Three Australian employees of Crown Resorts could be released from a Chinese jail within months after being handed nine and 10-month sentences for gambling related offences in a Shanghai court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Associated Press) - Plans for a temporary casino in the Meadowlands may get more permanent.
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.
(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.
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).
Gambling911.com reported earlier in the week that TopBet.com had lost one of its processors, a common industry problem facing US-based players.
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.
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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TULSA, Okla.— (Associated Press) - Tulsa athletic director Ross Parmley was fired Tuesday, a week after he was named in a federal investigation of a man accused of running a gambling operation in Oklahoma City.
Tulsa President Steadman Upham released a letter to students and faculty of the private university Tuesday night, saying Parmley "admitted he had not been truthful" about his role in the mess when he told him in October 2011 that he was cooperating in an FBI investigation.
The United Kingdom, long a hotbed for Internet gambling firms, has drafted a gambling bill that would tighten current regulation.
The bill would require overseas operators to inform the Government about suspicious betting patterns.
A 2005 bill enabled companies operating in Gibraltar and the Isle of Man to obtain a gambling license from the UK as well as advertise there.
Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands witnessed a decline in early trading Tuesday as China continues its crackdown on the gambling Mecca of Macau.
In recent months, Chinese authorities have conducted a series of raids aimed at curbing money laundering in the former Portuguese colony.
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Concerned sports bettors have taken to the message boards complaining of checks issued by online sportsbook Top Bet bouncing (insufficient funds).
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The largest social-gaming company, Zynga, depends on the largest social network and vice versa, Facebook, writes Dean Takahashi of Venturebeat. But both appear to be going their separate ways as the two companies have restructured their contracts whereby Zynga can now begin offering its social gaming platforms to other companies. Zynga, as such, is one step closer to offering “real money” online gambling including poker.
Rafe Furst, one of three individuals accused of orchestrating an elaborate ponzi scheme while on the Board of Directors of Full Tilt Poker, has settled with US law enforcement and will now surrender his Swiss bank account and pay a $150,000 fine.
In return the US Government has dropped the civil money laundering penalty of $11,706,323.96. A portion of those funds are contained within the Swiss bank account.
The long awaited mob gambling flick “Killing Them Softly” finally opens in theatres Friday.
It’s a film about American crime directed by Andrew Dominik based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins and stars Pitt along with Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini.
“Killing Them Softly” is about a professional enforcer named Jackie Cogan, who investigates a heist that transpired during a mob-protected poker game.
With 14 World Series of Poker bracelets under his belt, Phil Hellmuth is looking to improve on his record when he comes back to the table Monday night.
Nathan Gamble defeated the 830-player field of the $15K Pot Limit Ohaha Hi-Lo event to win his first ever WSOP bracelet and $223,339 Sunday night.