Gambling

John Tierney Claims Challenged Court Order Comforted Him re Relative’s Gambling Biz

Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney continues to insist he had no idea his relatives were involved in an illegal gambling ring, citing a court order allowing his brother-in-law Robert Eremian to return to the Caribbean in 2002 to serve as a software consultant to a legal offshore betting operation.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/23/2012

Macau Murder Spate Worrisome as Growth Slows in Casino Mecca

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In Macau, three murders in the past two weeks have raised fears that violent crime is growing more common at the same time as the island's casino operators are struggling with slower growth.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2012

Revenues Way Up at 32Red: Will Enter Italy Market

Shares at 32Red have risen 3.3 percent, valuing the company at £30 million following an upbeat forecast of full year revenues. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/23/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Meadowlands Casino Talk a ‘Waste of Time’

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Associated Pres) While New Jersey lawmakers heard pros and cons Thursday on the prospect of casino gambling at the Meadowlands, Gov. Chris Christie, who opposes the idea, called the discussion futile.

"I think any conversation about extending gaming to the northern part of the state or any place else in the state is a waste of time," Christie said at an unrelated bill-signing in Trenton. "As a practical political matter, it's not going to happen."

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2012

Mass Congressman John F. Tierney Under Fire for Dining at Antiguan Bookie’s Home

“Dinner at my wife’s brother’s house. I don’t think that people would think that’s extraordinary,” Massachusetts Congressman John F. Tierney said at a recent news conference.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2012

South Carolina Man Arrested for Killing Wife, Gambling Associate

Columbia, S.C. – (Associated Press) - Investigators say they have charged a man with killing his wife and his colleague in a gambling business in his upscale suburban Columbia home.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said 42-year-old Brett Parker turned himself in Friday after two murder charges were filed more than three months after the killings.

Lott says Parker shot his 44-year-old wife, Tammy, then picked up another gun and shot 46-year-old Brian Capnerhurst on April 13. Arrest warrants say Parker then tried to make it look like he was being robbed.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2012

BetED.com Head Gets 2 Years Probation in ‘Blue Monday’ Online Gambling Conviction

Darren Wright, the 43-year-old head of now defunct online gambling outfit BetED.com, has been given two years probation for his role in running the establishment.

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Wright was charged with bank fraud and aiding and abetting in regard to running an illegal gambling operation.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/20/2012

Meadowlands Casino ‘Inevitable’

Meadowlands Racetrack Operator Jeff Gural appeared on 'NJ Today' with host Mike Schneider and explained that he has been in talks with an established gaming company in regard to the topic of expanded gaming at the Meadowlands.

"I think it is inevitable that you will see casino gambling (at the Meadowlands)," Gural said. "I would be lying if I [didn't say] one of my motivations for doing this (taking over the Meadowlands Racetrack) was that I think there will be casino gambling at some point."

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/20/2012

Former Arizona Legislator Convicted in Casino Gambling Scheme Charged with Impersonating Son

SAN DIEGO – (Associated Press) - California prosecutors say a former Arizona legislator who went to prison in a 1990 corruption scandal used his son's identity to get a California ID card and real estate license so he could work as a broker and teach a real estate class.

U-T San Diego reported Thursday that Don Kenney has been charged with five felonies including perjury, forgery and impersonating his son, a Washington state attorney.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2012

Betting on the London Olympics 2012: Go Offshore, As Vegas Wimps Out

Looking to place a bet on the upcoming Olympic Games in London?

You'll have to go offshore to do so.

The gambling capital of the world--Las Vegas--won't allow its sportsbooks to accept wagers on the Olympics.

Never fear, however.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jul/19/2012

Bookmakers May Become Extinct Like the Dinosaurs

The Ice Age killed off the dinosaurs and it appears the Internet may soon kill off the bookmakers. 

What is widely considered the second oldest industry in the world after prostitution, bookies throughout Ireland have had to contend with the Internet and turnover numbers that have seen a massive 19 per cent decline during the first half of 2012. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/19/2012

Talks Regarding Gambling Expansion in Maryland Continue

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — (Associated Press) - Gov. Martin O’Malley and House Speaker Michael Busch on Wednesday proposed allocating some gambling revenue in a way to help offset losses that a Prince George’s County casino could cause for Baltimore and Anne Arundel County.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2012

Churchill Downs Applies for Online Poker License

Kentucky’s Churchill Downs is the latest entity to apply for an online poker license in the state of Nevada.

The Silver State became the first to legalize online poker late last year and has been accepting applications over the past few months. 

Churchill Downs, which currently offers legalized horse betting on the Web, already signaled its interest in offering Internet poker after purchasing the media venture Bluff Magazine earlier in the year.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/19/2012

Casino Mogul, Political Donor Sheldon Adelson Lashes Out Over Prostitution Claims

(AP) Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief and leading Republican political donor Sheldon Adelson is firing back at his former Macau casino executive's claim that Adelson personally approved prostitution at company properties in the Chinese gambling enclave.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jul/19/2012

Social Gaming Updates: Camasino.com, Bam Poker

In the coming weeks, Gambling911.com will be presenting a series of interviews with some of the newest social gaming websites including Camasino.com and Bam Poker. 

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Submitted by Payton on, Jul/18/2012

NorthBet Joins the Gambling911.com Family

NorthBet.ag has joined the Gambling911.com family just in time for the upcoming NFL season.  Their “invite only” business model has quickly become one of the most effective ways to take care of preferred clients all across the industry.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/18/2012

Harry Reid, Jon Kyl Trying to Solicit Support for Online Poker Bill

House Majority Leader Harry Reid has confirmed that he and Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl are close to a deal that would legalize online poker in the United States.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/18/2012

Defendant in ‘Blue Monday’ Online Gambling Indictment Sentencing Sealed

No word yet on the fate of Darren Wright, the 43-year-old head of defunct online gambling company BetED.com and ThrillX.

Wright was caught up in a sting operation organized by the US Attorneys Office in Baltimore resulting in charges of money laundering and aiding and abetting of an online gambling business back in May of last year.  The investigation took place over a nearly two-year period. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/18/2012

Alleged Casino Cheaters Headed to Court in Ohio

CLEVELAND - (Associated Press) — Prosecutors say they have compelling video evidence against the first suspected casino cheaters in Ohio.

Seven men have been indicted in Cleveland on illegal gambling charges and six are due in court Wednesday morning. The seventh was arraigned last week and pleaded not guilty.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Bill Mason says he will show surveillance video from the new Horseshoe casino if any case goes to trial. In his words, "It's not going to be difficult to figure out what they are doing."

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2012

BetED.com Head Darren Wright Arraigned Monday

A defendant caught up in a Maryland US Attorney online gambling sting operation has been arraigned.  Update:  Sentencing was under seal.   

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/17/2012

Kentucky Domain Seizure Deemed ‘Unconstitutional’ by None Other Than US Feds

Attempts by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to seize several dozen online gambling-related domain names have been deemed “Unconstitutional” by none other than the US Justice Department.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/17/2012

Rachel Maddow: A Sheldon Adelson Justice Department Would Make ‘Macau’ Probe Go Away (Video)

Sands boss, billionaire and one of the top contributors to the Republican party, Sheldon Adelson, is fast becoming one of the most loathed men within the poker community.  Many players have called for an all-out boycott of his properties.  These include the Sands, Venetian and the Palazzo in Las Vegas.  Sands also operates properties in other parts of the US including Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as well as in China's Macau. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/17/2012

Three Men in Alabama Gambling Voter Selling, Bingo Bribery Case Sentenced to 5-7 Years

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — (Associated Press) - A federal judge has sentenced three men who pleaded guilty in an Alabama Statehouse bribery scheme to several years in federal prison.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2012

Massachusetts Casino Agreement With Tribes Most Lucrative

BOSTON (Associated Press) An agreement calling for the state to receive 21.5 percent of gambling revenue from a tribal casino, though less than its share of any future commercial casino revenue, would nonetheless be among the most lucrative deals negotiated by any state with a Native American tribe, Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2012

Sentencing in Alabama Gambling Vote Selling, Bingo Bribery Convictions Today

Phillip Rawls, Associated Press

(Associated Press) - A former federal judge said it’s highly unlikely that a casino developer who admitted offering millions in bribes will come out a winner in his attempt to avoid a prison sentence.

Three of the four people who pleaded guilty in Alabama’s gambling corruption case — Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley, casino lobbyist Jarrod Massey and former state Rep. Terry Spicer — are scheduled for sentencing today in Montgomery by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2012

Kahnawake Gaming Commission: No Addressing the Status of Absolute Poker, UB.com (Video)

General Counsel not asked about Absolute Poker payment status nor does he bring it up

SBR newswoman Natalie Rydström interviews Murray Marshall, General Counsel for the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Since 1999, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission has been the licensing and regulatory authority for Canadian interactive gaming companies. Mr. Marshall discusses in detail how the KGC operates.

What many people want to know is “What’s the status of UB.com and Absolute Poker”?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/16/2012

Casinos in the Meadowlands Unlikely Any Time Soon

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been adamant that he does not want casinos anywhere outside of Atlantic City.  Nevertheless, a state Assembly committee will convene at the Meadowlands Racetrack next week to discuss the potential of casino gambling in North Jersey.   

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/13/2012

Las Vegas Visitation Up, Gambling Down

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas saw slightly more visitors this May compared with the same month last year, although gambling was down more than 10 percent in Clark County.

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says about 3.5 million visitors came to Las Vegas in May. That's 2.4 percent up from the same month last year, when 3.4 million people visited Sin City.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/13/2012

Ladbrokes Slashes Odds on Heathrow passport Queues During Olympics

(Reuters) - Queuing and gambling, two popular pastimes in Britain, will be especially prominent during the looming London Olympics, starting at Heathrow Airport's arrival terminals it appears.

The slow pace of immigration checks has come under fire as Olympic officials and athletes begin arriving for the two-week Games and a leading bookmaker has already made it a racing certainty that an hour-long wait will be experienced.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/13/2012

Paddy Power Passes Preliminary Review to Operate Online Gambling Site in Nevada

While it is yet to name a potential business partner from the US, the United Kingdom’s third largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, was granted a preliminary finding of suitability to operate in Nevada by state gaming regulators Wednesday.

"The U.S. is a key potential new market for us," Paddy Power Chief Executive Officer Patrick Kennedy said on Wednesday.   "We're looking at all opportunities in the U.S., but our expertise is in online gaming.  That's obviously what we're looking at doing in Nevada and in other states."

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/12/2012

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