Gambling

Delaware Online Poker Roll Call Vote Could be Rescinded: ‘Sorry, I Meant to Vote No’

Just when we thought online poker was about to easily become legal in the state of Delaware following yesterday’s vote in the Senate, one of the Senators has come forward to proclaim that he “accidently voted ‘yes’ when he meant to vote ‘no’.”

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Say what?

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/28/2012

Latest Gambling News – Delaware Online Poker, The Poker Players Championship

This is the latest gambling news as published June 28, 2012 during the 10 am EST hour including Delaware online poker and WSOP updates.  Please follow us on Twitter here for up-to-the-minute breaking news

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The Poker Players Championship – WSOP 2012 Final Table Determined

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/28/2012

Like Elvis, Lefty Rosenthal Generates Money From the Grave

The ghost of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal lives on.

The Mob-connected Las Vegas sportsbook operator, whose life was made into the movie "Casino" and who died in 2008, still has a website that's up and running--despite being dead for four years!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/27/2012

Online Poker Bill Passes in Delaware Senate

Amendments attached to a bill that would expand gambling in the state of Delaware while offering online poker for residents of that state have been stricken.  The measure itself passed and is widely expected to be signed into law by Governor Markell shortly as his administration is heavily backing said legislation.  The Senate passed this bill by a vote of 14-6-1.  The bill was passed without amendments. 

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/27/2012

What is Delaware House Bill 333, the Allowance of Legalized Online Poker, Lotteries

[Update:  June 27, 2012 - 1:30 pm EST - No vote yet on this bill, still awaiting vote] A number of Gambling911.com readers are wondering what exactly the critical Delaware House Bill 333 allows for.  We already know that online poker will be permitted under this measure for residence of the First State. 

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/27/2012

Online Poker to be Voted on Today in Delaware Senate

Following a delayed vote on Tuesday, a measure to legalize online poker in the state of Delaware will be first on the Senate’s agenda.  BREAKING NEWS ON THIS MATTER COULD BE APPEARING ON OUR TWITTER FEED FIRST SO PLEASE FOLLOW HERE.

The online poker measure, House Bill 333, is part of more expansive gambling legislation strongly backed by the Markell administration, which includes offering casino gambling in additional locations as well as widening sports wagering options.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/27/2012

Shuffle Master Terminates Deal With Ongame Poker

(Market Watch) - Shuffle Master, Inc. (nasdaq global select market:SHFL) ("Shuffle Master" or the "Company") today announced that after careful consideration it has decided not to proceed with the acquisition of Ongame Network Limited.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/27/2012

Internet Poker Bill Vote Delayed in Delaware

A Senate vote to delay Internet poker in the state of Delaware has been delayed.

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The absence of one key Democratic leader raised concerns over whether there would be enough votes to pass the measure through.

The Associated Press reported:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/26/2012

Delaware Senate to Vote on Internet Poker, Web Gambling Today

A bill to legalize online poker and other forms of Web gambling will be voted on in the state Senate on Tuesday (June 26, 2012).  It is widely expected to pass.

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The bill cleared a Senate committee Wednesday despite complaints from church leaders who say it is morally wrong. Delaware's harness racing industry also opposes the bill, saying its members wouldn't get a fair share of the gambling proceeds.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/25/2012

Hollywood Poker Closes but Players Funds Appear Safe at RedKings.com

Another one bites the dust as Hollywood Poker has shut its doors for good.  But unlike Purple Lounge Poker Room and Casino, which abruptly shut down last month leaving players high and dry, customer funds at Hollywood will be transferred over to RedKings.com. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/25/2012

BetOnline.ag Investors Acquire Majority Ownership of SportsBetting.ag

A group of investors, consisting of shareholders from BetOnline.ag, are excited to announce a sizeable investment into online gaming site SportsBetting.ag.

With the transition come significant improvements to the SportsBetting.ag brand; including bigger bonuses, faster software, better odds and most importantly – reliable payouts.

A representative from SportsBetting.ag touched upon the upgrades:

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/25/2012

The Ramifications of Legalized Online Poker in Delaware Could Prove Significant

On the surface, the potential for legalized online poker in The First State of Delaware doesn’t look like it will have much of an impact.  After all, Delaware barely has a population of 800,000.  Unless there’s highway construction, it only takes a few blinks of the eye before one is in and out of Delaware driving along I-95 between New Jersey and Maryland/Washington, DC.  Be sure to FOLLOW GAMBLING911.COM ON TWITTER as we will be monitoring developments on the Delaware front through

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jun/23/2012

Nevada Gives Final Approval to William Hill, Others

The Nevada Gaming Commission has officially granted licenses to William Hill, Bally Technologies and International Game Technology to operate online gambling and, in the case of Hill, sports betting operations within the Silver State.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/22/2012

Delaware Online Gambling: Only Church Groups, Harness Racing Interests Stand in Way

Delaware appears to have little opposition in its attempt to pass a measure legalizing online gambling, including Web poker, in the state.  Delaware is the first state to openly express an interest in forming state compacts.  Both Rhode Island and West Virginia have been mentioned at the onset. 

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/21/2012

Intertops.com Stops Accepting New US Players Unless Invited

While no official statement has been released by Intertops.com, the oldest online gambling site in the world has stopped accepting new US registrants for the time being in all spaces unless invited by other players.  This includes sports betting, poker and its online casino. 

The decision appears to have been made without much notice as only yesterday the following tweet was made by Intertops:

Intertops ‏@Intertops

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/20/2012

Nevada Plans to Roll Out Lowest Online Poker Licensing Fees (Video)

SBR analyst Natalie Rydstrom discusses the recent International iGaming News reporting on Nevada beginning to license online poker rooms and Spain's list of "approved operators". 

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Las Vegas casinos are planning to offer the lowest igaming licensing fees in the US.  We are talking just $500,000 for Year One and $250,000 per year to renew.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/20/2012

Fertitta Interactive LLC to Release its Real Money Online Poker Site Ultimate Poker

Fertitta Entertainment, owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, have announced they are ready to unveil their “real money” and social gaming online poker site, Ultimate Poker, by week’s end.

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But there’s a catch.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/20/2012

Intertops Stops Accepting New US Players

Intertops.com, which recently became part of the newly branded Revolution Network, has stopped taking new US customers at this time.

Details of this decision were not immediately known.

Upon attempting to sign up from within the United States, the following message appears.

Thank you for your interest in Intertops! Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new customers from your country or region at this time.If you believe you received this message in error please contact our customer support team.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/20/2012

Alleged Connecticut Gambling Boss Denied Bond

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — (Associated Press) - A federal magistrate judge in Connecticut has temporarily denied bond to the reputed boss of illegal gambling rings in southwestern Connecticut allegedly connected to the Gambino crime family.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/19/2012

Gambling News: California Online Poker, Frankel World Domination, Latest Euro 2012 Odds

Gambling911.com has a ton of gambling news on tap for Tuesday, June 19, 2012 with a look at the opening day of the Royal Ascot and Frankel’s amazing feat, an update on what is not happening in the world of online poker in California and much, much more….

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Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/19/2012

New Jersey Online Poker Bill Going for Vote Today

A bill to legalize online poker and casinos in New Jersey will be heading for an Assembly vote a la the Appropriations Committee at 12:30 pm EST today (Monday June 18, 2012).

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/18/2012

Police Arrest 6 in Alleged Female Gambling Ring

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Police have arrested six women on gambling-related charges after officers broke up a gambling operation based out of at least two homes in a quiet suburban Atlanta neighborhood.

Gwinnett County police tell WSB-TV they got an anonymous tip from someone who was upset about the amount their spouse was gambling at one of the homes. When officers arrived, they discovered gambling machines.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/17/2012

Gambling News: Ylon Schwartz Enjoys More WSOP Success and First Bracelet

Ylon Schwartz has just won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at Event #27:  $1,500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E..  Schwartz was best known for making the final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker, finishing in 4th place and taking home nearly $3.8 million.  He also briefly dated Gambling911.com reporter Jenny Woo.

NBA Finals Game 3 odds and the latest odds to win the Euro 2012 are also covered below.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/16/2012

Blue Monday Online Gambling Defendant Must Pay $100 Fine

On June 8, 2012, software professional David Parchomchuk appeared in Maryland Court to face charges stemming from last year's Blue Monday indictments. He accepted a DOJ plea bargain which saw him plead guilty to conspiracy to conduct an illegal gambling business for which Judge Catherine Blake fined Parchomchuk $100, along with 2 years of unsupervised probation. Prior charges of money laundering were dropped by the DOJ. 



Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2012

Pinnacle Entertainment Acquires Heartland Poker Tour

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - Casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. is buying the owners of a televised poker tournament, the Heartland Poker Tour, so it can work the poker matches more closely into its casinos and expand the tournament.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2012

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.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2012

Grand Prix 2012 Crescent Street – Camasino.com 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. 

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Camasino.com 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 BetED.com Software Programmer Sentenced

A software programmer with the now defunct online gambling website BetED.com 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

PokerStars.es 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 PokerStars.es.

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The Spain licensed online poker rooms/networks will now be counted separately following that nation’s new regulations. 

888Poker.es 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

Breaking News

Trump Clinton Debate Ratings Bet: 70 Million to 90 Million Experts Predict

Trump Clinton Debate Ratings Bet: 70 Million to 90 Million Experts Predict

Considering Ronald Reagan vs. Jimmy Carter garnered 80.6 mil eyeballs back in 1980, Trump vs. Clinton should blow that out of the water,” one expert predicts

Two Shot at Café Where Dozen Illegal Gambling Machines Seized

Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a cafe where at least a dozen illegal gambling machines were later seized.

Two Shot at Café Where Dozen Illegal Gambling Machines Seized

Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a cafe where at least a dozen illegal gambling machines were later seized.