BetFred Pays Out on Sam Oldham’s Granny Olympic Bet Following Public Outcry

BetFred advised late Thursday it had decided to pay out on an Olympic bet placed by the grandmother of Olympic gymnast Sam Oldham, ending a brief - albeit ugly - chapter in the company’s history. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/23/2012

Twitter Followers Have Beef With BetFred Over ‘Void’ Granny Bet: Firm Responds

Late Thursday, British bookmaker BetFred, run by multi-millionaire Fred Done, refused to budge in regard to paying the grandmother of Olympic swimmer Sam Oldham.   Many across the nation – and the world for that matter – have taken to Twitter to voice their outrage and hopefully pressure BetFred into doing what they believe to be the right thing. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/23/2012

Player Verify Applies for Nevada Online Gambling License

Online poker sites in Nevada have 30 days after a player registers to collect detailed identifying information about that player. The policy is known as Know Your Customer, or KYC, and it can be especially problematic for gambling sites that lack the verification tools to properly conduct KYC activities. But with Player Verify’s recent application for a Nevada online poker service provider license, KYC will soon become simple and accurate for Nevada-based online poker companies.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2012

Pay Grandma BetFred! Bookie Berated in London Press

The headlines these past 24 hours have been jarring.

From the Daily Express:  I’ve Won 200-1 Bet on My Grandson at Olympics….But Bookies Won’t Pay Up

From the San Francisco Chronicle:  British Bookmakers Won’t Pay Out Grandmother’s Winning Bet

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/22/2012

Prince Harry in Naked Vegas Pool Romp With Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte

Michael Holden, Reuters

(Reuters) - Pictures of a naked Prince Harry were published on a U.S. website on Wednesday, showing the grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth cavorting with a nude young woman in a hotel room in Las Vegas.

A royal source confirmed to Reuters that the two photos published on the celebrity gossip website TMZ were of Harry, who has a reputation as a partying playboy and is often linked to an array of women in Britain's tabloids.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2012

Poker Player Nancy Todd Submits 121,503 More Signatures for Arkansas Casino Measure

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Associated Press) - A professional poker player who wants to put a casino legalization measure on the ballot has submitted more signatures to state election officials. But it's unclear whether she'll be able to put her proposal before voters this fall.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2012

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Could See Charges Dropped in Wake of Poker Ruling

Following a New York federal judge ruling proclaiming poker as a “game of skill” and not “gambling” under current federal legislation, there is talk that charges against PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg could soon be dropped.

Scheinberg founded what is today the world’s largest “real money” online poker room the very day the World Trade Centers were under attack in New York City, September 11, 2011. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/22/2012

Sam Oldham Granny Gets Shafted by Bookie Refuses to Honor Olympic Bet

British bookmaker has refused to pay out on a 200/1 bet placed by Olympian San Oldham’s grandmother that he would win a medal at this year’s London Olympics.  Oldham ended up winning a gymnastic team bronze medal representing Great Britain.  The win was considered a major upset and the first in gymnastics for England in 100 years.    

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/22/2012

New Poll Shows New Jersey Residents Want Legalized Sports Betting in State

A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Tuesday morning reveals that 45 percent of New Jersey residents believe sports betting should be legalized while 38 percent prefer waiting for Congress to repeal a current federal ban.  Just under 1000 individuals took part in the survey. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/21/2012

Newest Theme For a Las Vegas Hotel: It’s Detroit!

Imagine taking an exciting vacation to a popular tourist destination...


New York.



Detroit? How did that get in there?

According to some folks in Las Vegas, there's no reason for it not to be on the list.

That's why the next big new hotel-casino to open in Las Vegas is going to have the theme of--wait for it--Detroit!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/21/2012

Shocking Study Finds More Young Boys Gambling Than Ever Before

10 percent of young boys have gambled before the age of 16, a shocking study commissioned by the University of Tasmania education faculty revealed on Monday.  Subjects 14 to 17-year-old across Tasmania were used as part of gambling study Weighing up the Odds.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/20/2012

Unshuffled Cards a Costly Headache for Atlantic City

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row.

But when the players at an April game of mini-baccarat at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City kept seeing the same sequence of cards dealt, over and over and over again, their eyes grew wide and their bets grew bigger, zooming from $10 a hand to $5,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2012

Professional Poker Player Nancy Todd Wants Control Over Arkansas Casinos

Professional poker player Nancy Todd is looking to control casinos in four Arkansas counties via a ballot proposal, the Associated Press was reporting on Monday. 

Todd said that she was required to submit a new proposal after Secretary of State Mark Martin found that the measure improperly omitted a reference to a state gambling law that would be repealed. 

The ballot wording was ruled to be “unfit” by Martin’s office last week and will issue a new ruling on the amended ballot wording within the next 15 days. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/20/2012

Hollywood Casino Columbus Scheduled to Open in October (2012): Biggest in Town

COLUMBUS —(Associated Press) - Developers are ready to provide a peek on Monday at the new Hollywood Casino Columbus, which will offer gambling in the state capital as the third and largest of four casinos approved by voters.

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2012

New Jersey Sen. Ray Lesniak to Discuss Legalizing Sports Betting, Online Poker in State on ESPN

Sunday 6 am EDT with Jody Mac (ESPN New York Live Streaming Here) - 20 minutes with New Jersey State Senate Raymond Lesniak discussing the legalization of sports betting in the Garden State and the recent lawsuit filed on behalf of the major sports leagues to try and prevent this from happening. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/18/2012

Software Developer Executives Arrested in Connection with ‘Online Gambling Scheme’

Several executives from a Fort Worth, Texas software development company have been arrested Friday and charged with money laundering, felony gambling and organized criminal activity.

The company, HEST Technologies, claims to develop promotional systems for sweepstakes cafes, Internet cafes and nonprofit organizations. 

Authorities allege the company's "sweepstakes" systems constitute illegal gambling devices by claiming to sell a lawful service as a means to induce people into gambling. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/17/2012

Friends: ‘All Michael Phelps Thinks About is Gambling’

Friends of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps claim the record gold medal winner “only thinks about gambling” these days, more specifically about playing poker. just the other day featured a report on Phelps desire to become a poker pro

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/17/2012

Jackson County Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina Begins Offering Live Games

As part of a compact that gives the state a portion of revenues from new live games, the Harrah’s owned Jackson County Casino began offering live blackjack at 12 tables this past Wednesday.

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The 15-year-old casino on Cherokee Tribal land had previously only offered electronic variations of casino games.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2012

Police on Hunt for Londonderry Armed Robber Who Entered Bookmaker Brandishing Baton

Police in Londonderry want the public’s assistance in finding an armed robber who reportedly entered a Blucher Street area bookmaker brandishing a baton.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Shortly after 5.40pm a man, carrying a baton entered the premises and demanded money from a member of staff.

“The man smashed a number of television screens in the premises before making off empty handed. No-one was injured during the incident. The man is described as being approximately 5’8” tall and wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2012

Pinnacle Entertainment Granted Approval to Open New Baton Rouge Riverboat Casino

Baton Rouge, La. — (Associated Press) - Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. has received approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to open its new $368 million Baton Rouge casino on Aug. 29, if the riverboat passes a safety inspection.

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2012

Montana Man Charged With Running Internet Gambling Website

BILLINGS, Mont. (Associated Press) A man with a 2003 conviction for running an illegal bookmaking business out of a Billings card room is now charged with helping people access an illegal Internet gambling site.

The Billings Gazette reports John Fischer pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge of operating an illegal gambling enterprise.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2012

Maryland Governor Signs Measure Expanding Gambling

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has had misgivings over the years about raising money for the state of Maryland through gambling, and while he had hoped he would only need to ask voters once whether to allow an expansion, he has decided he needs to do it again.

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Submitted by Guest on, Aug/16/2012

Former Mobster Claims Gambino Crime Family Ties to Jerry Sandusky, Other Child Porn Deviants

A one time child associate of the Mob claims that sick photos depicting child sexual encounters with older men were once developed at a photo studio used as a front by the Gambino Crime Family. 


Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/16/2012

Powerball Jackpot Up to $320 Million

Rhode Island is looking to extend its lucky streak while other states residents have the opportunity to take part in one of the biggest Powerball jackpots ever. 

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Rhode Island state lottery officials say the jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing has climbed to $320 million, making it the game’s 4th largest jackpot.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/15/2012

Cantor Gaming Combines Fantasy Football and Gambling reported just the other day on how Web-based sportsbooks such as Northbet were starting to enter the Fantasy Football fray.  Now comes word that gambling giant Cantor Gaming will be offering its own Fantasy Football variant.

And, yes, there is gambling involved. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/15/2012

Record Bad Beat Jackpot Paid Out by Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City

A bad beat jackpot spread out across five different Atlantic City casinos paid out around $800,000 to 411 poker players Monday, the largest amount in two years since inception of the bad beat jackpot concept.  Caesars Entertainment offered the jackpots. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/15/2012

Jerry’s Nugget Casino Files for Bankruptcy

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Associated Press) - A casino that's been a fixture in North Las Vegas since it opened in 1964 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Jerry's Nugget casino filed papers Monday after efforts to restructure its debt fell through. Chapter 11 protection allows the business to continue operating while coming up with a reorganization plan.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2012

Australia Sport Welcomes Proposed Fixing Laws

SYDNEY (Associated Press) Australia's major sporting organizations have thrown their support behind proposed new laws that include penalties of up to 10 years in prison for sports corruption and match-fixing.

The Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports which includes football, cricket, both rugby codes, tennis and Australian Rules football said Tuesday it commends plans by the New South Wales state government to introduce the Crimes Amendment (Cheating at Gambling) Bill 2012.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2012

Record Breaking £80-100 Million Bet on London Olympics

The final tallies are out and the big winners at this year’s London Olympics was not the athletes but rather the online bookmakers. 

An estimated £80-100 Million is believed to have been wagered on the London Olympics, according to Sporting Index.   Initial forecasts called for somewhere between £20-£40m.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/14/2012

Nevada Regulators Investigating Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Corp re Bribery Charges

Nevada gaming regulators are reportedly looking into whether Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp broke stringent bribery laws through its dealings in the Asian gambling Mecca of Macau. 


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/13/2012

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Three Casinos Fight for Adele With Potential of £400,000 a Night Payout

Three Casinos Fight for Adele With Potential of £400,000 a Night Payout

Recording artist Adele is being courted by three big Vegas Strip casinos: MGM, the Venetian and Caesars Resorts with what is being called the “biggest deals ever put together”. 

Naked Man Gunned Down at Casino Identified

Naked Man Gunned Down at Casino Identified

Authorities are identifying a 57-year-old Arizona man who died and the Las Vegas police officer who shot him

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