Gambling

Italy has a Billion Dollar Gambling Epidemic

The Daily Beast on Monday reported that the nation of Italy has a billion dollar gambling epidemic, no doubt fueled by the recent explosion of regulated Internet poker.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/28/2013

Don’t Call It Piracy: Antigua to Begin Copyright-Free US Media Downloads

The tiny Caribbean island of Antigua is set to begin selling copyright-free US movies, DVDs, CDs, games, software a more beginning this coming Monday January 28, 2013. 

The move is in response to the USA’s failure to adhere to a World Trade Organization ruling made several years ago in regard to online gambling.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/25/2013

New Sports Betting Film ‘Life On The Line’ Free Screening at LVH (Video)

A new documentary film about sports betting is set to debut nationwide Sunday.  ‘Life On The Line’ will be shown as part of a free screening Saturday January 26, 2013 (that’s tomorrow if you are catching this piece from the Gambling911.com home page) at the LVH Sportsbook’s 1500-seat showroom (5 pm Vegas time). 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/25/2013

Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian Macau Sues Two Gamblers for $4.5 Mil Over Debts

HONG KONG — (Associated Press) - U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s flagship Macau casino is suing two mainland Chinese high rollers over debts worth millions in a case that provides a rare glimpse into the VIP culture that powers the gambling enclave.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/25/2013

Chaos at Philly Mob Trial But Jury Resumes Deliberations

PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) — A jury weighing mob racketeering charges in Philadelphia is back at work after a chaotic week in which two jurors were replaced and a foreman quit the post.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/24/2013

Wells Fargo Analysts: Online Gaming Bill Could Save Atlantic City

Could Be a Positive Catalyst for BORGATA, BYD & CZR

Maintaining Existing Recommendations

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/24/2013

Paddy Power Projects Slot Machine on Milan Stock Exchange

(Reuters) - Irish bookmaker Paddy Power , known for its provocative advertising and innovative gambling products, projected a slot machine on the Milan stock exchange on Wednesday to promote its expansion in the growing online Italian gambling market.

The Dublin-based group said it aims to become one of the top five online bookmakers this year in the growing Italian market, dominated by local operators Lottomatica, privately owned Sisal, and Snai.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jan/24/2013

German Federal Court Suspends Internet Gambling Case

The German Federal Court set down a ruling on Thursday suspending its decision related to the legality of its State Treaty of Gaming. 

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The current online gambling treaty only allows for 20 licensed operators. 

Opposition groups and gaming firms have argued that the German restrictions fail to adhere to European Union trade laws.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/24/2013

Bitcoin Casino SatoshiDice Results Raise Eyebrows in Online Gambling Sector

The numbers don’t lie.  Bitcoin casino SatoshiDice, based out of Dublin, Ireland, has recorded a daily profit of ฿135.96 (£1,527) per day, and those numbers continue to grow as more and more Web gamblers become acquainted with the alternative anonymous online currency.    

Not only is Bitcoin a sort of niche currency, SatoshiDice itself falls into the niche category, making these numbers all the more impressive.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/23/2013

Cake Poker Introduces Cake Dice: Will Launch With Games Cee-Lo and 1-4-24

Popular online gaming site, Cake Poker (CakePoker.eu) is introducing Cake Dice, the latest addition to Cake’s growing menu of gaming options including Poker, Casino, Tournament Blackjack, WAR and Russian Roulette. Cake Dice will launch with popular games, Cee-lo and 1-4-24.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/23/2013

Atlantic City Casino Billionaire Owner Tilman Fertitta Fined for Gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –  (Associated Press) - The Texas billionaire who owns Golden Nugget Atlantic City casino has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine.

New Jersey regulators cited Tilman Fertitta for playing blackjack at two Atlantic City casinos last year. That violates a law that bars holders of a key casino employee license from gambling in Atlantic City.

Golden Nugget general manager Tom Pohlman tells the Press of Atlantic City Fertitta feels bad because he didn't know about the ban. Pohlman says Fertitta can gamble in Nevada except at his own casino.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/23/2013

Christie Speaks on Feds Immersing Themselves in NJ Sports Betting Lawsuit

Following news that the Feds will be joining a suit filed by the professional sports leagues and NCAA to prevent legalized sports betting in the state of New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie reacted late Tuesday evening.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/23/2013

Why Legalized Internet Gambling in New Jersey Will Help Boost Atlantic City

On Tuesday night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed his concerns over legalized Internet gambling in the state, primarily will Web casinos and poker rooms keep gamblers from going to Atlantic City?

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/23/2013

Mississippi Exploring Legalized Online Gambling Once Again

One of the least likely states, conservative Mississippi, is once again exploring options to legalize online gambling.

Mississippi considered seriously flawed legislation last year that called for – among other things – allowing cash and credit as deposits with little oversight and the confiscation of inactive funds by the state. 

An almost identical bill is being re-introduced by state Rep. Bobby Moak.  He once again asserts that legalized online gambling in the state would result in countless numbers of jobs created.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/23/2013

Bitcoin Online Casinos Report Impressive Results: Triple Digit Growth

SatoshiDice.com, the largest bitcoin online casino in terms of overall volume, has reported impressive earnings on the year.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/22/2013

Judge Rejects Lawsuit in Opposition to Expanding Gambling in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md.— (Associated Press) - A Maryland judge has rejected a lawsuit seeking to overturn gambling expansion in Maryland.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth released his decision on Tuesday.

Opponents to the ballot question to allow table games like blackjack and a casino in Prince George’s County contended that a majority of registered voters in the state would need to approve the proposal, not just a majority of people who voted on the ballot question in November.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/22/2013

IMEGA Issues Statement on Justice Department Joining NJ Sports Betting Suit

On Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice filed notice that it is joining the professional sports leagues' and NCAA’s effort to stop New Jersey from instituting sports gambling, thus stacking the deck against the Garden State…or maybe not.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2013

Chris Christie Expresses Concerns Over Legalized Internet Gambling in NJ

Answering a question as to whether he will sign an Internet gambling bill into law by early February, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expressed apprehension.

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Christie took questions live Tuesday night during an “Ask The Governor” session.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2013

Feds Join Leagues in New Jersey Sports Betting Suit

NEWARK, N.J. — (Associated Press) - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed notice that it is joining sports leagues' effort to stop New Jersey from instituting sports gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/22/2013

New York State Governor Cuomo Likely to Discuss Gambling Expansion

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to detail his budget proposals for the state's 2013-2014 fiscal year beginning April 1.

He's expected to propose about $132 billion in spending and attack a deficit of at least $1 billion as the state deals with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy and tax collections lagging behind projections.

His afternoon address in Albany on Tuesday will include plans to pay for initiatives he outlined in his state of the state speech earlier this month, notably in education and economic development.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/22/2013

6 Deck Blackjack Online - Mobile Casino

6 Deck Blackjack online is now available at the BetDSI.com new mobile casino where you get instant games, cash back rewards and no house advantage on live Blackjack tournaments.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/21/2013

Indiana Casinos on Decline: Lawmakers Look for Remedies

INDIANAPOLIS — (Associated Press) - Indiana lawmakers are proposing to cut riverboat casino taxes and allow the floating gambling halls to move onto land to help them face growing competition from neighboring states.



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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/21/2013

Live Dealer Casino Online: Vera&John Adds Bodog Gaming Supplied Platform

Online casino and slots specialist Vera&John are adding a Live Dealer Casino to their huge range of table games and slots, supplied by Bodog Gaming, which includes Baccarat, Sic Bo, Roulette and Dragon Tiger.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/21/2013

IGT CEO Patti Hart Fighting to Stay in Control

Will Patty Hart Lose Her Ability To Serve on IGT’s Board?

In further news about the International Game Technology (IGT) proxy fight which was initiated by the New York based Ader investment group, Gambling911 has exclusively learned that IGT CEO Patti Hart may lose her ability to serve on the board of a publicly traded gaming company due to statements she swore to be accurate on gaming applications that have now come into question.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/20/2013

Interstate Online Poker in the US: Nevada Governor Sandoval’s Plea

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval wants to pass legislation that would permit Interstate online poker through the formation of compacts. 

He insisted Nevada lawmakers should move forward quickly and that the Nevada Gaming Control Board create a measure eliminating Nevada's statutory barriers to interstate online poker.

"Other states are moving quickly on this issue, and I ask you to pass a bill within 30 days," he said.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/19/2013

Manti Te’o Should be ‘First Round Pick’ Predicts Oddsmaker

BetOnline Head Linesmaker Dave Mason advised Gambling911.com that Manti Te’o 2013 NFL Draft odds were getting decent action on both sides.  He was still a -200 favorite to be selected first and would pay closer to 2/1 odds if he is not

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/18/2013

IGT CEO Patti Hart Under Intense Fire in Proxy Fight

Vince Martin of CalvinAyre.com on Friday published a report detailing the many concerns over IGT CEO Patti Hart and the proxy fight initiated by Ader Investment Management last week.   A proxy fight is a means of removing and installing new directors.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/18/2013

M88 Site Named in Gambling Bust

Seven individuals have been arrested for their connection to a Vietnamese sports betting ring said to have taken in US$48 million.

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Those arrested early January 17, 2012 include Nguyen Le Sang, 37; Nguyen Le Giang, 50; Le Van Hai, 25; Nguyen Thai Ngan, 22; Pham Thi Kim Loan, 41; Cu Huy Giap and Nguyen Anh Thai. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2013

BTCSportsBet.com: The Future of BitCoin Sports Betting is Now

BitCoin, the anonymous online payment solution, is starting to make waves with the recent $510k investment into payment solutions company BitPay.  This is likely to further drive business towards BTCSportsBet.com, one of the few online sportsbooks currently accepting BitCoins.   They have nearly 8000 followers on Twitter.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/17/2013

BitPay the New PayPal and a Potential Boost for Internet Gambling

With the news that BitPay, a payment solutions company, announced a large investment by a group of well-known tech investors, the online currency BitCoins are looking more and more like an attractive option for depositing and withdrawing funds onto Internet gambling sites in the very near future.

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Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/17/2013

Breaking News

Ex-Dean Foods Chairman With Ties to Billy Walters Gets 2 Years in Prison in Fraud Case

Ex-Dean Foods Chairman With Ties to Billy Walters Gets 2 Years in Prison in Fraud Case

A former Dean Foods chairman who admitted feeding inside information to an influential Las Vegas gambler has been sentenced in New York to two years in prison.

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