Gambling

BetOnline.ag Investors Acquire Majority Ownership of SportsBetting.ag

A group of investors, consisting of shareholders from BetOnline.ag, are excited to announce a sizeable investment into online gaming site SportsBetting.ag.

With the transition come significant improvements to the SportsBetting.ag brand; including bigger bonuses, faster software, better odds and most importantly – reliable payouts.

A representative from SportsBetting.ag touched upon the upgrades:

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/25/2012

The Ramifications of Legalized Online Poker in Delaware Could Prove Significant

On the surface, the potential for legalized online poker in The First State of Delaware doesn’t look like it will have much of an impact.  After all, Delaware barely has a population of 800,000.  Unless there’s highway construction, it only takes a few blinks of the eye before one is in and out of Delaware driving along I-95 between New Jersey and Maryland/Washington, DC.  Be sure to FOLLOW GAMBLING911.COM ON TWITTER as we will be monitoring developments on the Delaware front through

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jun/23/2012

Nevada Gives Final Approval to William Hill, Others

The Nevada Gaming Commission has officially granted licenses to William Hill, Bally Technologies and International Game Technology to operate online gambling and, in the case of Hill, sports betting operations within the Silver State.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/22/2012

Delaware Online Gambling: Only Church Groups, Harness Racing Interests Stand in Way

Delaware appears to have little opposition in its attempt to pass a measure legalizing online gambling, including Web poker, in the state.  Delaware is the first state to openly express an interest in forming state compacts.  Both Rhode Island and West Virginia have been mentioned at the onset. 

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/21/2012

Intertops.com Stops Accepting New US Players Unless Invited

While no official statement has been released by Intertops.com, the oldest online gambling site in the world has stopped accepting new US registrants for the time being in all spaces unless invited by other players.  This includes sports betting, poker and its online casino. 

The decision appears to have been made without much notice as only yesterday the following tweet was made by Intertops:

Intertops ‏@Intertops

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/20/2012

Nevada Plans to Roll Out Lowest Online Poker Licensing Fees (Video)

SBR analyst Natalie Rydstrom discusses the recent International iGaming News reporting on Nevada beginning to license online poker rooms and Spain's list of "approved operators". 

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Las Vegas casinos are planning to offer the lowest igaming licensing fees in the US.  We are talking just $500,000 for Year One and $250,000 per year to renew.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/20/2012

Fertitta Interactive LLC to Release its Real Money Online Poker Site Ultimate Poker

Fertitta Entertainment, owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, have announced they are ready to unveil their “real money” and social gaming online poker site, Ultimate Poker, by week’s end.

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But there’s a catch.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/20/2012

Intertops Stops Accepting New US Players

Intertops.com, which recently became part of the newly branded Revolution Network, has stopped taking new US customers at this time.

Details of this decision were not immediately known.

Upon attempting to sign up from within the United States, the following message appears.

Thank you for your interest in Intertops! Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new customers from your country or region at this time.If you believe you received this message in error please contact our customer support team.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/20/2012

Alleged Connecticut Gambling Boss Denied Bond

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — (Associated Press) - A federal magistrate judge in Connecticut has temporarily denied bond to the reputed boss of illegal gambling rings in southwestern Connecticut allegedly connected to the Gambino crime family.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/19/2012

Gambling News: California Online Poker, Frankel World Domination, Latest Euro 2012 Odds

Gambling911.com has a ton of gambling news on tap for Tuesday, June 19, 2012 with a look at the opening day of the Royal Ascot and Frankel’s amazing feat, an update on what is not happening in the world of online poker in California and much, much more….

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Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/19/2012

New Jersey Online Poker Bill Going for Vote Today

A bill to legalize online poker and casinos in New Jersey will be heading for an Assembly vote a la the Appropriations Committee at 12:30 pm EST today (Monday June 18, 2012).

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/18/2012

Police Arrest 6 in Alleged Female Gambling Ring

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Police have arrested six women on gambling-related charges after officers broke up a gambling operation based out of at least two homes in a quiet suburban Atlanta neighborhood.

Gwinnett County police tell WSB-TV they got an anonymous tip from someone who was upset about the amount their spouse was gambling at one of the homes. When officers arrived, they discovered gambling machines.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/17/2012

Gambling News: Ylon Schwartz Enjoys More WSOP Success and First Bracelet

Ylon Schwartz has just won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at Event #27:  $1,500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E..  Schwartz was best known for making the final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker, finishing in 4th place and taking home nearly $3.8 million.  He also briefly dated Gambling911.com reporter Jenny Woo.

NBA Finals Game 3 odds and the latest odds to win the Euro 2012 are also covered below.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jun/16/2012

Blue Monday Online Gambling Defendant Must Pay $100 Fine

On June 8, 2012, software professional David Parchomchuk appeared in Maryland Court to face charges stemming from last year's Blue Monday indictments. He accepted a DOJ plea bargain which saw him plead guilty to conspiracy to conduct an illegal gambling business for which Judge Catherine Blake fined Parchomchuk $100, along with 2 years of unsupervised probation. Prior charges of money laundering were dropped by the DOJ. 



Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2012

Pinnacle Entertainment Acquires Heartland Poker Tour

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - Casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. is buying the owners of a televised poker tournament, the Heartland Poker Tour, so it can work the poker matches more closely into its casinos and expand the tournament.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/15/2012

Internet Gambling to be Approved State by State Over Next Two Years Predict Panelists

(Associated Press) - The U.S. Congress is too badly divided to act on Internet gambling, so individual states will start approving it on their own within the next two years, panelists at a major casino conference predicted Thursday.

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Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2012

Grand Prix 2012 Crescent Street – Camasino.com not Rattled by Student Protests

The Grand Prix in Montreal was surely an interesting one!  The students protested every night on Crescent Street where all the action was for fans that came in from every corner of the world. 

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Camasino.com was one of this year’s sponsors and despite the all the turmoil the fans and the Camasino Girls had a great time.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/14/2012

Online Gambling Site BetED.com Software Programmer Sentenced

A software programmer with the now defunct online gambling website BetED.com have been sentenced. 

Darren Wright and David Parchomchuk were caught up in a sting operation run by the US Attorney’s Office out of Maryland in May of last year.  Agents with that office set up a phone payment processing company and transferred millions of dollars in funds on behalf of BetED.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/14/2012

PokerStars.es Debuts in Number 9 Position

Just as Revolution Gaming, Microgaming and the Merge Gaming Network had been fighting for the coveted number 9 position of most trafficked online poker networks, along comes PokerStars.es.

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The Spain licensed online poker rooms/networks will now be counted separately following that nation’s new regulations. 

888Poker.es bragged of being number two in the market but rank all the way down at number 27 worldwide.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/14/2012

Connecticut Gambling Ring Busted

NEW HAVEN — (Associated Press) -  Federal prosecutors say twenty people have been charged with crimes related to alleged involvement in illegal Internet sports bookmaking and card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden.

The U.S. Attorney’s office for Connecticut says the defendants include alleged associates of the Gambino crime family.



Submitted by Guest on, Jun/13/2012

World Exclusive: Former PA Governor Ed Rendell Tells Gambling911 State Should Add Sports Betting

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who brought casinos to the Keystone State in 2004, says the state should now allow its eight casinos to offer sports betting.

Rendell, who served as Pennsylvania governor from 2003-2011, made the comments Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Gambling911.com.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jun/13/2012

The First State Delaware Wants to Lead the Way in US Online Poker Market

Delaware was the first state to join the union in the US and now they are looking to become the first state to offer online poker via multi-state compacts.  On Tuesday, they moved one step closer to that reality.

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The state House on Tuesday approved a bill authorizing online betting in Delaware and more venues for sports wagering and other gambling.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/13/2012

OnGame Gets Serious Foothold in Nevada Online Poker Market

Aristocrat Technologies and Bally Technologies have combined forces with Shuffle Master in an effort to gain a foothold in the lucrative US online poker market, via Nevada.  The beneficiary of this arrangement will no doubt be Ongame poker.  Its software platform is being utilized as part of the deal
 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/13/2012

California Dreaming: Internet Poker Bill Dead in the Water

Sen. Rod Wright yanked his Internet poker bill from a committee agenda just prior to its scheduled vote on Tuesday in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. 

 

That bill has been sinking since it set sail requiring numerous amendments in an effort to please the state’s powerful Tribal casinos. 

From the Sacramento Bee

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/12/2012

Wynn Resorts Applies for Nevada Online Poker License: In Talks With Zynga

Wynn Resorts has applied for an online poker license in the state of Nevada this week, possibly signaling the entry of Zynga into the real money poker arena in the United States.

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Wynn had entered into a partnership with PokerStars just weeks before that company was indicted by the US Justice Department last year.  It immediately pulled out of that arrangement.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/11/2012

William Hill Finally Receives Approval to Operate in Nevada

After an excruciating process, the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker William Hill has finally gained access into the US market after Nevada regulators approved its application to run a handful of sports betting enterprises. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/09/2012

Bally Technologies Becomes Nevada’s First Licensed Online Poker Site: Will Hill Still Shut Out

Bally Technologies, which earlier in the year partnered up with France online poker venture Chili Gaming, has been granted the first license to operate a Web poker site by the state of Nevada.  For now the fee is $125,000 but could be reduced at a later date. 

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/06/2012

Sid Rosenberg’s New Gig: No Room for Error

Zero.  That’s the number of chances radio sports commentator Sid Rosenberg has if he f***s up again.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/06/2012

Everleaf Gaming Attempts to Pay Back US Players Not Genuine Claims Processor

A payment processor is claiming that the Everleaf Gaming Network was offered the opportunity to pay back US players but declined to do so. 

Chuck Kidd, head of Costa Rica-based PICCLUB, an online payment processor, told PokerFuse.com he offered to facilitate payment to US customers through his company but that they refused

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/06/2012

William Hill Shuts Down Australia Website: May be Trying to Appease Nevada Regulators

England’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, has shut down its Australian website this week as a means of protecting its pending application for a Nevada Gaming license.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/06/2012

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Macau Eases Gambling Crackdown Concerns After Casino Shares Plummet

Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, moved on Friday to clarify it had not tightened daily cash withdrawal limits for Chinese gamblers

Oulala clinches the Best Fantasy Sports Product Award

Oulala.com, the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider, won the award for 'Best Fantasy Sports Product' at SBC Awards ceremony in London.