Seedy Side of Internet Cafes: Degenerate Gamblers, Hookers, Mickey Mouse

Law enforcement in North Jakarta have detained Mickey Mouse…well, sort of…


That’s the nic they gave to gambling boss Hady Soemantri a.k.a Bong Can a.k.a Acan.

The raid comes at a time when Indonesia is in the midst of cracking down on illegal Internet café’s used for gambling purposes.  The businesses are often run from 8 am to 1 am.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/27/2013

Online Gambling Web Chat Files: ‘A Phone Call From God Won’t Save You’

Social gaming, this is not.  Angry customers have taken to the posting forums to cut and paste online chats with reps from various online gambling sites.  Some of the best cut and pasted chats are courtesy of customer as the owner of that long-established company loves to “engage” with his clientele on occasion. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/27/2013

Woman Sought in Las Vegas Strip Shooting That Left Three Dead

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — A 22-year-old Miami woman with a history of prostitution arrests was identified Tuesday as a person of interest in a Las Vegas Strip shooting that triggered a spectacular fiery crash and left three people dead.

Police said Tineesha Lashun Howard was in a black SUV with Ammar Harris last week when he fired shots into a Maserati sports car at a self-promoted rapper who investigators say argued with Harris minutes earlier in the valet area of a glassy Strip resort.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/27/2013

Judge to Rule in New Jersey Sports Betting Matter Shortly

All eyes have been on New Jersey this week as Governor Chris Christie signed a measure into law that would allow online gambling within the Garden State.


Perhaps this will serve as a positive harbinger as a judge is set to rule on whether New Jersey is permitted to introduce legalized sports betting.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/27/2013

Chris Christie on Legalizing Web Poker: ‘A Critical Decision’

Speaking to John Brennan of Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had this to say regarding his decision to legalize Web gamblnig in the Garden State: “This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly."

Christie, who had sat on previous bills up to the final hours, signed this third reincarnation within minutes of it hitting his desk.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2013

Breaking News: Christie Signs Internet Gambling Bill Into Law

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill authorizing Internet gambling in the state following swift passage by lawmakers Tuesday.

The State Assembly and Senate both overwhelming passed the bill, AB 2578, this afternoon and Governor Christie immediately signed it into law.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2013

Dead Rapper in Vegas Strip Shooting Worked as a Pimp: Suspect Still on Loose

A rapper killed in a brazen Las Vegas Strip shooting last week reportedly worked as a pimp.   Kenny Cherry Jr. (AKA “Kenny Clutch”) was shot while behind the wheel of his Maserati.  He then slammed his car into a parked taxi killing both the driver and a passenger.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/25/2013

Chris Christie Could Sign New Jersey Online Gambling Bill Tuesday

All eyes will be on New Jersey Tuesday as that state’s Governor Chris Christie may sign a bill legalizing online gambling.  The Governor has already said he intends to sign the bill within 48 hours of it arriving on his desk.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/25/2013

New Jersey Mobster Louis ‘Big Lou’ Fazzini Gets Nearly 5 Years Jail Time

New Jersey mobster Louis “Big Lou” Fazzini has been sentenced to 55 months behind bars after pleading guilty this past October to racketeering and conspiracy connected to a Mob-controlled gambling operation.


Fazzini had previously served four years prison time after being convicted of similar charges in 1999.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/25/2013

Search Widens for Suspect in Vegas Strip Shooting

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — The search has widened to the southeastern U.S. for a 26-year-old man who police call the prime suspect in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three last week on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas police Capt. Chris Jones said Monday that investigators were tracing places where Ammar Harris lived and worked in the past.

Public records show Harris lived in South Carolina and Georgia; was convicted in Atlanta in 2005 of marijuana possession; and was arrested in Miami in December on a reckless driving charge.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/25/2013

Ang Lee Best Director Win Biggest Upset in Oscar History

With Ang Lee winning the Best Director award at this year’s Oscars for “Life of Pi”, we witnessed the biggest upset since online bookmakers began taking bets on the Oscars during the late 1990’s.


Stephen Spielberg was a pretty big favorite to win as Best Director.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/25/2013

Old Gambling Case Leads to Alabama Casino Raid

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Associated Press) -- The state attorney general's office used a century-old gambling case to get a rare, but not unprecedented, search warrant to raid VictoryLand casino in Shorter.

Macon County Circuit Judge Tom Young initially refused to give the attorney general a search warrant. Attorney General Luther Strange appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court. He cited an 1899 case where a justice of the peace denied an arrest warrant based on an incorrect interpretation of the law, and the Supreme Court ordered it issued.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/24/2013

SUV in Fatal Vegas Strip Shooting Seized: Suspect Identified

(Associated Press) - Police are seeking a 26-year-old man as the prime suspect in last week's pre-dawn shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three people and injured several others

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/24/2013

Nevada Legalizes First Interstate Online Poker

(Reuters) - Nevada has become the first U.S. state to legalize interstate online poker and allow state-to-state gaming agreements, beating New Jersey to the punch and putting in place a potential nationwide framework for Internet wagering.


Submitted by Reuters on, Feb/22/2013

Rapper Kenny Clutch, Not Howard Lederer, Victim in Vegas Strip Shooting

Rapper Kenny Clutch (real name is Kenneth Cherry Jr.) was the victim of Thursday morning’s shooing in the valet area of the Aria Resort and Casino that left two other individuals dead after Clutch’s out of control Maserati slammed into a taxi.


Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/22/2013

Hotel Altercation Sparked Vegas Strip Shooting: Three Dead, Manhunt On

Las Vegas – (Associated Press) - Police say a deadly car-to-car shooting and fiery crash at a major Las Vegas Strip intersection started with an argument in the valet area of the Aria resort.


Sheriff Doug Gillespie made the disclosure Thursday about the early morning incident that left three people dead and at least six injured. Police withheld the names citing the ongoing investigation.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/21/2013

Nevada Legislature Passes Online Gambling Bill: No Need for Federal Bill

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — The Nevada Legislature unanimously approved an online gambling bill Thursday, sending the bill to Gov. Brian Sandoval on a fast-track effort to retain the state's status as the leader in gambling regulation.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/21/2013

Online Cee-lo and 1-4-24 Dice Games Rolled Out by Juicy Stakes: Big Cash Promo

Popular online gaming site, Juicy Stakes is now rolling two dice games new to the real money scene, Cee-lo and 1-4-24. Hit the alley to catch Strungflowers and avoid the Dancing Dragon in three dice Cee-lo or try your hand at 1-4-24. Play and real money, multi-player games are now rolling under the all new Dice tab within the Juicy software.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/20/2013

Federal Bill on Internet Poker Coming Within Few Weeks (Video)

Speaking on the Ralston Reports Tuesday night, outgoing American Gaming Association head Frank Fahrenkopf said that a bill to legalize online poker at the federal level is likely to be introduced in the House within the next few weeks (of February 19, 2013).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/20/2013

UK Tax Agreement Update With Online Gambling Haven Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Government sees that the move to automatic information is a "game changer" and, as you will be aware, has embraced the concept in the agreements that it proposes to enter into with the USA and UK.

Negotiations have moved at pace with the UK since 7th December and we are now in a position to update you in a number of areas.

In the Budget Speech yesterday, the Treasury Minister confirmed that progress is being made.

Submitted by Press Release on, Feb/20/2013

Governor Christie to Sign Internet Gambling Bill Feb 26 or 27

LAVALLETTE, N.J. (Associated Press) — Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he will quickly sign an Internet gambling bill if lawmakers make the changes he wants to the legislation.

At an appearance in Lavallette, the governor said he could conceivably sign the bill the same day the Legislature approved those changes, or the next day, "depending on how my day is going."

Assuming the state Assembly and Senate approve an amended bill, "There's no reason not to sign it quickly," Christie said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/19/2013

Fahrenkopf on Christie’s Obama ‘French Kiss’, House Web Poker Bill in 2 Weeks

Appearing on the Ralston Report Tuesday evening, outgoing American Gaming Association chief Frank Fahrenkopf blasted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for what he called an “overboard” reaction to US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Garden State following Super Storm Sandy’s massive destruction.

“He kissed him. He didn’t have to French-kiss him. I think he went overboard.”

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/19/2013

IGT Employee: ‘I Feel Like a Battered Wife Who Can’t Leave My Husband’

CEO forces staff to drink liquid concentrate forms of coffee while she insists on having her's freshly ground.  Does not talk to employees face-to-face.

As if the situation weren’t complicated enough with a proxy battle underway at IGT, the world’s largest slots manufacturer employees have begun reaching out to offering their own personal horror stories as to what it is like working for the beleaguered gaming firm.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/19/2013

Alabama Casino VictoryLand Raided

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Tuesday morning that gambling machines and cash were seized at VictoryLand casino in Macon County.

VictoryLand’s developer and others involved with the casino were charged last year with vote selling.  The casino had previously been shut down in 2010 after a crackdown by then-governor Bob Riley.

A release from Strange's office made mention of a months-long investigation into electronic bingo machines that authorities determined were illegal.

- Gilbert Horowitz,

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/19/2013

PokerStars Now Refers Poker Players to Morningside Recovery After G911 Story

Following’s Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo’s interview with Morningside Recovery’s gambling addiction specialist Dr. Elizabeth Waterman, Psy.D, the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars, has begun referring their own pros to this prestigious organization. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/18/2013

Morningside Recovery Center: Stop Watching Woo and Put Away Sock Puppet!

Morningside Recovery Center, the national renowned rehab center that Gambling 911 revealed treated Poker pro Erick Lindgren to overcome his gambling addiction with a specified program for him allowing him to stay in control of the gambling which he does for a living has recently completed a survey which makes us think too many out there are thinking about resident MILF Jenny Woo (pictured).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/17/2013

Ashton Kutcher: ‘I Once Ran Nation's Biggest Sports Syndicate’

“Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher confessed in an interview with Esquire Magazine that he once ran the largest sports betting syndicate in the US. 

Kutcher claimed he used his “dumb” persona to his advantage.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/14/2013

Ex-San Diego Mayor $1 Billion in Gambling Losses

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor took $2 million from a nonprofit foundation to feed a gambling addiction in which she lost more than $1 billion over an eight-year period, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/14/2013

Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Technology has Just Been Released. is the first fully automated and cheat-proof lottery system that features provably fair technology based on the Bitcoin Blockchain. It promises to revolutionize the online gambling industry.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/14/2013

US Feds, New Jersey to Argue Before Judge About Sports Betting in State

TRENTON (Associated Press) — New Jersey’s efforts to offer legal sports gambling are being put to the test in federal court.


Attorneys for the state and the U.S. Department of Justice are scheduled to argue Thursday in Trenton over whether a federal law restricting sports betting to four states is unconstitutional.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/14/2013

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Online Casinos Now Offering Cash Back on Losses

Online Casinos Now Offering Cash Back on Losses

While common among many of the North American race books, cash back on losses is only beginning to catch on with the online casinos now. 

Vegas to Debut First Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Vegas to Debut First Free-Roam Virtual Reality Arena at MGM Grand Casino

Vegas' first multi-player free-roam VR experience inside LEVEL UP gaming lounge unveiled September 8. Unveils New Website With Top Features - G911 World Exclusive

“Easier to use, faster and cleaner”, these are the words being used to describe the new Bookmaker interface scheduled to debut Wednesday