Gambling

DOJ Forfeits $7 Million in Proceeds From One of First Online Gambling Sites WWTS

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a consent order of forfeiture today ordering the civil forfeiture of $6,976,924 traced to international money laundering of the proceeds from an offshore Internet gambling operation that illegally targeted U.S. residents, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Richard Weber, Chief of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI).

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/16/2012

Harry Reid Concedes Federal Online Poker Bill Out for 2012

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) -- Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is declaring congressional efforts to legalize Internet poker dead for the year.

The Senate Democratic Majority Leader said Friday that proponents of an online gambling bill are out of time as the legislative session draws to a close.

Reid says he's disappointed by lawmakers' failure to reach a deal to legalize and regulate interstate gambling online.

He says he'll take up the effort again next session, along with Nevada's Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/15/2012

Playboy Teams Up With Amaya Gaming for Online Poker Site

The iconic Playboy brand will once again enter the online gambling market, this time through a partnership with Montreal-based Amaya Gaming.

Playboy had previously operated an online casino in parts of Europe using the Cryptologic software platform

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/14/2012

New Jersey Online Gambling Bill to be Voted on Monday

A bill to legalize online gambling in the state of New Jersey is scheduled for vote in the Assembly on Monday (December 20, 2012).

The Garden State is looking to legalize most forms of online gambling including sports betting, poker and casino games. 

The bill is widely expected to pass and end up on Governor Chris Christie’s desk some time next week. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/14/2012

Super Storm Sandy Could Help Ensure Gambling Expansion in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) - Anti-gambling forces fear that the economic losses from Superstorm Sandy could help efforts to expand casino gambling in New York.

State lawmakers were already expected to consider a gambling amendment to the state constitution next year before Sandy walloped New York City and Long Island last month. If the measure clears the Legislature for a second time in 2013, voters could make a final decision on whether to OK Las Vegas-style casinos beyond Indian land as early as November.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/14/2012

Massive Online Gambling Bust Nets Over 400 People in China

Police from China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar shut down a US$1.75 billion online gambling operation based in China’s Hubei Province on Thursday. 

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The investigation has been ongoing for two years now and involved some 400 individuals of which 37 have been detained thus far. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/13/2012

Social Gambling & Gaming Summit Kicks Off in LA Today: Gambling911 is in the House

Gambling911.com is here in beautiful Marina Del Rey, California to take part in this week’s Social Gambling & Gaming Summit that kicks off this morning (Thursday December 13) with keynote speaker Niranjan Nagar, Head of Games and Apps for Facebook.

The Social Gaming & Gambling Summit is a conference focused on the intersection of mobile gaming, immersive worlds, real-life brands and social networking.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/13/2012

Fahrenkopf: Unless Congress Acts Now, Online Gambling Could Proliferate

Frank Fahrenkoof, President of the American Gaming Association, sent out an ominous warning on Wednesday as part of an opinion piece for Politico.com.  Ominous, if you think the expansion of online gambling at a reckless pace in the United States is a bad thing, and there are, believe it or not, some who believe it is not

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/12/2012

Zynga Elite Slots Announced Ahead of Real Money Gambling

On Wednesday, the world’s largest free-to-play online poker company, introduced free slots ahead of anticipated real money Web gambling. 

The new game will be called “Zynga Elite Slots”. 

"We've been very focused on this," said Josh Gause, one of the game’s designers, in an interview with CNET.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/12/2012

PokerStars Welcome in New Jersey: Wants to Purchase Atlantic City Casino

State Senator Raymond Lesniak, who is behind efforts to legalize online gambling in the state of New Jersey, says he welcomes PokerStars.  The world’s largest real money poker site is looking to acquire the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/12/2012

Philadelphia Casino Fined Over Banned Gamblers

PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) — State gambling regulators say the operators of Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia have agreed to $15,000 in fines for three cases in which patrons gambled there even though they were banned from entering casinos in the state.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday announced the fines against HSP Gaming LP, which operates Sugarhouse.

The board says one case happened when a person banned from gambling in the state played table games at the casino from June 29 to July 3.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/12/2012

Horseshoe Casino Set to Open in Cincinnati

The highly anticipated $400 million Horseshoe Casino is set to open its doors on March 4.  The establishment will employ some 2000 people. 

The Horseshoe Cincinnati is the fourth and final casino approved by voters in 2009 via a constitutional amendment.  It will be operated by Caesar’s Entertainment. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/12/2012

888 Launches Real Money Facebook Platform

888.com, which operates the 6th largest online poker room in the world, has announced the launch of “real money” online poker on Facebook in the UK.  They are the second operator after Bingo Friendzy to do so.

888 Holdings’ shares rose 3.7 per cent to 113.25p in morning trading.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/12/2012

Defense: Philly Mob Boss was Rainmaker

PHILADELPHIA — (Associated Press) - A mob lawyer in Philadelphia tried Tuesday to persuade jurors that an alleged La Cosa Nostra boss was a rainmaker at a trash disposal company, not a no-show Teamsters worker.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/11/2012

Miami Police Under Investigation by Feds in Bookmaking Case

At least a half dozen Miami police officers are under investigation by the FBI for allegedly providing protection to a Liberty City sports gambling operation, according to the Miami Herald.  At least one officer has been relieved of his duties.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/11/2012

Massachusetts Exploring Online Gambling Opportunities

The state of Massachusetts is the latest to explore opportunities in the online gambling realm. 

State Treasurer Steven Grossman wants the Massachusetts lottery to offer various games of chance and even fantasy sports betting. 

“Until the Legislature acts and passes legislation, none can be done online,” Mr. Grossman said.

"Anything we do would have to be approved by the Legislature,” he said.

From The Telegram:

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/11/2012

Who Would Have Thunk It: Larry King a Successful NFL Bettor

Larry King is killing it this season with his NFL bets!  Yes, THAT Larry King!

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The radio and CNN icon now picks games on his new online show at Ora TV.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Dec/10/2012

Fox Poker Club in London Abruptly Shuts Down: Will Reopen Spring 2013

Without much advance notice, the Fox Poker Club in London has closed its doors but will reopen next Spring as a newly named Genting casino.

The Fox Poker Club, which is currently operated by Genting, tweeted the announcement at around 5 pm local time. 

Fox Poker Club is now CLOSED. Thanks to all of our customers for supporting the club over the past two years.

More announcements quickly followed: 

The club may be closed but the location will be refurbished and reborn in Spring 2013 as an exciting new Genting venue

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/10/2012

New Jersey Casino Revenue Record Loss From Sandy: State Prepares for Online Bets

The numbers are in and they are terrible.  Super Storm Sandy not only ravaged the New Jersey coastline, it also crippled the state's all-important casino sector.

Revel was among the worst hit with revenues down 33 percent from the $9.3 million generated in October of last year.

Revel exhausted most of its mid-August $100 million credit line as of the end of November. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/10/2012

Paris Hilton Wins $30K Playing Blackjack

Her former beau Rick Solomon claimed to be an online gambling kingpin early on in his illustrious career.  Now Paris Hilton is winning big at the Vegas casinos.

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Celebrating her 31st birthday, the socialite declared on her Twitter page she had just won $30,000 at the Blackjack tables.  Way to go Paris!

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/10/2012

European Commission Issues Stern Warning Regarding Schleswig State Treaty

The European Commission this weekend voiced outrage over the German State Treaty on Gambling signed by all but one of 16 Bundesländer, or states, as it applies to online gambling. 

From InterGame.com

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/10/2012

Former Ladbrokes and OpenBet Directors to Launch Locus Gaming in January 2013

Ed Andrewes and Mick d'Ancona have created Locus Gaming and are putting the final touches on their first B2C product to be launched in January 2013. The company are keeping a tight lid on exact details of the forthcoming product but they have received an important boost by gaining a licence from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/10/2012

Antigua Seeks Sanctions Against US in Online Gambling Dispute

KINGSTON, Jamaica — (Associated Press) - The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua & Barbuda intends to pursue retaliatory sanctions against U.S. commercial services and intellectual property as part of its David vs. Goliath trade battle with the United States, the islands' finance minister announced Sunday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/09/2012

PokerStars Looking to Buy Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City

The Wall Street Journal was reporting Thursday evening that the world’s largest real money online poker room, PokerStars, was looking at potentially buying an Atlantic City casino in anticipation of Internet gambling becoming legalized in New Jersey. 

The property of interest is the Atlantic Club Casino, which Stars hopes to acquire from investment group Colony Capital.  The casino reportedly took in just shy of $110 million in the past year. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/06/2012

'Temp' Super Bowl Casino in NJ May Get More Permanent

(Associated Press) - Plans for a temporary casino in the Meadowlands may get more permanent.

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Backers of a temporary "pop-up" casino at New Jersey's Meadowlands Sports complex in the week leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl may be backing off that plan in favor of one that would permanently allow gambling in places beyond Atlantic City.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/06/2012

Bally Technology Looks to Acquire Online Poker Game Developer 3G Studios

(Reuters) - Slot-machine maker Bally Technologies is exploring a bid for online poker game developer 3G Studios, in what would be the latest deal to combine online gambling and casino gaming on social media, said two sources with knowledge of the talks.

One source said several Bally Technologies executives were scheduled to visit 3G's offices in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday to determine whether to make a formal bid.

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/06/2012

Replacement Checks for TopBet.com Customers Now Arriving

Good news for TopBet.com customers as some have reported the receipt of new replacement checks following a series of payouts that resulted in “insufficient funds” (i.e. checks bouncing).

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Gambling911.com reported earlier in the week that TopBet.com had lost one of its processors, a common industry problem facing US-based players.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/05/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Expected to Sign Online Gambling Bill

A bill to legalize online gambling in the state of New Jersey is scheduled for full Assembly vote on December 17 and in the Senate on December 20. 

The measure is widely anticipated to pass in both the Assembly and state Senate as a similar bill did so last year.

Governor Chris Christie had reservations about signing last year’s bill and instead opted to pull out his veto pen in the waning hours before a looming deadline. 

This year should be different according to sources close to Gambling911.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/05/2012

Bwin.party Head Jim Ryan Steps Down

Bwin.party CEO Jim Ryan announced he will be resigning from the world’s largest online gambling firm in January.  Norbert Teufelberger, who acted joint CEO, will assume sole responsibilities for that position.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/05/2012

BetDSI.com Massive Free Cash Promos Through New Year’s Day 2013

Beginning December 5, 2012 through New Year’s Day (2013) all new BetDSI.com clients will qualify for an amazing 150 percent bankroll enhancement when depositing a minimum of $300 into their accounts (a deposit is post up money that is used for wagering and is not the property of BetDSI.com until bets are actually lost). 

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Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/05/2012

Breaking News

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 15: ‘You F***ing Thief, You F***ing Monkey’

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 15: ‘You F***ing Thief, You F***ing Monkey’

Listen as bookie hurls the F-Bomb at customer a few times, "politely" says he has to take another call, then calls back to throw more F-Bombs at him.  Oy Vey!!!

Tricks for Picking The Right Pay Per Head Software

Tricks for Picking The Right Pay Per Head Software

Today there is need to beware of many other counterfeit software in the name of pay per head.

Poker Pro, United Reach Settlement

Poker Pro, United Reach Settlement

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