlake). 

The film is directed by Brad Furman with Leonardo DiCaprio as producer.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/05/2013

Top Gambling News: Gambling Chimps Sore Losers, DOJ Can Sell UB.com Assets

These are the top gambling news stories here at Gambling911.com for the morning hours of Wednesday June 5, 2013. Follow us on Twitter here.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jun/04/2013

Jury Selection Underway for Whitey Bulger Trial

BOSTON (Associated Press) — As jury selection gets underway in the long-awaited trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, the biggest challenge may be finding 18 people who can spend the next four months hearing the case.

Unlike some other high-profile mob cases, jurors in the Bulger trial won't be sequestered and their identities will be made public after the verdict.

A judge told prospective jurors Tuesday that despite Bulger's notoriety, the approach to picking a jury remain the same.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jun/04/2013

Mayweather Mum on $5.9 Million Heat Bet Reports: Fertitta Doesn’t Rule it Out

Did boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. really place a $5.9 million bet on the Miami Heat to beat Indiana Monday?

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As of Tuesday morning, Mayweather, a braggart in the past, has not tweeted one way or another despite the publicity these reports have generated.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jun/04/2013

Breaking News

Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

Mafia Planned to Infiltrate Malta Gambling Sector

An anti-Mafia investigation in Palermo uncovered “advanced plans” by Mafia clans to relocate their underground activities through online gaming companies in Malta, the Times of Malta is informed.

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Doyle Brunson Said to be Doing Some ‘Serious Back Peddling’ in POTUS Bashing

Once a big supporter of US President Donald Trump, poker legend Doyle Brunson has made it clear he’s not exactly thrilled with Trump since he’s been in office.  This sentiment was relayed in a tweet Thursday, making reference to this past Tuesday’s Alabama Senate race.

Caesars Bans Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

Caesars Bans Poker Player for Being Named in Legendz Sports Indictment

A player suing Caesars Casino for allegedly banning him had previously worked for the now-defunct Legendz Sports, a company the US Government forced to close in 2013.