Sports betting in South Carolina is considered a misdemeanor in the state while there are no outright laws against Internet gambling
Connecticut tribes reacted to news that Rep. Stephen Dargan, co-chairman of the legislative public safety committee, wants to re-evaluate the state’s role in legalized Internet gambling.
Testimony continued this week in the trial of reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi with the revelation that he had allegedly vowed to kill radio celebrity Jerry Blavat after reading a 2009 article appearing in the Philadelphia Magazine.
One of the biggest events in social gaming is taking place December 13-14 in Los Angeles, the Social Gaming & Gambling Summit, and Gambling911.com, the worldwide leader in Gambling news, has announced it will be in attendance.
The two day event will feature some of the biggest names in social gaming including Facebook, Rocket Play, Bunker Mode, Abode, Bees and Pollen, Blitzoo and so many more.
The two-day conference will explore the convergence of social gaming and gambling, as well as its impact on the industry.
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (Associated Press) — A North Las Vegas, Nev.-based company wants to build a $250 million casino in the Chicago suburb of Country Club Hills.
The SouthtownStar reports the casino operator is making the announcement despite Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of a gambling expansion bill. It’s unclear whether the Illinois Legislature will be able to override Quinn’s veto or pass a new bill.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Associated Press) — A 76-year-old reputed Connecticut mobster said to have information about the largest art heist in history was expected to plead guilty Wednesday in a weapons and prescription drugs case.
Robert Gentile, of Manchester, has a change-of-plea hearing scheduled in Hartford federal court. He has pleaded not guilty to allegations he illegally possessed firearms and explosives and sold illegally obtained prescription drugs.
Connecticut, which had dabbled with the idea of licensing online gambling websites earlier in the year, is looking to revisit that option.
Rep. Stephen Dargan, co-chairman of the legislative public safety committee, said on Tuesday his state should jump on the bandwagon come January.
The Financial Time’s Jonathan Guthrie blasted the European Union for its failure to act appropriately in light of member nations chokehold over online gambling firms.
Isle of Man licensed Camasino.com has announced the launch of its real money online casino lobby.
Camasino, which runs Canada’s biggest land-based poker room, Snakes Poker Club (now rebranded as Camasino.com Poker Room), is offering a $300 bonus to those who open an account.
28 games are being offered that include Blackjack, Craps, Progressive Slots, Multi-Hand Video Poker, Roulette, Chinese New Year and Magical Forest, just to name a few.
Norbert Teufelberger, the co-founder of Bwin.Party, was released following two hours of questioning by Belgian authorities late Tuesday.
Teufelberger had just finished giving the keynote address at the Responsible Gaming Day conference when authorities came and requested he come with them for questioning after the event at 2 pm local time. Teufelberger did go voluntarily, a company representative confirmed.
Norbert Teufelberger, co-founder of the world’s largest online betting firm Bwin.Party, was detained while visiting Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday.
Teufelberger was in attendance at the Responsible Gaming Day conference in that European nation, home to the European Union, when authorities came and requested he come with them for questioning after the event at 2 pm local time. Teufelberger did go voluntarily, a company representative confirmed.
Good news for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joe Francis….well sort of.
Turns out he won’t have to pay casino mogul Steve Wynn $40 million after all.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell issued the ruling Friday, reducing the jury award in a defamation suit by $21 million.
BOSTON – (Associated Press) - A federal judge on Friday agreed to delay the murder trial of former mobster James "Whitey" Bulger by three months, rejecting a defense request for eight months.
U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns said he would put off Bulger's trial from March until June. He said jury selection will begin on June 6.
Texas lawmakers began filing bills Monday before the 2013 legislative session... one of which includes a vote to have casinos in the Lone Star State.
Lawmakers will convene Jan. 8 for a 140-day session that would only go longer if the governor called a special session. Sessions that take place in even-numbered years go longer.
A former Vice President of publicly traded social gaming company Zynga has been hired by startup Betable, it was announced on Monday.
Ya-Bing Chu will be placed in charge of building Betable’s real money platform, which will be available in most countries except for the USA, at least for the time being. He will also focus on mobile growth for the company.
“This is an opportunity to pioneer this business, and this was too good to pass up,” said Chu.
Three individuals charged in connection with running an illegal online gambling website with alleged ties to organized crime in Ottawa, Canada have been released on bail over the weekend.
Benedetto Manasseri, Stephen Parrish and Gary Saikaley were all held in custody after their arrests earlier this week.
A lot has been made of a potential cybersecurity bill acting as a vehicle in which to attach proposed Internet poker legislation drafted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Senator Jon Kyl. A better option might be so-called “fiscal cliff’ legislation, and with good reason.
For one, cybersecurity proved a polarizing issue the last time both the House and Senate attempted to pass their respective bills. There was huge opposition from outside groups worried over the potential negative impact on freedom of speech.
The RCMP rounded up 12 people throughout the Ottawa, Canada area charging them with running an illegal sports betting website.
Today, the organisers of the Social Gambling Conference have announced that Venture Beat's Social Gaming lead commentator Dean Takahashi, Hussein Chahine, Founder & CEO of Yazino, Brian Morgan, Executive Director Online Gaming at WMS, Vaughan Lewis, Analyst at Morgan Stanley and Joost van Dreunen, Co-Founder & CEO of SuperData will be joining the elite line up of speakers at November's conference.
Bill Would Make Betting on Outcome of Single Sporting Event Legal
Mike Colbert, the former executive from Cantor Gaming who ran sportsbooks like those at the M Resort, was expected to plead not guilty later this month for his involvement with an illegal sports betting ring that netted some $50 million. Colbert was charged with eight counts of conspiracy, money laundering and enterprise corruption.
With a referendum passed on Election Day for expanded gambling in Maryland, Caesars has announced plans to build a high-end casino in Baltimore with its Horseshoe brand.
Caesar’s bills the Horseshoe as home of the best odds, highest limits and biggest jackpots. The Horseshoe brand is offered in six markets, including Cleveland.
72-year-old Mobster Giuseppe “Joe” Di Maulo was shot to death in his own driveway earlier this week in what may signal the end to a bloody crime family war, or could result in further bloodshed.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) — Once reluctant to embrace large-scale gambling, Maryland is now on track to potentially become a major casino state on the East Coast, after voters decided to allow Las Vegas-style table games at six casinos, including one next to the nation's capital.
CARSON CITY (Associated Press) — State officials say Nevada gambling revenues were up more than 3 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports a gambling win of $893 million for September.
Officials also say casino revenues for July through September are up almost 6 percent compared with the same quarter in 2011.
The European online gambling market is growing, and the UK is leading the way, reports Belle Rock Entertainment. However, H2 Gambling Capital figures forecast rapid growth in Italy, France and Spain that could leave the UK lagging behind.
LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - Nevada gambling regulators are seeking discipline against a Las Vegas bar where state and local agents reported seeing customers performing sex acts in view of other customers.
The state Gaming Control Board on Thursday submitted to the Nevada Gaming Commission a nine-count complaint against Las Vegas Eagle owner Judy R. Nelson.
The commission could hold a hearing or both sides could negotiate a settlement.
One of the industry’s most prominent online poker rooms, Carbon Poker, has dove head first into the sports betting market. The new brand is CarbonSports.ag and a lot of people are beginning to take notice.
CBS WJZ reported Wednesday morning that gambling expansion as part of a voter referendum has passed in the state of Maryland.
Question 7 passed with 52 percent approval.
When all was said and done, $87 million had been spent on the gambling expansion initiative. This is more money than was spent on the last Governor race.
“It’s gonna be more jobs, construction jobs, long-term jobs in the hospitality industry, but it’s also gonna mean more dollars for Maryland schools,” said Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
(Associated Press) - Hordes of Chinese high rollers flooding into Macau have turned the city into an Asian casino boomtown, but they're also posing a challenge for China's next generation of leaders.
An attorney who was jailed after trying to kill a noted sports handicapper is now plotting the handicapper's death from behind bars
Rolando Cardenas, 55, faces murder and attempted murder charges after police say he opened fire on a double decker bus, killing one man and injuring another.