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666 Number of the Devil Proves Lucky Number for New York Jets, Tim Tebow

Last night’s Monday Night Football game was the 666th and this fact was not lost by the devoutly religious Tim Tebow, backup quarterback of the New York Jets. 

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Prior to his team hosting the Houston Texans Monday night, Tebow tweeted about this little known factoid. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/09/2012

Court Orders Online Casino to Pay Back $1 Million

An Austrian High Court has ordered that an online casino based out of Malta to pay back $1 million euro in losses to a gambler after ruling the website did not have a proper license to operate. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/08/2012

Alabama Casino Developer Gets Delay in Reporting to Prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — (Associated Press) - A federal judge has pushed back the date Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley has to report to prison to allow him more time to recover from surgery.

Gilley was supposed to report to prison Tuesday. Gilley's attorneys had requested an extension that would stretch past Christmas. The U.S. Justice Department said it was fine with extending the reporting deadline to Nov. 5 to allow Gilley to be treated at his own expense rather than Bureau of Prisons. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson approved that date Friday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/06/2012

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty in Philadelphia Mob Case

PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in a Philadelphia mob case to charges he participated in an illegal gambling and health benefits conspiracy.

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Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Caldwell, N.J., resident Louis Fazzini pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving illegal gambling and theft from an employee benefit plan.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/05/2012

Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos Approved for Internet Poker in Nevada

The Nevada Gaming Board has temporarily approved applications filed by Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos to operate online poker rooms within the Silver State.

The Nevada Gaming Commission will take up the matter Oct. 18 to determine final long-term approval.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/04/2012

Three Footballers Charged With Suspicious Horse Betting Activity

LONDON (Reuters) - Three footballers have been charged with serious rule breaches after an investigation into suspicious betting activity by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the governing body said on Thursday.

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Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/04/2012

Macau September Gambling Revenue Disappoints

Farah Master, Reuters News

(Reuters) - Gambling revenue in Macau rose a weaker-than-expected 12.3 percent in September, indicating China's slowing economy is increasingly hurting the appetite of wealthy mainland gamblers to place bets in the world's largest casino market.

September's revenue at 23.87 billion patacas, announced by the Macau government on Thursday, was the second weakest revenue figure this year.

Submitted by Reuters on, Oct/04/2012

O'Malley Denounces Anti-Gambling Ads as 'Hogwash'

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – (Associated Press) - Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday fired back against television advertisements opposing the state's proposed gambling expansion, contending the casino company behind them is simply trying to protect its large operation in West Virginia from losing Maryland gamblers.

"It's a bunch of West Virginia casino hooey," the governor said.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/03/2012

Sports Leagues Call NJ Sports Betting Law Hypocritical

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY - (Associated Press) - The major professional sports leagues and the NCAA say New Jersey's proposed sports betting law is hypocritical because it prohibits gambling on New Jersey college games yet allows it on all other college and pro contests.

The NCAA, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League are collectively suing to block New Jersey's sports betting law from taking effect; the state says it could take bets as soon as December.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/03/2012

NFL About-Face on Gambling as Redskins Push Maryland Residents to Support Casino

The National Football League may hate gambling but that hasn’t stopped one of its storied franchises, the Washington Redskins, from throwing their support behind a controversial casino expansion in their home state of Maryland.

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Yeah it’s true. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/02/2012

Online Gambling Regulation in US Unlikely by Year’s End

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Oct/02/2012

Packers-Seahawks Botched Call Nets Canadian Gambler $725,000

At first it appeared as if only Seattle came away a winner from last week’s Monday Night Football Packers-Seahawks botched call by referees in the final second of play.  Gamblers and bookmakers all seemed to come out on the losing end with some bookies refunding Green Bay bets.  Others got a bad rap for not doing so.  Hundreds of millions of dollars were shifted as a result of that one call. 

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/02/2012

PaySafe Card Official Sponsor of European Poker Tour Season 9

LONDON, UK – The leading internet prepaid payment solution, paysafecard, will be the official payment provider sponsor of the European Poker Tour Season 9, EPT President Edgar Stuchly announced today.

The sponsorship will see paysafecard branding in and around the tournament area at events during Season 9 starting at EPT Sanremo, and players who use paysafecard to make a deposit into their PokerStars account will be eligible to play in a series of exclusive EPT- themed freerolls.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/02/2012

WMS Launches Play4FunNetwork Online Gambling Platform

WAUKEGAN, Ill.—(Business Wire) – WMS Industries Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Williams Interactive LLC, recently launched a first-of-its-kind, white-labeled B2B suite of interactive products and services through the Williams Interactive™Play4Fun Network platform with the Meskwaki Bingo Casino in Tama, Iowa.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/02/2012

Witness in OK Gambling Case Attacked, Suffered Concussion and Black Eye

A witness in a high profile Oklahoma City gambling case was attacked back in July, according to his lawyer.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/01/2012

Bwin.Party Confirms Sale of Ongame to Amaya

As was reported over the past week and now confirmed by Bwin.party, the world’s largest online gambling firm, Ongame has been acquired by Canadian company Amaya Gaming for  €15m in cash.

Amaya will pay a further €10m depending on progress made in the US on regulating online gambling, according to the Financial Times of London. 

A previous deal for Las Vegas-based ShuffleMaster to purchase Ongame earlier in the year for an initial €19.5m, plus a potential further €10m, eventually fell through. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/01/2012

NYRA Faces Big Week as Cuomo Takes Over Board

ALBANY, N.Y. — (Associated Press) - After a nearly 60-year run of controlling the state’s thoroughbred racing that featured historic champions and classic races — as well as countless scandals and bankruptcy — the New York Racing Association is at a crossroad.

NYRA will soon be reconstituted under the temporary control of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a move that will likely remake the future of racing and gambling in New York.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/27/2012

Attorney: NY Casino Bus Driver Alert Before Fatal Crash That Killed 15

NEW YORK — (Associated Press) - A casino bus driver had enough sleep before a New York City crash that killed 15 passengers, his attorney said Thursday while arriving for the start of his client's manslaughter trial.

Ophadell Williams pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the March 12, 2011, accident after prosecutors said he was seriously sleep-deprived but drove anyway.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/27/2012

Alabama Casino Lobbyist Gets Probation

MONTGOMERY – (Associated Press) -  The first person to plead guilty in Alabama’s gambling corruption investigation was sentenced to probation Tuesday for helping bring down two bigger players in a bribery scheme designed to keep electronic bingo casinos operating.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/27/2012

D Las Vegas Casino Refunds Packers-Seahawks Bets: Other Sportsbooks Not Thrilled

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - A Las Vegas casino took an unusual step Wednesday and offered refunds to gamblers who lost money when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial touchdown at the end of Monday night's game.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/26/2012

3G Studios Prepares for Online Poker in US: An Interview With CEO James Kosta

3G Studios is the first video game company to apply for an online poker license in the state of Nevada, where real money web gambling is set to launch in the coming months.

Gambling911.com’s Payton O’Brien had the opportunity to interview 3G Studios founder and CEO James Kosta to discuss what the future may hold for his company.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/26/2012

Carbon Atil Gets Kudos From Poker Affiliate World as ChipSplit.com Continues to Excel

When it comes to online gambling affiliate marketing, Gambling911.com has always placed on a pedestal the likes of Marty Davis (now with WagerWeb.com), Erin Argue (now with GTBets.com) and of course Simon Eaton of BetOnline.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2012

Alabama Casino Lobbyist Jennifer Pouncy to be Sentenced Today

A casino lobbyist who admitted to bribing Alabama officials as part of a “vote selling” scheme will be sentenced in Montgomery today. 

The one time Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jennifer Pouncy is hoping to receive probation although prosecutors are recommending two years in prison.  She faces five years for her conspiracy plea.

Country Crossing Casino developer Ronnie Gilley has already been sentenced to prison more than five years in prison for his role in the scheme.  Gilley's lobbyist, Jarrod Massey, received the same sentence. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/26/2012

Former US President Clinton Makes $100 Ryder Cup Bet

It may be illegal to bet on sports anywhere in the US except for the state of Nevada but don’t tell that to former US President Bill Clinton.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/25/2012

Blown Call Caused $1 Billion to Change Hands in Sports Betting

LAS VEGAS (CBS /Associated Press) — A top oddsmaker believes last night’s controversial blown call was worth a billion dollars in sports betting.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/25/2012

Sportsbook Refunds All Green Bay Packers Bets (Video)

Following last nights final second controversial call that witnessed Seattle win against Green Bay, though video clearly showed the Packers had an interception, popular online bookmaker Sportsbook.com (.ag) has decided to refund all Packers bets. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/25/2012

Most New Jersey Residents Don’t Want Gambling in State Beyond Atlantic City

(Associated Press) - Most New Jerseyans oppose expanding casino gambling beyond Atlantic City, and also oppose granting state tax breaks to casino companies, according to a poll released Monday.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll shows 56 percent of voters surveyed are opposed to casinos anywhere else but in Atlantic City. Thirty-five percent say casinos should be added elsewhere in the state.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/25/2012

Slain Woman’s Husband One of Those Charged in Oklahoma City High Stakes Poker Case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The husband of a slain Oklahoma City woman is one of nine people accused of running an illegal gambling operation that included high-stakes poker games, U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats said Monday.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/24/2012

81-Count Federal Indictment Unsealed in Oklahoma Gambling, Money Laundering Case

(Source: FBI) - OKLAHOMA CITY—Today, an 81-count federal indictment was unsealed charging 10 defendants with crimes involving an illegal gambling operation and the money laundering of proceeds derived from that operation, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma; Jim Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Andrea D. Whelan, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation.

The defendants charged in this indictment are:

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/24/2012

Efforts to Improve Atlantic City Starting to Pay Off

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – (Associated Press) - New Jersey officials say a wide-ranging effort to improve Atlantic City is starting to pay off, from new private investment in non-casino attractions to a $20 million advertising campaign that's beginning to change negative perceptions about the seaside gambling resort.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/24/2012

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